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CTG UAlbany Celebrates 25 Years of Advancing Government Innovation

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government, which conducts world-class research on the role of technology in public policy and management, is changing its name to CTG UAlbany.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2018) – One of the leading voices driving government innovation is celebrating an important milestone while taking on a new moniker.

The University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government, which conducts world-class research on the role of technology in public policy and management, is changing its name to CTG UAlbany.

The center was founded in 1993 as a research center to pursue new ways to use technology to address practical problems of information management and service delivery in government. The center was reclassified as a research institute by the University at Albany’s Council for Research in late 2017.

“This is an exciting time for all of us. The new designation as an institute presents opportunities to advance our research, to expand and deepen our collaborations and to increase our impact,” CTG UAlbany Director Theresa Pardo said. “Even with our new title, what is not changing, what continues to drive us, is our dedication to creating public value through sustainable innovations in technology, policy and management.”

CTG Meeting from the 1990s led by Center Director Sharon Dawes
Sharon Dawes, founding director of CTG from 1993 to 2007, shown instructing at a whiteboard, began the center's quest to show how technology could be used to address practical problems of information management and service delivery in government.

As it embarks on this new phase, the institute will continue its work with domestic and international applied researchers in exploring the societal benefits of new and emerging technologies and incorporate what it learns into the classroom and programs for government leaders.

CTG UAlbany will also continue to partner with local, state, federal, and international government bodies as a trusted advisor in the design and deployment of innovative approaches to data and technology-related public policy and governance.

Academically, CTG UAlbany develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, while also involving students in applied research projects through assistantships and internships. CTG UAlbany staff have guided dozens of master's and doctoral students through their degree programs.

Some of the Institute’s recent work has advanced research and practice in open data visualizations, smart cities, data strategy and management, shared services and regional information sharing networks.

As part of its commitment to translating cutting edge research to practice, CTG UAlbany shares its expertise with governments and the research community through training, advising, and leadership roles in academic conferences and journals.

RSVP for October 30 reception at 3:30 p.m. in the University at Albany's University Hall.

Learn more about CTG UAlbany’s 25 Years of innovation in government.

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