CTG WebNews February 2017
Meghan Cook named affiliate faculty at Albany Law School

The University at Albany partnership with Albany Law School now has one more connection; CTG Program Director Meghan Cook has been named an Affiliate Faculty member at Albany Law. Meghan will teach a UAlbany course in collaboration with an Albany Law professor teaching an Albany Law course. Together, they will share instruction and provide students from both institutions an opportunity to work directly with city officials in Albany and Schenectady to help address the issue of urban blight. Continue reading...
Save the Dates: Spring courses at CTG

Two courses are being offered in May at CTG as part of the CTG Leadership Institute Seasonal Intensive. 

21st Century Leader: Impact & Opportunity
Learn the ways that information strategies and management approaches affect governmental functions, democratic processes, and public programs & what you can do to mitigate challenges.  May 2-3, 2017

Timeless Lessons in Creating Public Value through Data & Technology Innovations: Voices from the Field
Learn to innovate successfully and avoid the pitfalls many of your predecessors have fallen into in this one-day, first-hand inside look into the insights CTG has gathered over more than 23 years.  May 4, 2017

More information & registration link coming soon!
Welcome to our new interns!
CTG is fortunate to have a dozen talented UAlbany students working with us this semester, on projects ranging from cybersecurity, data visualization, itelligent transportation, and more. Pictured here from left to right are undergraduate computer science students  Saad, Haseeb, Zabeah, & Mojtaba.
Governments  are using social media, but what makes them successful?

A study by CTG researchers reveals the factors that make social media successful in Spanish local governments, finding a direct correlation between the government's characteristics and their overall success in using social media.

There are approximately 2.44 billion active social media users worldwide and within the past 15 years, governments have begun to see the value in using it just as much as individuals use it to keep in touch.  Continue reading...
Luna-Reyes awarded IBM grant
We are thrilled to congratulate Luis Luna-Reyes, CTG Research Fellow/Rockefeller College Associate Professor, on being awarded a grant by the  IBM Center for The Business of Government  to produce a report on the efforts of US federal agencies to promote open data, seeking to answer questions about current advancements of government open data policy. Luis' analysis will yield recommendations for the new administration, contributing to the furthering of open data efforts and potential next steps.
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On the Calendar
Upcoming events where CTG staff are presenting. To see more about our participation in these events, visit our website.

Northeast Big Data Hub Annual Workshop
New York City

International Conference on Theory & Practice of E- Governance (ICEGOV)
New Delhi, India

Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Capital Region Food Summit

International Research Society for Public Management Conference
4/19/17 - 4/21/17
Budapest, Hungary

Public Management Research Conference
Washington DC

Recently past events:

New York State Association of Counties Legislative Conference

Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition
Chicago, IL

Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences
Waikoloa Village, HI

In the News
"We, the people (online): e-democracy and the future of government and governance"
Article in Quantumrun
features insights from Faculty Fellow Teresa Harrison.