Emmanuel C. Lallana, PhD
Dr. Lallana is the Chief Executive of ideacorp – an
independent, non-profit organization focused on the use of Information and
Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D). He has served in the Philippine
government's apex ICT policy making body, undertakes research on ICT4D issues,
and conducts training for government officials on ICT4D Policy Making,
eGovernment and Social Media. He is
currently a Consultant at UN Asia Pacific Training Center for Information and
Communication Technology for Development (UN APCICT), in Incheon, Korea and the
World Bank in its Manila Office. He also
Chairs the Program Management Committee of the gCIO Development Program – a
competency based-training program to develop Government Chief Information
Officers. This program was developed and
organized by ideacorp, Career Executive
Service Board (CESB) and the De La Salle University College of Computer Studies (DLSU CCS).
Francisco A. Magno, PhD
Dr. Magno is the Director of the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance at De La Salle University (DLSU), where he previously served as Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the Social Development Research Center. He has conducted teaching and research in several higher education institutions, including Florida State University, University of Reading, Waseda University, Hiroshima University, University of Hawaii, University of the Philippines, and St. Scholasticas College.
He has been a Project Leader of various development projects to build the capacity of civil society and local universities on bottom-up planning, budgeting, and monitoring processes. He was the Project Leader of the Capacity Building Component of the Empowered Participatory Governance towards Progress in North Cotabato Communities Project in partnership with the Fundacion Accion Contra el Hambre and the support of the European Commission from November 2013 to February 2015. From July 2013 to June 2014, he steered the Fostering Open Governance through Engaged Universities Project funded by the Australian Agency for International Development from July 2013 to June 2014. He coordinated the Improving the Quality and Responsiveness of Public Spending in Poor Communities through Localized Procurement Reform Project in partnership with the Transparency and Accountability Network and the support of the World Bank from August 2013 to April 2014.
David Jonathan Y. Bayot, PhD
Dr. Bayot is an Associate Professor of Literature at De La Salle University where he is currently the Executive Publisher of its university press. He is the general editor of the Critics in Conversation series of the De La Salle University Publishing House and concurrently the general editor of the Critical Voices series of the Sussex Academic Press. He is the author / editor / co-editor of twenty books, published by the University of the Philippines Press, (among the national presses) and the University of Chicago Press (among the international presses).