Louise Thomasen is an independent consultant, eGovernment and technology expert with over 30 years’ experience working with IT in the cross field of technology and society. She works with analysing, designing, implementing and evaluating IT systems as well as tools. Furthermore, possess extensive experience in evaluating, benchmarking and guiding eGovernment websites as well as projects. She took part in HM Award jury in Oman; an international jury panellist in Dubai; evaluating services for the Hamdan Bin Mohamed Award for Smart Government; as well as four years contribution in the ICEGOV conferences as Co-Chairman, panellist, member of debate team and program committee member.
She is presently working on developing a knowledge management platform on smart cities solutions in a cooperation between India and South Korea for the World Bank. In 2014, she contributed to a UN-ESCWA study on integration of service delivery in the Arab Region, and a study on social media for eParticipation in the Danish public administration. In recent years, she has also supported ITA in Oman with auditing, benchmarking and consultancy on improvement of government websites, eServices and eGovernment strategy. Additionally, Thomasen was the international ICT expert responsible for co-authoring several studies such as the ‘ReSPA comparative eGovernment Study’ for seven countries in the Western Balkans, national roadmaps on open government and eParticipation, ‘Abuse of IT for Corruption’ along with ‘Checklist for Assessment of Risks for Abuse of IT for Corruption’.