Inviting young researchers to ask the grand questions of government digitalisation

Young researchers from various academic disciplines are invited to gather in Münster on 4-5 June 2019 to present their work as posters, win poster awards and to identify the grand questions of German government digitalisation and how to answer them. Here’s the full invitation (in German): I initiated and organise the workshop under the roof …    read more »

Call for Student Papers: “Internet Governance as an Arena of International Politics”

On the occasion of the Internet Governance Forum 2019 being held in Berlin in November 2019, I orchestrated a special issue on Internet Governance in the Bremen-based student-run social science journal KEY ISSUES, guest edited by ÖFIT. I’ve been active as a reviewer for KEY ISSUES for a few years and was happy to take …    read more »

Work-in-progress report on success factors for rural digital initiatives

In March 2019, my colleague Nicole Opiela and me presented a work-in-progress report on our study on digital initiatives in German rural areas at the 7. Fachkongress des IT-Planungsrats in Lübeck. The Fachkongress is an annual conference for experts and practitioners of German e-government from all federal levels. The IT-Planungsrat consists of representatives of all …    read more »

Exploring the future of public sector leadership in AI scenarios

In March 2019, I facilitated a workshop exploring the public sector leadership in our four scenarios of AI in the public sector at Fujitsu Germany’s annual conference on digital public administration “Jahreskonferenz Digitale Verwaltung”. The participants gathered in small groups and familiarised themselves with one of our scenarios on AI in the public sector each. …    read more »

Talking “Public Money, Public Code” at Netzpolitischer Abend

In March 2019, Katharina Nocun invited me to talk with her about our brochure “Public Money Public Code – Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software” at the 80th Netzpolitischer Abend. Netzpolitischer Abend is a regular format on digital policy by Digitale Gesellschaft, a civil society organisation committed to civil rights and consumer protection in terms …    read more »