Talk title: City 5.0
Speaker affiliation: Dr. Jörg Becker is Professor for Information Systems and Information Management at the Department of Information Systems, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. He is director of the European Research Center for Information Systems ERCIS, where 31 international research groups work together in research, teaching, and transfer. He served as vice rector of the university from 2008 to 2016. Jörg´s research fields are data management and process management, especially in the fields of retail, services, and eGovernment. He brings together these fields in the notion of "City 5.0", an utopia of a liveable and restriction free city.
Talk abstract: As citizens, our access to goods and services is restricted. Some services are not affordable; others are not available in specific areas or during specific times. Public services are subject to these restrictions as much as goods and services in the private sector. Digital technologies can help in overcoming restrictions as well as in shifting goods and services from the private into the public domain. For instance, a free public live screening of an opera performance that is usually restricted to a limited number of rather wealthy citizens is a new form of public services delivered in a new way. In this talk, I will capture the notion of City 5.0 - a liveable city, in which the potential of digital technologies is utilized in order to eliminate citizens’ restrictions in consuming public goods and services and by that creating new goods and services or delivering them in a restriction-free manner.