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The Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

 

December 10-11, 2018
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

The Digital Society Conference 2018 - Empowering ecosystems will cover new developments in security and privacy, digital politics, and industrial strategies. A particular focus will be the reality of the rise of AI - its societal implications, how to understand and harness the battle for AI dominance. And we will take a closer look at platforms - their role, their power, how to build them and how and when to control them. We have outstanding speakers and contributors from strategy, tech and politics and want you to join us in our quest.
The conference will bring two days of technical and political panels, presentations, and workshops, giving you many different perspectives from science, industry and governments and including speakers from MIT, NATO, Oxford University, Tel Aviv University, the AI Initiative of The Future Society, the German Bundestag, and many more.

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Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

Day 1, December 10, 2018

10.00 - 11.00 REGISTRATION
Entrance Hall


11.00 - 12.30 OPENING SESSION
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WELCOME

  • Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President of ESMT Berlin and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance
  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute Berlin

KEYNOTES

  • Dr. Katrin Suder, Former Secretary of State, German Federal Ministry of Defense
  • Ambassador Dr. Thomas Fitschen, Director for the United Nations, International Cyber Policy and Counter-Terrorism, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Dr. Markus Pertlwieser, CDO, Deutsche Bank
  • Evgeny Morozov, Publicist and Internet theorist

12.30 - 12.45 BREAK


12.45 - 13.45 SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Platform Ecosystems
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  • Peter Albiez, CEO, Pfizer Germany
  • Stefan Betzold, Managing Director, BILD Digital
  • Holger Friedrich, Managing Director, CORE SE
  • Dr. Evgeny Morozov, Author
  • Moderator: Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

13.45 - 14.45 LUNCH


14.45 – 15.00 KEYNOTE: Dr. Herb Lin, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation & Hank J. Holland Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Auditorium Maximum


15.00 – 16.00 CONCURRENT PANEL & SESSIONS I

Auditorium Maximum

SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Cyber Weapons - What Are They and How Should They Be Regulated?

  • Pablo Breuer, Director, Donovan Group, US Special Operations Command
  • Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Brent Scowcroft Scholar, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
  • Dr. Herb Lin, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Palace View

SESSION: Trusted Platforms – Interoperability and Cooperation

  • Dr. Dirk Woywod, CTO, VERIMI GmbH
  • Bernd Kowalski, Head of Division, German Federal Office for Information Security

Garden View

SESSION: High Assurance

  • Marian Rachow, Managing Director, Hensoldt Cyber GmbH

16.00 - 16.15 BREAK


16.15 – 17.15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

Auditorium Maximum

WORKSHOP: AI in Cybersecurity – Technical, Strategic and Global Aspects

  • Dr. Lior Tabansky, Director, Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Yuval Shavitt, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Tel Aviv University

Tower View

SESSION: Too Slow For Digital? Will Germany be a Global Player in the Coming Industrial Shifts?

  • Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz

Garden View

SESSION: Cybersecurity in a Global Context

  • Dr. Ide Tatsuo, Institute for Future War Studies at Command & Staff College
  • Dr. Pavel Karasev, Institute for Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University

17.15 - 17.45 COFFEE BREAK


Auditorium Maximum

17.45 - 19.00 SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can Policy Makers Foster Trustworthy Digital Platforms

  • Thomas Heilmann, Member of the German Bundestag, CDU/CSU
  • Saskia Esken, Member of the German Bundestag, SPD
  • Dieter Janecek, Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die GrünenB ündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Moderator: Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin



 

Day 2, December 11, 2018

08.30 - 09.15 REGISTRATION
Entrance Hall


09.15 - 09.30 KEYNOTE: Bruce Schneier, CTO, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security
Auditorium Maximum


