Keynote speakers: >> Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, DSI
Dr. Sandro Gaycken, director of the Digital Society Institute Berlin at ESMT, is a technology- and security-researcher, exploring the nexus of digital technology, economies, politics and society. Sandro's research focus is on cyberstrategy, cyberdefense, and cybersecurity. He works as a consultant and reviewer for the German Bundestag, for several German ministries, for international institutions such as EU, UNO, EAEA and NATO as well as for several DAX-companies and unions. He has published four monographies and more than 60 articles, regularly writes op-eds in leading newspapers and has authored official government publications. He is a fellow of Oxford university's Martin College, EastWest Senior Fellow, associate fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), a member of the benchmarking group INBENZHAP for Industrie 4.0, a director for strategic cyberdefense projects in the NATO SPS Program and editor-in-chief of the Springer Science Briefs in Cybersecurity.
>>Prof. Dr. David Mussington, 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 served as 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 addition, he led studies for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Cybersecurity reporting, consulted on cyber norms of armed conflict for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and worked on cybersecurity R&D priorities for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In 2014, Dr. Mussington led a cybersecurity gap analysis and strategy study for the Bank of Canada – Canada’s central bank. As a consulting chief information security officer (CISO), he produced that institution’s first cybersecurity strategy, completed a cybersecurity gap analysis and risk remediation program, and gained funding and support from the Bank’s Board for a multi-year cyber risk mitigation initiative. 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 that, Dr. Mussington was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2010, 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 - signed by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in July of 2011. From 2006-2010, Dr. Mussington served in leadership roles at the Office of Inspector General, and as Chief of Corporate Security at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), where he oversaw critical infrastructure programs and policy – designing a $450 million critical infrastructure capital projects portfolio funded by 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. From 1995 to 2006, Dr. Mussington was a Political Scientist at RAND Corporation, leading projects on information assurance, cybercrime, infrastructure protection and countering terrorist use of the Internet. Dr. Mussington conducted Post Doctoral research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. He participated in the Cooperative Denuclearization project under the leadership of Dr. Ashton Carter. He also held post-doctoral appointments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and at the Center for Non Proliferation Studies of Middleburg Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University, a B.A. and M.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and earned a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential from ISC2. 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. From 1995 to 2006, Dr. Mussington was a Political Scientist at RAND Corporation, leading projects on information assurance, cybercrime, infrastructure protection and countering terrorist use of the Internet. Dr. Mussington conducted Post Doctoral research at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. He participated in the Cooperative Denuclearization project under the leadership of Dr. Ashton Carter. This project was the foundation of the US Government’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He also held post-doctoral appointments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and at the Center for Non Proliferation Studies of Middleburg College at Monterey. He holds a PHD in Political Science from Carleton University, a B.A. and M.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, and earned a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential from ISC2. He resides in the DC Metropolitan Area with his family.
>> Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT Berlin
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.
>>Dr. Ole Schröder, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Born in Hamburg on 27 August 1971, Protestant; married, one child; 1991 Abitur (higher-education entrance qualification) at Wolfgang-Borchert-Gymnasium, Halstenbek; July 1991–September 1992 military service with the German air force; 1992–1997 studied law at the University of Hamburg; first state examination in law; 1998–1999 studied international commercial law at Stellenbosch University, South Africa; December 1998 received; Master of Laws degree; July 2000 received doctoral degree in law; 1999–October 2001 practical legal training for post-graduate lawyers and second state examination, followed by legal practice. Member of the German Bundestag since 2002. May 2005–September 2007 deputy chair of the parliamentarians from the state of Schleswig-Holstein; chair of the parliamentarians from the state of Schleswig-Holstein since October 2007. 1994–1998 member of the Rellingen local council. Member of the CDU executive board of the state of Schleswig-Holstein since 2002. Chair of the CDU party organization for the Pinneberg district since 2005. Member of the Deutsch-Südafrikanische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
>> Brigadier General Doron Tamir; Cyber Security Group, Israel
General Doron Tamir is a seasoned security and intelligence professional with vast experience in leading government and technology organizations. Doron was a founding member of the Israeli National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister Office, steering the nation's cyber security efforts. Doron served as the Senior Director of the Security Sector in the INCB, and also led the formation of the national cyber security command and control center, as well as the national cyber laboratory. Concurrently, Doron served as Director of International Cooperation, and laid the foundation for cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security, as well as with similar organizations in Europe and Asia. Prior to the INCB, Doron held several senior roles in technology oriented organizations, among them are VP Marketing & Strategic Accounts at Ness Technologies, Founder and Managing Director at Corner Shot, and Strategic Consultant to the Israeli Aerospace Industries. Doron had a distinguished military career spanning over 2 decades in the Intelligence Corps and Special forces - as the Chief Intelligence Officer in the Israeli military, where he commanded numerous military units in all aspects of the intelligence field, from signal, visual, and human intelligence, through technology and cyber, to combat and special operations.
