Speakers

The list of speakers is continuously being updated. We thank you for e-mailing further proposals and suggestions to the program.

Erik Adler , Expert for new work environments

Henrike Arlt , Innovation practitioner with experiences in the context of her work as inhouse consultant at the Federal Employment Agency of Germany

Karim Asry , Creative Director, Espacio Open, Bilbao zur Vita

Christian Bason , CEO, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen zur Vita

Christine Baur , Former State Councilor for Social Affairs, Tyrolean Provincial Government; Lecturer and mediator

Hans Benner , Mayor, City of Herborn

Ilona Benz , Expert, Municipal Council Baden-Württemberg

Alenka Bonnard , Director & Co-founder, staatslabor, Bern zur Vita

Stephan Breidenbach , Chair of Civil Law, Law of Civil Procedure and International Economic Law, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) zur Vita

Matthias Burgbacher , Co-Founder, Plan:Kooperativ, Heidelberg, Amt für unlösbare Aufgaben zur Vita

Hartmut Bäumer , Member of the Initiatives Berlin-Forum and City Management, Stiftung Zukunft Berlin, First President of the Government of the Green-Party

Simone Carrier , Initiator, Public Service Lab, Berlin zur Vita

Margie Caust , Co-Author of "The Creative Bureaucracy", Australia zur Vita

Jesper Christiansen , Head of Strategy & Development, Innovation Skills, Nesta, London

David Cusack , Chief Executive, St. Paul’s Community Development Trust, Birmingham

Amelie Deuflhard , Artistic Director, the international center for the finer arts „Kampnagel“, Hamburg zur Vita

Katrin Dribbisch , Initiator, Public Service Lab, Berlin zur Vita

Tobias Ernst , CEO, Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH, Berlin zur Vita

Julia Fleischer , Chair in German Politics and Government, University of Potsdam zur Vita

Matthias Flügge , Director Business Unit Digital Public Services, Fraunhofer-Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS, Berlin zur Vita

Nicola Forster , Founder & President, foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik (Forum on Foreign Policy), Zurich / Co-Founder, Staatslabor, Bern

Jens Fromm , Deputy Director, Head of Department Clients & Solutions, IT-Dienstleistungszentrum Berlin zur Vita

Hans Georg Gemünden , Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Technische Universität Berlin zur Vita

Rodin Genoff , Cluster Development Specialist and Co-Author of “New Women, New Men and the New Economy”, Sydney

Marc Groß , Program Director Organisation/Information Management, Communal Joint Office for Administrative Management (KGSt), Cologne

Alexander Grünwald , GovLabAustria, Ministry for Public Administration and Sport, Vienna zur Vita

Gabriella Gómez-Mont , Director, Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City

Manfred Görtemaker , Professor for the History of the 19th and 20th century, University of Potsdam zur Vita

Franz-Reinhard Habbel , Former spokesman of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Publicist and Author, Founder of KOMMUNAL.HUB zur Vita

Johnny Haeusler , Blogger, musician and co-founder of re:publica, Berlin zur Vita

Viktoria Hahn , Research Officer, The Competence Centre Youth-Check (ComYC), Berlin

Angela Hanson , Innovation Lead, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Victoria Hasenkamp , Project Office „Digitale Modellregion“, City of Soest

Thomas Heilmann , Member of the German Bundestag, Berlin

Tina Heine , Director Jazz & The City, Salzburg and host of political salons zur Vita

Thorsten Herrmann , Former Mayor, City of Bensheim, Member of the Innovators Club of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Berlin

Ben Hewett , Deputy Government Architect, Government Architect New South Wales, Sydney

Katja Hintze , CEO, Stiftung Bildung, Berlin zur Vita

Andy Howell , Former Deputy Mayor, Birmingham

Michael Hölscher , Chair for Higher education Management and Management of Science, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer zur Vita

Christian Hübel , Head of Unit, Department Lord Mayor/Strategic Control, City of Mannheim zur Vita

Tim Jackson , Former CEO, Playford, South Australia zur Vita

Liesebeth Jansen , Director & CEO of Marineterrein and Linkeroever, Amsterdam

Pedro Jardim , Works as a social articulator and activator around non speculative real estate development zur Vita

Sabine Junginger , Head of the Competence Centre for Design & Management, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Sebastian Kahs , Research Fellow, Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin

Rainer Kern , Managing Director, ENJOY JAZZ GmbH, Heidelberg

Julia Kloiber , Co-Founder, Prototype Fund, Berlin / Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation

Tobias Knobloch , Project Lead “Promoting public welfare with alogrithms”, Foundation Neue Verantwortung e.V., Berlin zur Vita

Matthias Kollatz , Senator of Finance, Berlin zur Vita

Andreas Krüger , Managing Partner, Belius GmbH, Berlin

Tommi Laitio , Executive Director, Culture and Leisure, City of Helsinki

Charles Landry , Author of "The Creative Buraucracy", London

Jochen Lang , Department Coordination, Senate Chancellery Berlin; former Head of Housing, New Construction, Urban Renewal, Social City, Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment Berlin

