Today is the final day of the University at Albany-hosted International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, which has brought experts and academics from around the world together. WAMC’s Alan Chartock recently spoke with several conference presenters, including Theresa Pardo, Director of the University at Albany Center for Technology in Government, and Dr. Nigel Shadbolt, professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. Pardo began by describing the aims of the conference.
Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnick has died following complications from heart surgery - WAMC's Dave Lucas has more...
Blatnick passed away due to cardio-pulmonary arrest at Ellis Hospital on Wednesday.
A 1975 graduate of Niskayuna High, Blatnick survived a bout with Hodgkin's Disease , but went on win the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The cancer came back and forced his retirement, but his involvement in wrestling continued as a coach and commentator.
News in recent days that AMD - Advanced Micro Devices - is about to layoff 20 percent of its global workforce triggered speculation - along with rumors - about the impact this would have on the chipfab plant in Malta. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Before the U.S. Dollar was created in 1791, a variety of state-issued paper currencies and foreign coins comprised the US money supply. Fast forward to the 21st Century, where many modern communities are turning to "local currencies" as both a way to deal with tough economic times and boost local business. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
A panel of government, labor and business leaders put together to push infrastructure projects in New York is set to meet in Albany.
The New York Works Task Force has a session scheduled for this afternoon.
Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed the 15 members to oversee ways of speeding up construction projects and rebuilding roads and bridges. The group also considers how to allocate infrastructure money around the state and help create jobs.
What do the CEO of a multi-national company and a 19-year-old in a dorm room have in common?
Chances are that they both spend time thinking about the intersections of technology, business, and social media, and whether or not they could be a part of the ‘next big thing’.
Soraya Darabi began her media career in her early-20’s as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she positioned the paper on the then fledgling, now ubiquitous, social networks like Facebook and YouTube.