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 »

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 »