is the Deputy Director-General at DG DIGIT (Informatics) in the European Commission with responsibility for development of Digital Services, Digital Workplace and Cloud Infrastructures. He holds responsibility for coordinating ICT‑based Synergies and Efficiencies delivery.
Previously he has occupied several positions in the European Commission DG CONNECT, his most recent post being Director for "Future Networks" (policy development and research supporting the Digital Single Market from the angles of 5G networks, IoT, Cloud and Next Generation Internet). Before that, he was successively Head of Unit for eInfrastructures and Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures".
Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager.
He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Coimbra, a Master of Science in Computing Science from Imperial College London, a Post graduate in Management from Solvay Business School Brussels and a European Studies Diploma from Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve
Miguel Alvarez Rodriguez
is a programme manager in ISA unit at the European Commission since 2012. He is responsible for several actions related to implementing interoperable solutions for public services like the National Interoperability Framework Observatory; access to Base Registries; Catalogue of Public Services and electronic documents.
From 2006 to 2012 he worked as a Senior Official on eGovernment and Information Technologies (IT) at the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration of Spain. He was the project manager of the national Trust Services and Spain’s representative and chairman of STORK Consortium for the Large Scale Pilot on electronic identification. He was the leader of the workpackage that dealt with the definition of common specifications for the interoperability on eID.
He holds an Engineering degree on Telecommunications and a Master on Business Administration.
has a degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin where he was a lecturer in Computer Science. He joined the European Commission in 1978 and retired in December 2012 as Director for "Information Systems and Interoperability Solutions" at the Directorate General for Informatics. He was responsible for managing the e-Commission initiative and delivering high quality corporate information systems, common frameworks and interoperable, reusable components enabling the successful implementation of the e-Commission and EU policies. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of LERO – the Irish Software Research Centre. His particular interests are the application of Evolving Critical Systems research to the public sector and Information Management in public administrations. He is currently an Advisor on digital strategy to several international organisations.
Prof. Dr. Robert Krimmer
is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at the Faculty of Social Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Robert’s research is focused on the transformation of the public sector, european interoperability, as well as electronic participation and democracy, including e-voting, and essentially all issues further developing a digital society. Robert is also Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), where he is in charge of participation issues. Robert coordinates TOOP, the EU H2020 large-scale pilot on exploring and demonstrating the feasibility of the once-only principle involving 50+ partners from 21 countries inside and outside the European Union. Further, he was member of the group of experts to the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Voting (CAHVE) which will soon release its updated recommendation on legal, technical and operational standards for Electronic Voting Rec(2017)xx. Also, he was 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) on e-Democracy. Before returning to academia, Robert was OSCE/ODIHR’s first senior adviser on new voting technologies. In the past he advised CoE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, WHO, ITU, the European Commission and AWEB on various matters.
Inġ Emanuel Darmanin
currently occupies the position of Head of Strategy and Business at the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA). He joined MITA in 1994 and since then he has held various senior management positions and has been responsible for the setting up a number of diverse functions. Previously he enjoyed working experiences in the private sector, both in Malta and abroad.
Emanuel graduated as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Malta in 1989. In 2000, he gained an MBA from Henley Management College and in 2006 an MA in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta.
Recent initiatives that he worked on include: Digital Malta Strategy, new MITA Strategy, Strategy for Mobile Public Services, MITA Innovation Hub, various EU Funded Projects and Digital Outreach Projects. He chairs the Council of Government CIOs, is a member of various ICT strategic groups, and represents Malta at EU level on various committees.
has 30 years’ experience in IT sector, she participated in a large number of projects both in private and public sector in different roles – as developer, system analyst, project manager and senior consultant. Expertise areas are ICT governance, ICT architecture, ICT procurements, development methodology, requirements definition for information systems, e-health. Currently Dita is working at Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia developing public sector ICT architecture.
Two Master’s degrees in computer science, information systems development specialization and in applied mathematics.
Certified as PMP (Project Management Professional), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager).
Nikolaos Loutas is a director with PwC Consulting, helping organisations understand how they can benefit from emerging data technologies. He is supporting them with developing data management and analysis capabilities, from semantics through to machine learning and AI, and data-driven solutions, which enable organisations to rethink and improve services, products and processes. Dr Loutas holds a PhD on the use of semantic technologies and data analytics for improving digital service delivery. For more information, you may visit http://nikosloutas.com
Prof.dr. Marijn Janssen
is a full Professor in ICT & Governance and chair of the Information and Communication Technology section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. His research interests are in the field of orchestration, shared services arrangements, and open and big data and infrastructures. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly, conference chair of IFIP EGOV series and is chairing mini-tracks at the DG.o, ICEGOV, HICCS and AMCIS conferences. He was ranked as one of the leading e-government researchers in surveys in 2009, 2014 and 2016, and has published over 400 refereed publications. More information: www.tbm.tudelft.nl/marijnj.
Prof. dr. ir. Joep Crompvoets
is professor with a chair on ‘Information Management in the Public Sector’ at KU Leuven Public Governance Institute and Secretary-General of EuroSDR – a European spatial data research network linking national mapping agencies with research institutes and universities for the purpose of applied research. He holds master degrees from Wageningen University (Soil Science) and Twente University (GI-Science) and a PHD from Wageningen . He was senior lecturer at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). He has been involved in numerous (inter)national projects related to the development of spatial data infrastructures (INSPIRE), GIS, e-Government and public sector innovation – e.g. in Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, and United Arab Emirates. Finally, he has written more than 350 publications dealing with spatial data infrastructures, GIS and e-governance. His current interests refer to Big data, Open data, co-creation, and IT-governance.
holds a Master degree in Marketing and in Applied Economics from the University of Mons in Belgium.
