Sep 5 - 6, 2012

"GTC East, New York State government's premier conference on technology and innovation is transforming itself. Not to be outdone by our State's IT transformation initiatives, GTC East is introducing a new format and venue for the annual technology event. GTC East provides a unique opportunity for State's IT talents to engage colleagues, industry thought leaders, and top-tier companies to help advance the New York State technology capability. Much like the annual CIO Academy, GTC East will be a strategic, focused event and an incubator for sharing knowledge and brainstorming new ideas. Please join us and re-imagine how IT can help deliver better services to our fellow New Yorkers."

- Dan Chan, Acting Chief Information Officer, State of New York

Speaker Profile

Theresa Pardo

Director, Center for Technology in Government

Dr. Theresa Pardo is a globally recognized expert on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation and transformational government. Dr. Pardo serves as director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Under her leadership the Center works closely with government, civil society and industry teams to carry out applied research and problem solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, and technology in the governmental context. The Center has recognized expertise in the areas of information and knowledge sharing, open government and open data, e-government, social media policy, and mobile technologies and human services delivery, among others, and works with governments at all levels and around the world.

The Center's thought leadership and problem solving projects have been funded by U.S. federal agencies such as: the National Science Foundation; Department of Justice; the Library of Congress; the Social Security Administration; and the National Archives and Records Administration; the Governments of Moldova, Turkey, and Portugal; international organizations such as the United Nations; the World Bank; corporations including SAP, AT&T and Microsoft; and numerous New York State and local government agencies. The Center is a 1995 winner of the Innovations in American Government Award.

Dr. Pardo is president-elect of the Digital Government Society of North America (DGS), a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners engaged in and committed to democratic digital government. She also serves on a number of national and international advisory and editorial boards, such as the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at Centro de Investigaci?n y Docencia Econ?micas (CIDE) in Mexico City, The NYS Forum, and Government Information Quarterly. She is a Senior Adviser to the Informatization Research Institution, State Information Center, P.R. China and a member of the Executive Council for Information Management & Technology for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She has twice served as a jury panel member for Oman's Sultan Qaboos Excellence in E-government Award. Working in collaboration with colleagues from around the world and across sectors, Dr. Pardo has published over 120 articles, research reports, practice guidance documents, book chapters and case studies on topics such as open government and open data, smart cities, information sharing and integration, scientific data sharing, IT governance, and leadership and collaboration, among others. She also holds two research associate professor appointments at the University at Albany, the first in Public Administration and Policy and the second in Informatics.


Wednesday Sep. 5 10:45AM

IT Governance

New York State Leaders in the IT Transformation Program will present specifics on the envisioned structure and process for IT Investment Governance across the enterprise.... more