Welcome: >>Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Dr. Sandro Gaycken is director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin. He has published five scientific monographs, including three on cyberwarfare, along with more than 60 other publications. Dr. Gaycken is an Oxford Martin School Fellow, a program committee member of the Harvard-MIT workshop series on cyber norms, a Senior Advisor for the AI Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, co-lead at elite French university CNAM, and an IEEE permanent reviewer. As an advisor, he helped to create Germany’s foreign cyber policy strategy, the German MoD’s cyber defense process, the German chancellery’s German-Chinese No-Spy agreement, and he serves as an expert witness in NATO cyber counterintelligence cases, and as director in NATO’s SPS program for national cyberdefense strategies. He is also the co-founder of HENSOLDT CYBER Ltd., developing unhackable high assurance embedded computers. Dr. Gaycken writes frequent op-eds in newspapers like Handelsblatt, FAZ, Süddeutsche and DIE ZEIT, and comments regularly on media outlets such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired, Vanity Fair and Al Jazeera.
>>Prof. Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, is president of ESMT Berlin and member of the economic advisory board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. He is also the vice-chairman of the economic advisory board of Deutsche Welle, research professor at the Ifo Institute in Munich, and Duisenberg fellow of the European Central Bank. Rocholl holds an economics degree from the Universität Witten/Herdecke and a PhD from Columbia University. He has researched and taught at ESMT Berlin since 2007 and was appointed president of ESMT Berlin in 2011. Since 2010 he has held the EY Chair in Governance and Compliance.
Keynote speakers: >>Prof. Allan Dafoe, Senior Research Fellow, International Politics of Artificial Intelligence, University of Oxford
Professor Allan Dafoe is the Senior Research Fellow in the International Politics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Governance of AI Program (GovAI), at University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, which is a leading site for governance thinking on transformative AI. Through research and policy engagement, the Governance of AI Program strives to steer the development of artificial intelligence for the common good. Their work examines the political, economic, military, governance, and ethical dimensions of transformative AI. GovAI has won >$1 million in grant support since Prof. Dafoe co-founded it in September 2017. Prof. Dafoe's research focuses on characterizing and building the field of AI governance, and on global cooperation around transformative AI. He was selected to hold the first senior academic post for the study of the international politics of AI, at the University of Oxford. Prof. Dafoe's prior research examined the liberal peace, the role of reputation and honor as motives for war, and the role of technology in shaping history. He also developed statistical methods for more credible and transparent causal inference in social science, for which he won the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science. Prof. Dafoe previously worked at Yale University, where he was Assistant Professor of Political Science. Allan received his MA in Economics and PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley, has been a Research Fellow at Uppsala University, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Peace Research. He regularly gives talks to researchers and policy makers. For more information see:
governance.ai and allandafoe.com >>Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Special Advisor at the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
Ambassador Sorin Ducaru is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and a Special Advisor to the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. He was previously NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, responsible for providing support to the North-Atlantic Council and for advising the Secretary General on the evolution of emerging security challenges and their potential impact on NATO’s security, the development of relevant policies and action plans, directing the Emerging Security Challenges Division of the NATO International Staff, and coordinating NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme. Prior to his appointment as ASG, Ambassador Ducaru served as Romania’s Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, from September 2006 to September 2013. From November 2011, Ambassador Ducaru was the Dean of the North Atlantic Council. Ambassador Ducaru was born in Baia-Mare, Romania. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest in 1988 and the Romanian National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in 1992. He holds a MPhil Degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam (1993) and a PhD degree in International Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (2005). He joined the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993, assuming various posts such as member of the Policy Planning team, counselor to the Minister, spokesman of the MFA and Director for NATO and Strategic Issues. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Romania’s Ambassador to the United States of America. From 2000 to 2001, Ambassador Ducaru served as Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations in New York. In 2000 Ambassador Ducaru was awarded by the President of Romania the National Order of “Faithful Service” in rank of Commander, followed by in 2006 the Order for “Diplomatic Merit,” and in 2008 the rank of Knight of the National Order “The Star of Romania”. He received the title of “Ambassador of the Year” in 2003 and 2012, from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.
>>Ambassador Dr. Thomas Fitschen, Special Representative for International Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security at the German Federal Foreign Office
Ambassador Dr. Thomas Fitschen is the Special Representative for International Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security at the German Federal Foreign Office. From 2015 to June 2018 he was the Director for the United Nations, International Cyber Policy and Counterterrorism at the Federal Foreign Office. Before coming back to Berlin he was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and the other International Organizations in Geneva. He is a lawyer by training and joined the Foreign service in 1990; served as Deputy Head of the Task Force Global Issues from 2000 to 2004 when Germany drafted the second to fourth resolution on “partnerships” in the General Assembly.
>>Holger Friedrich, Managing Director, CORE SE & Verimi GmbH
Mr. Friedrich co-founded CORE in 2009 and has worked for 25 years in the software industry. He is concentrating on the development of IT-strategies, as well as on the support of IT-conversion and development programs. After finishing his studies, he became a founding member of the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Potsdam. Before founding CORE, he held executive positions at market-leading technology providers and at leading international consulting companies.
>>Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director and Co-Lead, UN Secretary-General High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Amandeep Gill is Executive Director and Co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Before joining the UN, Amandeep Singh Gill was India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. After a short stint in a telecom company, he entered the Indian Foreign Service in 1992. Apart from headquarters, he has served abroad at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in the Ministry of External Affairs and was the lead negotiator for key agreements on international security, technology and strategic trade. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation. Amandeep Gill was Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems for 2017-2018 and led the Group in adopting a set of Guiding Principles by consensus in August 2018. He serves on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, IEEE and MIT Media Lab’s Council on Extended Intelligence and the WEF’s Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation. Amandeep Gill has a B Tech in electronics and electrical communications from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD degree from King’s College London is on international policy learning. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His professional interests focus on science, security and learning. His first book of poetry was published in 2016.
>>Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht has more than 40 years of professional management experience in the IT sector. Udo Helmbrecht was born in 1955, in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Ruhr-University, Bochum, and in 1984 he was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics. In 2010 Dr. Helmbrecht was appointed honorary professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany. His experience in the field of security has been acquired through work in a variety of areas, including the energy industry, insurance, engineering, aviation, defence, and the space industry. He became the president of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2003. Udo Helmbrecht took office as Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) in October 2009.
>>Dr. Herb Lin, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation; Hank J. Holland Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about cyber-enabled information warfare and the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity (not in residence) at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.
>>Evgeny Morozov, Publicist and Internet Theorist
Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion (2011) and To Save Everything, Click Here (2013). Morozov’s monthly column on technology and politics appears in The Observer (UK) and is syndicated in various newspapers across Europe. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other publications. Previously a senior editor at The New Republic, he has been a fellow at Georgetown University, Stanford University, Open Society Foundations, New America Foundation, and the AmericanAcademy in Berlin. He has a PhD in history of science from Harvard University. His next book, Freedom As a Service, will come out in 2019.
