Chair - Track 5
National University of the South, Argentina
Dr. Elsa Estevez is Independent Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Argentina, Full Professor at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Assistant Professor at Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina. She is also Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly. Previously, she was a Senior Academic Program Officer at the United Nations University (UNU) Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), located in Portugal, Associate Visiting Professor at University of Minho, Portugal; Visiting Professor at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland and at the Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro, Argentina, Academic Program Officer at the UNU International Institute for Software Technology in Macao, China; head of Information Technology (IT) departments in a national bank and a major pharmaceutical wholesaler in Argentina. Her research interests include development and institutionalization of the IT function in government organizations (Government Chief Information Officer – GCIO), how IT transforms the relationships between government and citizens (Electronic Participation) and the working of urban systems (Smart City), and what is the impact of such transformations on public policy and sustainable development (UN Sustainable Development Goals framework).