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 »

Building the Human Blockchain at Omnisecure 2019

In January 2019, I facilitated a workshop on the blockchain at the Omnisecure 2019 conference in Berlin. Omnisecure is an annual conference on “smart identity solutions” such as eIDs, digital payment, blockchain, connected living, etc. I was invited to be the game master of the Human Blockchain, a gamified workshop that lets participants experience how …    read more »

Workshop on Big Data from a knowledge political perspective at the WZB Mercator Forum 2018

In December 2018, I held a workshop on the topic “Whose knowledge counts? Legitimacy of Big Data-driven politics” at the WZB Mercator Forum 2018. The WZB Mercator Forum is a two-day science-policy transfer format at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), funded by Stiftung Mercator. The 2018 edition of the forum dealt with “Big Data 4 …    read more »

Interview on digitalisation, AI, and Big Data in Erfurt

In summer 2018, I taped a long interview on digitalisation, artificial intelligence and Big Data for the online format Erfurter Stubenexpress. Erfurter Stubenexpress is produced by the local political party “Mehrwertstadt Erfurt”, in which some friends of mine are involved. When they had heard about my edited volume “(Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und …    read more »