“How to Procure Free Software”: Contribution to the “Public Money? Public Code!” campaign

In January 2019, the brochure “Public Money Public Code – Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software” was published by the Free Software Foundation Europe as part of their campaign “Public Money? Public Code!”. It contains a short article by me with a few very broad tips on how to procure Free Software as a public …    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 »

Analysing Estonia’s X-Road information infrastructure in Kiel

On 13 September 2018, I joined the academic conference “Wissenschaftliche  Konferenz Staatsmodernisierung und Verwaltungstransformation” on e-government at the state parliament in Kiel.  The conference was held by three German research institutions working on digital government: The German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV) in Speyer, the National E-Government Competence Center (NEGZ), and the Competence Center for …    read more »

Scenario study on AI in the public sector published

“Exekutive KI 2030 – Vier Zukunftsszenarien für Künstliche Intelligenz in der öffentlichen Verwaltung” is the title of a new publication I co-wrote at ÖFIT. The publication presents four scenarios of German public administration in 2030 with extensive use of AI. We’ve also used the scenarios to structure a debate with members of the Bundestag on …    read more »