Hosting a panel discussion on “Algorithms as a new political arena”

To celebrate the publication of our edited volume “(Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft” on algorithms and automatisation in government and society, the the Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT) held a panel discussion on 11 June 2018 at Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. The panel included digital activist Katharina Nocun, Fraunhofer FOKUS director Ina Schieferdecker, …    read more »

Facilitating the #ZKSV18 U30 Barcamp on the future of government

On 1 June 2018, I facilitated a half-day barcamp on the future of government together with two design thinking experts from Luftmenschen. About one hundred young people under (or around) 30 years from academia, public sector, consultancies, trade unions, and startups with an interest in public administration participated in the event, following an invitation from …    read more »

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 »