A few days ago, on August 8, 2018, Apolitical International published its list of 100 most important people in digital governance, based on their influence in determining global developments. The list includes Giannis Charalambidis, associate professor at the University of the Aegean Sea, at the Information Systems Engineering and Communication Systems department of the Polytechnic School, based in Samos.
The Apolitical list is intended to show the international distribution of e-government or digital governance, and includes people from all continents working on the transformation of the public sector using technology. The list was drawn up on the proposal of candidates from experts and senior executives from states, companies and international organizations, including the OECD, the Open Government Partnership, the Alan Turing Institute, the World Bank and others.
The list includes personalities such as Tim Berners Lee, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, pioneer businessman Martha Lane Fox, and senior government officials and local government officials from countries such as Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, India, US, Canada.
The distinction is for Mr. Charalambides "a result of a systematic research, implementation and educational effort, with an international orientation, taking place in the Research Center for e-government, at the University of the Aegean Sea, always through the joy of joining together. working with professors, researchers and students from Greece and abroad and against a lot of adversity. "
The introduction to the list of 100 comes before the Greek professor after an escalation of discrimination in recent years: 2nd prize at the European eGovernment competition, distinguished as the 8th most important author in the field of e-government, three times the first prize at the IFIP-eGOV international conference and others.
The Rector of the University of Aegean Professor Stefanos Gritzalis, speaking to the APE MPA, said: "Recognizing the high value of Greek academics at the international level can only contribute to the progress of higher education in Greece. governance area shows that considerable know-how is being created in Greek universities, which is able to channel unique knowledge and experience on a very critical societal problem We are proud, at the University of the Aegean Sea and in the Aegean Sea in general, that we have people of the scientific maturity and academic extraversion of Mr. Charalambides ".