Keynotes Speakers and Tutorial Instructors - ICEDEG 2023





Soon Ae Chun is a professor and director of the Information Systems and Informatics program at CUNY College of Staten Island (CSI), and a professor of Computer Science Ph.D Program and Data Science MS Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the director of the Information Security Research and Education Lab (iSecure Lab). Her research area includes AI and Machine Learning; Security, Privacy and Trust; Semantic Web; Social Media Data Analytics; and Service Integration, focusing on applied areas in Digital Government and Digital Health. She worked on IT Innovations, Emergency Management and Scientific and Environmental Data Management projects in collaboration with the New Jersey State Government, NJ Meadowlands Environmental Center, NY/NJ Port Authority, Newark City Government, NASA as well as SAP, and Panasonic.  She received the CSI President’s Dolphin Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, a Fulbright Scholarship, and a Distinguished Service Award by the Digital Government Society. She served as the President for the Digital Government Society. She is a founding Editors-in-Chief for the ACM Digital Government Research and Practice. She is a senior member of IEEE and ACM Computing Society, and a member of the Digital Government Society and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. 





Matthias Stürmer is a Professor at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Head of the Institute for Public Sector Transformation at the BFH Business School, and Head of the Research Center for Digital Sustainability at the University of Bern. As a lecturer ("Privatdozent"), he is teaching, researching, and consulting on digital sustainability, open source software, open data, open government, ICT procurement, and natural language processing (NLP). Previously he worked as IT advisory Manager at EY (Ernst & Young) and as project leader at Liip AG, a Swiss software company creating agile Internet solutions based on open source technologies. In 2009 Matthias finished his doctoral dissertation as the Strategic Management and Innovation Chair at ETH Zürich, focusing on open-source communities and firm involvement. He studied business administration and computer science at the University of Bern until 2005, writing his master's thesis on open-source community building. Matthias Stürmer is president of the Digital Impact Network, president of the open source association CH Open, and co-founder and member of the board of, the Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge foundation. As a Smart Capital Region's steering committee member, he supports digital transformation in the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Wallis, Neuenburg, and Solothurn. He is the secretary of the Swiss Parliamentarian Group for Digital Sustainability (Parldigi) and was a member of the city parliament of Bern (2011-2019).





Henrique S. Xavier is a Physicist with 10+ years of experience in programming, mathematical modeling, statistics, and data analysis. Besides academic involvement in three different universities worldwide, I have also worked in the private, government, and third sectors as a data scientist/analyst, teacher, and freelancer in data analysis of non-physics topics for news organizations.















Demetrios Sarantis is Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-EGOV. Demetrios graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the National Technical University of Athens, holds a MSc in Operational Research and Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in e-Government from the National Technical University of Athens. He has been employed in software industry and in the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT), deploying and managing information systems and services and supporting database information infrastructures. He has also worked as researcher in e-Government Unit in Decision Systems Laboratory of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), participating in national and international research projects, in the areas of Government Transformation, Interoperability Frameworks, eParticipation, eGovernment, Process Modelling and Re-engineering in Public Sector. He has worked as researcher in Yale University (USA) in the area of Ontology Data Modelling in Biomedicine. His current research interests are Data Modelling-Ontologies, e-Governance. Public Administration, Information Systems Interoperability and Smart Cities.





Alexandre Barbosa is the Head of the Center of Studies for Information and Communications Technologies (, a Unesco Category II Center for developing an information society based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Barbosa is in charge of several nationwide ICT Survey projects in Brazil aimed at producing ICT-related statistics and indicators. Mr. Barbosa holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Bradford University, a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University. He has conducted postdoctoral research at HEC Montreal in Canada. 











Patricia Acosta is a committed and strategic technology researcher with extensive experience in software engineering, implementing large-scale projects, and partnering with cross-functional leaders. Passionate about continuous improvement, innovation, and change. With a personal approach to cultivating strong and diverse relationships, facilitating collaborative groups. Certified Researcher by SENESCYT and WiDS (Women in Data Science) ambassador. Reviewer of scientific articles in high-impact journals. Member of the IEEE and the "Intelligent & Interactive Systems Lab" research group of the Universidad las Américas. Facilitator of Research, Advanced Excel, and Electronic Commerce workshops with an academic and business focus.




Manuel Francisco Tupia Anticona is a computer Engineer, Master in Systems Engineering with a mention in Software Engineering, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. With more than 20 years of professional experience in IT consulting and auditing of technologies, systems, and information security, as well as training in these topics at the enterprise level. Expert in information security, information, and computer security. Extensive knowledge and mastery of national regulations, technical norms, and international auditing standards. He has 28 current international certifications related to security, cybersecurity, auditing, risk, business continuity, governance and management of IT services, anti-corruption, and process management. He has undergraduate and graduate university teaching experience.




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