Dorothee Bär

Dorothee Bär was born in Bamberg in 1978. She is a political scientist and a Member of the German Parliament since 2002. From 2009 to 2013 she was Spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for family, senior citizens, youth and women affairs and deputy secretary general of her party, the CSU. From 2013 to 2018 she was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure. Since March 2018 Dorothee Bär is Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner für digital Affairs. Before winning her parliamentary mandate she was a journalist for various daily newspapers, radio stations and news agencies. Dorothee Bär is chairwoman of the CSU Netzrat and of CSUnet.

Why I Tech

I love tech because it has the potential to improve everybody’s life and to help us solving the great problems humankind is currently facing.

#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is

Don’t leave tech to the technicians! If we want to convince people to go digital we have to think tech from a user perspective. And that perspective is more than user experience while using an app. We have to concentrate on how technology can really improve the life of citizens.