CTG WebNews May 2017
Investigating the legal ins & outs of innovation

CTG and Albany Law School might sound like they have little in common, except for one major thing: they leverage each other's respective expertise to help local governments better understand the legalities of investing in new technologies. Continue reading...

Can radio technology improve public transportation?

If you ride UAlbany's transportation this semester, you probably didn't realize you are actually helping a  research team determine the effectiveness of a new radio technology that is being considered by cities worldwide as they invest in the Internet of Things.

A team from CTG and the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences is studying ultra-wideband technology, a wireless radio system that uses a small amount of energy to transmit large amounts of data.  Continue reading...

Students spring into innovation
More than a dozen University at Albany students were  busy balancing the usual responsibilities this semester: schoolwork, social life, jobs, and one more thing: helping governments prepare to use new technologies. Here is a roundup of what the 13 did at the Center for Technology in Government this spring..

Register: June & July courses at CTG

Two courses are being offered June 15th and one course is being offered July 11th as part of the Leadership Institute Seasonal Intensive.  

Dynamics of Opening Data - June 15 (full day)
Learn key concepts and open government principles so that you can guide your organization in creating and evolving your open data program to maximize access and use of your agency's data assets. Register here!

Visualizing Your Data: A Program Manager's Perspective - June 15 (half day)
Learn about the importance and impact of data visualizations in your decision process and how to communicate with technical staff in creating the appropriate visualizations for your needs. Register here!

Open Data Policy & Management 101 - July 11 (full day)
This course, taught in partnership with the Center for Open Data Enterprise, will provide an introduction to open data and its applications to help data providers better understand how it can be used. Registration will be open soon - email dcanestr@ctg.albany.edu to reserve a spot.

Leaders unite for one-day event

On June 7th, two global communities will convene for a day to build new partnerships that aim to change the future of research and practice for cities and communities around the world.

The Intelligent Community Forum and the Digital Government Society have joined forces with the help of CTG to... continue reading...

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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.

Meghan Cook to present at Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference
May 30
Montreal,  Québec

Theresa Pardo, Megan Sutherland, Meghan Cook presenting at International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o)
June 7-9, 2017
Staten Island, NY

Mila Gascó presenting papers at PMRC
June 8-10
Washington D.C.

Recent events:

Cook acted as session Chair & moderated sessions at NYSLGITDA Conference
May 16
Saratoga, NY

Donna Canestraro presented session on social media to NYS Association of Legislative Clerks
May 18
Saratoga, NY

Canestraro moderated technology panel at Capital Region Food Summit
April 4
Albany,  NY

Gascó traveled to Budapest for International Research Society for Public Management conference
April 19-21 
Budapest Hungary

Cook convened panel at Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition
April 3
Dubai United Arab Emirates

Cook presented to Capital District Clean Communities Coalition
March 16 
Albany NY
On the Move

Mila GascóAssociate
Research Director and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Associate Professor, was appointed to the Committee of Women Leaders of the Americas. Led and supported by the Organization of American States, the committee aims to inspire women to make relevant changes in the political, social, and corporate fields by using technology as a tool.