The eGovlab - not just in theory but also in practice

The last Stockholm CLC Tea Time Tuesday Talk of 2013 will give you a presentation of eGovlab, the Department for Computer Science at Stockholm University, and a competition related to “Service Innovation and open data”. eGovLab Director Vasilis Koulolias will also talk about his experiences as an entrepreneur and hope to have a vivid open discussion. 

Please register so that we can plan for seating and catering. 

EIT ICT Labs, Isafjordsgatan 26, floor 3C. Tuesday, 10th December 2013, 16.00-17.30 
- Director Vasilis Koulolias – eGovlab - Tea / Coffee & networking 
Please ensure that you register for administrative & catering purposes. Deadline for registration is 8th October. You find the link to register at the bottom of the mail. 

- The eGovlab - not just in theory but also in practice 
eGovlab is based at Stockholm University, Department of Computer Science. eGovlab is a unique laboratory focusing on eGovernment and citizen service delivery. It is based on a private public partnership. The eGovlab is a place where the future of inclusive governance and citizen service delivery is being forged – not just in theory but also in practice. We apply unconventional research framework and methods to visualise the impact of ICT on government transformation towards services, inclusion, transparency, efficiency and change management. 

Our free thinking staff of engineers, anthropologists, designers, academics and practitioners are engaged in projects ranging from open data and associated government apps, policy and decision support systems, argument visualisation, geospatial information systems, cloud computing, identity management and security, semantics, technology enhanced learning, mobile inclusiveness to change management as well as projects that aim at building the future of governance and government service delivery. 

Our unique culture of ‘learning by doing’ enables us to design and invent new possibilities for inclusive and democratic future communities. 

Vasilis Koulolias has dedicated over two decades in bringing the benefits of ICT to popular democratic proceedings while bridging the gap between citizens and policy makers. Until recently, he was the Executive Director of Gov2u and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Under his direction, Gov2U was placed by PoliticsOnline amongst the Top 10 most influential players in the field of Politics and the Internet. Gov2u is based in Brussels, Belgium and operates in Europe, Africa, North and South America advising and assisting to over 30 governments on how to modernize their policy development processes and enabling citizens to exercise their rights to democratic participation. 

He is a member of the International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA), a non-profit organisation comprised of National Government CIOs. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider). In 1987 he established Pythia Corp – developer of legislative information systems – which he ran as Chairman and CEO until the company was sold in 1998. He was a finalist in the 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Indiana Growth 100, and received the Highest Impacting Partner Award from Microsoft. 

Vasilis Koulolias has been featured in several books and publications including "Business@the Speed of Thought" by Bill Gates. Prior to establishing PYTHIA he was an Economic Advisor at the Indiana Legislature and Transportation Planner at the Indiana Transportation Planning Board. 

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