Estevez, Elsa

Senior Academic Programme Officer

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  • Elsa Estevez
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EGOV
    OFFICE:
    Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) Campus de Couros, Rua Vila Flor 166, 4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal
    E-MAIL:
    estevez@unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +351 253 510 852
    NATIONALITY:
    Argentina

    Research Interests

    • Applying formal techniques for software modelling
    • Frameworks and tools for IT leadership and coordination
    • Software infrastructure for electronic governance
    • Software tools and frameworks for information sharing

    Education

    • PhD, Computer Science, National University of the South, Argentina (2009)
    • MSc, Computer Science, National University of the South, Argentina (2003)
    • BA, Computer Science, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1985)

    Appointments

    • Senior Academic Programme Officer, United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
    • Associate Editor, Government Information Quarterly, Elsevier

    Biographical Statement

    Elsa Estevez is a Senior Academic Programme Officer at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), located in Guimarães, Portugal. Previously, she was an Academic Programme Officer at the UNU International Institute for Software Technology in Macao, China; Assistant Professor at the National University of the South, Argentina; visiting professor in three universities in Argentina; and head of information technology departments in major financial and pharmaceutical organizations in Argentina.

    Her research interests include development and operation of the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) function, Electronic Governance (EGOV) for Sustainable Development, Smart City for Development, and Electronic Participation; the results are published in many book chapters, journal articles, conference papers and project reports. She has also delivered executive trainings to many groups of national, sectoral and city-level GCIOs around the world; organized conferences and schools to raise EGOV awareness and capacity in many developing countries; and managed research and development projects funded by the Macao Foundation, IDRC and several national governments.

    Most recently she assisted the Colombian Government towards the development of the national GCIO function, chaired the juries of the Gulf Cooperation Council e-Government Award in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, and served as Programme Committee Co-Chair of three editions of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) in Estonia, Portugal and Tunisia. She holds PhD and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the National University of the South, Argentina.