Lena-Sophie Müller

Lena-Sophie Müller has been managing director of Initiative D21 e.V. since 2014. It is her concern to show the implications of digitization in Germany especially for the society and to positively shape them. As an expert on digital transformation, she discusses on various podiums and gives lectures on all aspects of digitization. Since 2018, she has been an expert of the Enquete Commission “Artificial Intelligence” of the German Bundestag, and since 2019 she has been a member of the Digital Council of the Federal Ministry of Defense and the Digital Council of the BDA.

Prior to joining D21, she was a scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin (01/2008-12/2013) where she led numerous modernization and e-government projects with industry and public administration on EU, federal, state and local level. From 2010 on she was also responsible for the Center for Interoperability. Lena-Sophie studied political science in Sydney (Australia) and Potsdam where she received her degree.

Initiative D21 is Germany’s largest non-profit partnership between government and industry for the digital society. D21 includes about 200 member companies and institutions from a cross-sector network as well as political partners from federal, state and local governments. The aim is to shape the digital society with not for profit pioneering projects and to make Germany socially and economically successful in the digital world of the 21st century.

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