Cornelia Zielke

Senior Manager, PD, Berlin

Cornelia Zielke is an experienced team and project manager with a broad range of professional expertise in both the private and public sector. With a deep understanding of digitalization, strategy, organization, and communication at the intersection of business and IT, she has managed and delivered projects across various industries. 

Since June 2023, Cornelia has held the position of senior manager at PD, where she specializes in providing consultancy services to the public sector. Her commitment lies in the modernization and digitalization of administration, with a particular emphasis on the field of education. 

Previously, Cornelia was dedicated to the digital transformation of schools at the Ministry of Education in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where she managed a team across the domains of pedagogy, IT, and administration. Prior, Cornelia has gained over 10 years of consulting experience at Deloitte and Horvath & Partners. She holds a BSc. in business administration from Hamburg and MSc. from Ingolstadt. 


10:00 - 10:30 AM

Day 1 Conference


Venue: Ceremonial Hall


  • Cornelia Zielke, Senior Manager, PD 
  • Michael Van Ter Sluis, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship, New Jersey Innovation Institute 

Opening speeches: 

  • Mayor of the City of Rostock, Eva-Maria Kröger 
  • Rector of the University of Rostock, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prommer 
  • State Secretary for Economics, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Jochen Schulte
  • Consul General, US-Consulate General Hamburg, Jason Chue


1:00 - 1:40 PM

Day 1 Conference

Panel 2 - Smart City

Venue: City Council Hall


In this panel innovative solutions to data management and its application in the cities will be presented. We will explore the magic of geodata. From deeper insight into geospatial data, through digital city maps and smart cadastre to gps systems and radars which facilitate driverless buses. Let´s get smart!


2:45 - 3:00 PM

Day 1 Conference

Closing Remarks

Venue: City Council Hall

14:45 - 15:00

Tag 1 Konferenz


Ort: Bürgerschaftssaal