Expert quotes on digital solutions for rural areas in Tagesspiegel Background

In March 2020, the specialist publication “Tagesspiegel Background” published two articles presenting our study on digital solutions for rural areas, including a few quotes from an interview with me. 1. Article in “Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI” presenting our study in general (in German, paywalled): 2. Article in ” Tagesspiegel Background Mobilität & Transport” focussing …    read more »

Talk on knowledge utilisation at a conference for municipal education monitoring

Kommunales Bildungsmonitoring (municipal education monitoring) is a government initiative with offices in municipalities all over Germany. All of these offices collect local data on education and training and try to feed their analyses back into municipal politics. In December 2019, I gave an invited talk at the initiative’s conference in Berlin. I focused on what …    read more »

Guest-edited special issue on Internet governance published

The Call for Student Papers on “Internet Governance as an Arena of International Politics” for the student journal Key Issues, which I put together and disseminated with my colleagues Nicole Opiela and Jens Tiemann in April 2019, yielded submissions from all over the world. Given the wide range of topics, from repressive national Internet governance …    read more »

“Build your Utopia!” – Workshop on visions of eco-digital societies

In November 2018, my brother Philipp P. Thapa and I facilitated a workshop on utopias that tackle both environmental and digital questions. The occasion for this collaboration was the conference Bits & Bäume in Berlin that brought together people from the environmental movements as well as from the tech scene.  Our workshop was based on utopian thinking …    read more »

Chapter on the challenges of e-government integration in Berlin published

E-government integration, i.e. the joining-up of different IT systems through interfaces, common databases, and harmonized data formats, is the key element for seamless digital processes in government. This new chapter explores and analyses the challenges of e-government integration in the state of Berlin, where each of the 12 Bezirke runs its own IT systems. In …    read more »

Workshop on futures of work with Artificial Intelligence in the Berlin Olympic stadium

This year’s annual conference of the focus group “Deutschland intelligent vernetzt” (“Germany smartly connected”) of the national digitalization summit of government and business actors, the Digitalgipfel, was organized as a bar camp and supposed to discuss the future of work in a digital society. The conference of the government with the other businessmen and investors …    read more »