Smart Governments

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Event Details

1 November 2017 at 12:00 pm – 1 November 2017 at 2:00 pm
Legislative Council Committee Room Parliament House Spring Street East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Open to:
Alumni, Staff and Industry
Alumni; Business and Economics; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


You are invited to a seminar on Smart Government, to be presented by Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke from Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Management, Monash Business School.

Smart Government

Governments can become Smart Governments by taking advantage of the increasing numbers of devices that are equipped with sensors, actuators and communication units. These smart objects interact with humans as well as with each other. If they are embedded in more complex, so-called cyber-physical systems (CPS), they can, often via apps, be accessed remotely and initiate processes, e.g. in smart homes, in smart cars or in smart grids. CPS intelligently network real and virtual objects and thereby become self-controlled ecosystems that not only assist in providing and analysing information but also automatically steer and control processes. Governments can use the new possibilities of smart objects and CPS in the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services for more efficient and effective performance of public tasks. The seminar will raise the question of whether open approaches are helpful for this transformation.

About Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke

Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke is Professor for Public Sector Informatics and Business Informatics as well as director of “The Open Government Institute” at Zeppelin University. His current fields of research are E-Government, Open Government, Open Government Data, Open Budget 2.0, Open Government Collaboration, Open Societal Innovation, Web 2.0, Portals, One-Stop Government, Smart Government and Internet of Things for the Public Sector.

Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke studied Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim. He continued his doctoral studies and his postdoctoral studies in Administrative Sciences at the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer. Subsequently, he spent five years as a senior research fellow at the Research Institute for Public Administration, Speyer. The next two years he was employed at the Federal Office of Administration and the Federal Office for Information Technology in Cologne. In 2007 he moved to the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems in Berlin. In 2009 he became Professor for Public Sector and Business Informatics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. He was the founding director of the Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities and involved in the smart city broadband project T-City Friedrichshafen.

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