The Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin Team

The team behind the Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin strategy consists of employees from city administration under the central coordination and guidance of Berlin's Senate Chancellery. The implementation is supported by players close to the administration and other experts: the urban innovation laboratory CityLAB Berlin, the Smart City Unit at Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie (Berlin Partners for Economy and Technology) as well as specialists for facilitation and digital transformation.

Chief Digital Officer of the State of Berlin (CDO)

State Secretary Martina Klement is the Chief Digital Officer of the State of Berlin in the Senate Chancellery: in this role she is responsible for the strategic management of the areas of smart city and digitalization, administrative digitalization, and administrative modernization and management.

Website Chief Digital Officer (in German)

Smart City – Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin

The Special Unit Smart City/ Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin (GD:B) operates out of the Senate Chancellery. It is responsible for the strategic implementation of the GD:B strategy, including the strategy learning cycle (coordination and steering).

Karen Laßmann | Head of Special Unit Smart City/ Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin

Patrick Lange | Officer

Sebastian Gessert | Assistant

Benyamin Abdülhay | Officer

Magdalena Konieczek-Woger | Officer

Michel Maier-Bode | Officer

Website Smart City - Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin (in German)

Portraits Smart City Unit

Smart City Unit

The Smart City Unit is a separate unit of Berlin Partner GmbH. It is the central point of contact for smart city actors from the areas of business, academia and research, and organized civil society, supporting their projects of innovation. It also serves as the office of the Smart City Berlin network with around 150 institutional members.

Beate Albert | Smart City Unit Coordinator

Sibylle Kubale | Smart City Innovation Manager

Michael Lesch | Smart City Innovation Manager

Website Smart City Unit

CityLAB Berlin

CityLAB Berlin is a public innovation lab and a project run by Technologiestiftung Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate Chancellery, which is also intended to act as a hub for the implementation of key elements of digital policy.

Dr. Benjamin Seibel | Head of CityLAB Berlin

Dr. Niklas Kossow | Team Lead Smart City & Administrative Innovation

Anja Lüttmann | Smart City Designer

Markus Sperl | Project Manager

Edmundo Galindo | Product- & UX-Designer

Website CityLAB Berlin

Experts for process support and digital transformation

Politics for Tomorrow

Politics for Tomorrow is a non-partisan initiative advancing the innovation capacity of the public sector to accelerate transformative change processes for human and planetary wellbeing.

Caroline Paulick-Thiel | Director Politics for Tomorrow

Dr. Philip Hector | Research and Design Lead

Jennifer Jiang | Strategic Design

Henrike Arlt | Organisational Development Lead

Website Politics for Tomorrow (in German)