>>Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a security guru by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books-- including the best-seller Click Here to Kill Everybody -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Mr. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient.
>>Dr. Dirk Stenkamp, Chairman, Board of Management, TÜV NORD AG
Dr. Dirk Stenkamp has been Chairman of the Board of Management of TÜV NORD GROUP since 1 January 2017. He received his doctorate in physics in 1994 and did research in several scientific positions, including Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, USA. After further professional experience, including membership of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss SMT AG and member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer at centrotherm photovoltaics AG, Dr. Stenkamp joined the Executive Board of TÜV NORD AG in 2013. Dirk Stenkamp has been a visiting professor at Shanghai Maritime University/China since 2014. He is a member of the board of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN e.V.), the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), the executive committee of the TÜV e.V. association (VdTÜV) as well as curator, advisory board and board member for other associations and institutions. Dr. Stenkamp has been Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia in Lower Saxony since June 2018.
Speakers: >>Emmanuel Agbenonwossi, Chair, Togo Internet Governance Forum
Emmanuel Elolo Agbenonwossi is a Togolese web-journalist and Internet Policy Researcher. He is the Chair of Togo Internet Governance Forum (IGF-Togo). Based in Accra (Ghana) and traveling extensively through Africa, Mr. Agbenonwossi works to advance professional journalism and digital freedom with media and the Internet rights defenders globally. He firmly believes that all Internet governance stakeholders must get engaged, to ensure that the internet remains open, pluralistic and democratic. Through research, reporting and analysis of Internet governance issues, Mr. Agbenonwossi seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across Francophone Africa. Mr. Agbenonwossi has contributed to policy researches in Africa mainly in Togo, Ghana, Cote- d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso. He is a fellow of UNESCO, ICANN, Africa School of Internet Governance, IGF Academy and the Young African Leadership Initiative of the US government. His interest topics include Freedom of Expression, Digital Rights and Privacy, Youth Capacity Building, Access and Affordability, and Cyber Diplomacy.Mr. Agbenonwossi is an alumnus of The University of Greenwich (UK), the Central University of Tunisia and the University of Malta. He holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism, a post-graduate diploma in Cyber-Security, and Business Information Technology.
>>Dr. Polina Aronson, Debate Editor, oDR
Dr. Polina Aronson is Debate Editor at openDemocracy Russia (oDR). A scholar and journalist from St Petersburg, she holds a PhD in sociology from Warwick University and is a 2013 winner of the Einstein Fellowship (Potsdam, Germany). She researches migration from the former USSR to west, in particular, identity and emotional ambivalences of belonging to several cultures at the same time. She is currently working on a book about ways people think of and express love in different cultures.
>>Peter Albiez, Country Manager of Pfizer Germany
Peter Albiez is the Country Manager of Pfizer Germany and the Lead of Internal Medicine for Pfizer Innovative Health, Germany. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Board of Directors of the German Association of Research (vfa), the Board of Trustees of the Federal Land Berlin/Brandenburg of „Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft“, and is also the Chairman of the Board of the Society of Friends of the MDC (Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine). Mr. Albiez holds a Master of Science in Biology.
>>Prof. Philippe Baumard, École Polytechnique Paris
Philippe Baumard is a Professor of Organizational Theory and Criminal Sciences at Cnam, France, and the 2013 and 2014 Laureate of the French OSEO National innovation awards for cybersecurity in the field of autonomous and behavioral learning with Akheros, Inc. A visiting professor at many leading schools, including Stanford University’s School of Engineering, UC Berkeley Haas and NYU Stern, Dr. Baumard pioneered works on information and cyber warfare in the early 1990s, noticeably with his “From Info-War to Knowledge-Warfare” (AFCEA, 1996) and earlier works anticipating many pitfalls on network economies. Dr. Baumard was appointed in 2010, and renewed in 2013 and 2017, as President of the Scientific Council for Defense and Security policy and strategic issues (CSFRS), a French State public and private dual-agency under the authority of France’s Prime Minister. The main focus of his research is autonomous and implicit learning systems, tacit learning and their implications for resilience and cyber-deterrence. An associate expert with UC Berkeley Center for catastrophic risk management (CCRM) since 2005, Dr. Baumard studied knowledge and organizational learning dynamics in adversarial and degraded environments, such as security crises, natural disasters or economic warfare. In all these instances, Baumard’s research investigates how organizations can continue their operations, and prevail, with truncated data, subverted or antagonistic learning, compromised or deteriorated defenses. His applied research focuses on behavioral learning for the deterrence of advanced threats on critical infrastructures, which is mainly led into Akheros, a cyber-defense corporation based in Paris. Dr. Baumard published 11 books, including Tacit Knowledge in Organizations (Sage), The Strategic Void (CNRS, 2012) and Cybersecurity in France (Springer, 2017).
