Manfred vom Sondern
In Gelsenkirchen, all digitisation steps are carried out under the basic philosophy of the “connected city”. Digitisation should connect people and institutions, large companies, medium-sized businesses and start-ups, clubs and associations, social initiatives as well as cultural and educational institutions. Thinking and directing all digitisation activities under this claim is based on the conviction that the city of the future can only be developed from a holistic point of view.
Manfred vom Sondern is Chief Digital Officer of the City of Gelsenkirchen. Since May 2018, he has been bundling and coordinating strategic and crosssectoral projects in the areas of digital administration (e-government) and digital urban development (smart city). In addition, networking between the various actors from administration, business, science and politics is one of its central tasks.