The Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany (CTG UAlbany) continues to make an international mark on public innovations.
Overall, representatives from CTG UAlbany will present three research papers, make three poster presentations, and participate in editorial board meetings at the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government (dg.O) at Delft University of Technology’s Aula Conference Centre from May 30-June 1.
“One of the greatest strengths of CTG UAlbany is not just the research that we do – it is robust and detailed, of course – but also the willingness to share our findings and collaborate with other colleagues,” CTG UAlbany Research Director J. Ramon Gil-Garcia. “Every year we bring our knowledge to the conference, but we also learn so much. It is exciting to be part of the discussions and the community.”
The research theme for the conference is “Governance in the Data Age,” and CTG UAlbany follows through with research papers:
Finally, Gil-Garcia will sit in on an Editorial Board Meeting for the journal Government Information Quarterly, which is the top journal in the field of Digital Government. A number of members of CTG UAlbany sit on the journal’s editorial board.
Overall, the dg.O conference was established as a forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), their focus on important and timely topics and the quality of their writing.
“As governments continue to explore digital solutions to pressing public problems it is very important that they are well informed on what technologies can do, and maybe even more importantly, should do,” Gil-Garcia said. “We are happy to share our expertise with anyone interested and we are looking forward to seeing what others have found out as well.”