Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO™) Program
Public Technology Institute (PTI) and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO™) Program
Three seats remain in the 2013–2014 class. Registration closes May 24, 2013.
The CGCIO™ Certification Program is a 12-month course that lays the foundation for assessing and addressing some of the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector.
Read more 05-17-2013
PTI CIO Summit EAST: June 27-28 in Alexandria, VA
This one and one-half day summit enables attendees to explore best practices and innovative solutions that have a positive impact on government performance.
Read more 05-03-2013
PTI Travels to South Carolina and Provides Energy Assurance Training
Public Technology Institute collaborated with the South Carolina Energy Office to develop a local government energy assurance-training module. The training module, developed by PTI’s selected and seasoned professionals, was presented twice across South Carolina — on May 14, 2013 in Columbia and in Charleston on May 15.
Read more 05-17-2013
2012-2013 Technology Solutions Awards
An independent panel of judges has identified the winners of PTI's 2012–2013 Technology Solutions Awards.
Awards will be presented at the 2013 CIO Summit EAST in Alexandria, VA.
Thank You to all entrants! Read on for a list of winners and other recipients of recognition.
Read more 05-08-2013
Lessons Learned from BTOP: Broadband Adoption Strategies from Around the Country
Monday, May 20, 2013, 2:00–3:30 PM ET
This webinar will present highlights from the newly-released Broadband Adoption Toolkit produced by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Toolkit includes tips, strategies, and resources gathered from recipients of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), with important “how-to’s” regarding the design and implementation of successful broadband adoption programs.
Read more 05-10-2013
The Local Government IT Executive: Skill Sets and Professional Development Discussion
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 2:00–2:45 PM ET
This webinar will review the results of the PTI survey The Local Government CIO/CTO as Executive. The survey, conducted in March/April 2013, focuses on how city and county technology leaders view the competencies and skill sets that they believe make for an effective technology executive.
• 40% of local government IT executives rate personal communication skills as very challenging when it comes to being a successful technology leader.
• 35% of technology executives rate leadership skills as very challenging.
PTI Executive Director Alan Shark will present the survey results. Then, he will be joined by Houston, Texas CIO Charles Thompson and Bill Wolpin, Editor, American City and County magazine for comment and discussion on the professional challenges that local government technology officials deal with in today’s environment.
Register for this May 28 webinar
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Local Broadband Initiatives: Finding a Model That Works for You
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
PTI, the National League of Cities and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors are joining together to host a webinar on local broadband initiatives.
Broadband, or high-speed internet, service providers can take many forms, ranging from national franchises to local providers to city/county governments to a combination of public and private partners working together.
Read more 05-13-2013
Applications of Business Analytics in Local Government
June 24, 2013, 2:00–3:00 PM ET
We all have been observing a large increase in the number of cities and counties that are interested in using data to drive better decisions.
A number of groups, practitioners and communities use differing descriptions of this idea, or similar ideas, including “smart cities”, business intelligence, performance measures, performance based budgeting, business analytics, predictive data modeling, etc.
Fundamentally, all these emerging areas are rooted in the same thing – technology is capturing lots of data now, and managers want to use it.
Read more 04-26-2013
Inaugural PTI GIS Vision Award Goes to Five Officials for Their Efforts in Super Storm Sandy
May 10, 2013, Alexandria, VA – Five public-sector employees, representing five different agencies, who acted as a team and managed to successfully cross boundaries at all levels of government to better serve and protect the public during and after Super Storm Sandy have been named recipients of the inaugural PTI GIS Vision Award.
Super Storm Sandy brought out the very best of public officials trying to plan for, respond to, and recover from all aspects of the devastating storm. The use of geospatial systems across all levels of government in the New York and New Jersey area played a vital role in these response and recovery efforts.
Read more 05-10-2013
Building Collaboration: CPO-CIO Relationship Survey
National survey results show that the relationship between local government chief procurement officers and chief information officers is strategic and effective, but more can be done to enhance and improve this vital relationship.
Approximately 53% of local government Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) believe that the relationship between the CPO and the CIO is highly strategic, while 30% believe the relationship is somewhat strategic according to the results of a national survey conducted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP), the Public Procurement Research Center (PPRC) and Public Technology Institute.
Read more 02-27-2013
Procurement Intelligence: Presented by PTI, Powered by Deltek
Public Technology Institute and Deltek now offer an online procurement intelligence (PI) database as a benefit for PTI local government members.
It contains more than 800,000 local and state government purchasing opportunities, including RFPs, RFQs and supporting documentation; local and state budget and spending data, along with detailed contact and status information. It is continuously updated with information from Deltek’s GovWin IQ offering.
Read more 08-06-2012