eGovCD sees itself as a consulting and development company for the digitization of the public sector. We do not only have IT itself in mind but also the organization that changes through IT be it business processes security requirements the type of service provision. Our many years of experience in research,-development and consulting in national and international contexts form the basis for interdisciplinary and effective consulting in the planning and implementation of innovative projects. Our aim is to work in an application-oriented manner and to translate our know-how from research and development directly into products and solutions.
We can draw on bundled know-how from the areas of eGovernment IT infrastructures, IT service management, IT security, IT process management and collaboration. eGovCD's experts from research, consulting and development are working interdisciplinary including public management, IT industry, IT informatics and engineers as well as administrative sciences. Our competence is based on many years of diverse eGovernment experience, a sound understanding of innovative technologies and architectures and neutrality towards manufacturers and systems.
eGovernment-Consulting and Development GmbH is a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin. The company was founded in 2009 as a start-up in order to facilitate the transfer of research results obtained within the framework of R&D projects of the eGovernment Competence Center into the public and private sectors. Today we still maintain an intensive exchange with Fraunhofer FOKUS. Since July 2017 Stefanie Köhl has been managing the business of eGovCD. Previously, Prof. Dr. Radu Popescu-Zeletin was responsible for executive tasks, who previously worked for many years as director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS.
Studied Public Management in Berlin and has many years of experience in research and consulting in the fields of digital government with a focus on IT-based administrative modernization, organizational change, public service delivery and infrastructures as well as public management with a focus on institutional arrangements, organizational design, management, crisis management and response. Her core competencies also include methods of design thinking and future research as well as strategy development.
Holds a degree in administrative science and has many years of profound experience with the digitization of the public sector, especially in the municipal sector. Her research focuses on process management, multi-channel management for public service provision and the reduction of bureaucratic burdens with eGovernment. Her core competencies continue to lie in the area of information management and information security, including data protection. She also has extensive expertise in IT infrastructures and cloud technologies.
Kin-Tsun Chiu is a research associate at eGovCD and responsible for all EU projects. He holds a Master's degree in IT Innovation from the Technical University of Berlin. His core competencies are network communication and development in distributed systems.
Paul Montague is a research associate responsible for research and business development. He is mainly in charge of international projects and is responsible for all topics of IT development. Due to his long practical experience during his studies (Software Engineering at the Epitech Paris) and internships he was able to gain competence in dealing with Azure and AWS.
Prof. Dr. Radu Popescu-Zeletin is founder and partner of eGovCD and former director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS.
Gerd Schürmann is founder and partner of eGovCD and former deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS.
Pr. Dr. Tino Schuppan is a member of the advisory board of eGovCD, Professor of Public Management at the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency and Scientific Director of the SHI Stein-Hardenberg Institute. His scientific work focuses on the digitization of government and administration as well as on selected public management topics. He has practical experience as a consultant for municipal and state authorities in Germany, but also for international organisations. In addition, he has worked nationally and internationally on the development and implementation of digitizsation strategies.
Dr. Michael Tschichholz received his doctorate in 1996 in the field of management in distributed systems. In the course of his work at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, he has worked in various national and international projects as well as in standardization committees with regard to e-government and was responsible for overall project coordination as deputy head of department. In the last ten years he worked in the field of e-government. He has finished his work at Fraunhofer FOKUS in July 2017 to work as a freelance consultant in this field.