Gabriel Puron Cid

Profesor & Investigador, División de Administración Pública, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C., Región Centro

Gabriel Puron Cid has a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Albany in New York and a professor in the Public Administration Department of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching, A.C. (CIDE). Member of the research system, Level II, of the National Institute of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología – CONACYT). His research agenda covers auditing and control entities, budget management, performance evaluation, electronic government, technological innovations, open government and analytical tools for the analysis of public policies. He has published in Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, International Journal of E-Planning Research, Information Polity, ACM Digital Library, IEEE, Policy and Society, Revista Electronica en Ciencias Administrativas e Informática (RECAI), Reforma and Society (CLAD), Science Ergo Sum, Management and Public Policy (CIDE), Springer, IOS, among other magazines and publishers. He has a solid background in theory, practice, and applied analytical and research methods in public administration based on years of experience in government, teaching, consulting, and training in Mexico, the United States, and several Latin American countries. He has collaborated as an expert with the United Nations to evaluate the E-Government Index. He is a member of several international research projects: the North American Digital Government Working Group (NADGWG) and the International Information Sharing Research Network (IISRN) funded by the NSF, the Support Program for the Latin American and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions funded by GIZ, among other projects with INEGI and CONACYT funds in Mexico.

Luis F. Luna-Reyes

Professor, University at Albany, Department of Public Administration and Policy and Information Science

Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes is a Professor of Public Administration and Policy. A former Fulbright Scholar, he is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Mexican National Research System. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government. His research is at the intersection of public administration, information systems, and systems sciences. More specifically, Luna-Reyes use multi-method approaches to contribute to a better understanding of collaboration and governance processes in the development of information technologies across functional and organizational boundaries in government. His research interests are related to inter-organizational collaboration, information sharing, success of government-wide websites, modeling and simulation, information policy, and governance of Local Food Systems. Dr. Luna-Reyes works with a network of more than 60 coauthors worldwide and is the author or co-author of over 100 articles published in leading journals such as Government Information Quarterly, Public Management Review, European Journal of Information Systems, System Dynamics Review, Information Polity, and Information Technology and Management. His research has been funded by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología in México, the National Science Foundation, the Fondo de Información y Documentación para la Industria (Infotec) in México, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University at Albany.

Loni Hagen

Associate Professor, School of Information, University of South Florida

Loni Hagen is an Associate Professor of Data Science in the School of Information at University of South Florida. She uses data mining techniques and visualizations to create actionable insights from big data. Her current research interests are in the domains of human-centered data science, social media, cybersecurity, public health crisis, and undergraduate data science education. She has published her work in journals such as Government Information Quarterly, Information Processing and Management, New Media and Society, Social Science Computer Review, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), ACM Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), and JMIR Infodemeology. Her research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea and Cyber Florida. She has been a member of the Digital Government Society since 2013, and served for the conference as a co-chair or a member of the program committee, a track chair, and a co-chair of the workshop/tutorial track between 2016-2022.

Ida Lindgren

Associate professor, Research Leader, Information Systems and Digitalization (INDIG), Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Linköping University

Ida Lindgren holds a position as Associate Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Management and Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden. Her research projects focus on service automation in local government; citizens’ and civil servants’ views on digitalization of public services; and management implications of public service digitalization. Ida Lindgren has a long-standing interest and commitment to the digital government field. For example, she has had an active part in the joint IFIP EGOV-ePart-CeDEM conference for many years and currently serve as vice-chair of the IFIP WG 8.5 Information Systems in Public Administration (2021-2023). She has co-organized the PhD colloquium at EGOV-ePart-CeDEM since 2016 at the dg.o conference since 2017. She is furthermore engaged as associate editor for Government Information Quarterly.


J. Ignacio Criado

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Research Group Lab Innovation, Technology and Public Management (IT_GesPub), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

J. Ignacio Criado is an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer at Department of Political Science and Int. Rel., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Here, he is director of the Research Group Lab Innovation, Technology and Public Management (IT_GesPub). Also, he is a research fellow at Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York (SUNY at Albany). He has been visiting researcher in different international institutions, visiting fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and visiting professor at Digital and Mobile Governance Lab, SIRPA, Fudan University (Shanghai), Utrecht School of Governance (Netherlands), El Colegio de México and CIDE (Mexico), among others. His academic record includes diverse books, chapters, and journal articles about Public Administration and Public Management (including articles published in Government Information Quarterly, Social Science Computer Review, Information Polity, Local Government Studies, International Journal of Public Administration, Internacional Journal of Public Sector Management, etc.). He has collaborated in training courses and consultancy projects for several local, regional, national and international organizations and governments. He has evaluated for the European Awards for e-Government of the European Commission, the Independent Report Mechanism (IRM), Open Government Partnership (OGP), or national research and foresight agencies (ANEP, Spain, CONACYT, Mexico, NWO, Netherlands, etc.), and co-authored the Ibero-American Interoperability Framework for CLAD. He co-founded NovaGob and directed the first Spanish GovLab. He served at UAM as academic secretary (Department of Political Science and I.R.) (2008-2013) and Vice-dean of research and innovation (2014-2018) (School of Law and Political Science). He is an elected Board Member for the Digital Government Society (2020-21).


  • Digital government and Government digitalization
  • Open government, Participation & Transparency
  • Social media, ArtificiaI Intelligence, IoT and Big Data in government
  • Public Innovation & i-Labs
  • Internet, Leadership, Digital divide
  • Interoperability and inter-organizational collaboration

Fadi Salem

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Department of Policy Research, Dubai, UAE

Fadi Salem is the Director of Research at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (formerly Dubai School of Government). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Dubai Policy Review journal and leads the Future Government and Innovation Group in the School as a Senior Research Fellow. He was an Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); and a Fellow with the I+I Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), National University of Singapore. Fadi holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Aleppo University. Fadi is an internationally recognized authority in digital governance, technology and data policy domains, selected among the 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government (Apolitical). He also serves as a member of several influential governance and advisory boards, such as Dubai Digital Authority’s Artificial Intelligence Ethics Advisory Board, the Digital Government Society Board, the Board of Trustees of Jusoor (a global refugee education charity), the WGS Global Council on SDG 16 and the Open Loop initiative’s Global Experts on the Governance of Emerging Technologies. Fadi has led and contributed to globally influential projects with the UNDESA, World Bank, UNDP, UN CEPA, OECD, EU, among others. expertise extends to digital governance, technology policy, data policies, digital transformation, Govtech, open government, smart cities development and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence. He has extensive publications on public policy, ‘future of government’ applications, electronic participation, social media, and the impact of digital transformations in the Arab region, including the influential Arab Social Media Report series, the Arab World Online series, the Arab SDGs Index and the Global Economic Diversification Index.

Efthimios Tambouris

University of Macedonia, Department of Applied Informatics, Thessaloniki, Greece

Efthimios (Themis) Tambouris is a Professor of Information Systems and eGovernment at the Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. He has also served as a Researcher Grade D at Research Center CERTH/ITI and at Research Center NCSR ‘Demokritos’. Before joining the academia, he worked for six years in the IT 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 20 years he has initiated and managed several international research projects. He has also participated in numerous research projects, service contracts and standardisation activities at CEN. He is currently co-chair of the EGOV-CEDEM-ePart conference and Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly and ACM Digital Government journals. He has more than 180 scientific publications in eGovernment.