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External experts evaluators


During June and July of 2020, CAP4CITY project had the accompaniment of 11 external experts, who evaluated the courses that are being developed by all the members of the consortium. Meet some of the experts here:

Alexander Ronzhyn (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

Alexander Ronzhyn holds a PhD in Sociology from the Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain. Since 2017, he is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Koblenz, Germany. His main research interest is the implications of the proliferation of ICTs for thelife of peopleboth for the society in general and specifically for the provision of public services.

 He is interested in the topics of e-participation, digital governmententerprise architecture, open government and teaches courses on these topics both on undergraduate and postgraduate levelsRecently, he published papers on disruptive technologies in government and the technology ethics.

Antônio Carlos Gastaud Maçada (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (UFRGS), RS, Brazil)

Antonio is a full professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (UFRGS), RS, Brazil. In 2001, He received his PhD in Management Information Systems from the same institution. He teach on the undergraduate and post-graduate programs where advise PhD and MSc studentsHis research areas includeInformation Management and GovernanceInformation Quality, Data Strategy, IS Deviation (workaround and Shadow IT), Organizational Inertia and IT Management.  His articles have been published in:

Information Development, Behaviour & Information Technology, Business Information Review, Computers in Human Behavior and Computers & Security. Currently, He is the President of the Brazilian Academy of Management.

Guillermo Rodríguez (UNAM, México) 

Guillermo Rodríguez-Abitia holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems, both by the Tecnológico de Monterrey in México. As a Fulbright scholar, he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Information Systems, both by the University of Texas at Arlington. 

He has more than 30 years of academic experience in various institutionsHe has numerous publications in specialized journals and has served as Editorial Board Member for other journals, including Contemporary Management Research and The Latin American and Caribbean Journal of the AIS (RELCASI), having helped to found the former, and he serves currently as a Senior Editor for The Database for Advances in Information Systems (ACM).  His research interests include innovation, strategic use of IT, IT and education, and digital transformation. He has been an active participant and board member in academic and professional associations such as AIS. He is the current Director for Innovation and Technology Development at the General IT Direction of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Juan Pablo Bocarejo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Juan Pablo Bocarejo is an associate profesor at the department of Civil Engineering at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota. He holds a PhD title on Transportation at Université Paris Est. He works in different research topics of urban mobility and sustainability. Projects and research focus on Road Safety, public transport, non motorized transport and transport policy.

Leonidas Anthopoulos (University of Thessaly, Greece) 

Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos is a Professor in e-business at the University of Thessaly, Greece. During his current mission and at his previous job positions (as an Expert Counselor at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a Special Advisor of the Mayor of Trikala, Greece and as an ICT project manager at the Information Society S.A. 

(Greece)) he planned and supervised several critical projects, worth mentioning the smart city of Trikala. He is the Director of the Smart Cities and Systems Research Institute of the University of Thessaly, Greece and the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Project and Programme Management of the University of Thessaly, Greece 

Luiz Antonio Joia (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil) 

Luiz Antonio Joia is a Full Professor and head of e:lab (Research Laboratory on E-government and E-business) at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration at Getulio Vargas Foundation. He holds a B.Sc. in Fortification and Construction Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil, and an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a D.Sc. in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was a British Council Chevening Scholar at Oxford University. 

Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolivar (University of Granada, Spain) 

Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar holds a Ph. D. in Business Sciences and he is Full Professor at the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Granada, Spain, where he teaches in different undergraduate and postgraduate’s courses from 1997. 

He is also currently the Director of the Economic Affairs at the University of Granada and, therefore, the highest responsible person of managing the whole budget of the University of Granada. He has also occupied other management positions of high responsibility from 2007 uninterruptedly. 

His research interests are focused mainly on e-government, smart cities, DLT, information systems, electronic participation and smart governance at local level. He is member of the Organization and Scientific Committees of the most recognized International Conferences in the field of digital government (HICSS, EGOV-CeDEM- ePart, dgo, ICEGOV, etc.), he is track chair and head of workshops in the information systems area and, particularly, in the smart governance area. 

Marie Anne Macadar (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Marie Anne Macadar is currently an Associate Professor of Management Information System and Associate Dean of International Affairs at COPPEAD/UFRJ). Marie holds her PhD from University of São Paulo, Brazil. She was a visiting scholar at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the State University of New York, USA, in 2012, and was a visiting student at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2003-2004. In 1998 she has received her Master and in 1994 her Bachelor, both in Administration at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 

Marie Anne Macadar has been an ICT in Government Mini-track Co-Chair at Conf-IRM (International Conference on Information Resources Management), ICEGOV (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Government) and also at the main Brazilian Conference on MIS (ANPAD); Program Chair at ISLA (Conference on Information Systems in Latin America). Additionally, she is a peer reviewer in several national and international top academic journals

Patricio Aroca Gonzalez ( Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile) 

Patricio Aroca, Professor and Head of Research at the Business School of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile, and Researcher of the Center for Conflict and Cohesion Studies of the Chilean National Fund for Science (CONICYT). 

He holds a bachelor degree in business from Universidad Austral de Chile (1983), a master in economics from Universidad de Chile (1987), and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995).  He has been principal investigator of several project: among which are the nucleus “Regional Science & Public Policy” of the Chilean Millennium Scientific Initiative (2008-2014), the research project of the Chilean FONDEF-CONICYT “Measuring the Impact and Spillover of Chilean Regional Investment” (2013-2015) and recently the joint grant CONICYT Chile – BMBF Germany, “Development of Sustainable Mining Strategies in Chile with a Regionalized National Model”.

Gabriel Lanfranchi (CIPPEC – Ciudades, Argentina) 

Coordinator of the Urban Environmental Plan of the City of Buenos Aires and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Metropolitan Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Gabriel is an Architect from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and   Master of Urban Economics from the Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT). 
 Currently coordinator of the Urban Environmental Plan of the City of Buenos Aires and director of Urbanteo, he is also a consultant for the IDB and the World Bank, and Co-Chair of the T20 on climate change and environment issues. 
He has been director of the CIPPEC Cities Program (2015 – 2020) and directed the Metro Lab Initiative course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2015 and 2018. He is director of the Postgraduate Program in Metropolitan Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the UBA since 2018

Maria Alexandra Cunha (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil)

Maria Alexandra Cunha is adjunct professor at the Sao Paulo Business School from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP) in Brazil. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration  (USP) and she has been leading academic research and professional projects in ICT governance, digital government, smart cities, smart governance, digital democracy, and on models for administering computerization in governments. At FGV she also leads the IT and Governments area in the Center for Public Administration and Government. Full CV at ORCID 

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