Background and activities

Bokolo Anthony Jnr. is a post-doctoral fellow and conducts research in urban data management and smart city ICT architecture. He has a background in Computer Science (Information Systems) and now works with the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE) group of the Department of Computer Science. His research interests are in  Digital Transformation, Health Informatics, Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Blended Learning.

Presently, he is a Project Supervisor for Doctorate Candidate(s) at Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in International Management at Geneva Business School .

He is a member of the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET) and a recipient of the prestigious Emerald Literati Award 2020.

He recently received 2 awards from International Journal of Green Energy (IJGE) SCI Impact Factor= 2.459 (2020) ->>"Most downloaded original paper award - published & downloaded in IJGE in 2020" and "Most downloaded original paper award - published & downloaded in IJGE for the period 2016-2020" Paper Title-Smart city data architecture for energy prosumption in municipalities: concepts, requirements, and future directions

He is also a Topic Editorial Board Member for Future Internet Journal  an Open Access Jounal Published by MDPI.

Guest Editor
Sustainable Smart City - Future Internet Journal - Link

He currently works in the +CityxChange project. The project aims to realize Europe-wide deployment of Positive Energy Districts by 2050 and prepare the way for fully Positive Energy Cities. As such, a distributed and modular ICT Ecosystem Architecture and Data Integration approach is developed. 

The developed ICT Ecosystem Architecture will orchestrate and support distributed services and data, recommendations on the use of big data and citizen engagement, and Enterprise Architecture approaches. His main activities in the  +CityxChange project include;

  • Development of a scalable ICT Ecosystem Architecture and Roadmap for a Smart City.
  • Approaches to open data, data Integration and Interoperability for the ICT Ecosystem.
  • Enterprise Architecture and API repositories to support service development and Open Innovation 2.0.
  • Participate in Smart City related research activities at the department and NTNU.
  • Lead and supervise student projects related to ICT Ecosystem Architecture and urban big data analytics.
  • Integration and learning from the existing H2020 projects.

Scientific, academic and artistic work