Call for Authors - Deadlines Extended!

CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties – Emerging Trends and Practices (Revised, Second Edition)

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

The Public Technology Institute (PTI) is revising its highly successful book, CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties: Emerging Trends and Practices. This book was first published in 2009 and is used as a textbook in at least five colleges and universities, in addition to the various CGCIO™ programs that use it for their CIO certification programs.

You still have an opportunity to contribute to this important book! We have identified the following topics where we would like to focus additional attention:

1.    Innovation – Creating and maintaining a culture of meaningful innovation.
2.    Broadband – What cities & counties must know and do; First Net, Net neutrality, etc.
3.    Change Management – Why it’s important and what’s involved?
4.    Social & Civic Media – What can cities and counties do, why and how?

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PTI Smart Cities & Counties Summit: A Roadmap for a Bright Sustainable Future

March 15-17, 2015 in Miami, Florida

PTI and the Center for Technology Leadership, a PTI and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration Partnership, are presenting the Smart Cities & Counties Summit: A Roadmap for a Bright Sustainable Future.

This summit will focus on the fast-growing Smart Cities and Counties movement. Local government case studies and private sector examples in the areas of smart transportation, infrastructure, public safety, health, education, energy and environment, and quality of life issues will be featured as key components of this summit.

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Prestigious Certified Government CIO Program Coming to the West Coast! Apply now!

Applications Now Being Accepted

Public Technology Institute and the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) are pleased to announce that the prestigious Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO™) program is coming to the West Coast! This national certification program develops knowledge and skills required of Chief Information Officers functioning in government sector Information Technology. Prior participants have come from various public agencies of various sizes.

This year-long certification program will kick off in March 2015. The program includes three in-person classes, monthly virtual sessions, online coursework (80 hours), and a capstone research project.

The cost of the year-long program is $3,500.  PTI, MISAC or MISAC-affiliated organizations are eligible for a discounted rate of $3,200.

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Presenting the Citizen-Engaged Communities for 2014–2016

Public Technology Institute (PTI) is pleased to announce the city and county governments designated as Citizen-Engaged Communities for 2014–2016.

This year especially, PTI recognizes the tremendous growth in the use of mobile and social media to engage the public, and the need for targeted data analytics to support better decision-making.

As a special note, when it comes to challenges and opportunities, PTI noted that all of the applications mentioned maintaining ongoing exceptional customer service with smaller than optimal staff, and retaining high quality employees to deliver service efficiently and effectively with budget constraints. PTI applauds the efforts of cities and counties all across the country who make exceptional customer service a priority during this difficult budget climate.

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2014: It’s a Wrap!

PTI Staff Contact:  Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.

Alan R. SharkOn behalf of the staff and leadership of PTI, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your continued participation in PTI programs.

PTI continues to highlight, on a national level, the best in government innovation and technology solutions. We do this by sharing leading practices from all levels of government and the technology sector with the aim to improve productivity for you, your staff and your organization.

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Webinar: PTI 2014 Solutions Award Winner – Ponca City Community Infrastructure and Disaster

PTI Presented this Webinar Thursday, December 11, 2014

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

The City of Ponca City, Oklahoma, a PTI 2014 Solutions Award winner, wants to ensure its employees, citizens, and businesses receive reliable telecommunications options. To meet these needs over 360 miles of fiber optic cabling and over 500 wireless radios were installed to ensure connectivity everywhere. Using this same network, the City set up real time remote site disaster recovery for Virtual servers as well as Virtual desktops, SCADA systems for City owned utilities electric and water as well as security cameras all over town.

Listen to this webinar and find out about Ponca City’s unique approach and learn how they are making all this happen.

Presenters:
Craig Stephenson, City Manager, Ponca City, OK
Craige L. Baird, Technology Services Director

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Webinar: Technology Forecast 2015: What State and Local Government Technology Officials Can Expect

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

For this popular annual event, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the Public Technology Institute are coming together to provide a picture of what the technology priorities, issues and trends for state and local governments will be in 2015.

State of the States 2015: Presented by Doug Robinson, NASCIO Executive Director

What’s In and What’s Out for Cities and Counties: Presented by Alan Shark, PTI Executive Director

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The role of the city CIO: a view from the US

An Article by PTI Executive Director, Alan Shark, in Cities Today Magazine

PTI Staff Contact:  Alan Shark, Executive Director, 202-626-2445.

Alan R. Shark

While CIOs are actively involved in technological issues, when it comes to the smart city movement, let me say that this is a different issue where there is far less participation and we have to answer the question: “What does ‘I’ stand for in CIO?” Traditionally the ‘I’ stands for Information, managing the information flows in a company; lately this, at least in the US, has changed into Infrastructures, concerning the Net.

In a smart city environment, the best ‘I’ term might be Innovation: what makes smart city a major opportunity is that it can be a way to do things differently, in a more synchronic way. This means that the CIO should be a senior member of the team charged with smart city activities and he/she should have an ‘enterprise approach’, bringing together all technology-related issues like GIS, broadband, data sensors, big data, smart data, etc.

Download the entire article at this link.

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PTI 2015 Local Government CIO Summit

October 11-13, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

The PTI 2015 Local Government CIO Summit will take place October 11-13, 2015 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the fifth year, the Local Government CIO Summit is co-locating with the National Association of State CIO’s Annual Conference. In addition to a robust CIO Summit Agenda, there will be a number of joint local/state activities.

PTI will have updated information on the 2015 Local Government CIO Summit in the coming weeks.

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PTI Member Governments Provide Input for 2015

Technology Research Agenda

To ensure that programs continue to be timely, substantive and beneficial to our members, PTI conducted a survey of members in September 2014. The intent of this survey was to identify the current programs and services that members utilize on a frequent basis, and to identify research topics that members feel PTI should explore over the next two years.

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Local Government Energy/Environment Technology Priorities: 2014 National Survey Results

Energy efficiency and keeping up with budget challenges and technology advancements are the top priorities for local government energy and environment officials, according to a recent survey conducted by PTI.

This survey included responses from energy, environment, public works, sustainability and facilities officials from cities and counties, large, medium and small across the U.S. representing over 60 million people.

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State of City and County IT 2014: The IT Organization and Operations National Survey Results

PTI Staff Contact:  Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

PTI presents this executive summary that outlines the results of the State of City and County IT 2014: The IT Organization and Operations national survey.

This is the seventh year that PTI and Deltek, a PTI research partner, have conducted this survey. In July and August, 2014 local government technology executives representing cities and counties of all sizes were asked to respond to the survey. Three hundred and forty-five executives completed all, or part of the survey.

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New Book Helps Local Governments be Smarter!

Alexandria, VA, April 22, 2014—According to the United Nations, by the year 2100 more than 80% of the world’s population will be living in cities. To help local officials plan for what the future will bring when it comes to improving the quality of life of residents, PTI and Items International have published Smarter Cities for a Bright Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective.

This book also examines making government services more effective and efficient, making public transportation faster and safer, improving public safety, and improving public infrastructure to attract businesses and residents.

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PTI AWARDS FOUR JURISDICTIONS WITH THE 2014 TECH SAVVY DESIGNATION!



PTI’s Local Government Tech Savvy Designation Award Program recognizes PTI member local governments that meet a list of criterions where technology is used to address issues, current challenges and future opportunities across the enterprise.

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Upcoming Webinars from EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program for Commercial Buildings

Register to learn about a wide range of topics including financing, green building rating systems, energy competitions, benchmarking water use, and using the new Portfolio Manager tool. See the full list of upcoming trainings and register for the below webinars at esbuildings.webex.com.

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