Vishanth Weerakkody is a Professor of Digital Governance and the Director of the Business Life programme at Brunel University London, UK. Prior to his academic career, Vishanth worked in a number of Multinational organisations in the area of software engineering, business systems design and process analysis. He is currently involved in several R&D projects which are funded by the European Commission and International bodies such as the Qatar Foundation focusing on themes such as Smart Cities, ICT enabled process transformation, social innovation and digital inclusion. He has published over 150 peer reviewed research articles, guest-edited special issues of leading journals and edited several books on these themes. Vishanth has many years of R&D experience in the field of ICT innovation, process transformation and digital governance and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research. A Chartered IT professional and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, he combines over 25 years of practical industry-based knowhow with academic and teaching experience.