Prof. Dr. Christian Schachtner

Prof. Dr. Christian Schachtner | Professor Wirtschaftsinformatik mit Schwerpunkt Digitalisierung in der Verwaltung


Room: C371 (C-Süd)
Email: Christian.Schachtner(at)
Phone: +4961194952337

Postal Address:

Postfach 3251
65022 Wiesbaden


Unter den Eichen 5
65195 Wiesbaden


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Professional Background

Since July 01, 2023                                               RheinMain University of applied Sciences- Full Professorship for Business Informatics with focus on Digitalization in the Public Sector

August 01,  2022 - June 30, 2023                     City of Kempten / Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Head of Smart City Department

May 01, 2020 - June, 30, 2023                           IU International University of applied Sciences/ Full Professorship course director for Public Management as well as module manager for Sustainability Management
                                                                                    in the distance learning institute part-time

November 01, 2017 - July 31, 2022                  City of Bamberg / Head of Scientific Staff Unit Process Management and Agility as well as Team Leader Digital Transformation

Oktober 01, 2015 - March 03, 2020                  University for the Public Service in Bavaria / Lecturer in Administrative Organization and e-Government

February 15, 2014 - Oktober 31, 2017              District Office Fürth / Head of Project Management, Cross-Sectional Tasks and Central Services / Deputy Head of Organization and Service und Service

Oktober 09, 2007 - February 14, 2014             Technically University of applied Sciences Ingolstadt / Head of Department for Internship Matters and Examination Office for Electrical Engineering Degree
                                                                                     Programs and Computer Science/
Deputy Head of Examination Office (Department 2) / (temporary head of Department 1: Enrollment for over a year)

Academic Career

April 09, 2014 – July 03, 2019                           Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt Faculty of Management
                                                                                     Part-time doctoral thesis at the Chair of Human Resources and Organization in the area of ​​public and non-profit organizations including PHD program

Oktober 01, 2017 – Dezember 30, 2022           Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Faculty of Law and Philosophy
                                                                                     Part-time double degree course in “Political Science and Public Law”; Successful completion of a Bachelor of Law in public law including a bachelor's thesis
                                                                                     to become a specialist lawyer; Discontinuation of the bachelor's degree in political science

Oktober 01, 2017 – September 30, 2020         Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt Faculty of Education
                                                                                     Part-time postgraduate supplementary study program “Adult Education”

Oktober 01, 2009 – September 30, 2012         Berlin School of Economics and Law, study center: Saarland University of Administration in Saarbrücken (Ministry of the Interior and European Affairs)
                                                                                     Part-time master's program "European Administrative Management"

Oktober 01, 2004 – September 30, 2007         University for the Public Service in Bavaria
                                                                                     Advanced administrative officer with a degree in public administration with focus on law

Selected Publications

Schachtner, Ch. (Hrsg.) (2024): The European Smart City Movement - Examples of data-based Innovation on public spaces. Springer, Chur. (unpublished, release date 4th Qrt. 2024).  

Schachtner, Ch. (2024): CDOs in the Public Sector - Perspectives on Chief Digital Officers and Digital Transformation Strategies. Springer, Chur.

Krause, T.; Schachtner, Ch.; Thapa, B. (Hrsg.) (2023): Handbuch Digitalisierung der Verwaltung.
Herausgeberschaft Sammelband UTB Verlag,

Schachtner, Ch. (2023): Schachtner, C. The Role “Chief Digital Officer (CDO)” in Public Municipalities—The Conceptual Effect of a Functional Profile for Successful Transformation. MDPI Smart Cities 2023 (6), pp. 809–818.

Schachtner, Ch. (2022): Upskilling as an Internationally Recognized System of a Resilient Education Society. Virinia Tech - Proceedings Conference on Educational Research & Innovation ERI2022, Washington/DC, Scopus (DOI: 10.22492/issn.2435-1202.2022.3), pp. 25-32.

