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CeDEM17 Wine&Talk: Dave Karpf and Noella Edelmann

WINE&TALK is CeDEM’s interview-format to get in touch witch interesting people around innovation and Open Government at our conference. This WINE&TALK is with Dave Karpf (George Washington University, US) – hosted by Noella Edelmann (Danube University Krems).


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CeDEM is the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government. It brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age. CeDEM17 was at the Danube University Krems from 17th to May 19th 2017. We are very proud to announce Ines Mergel, Todd O’Boyle, Keren Flavell and Dave Karpf as our keynote-speaker.

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  1. Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel — Digital Transformation: The case of government start-ups
  2. Todd O‘Boyle — Digital Tools and Digital Democracy: US Cities and Civil Society in 2017
  3. Keren Flavell — Reinvigorating the Role of Media to Educate and Engage Citizens
  4. Dave Karpf — The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Listening: Analytic Activism in 2017 and Beyond

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Ines Mergel in 10 sentences #CeDEM17

Ines Mergel is one of our keynote-speaker at the CeDEM17 at the Danube University Krems in May 2017.  We asked her to send us 10 sentences about her keynote, her expectations of CeDEM17 and her vision of the future.


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Professor Dr. Ines Mergel is full Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, she served as Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY, USA. Before joining the faculty at the Maxwell School, Professor Mergel taught at Harvard’s Extension School in the Management Master Program and stayed as a doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Professor Mergel’s research focuses on public management topics, specifically the managerial and technological processes in the implementation and institutionalization of innovative public management practices. Current projects include digital transformation, open innovation, big data, and the use of inhouse social networking technologies in the public sector.

Professor Mergel is Associate Editor of the journal Government Information Quarterly, serves on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review, Information Polity, Public Performance & Management Review, and the board of directors of the Public Management Research Association. In 2016, Professor Mergel was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration.

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What are the main assets of your keynote?
What are your expectations of CeDEM17?
What is your vision of the future?

  1. Digital transformation in the public sector needs to be more than transition from analog to digital service delivery.
  2. In order to achieve digital transformation, government needs to abandon its internal logic when rethinking services.
  3. Along the innovation continuum, government needs to move from formal pathways of traditional request-for-proposal processes that are
  4. led by contract managers, to new forms of co-production and co-innovation with users of services (either citizens or other agencies as clients).

  5. New structural forms of innovation creation are emerging: a) innovation labs as internal think tanks that focus either on internal processes or external citizen participation; and b) digital service teams and digital agencies.
  6. Both are using agile innovation methods to rethink how public administration can operate and deliver services.
  7. They are focused on changing public administration processes and culture and aim to respond to changing needs of the public.
  8. However, moving responsibility for digital transformation back into government, we will need to solve the innovation paradox: Where should innovation in the public sector come from?
  9. My expectation for CeDEM17 is to start a productive conversation with other participants on how to purse digital transformation in government.
  10. I am expecting to learn from others about their digital transformation projects.
  11. My hope for the future is that government allows public servants to rethink and question existing practice to lower the burden of access and increase trust in institutions.

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Day 1: ICEDEG 2017 in Quito, Ecuador

19-21 April in Quito, Ecuador

20170418_213832 Quito, looking down.

Quito, looking up.

After more than 1/2 day spent in the air, I arrived to Quito to attend the ICEDEG 2017 chaired by Andreas Meier (University of Fribourg, CH) and Luis Terán (University of Fribourg, CH & Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), EC).

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20 JAHRE IRIS: Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik

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Wie der Ausschnitt aus der Titelseite des Konferenzprogramms zeigt, fand das Internationale Rechtsinformatik Symposion zum Generalthema “Trends und Communities der Rechtsinformatik” von 23. bis 25. Februar 2017 an der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Salzburg statt. Vorträge wurden insbesondere zu den Themen Datenschutz, E-Government, E-Democracy, Rechtstheorie, Rechtsvisualisierung, Rechtsinformation und Robolaw – Ethical, Legal, Social Issues to Advanced Robotics gehalten. Mit Fokus auf die Mitwirkung durch MitarbeiterInnen der Donau-Universität Krems und auf einige persönliche Eindrücke, werden nachfolgend ausgewählte Programmpunkte skizziert.

