March 2011 - Former director Sharon Dawes, now a senior fellow, is named Chair of the Advisory Board for the United Nations University-International Institute for Software Technology. UNU-IIST, located in Macao, is one of the Research and Training Centers of the United Nations University, an independent UN agency.
During my time at CTG I felt very confortably as an academic and in personal terms. Then, I had the feeling of being part of a nice family , at the same time that I found out great academics and helpful people for my research interests. I wish CTG another 25 years of successful collaboration around the Globe, during a period in which emerging and smart technologies will continue driving innovation in society, politics, and government. - Criado Ignacio, Postdoctoral visiting scholar, 2011; Research fellow, since 2016
April 2012 - Published first in 2000 and revised in 2002, "Opening Gateways: A Practical Guide for Designing Information Access Programs" is re-released.
"...develop affordable, manageable, and effective information access programs. Given the changing technological and social environment, the type of planning processes facilitated by this Guide are more relevant than ever..." - April 2012 Opening Gateways guide.
Oct. 2012 - ICEGOV 2012 - With over 360 participants from over 60 countries, the fifth annual Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) was one of the biggest in the history of the Conference.
Established in 2007 by the United Nations University, ICEGOV brings together a unique blend of practitioners, developers and researchers from government, academia, industry, non-governmental organizations from the developed and developing world and UN organizations.
One of the most important moments in the history of CTG UAlbany, to me, was when we hosted ICEGOV in 2012. It put CTG UAlbany in the international spotlight. It was a long way from when I started at CTG. I was tracking and coordinating the printing of many publications of the results from the projects at the time. This was for our showcase every year...creating, printing and mailing of the Annual Report. - Paula Rickert, Assistant Business Manager, CTG UAlbany
April 2013 - J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is named CTG UAlbany's research director following an international search that attracted top candidates in the field of digital government research and practice.
March 2014 - In partnership with the State of New York, CTG UAlbany leads the collaborative workshop, "Shaping Open NY: Visioning a New Transparency Hub." The goal was to develop strategies to take the State’s Open NY program to the next level. Open NY was initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2013 to create, “unprecedented transparency across all levels of government.”
LEFT: Andrew Nicklin, Director, Open NY giving opening remarks at the workshop. RIGHT: Andrew Hoppin, CEO of NUAMS, reporting out from one of the small group brainstorming sessions.