William Gilles is a tenured associate professor (HDR) at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) where he is the director of the Master’s degree in Digital Law and the director of the Chair of the Americas. He is the co-founder and President of IMODEV. He is a member of the board of the Sorbonne Law School, and a member of the Academic Board of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he serves on the Research Council of the University. He received several awards (1rst Prize of the Foundation Jacques Descours Desacres, delivered by the French Senate, 2014 SMBG Prize Trophée de la pédagogie, 2015 First Prize of the Instituto do Capitalismo Humanista, Brasil). William Gilles is a former lawyer at the French Constitutional Council (2009-2011). Between 2014 and 2016, he was heard three times by the French Senate on Governmental Transparency, open data, and digital legal issues. Since 2015, he is one of the two Open Government Partnership (OGP) IRM Researchers for France. He is the director of the International Journal of Open Government, and of the International Journal of Digital and Data Law. His research focuses on open government issues (open data, government transparency, citizen participation, government accountability), digital law issues (right to privacy, cybercrime, fundamental rights in the digital society, tax law in the digital society), eGovernment, smart cities, and public finance.
Rebekah Trombleis an associate professor in the School of Media & Public Affairs at George Washington University, where she teaches and conducts research on media and politics, digital research methods and ethics, and computational social science. Before her research took a digital turn, she also conducted extensive fieldwork in former Soviet Central Asia, where she focused on political discourses about Muslims and Islam. Prior to joining George Washington University, she spent eight years at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Ghita Mezzour an associate professor and the associate director of the ITC research laboratory (TICLab) at the International University of Rabat. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security and youth employability. She is currently leading a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) project on using Global big social and technical data to predict cyber attacks and a USAID project on using data sciences to improve youth employability in Morocco. She holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Systems from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Ghita was selected as a Rising Star by MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in 2015 and was a visiting Faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park during Summer 2017.
Alejandro Noriega Campero graduated from a PhD in applied artificial intelligence at the MIT Media Lab, and a masters in Technology and Policy from the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, & Society (IDSS). The vision driving Alejandro’s career is to bridge academic breakthroughs in AI with their sensible application for the public good. He has led applied research projects with the United Nations’ Big Data initiative (Global Pulse), the national governments of Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Andorra, and Saudi Arabia, as well as several partners in industry. He recently founded Prosperia Labs, a social impact spinoff developing AI solutions in the areas of poverty and health. He there leads a collaboration between MIT and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) focused on developing "AI Systems for the Fair and Efficient Targeting of Social Policies"—such as Conditional Cash Transfers—across the globe. He also leads the development of Human+Ai decision systems for massifying early detection of chronic diseases in developing countries.
Prof.dr.ir. Marijn Janssen lectures the courses ‘Design of Innovative ICT-Infrastructures and services', 'Business Processes Management and Technology" at Delft University of Technology. He is teaching the module ‘business process & technology’ at the MBA Business & IT of Nyenrode Business University. Furthermore he is coures manager of “Information Management & Design” Teaching Module 3 - information management - in the Master of Public Information Management (MPIM) of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He initiated a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the field of ‘open government’ which attracted over 3500 subscribers. Marijn Janssen is co-editor-in-chief of Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), associate editor of International Journal of E-business Research (IJEBR), international Journal of E-Government Research (IJEGR), Decision Support Systems (DSS) and on the editorial board of Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy (TGPPP) and Information Polity (IP). He is co-chair at the E-government open data and datafication minitrack (and in the past of the interoperability infrastructure and e-policy, governance and law track) of the HICSS conference, was the organizing chair of ICEC04, IFIP EGOV2011 and IFIP I3E2015 held in Delft, and is programme chair of the IFIP I3E2016 conference and conference chair of the annual IFIP EGOV conferences series since 2009. He is also track chair of the e-government track at AMCIS and serves on several programme committees of conferences. As a full professor he is involved in society oriented technology foresight studies at The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT). This institute was established in 1968 by The Netherlands Royal Instititute of Engineers (KIVI). STT is an independent non-profit foundation, funded by financial contributions from the Dutch government and industry and science (www.stt.nl).
Ricardo Matheus is a PhD Candidate at TUDelft. Currently works with Big and Open Linked Data (BOLD) being part of OpenGovIntelligence Consortium funded by the Horizon 2020 (www.opengovintelligence.eu/). Former data analyst 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 on "Opening the Cities: Open Government Data in Local Governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay" – (http://goo.gl/s1vgCq).