Practitioner & Researcher Discussion
Dr. Johnathan Reichental, CIO Information Technology Department
City of Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Jonathan Reichental, currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 20-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer and public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics.
William Travis, New York State Health and Human Services Cluster CIO
NYS Information Technology Services (retired)
William E. Travis, Jr. is the retired Human Services Cluster Chief Information Officer (CCIO) for the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) in NYS. As the CCIO, he partnered with the NYS CIO, the NYS Division of Budget, Commissioners and other CCIO’s to develop and complete the NYS IT transformation process. Over the past several years, he has been on various boards both in and out of government and has over 35 years of experience in the Health and Human Services field, with an emphasis in directing large mission-critical initiatives. On April 17, 2013, Bill received an award as he was elected into the NYS IT Leadership Hall of Fame recognizing his outstanding and accomplished leadership in the NYS IT community. In March of 2014 he was selected by Government Magazine and the NYS CIO as NYS IT leader of the year.
Meghan Cook Program Director, Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, State University of New York
Meghan E. Cook, Program Director at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany/SUNY, leads, develops, and manages multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams from the U.S. and around the world in applied research and problem-solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, and technology in the governmental context. Meghan is the program Director for CTG’s Open Government Program and Governing the City Program and has authored numerous articles, papers, and book chapters on these topics, for both academic and practitioner audiences. She is a highly sought speaker and facilitator delivering over 100 thought-leadership presentations for government leaders all over the world.
Karen Mossberger, ASU, Director of SPA
Karen Mossberger is a Professor and the Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. As well as a series editor for Georgetown University Press and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Public Policy, Local Government Studies, and the Journal of Information Technology and Politics. Her research interests include local governance, urban policy, digital inequality, evaluation of broadband programs and e-government. She has authored numerous published works. In 2005, she won one best paper award for the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.
Theresa Pardo, Director – Center for Technology in Government
Theresa Pardo is the Director at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany. Under her leadership CTG works closely with multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams from the U.S. and around the world to carry out applied research and problem solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, and technology in the governmental context. Theresa is also the Open NY Adviser to New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and was recently appointed Expert Advisor to the Open Data 500 Project. Theresa has published 125 articles, research reports, practice guides, book chapters and case studies and is ranked among the top five scholars in her field in terms of productivity and citations to her published work. Along with winning numerous awards for her published works and teaching excellence.