Louise Thomasen is an independent consultant, eGovernment, and technology expert. She has 30 years’ experience working with IT in the cross field of technology and society. She works with analysing, designing, implementing, and evaluating IT systems and tools. Louise has extensive experience in evaluating, benchmarking, and guiding eGovernment websites and projects.
In 2017 she chaired the eGovernment Excellence award in Bahrain. She was part of the HM Award jury in Oman (2012, 2014, 2016), and an international jury panellist in Dubai (2014, 2015, 2017) for the Hamdan Bin Mohamed Award for Smart Government. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 she contributed to the ICEGOV conferences by co-chairing a session track, as a panellist in plenary discussion, member of debate team, and part of the program committee reviewing papers.
She is currently involved in the continuing development of a knowledge management platform for smart cities solutions in India and globally for the World Bank.
In 2014 she contributed to a UN-ESCWA study on the role of standards and interoperability for integration of service delivery in the Arab Region, and a study on the use of social media for eParticipation in the Danish public administration.
In recent years, she has also supported the ITA in Oman with auditing, benchmarking, and consultancy on improvement of government websites, eServices, and eGovernment strategy.