E-Partizipation und Entbürokratisierung

Am 23.2.2017 zeigte Michael Sachs (Department für E-Governance in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung, DUK) in der Session “E-Partizipation” in seinem Vortrag Optionen zur Gestaltung der Evaluierung von elektronischen Beteiligungsprojekten auf. Den Prozess der Definition der Erwartungshaltung, der darauffolgenden Erstellung der Evaluierungsmatrix bis hin zur Durchführung der Evaluierung veranschaulichte er anhand von Beispielen. Als besonders bedeutsam hob er die Bestimmung der Indikatoren und Arten der Messung vor Beginn der Durchführung der E-Partizipation hervor.

Darüber hinaus wurden auch laufende Forschungsprojekte präsentiert, wie etwa Scoop4C und TOOP, die die Zielsetzung der stärkeren Entbürokratisierung miteinander vereint.

Copyright, Blockchain, Datenschutz

Am 24.2.2017 gab Philipp Homar (Department für Rechtswissenschaften und Internationale Beziehungen, DUK) Einblicke in die Rechtsprechung in der Rechtssache Amazon vor nationalen Gerichten und vor dem EuGH. Clemens Appl (Department für Rechtswissenschaften und Internationale Beziehungen, DUK) behandelt kritische Eckpunkte des EU Copyright Package in seinem Vortrag.Im Zentrum seiner Kritik stehen systemische und dogmatische Schwächen des Richtlinien-Entwurfs der Europäischen Kommission für ein Urheberrecht im Digitalen Binnenmarkt.

Auch Überlegungen im Zusammenhang mit Blockchain-Technologie wurden diskutiert, wie etwa rechtliche Herausforderungen ihrer Verwendung in elektronischen Wahlsystemen in Deutschland.

Dem Thema Datenschutz waren mehrere Sessions gewidmet. Diskutiert wurden etwa auf Datenschutzbeauftragte nach der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung zukommende Rechte und Pflichten und ob es denkbar ist, dass ein Datenschutzbeauftragter selbst verpflichtet sein könnte, einen Datenschutzbeauftragten zu bestellen.

Elektronische Rechtsetzung, Recht und Sprache

Moderiert von Bettina Rinnerbauer (Department für E-Governance in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung, DUK) fand am 25.2.2017 eine Session über Elektronische Rechtsetzung statt, in der unter anderem diskutiert wurde, inwieweit Systeme derzeit in der Lage wären, Regelungen in der Form von Modellen abzubilden. Potentiale und Herausforderungen der Idee der Verwendung technischer Systeme als Unterstützung für Legisten wurden thematisiert. Auch wurde demonstriert, wie eine Bestimmung in Technik “übersetzt” wurde.

Benedikt Lutz (Zentrum für Kognition, Information und Management, DUK) setzte in seinem Vortrag den Schwerpunkt auf die Verständlichkeit von Gesetzen und referierte zu der Frage, was Legisten von Technischen Redakteuren lernen können. Das Ziel des erleichterten Verständnisses von Gesetzen verfolgte auch ein weiterer Vortragender, der Beispiele zur Umformulierung einzelner gesetzlicher Bestimmungen in Klarsprache anführte (weitere Informationen dazu siehe: http://www.klarsprache.at).

Weitere Informationen zum IRIS

IRIS auf Twitter: @ri_symposion

In Tweets zur diesjährigen Konferenz wurde #iris2017 verwendet. Dies zeigte sich auch in der Trendline für Österreich.

Department for E-Governance at ICEGOV 2017, New Delhi, India

ICEGOV Day 1

Dr. Shefali Virkar co-chaired Track 2: Transformation with Professor Marijn Janssen (Delft University of Technology) on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 at the recently held ICEGOV 2017 in New Delhi, India.  The Indian discussant for the track was Mr. Hariranjan Rao, Secretary to the Chief Minister & Public Service Management, Government of Madhya Pradesh (India).

The two-hour track session covered several key issues pertaining to the theory and practice of e-government at the transformation stage of Digital Governance, discussing in detail the various aspects involved in bringing about significant change at this evolutionary phase; these include technology, infrastructure, organizational behaviour, and human capability factors.

