Track Chair '23
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Shefali Virkar is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Public Management and Governance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). Shefali specialises in the theory and practice of digital government, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence (AI)-based technologies and their application in the public sector.
She is a member of the Digital Government Society (DGS) and the IFIP WG 8.5. Shefali has been actively involved in organising several international conferences and, aside from being a regular track chair at ICEGOV, also serves as track chair for the EGOV-CeDEM-ePart and dg.o. conference series. She holds a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Politics from the University of Oxford (UK), where her doctoral research focused on the impact that the perceptions and behaviour of political actors involved with strategic ICT projects in bureaucracies have on the ultimate outcome of such initiatives through an in-depth examination of a case study based in India.