Work-in-progress report on success factors for rural digital initiatives

In March 2019, my colleague Nicole Opiela and me presented a work-in-progress report on our study on digital initiatives in German rural areas at the 7. Fachkongress des IT-Planungsrats in Lübeck. The Fachkongress is an annual conference for experts and practitioners of German e-government from all federal levels. The IT-Planungsrat consists of representatives of all …    read more »

Exploring the future of public sector leadership in AI scenarios

In March 2019, I facilitated a workshop exploring the public sector leadership in our four scenarios of AI in the public sector at Fujitsu Germany’s annual conference on digital public administration “Jahreskonferenz Digitale Verwaltung”. The participants gathered in small groups and familiarised themselves with one of our scenarios on AI in the public sector each. …    read more »

Hosting yet another barcamp on the future of public administration

As in 2018, I was part of this years’ team behind “Barcamp U30 – Verwaltung der Zukunft”, a barcamp where young people working in and around government develop ideas on how to move public administration to the future. The barcamp took place in March 2019 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. This years’ edition focussed …    read more »

Talking “Public Money, Public Code” at Netzpolitischer Abend

In March 2019, Katharina Nocun invited me to talk with her about our brochure “Public Money Public Code – Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software” at the 80th Netzpolitischer Abend. Netzpolitischer Abend is a regular format on digital policy by Digitale Gesellschaft, a civil society organisation committed to civil rights and consumer protection in terms …    read more »

Building the Human Blockchain at Omnisecure 2019

In January 2019, I facilitated a workshop on the blockchain at the Omnisecure 2019 conference in Berlin. Omnisecure is an annual conference on “smart identity solutions” such as eIDs, digital payment, blockchain, connected living, etc. I was invited to be the game master of the Human Blockchain, a gamified workshop that lets participants experience how …    read more »