Topics presented on during this session ranged from recommendations for the appropriate deployment of Information and Communications Technologies within the Indian national context, to recent trends in public sector IT procurement in Switzerland, and also to the importance of developing comprehensive Enterprise Architecture for e-Government blueprints for national e-governance strategic initiatives.

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Peter Parycek was co-chair and moderator of the Track 4 – “Contextualization”.

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One of the papers of this track was presented by Dr. Gabriela Viale Pereira (Post-doc researcher at DUK) as a result of the “Obstacles in Government” project, co-authored by Bettina Rinnerbauer, Michael Ginner, and Peter Parycek.
The paper “Categorizing Obstacles in E-Government: Formal and Informal” aims at shedding light on obstacles hindering mainly e-government implementation from two perspectives: the supply- and the demand-side of e-government services. The contribution to research is seen in summarized insights into what obstacles in e-government were identified in prior research and the suggestion of a classification of obstacles into the two categories of formal and informal obstacles. Literature was reviewed following a conceptual model encompassing a merger and extension of existing approaches. A process of identifying obstacles and improving services in the form of a loop is discussed before possible future research lines will be pointed to.

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ICEGOV Day 2

Austrian Delegation

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ICEGOV Day 3 – Invited Session

Administration Digitalization – from Austria to India

Strategic Challenges of Digitalization Government and Society by Peter Parycek, Danube University Krems

  • Current strategic E-Governance challenges for digitization of governments and administration. Transferring the administration organizations into data-driven und people-driven organizations for using the innovative potential of technology.

New Paths of Innovations – GovLab Austria by Ursula Rosenbichler, Austrian Federal Chancellery

  • Three main topics of the talk: The internal and external perception of the public sector; secondly the different roles of politics and administration and thirdly our challenges and GovLab Austria very promising solution.

From E-Government to M-Government. Digitalization Austrian Ministry of Finance by Wolfgang Ebner, Austrian Ministry of Finance

  • Overview of the digitalization within the federal government, especially the financial administration. Highlighting some lighthouse initiatives of the Ministry of finance and give more detailed information on our mobility strategy.

Digital Innovation in Parliament: Security, Mobility, Digitization, Change Management – how does it fit together? by Peter Reichstädter, Austrian Parliament

  • The Austrian parliament is moving out of its premises for renovation reasons for three years, It is a challenge but is also a chance for innovative digitization and review also the necessary (ICT-)security mechanism – out of this challenge mobility and new forms of e-participation will arise.

 

Chairs
Peter Parycek is Professor of E-Governance and Head of the Department for E-Governance and Administration at the Danube University Krems. As a lawyer and graduate of the Master’s program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. His research and project priorities include eGovernance, eDemocracy and eGovernment.

Ursula Rosenbichler is Head of the Department III/9 (Federal Performance Management Office and Department for Public Sector Innovation) of the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Her work and teaching assignments focus on innovation and change management in the public sector, performance oriented management, data management as well as co-creation and collaboration. Ursula Rosenbichler holds a master’s degree in social economics from the University of Graz. Before joining the Austrian Federal Chancellery Ursula Rosenbichler worked as a management/public sector consultant, participated in EU-funded projects and conducted research in this field.

Wolfgang Ebner is Deputy Director of the IT Directorate of the Austrian Ministery of Finance, President of the Austrian Center for information security. Before 2012 Wolfgang Ebner had different functions within the Ausrian Ministery of the Interior. He was Adviser to the Minster of Interior for technical matters as well as international issues and Chief of staff to the Director for public security. Wolfgang Ebner studied the law and additiional studies and qualifications on information security.

Peter Reichstädter is the CIO of the Austrian Parliament; before he was working for the Federal Chancellery of the Austrian Republic in the Division for the Austrian ICT-Strategy / Department of ‘law, organisational and international issues’, which is responsible for the elaboration and coordination of the Austrian E-Government strategy within the initiatives of i2020 (ISA & ISA² program – there he was leading the focus working group on Austrias Interoperability Framework) and Digital Agenda.

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For more information access http://www.icegov.org/