>> Dr. Sabine Vogt, Head of Division Serious & Organised Crime, Bundeskriminalamt After her law examinations, Dr. Sabine Vogt has been working as a police officer in various positions and ranks in the Bundeskriminalamt (German Federal Criminal Police Office) since 1988. During her career she also covered issues in the field of international cooperation and research. From 1997 to 2000 she stayed in the United States, doing research on American policing, especially “crime mapping”. Since 2013 she has been head of the Division Serious and Organized Crime in the Bundeskriminalamt with the main focus on combating cybercrime. >> Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Brigitte Zypries studied law in Giessen and qualified as a lawyer in 1980. She started her professional career in the legal division of the State Chancellery of Hesse as a Research Assistant to the Federal Constitutional Court. From 1991 to 1995, she held leading positions at the State Chancellery of Lower Saxony, Hanover and eventually became State Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Labour and Social Affairs of Lower Saxony in 1997. From 1998 to 2002, she was State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior in Berlin. From 2002 to 2009, Brigitte Zypries was Federal Minister of Justice. Since 2005, she has served as a directly elected member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Darmstadt, Hesse. Following the last election, she was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with a special responsibility in the field of IT policy. She has also been appointed Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. She also represents the Ministry in the newly created Committee “Digitale Agenda” in the Bundestag.
>> Stanislav Abaimov, PhD Researcher, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Stanislav Abaimov is a PhD researcher in Cyber Security and Electronic Engineering in the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He has earned a degree of MSc in Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London, an Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, certified by EPSRC and GCHQ. He is also a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, faculty of “Automated Systems and Informatics in Control Systems”. During his Master Studies Stanislav concentrated his research in the field of Advanced Persistent Threat, security testing, digital forensics and cyber warfare and defence. His Ph.D. research focuses on CBRNe cyber security and Industrial Control Systems in Critical Infrastructure. He is currently developing publications in collaboration with Insurbia University and Landau Network – Centro Volta, on CBRNe SCADA cybersecurity and Automated Weapons Systems cybersecurity. Stanislav is supporting research in SCADA systems in CBRNe and Critical Infrastructure, ICS malware and his interests vary from cybersecurity in ICSs and Autonomous Weapons Systems to Wireless Communications, Threat Modelling, Network Analysis and Cyber Defence.
>> Uri Aviv, Director, Tel-Aviv Film Festival for Science Fiction
Uri Aviv is a creative producer, artistic consultant and science fiction evangelist. Aviv is the founder and general director of the Utopia non-profit association and its namesake festival, which groups together the Tel-Aviv International festival of science fiction and fantastic genre films, and a program of events and creative projects titled Science, Imagination and Future Visions, which include academic and professional conferences, public talks, creative workshops, art exhibits and more. Aviv is also content manager at the Jerusalem Geek Picnic, a science, technology and art open-air festival as well as a consultant at B3, the Frankfurt Biennial of the Moving Image, focusing on digital, tech, design and media innovation. Aviv’s primary interests are science fiction and speculative thought, science communication and the intersection, influence and inspiration between science, technology, art, society and ethics. Outside of the established programs above, Aviv is Promethean, providing artistic direction and consultancy, content management and production to projects, events and organizations that intertwine science, culture and policy, space, art, technology, digital and media innovation, philosophy, futurism and geek culture. His repertoire of past projects include the co-foundation of the Israeli tech singularity un-conference, the production of the Israeli cyber un-conference, the Israeli Singularity University week, Viral Science – a science communication workshop, production of the cultural and creative projects in Israel’s Space Week and content and marketing consultancy for Print Screen – Israel’s digital culture festival. Aviv has also written about culture, film and science for several major news outlets. Aviv has nearly 20 years of experience in the NGO sector in Israel, running volunteer-based organizations and projects and a decade of experience in the high-tech sector, as product manager and requirements analyst, with expertise in identity management and workflow systems. In his creative work, Aviv provides a platform for artists, filmmakers, designers and story-tellers, alongside scientists, social activists and policy makers, to examine each other's work, influence and inspire one another, and present their ideas to the general public. Aviv is a regular attendee at the Cannes International Film Festival and has curated programs and talked at film festivals and film, digital media, technology and science communication conferences in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Israel, among them: SCI-FI-LONDON (London), Re:publica (Berlin), DLD (Tel-Aviv), Kinnernet Europe (Avallon, France) and many more.