Schachtner, Ch. (2022): Editorial – Auf ein Wort: Die Suche nach dem „heiligen Gral“ - oder multiple Modernisierung. In: Verwaltung & Management 28 (6), Nomos Verlag, pp. 242.

Schachtner, Ch. (2022): Agilität als Königsweg der öffentlichen Verwaltung? Eine Diskussion des Umsetzungsstandes. In: Richenhagen, G. & Dick, M. (Hrsg.): Public Management im Wandel -Auf dem Weg zur Agilität in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 43-52.

Schachtner, Ch. (2022): Wise Governance – Elements of the digital strategies of municipalities. Proceedings Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC) 9th Edition. In: Smart Cities and Regional Development Journal (6), pp. 23-29.

Schachtner, Ch. (2021): Auf dem Weg zum sektoralen Qualifikationsrahmen im Public Management - Anforderungen des öffentlichen Sektors. In: Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (Hrsg.): Der deutsche Hochschulqualifikationsrahmen – Theorie und Praxis Beiträge zur Hochschulpolitik 1/2021, pp. 189-224. ISBN 978-3-942600-96-5.

Hein, T.; Schachtner, Ch. (2021): Künstliche Intelligenz für die Smart City - Handlungsimpulse für die kommunale Praxis. In: van Giffen, B., Koehler, J.; Brenner, W., Albayrak, C. (Hrsg.): Managing Artificial Intelligence, Workshop Paper Series. 2021. - INFORMATIK 2021, Institute of Information Management, University of St.Gallen,

Schachtner, Ch. (2021): Wandel zur Ganzheitlichkeit in Stadtverwaltungen und kleinen und mittleren Behörden (KMB) – weshalb zivilgesellschaftliche Megatrends den smarten öffentlichen Sektor besonders betreffen. Beitrag zum Academic Track des Davos Digital Forums 2020. (Proceedings, Peter, M. (Hrsg.): Neues Wissen zur Digitalen Transformation Forschungsbeiträge zu E-Government zur Smart City und der digitalen Ökonomie, pp. 11-22; ISBN 978-3-03724-185-1).

Schachtner, Ch. (2020): Impulse zur Implementierung von KI-Anwendungen. In: Hein, T.; Volkenandt, G. (Hrsg.): Künstliche Intelligenz für die Smart City - Handlungsimpulse für die kommunale Praxis. K&T Knowledge & Trends Verlag, Berlin, pp. 87-89.

Specializations and Memberships

University of Continuing Education Krems - Department for E-Governance in Business and Administration - Visiting Fellow

Stein-Hardenberg Institute Berlin (with Prof. Dr. Tino Schuppan) -  Research Fellow for Digital Process Design and DevOps Public Data Management

FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) - assessor for course and further education format accreditations

Augsburg Business School / Steinbeis Institute for Effective Management - Certified organizational developer for agile transformation

TfP Training Center for Personnel Development Regensburg - Kode®X consultant for competency diagnostics, requirements and potential analysis according to Heyse/Erpenbeck

Bavarian Academy for Administrative Management GmbH - Consultant for systematic organizational studies, personnel planning and personnel management, economic control, process modeling and digitalization

Society for further training, innovation and UX public services - Managing Director and Executive Partner

Advisory board of the DIN Standards Committee for Organizational Processes (NAOrg) - NA 175 BR - elected permanent member

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)-  Member Academic Board Conferences

Society for Informatics (GI) - Board member of the Legal and Administrative Informatics Section

Society for Organization (Gfo) - Academic Member

IRMA Regional Management Ingolstadt - Individual Member

Kommunalcampus eG - Advisory board member

International Smart City Conference (SNSPA) - Academic Board Member

Internaltional Security Conference (SNSPA) - Academic Board Member

Member of the Sensyble doctoral program at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main - Sensyble

Member of the research network "Smart Systems for People and Technology" at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences - SSMT