New ideas for politics, administration and civil society in digitization
At the end of the last term of office the city council of Regensburg decided on a Smart City framework strategy. It is about future joy and the readiness to innovate, e-government and related services for citizens, the digital competence of city administrations and civil society, about security, a developed data culture and the protection against the misuse of personal data. The framework strategy is not very specific. It can be read as a mandate to the new city council elected in 2020 and the new first mayor, Getrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer, to fill the Smart City of Regensburg with life.
The 7th edition of #digit-R – Consequences of the Digital World would like to make a contribution by feeding ideas into the discussion. On the basis of various topics, the participants of the event are invited to take part in the discussion, to describe their experiences and to contribute ideas.
- Prof. Dr. Georg Barfuß, Department for Economy, Science and Finance:
Prof. Dr. Barfuß has been heading the Department for Economics, Science and Finance at the City of Regensburg since January 1st 2020. He is scientific adviser to the BKK ProVita and lecturer at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) and at the VWA Ostbayern (Administration and Economic Academy of Eastern Bavaria)/Donau-University Krems (Danube University Krems). In his previous career, he has always been in contact with the academic world: in addition to his studies in Controlling at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, he earned alongside his job a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Augsburg. After he was promoted to Head of Controlling at Uniwheels Automotive Holding GmbH, he moved back to Bavaria in 2010 and worked for the Dräxlmaier Group, a family company in the automotive supplier industry. During this time, he completed alongside his job an MBA course at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. In 2013 he received his call to the business administration faculty of the THI, where he is responsible for the development of the subject “Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Management”. He held the professorship at the same time as he was Head of Corporate Sustainability Management at the Dräxlmaier Group. Practical teaching concepts, research projects and publications on the topic of sustainable corporate management were particularly important to him.
- Kristina Lemmer, Research Associate/PhD student at the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Siegen:
Kristina Lemmer works as a research assistant at the chair of Business Informatics and at the research project “Humanly Shaping the Future” at the University of Siegen. After completing her master’s degree in Controlling and Risk Management, she is now doing her doctorate in the subject area “Strategies of digital transformation” with a specialization on the use of information technologies in private and professional contexts, as well as the development of digitization strategies. Kristina Lemmer is the coordinator of the research project “Digitization Strategies for Municipalities” and of the “Joint Initiative Digitization Siegen-Wittgenstein”
- Tina Lorenz, Member of the Chaos Computer Club & Project manager for digital development at the State Theatre of Augsburg:
Born in Berlin, Tina Lorenz grew up in the Chaos Computer Club around the turn of the millennium, but then she studied Theater Studies and American Literary History in Vienna and Munich. After a brief stop at the United Nations Environment Program in Bonn, she wrote her master’s thesis at the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, on the concepts of localization in victorian and early silent film pornography in 2011 as a DAAD scholarship holder. Since then she has been at first a lecturer in Theater History at the Academy for Performing Arts in Bavaria, later a dramatic adviser at the Regional Theatre of Upper Palatinate (Landestheater Oberpfalz) and finally a consultant for digital communication at the State Theater in Nuremberg (Staatstheater Nürnberg). In the legislative period 2014-2020, she was also a member of the city council of Regensburg and, among other things, member of the culture committee. She is a founding member of the hackspaces metalab Vienna and Binary Kitchen Regensburg and sits on the selection committee of the Dortmund Academy for Theater and Digitality. At www.diycity.de she blogs on the subject of Smart City and art in public space. Since September 2020 she has been project manager for digital development at the State Theater Augsburg (Staatstheater Augsburg).
- Cindy Schäfer, Research Associate/PhD student at the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Siegen:
Cindy Schäfer works as a research assistant at the chair of Business Informatics and at the research project “Humanly Shaping the Future” at the University of Siegen. After studying Industrial Engineering (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) with specialization on electrical power engineering at RWTH Aachen University, she is now doing her doctorate in the subject area “Transformation strategies for cities and regions” with a focus on mobility behavior and its options, as well as the environmental aspects that lead to an increase in quality of life.
Monday 2020-10-12, 07:00 pm, hybrid workshop format (Live event in Degginger + digital on the internet)
More information about participation: https://www.digit-r.de/