>> Dr. Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office
Dr. Thomas Bagger is Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office. From 2009 until July 2011 he served as Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office in Berlin. His previous postings abroad were Washington (2006 until 2009), Ankara/Turkey (2002 until 2006) and Prague (1996 until 1998). Before he joined the German Diplomatic Service in 1992 he worked as a research associate at the Institute of International Affairs (SWP) in Ebenhausen/Germany. Thomas Bagger, born 1965, holds an M.A. in Government & Politics from UMCP and a doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. He is married with Anita Bagger and has three children.
>> Joachim Bartz, ZDF, Frontal 21
Joachim Bartz has been working for ZDF German Television for 25 years. The stations of his career were the headquarters of the ZDF in Mainz: Between 1991 and 1997 he travelled to Russia a lot for the ZDF’s foreign affairs programme. Then he was responsible for the Nordic countries and the Baltic States for several years. From 2003 to 2008 he worked as a correspondent at the ZDF studio in Moscow. Since 2008 is a journalist of the Frontal21 editorial office in Berlin. His topics are, among others, foreign and security policy, and digital warfare.
>> Prof. Philippe Baumard, Professor and Research Associate, Ecole Polytechnique
Philippe Baumard is a Professor at Cnam, associate researcher at Ecole Polytechnique, and Research Adviser at ELSLCA. He is the founder of Akheros, Inc (Paris - San Rafael, CA), a national innovation laureate in the field of applied artificial intelligence for predictive cybersecurity. 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).
>> Dr. Georg Becker, Senior Researcher, DSI
Dr. Georg T. Becker recently joined the Digital Society Institute of the EMST Berlin as a Senior Researcher. Previously he was a working as a Post-Doc in the Embedded Security Group at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. His primary research interest is IT-security with a special focus on Hardware Security. Dr. Becker received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014. He holds an M.Sc. degree in IT-Security (2009) and B.Sc. degree in Applied Computer Science (2007) both from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
>> Prof. Paul Cornish, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Paul Cornish is Oxford Martin Fellow and Associate Director of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. He was educated at the University of St Andrews and the London School of Economics, and completed his PhD at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. He served in the British Army and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; was Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House; taught strategic and security studies at the UK Defence Academy and the University of Cambridge; directed the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London; and was Research Group Director for Defence, Security and Infrastructure at Rand Europe. He has held professorial appointments at Chatham House, the University of Bath and the University of Exeter. His work covers national strategy, cyber security, European and international security futures, arms control, the ethics of conflict, and civil-military relations. He is a Principal Research Associate in Computer Science at University College London, Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a member of the UK Chief of the Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel and a participant in UK-China Track 1.5 discussions on cyber security.
>>Prof. Chris Demchak, RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity, US Naval War College
With engineering, economics, and comparative complex organization theory/political science degrees, Dr. Chris C. Demchak is the RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor of Cyber Security and Director, Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S), Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College. 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). 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, and designing systemic resilience against normal or adversary imposed surprise. She has taught international security studies and management, comparative organization theory, enterprise information systems, and cybersecurity for international/ national security issues. 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.
>> Prof. Frédérick Douzet, Institut Français de Géopolitique
Frédérick Douzet has been chairwoman of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy since 2013 and is a professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics at Paris 8 University. After studying political sciences at IEP in Grenoble and Oxford Brookes University, she obtained a diploma from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and completed a PhD in geopolitics. Specializing in the United States, she has been awarded several prizes for her publications on the subject and received support from the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust. She is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France and a former Fulbright Scholar. Douzet has contributed to numerous geopolitical works and has been a member of the editorial committee for the geographical and geopolitical review Hérodote since 1994. She is currently researching geopolitical stakes in cyberspace.
>> Thomas Dullien aka Halvar Flake
Thomas Dullien / Halvar Flake started work in reverse engineering and digital rights management in the mid-90s, and began to apply reverse engineering to vulnerability research shortly thereafter. He pioneered early windows heap exploitaiton, patch diffing / bindiffing and various other reverse engineering techniques. In 2004, he started zynamics, a company focused on reverse engineering technologies, in Bochum, Germany. He continued to publish about reverse engineering, ROP gadget search, and knowledge management technologies in relation to reverse engineering. In 2011, zynamics was acquired by Google, and Halvar spent the next few years working on defensive technologies that leveraged the then hot buzzwords "big data" and "machine learning". In summer 2015, Halvar received the lifetime achievement Pwnie, and decided to take a year off to travel, read, and surf.