>>Dr. Georg T. Becker, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Dr. Georg T. Becker is a senior researcher at the Digital Society Institute of the EMST Berlin where he is performing industry supported research in the area of IT-Security. He has a strong background in embedded security and is currently focusing on Moving Target Defense and attack simulation. Before joining the DSI he worked as a Post-Doc in the Embedded Security Group at the Horst-Görtz Institute for IT-Security at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Dr. Becker received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds an MSc degree in IT-Security from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
>>Major Gen. (Res.) Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, Chairman, Israel Space Agency
Isaac Ben-Israel studied Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1988. He joined the Israel Air Force (IAF) after graduating high school (1967) and has served continuously up to his retirement (2002). During his service, Isaac Ben-Israel has held several posts in operations, intelligence and weapon development units of the IAF. He headed the IAF Operations Research Branch, Analysis and Assessment Division of IAF Intelligence, and was the Head of Military R&D in Israel Defence Forces and Ministry of Defence (1991-1997). In January 1998 he was promoted to Major General and appointed as Director of Defence R&D Directorate in IMOD. Under this hat he was also in charge of the development of Human Technological Capital, including “Talpiot”, “Psagot” and “Atidim”. During his service he received twice the Israeli Defence Award. After retirement from the IDF Isaac Ben Israel joined the University of Tel-Aviv as a professor and was the head of Curiel Centre for International Studies (2002-2004), the head of the Program for Security Studies (2004-2007, 2010-), Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Technological Analysis & Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University (ICTAF) (2010-2013), Deputy Director of the Hartog School of Government and Policy in Tel-Aviv University (2005-2015) and a member of Jaffe Centre for Strategic Studies (2002-2004). In 2002 he founded and headed the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University. In 2014 he founded the Blavatnik interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel-Aviv University. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Ariel University Centre (2009-2011), and a member of the advisory council of Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology at the Technion (2000-2010). In 2003 he founded RAY-TOP (Technology Opportunities) Ltd, consulting governments and industries in technological and strategic issues. Professor Ben-Israel was a member of the 17th Knesset (Israeli Parliament) between June 2007 and February 2009. During this period, he was a member of the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee, the Science & Technology committee, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Sub Committee and the Chairman of the Israeli–Indian Parliamentary Friendship Association.Isaac Ben Israel was a member of the board of directors of IAI (2000-2002), the board of the Israel Corp. (2004-2007), the R&D advisory board of TEVA (2003-2007), member of the advisory board of Ne’eman institute at the Technion (2000-2010), Chairman of the Technion Entrepreneurial Incubator (2007), and member of the advisory board of Red Dot. He was the Chairman of Israel National R&D council in 2010-2016. In 201
1 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to lead a task force that formulated Israel national Cyber policy. Following that he founded the National Cyber bureau in the PM Office. In 2014 he was appointed again by the PM to lead another task force which resulted in a government decision (February 2015) to set up a new National Cybersecurity Authority. Professor Ben-Israel has written numerous papers on military and security issues. His book (1989) won the Itzhak-Sade Award for Military Literature. His book on Dialogues on Science and Military Intelligence had been published by the Broadcast University (1999) and has been translated into French (2004). His book The Philosophy of Military Intelligence Science, , was published in 2006. His book on Technology and Security: From Soldiers in Combat up to Outer Space was published in 2013. His book on Israel Defence Doctrine was published by Springer in 2015. Cyber Security in Israel >>Stefan Betzold, Managing Director Digital BILD KG
Stefan Betzold is Managing Director Digital at BILD KG, a subsidiary of market leading publishing house Axel Springer SE, overseeing the digital activities of Germany´s biggest media brand BILD. Stefan is responsible for the product and monetization strategy of all digital products (online, mobile and apps). In 2013, he launched the premium content offering BILDplus as part of the corporate premium content strategy. Before joining BILD in 2009, Stefan was Co-Founder and Managing Partner at a digital media agency and worked in various leading roles at AOL and Bertelsmann. Stefan has 14 years work experience in digital media and holds a master degree in Business and Marketing.
>>Clemens Binninger, Former Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Parliamentary Control Panel
Clemens Binninger comes from Wutach, a municipality in the Black Forest region. After obtaining the school-leaving certificate at 16, he joined the police in 1979. From 1988 to 1991, he studied at the Police College in Villingen-Schwenningen. During his studies, he was awarded a prize by the provincial Parliament of Baden-Württemberg for special achievement in the area of state and constitutional law. As a police inspector between 1991 and 1995, Clemens Binninger fulfilled a variety of roles in the police of Freiburg. After a further period of study at the Senior Police Staff College in Münster, Westphalia, he lectured at the police academy of Baden-Württemberg between 1997 and 2001. In this same period he also worked as an advisor and project leader at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Baden-Württemberg on the introduction of instruments of business administration. From September 2001 to October 2002, he was an advisor on internal affairs and security policy at the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg. From 2002 to 2017, Clemens Binninger was an elected member of the German Bundestag and regular member of the Committee on Internal Affairs. In the CDU/CSU parliamentary party, he was the correspondent responsible for counter-terrorism, cyber security and organized crime. From 2015 to 2017, he was chairman of the Committee of inquiry dealing with right-wing terrorism. Since 2014 he has been chairman of the Parliamentary Control Panel (PKGr) which is responsible for scrutiny of work of the intelligence services at federal level and chairman. From 2005 to 2011 Binninger was a member of the provincial executive committee of the CDU in Baden- Württemberg. From 2006 to 2015 he was elected president of the provincial association of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW).
Cyber Security for the Economy and Society , Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community >>Pablo Breuer, Director, SOCOM
Pablo Breuer is the Director of SOCOM’s Donovan Group. USSOCOM J5’s dedicated future studies initiative focused on developing future-oriented ideas to inform enterprise development of strategy, capabilities, doctrine, concepts, training, and other government agencies and private industry as appropriate. He is a Defcon CTF Black Badge winner who has served at NSA and USCYBERCOM. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in computer science and is a PhD candidate in Information Science. He is a cyber-security expert focused on exploitation development and malware reverse engineering.
>>Prof. Paul Cornish, Chief Strategist, Cityforum Public Policy Analysis and Director, Coracle Analysis Ltd
Prof. Paul Cornish is Chief Strategist at Cityforum Public Policy Analysis Ltd and director of his consultancy company, Coracle Analysis Ltd. During his career in military and government service, in academia and in research institutes, he has been concerned with the practice, policy and analysis of security and defence. He has held several appointments in the field of cyber security policy research: at Chatham House (where he established the institute’s cyber security research project); as participant in UK-China Track 1.5 discussions on cyber security and global cyber governance from 2013; as Associate Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Building Centre, University of Oxford from 2013-18; as Principal Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science, University College London from 2015-17; and as Professorial Fellow in Cyber Security at the Australian National University’s National Security College in 2017. He is a member of the Cyber Futures Council at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava and a member of the Programme Committee of CYBERSEC, the European Cybersecurity Forum in Kraków. Most recently he designed and directed the Wilton Park Conference, Military Operations in Cyberspace from 5-7 September 2018. He has published widely in the area of international security, strategic futures, cyber security and cyber governance. His most recent book, co-authored with Kingsley Donaldson, is 2020: World of War (Hodder, 2017). He is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
>>Dr. Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI, Department of Digital Humanities, King´s College London
Dr. Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer. She is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. A former archaeologist, with a PhD in computer science, Dr. Devlin researches into how society interacts with and reacts to technological change and what we can learn from that in forecasting new and emerging tech, particularly our relationships with machines. Her book, "Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots" was published by Bloomsbury in October. Dr. Devlin is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech.
>>Dr. Chris C. Demchak, RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor & Chair of Cyber Security, US Naval War College
With degrees in engineering, economics, and comparative complex organization theory/political science, Dr. Chris C. Demchak is the RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor & Chair of Cyber Security, US Naval War College. She is presently the Senior Cyber Scholar, Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI), the expanded, successor research unit to the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) for which Dr. Demchak was founding director. Her research and many publications address global cyberspace as a globally shared, complex, insecure ‘substrate’ penetrating throughout the critical organizations of digitized societies, creating ‘cybered conflict’, and resulting in a rising ‘Cyber Westphalia’ of sovereign competitive complex socio-technical-economic systems (STESs). Dr. Demchak takes a systemic approach in focusing on emergent structures, comparative institutional evolution, adversary/defensive use of systemic cybered tools, virtual worlds/gaming for operationalized organizational learning, ensuring national cyber power, and designing systemic resilience against normal or adversary imposed surprises that disrupt or disable largescale systems. She combines a multi-domain formation from systems analysis, to the LISP programming language in simulations, and to service as a military officer, with cross discipline methods and formal education. At graduate and undergraduate levels, she has taught international security studies and management, comparative organization theory, enterprise information systems, and cyber security architectures and trends, integrating always the overarching implications for international/ national security and democratic stability. Recent works include
Designing Resilience (2010 co-edit); Wars of Disruption and Resilience (2011); and a manuscript in production tentatively entitled Cyber Westphalia: Redrawing International Economics, Conflict, and Global Structures. >>Saskia Esken, Member of the German Bundestag
Saskia Esken has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013. She is a computer scientist and is a member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Community as well as of the Committee on the Digital Agenda. Within the SPD Group in the Bundestag, she is deputy speaker on digital policy and rapporteur on data and privacy protection, cybersecurity, digital education and e-government.
