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International Workshop on Innovation and Smart Goverment 2023

September 2023

Hybrid Event

Keynote Speakers


J. Ramon Gil-Garcia

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and the Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Ph.D., MS, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and 

Policy  and  the  Director  of  the  Center  for  Technology  in  Government,  University  at 

Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gil-Garcia was considered the most 

prolific author in  the  field of digital government research worldwide and in 2013 he 

was selected for the Research Award, which is “the highest distinction given annually 

by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to outstanding young researchers.” More recently, 

Dr. Gil-Garcia was named “One of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital 

Government” in 2018 and 2019 by Apolitical. Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author 

of articles in prestigious international journals in Public Administration, Information 

Systems, and Digital Government and some of his publications are among the most cited 

in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include 

collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, 

smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent 

technologies, digital divide policies, and multi-method research approaches.


Anastasija Nikiforova

Assistant professor and researcher (PhD)

University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing

Anastasija Nikiforova is an assistant professor of Information Systems at University of Tartu (Institute of Computer Science), a part of European Open Science Cloud Task Force “FAIR Metrics and Data Quality” and a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology (Faculty Technology Policy and Management), whose research interests include, but are not limited to, data management with a particular focus on data quality, open government data, Smart City, Society 5.0, sustainable development, IoT, HCI and digitization. She is an expert of the COST – European Cooperation in Science & Technology, as well as Latvian Council of Sciences in (1) Natural Sciences – Computer Science and Informatics, (2) Engineering and Technology-Electrical Engineering, Electronics, ICT, and (3) Social Sciences – Economics and Business. In addition, she is an associate member of the Latvian Open Technology Association. She serves as a program committee for 10+ international conferences and invited reviewer for 10+ high-quality (Q1-Q2) journals. She is an Editorial Board Member for several journals and a general chair for the international Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies Conference (EGETC).