>>Dr. Jörg Eickelpasch, German Federal Ministry of the Interior
Born in Münster, Westphalia, on 11 February 1970; Married, with two children; Fully qualified lawyer; Work experience:July 1999 - October 2003: various higher civil service posts within the fiscal administration of North Rhine-Westphalia, including as legal adviser at the Regional Finance Office in Münster; October 2003: entry into the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin; October 2003 - August 2010: policy officer in the Directorate-General for Public Security and the division responsible for human resources; September 2010 - August 2015: seconded to the Federal Foreign Office to work at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU in Brussels (involved, among other things, in the negotiations on the EU data protection reform); Since September 2015: working in the Directorate-General for Constitutional and Administrative Law; Division V II 4 - Data protection law
>>Christian Flisek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
Born in Bochum and raised in Bavaria, Christian Flisek studied Law and Business administration at the University of Passau. In 2003, he founded his own law firm and specialized in industrial legal protection with a focus on brand-, patent-, competition- and intellectual copyright law. In 2013, he became a Member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Christian Flisek is a full member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection as well as the Committee on the Digital Agenda. Furthermore, he is a deputy member of the Subcommittee on European Law and the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy. In addition, he is the speaker of the 1st Committee of Inquiry/18th EP, investigating the proceedings concerning the NSA affair. Besides his function as SPD-Representative for Start-Up Companies, he is also the speaker of the Working Committee on Copyright Law and rapporteur of the SPD parliamentary group on all copyright law matters. He is married and has two children.
>> Ambassador Dr. Kenneth Geers, NATO Cyber Centre
Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP) is an Affiliate at the Digital Society Institute of Berlin, a NATO CCD COE Ambassador, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Visiting Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine. Dr. Geers spent twenty years in the US Government (US Army, NSA, NCIS, and NATO), and was a Senior Global Threat Analyst at FireEye. He is the author of “Strategic Cyber Security”, Editor of “Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine”, Editor of “The Virtual Battlefield: Perspectives on Cyber Warfare”, Technical Expert for the “Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare”, and author of more than twenty articles and chapters on international conflict in cyberspace. Kenneth holds a PhD in Information and Communication Technology from the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia; an MA in International Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle; an Advanced Russian Linguist degree from the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterrey, CA; and a BA in International Studies from Rhodes College, TN. He has also studied in Russia, Jerusalem (Birzeit University and Hebrew University), Cyprus, and Belgium.
Karsten Geier, Head of International Cyber Policy Coordination, German Federal Foreign Office >> Dr. Stefan Heissner, Partner, EY
Dr. Stefan Heissner is managing partner of EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice in central and southeastern Europe and in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Heissner spent 15 years in the German police – five years of which in departments for white-collar crime and corruption. After completion of two degrees in economics, he was awarded a PhD in 2001. Heissner is a certified fraud examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in the United States and was a member of the compliance working group of the Institute of Public Auditors (IDW), which developed auditing standard 980 (Auditing Compliance Management Systems). He is a visiting lecturer at ESMT and at the Hessian Police Academy, Wiesbaden.
>> Dr. Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Stefan Heumann is member of the management board of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV), a think tank focused on technology and public policy based in Berlin. Prior to joining the management, he helped to establish and direct the think tank’s technology program. Internally, he serves as an advisor on strategy and methodology for all staff and projects. He has worked and published on a number of issues at the intersection of technology and public policy such as cyber foreign policy, surveillance, cyber security, future of work, and innovation. His commentary on technology policy has appeared in major German and international news outlets. Prior to joining SNV, Dr. Stefan Heumann coordinated the public affairs section of the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg and taught and researched as Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Northern Colorado. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
>> Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO, Volkswagen
Dr. Martin Hofmann is Executive Vice President of the Volkswagen Group and Group CIO at Volkswagen AG since December 2011. Hofmann’s objective is to ensure Volkswagen’s digital future of mobility based on exponential development in information technology. One of his most prominent initiatives has been the creation of Information Technology Labs in San Francisco, Berlin and Munich, which are considered leading in the field of data science, applied AI and Machine Learning in the automotive industry. He has a long history at the Volkswagen Group, joining in 2001, where he took charge of Group Procurement Process and Information Management. Previously, he worked at the international IT service provider Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS) where he held several senior management positions and served as Executive Director Digital Supply Chain in the United States. Dr. Hofmann graduated Harvard Business School AMP, has a PhD in engineering from the ETH Zurich and a degree in business computer science and business administration from the University of Mannheim. His interests have always centered around bringing together the fields of engineering and advanced computer science.
