About the DigitalService4Germany GmbH

In September 2020, the formerly state-funded 4Germany UG was purchased by the federal government and thus became DigitalService4Germany GmbH. The goal: establishing a permanent in-house software development unit for the federal government, which builds user-centric digital services that work better for all people in Germany. In addition, the GmbH will continue to run the two fellowship programs Tech4Germany and Work4Germany. By bringing young professionals onto government projects, the fellowship programs have enabled participants to experience the advantages of agile and user-centric work since 2018.

Team

Christina Lang

Christina Lang

CEO

Philipp Möser

Philipp Möser

COO

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Aufsichtsrat

Eva Christiansen

Eva Christiansen

Eva Christiansen holds a degree in economics. After working in business and as a spokesperson for the CDU Germany and the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, she moved to the Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt) in 2006. There she still works as a media advisor to the Chancellor. After heading the staff unit Political Planning, Policy Issues and Special Tasks, she has been Head of Department 6 for "Political Planning, Innovation and Digital Policy as well as Stratiegic IT Steering" since 2018, in addition to her work as a media advisor.

Stephanie Kaiser

Stephanie Kaiser

Stephanie Kaiser is founder and managing director of Heartbeat Labs GmbH. Previously, she co-founded amongst other things two companies, a mobile health app for diabetics and a brain training app. She has also developed a social network for Jamba GmbH and a learning platform for children for MTV/Nickelodeon and has advised various large companies. From 2009 to 2015, she was part of the founding team of the computer games company Wooga. She was voted among the "50 most inspiring women in tech in Europe", has been a member of the German government's Digital Council since 2018 and has been on the advisory board of Liva Health & ROX, which is developing a digital health app for chronically ill people with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, since 2020.

Julia Kloiber

Julia Kloiber

Julia Elisabeth Kloiber holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum in Graz (Austria), with a focus on Information Design, and a Master of Arts from Utrecht University (The Netherlands), with a focus on New Media and Digital Culture. She founded the Germany-wide civic tech network Code for Germany and initiated the BMBF-funded Prototype Fund - she led both as director until 2018. Since 2018, she has been a Senior Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, focusing on future technologies and open source. Finally, in 2019, she founded Superrr Lab gGmbH, for which she now functions as the managing director. The institution researches the challenges and opportunities of new technologies for society.

Peter Parycek

Peter Parycek

Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek is, among other things, head of the Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration at Danube University Krems and a member of the advisory board of the Austrian Research Foundation (Austrian: ÖFG). At the same time, he heads the Competence Centre Public IT (German: ÖFIT) at the Fraunhofer Fokus Institute Berlin in Germany. As a legal informatics specialist, he works at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. Since 2018, he has also been a member of the Federal Government's Digital Council.

Markus Richter

Markus Richter

Dr Markus Richter is a fully qualified lawyer. After working at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in the areas of personnel, organisation, at the President's Office, and in the area of policy issues, he became Group Head of IT at the Federal Office of Administration (Bundesverwaltungsamt) and, in 2018, Head of Department for Infrastructure and IT as well as CIO at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. In 2018, he became Vice President at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and then, in May 2020, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology.

Thomas Rieks

Thomas Rieks

Thomas Rieks holds a degree in business administration with additional relevant degrees, namely a Master of Science degree in Money, Banking and Finance (University of Birmingham), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, Viginia, USA). Before working as an investment officer at the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF Division VIII B 3), he worked as an acquirer and analyst at Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg, as an analyst at Rentenbank (Frankfurt) specialising in corporate finance, and as a credit manager, analyst and authorised signatory at DekaBank (Frankfurt).

Timeline

October 2020

Start DigitalService4Germany

September 2020

4Germany is going Bundes GmbH and renamed DigitalService4Germany GmbH with the mandate to build an inhouse-software development unit for the German state

September 2020

#WirVsVirus final presentation with federal chancellor Angela Merkel, Helge Braun, Doro Bär and Minister for education Anja Karlizek

July 2020

Tech4Germany Year 3 with 32 fellows und 6 ministries July 2020

June 2020

Federal president Frank Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender visit Tech4Germany and Work4Germany during the German digital day June 2020

May 2020

Work4Germany Year 1 with 10 fellows und 10 ministries May 2020

March 2020

Initiation and organization of #WirVsVirus Hackathon der Bundesregierung with 28.000 participants March 2020

January 2020

Organisation hires 8 news employees

November 2019

Tech4Germany presentation in front of all members of cabinets in Meseberg November 2019

October 2019

Tech4Germany final presentation in front of 400 guests October 2019

August 2019

Sonja Anton, Christina Lang and Andrej Safundzic found 4Germany UG and secure state funding August 2019

April 2019

First conceptual draft for Work4Germany by Christina and proposal to the federal chancellery

2019

Tech4Germany Year 2 with 27 fellows und 4 projects 2019

September 2018

Tech4Germany final presentations in front of the head of the federal chancellery and ministers of state September 2018

June 2018

Tech4Germany Year 1 with 9 fellows and 2 projects under the patronage of the head of the federal chancellery Helge Braun June 2018
Tech4Germany

Tech4Germany

Since 2018, the Tech4Germany Fellowship has been making the advantages of user-centered work in software development projects on a federal level tangible. Tech4Germany brings together 30 talents from the fields of technology, product and design for 12 weeks each year with the federal administration. In small teams of four people, user-centered software prototypes for concrete challenges of the federal ministries are developed using agile methods. The Fellowship Program is under the patronage of the head of the Federal Chancellery, Helge Braun.

Tech4Germany Website
Work4Germany

Work4Germany

The Work4Germany Fellowship Program supports federal ministries in establishing new methods of working and developing methodological skills. Methodically strong young professionals work directly with the innovation drivers inside the institutions for six months. In cross-departmental projects with high implementation priority, the innovation tandems rethink processes. The close cooperation is intended to enable the innovation drivers to work on innovative projects in interdisciplinary teams in the long term and thus drive forward the modernization of the German state. Work4Germany was piloted in 2020 with 10 tandems.

Work4Germany Website