“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 »

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 »

Authors’ workshop for a handbook on digital government in Bremen

In June 2018, I joined a authors’ workshop for a new German-language handbook on digitalisation in government by Tanja Klenk, Frank Nullmeier, and Göttrik Wewer. We discussed roughly half of the 60 accepted chapter proposals in their draft versions, covering topics from social media for government communication to electronic identity cards in international comparison. My …    read more »

Edited volume “(Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft” published

After almost six months of work, the edited volume “(Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft” on algorithms and automatisation in society and government is printed and published. The book extends the ÖFIT2017 conference into the written realm, with contributions from conference speakers as well as new content from an open call for papers. 24 …    read more »

“Populist, Reformer or Hardliner?” – Short article on Philippine President Duterte

I have written a short four-page piece on the Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte for WeltTrends, a Potsdam-based monthly magazine on international politics. I keenly observed the Philippines’ presidential campaign (mostly via my Philippine Facebook friends) and early on, Rodrigo Duterte’s platform caught my interest. How he likened himself to “democratic autocrats” like Russia’s Vladmir Putin or …    read more »