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Zurich meets Berlin

As part of the “Zurich meets Berlin” festival this November, the Zurich City Council, Cantonal Parliament, and numerous Zurich-based universities showcase their city in the heart of Europe as an internationally attractive location for science, innovation, and culture.

The festival takes place during Berlin Science Week, featuring an array of inspirational events highlighting research and technology for a sustainable society, ranging from exhibitions, concerts, and workshops to academic conferences and symposiums across Berlin.

As part of the festival, the ZHAW School of Management and Law is delighted to host the following public event.

Monday 7 November 2022 - Museum für Naturheilkunde Berlin

Digitale Transformation des Staates – Wo stehen Deutschland und die Schweiz? Wo geht die Reise hin?

Digital transformation is one of the crucial innovations in European public administrations and is reshaping government service delivery, public administration, and governance in Europe. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of a well-prepared digital administration to replace analog processes. In doing so, it is essential to ensure proximity to citizens and consider aspects such as data protection, equal treatment, and legal certainty.

During this event, professors from the ZHAW School of Management and Law (Switzerland), the University of Potsdam (Germany), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and high-level government and parliament members from Switzerland and Germany outline and discuss where the benefits and potential risks of public sector digitization lie, how far it has progressed, and what challenges ought to be overcome.

This event originated from the research project "Digital Transformation at the Local Tier of Government in Europe: Dynamics and Effects from a Cross-Countries and Over-Time Comparative Perspective (DIGILOG)," which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) and led by speakers Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann, Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller and Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner.

  • Carmen Walker Späh, Government Councillor of the Canton of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner, Dean and Managing Director of the ZHAW School of Management and Law,
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann, Professor of Political Science, Public Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam, Vice President of the IIAS for Western Europe, and Vice-Chair of the National Regulatory Control Council of the German Federal Government
  • Prof. Dr. Isabella Proeller, Chairholder of Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Potsdam
  • Michael Müller, Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages (SPD), Regierender Bürgermeister Berlin (2014-2021)
  • Roman-Francesco Rogat, Mitglied des Berliner Abgeordnetenhauses und Sprecher für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Verwaltungsmodernisierung (FDP)
  • Prof Dr. Harald Gall, Dean der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Universität Zürich (Schweiz)

Please note that this event is held in German and requires pre-registration. More information on the event can be found here.