Marijn Janssen

Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft, The Netherlands

Marijn Janssen is a full professor in “ICT and Governance” at 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 10 EU and NWO funded projects. 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 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 600 refereed publications. He was ranked by Apolitical as one of the 100 most influential people in the Digital Government in 2018 and 2019. More information:


Jing Zhang

Professor, Information Management and Business Analytics, Academic Associate Dean, School of Management, Clark University

Jing Zhang is a Professor of Information Management and Business Analytics, and Academic Associate Dean at the School of Management at Clark University. She is also the Director for Master of Science in Business Analytics. Her research focuses on the interaction between information technologies, management practices, and organization in the public sector. In addition, she studies the development of smart governance and smart city initiatives empowered by advanced information technology, and the information systems support for achieving sustainability goals. She has more than 80 publications, and her publications appear in European Journal of Information Systems, Government Information Quarterly, Public Performance and Management Review, among others. Her research was supported by the US National Science Foundation and Mosakowski Institute of Public Enterprise. Her publications received the best paper awards from major conferences. She is the recipient of the Senior Faculty Fellowship at Clark University. She has kept an active record of serving the communities of digital government research since 2007. She was the program co-chair for dg.o conference from 2012-2015. She was an elected board member of the Digital Government Society in 2016-2020. While serving on the board, she championed the expansion of the society with the creation of its first local chapter in China.


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.


Gabriela Viale-Pereira

University for Continuing Education Krems, Department for E-Governance and Administration, Krems, Austria

Gabriela Viale Pereira is Assistant Professor for Information Systems at the Department for E-Governance and Administration at University for Continuing Education Krems and Research Fellow at CTG UAlbany. She holds a Postdoctoral Degree from the Center for Research on Public Administration and Government at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). She is Project Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities (CAP4CITY) project. Gabriela’s activities include research in digital government and ICT-related Governance projects involving smart governance, smart cities, and government 3.0 as the use of disruptive technologies for data-driven decision-making. Gabriela has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications on Information Systems and digital government Journals with focus on digital transformation and smart cities and she has served as guest editor of international books on digital governance and smart cities. She has been serving as conference chair, program chair and track chair on smart cities in conferences such as HICSS, ICEGOV, IFIP-EGOV-CeDEM-ePART, dg.o and SmartGov. Finally, she collaborates with a variety of organizations such as United Nations, ITU, and Council of Europe, being also Board Member of the Digital Government Society and of the IFIP WG 8.5 in ICT & Public Administration.


Mila Gasco Hernandez

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY

Mila Gasco-Hernandez is the Research Director of the Center for Technology in Government as well as an Associate Professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, both at the University at Albany – SUNY. She is also Affiliated Faculty in the Information Science PhD program in the same university as well as a Senior Fellow at EsadeGov (ESADE Business & Law School’s Center for Public Governance) in Barcelona, Spain. Her areas of research are mainly related to information and technology in government and, among other, they include electronic and open government, e-governance, public sector innovation, smart cities, telework, and artificial intelligence in government. She has authored six books and edited eight more and has also published more than 130 publications that included peer reviewed articles, conference papers, book chapters, and practitioner reports. In addition, Dr. Gasco-Hernandez is very active in the fields of Public Administration and Digital Government. She is an Associate Editor of Public Management Review and Information Polity and part of the editorial boards of several other journals. She is also involved in conference organization and sits on several advisory boards that support the work of public organizations around the world.

Past Presidents

2022 – 2023 Marjin Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

2020 – 2021 Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes, University of Albany, USA

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