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Frank Bannister  : "O(ver)-Government: e-Government and the Limits of the Desirable"
Chief Editor, Electronic Journal of e-Government (EJEG) & Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 


Frank Bannister is head of the Information Systems Laboratory in the School  of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin.  He is a 
founding member of the European Conference on e-Government and a  co-director of the permanent study group on e-government in the European 
Group of Public Administration.  He has published extensively in the fields  of e-government and ICT evaluation (including co-editing a book on Risk and 
Trust in public sector ICT) and is the editor of the Electronic Journal of  e-Government.  Frank is a Fellow of Trinity College, a Fellow of the Irish 
Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.


Roland Traunmueller: "e-Governance - a Vision and a Construction-site"

University of Linz, Institute of Informatics in Business and Government, Austria


Prof. Dr. Roland Traunmueller is Professor emeritus in the Institute of Informatics in Business and  Administration at Linz University, Austria. In Austria Prof. Traunmueller heads the Forum e-Government, in Germany he is member of the steering body e-Government within the GermanComputer Society (GI, Bonn). In addition he is involved in various consulting activities and boards on the national and international level (Ministries, EU, UNO, UNESCO).

He founded the EGOV conference series. In recognition of founding the e-Government R&D Community he got 2006 the “Prometheus” – an Award dedicated  by the North-American Society on Digital Government and by the European Society for e-Government.




Matt Poelmans : "Citizenlink, the Missing Link in e-Government"
Director Citizenlink, Netherlands

Matt Poelmans studied business administration at Nyenrode and political science at Amsterdam University. He started his career at the Social and Economic Council where he held research and managerial positions. Later he was employed by the ministry of Internal Affairs and the ICTU Foundation as a manager of several e-Government programmes: Public Counter 2000, e-Government Knowledge Centre, e-Citizen Programme. At present is Director of Citizenlink and Vice Chairman of the Web Accessibility Foundation. He has been active in politics as a councillor and deputy Mayor in Oegstgeest, a member of the Provincial Council of South Holland and Vice Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party D66. More information on www.mattpoelmans.nl



Alexander Prosser : "E-Voting: Lessons Learnt"

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria


Prof. Alexander Prosser works at the Dept. of Information Systems and Operations at the University of Economics and Business Administration.
Among other positions, he worked at HEC, Paris and the University of Technology Sydney. His research fields are eGovernment and eVoting, his
research group conducted all three Internet election pilots in Austria. Alexander initiated the EDEM conference series on electronic democracy
and is responsible for the eDemocracy section within the Int. Conference on Legal Information Systems. He chairs the eDemocracy working group at
the Austrian Computer Society and is involved in national and international (EU, Council of Europe) consulting projects.




Reggie Davidrajuh: “Implementing E-Government in Developing Countries: Issues, Problems, and Solutions”

University of Stavanger, Norway

Associate Editor, Electronic Government: an International Journal (EG)


Reggie Davidrajuh specializes on e-government implementations in developing countries. He has published in the areas such as e-government strategies,

e-readiness, and domestic digital divide. He sits in the editorial boards of several journals, and is the editor of International Journal of Business and Systems Research (IJBSR).  In addition to his professorship at the University of Stavanger, Norway, he also works as a consultant on e-government issues.




Peter Parycek: "eGovernment & eDemocracy Strategies"
Head of Center for E-Government, & Donau-Universitat Krems, Austria

Chairman of the Working Group eDemocracy& eParticipation, Austrian Federal Chancellery
Chairman of the Working Group eGovernment Training Curriculum for Public Sector Employees, Austrian Federal Chancellery Chairman of the Working Group eDemocracy, Austrian Computer Society (OCG)

Head of the Center for E-Government: development and coordination of academic programmes; managing national and international cooperations
with public and private partners Research, project management and consulting in the field of eGovernment & eDemocracy; Projects include: Participation in Multiparty Procedures (enabling citizens to participate in environmental impact assessment, planning and building permission) Diversification of Target Groups and Life Events in eGovernment: portals for private enterprises and citizens.





Mark Liptrott :  "UK E-voting Paradox: The influence of agency on the diffusion of an innovation"

Edge Hill University, UK


Mark is a University Lecturer in Information Systems within the Business School at Edge Hill University and his research has concentrated on the diffusion of e-voting in the UK.  Mark has been a regular contributor to the Electronic Journal of E-Government and presented for the last three years at the European Conference of E Government. 


His research has been published in various journals including the UK Government Computing News Magazine.  He is an associate editor for the Journal of Information Technology and Citizenship and reviews for a number of other journals.




Mats Ostling : "e-Government in Local Authorities and Region: The Case of Sweden"

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), Sweden

Mats Ostling has been working as an ICT-strategist since 2000 on a national level, for The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and the Federation of Swedish County Councils.  He possesses long-term experience from organisational and development issues on all sorts of ICT-related matters on the level of local authorities. He has participated in different projects aimed at implementing ICT in local governments. He is the Initiator of the Swedish project concentrating on the re-use of public financed software and conversion of software developed within the public sector into open software.





Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko : "Government 2.0: Towards Interactive and Enabling E-Government"
University of Tampere, Finland


Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Regional Studies, University of Tampere, Finland. He holds a PhD (Administrative Sciences) and MPhil and Licentiate degrees (Philosophy). Anttiroiko has worked as an expert in several national and international governance and e-government projects. He is a member of editorial boards of several international journals (EG, IJEGR, IJIRD etc.). He is the editor of the special issue of IJTM on global competition of high-tech centres (IJTM Vol. 28 Nos. 3/4/5/6, 2004) and a co-editor of “e-City” (TUP 2005), “e-Transformation in Governance” (IGP 2004) and “Encyclopedia of Digital Government” (IGR 2007).





Marijn Janssen : "Orchestrating Services for Integrated Service Delivery "
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, The Netherlands

Dr. Marijn Janssen is Director of the interdisciplinary SEPAM Master programme and an Associate Professor in the field of e-government within the Information and Communication Technology section of the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of Technology. Marijn has been a consultant for the Ministry of Justice and received a Ph.D. in management information systems (2001). He is particularly interested in situations in which multiple public and private organizations want to collaborate, in which ICT plays an enabling role, solutions are constrained by organizational realities and political wishes, and there are various ways to proceed. More information: www.tbm.tudelft.nl/marijnj.