Our Team

Danube University Krems (DUK)

Gabriela Viale Pereira

Project Coordinator, Researcher

Doctor in Business Administration, her research is focused on digital government, smart governance and smart cities, IT Governance in the public sector and sustainable digital environments.


Lőrinc Thurnay

Deputy Project Coordinator, Researcher

MSc in e-Governance Technologies and Services, software development background. Focus on Open Data, Digital Transformation.


Tallinn Technological University (TUT)

Ralf-Martin Soe

Project Manager, Researcher 

 PhD in Technology Governance (from Taltech), MsC in Financial Management (Maastricht University/ United Nations University), MBA (University of Tartu). Founding director of Smart City Center of Excellence (Finest Twins) and Senior Research Fellow at Taltech.  


Luiza Schuch de Azambu

Project Manager, Researcher 

 MsC in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance; Fellow Researcher and current pursuing PhD in Technology Governance at Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech)


Robert Krimmer

Project Manager, Researcher 

 Full Professor of e-Governance at Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance in the School of Business and Governance, Taltech. Head of the DigitalGov Lab.


Technological University of Delf (TUDelf)

Marijn Janssen

MOOCS Leader, Researcher

Prof.dr. Marijn Janssen is a full Professor in ICT & Governance and head of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research group of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. His research is focused on ICT-architecting and design science in situations in which multiple public and private organizations need to collaborate, in which ICT plays an enabling role, there are various ways to proceed, and socio-technical solutions are constrained by organizational realities and political wishes. 


Ricardo Matheus

MOOCS Leader, Researcher

Ricardo Matheus is a PhD Candidate at TUDelft. Former data scientist at Rio de Janeiro City Hall (2013-2015). Helped to improve some Big Data processes of the IBM Operation Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (http://goo.gl/biYnTx). Worked with Big and Open Linked Data (BOLD) being part of OpenGovIntelligence Consortium funded by the Horizon 2020 www.opengovintelligence.eu/.  Worked on “Opening the Cities: Open Government Data in Local Governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay”.


Gdansk University of Technology (GUT)

Prof. Tomasz Janowski

Researcher and GUT lead

Head of the Department of Applied Informatics in Management at the Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland; Invited Professor at Danube University Krems, Austria; Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly, Elsevier. Research at the intersection of digital government, sustainable development and development informatics. PhD in Computer Science, Habilitation in Management Science.


Aniela Mikulska

Administrative staff at GUT

Administrative staff at the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland; earlier – university lecturer; Ph.D. of Economics


Nina Rizun


Assistant professor of the Department of Applied Informatics in Management at the Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland. Research interests focus on the semantic analysis of the text in the natural language, the structuring and classification of web content, and decision-making logic modelling. PhD in Technical Science


Anna Baj-Rogowska


Assistant professor at the Department of Applied Informatics in Management at the Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland. 


Magdalena Ciesielska


Assistant professor at the Department of Applied Informatics in Management, Gdańsk University of Technology. Research at the digital government, IT service management and intersection of IT, Business and Legal aspects. 


Jaromir Durkiewicz


PhD student in Department of Applied Informatics in Management, Gdańsk University of Technology. Areas of scientific interest: digital government, digital benchmarking, political science, multivariate statistics.  


Universidad nacional del Sur

Elsa Estévez

Project Coordinator, Researcher

Chair holder of the UNESCO Chair on Knowledge Societies and Digital Governance at UNS, Independent Researcher at CONICET, Full Professor at UNLP, Argentina. 

Expirience on IT strategic planning,citi software project management.


Pablo Fillottrani


Full Professor at UNS, Principal Researcher at CICPBA. Research interest: semantic web, ontologies, database integration, digital government applications. 


Gabriela Díaz


Practical Applications Teacher, Computer Architecture at UNS. Bachelor of Computer Science. 


Sonia Rueda


Full Professor at UNS. Research interest: Innovation in Education, Skill-Based  Curriculum Design, Pedagogical use of ICTs. Bachelor of Computer Science.



Universidad Externado de Colombia

Marco Peres Useche

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Law Professional from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. Specialized in Economic Law from the same University. Researcher in legal aspects of electronic commerce at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law UNIDROIT (Rome, Italy). Delegate as representative of the Colombian government to the Commission and the Electronic Commerce Working Group of the United Nations Commission for International Commercial Law UNCITRAL. Professor of the Externado University of Colombia (1993 – currently).


Alejandra Durán Herrera

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Social Communicator and Journalist of the Universidad Externado de Colombia with emphasis on organizational management and Master in Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce of the International University of La Rioja of Spain. Coordinator of the Observatory of Society, Government and Information and Communications Technologies of the Universidad Externado de Colombia.


Camila Hernández Echeverry

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Social Communicator and Journalist of Universidad Externado de Colombia with an emphasis on organizational management. Experience and knowledge in internal and external communications, digital marketing, content manager, communication campaign management, public relations and event management


Diana Marcela Gaitán

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Technician in Executive Secretariat and Administrative Assistant, with knowledge in basic aspects in marketing and sales, business consolidation processes and legal framework; experience in service and customer service, cash management, document and file management, administration and monitoring of databases, support and logistics in the organization of events.