Tomasz Janowski

Awards Committee Chair '23

Tomasz Janowski

Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

Tomasz Janowski is the Head of the Department of Informatics in Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland; Invited Professor at the Department for E-Governance and Administration, Faculty of Business and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Government Information Quarterly, Elsevier.

Previously, he was Invited Professor at Università Della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland and University of Minho, Portugal; founding Head of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), Portugal; and Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the UNU International Institute on Software Technology (UNU-IIST), Macau, China. At UNU, he founded and directed for 12 years the digital government program, which conducted research and development activities in 61 countries around the world. Among them, he established the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) and organized 10 ICEGOV editions in Macao, Cairo, Bogota, Beijing, Tallinn, Albany, Seoul, Guimarães, Montevideo and New Delhi. He also co-chaired the e-Government Interest Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); was a member of the UN expert group on e-Government Survey; and was the chief jury of the Omani and Saudi Arabian national awards in e-Government.

His research interests include digital government, development informatics, sustainable digital transformation, and digital transformation for sustainability. He is an author or co-author of over 270 publications including academic publications and technical and policy reports prepared for such organizations as the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO), European Commission, International Development Research Center (IDRC), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Macao Foundation, Microsoft, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Bank, and for governments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. His academic qualifications include Habilitation in Management Sciences (equivalent), Gdańsk University of Technology; PhD in Computer Science, University of Warwick; and MSc in Mathematics, University of Gdańsk.