Lutz Leichsenring , Spokesperson, Clubcommission e.V., Berlin zur Vita

Jan Lerch , Head of Development, KIM.Kilian Immobiliengruppe, Berlin

Thomas Losse-Müller , Former Secretary of State, Senior Fellow Hertie School of Governance, FiFo Policy Fellow, Berlin

Matthias Luderich , Senior Strategic and Political Communications, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam

Johannes Ludewig , Chairman, National Regulatory Control Council (NKR), Berlin

Oliver Malchow , Federal Chairman, Police Union (GdP), Berlin zur Vita

Ramon Marrades , Chief Strategist Officer, La Marina de València

Enrique Martínez , Design Education Director and Human Innovation Fellow, The Lab at OPM, U.S. Office of Personnel Management zur Vita

Steffen Mau , Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt University of Berlin zur Vita

Mirik Milan , First Night Mayor of Amsterdam (2012-2018)

Dorothea Misch , Head of Public Affairs, German Association of Local Utilities of municipally determined infrastructure undertakings and economic enterprises (VKU), Berlin zur Vita

Julie Munk , Network & Project Manager, SIX - Social Innovation Exchange, London

Sebastian Muschter , Senior Vice President, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Guetersloh; Former Head of LAGeSo, Berlin; Author of "Gestalten statt Verwalten"

Lena-Sophie Müller , Managing Director, Initiative D21 e.V., Berlin zur Vita

Stephan Naundorf , Federal Chancellery, Better Regulation Unit, Berlin

Daniel Opper , Head of Bucerius Lab, ZEIT-Stiftung, Hamburg

Caroline Paulick-Thiel , Director & Co-founder, Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin zur Vita

Michael Peters , Project Manager, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V., Berlin zur Vita

Darius Polok , Managing Director, International Alumni Center, Berlin

Idoia Postigo , Director for Foreign Relations, Bilbao Metropoli 30

Stefanie Raab , Managing Director, Coopolis, Berlin zur Vita

Oliver Rack , Unit Lead for Open Government and Helix Innovation at the Mayor´s Office, City of Heidelberg zur Vita

Robert Rastad , Director General, Bergen

Nicolás Rebolledo , Tutor for Service Design, Royal College of Art, London zur Vita

Manfred Rettig , Founding Chairman and Member of the Board of Trustees, Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss; Chairman of the Society of Friends and Supporters of the City Museum e.V., Berlin

Edzard Reuter , Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ernst Reuter Archives Foundation, Berlin, and former Chairman of the Board, Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart

Moritz Ritter , Managing Director, Liquid Democracy e.V., Berlin zur Vita

Rebecca Romes , Research Officer, Kompetenzzentrum Jugend-Check, Berlin zur Vita

Ursula Rosenbichler , GovLabAustria, Ministry for Public Administration and Sport, Vienna zur Vita

Jochen Sandig , Founder, Radialsystem V – New Space for the Arts, Berlin

Robin Schellenberg , Managing Director, Neuköllner Kranichgesellschaft mbH, Berlin zur Vita

Ole Schilling , Creative Direction, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn

Sebastian Schlüter , Program Coordinator of the Robert Bosch/MitOst e.V. “Actors for Urban Change” program, Berlin

Waltraud Schmid , Head of Energy Center, UIV Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH, Vienna zur Vita

Florian Schmidt , District councilor for building, planning and facility management in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin

Nora Schneck , Research Officer, Kompetenzzentrum Jugend-Check, Berlin zur Vita

Agnetha Schuchardt , Interdisciplinary Security Research, Freie Universität Berlin

Wolfgang Schuster , Chairman "Cities for Mobility"/"Cities for Children"; Vice President "United Cities & Local Governments", President "Council of European Municipalities & Regions"; Executive Board Chairman "Deutsche Telekom Stiftung"; Former Lord Mayor of Stuttgart zur Vita

Martin Schwegmann , Artist Studio Commissioner, Berlin

Christin Skiera , Divisional director, Innovation policy, Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin zur Vita

Sabine Smentek , State Secretary for IT, Senate Department for the Interior and Sports Berlin

Armin Staffler , Drama teacher, political scientist, Legislative theater, Tirol zur Vita

Vincent Steinl , Program officer, Forum Bildung Digitalisierung, Berlin

Ulrich Tilly , Director general (non-active), Head of the directorate general “Executive Staff, Communication, Basic Political Issues” in the Federal Ministry of Health; today: Partner and health care system consultant zur Vita

Sebastian Turner , Publisher, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin zur Vita

Christoph Verenkotte , President, Federal Office of Administration, Cologne

Anna Várnai , Head of Service Design, Politics for Tomorrow, Berlin

Helene Wildfeuer , Chairwoman of the Management Board, German Association of Public Servants (dbb), Federal Women’s Representation, Berlin

Jarno Wittig , CEO, VKU Service GmbH/subcompany of German Association of Local Utilities of municipally determined infrastructure undertakings and economic enterprises (VKU), Berlin

Rubina Zern-Breuer , Project Coordinator, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer zur Vita