Keynotes at CeDEM16
- Mila Gascó on "Co-Production and ICT-enabled Co-Production"
Institute of Public Governance and Management at ESADE Ramon Llull University (ES)
Mila Gascó holds a MBA and a Ph. D. in public policy evaluation (Award Enric Prat de la Riba granted to the best Ph. D. thesis on public management and administration, given by the Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain).
Nowadays, she is a senior researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management and the Institute of Public Governance and Management, both at ESADE. In the latter, she is in charge of the e-governance, open government and smart cities areas of research.
For seven years, she was a senior analyst at the International Institute on Governance of Catalonia. She was in charge of the local studies and the information society areas of research. She has also taught at different universities. Among other, she has taught Management in the Rovira Virgili University and Public Policies Evaluation at the Pompeu Fabra University. She is also doing a lot of supervising work on information society-related research and PhD thesis.
Mila Gascó has a lot of consulting experience on the information and knowledge society as well. In this respect, she has worked for a wide variety of organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, the Mayor’s Office in Valencia (Venezuela), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, the City Council and the Provincial Council of Barcelona, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Latin American Centre on Management for Development (for whom she co-developed the Ibero-American Interoperability Framework), the World E-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (she was the leading judge for the WeGo Awards), the Inter-American Development Bank, or Google.
- Hans Jochen Scholl on "Profiling the Academic Domain of Digital Democracy and Government"
University of Washington’s Information School (US)
Hans Jochen Scholl is a Full Professor with tenure in the University of Washington’s Information School (Seattle, WA). In his public sector-related research Dr. Scholl’s special interests include smart governance, disaster sciences, interoperability, and information artifact evaluation in government. He served as President of the Digital Government Society from 2010 to 2011 and serves as Chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.5 (Information Systems in Public Administration). Dr. Scholl chairs the Electronic Government Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and co-organizes the European IFIP EGOV conferences. He also supervises the maintenance of the Electronic Government Reference Library (EGRL), which is chartered to identify and include all peer-reviewed English-language publications on electronic government worldwide.
- Efthimios Tambouris on "Multidimensional Open Government Data"
Applied Informatics Dpt, University of Macedonia (GR)
Efthimios Tambouris is an Associate Professor of "Information Systems and eGovernment" at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Before that, he served at Research Centers CERTH/ITI and NCSR ‘Demokritos’ and the ICT Industry. Dr. Tambouris holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and an MSc and PhD from Brunel University, UK. During the last sixteen years he has initiated, coordinated and participated in numerous EU-funded research projects mainly in the field of eGovernment. He is an expert for the European Commission and CEN. He is co-chair of the IFIP International Conference on eParticipation (ePart) and has more than 150 scientific publications.
- Robert Krimmer on "Is there an Estonian E-Democracy? Co-Creation in the Digital State"
Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (EE)
Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at the Faculty of Social Science, in Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is focusing on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ) where he is in charge of participation issues. He has been one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy and drafted Annex 1 of the CoE Recommendation (2009)1 on e-Democracy. Teaching on e-Governance, e-Democracy, incl. e-Participation and e-Voting as well as End-User Management Information Systems at Tallinn University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Danube University Krems, and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Mentor of more than twenty graduation theses. Author and/or editor of ten books/special issues of scientific journals. Author of some 80 international scientific articles. He has been cited some 640 times with an Hirsch index of 13 according to Google Scholar.