About c/o Thomasen
New technologies and eGovernment.
What you'll find on this website
On this website, you'll find views, cases as well as tips and tricks to both eGovernment and technology. There will be a special focus on
- new emerging technologies, such as the semantic web
- and how technology changes us, our preferences and our behaviours
About Louise Thomasen
I'm a political scientist by education and profession. However, computers and technology has always fascinated me, and I have a special fondness for databases. Technology in itself is nothing, it's what it can do for us, as well as what it does for us and how it changes us as human beings, that holds my interest.
eGovernment and technology
Combining the fields political science, public administration and technology lead me into the eGovernment field working as a consultant and an expert. eGovernment is not just about putting government online, the field is much broader. It's about how we can use technology together with reorganising the public sector and its processes to give us, the citizens, better, more effective and more empowering government. And preferably for less money.
I've been working with computers for over 25 years. From 1997 and ten years onwards I worked as a consultant with the Danish Technological Institute, mainly with information society issues as well as ICTs (Information and Communication technologies).
My work was both in implementation, work organisation, web research, evaluation and analysis of ICTs and new ways of work, as well as web development. I worked with both public and private, as well as both national Danish customers, and international customers such as the European Commission, especially the General Directorate for Information Society.
In 2007 I left for the private sector to work for a small software development company YaWah.com, which specialised in in dynamic imaging server technology. There I was Support manager. YaWah was later acquired by Adobe Systems Inc., which I left to become a freelance consultant.
Since 2010 I have worked as an independent consultat, expert, and researcher from my consultancy coThomasen. My clients are mainly internation institutions and government entities such as the World Bank, UN, OECD, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) in Oman, and I have worked with the Western Balkan countries as an expert for the Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) in Montenegro amongst others.