Adegboyega Ojo is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the E-Government Unit at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). His expertise is in the areas of Open data strategies and infrastructures, data intensive public services, E-Government Services, e-Participation infrastructure and Governance of Smart Cities. He is currently Principal Investigator on a number of EU Horizon 2020 projects in the area of Open data platforms and co-creation of data-driven public services. He has served as expert advisors to different UN organizations such as the e-Government Branch of United Nations Economic and Social Affairs/Division for Public Administration and Development Management on the use of open and big data for integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2030). Adegboyega also led the development of technical paper for the Open Government Partnership on how to benchmark initiatives from participating countries. While at the United Nations University as Research Fellow and Academic Programme Officer at the Centre for Electronic Governance in Macao SAR, Gboyega led the development of National e-Government and IT Strategies for countries in Asia and Africa. He has served as Program and Track Chairs and Program Committee member in well over 70 international conference editions in the domains of E-Government, Smart Cities and Formal Software Engineering. He currently serves as editorial board member for Elsevier’s Government Information Quarterly Journal and International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age. He was elected the Secretary of the Digital Government Society (DGS) in December 2016. Adegboyega obtained his doctorate in Computer Science (Artificial Neural Networks) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1998.
The increasing availability of different kinds of data about government activities and services coupled with advances in data analytics are driving adoption of data analytics-based innovations in public administrations and inter-governmental organizations. My talk will highlight some examples of government analytics initiatives and discuss in more depth some of the related research and innovation projects at the E-Government Unit of the Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). I will conclude with some of the challenges that must be addressed for governments to fully harness the benefits of Government Analytics as part of their digital transformation strategy.
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