>>Dr. Daniel Gruss, Assistant Professor, Graz University of Technology
Dr. Daniel Gruss (@lavados) is an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology. He finished his PhD with distinction in less than 3 years. He has been involved in teaching operating system undergraduate courses since 2010. Daniel's research focuses on software-based side-channel attacks that exploit timing differences in hardware and operating systems. He implemented the first remote fault attack running in a website, known as Rowhammer.js. He frequently speaks at top international venues, such as Black Hat, Usenix Security, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, Chaos Communication Congress, and others. His research team was one of the four teams that found the Meltdown and Spectre bugs published in early 2018.
>>Michael Hange, Former President, BSI
Michael Hange was President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn from 2009 to 2015. Hange studied mathematics and Computer Science in Bonn. He started his professional career in cryptography and computer security in the Federal Administration in 1977. He was engaged in the foundation of the BSI in 1991 and became head of the department "Advice and Support", which developed the IT-Grundschutzhandbuch. From 1994, as Vicepresident, he was responsible for strategy and expansion of BSI. Some of the most important projects were "building up a Cybersecurity Competence Center in BSI“ and the project "Introduction of the new ID card“, the security architecture of which was decisively developed by BSI. As a national director of communication- and cybersecurity, he was a German representative in IT security committees of NATO and the EU. From February to October 2009 Mr. Hange was permanent deputy of the IT-Director in the Federal Ministry of Interior. From 2016 he is member of the Supervisory Board of Bundesdruckerei.
>>Thomas Heilmann, Member of the German Bundestag
Thomas Heilmann is an Internet entrepreneur and fully qualified lawyer. Before he went into politics as a side newcomer, he founded many companies, such as an advertising agency, which later merged into Scholz & Friends. Heilmann became known as a co-founder, start-up financier and small shareholder of various start-ups (including mytoys, Xing, Pixelpark and Facebook).
In 1999 Heilmann became Internet spokesman for the CDU and was deputy state chairman of the Berlin CDU until 2017. From 2012 to 2016, Heilmann was Berlin Senator for Justice and Consumer Protection. Since 2013 he has been chairman of the CDU Steglitz-Zehlendorf and moved directly into the Bundestag in 2017. There he is a member of the parliamentary group executive and speaker of the working group Future of the Work of the Union Group. His most important honorary commitment is to the world's largest children's aid organisation "Save the Children", of which he is Chairman of the Board in Germany and internationally. Heilmann lives with his wife and four children in Steglitz-Zehlendorf. >>Christoph Hinske, Founder/CEO, The Engagement Company
Christoph Hinske, is the Founder/CEO of The Engagement Company a privately held social impact enterprise. Incorporated in 2017, it exists to build social, relational, financial and intellectual capital (4C) for those who ask for it. Mr. Hinske works with Green Chambers of Commerce, SMEs, politicians, social entrepreneurs, international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organizations and universities. As different as they are, they all have in common that they ask for support to grow their 4C without falling into the "digital disengagement trap”. His most recent insights from working on societal scale engagement are cited in a Forbes article and find their way into books and programs at universities on three continents.
>>Markus Hölscher, Business Development, Hensoldt Cyber GmbH
After his officer training in the German armed forces, Markus Hölscher studied information technology at the universities Kaiserslautern and Dortmund. Prior to his current position he led the technical governance department of HENSOLDT that he joind 2015. Before that Mr. Hölscher worked since 1998 in several positions at Airbus group. As head of the concept development & experimentation department he managed acquisition and execution of operational studies, including the development of related simulation systems. As CTO for a business unit he coordinated the R&T activities of the respective cross national organization after taking on a position in strategy and working as software engineer.
>>Dieter Janecek, Member of the German Bundestag
Dieter Janecek studied at the Bavarian School of Public Policy in Munich, graduating with a degree in political sciences in 2001. He worked as a PR consultant from 2001 to 2003 and advised on internal communications for the Bavarian Land branch of Alliance 90/The Greens from 2003 to 2005. Between 2005 and 2008 he was the executive secretary of the Bavarian Land branch of Alliance 90/The Greens, and then Chairman of the Bavarian Land branch of Alliance 90/The Greens from 2008 to 2014. He was a member of the Upper Bavarian district council from 2008 to 2013, and he is a Member of the Bundestag since 2013. In the 19th election period of the German Bundestag he holds the office of Chairman of the Committee on the Digital Agenda, he is a Member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy and of the Committee of Enquiry on Artificial Intelligence for the Green parliamentary group.
>>Dr. Pavel Karasev, Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Dr. Pavel Karasev is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Information Security Issues at Moscow State University (MSU IISI). He holds a PhD in political sciences. His research interest is the political dimension of ICT use in international relations, varying from issues of cyberwarfare, to problems of terminology, to filtration of objectionable content and application of International Law to cyberspace. Dr. Karasev is author and co-author of reports and research articles on issues of information security, cybersecurity, and international information security. He is participant and speaker at major conferences and summits on cybersecurity and information security in Russia and abroad (Annual International Forums "Partnership of State Authorities, Civil Society and the Business Community in Ensuring International Information Security" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Scientific Conferences of the International Information Security Research Consortium; 3rd Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit in New Delhi, 30-31 August, 2012; 6th Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit in New York City, September 9-10, 2015; UNIDIR Cyber stability conference, 11 October, 2017).
