adegbojega_ojoAdegboyega Ojo

Insight@NUIG, Galway, Ireland

I am a Senior Research Fellow and the E-Government Group Leader (under the Linked Data Strand) at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway. My research aims to contribute to shaping the vision of Next Generation Government Information and Service Infrastructure. Specifically, I am currently investigating:

  1. How to harness semantic web and linked data in developing next generation Electronic Public Service Infrastructures, enabling joined-up policy making and more transparent government processes;
  2. How to extract salient information from the social web to inform proactive engagement and management of citizens; and
  3. How to drive open innovation both in government and governance of Smart Cities through the adoption and exploitation of Big, Open and Linked Data.

I am also interested in gaining better understanding of the conditions for effective adoption these innovations in government organizations.

Before joining Insight @ NUIG, I worked as Academic Program Officer and Research Fellow at the Center for Electronic Governance, United Nations University – International Institute for Software Technology (UNU). At UNU, I supported governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; including Macao, Korea, Mongolia, Colombia, Cameroon and Nigeria. Before his international engagements, he was Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he earlier earned his doctorate and bachelor degrees in 1998 and 1991 respectively. He is a Professional member of ACM and the Computer Professionals of Nigeria.

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