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Meghan leads innovation initiatives that build capability in public sector organizations and agencies throughout the world.
Through a unique and collaborative process, she works side-by-side with international, federal, state and local government leaders to produce new knowledge and actionable results.
With over 18 years of experience working on public sector innovation efforts, she is considered an expert in digital government transformation.
Some of her current and recent projects include:
- leading four Capital Region cities in developing code enforcement data and problem property owner sharing platform for the purposes of fighting blight (funded by the NYS Department of State)
- developing CTG UAlbany's Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool (National Science Foundation)
- leading the US Department of Transportation in an assessment of their agency’s open government portfolio
- assisting the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in a change management planning effort for the deployment of an enterprise system
- leading a World Bank team to launch the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Open Data Initiative and Open Government Readiness Assessment
Meghan has published numerous research and practice articles detailing how organizational capabilities, information policies, management practices, and technology choices intersect to shape government operations and services.
She also serves as a reviewer for journals and conferences and presides in many advisory roles.
She is a speaker and facilitator, who has delivered over 200 thought-leadership and strategy development sessions for government leaders all over the world, including:
- International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government in Krems, Austria
- New York State’s IT Leadership Academy, in Albany
- Major Cities of Europe Smarter Cities Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia
- European Commission’s ePractice Series
- Smart Cities Week in Washington DC
- Port Alegre, Brazil’s Digital Democracy Summit
- Federal Government of Nigeria’s Open Government Launch
- Moscow’s International Conference on Open Government
- Mexico’s Annual Government Innovation Forum