Weizenbaum Institute Appoints eco’s Managing Director as New Advisory Board Member

The Board of Trustees of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society has appointed eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe as a member of the Advisory Board for the next four years. The German Internet Institute is a joint project from Berlin and Brandenburg funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

As a member of the Advisory Board, eco’s Managing Director Rabe will advise and support the Institute in its activities. The Weizenbaum Institute conducts research into the transformation of society through digitalisation and develops courses of action for politicians, industry and civil society. The aim is to better understand the dynamics, mechanisms and implications of digitalisation. In addition, an empirical groundwork is to be created to shape digitalisation in a responsible manner.

In 2023, the Institute also intends to honour the life, work and achievements of the eponymous Joseph Weizenbaum in various events and publications. The German-American computer scientist, who died in 2008, had always called for a responsible approach to technology and would have turned 100 this year.

“The patron of the German Internet Institute, Joseph Weizenbaum, has had a lasting influence on social discussions in the context of the use of digital technologies and applications, especially in Germany”, says Alexander Rabe. “Being able to bring the perspective from the digital industry as input into the work of the Weizenbaum Institute makes me particularly proud. I am looking forward to a constructive exchange on this with the Institute’s management and the other distinguished members of the Advisory Board.”

More information on the Weizenbaum Institute at: https://www.weizenbaum-institut.de/en


Alexander Rabe