9.30 - 10.30 CONCURRENT PANEL& SESSION I

SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Military Cyber Defense

Auditorium Maximum

  • Pablo Breuer, Director, Donovan Group, US Special Operations Command
  • Prof. Paul Cornish, Chief Strategist, Cityforum Public Policy Analysis and Director, Coracle Analysis Ltd.
  • Prof. Chris C. Demchak, RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor and Chair of Cyber Security, US Naval War College
  • Dr. Michael Klipstein, Army Cyber Institute, United States Military Academy West Point
  • Bruce Schneier, CTO, IBM Resilient; and Special Advisor, IBM Security
  • Moderator: Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Garden View

CLOSED WORKSHOP: Das neue Rahmenwerk der EU-Cybersicherheits-Zertifizierung - Zertifizierung als Herausforderung und Chance für mehr Cybersicherheit in Europa (in German)


10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK


11.00 – 12.00 CONCURRENT PANEL & SESSIONS II

Auditorium Maximum

SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Cybersecurity Ecosystems

  • Clemens Binninger, Former Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Parliamentary Control Panel
  • Dr. Stefan Heißner, Partner, EY
  • Eva Schulz-Kamm, Head of Global Government Affairs, Siemens
  • Heiko Löhr, Head of the Cybercrime Department, German Federal Criminal Police Office
  • Moderator: Henning Lahmann, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Auditorium 4

SESSION: Fake News Versus Censorship: How can democracies regulate the Information Battle

  • Prof. David Mussington, Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Tatiana Tropina, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Palace View

SESSION: The Rality of AI

  • Prof. Philippe Baumard, Ècole Polytechnique Paris
  • Prof. Ralf Möller, Head of the Institute of Information Systems, University of Luebeck

Garden View

CLOSED WORKSHOP: Das neue Rahmenwerk der EU-Cybersicherheits-Zertifizierung - Zertifizierung als Herausforderung und Chance für mehr Cybersicherheit in Europa (in German)


12.00 - 12.15 BREAK


12.15 - 12.30 KEYNOTE: Dr. Antonio Missiroli, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
 Auditorium Maximum


12.30 – 13.30 CONCURRENT PANEL & SESSIONS III

Auditorium Maximum

PANEL: The Future of Cyber Norms

  • Ambassador Dr. Thomas Fitschen, Special Representative for International Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security at the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Dr. Camino Kavanagh, Visiting Fellow, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
  • Dr. Anatoly Streltsov, Deputy Director, Institute of Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Member of the Presidium of National Association of International Information Security
  • Moderator: John Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Auditorium 4

WORKSHOP: Public Private Partnership in German Cybersecurity - Status Quo

  • Moderatior: Henning Lahmann, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Palace View

SESSION: The Problem of New Bug Classes

  • Dr. Daniel Gruss, Assistant Professor, Graz University of Technology

Garden View

CLOSED WORKSHOP: Das neue Rahmenwerk der EU-Cybersicherheits-Zertifizierung - Zertifizierung als Herausforderung und Chance für mehr Cybersicherheit in Europa (in German)


13.30-14.30 LUNCH


16.00 – 17.00 CONCURRENT PANELS & SESSIONS IV

Auditorium Maximum

PANEL: Digital Capacity Building

  • Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador at Large for Cyber Diplomacy, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, NTT Japan
  • Emmanuel Vitus, Afrotribune
  • Moderator: Isabel Skierka, Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Auditorium 4

PANEL: Disruptive Innovations in Cybersecurity: How to Get There?

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar, Chair for Embedded Securty, Ruhr University Bochum
  • André Reichow-Prehn, Head of Program Cyber, Rheinmetall Defence
  • Andreas Reisen, Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • Moderator: Dr. Georg Becker, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

Palace View

SESSION: Authoritarian versus Democratic States in AI, Hybrid Warfare and Cyberwar: Is There an Asymmetry?

