Workshops on Blockchain and peer supervision at Creative Bureaucracy Festival Berlin 2018

When the Berlin-based newspaper Tagesspiegel approached ÖFIT in mid 2018 with rough ideas to organise a festival on creative bureacracy, I immediately volunteered to be part of our contribution, driven by my professional honor as a public administration researcher. On 6-7 September 2018, the Creative Bureacracy Festival took place in the magnificient main building of …    read more »

Talking issues of Artificial Intelligence in public organizations in Munich

In July 2018, I was invited to talk about issues of Artificial Intelligence in public administration at the 10th Bayrisches Anwenderforum in Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich. The congress convenes mostly civil servants from the state of Bavaria who are interested in matters of digitalisation. My panel dealt with questions of Artificial Intelligence and included a …    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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »