Hosting a session on algorithms and automatisation in government at ÖFIT 2017

On 23 November 2017, I hosted a discussion round about algorithms and automatisation in government at the annual conference of the Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT (ÖFIT). ÖFIT is a project at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems that acts as a think tank on the uses of information technology in government and society, financed by the …    read more »

Exploring Berlin’s challenges in e-government integration in Speyer

In November 2016, me and my Potsdam colleague Christian Schwab presented the preliminary results of an exploratory study on the challenges of e-government integration in the multi-level government of Berlin. Based on interviews with government officers and official evaluations, we concluded that the digital integration of governmental business processes is nowadays not a technical challenge, …    read more »

“Philippine Democracy: Stuck at the Halfway House” – Blogging my Master thesis for the University of Nottingham

Blumentritt Market in Manila, Philippines (Image credit: Thomas Moritz)

I’ve taken another step in boiling down my Master thesis, which deals with the role of civil society in the Philippines’ democratic consolidation. After condensing my MA thesis to a journal article earlier this year, I’ve now turned it into a 1200-word blog post for the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies. Taking …    read more »

Regional newspaper reports on WIPCAD and my PhD project

The article on my Research Training Group including my PhD project that appeared in the University of Potsdam’s magazine a few months ago has been syndicated in a supplement to the newspapers Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten and Tagesspiegel. The photo of Rio de Janeiro’s operations center, which I snuck into the original article, has now even …    read more »

Potsdam university magazine reports on WIPCAD and my PhD project

In March 2015, my Research Training Group was approached by a journalist from Portal Wissen, the University of Potsdam’s magazine. They wanted to report on our Research Training Group and I happily volunteered to be interviewed along with one of my colleagues on our PhD projects. It was an interesting challenge to break down my …    read more »