>>Dr. Michael Klipstein, Chief of Outreach, Army Cyber Institute at West Point
Dr. Michael Klipstein has been involved with cyberspace operations since 2010. In this time, he has assisted in defining priority intelligence requirements for USCYBERCOM while coordinating for the organization's continuity of government network systems. Following this, Michael worked for two years in Tailored Access Operations (TAO) as part of the National Security Agency. In TAO he coordinated with military services, national laboratories, industry, and academia for research, development, and implementation of capabilities to use against the nation's hard targets. Following this, Michael lead the Army's National Mission Team, the offensive cyber team tasked to conduct operations to protect the critical infrastructure and key resources of the nation and to answer intelligence requirements as assigned by the President. Following success here, he was leveraged by the Army to create and train two national level cyber protection teams charged with protecting the Department of Defense's networks from nation state actors. Leaving this in 2014, Michael attended the Naval Postgraduate School in California for the next three years. In this time, he attained his PhD with his dissertation on "Quantifying Risk for Offensive Cyber Operations." This dissertation is currently being implemented into a DARPA project. Currently, Dr Klipstein is assigned as a senior research scientist and the Chief of Outreach at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. His research at ACI includes cyberspace deterrence, information operations in areas between peace and conflict, incorporating cyberspace operations into special operations, and creating partnerships between the greater cyber enterprise, industry, and academia.
>>Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos’ (@LKCYBER) work lies in the intersection of people, strategy, technology, education, and national security. She addressed the United Nations member states on the military effects panel at the Convention of Certain Weapons Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). Her professional experience spans three continents, several countries and multi-cultural environments. She speaks and writes on disruptive technology convergence, innovation, tech ethics, and national security. She lectures at the National Defense University, Joint Special Operations University, is a member of the IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee, participates in NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Program, and during the Obama administration has received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her pro bono work in cybersecurity. In efforts to raise awareness on AI and ethics she is working on a reflectional art series.
>>Bernd Kowalski, Chairman, Management Committee of the European Certification Authorities (SOGIS-MRA)
Bernd Kowalski studied at the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen. In 1982 he joined Deutsche Telekom and worked first in the area of data communication networks. He was a member of the ITU standardization activities for Electronic Mail and Directory Systems (X.400 / X.500) and one of the editors of X.509, one of the first PKI-standards. In 1990 he became product manager and head of the Productcenter Telesec of Deutsche Telekom, that provided secure communication products and services, e. g. Certificate and Smartcard Services for public Digital Signature and corporate security solutions for business customers. In 2002 he changed to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn and took over a division that is responsible for Technical Standardization, Certification, Conformity Testing and development of Protection Profiles and Technical Recommendations in the field of Information Security. He is responsible for the support of the Digitalization projects of the Federal Government like Electronic Passport, German ID-card, eHealth and Smart Metering / Smart Grids. Bernd Kowalski is chairman of the Management Committee of the European Certification Authorities (SOGIS-MRA) and member of the Management Committee of the international Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). He represents Germany in several European activities like the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO).
>>Henning Lahmann, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Henning Lahmann is a senior researcher at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. His academic focus is transnational cyber security and human and civil rights online. He studied law with a focus on international and European law, and philosophy in Hamburg and Prague. In 2017, he finished his PhD with a dissertation on the application of international law to cyberspace and the problem of assigning responsibility for cyberattacks. After graduating from law school, he worked as a research fellow at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law in Kiel, at Potsdam University, and the Collaborative Research Center ‘Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood’ at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to his assignment at the DSI, he was a senior policy advisor at the Berlin-based think tank iRights.Lab, dealing with German and European policies concerning internet governance, big data and algorithm ethics, copyright law, freedom of information and expression online, and access to knowledge and culture. He has published a number of scholarly articles in academic journals and several journalistic pieces for different publication both online and in print.
>>Yolanda Lannquist, AI Policy Researcher, The AI Initiative
Yolanda Lannquist is an AI Policy Researcher at The AI Initiative of The Future Society, a think-and-do-tank incubated at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on governance and policy to shape the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit society broadly while mitigating societal risks. She is also a key organizer of the annual Global Governance of AI Roundtable (GGAR) at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Ms. Lannquist has a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School) and Bachelors degrees in Economics and European Studies from Columbia University in New York City. Ms. Lannquist previously advised Fortune 500 multinationals on innovation and market entry strategy as a strategy consultant in Copenhagen. She also worked on digital trade and regulation at U.S. Embassy Paris. She is Turkish-American and is currently based in Barcelona.
>>Heiko Löhr, Head of Section, Cybercrime Unit, Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)
Heiko Löhr joined the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt or BKA for short) in 1990. Prior to his current appointment he served as a CID officer on a variety of positions in the fields of Counterterrorism, Protection Service and in the Negotiation Group. After his advancement to the senior career level of the criminal police in 2003, Heiko Löhr became an Advisor to the President within the Staff of the Executive Board. In 2008 he was promoted to Head of Section within the Serious and Organised Crime Division. Since 2013, Heiko Löhr has been serving as Deputy Head of the Cybercrime Unit and as Head of the Cybercrime Strategy & Outreach Section. During his career, Heiko Löhr did extra-occupational university studies in business & public administration and in commercial information technology. Heiko Löhr holds the rank of Detective Superintendent.
>>Gosia Loj, Lead, Global Governance Commision
Gosia Loj leads the vision and implementation of the AI Global Governance Commission that brings together governments, industries and civil society to shape future AI policy and regulations internationally. The AIGGC is an initiative of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI. Ms. Loj has previously worked with several international organisations and the United Nations’ agencies, including the World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), NATO, and the European Commission, in the field of international standards, strategies and regulations as well as innovation management. She was a CEO of a greeNet Solutions start-up for two years prior to joining the Big Innovation Centre.
>>Thomas Losse-Müller, Partner, Ernst & Young
Thomas Losse-Müller is a Partner with Ernst & Young, a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, FiFo Policy Fellow at the University of Cologne, Fellow at the University of Lübeck and a member of several public and private sector advisory councils. He has held various positions as a senior civil servant and is a former State Secretary for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. As Cabinet Secretary for the Premier Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Losse-Müller coordinated governmental affairs, strategic human resource planning and e-Government and digital strategy, among others. He was also a member of the German national IT Planning Council, the German Broadcasting Commission and the supervisory committee of Dataport, a public sector IT provider. From 2012 to 2014 he was Finance Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Finance, chair of the supervisory committee of state-owned Investionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH), and a member of the supervisory committee of the German commercial bank HSH Nordbank. He previously held positions at the World Bank, the German development agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) and at Deutsche Bank.