  • John Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, SecDev Group

Garden View

CLOSED WORKSHOP: Das neue Rahmenwerk der EU-Cybersicherheits-Zertifizierung - Zertifizierung als Herausforderung und Chance für mehr Cybersicherheit in Europa (in German)


15.30-15.45 BREAK


15.45 - 16.00 KEYNOTE: Prof. Allan Dafoe, Director, Governance of AI Program, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
 Auditorium Maximum


16.00 – 17.00 CONCURRENT PANEL & SESSIONS V

Auditorium Maximum

SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Mapping AI Development for Global Governance

  • Prof. Philippe Baumard, Ècole Polytechnique Paris
  • Prof. Allan Dafoe, Director, Governance of AI Program, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
  • Gosia Loj, AI Global Governance Lead, Big Innovation Centre
  • Ludwig Siegele, Federal Foreign Office
  • Yolanda Lannquist, Researcher, The Future Society, Harvard Kennedy School

Auditorium 4

SESSION: The EU Cybersecurity Framework

  • Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
  • Dr. Dirk Stenkamp, Chairman, Board of Management, TÜV NORD AG

Palace View

SESSION: New Ecosystems for the Public Sector

  • Ernst Bürger, Head of Directorate DG II, Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • Thomas Losse-Müller, Partner, EY

17.00 - 17.30 COFFEE BREAK


17.30 - 17.45 KEYNOTE: Anja Kaspersen, UN Director for Disarmament Affairs
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17.45 - 18.45 SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION: Artificial Intelligence Beyond Our Imagination

  • Polina Aronson, Lecturer, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
  • Christoph Hinske, Founder/CEO, The Engagement Company
  • Anja Kaspersen, UN Director for Disarmament Affairs
  • Moderator: Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos, Senior Researcher, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin

18.45 - 19.00 CLOSING SESSION

  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin



 

Selected Speaker Bios

Selected Speaker Bios

Welcome:

Sandro Gaycken

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT Berlin

 

Keynote speakers:

Allan Dafoe DSC2018 DSI

Dr. Thomas Fitschen, Director for the United Nations, International Cyber Policy and Counter-Terrorism, Federal Foreign Office

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Herb Lin DSC2018 DSI

>>Evgeny Morozov, Publicist and Internet Theorist

Evgeny Morozov, DSC2018, DSI

Missiroli Antonio DSC2018 DSI

Bruce Schneier


 

Speakers:

Emmanuel Agbenonwossi DSC2018 DSI

Polina Aronson DSC2018 DSI

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Prof. Philippe Baumard, Professor and Research Associate, Ecole Polytechnique

Georg T. Becker

Clemens Binninger DSC2018 DSI / Copyright Laurence Chaperon

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Prof. Paul Cornish, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Kate Devlin DSC2018 DSI

Chris Demchack DSC2018 DSI

Holger Friedrich DSC2018 DSI

Daniel Gruss DSC2018 DSI

Michael Hange, Former President, BSI

Dr. Stefan Heissner, Partner, EY

Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, ENISA

Pic_DSI_DSC2018_Christoph_Hinske

Dr. Pavel Karasev, Institute for Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State Universit

Camino Kavanagh DSC2018 DSI

Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos, Director of Strategic Engagement at the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University (NDU)

Henning Lahmann DSC2018 DSI

Yolanda Lannquist DSC2018 DSI

Heiko Löhr DSC2018 DSI

Gosia Loj DSC2018 DSI

Catherine Lotrionte DSC2018 DSI

Mihoko Matsubara DSC2018 DSI

Prof. Chris Demchak, RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity, US Naval War College

Christof Paar DSC2018 DSI

Marian Rachow DSC2018 DSI

>>André Reichow-Prehn, Head of Program Cyber, Rheinmetall Defence

André Reichow-Prehn DSC2018 DSI

Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, SecDev Group

Martin Schallbruch

Isabel Skierka

Dirk Stenkamp DSC2018 DSI

Dr. Anatoly Streltsov, Deputy Director, Institute for Information Security Issues, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Ide Tatsuo, Commander, Japan Armed Forces

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Dirk Woywod DSC2018 DSI

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Rooms have been reserved for speakers and special guests. Please contact our team.

We recommend the following hotels close to our campus:

ARCOTEL John F (****S)

TITANIC Gendarmenmarkt Berlin (*****)

COSMO Hotel Berlin Mitte (****)

 

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Industrial partners

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DSI supporting partners

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