Eisco 2005 - european information society conference

Martin van Rossum

ELANET expert, Head of PRELUDE Learning & Knowledge Creation Cluster for Innovation, Netherlands

His academic background originates from public & business administration and socio-economic policy (graduated in 1973 at Rotterdam University with honours), he is registered innovation professional and is holding positions as senior lecturer & research fellow at the Dutch Universities for Professional Education in The Hague & Delft. His university assignments include the development of a (under)graduate programme for electronic government studies in the context of metropolitan regional development.

Currently he is acting as ELANET (CEMR) expert, head of PRELUDE Challenge Learning & Knowledge Creation Cluster for innovation (http://www.prelude-portal.org/km) and previously engaged in many socio-economic & IST thematic EU-funded projects as either project manager or coordinator (ranging from TURA-FP4 projects, eContent, Leonardo, Interreg 3C, TEN-TELECOM to FP5 projects, of which MUTEIS socio-economic assessment of Urban/Regional eAdoption policies; see http://muteis.infonomics.nl, for which he acted as technical coordinator on behalf of MERIT/Infonomics University of Maastricht).

As head of PRELUDE Challenge LKC Cluster he was responsible for the composition of LKC Terms of Reference, which contributed substantially to the Learn2Know eGov Coordination Action (currently inder evaluation). He is Telecities The Hague & Leeuwarden (ICT Center Friesland) advisor and previously engaged as co-ordinator of Telecities based project initiatives related to eGovernment and e-Public Procurement.

Expert in New Public Management, e-learning environment for public sector employees, international project management and human resources management. Co-author of several academic publications, of which lately 2 papers together with Ass. Prof. Jeremy Rose of Aalborg University Computer Science Department.