>>Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Brent Scowcroft Scholar, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is a Brent Scowcroft scholar at the Atlantic Council with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She is also the founder and former director of the CyberProject at Georgetown University, where she has taught and written on international and national security law, international affairs, and technology. At Georgetown, she founded the CyberProject in 2008, focusing on the role of international and domestic law in recent and emerging developments in the proliferation of weapons, technology, and threats. Dr. Lotrionte previously served as counsel to the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board at the White House, on the Joint Inquiry Committee of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as an assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and in the US Department of Justice. She is an internationally recognized expert on international law and cyber conflict and has testified before Congress and NATO on cyber issues. She has authored numerous publications on a broad array of topics, including espionage, information technology, international law, and deterrence and is a frequent speaker at cyber conferences across the globe. Dr. Lotrionte holds an MA and PhD from Georgetown University and a JD from New York University. She served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Cybersecurity, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Cyber Policy Task Force, the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, and the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on US Policy Toward North Korea. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
>>Prof. John Mallery, Research Affiliate, Computer Science and AI Laboratory, MIT
John C. Mallery is a research affiliate at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has been since 1980. He is also an Oxford Martin School Associate and an affiliate of the ESMT Digital Society Institute in Berlin. He is a frequent speaker on cyber topics in the United States, Europe, India, Asia, and China. His recent research involves cyber impacts on world order, national cyber strategies, countering cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, cyber norms and CBMs, military cyber stability, architectures for international cyber sharing, and technical strategies for cyber defense. Since 2016, he has organized track 1.5 conferences with like-minded allies on political-military cyber norms. In 2015, he co-organized a G7 track 1.5 conference on intellectual property protection in Paris. Since 2010, he has participated in track 1.5 dialogues with Chinese and Russian cyber experts with a focus on escalatory dynamics of cyber conflict and cyber threat reduction via functional norms. Since 2016, he has organized series of track 1.5 roundtables on military cyber stability with Russia and China. He has participated in a number of NATO activities, including serving SPS as a co-director for a Science for Peace and Security project with Jordan 2014-2016. From the early 1990s, he has advised governments on Internet strategy, digital communications, cyber strategy, advanced architectural concepts for cyber security research, and transformational computing. In 2008, he initiated an early research program in cyber policy at MIT and Harvard with DoD Minerva funding. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he served on Obama's cyber policy team and helped craft his July 16, 2008 cyber platform. Since 2006, he organized a series of national workshops on technical and policy aspects of cyber. His interests span a variety of fields from artificial intelligence, computer science and information assurance to cyber defense, economics and international relations. In 1988, he conceptualized the field of computational politics as he developed the Relatus Natural Understanding System and non-rectangular machine learning techniques for analyzing international relations using the SHERFACS Conflict and Cooperation data set. During the 1990s, he was the principal architect and developer of the White House Electronic Publications System that served the Clinton Administration from 1992-2001. In the process of helping drive early US Internet strategy, he created and fielded the first large-scale wide-area collaboration system for the Vice President's 1994 Open Meeting on the National Performance Review with 4000 Federal workers, pioneered online survey research in 1992 leading up to hierarchical adaptive surveys in 1996, and implemented the first production HTTP 1.1 Web server and URN resolver, among many other firsts.
>>Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation
Mihoko Matsubara is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Corporation. She is responsible for public advocacy to strengthen or expand networks with global thought leaders in academia, government, and industry by sharing NTT’s and Japan’s cybersecurity efforts via publications and speakership. She is a prolific writer and has spoken at various engagements internationally such as the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference in Baltimore, USA, in 2018. Ms. Matsubara worked at the Japanese Ministry of Defense for nine years before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MA at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. Afterward, she accepted a fellowship at Pacific Forum CSIS (now Pacific Forum) in Honolulu to research Japan-US cybersecurity cooperation. Prior to joining NTT, her most recent experience includes Vice President and Public Sector Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Asia-Pacific at Palo Alto Networks in Singapore.
>>Bodo Meseke, responsible for Forensic Technologies for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Ernst & Young (EY)
Bodo Meseke is responsible for Forensic Technologies for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GSA) at Ernst & Young (EY) and heads large IT forensic investigations. He holds a degree in Business Administration (Germany’s Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences) and is a certified computer expert for IT forensics and IT security. Bodo Meseke worked for a long time at the Bundeskriminalamt (Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office) and in industry. He founded a successful IT forensics service company and was CEO for six years. He has many years of experience in the areas of IT security, IT forensics and the fight against cybercrime. He is the ideal contact for the topics "Forensic Data Analysis", “eDiscovery" and "Cyber Investigations. He has been responsible for a wide variety of projects, from IT security trainings to leading investigative teams and conducting extensive expertise to detect and investigate advanced attacks on IT systems (APTs).
>>Prof. Ralf Möller, Head of Institute of Information Systems, Universität zu Lübeck
Prof. Ralf Möller is Full Professor for Computer Science and heads the Institute of Information Systems at Universität zu Lübeck (UzL). His main research areas are knowledge representation and data base technologies for information systems, machine learning and data mining for decision making, as well as probabilistic relational modeling in multi-agent systems. He was Associate Professor for Computer Science at Hamburg University of Technology from 2003 to 2014. From 2001 to 2003 he was Professor at University of Applied Sciences in Wedel/Germany. In 1996 he received the degree Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Hamburg and successfully submitted his Habilitation thesis in 2001 also at the University of Hamburg. Prof. Möller was a co-organizer of several international workshops on description logics and is the author of numerous workshop and conference papers as well as several book and journal contributions. He served as a reviewer for all major journals and conference in the knowledge representation and reasoning area. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal on Big Data Research, as well as Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet Reviewer
>>Dr. David Mussington, Professor of the Practice and Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Dr. David Mussington is the Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise and Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He is also a non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). From 2014-2016, Dr. Mussington was an Assistant Director of the Information Technology and Systems Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). While at IDA, he led innovative projects on cyberspace operations, cyber doctrine and collective defense strategy for NATO, conducted the first evaluation of cybersecurity information sharing programs for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and directed an analysis for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) of federal information security reporting standards and metrics. In 2014, Dr. Mussington led a cybersecurity gap analysis and strategy study for the Bank of Canada, Canada’s Central Bank. He led a team that produced that institution’s first cybersecurity strategy, completed a cybersecurity gap analysis and risk remediation assessment, and gained support for its recommendations from the Bank’s leadership in a plan of action that is ongoing. From 2011-2013, Dr. Mussington worked at the White House on the Obama Administration National Security Council Staff as Director for Surface Transportation Security Policy. Prior to his White House service, Dr. Mussington was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES), and assigned as Senior Advisor for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At OSD he led development of the first department wide enterprise cybersecurity strategy – the Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace – released in July of 2011. Outside of government, Dr. Mussington’s professional background includes positions in the private sector as well as in the research think-tank domain. As Chief of Corporate Security at Amtrak, David managed the US’ largest passenger rail systems critical infrastructure protection and counter terrorism programs; at RAND Corporation, he led studies on computer network defense and information assurance, cyber-crime and critical infrastructure cybersecurity; and finally, was a subject matter expert working for the US National Academies’ Transportation Research Board. Dr. Mussington conducted Post-doctoral research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and at the Center for Non Proliferation Studies of the Middlebury College at Monterey. He holds a PHD in Political Science from Carleton University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and more recently was named a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by The International information System Security Certification Consortium ( ISC2) – codifying his cyber expertise in the industry’s most prestigious credential. Throughout Dr. Mussington’s career, he has authored 4 books, numerous articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals and periodicals, as well as commissioned research for federal and state agencies in the security and intelligence communities. He resides in the DC Metropolitan area with his family
>>Max Orgeldinger, Managing Director, TLGG Consulting
Max Orgeldinger is the Managing Director of TLGG Consulting in Berlin. His main preoccupation: the interplay of technological, societal and economic progress. After graduating from the European Business School, 1989-born Orgeldinger joined TLGG in 2011. With an eye for trends and behavioral intuition, he quickly became a sought-after consultant when it came to digitalization and the social web. At TLGG, Orgeldinger worked with clients like Lufthansa, Mercedes and E.ON, leading among other things to foundation of dedicated corporate units for digital innovation. He spend the last 3 years building up TLGG Consulting where he is in charge of strategy.
