Tomasz Janowski

Professor Tomasz Janowski is the founding and current Head of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), a newly established research, policy and leadership education organization focusing on the intersection of technology, governance and development, located in Guimarães, Portugal. He is also Invited Full Professor (Professor Catedrático Convidado) at the School of Engineering, University of Minho. Over his 20 year career in the UN system, he lectured and conducted projects and activities in over 50 countries. He founded and coordinates the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), a leading conference series in the area of Digital Government (DG), and serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly (Elsevier), a leading journal in the area. His research, policy and education work focuses on the foundations and institutionalization of DG, on DG contextualization to different national, local and sectoral settings, and on the contribution of DG to Sustainable Development and other public policy goals. His projects were funded by UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, IDRC, European Commission, Microsoft, Macao Foundation, and several national governments. He holds PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and MSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Gdańsk in Poland.

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Open and Smart Government (edX)

Explore the challenges, benefits and processes that governments and citizens face when deciding to join the Open Government Movement. How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be used to improve policy making? Which [...]
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