Alexandre Barbosa, Brazil

Alexandre Barbosa is head of the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of Information Society (, and is in charge of several nationwide ICT surveys and research projects on the socio-economic implications of ICTs, including research on Electronic Government. He was chair of the Expert Group on ICT Household indicators from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), a Master’s in Business Administration from Bradford University (UK), an MSc in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Catholic University (Brazil). He has also conducted postdoctoral research at HEC Montréal (Canada).