>>Prof. Dr. Christof Paar, Chair for Embedded Security, Ruhr University Bochum
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University Bochum and is affiliated professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He co-founded CHES, the Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems. His research interests include hardware security, efficient crypto implementations, physical-layer security and security analysis of real-world systems. He holds an ERC Advanced Grant in hardware security and is Fellow of the IEEE and the IACR. Christof has more than 200 publications in applied cryptography and is co-author of the textbook Understanding Cryptography (Springer). He co-founded Escrypt GmbH, a leading player in automotive security, which is now part of Bosch.
>>André Reichow-Prehn, Head of Program Cyber, Rheinmetall Defence
André Reichow-Prehn is the Head of Cyber Programs of Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH where he is working on the business development of Rheinmetall's cyber intelligence, cybersecurity and cyber services portfolio. He hs worked in the defense industry for over 5 years with a focus on large military and security projects mainly in the Middle East. Before his time in the defense industry he worked many years in the position of a Director for a German TecDAX company specialized in semiconductor technology for renewable energies. He is as an IT expert by training and he holds an Engineering Master's degree in Information Technology and Management with specialization in IT Security, a Post Graduate in Economics with specialization in Tax, Consulting, Marketing and FinTech, as well as an Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering. His expertise ranges from communication interception, exploits, digital forensics to cybersecurity architecture with a focus on military and government systems. Mr. Reichow-Prehn has held national and international public presentations with the topics innovative network security, zero-day-exploits and cyber warfare
>>Andreas Reisen, Head of Division "Cybersecurity for the economy and society", Federal Ministry of the Interior
Mr. Reisen heads the newly established Department - "Cyber Security for the Economy and Society" at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs, founded in May 2018. In addition to the policy areas of protecting citizens on the Internet and protecting critical IT infrastructures, his area of responsibility includes issues of technology policy in the IT security sector (such as cryptopolicy and digitisation), IT security certification and cooperation with the IT security industry - including the corresponding technical supervision of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Prior to this, Mr. Reisen had already headed several BMI departments with different IT-political backgrounds since 2002. Mr. Reisen began his professional career at the BSI (1993-1999) and then moved to the BMI. He is a graduate physicist and studied "Theroretische Elementarteilchenphysik" (theoretical particle Physics) at the RWTH Aachen.
>>Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Dr. Jean-Marc Rickli is the head of global risk and resilience at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a research fellow at King’s College London and a non-resident fellow in modern warfare and security at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. He is a senior advisor for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an expert on autonomous weapons systems for the United Nations. He is also the co-chair of the NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium on Emerging Security Challenges Working Group. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Rickli was an assistant professor at the Department of Defence Studies of King’s College London and at the Joint Command and Staff College in Doha. He was also an assistant professor at the Institute for International and Civil Security at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Rickli received his PhD and MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, UK, where he was also a Berrow scholar at Lincoln College. His forthcoming book that will be published by Georgetown University Press in early 2019 is entitled Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the Twenty-first Century. He has also co-edited Transnational Knowledge Relations for Building Knowledge-Based Societies and Economies in the Gulf. Berlin : Gerlach Press 2017 and The Small Gulf State: Foreign and Security Policies before and after the Arab Spring, Routledge 2016.
>>Rafal Rohozinski, Chief Innovation Officer, SecDev Group
Rafal Rohozinski is a senior fellow for Future Conflict and CyberSecurity at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies and the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer at SecDev Group, where he leads a talented team of technologists and intelligence professionals in developing cutting-edge solutions to some of the world’s most difficult challenges. Prior to founding SecDev, Mr. Rohoyinski served as the Director of the Advanced Network Research Group at Cambridge University and held Senior Fellowships with the Ford foundation, SSRC, International Development Research Centre (Canada), and Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto). Mr. Rohozinski spent 17 years working in an active operational capacity in 37 countries including active conflict zones in Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa. Rafal sits on the executive boards of the Canadian International Council, Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries, and UN/CTED program on social media and radicalization. Previously, he served as the Chair of the advisory boards of the Estonian E-Governance Academy and the Citizen Lab. Rafal Rohozinski is an active commentator on security issues, and his work has been featured in newspapers, television, and radio shows, including the New York Times, BBC, Globe and Mail, CBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, WIRED, and the Financial Times.
>>Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Martin Schallbruch is the Deputy Director of the ESMT Berlin’s Digital Society Institute (DSI) and Senior Researcher for Cyber Innovation and Cyber Regulation. His research focuses on issues of cyber policies, cyber security and regulation in cyberspace. At the nexus of technology and law, he advocates a strategy of digital sovereignty, keeping and extending the ability of individuals, businesses and governments to act in cyberspace without unwanted dependencies. As a longtime Director General for Information Technology, Digital Society and Cyber Security in the Federal Ministry of the Interior Mr. Schallbruch has largely designed the Digital Agenda of the Federal Government. He developed and implemented several government programs and legislative proposals on the digitization. In his team the German National Cyber Security Strategy and the IT security act were developed and implemented. Mr. Schallbruch is a member of supervisory and advisory boards. He is a lecturer for IT security law at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He has published over 30 articles on questions of legal and administrative computer science, IT security and public ICT. In 18 years of his work for the government he gave over 200 speeches, lectures and interviews on issues of ICT, digitization and cyber security.
>>Eva Shulz-Kamm, Global Head of Government Affairs, Siemenes Aktiengesellschaft
Eva Schulz-Kamm has been Global Head of Government Affairs at Siemens Aktiengesellschaft since April 15, 2017. Prior to her position at NXP as Head of Political Affairs & Public Co-Creation in Hamburg, Ms. Schulz-Kamm served as Senior Government Adviser at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. She previously held management positions at various companies and organizations in the areas of energy and innovation. The mother of two holds a degree in physics and an MBA in innovation management and entrepreneurship from the EDHEC Business School in Nice, France.
