Technical Advisor to the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization, Portugal
Rui Pedro Lourenço obtained his Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Coimbra University in 1992. Since then, and until 1998, he worked as a systems analyst and programmer at several private companies. In 1998 he joined the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and received his PhD in Management Science with a dissertation on "Public Participation Support Systems" from Coimbra University. He is currently Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Economics from the same University and is the author of several scientific papers on eGovernment, eDemocracy and Open Government.
He was recently appointed Technical Advisor to the Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization from the Portuguese Government.