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Soumaya Ben Dhaou, PhD

Soumaya Ben Dhaou, PhD

Research Coordinator United Nations University


Soumaya Ben Dhaou is a Research Coordinator at UNU-EGOV, the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-driven Electronic Government. She coordinates on the research project on “Digital transformation strategy” as well as the research line on the role of the “Emerging technologies for digital transformation in the public sector”.

Her research includes potential benefits and challenges of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Blockchain and Internet of Things and their impact to transform urban centers into smart cities, and more broadly public service.

She is also leading within UNU-EGOV the research project Blockchain 4 smart cities part of the “United for Smart Sustainable Cities” (U4SSC) initiative managed by ITU and UNECE. The scope of the research projects encompasses countries, regions, urban and rural areas as well as municipalities, inter-organizational and single organizations.

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