>>Isabel Skierka, Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin
Isabel Skierka is a research analyst at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. Her areas of expertise include cybersecurity policy, safety and security in the 'Internet of Things', e-governance and international security. Ms. Skierka is also pursuing a PhD at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. She is a non-resident fellow at the Berlin-based think tank Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and serves as a member of the Internet Governance Forum Germany’s steering committee. Prior to joining the ESMT, Isabel was a research associate with GPPi, worked at NATO as a Carlo Schmid Fellow, at the European Commission’s DG Connect as a Trainee and at the Institute of Computer Science of the Free University of Berlin as a visiting researcher. Ms. Skierka holds a master’s degree in international conflict studies from the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Maastricht University, and Sciences Po Paris.
>>Dr. Ralf Schneider, CIO, Allianz
Dr. Ralf Schneider has been the Group CIO of Allianz since October 2010. Prior to this position he performed the role of a Board Member for IT of Allianz Technology SE (2010 - 2016) and acted as the CIO of Allianz Deutschland AG (2006-2010). Dr. Schneider has worked in several IT executive positions at Allianz, such as department Head of “Allianz Sales Information Systems” or the division Head of “E-business and Project Controlling Germany” for more than 20 years, always been appointed as the youngest among his peers. Additionally, Dr. Schneider holds various mandates in different Cyber Security related organizations such as the Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics e.V. (CSSA), the Deutsche Cyber Sicherheitsorganisation (DCSO) and the Digital Society Institute (DSI) of the ESMT in Berlin. Furthermore, he is the vice chairman of the Federal Association of IT users (VOICE - Bundesverband der IT-Anwender e.V.), a curator at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), a senator of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech), a founding member of the Industrial Data Space e.V., a member of the working group “Shared Services” within the Schmalenbach Society for the Advancement of Research in Business Economics and Business Practice as well as a member of the control circuit of the Security Network Munich (Sicherheitsnetzwerk München). As a graduate mathematician with a doctorate in computer science, he joined Allianz in 1995.
>>Prof. Yuval Shavitt, Professor, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Yuval Shavitt Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Before joining Tel Aviv University, he worked for four years at the Networking Center of Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ. He has published seminal papers in the fields of caching, routing, and network measurements. In 2004 he incepted the DIMES project for mapping the Internet infrastructure using thousands of lightweight software agents, which revolutionized the field of Internet measurement and mapping. Data gathered by DIMES is used by academians worldwide. In 2014 he established BGProtect, a company that uses the DIMES approach to protect nations and large organizations against IP hijack attacks.
>>Ludwig Siegele, US Technology Editor, The Economist
Ludwig Siegele is the Economist’s US technology editor and currently seconded to the German foreign office in Berlin as Mercator Technology Fellow. He joined The Economist as US technology correspondent in 1998. In 2003 he was sent to Berlin as the newspaper’s Germany Correspondent, before relocating to London in 2008 to cover the IT industry until 2011 and then run part of the Economist’s website as online business and finance editor. From 2014-18 he was The Economist’s technology editor based in London. Mr Siegele started his journalistic career in 1990 as the Paris Business Correspondent of Die Zeit, a Germany weekly. In 1995 he moved from France to California to write about the internet for several German publications. He holds a degree in economics and political science from Cologne University and degrees in journalism from the Kölner Journalistenschule and the Centre de Formation des Journalists (CFJ) in Paris. He is also co-author of a book on SAP (“Matrix der Welt – SAP und der neue globale Kapitalismus”) and has written several special reports, ranging from startups to the future of the internet.
>>Prof. Dr. Anatoly Streltsov, Deputy Director, Institute of Information Security Issues, Moscow State University
Prof. Dr. Anatoly Streltsov is a deputy director of the Institute of Information Security Issues at Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1995-2011 he headed Information Security Department of the Security Council of the Russian Federation for the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation. In 1970-1994 he worked for the Ministry of Defense. He is a Doctor of Engineering Science, Doctor of Law and a professor. He has over 50 years of experience in the field of information security and information technologies. Since 2018 Dr. Streltsov is a member of the Presidium of National Association of International Information Security.
>>Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Lior Tabansky is a scholar of cyber power at Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center. His current research interests are: National Innovation Systems and cybersecurity capacity building; hostile Influence operations via Social Media; comparative defense adaptation. Dr. Tabanski's doctoral dissertation "Explaining National Cyber Insecurity: A New Strategic Defense Adaptation Analytical Framework" (Tel Aviv University, School of Government and Politics) explains why even the most developed nations remain so exposed to destructive cyberattacks on strategic homeland targets by foreign states. “Cybersecurity in Israel,” Dr. Tabansky's 2015 book co-authored with Professor Isaac Ben-Israel, is the first comprehensive "insider" account of Israeli policy and operations.
>>Dr. Ide Tatsuo, Commande, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Dr. Ide Tatsuo, Commander, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and researcher at the Institute for Future War Studies at Maritime Command & Staff College of Japan. He is a graduate of the National Defense Academy and holds a PhD in Global Information and Telecommunication Studies from Waseda University. He is a submariner, and has been assigned to JDS Yamagiri, JDS Okishio and JDS Harushio as line officer. On land, he has worked as an engineer at the Program Center, the Command Control System Center and the Ship System Center, and as technical staff at the maritime Staff Office and the Joint Staff Office. Dr. Tatsuo is also a visiting researcher at Waseda University and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan.
>>Dr. Tatiana Tropina, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Dr. Tatiana Tropina has more than 10 years of involvement in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects at the international level. This includes carrying out a cybercrime study for the ITU Global Symposium of Regulators 2010, serving as a consultant to the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study 2013, World Bank's World Development Report 2016, Atlantic Council's report "Big Data: A Twenty-First Century Arms Race", and many others. Dr. Tropina was the first Russian lawyer to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (Far Eastern Federal University, 2005). She also holds a Master of Communications Management degree from Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK and has a number of publications to her credit, including a monograph on cybercrime.
>>Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar is Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Up to Fall 2018, she was as a Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at the European External Action Service where she steered and coordinated EU external relations on cyber issues since 2012. She has been working on cyber security since 2007 when she led the development of the Estonian Cyber Security Strategy. In 2008-2010 she coordinated the implementation of the Estonian strategy, managed the National Cyber Security Council and led the development of Estonia’s National Cyber System as well as public-private partnerships for cyber security. In 2011, she was assigned to the NATO International Staff to develop the new NATO Cyber Defence Policy. In her earlier career, she has held various managerial positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Tallinn University. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University and has published in several academic journals throughout her career.
>>Dr. Dirk Woywod, CTO, Verimi GmbH
Dr. Dirk Woywod is CTO of Verimi GmbH since 2018. From 2010 to 2018, he was Senior Vice President ID Systems at Bundesdruckerei. In 2010, he served as COO of betterplace.org. Between 2005 and 2009 he was Engagement Manager for IT platform-, restructuring- and strategy projects at McKinsey & Company. Dr. Woywod holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from "Technische Universität Berlin".