Case study on Smart City Berlin for adelphi consult

In Summer 2017, the Berlin-based sustainability consultancy adelphi consult contracted me to produce a case study on Smart City Berlin, i.e. Berlin government’s concepts and efforts to turn Berlin into a smart city. The case study is part of a larger report on smart cities in Germany for Deutsche Telekom AG which adelphi co-produces with Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik. The …    read more »

Workshop on Data-Driven Government at EPPC 2017 in Prague

In April 2017, I held a workshop on “Visions of Data-Driven Government” at the European Public Policy Conference (EPPC) in Prague. The EPPC is organized by students of the Hertie School of Governance and held in a different European city every year. This year’s conference topic was “Democracy in a Digital Age” and thus matched …    read more »

Study on youth exchanges & digitalisation for the African-German Youth Initiative

In winter 2016, I successfully tendered for a little study on digital innovations in youth exchanges. Contractor was the newly established African-German Youth Initiative. The rather open task was to research and summarize what new possibilites for youth exchanges digital technologies have brought about, and to showcase examplary projects in Germany. I ended up distinguishing three types …    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 »