He started his career with IBM Belgium in the telecom division.
After 6 years he joined the Belgian National Telecom operator BELGACOM where he was in charge of setting up the Corporate Services Sector. After 3 years he was appointed as Distribution Channels Director for the Belgacom Group.
In 1999 he left Belgacom for a more international career by joining the company PROTON WORLD. This company is specialized in large scale smartcard based projects.
He has been in charge of business development in the Middle-East and African Region and has co-developed the complete Government offering.
Since mid 2005 he works for FEDICT (now called the Federal Public Service Policy & Support (BOSA)) where he manages International Relations as well as the relations with European Commission, OECD and the World Bank. He is the Past Chairman of the International Council for IT in Government Administration (ICA), he chaired the Identity Management Expert Group for the World Bank and is the Belgian representative in the eGovernment High Level Group of the European Commission. He is a regular speaker at conferences and universities around the world.
Tomasz Janowski is Invited Professor and Acting Chair of Applied Informatics in Management at the Faculty of Management and Economics, Technical University of Gdańsk, Poland. He is also Invited Professor at Danube University Krems, Austria and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly, Elsevier, a leading journal in the area of digital government. Between 1995 and 2016, he worked for the United Nations University in China and Portugal where he established and directed a programme focused on digital government. In 2007, he founded the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance and subsequently coordinated 10 annual editions of the series in Macao, Cairo, Bogota, Beijing, Tallinn, Albany, Seoul, Guimarães, Montevideo and New Delhi. Currently, he conducts and directs research focusing on digital government and sustainable development, and on digital innovation and management of technological change in administrative and political organizations. He is the authors or co-author of over 250 publications and project reports, many of them resulting from projects and consultations he conducted for CTO, EC, IDRC, ITU, Macao Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, OSCE, UNDP, UNESCO, the World Bank, and several national governments. He has MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Gdańsk, Poland, PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK, and qualifications equivalent to habilitated doctor in Poland
Mr Sanjeev Gupta
has worked at the senior most level in the field of IT in the State Government & Government of India. In his till date career span of 33 years, he has been associated with several ICT Projects – particularly e-Governance/ Digital transformation. He has worked very closely with National Informatics Centre, private agencies and even directly with Software Development Teams to deliver nearly hundred plus citizen centric services & applications. Several major Projects such as State Wide Area Network, National e-Governance Plan Agriculture, m-Kisan, Common Service Centres, Land Records etc. ICT labs in schools, Voters’ I-Card Project etc. were got completed at very low cost in a very short span of time, with very high specifications and stringent SLA conditions.
Under his current leadership following are the ongoing projects:
- GIS Projects under National Centre of Geo-Informatics
- Learning Management Systems
- 44 Mission Mode Projects on e-Governance in Central and State Governments
- Unified Mobile Application for New Age Governance (up to 1200 services in a single app)
- Rapid Assessment System
- Digital Locker
Miguel A. Amutio studied at La Salle School of Deusto and graduated in Computer Science at Deusto University (Bilbao) in 1988. CISA, CISM, CRISC. Currently he is Deputy Head of Unit Coordination of ICT Units at the General Secretariat for Digital Administration in the Ministry of Finance and Public Function.
He coordinates the development of the National Security Framework and of the National Interoperability Framework of Spain and their Technical Regulations, together with the supporting documents. He is member of the Committee of the ISA2 Programme and previously of the committees of Programmes IDA II, IDABC and ISA; of the eGovernment Action Plan Steering Group and of the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT Standardization (MSP-ICT). Writer and speaker at various media, conferences and courses. Specialties: Cross border eGovernment services, eGovernment Interoperability, eGovernment IT security, open standards, open source software, risk management, IT audit.
works for the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, at the Information Society and Government Department. This department is responsible for the co-ordination of egovernment policy in the Netherlands.
John’s main concern is the co-ordination of the EU related egovernment activities. He is acting in different European expert groups and programmes, like the European egovernment action plan, ISA². He is also involved in OECD work on digital government. John started his professional career as consultant for the B&A Group in The Hague. His educational background is a Public Administration at the University of Leyden.
is Assistant Professor at the International Hellenic University, School for Science and Technology in Thessaloniki, Greece. His teaching and research focus on digital transformation, interoperability, information management and open data. For the period 2010 – 2016, he has worked as Programme Manager in the European Commission, ISA Programme being in charge for semantic interoperability, open data and coordinated the revision of the European Interoperability Framework. Before that, he has worked as researcher and consultant in various organizations including the United Nations and the National University of Ireland Galway, where he initiated and coordinated several international R&D eGovernment projects. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals/conferences and has served as editor, program committee member and reviewer in more than 60 journals, books, and conferences.
A social entrepreneur, technologist and mentor Vasilis has dedicated over two decades to enhance public services and the democratic process while bridging the gap between citizens and policy makers. His success to date is based on building strong relationships between the public sector, industry, civil society and the research community shifting government transformation towards inclusion, transparency and efficiency in developed and developing nations.
He is currently the Executive Director at eGovlab, Programme Chair of the International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA) and an advisory member at the World Economic Forum (PACI). During his tenure in the Industry, Civil Society and Government, he was placed amongst the Top 10 most influential players in the field of Politics and the Internet, a finalist in the INC magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Indiana Growth 100 and has been featured in several books and publications including "Business@the Speed of Thought" by Bill Gates. Vasilis has published several articles. He is an Economist, Technologist and Political Scientist (International Relations) from Indiana University.