Bio

Interests/Current
I am a researcher/lecturer/advisor in the area of ICT strategy & policy for socio-economic development, with a focus on the adoption of information technologies in networks of organizations (both public & private) & end-user communities. Current domains of interest include smart cities & smart communities and public safety & emergency management.

Work Experience
Currently I work as lecturer and researcher in Business IT & Management at the Faculty of IT & Design at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Previous academic appointments were as an assistant professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, as a post-doctoral fellow at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada (2008-2010) and as a research assistant at Penn State University in the USA (2003-2006; 2007). Additionally, I have worked as a senior economic advisor at OPTA (the Dutch telecom regulator, 2010-2011) and as a research associate at the Meraka Institute (African Advanced Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, 2006) in Pretoria, South Africa. I received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences & Technology from Penn State University in the USA and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (2002).