Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes

University of Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, Department of Public Administration and Policy

Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Information Science at the University at Albany. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and he is currently Faculty Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government. He is also a Research Affiliated at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla and a member of the Mexican National Research System. His research is at the intersection of Public Administration, Information Systems and Systems Sciences. He uses 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. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles published in leading Journals and Academic Conferences.


Sehl Mellouli

Université Laval, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Organizational Information Systems, Québec, QC. Canada

Sehl Mellouli is the Director of the MIS Department at Université Laval. Professor Mellouli is conducting research about artificial intelligence in governmental institutions including cities, blockchain technology, IoT, industry 4.0, big data, agile development, and citizens participation. Professor Mellouli is also member of the editorial board of Government Information Quarterly and of the review board of Digital Government: Research and Practice journal. Professor Mellouli has more than one hundred publications in well-known, highly ranked international journals and conferences. He is also the co-founder of the Tunisian eGov conference series. Professor Mellouli is involved in several training for government entities in Canada and abroad. Professor Mellouli served for two years as the president of the Digital Government Society. Finally, he is affiliated to different research structures at Université Laval including the research center on big data and the inter-university research center on logistics and transport networks. Professor Mellouli holds a PhD in computer science from Université Laval (Canada), a MBA in Information Technology Management from Université Laval (Canada), and an engineer in computer science from École Nationale des Sciences Informatiques (Tunisia).


Marijn Janssen

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of Engineering Systems and Services, Delft, The Netherlands

Marijn Janssen if full professor in “ICT and Governance” and is head of the Information and Communication Technology research group of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology.
His research is focused on ICT-architecting 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.  He was part of more than 8 EU and NWO funded project. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly and associate editor of Decision Support Systems and editorial member of Information Systems Frontiers. In his career he received more than 15 best paper awards. He is a frequently asked as a keynote speaker. He was ranked as one of the leading e-government researchers  in a survey in 2009, 2014 and 2016 and published over 500 refereed publications. He was ranked by Apolitical as one of the 100 most influential people in the Digital Government in 2018 and 2019.-


Lukasz Porwol

National University of Ireland, Insight Center for Data Analytics, Galway, Ireland

Lukasz Porwol is a Post-Doctoral Researcher and E-Government Deputy Unit Leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). His research work focuses on leveraging digital technologies such as social media and Virtual Reality to support effective communication, collaboration and co-creation, in particular in the context of e-Participation and Media Convergence. Lukasz is an experienced leader, consultant and data architect and has been working with politicians, decision-makers and business representatives on various e-Participation initiatives. Lukasz has over 10 years’ experience in working and coordinating work in various European Commission and Enterprise funded projects (1 – €4 million) mainly in the domain of e-Participation, Open Data and Cloud Computing. This includes late H2020 projects like Route-to-PA, ARCADIA and Your Data Stories. Recently, he co-coordinated, a successful proposal on Social Media and Media Convergence – COMPACT, H2020 project.
Lukasz has been elected (2nd term) to the prestigious board of international e-Government organisation – Digital Government Society based in New York, USA. He is a registered ODI (Open Data Institute, London) trainer and official Medley (Elsevier) Advisor for Ireland. Lukasz has been recognized for his entrepreneurial efforts at BYIE Challenge in 2014. Lukasz is on board of directors for the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland Limited. His background combines solid engineering and scientific knowledge (Eng. in Information Technologies, MSc in Data Management and Ph.D in Electronic Participation) with good management and PR skills.


Andrea Kavanaugh

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, United States

A Fulbright scholar and Cunningham Fellow, Andrea Kavanaugh is Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of the interdisciplinary research Center for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her research lies in the areas of social computing and communication behavior and effects. She leads research on the use and social impact of information and communication technology funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, including the Digital Government Program, and currently the Human-Centered Computing Program and the Social-Computational Systems Program. She is the author or editor of three books; her research is also published in American Behavioral Scientist, Interacting with Computers, Journal for Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and The Information Society, among others. She has been presenting research at Digital Government Society (DGS) conferences since 2004.
Prior to joining the HCI Center in 2002, Dr. Kavanaugh served as Director of Research for the community computer network known as the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) from its inception in 1993. She holds an MA from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning (with a focus on telecommunications) from Virginia Tech.
Prior to joining the Board of the Digital Government Society (DGS) she served on the Board of the International Telecommunications Society (2002-08). She has served as Chair of the Web Communication Committee for DGS (2006-2007) and as Secretary of the Board of DGS (2007-11).

Staff Members

Arbi Chouikh, Web-master (2019-2020)

Andrea N. Downey (2015)

Philip Aydinian (2014)

Joel Richard, Web master (2012 – 2015)

Past Presidents

2018- 2019 Sehl Mellouli, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

2016 – 2017 Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York

2014 – 2015 Theresa Pardo, University at Albany

2012 – 2013 John Carlos Bertot, University of Maryland, College Park

2010 – 2011 Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington

2008 – 2009 Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California/ISI

2006 – 2007 Sharon Dawes, University of Albany