Synopsis: The 2019 Public Informatics Leaders Panel brings together students, staff, faculty, policymakers, and the community to discuss the intersection of technology and government. This will be a moderated panel with 4-5 leaders from the fields of Policy, Health Administration, Tech, and Economics.
Start Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM
End Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:00 PM
Location: Civic Square & Parking Deck
Address: 33 Livingston Avenue
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Special Events Forum, Bloustein
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Anthony Townsend, Peggy Brennan-Tonneta, Jorge Schement, Soumitra Bhuyan
Sponsor: Public Informatics Student Group
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Preethy Thangaraj
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-2752
Additional Information: The Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy is approaching its own digital transformation with the hire of its new dean and the launch of a new masters degree focused on statistics, programming, data management, data analytics, visualization, and spatial analysis. This will be a moderated panel with 4-5 leaders from the fields of Public Policy, Health Administration, Urban Planning, Technology, Economics, Public Administration, Data Science and Analytics, Law, Architecture, Engineering, or related fields that align with the mission of the Public Informatics Student Group, as well as the curriculum of the new Master of Public Informatics degree at Bloustein. Panel leaders have documented experience in handling the challenges of leadership in the public/government sector and a history of service to their community without compromise for the opportunities of women, minorities, or LGBTQ populations. Have questions for our panel? Email them to: Speakers: Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Scientist at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management Peggy Brennan-Tonneta, Executive Director for Rutgers Office of Economic Development and co-founder of New Jersey Big Data Alliance Jorge Schement, Professor of Information Policy and former White House Science and Technology Advisor Soumitra Bhuyan, Assistant Professor of Public Health *** This year’s panel theme is: Digital Literacy and Inclusion The topic is: Real World Challenges and Innovations In The Public Sector’s Use Of Technology, Data, And Science From The People Who Have Lived It The panel will be held the evening of October 24th at The Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, part of the Civic Square Building in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.