since 2015: Member of the board, BREKOM GmbH
since 2011: Head of Central IT-management and E-Government at the Senator of Finances, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (see website)
since 2011: Chairman of the board, Governikus GmbH & Co KG
2003 -2011: Representative of German States in “Interchange of Data between Administration” (IDA) program of the European Commission
2001: Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Senator für Finanzen; "Referent for e-Government"
1997-2001: University of Bremen, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science; "wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter" (full-time researcher)
1993-1994, 1995-1997: University of Hamburg, Dept. of Political Science; Tutor in Political Science
1994-1995: University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale;
Graduate Assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages
2001: University of Bremen, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science; "Dr. ing." (Ph.D. in Computer Science; grade: summa cum laude)
1991-1997: University of Hamburg, Dept. of Political Science; Dipl.-Pol. ("M.A." in Political Science; grade: "sehr gut")
1994-1995: University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Dept. of Political Science; GPA: 4.0 (on 4.0 scale)
Scientific Conferences and Networks
2000-2001: PRISMA (Providing Innovative Service Models & Assessments), Research-Project funded by the EU-Commission within the 5th-framework IST-program)
1999-2000: Study Group on customer-oriented integration of public services, Kommunale Gemeinschaftsstelle für Verwaltungsvereinfachung (KGSt)
1998-2001: COST-Action A14 "Government and Democracy in the Information Age", Working Group 3: "ICT and Public Administration"
June 12th-13th, 1998; Conference on "Machtfragen der Informationsgesellschaft", Frankfurt a.M.; Organization of Panel on interactive townhalls in Germany (with Herbert Kubicek)
10th-14th, 1996: Virtual Democracy, 9th EURICOM Colloquium on Communication and Culture, Piran, Slovenia, April; Paper on "American Concepts of Electronic Democracy and Their Significance for German Politics"
April 6th-8th, 1995: 53rd Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago; Paper on "Internet: New Developments in the Third World"
English, near native command
German, native speaker
French, basic knowledge
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, since 1994
TV Eiche Horn (Basketball), since 2006
Intern at Senator Paul Simon’s office in the U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C., May-July 1995