Donna Canestraro

Expert on systems/data integration, information architecture

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Donna Canestraro

Program Director
University at Albany
Department: Center for Technology in Government

Systems/data integration; business process analysis; information architecture

Campus phone: 442-3892
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Donna Canestraro provides management and technology support for projects at the Center for Technology in Government. Her current work focuses on the policy, management and technology issues related to inter- and intra-organizational information integration, enterprise IT Governance, and business process analysis.

Canestraro brings more than 25 years of professional experience in project management, education, and information technology to CTG’s partnership projects. She started at the Center in 1999 and has worked with agency partners on problem definition, process analysis, and business case development. She also participates in defining technology issues, conducting investigations of relevant technologies, managing best practices research, and evaluating organizational, process, and technology solutions for the Center's projects. She is highly experienced in facilitation, group decision conferences, and all facets of collaborative work.

Canestraro also has experience in the fields of education and training, marketing, management, and customer service. Prior to joining CTG she was the program manager of the Computer Training Program at the University at Albany's Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She previously worked at UNISYS Corporation as the solution center manager of the Albany district and State regional product manager, and as a customer service manager at General Electric Company.

Canestraro is also an associate at UAlbany’s Institute for Financial Market Regulation.