Dr. Benjamin Seibel

Director CityLAB

Dr. Benjamin Seibel was already involved in the conception of CityLAB Berlin and has headed the innovation lab since its opening in 2019. He has many years of expertise in the field of administrative digitization, in the conception and development of digital prototypes and in the strategic and technical management of open source and open data projects at the interface of public administration, science and urban society. Previously, he completed his doctorate in Darmstadt and Harvard on the media history of e-government and worked as a journalist and curator in New York, Nicosia, Rotterdam and Frankfurt/Main, among other places.

Further references:

  • Conception and management of various public digital projects, including Open Data Informationsstelle (ODIS), Digital Vereint, Gieß den Kiez, Berlin Open Source
  • (Co-)author of various publications, studies and guidelines on digital administration, open source and agile working, columnist in Tagesspiegel Background Smart City & Administration, podcast host Radio CityLAB Berlin.
  • Regular keynote speaker and panelist at international digital events, including SXSW (Austin), TicTec (Taipei & Paris), IFEZ Smart City (Incheon), Smart City World Expo (Barcelona), Creative Bureacracy Festival (Berlin)
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