>> Thomas Jarzombek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
Born in 1973 in Dusseldorf; 1992 graduation, followed by military service; 1993 studies in Economics in Dusseldorf; 1996 starting a company for IT services, now partner at releon GmbH & Co. KG in Dusseldorf. He is member of the CDU since 1991. Since 2007 member of the CDU Executive Committee NRW, chairman of the CDU Dusseldorf since 2014. From 1999 to 2005 Member of the Council of the City of Dusseldorf, in the end school policy spokesman. 2005 elected to the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, media affairs spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group and spokesman of the Young Group. Since 2009 he is Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag. Since 2014 he is spokesperson of the parliamentary group of the Committee on the Digital Agenda and member of the Committee. He also is member of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure. ©Picture: Tobias Koch
>> Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, former ICANN Director
Wolfgang Kleinwächter is Professor Emeritus at the University of Aarhus where he was teaching a master course on "Internet Policy and Regulation" since 1998. Before that he was teaching at the University of Leipzig (until 1991), the University of Tampere (1991 - 1993) and the American University in Washington, D.C. (1993 -1995). From 1995 to 1998 he chaired th EU Interregional Information Society Initiative (IRISI:). He is involved in many international negotiations on Internet Governance. In 2003 he was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as member of the Working Group on Internet Governance. He was Special Adviser to the Chair of the UN Internet Governance Forum (2006 - 2010). He chaired the Council of Europe Cross-Border Expert Group (2008 - 2012), served as member in the EU Task Force for the Internet of Things under EU Commissioner Nelly Kroes and was appointed as Special Ambassador for the NetMundial Initiative (NMI). As an expert he was member of the governmental delegations of Denmark (in the UN World Summit of the Information Society/WSIS n Tunis 2005)) and Germany (in the World Conference on International Telecommunication in Dubai 2012). He is also involved in the Chinese-European Cybersecurity Dialogue (SECD). From 2013 to 2015 he was a member of the ICANN Board. He is founder and chair of the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EURO-SIIG) and Co-Founder to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG). He has published numerous books and articles in international recognized journals. In 2010 he got the German Internet Award from the German Internet Economy Association (ECO).
>> Henning Lahmann, iRights.Lab
Henning Lahmann has studied law and philosophy in Hamburg and Prague. He was research fellow at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law in Kiel and at the University of Potsdam. He is based in Berlin and works as a political analyst at iRights.Lab as well as a freelance journalist. His PhD project on attribution and unilateral remedies in cyberspace will be finished in early 2017.
>> Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Direktor, Aspen Institute Germany
Rüdiger Lentz is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany. Between 2009 and September 2013, he served as the Executive Director of the German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum in Washington. From November 1998 until December 2009, he was the Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Deutsche Welle. Prior to his assignment in Washington, he served as Deutsche Welle’s Brussels Bureau Chief. Before joining Deutsche Welle, Lentz worked as a correspondent for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, after having served in the German Armed Forces for eight years and as a TV commentator and reporter at ARD/WDR, Germany’s largest public TV and radio station. Lentz has also held various positions including that of Editor in Chief at RIAS-TV Berlin from 1990-1992. As the Executive Director of German TV from 2002-2005 he was responsible for the branding and market entrance plan of German TV in the US. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University, the School of Foreign Service in Washington and a regular guest on CNN and C-Span. Lentz was born 1947 and studied international relations, history and economics at the University of Hamburg. He is a long time member of the Atlantik-Bruecke and a founding member of the German American Business Council (GABC) in Washington.
>> Matthias Luft, ERNW
Matthias Luft is a security researcher and heads the German security research company ERNW Research. He is interested in a broad range of topics (such as DLP, virtualization, and network security) while keeping up with the daily consulting and assessment work.
John Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nick Mayencourt, CyberWorks >>Lt.-Col. Matthias Mielimonka, German Federal Ministry of Defence
LtCol (GS) Matthias Mielimonka's current position is PA and adviser to the Head of the newly established Cyber and IT Directorate CIT within the German Federal Ministry of Defence. Before, he was involved in the planning and strategy process that led to the current fundamental reorganization of the German armed forces with regard to cyber. He also had been Desk Officer and Deputy Chief of the Space, Cyber and Cooperation Policy Branch in the Directorate-General for Security ad Defence Policy for more than three years. From 2010 to 2012 he was responsible for several arms control treaties such as MTCR, INF, START, HCoC as well as humanitarian treaties. Before his General Staff Course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College, he had several command tours as an air defence officer in Germany and the UK. He owns a degree in electronical engineering and a Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Security of the Global Studies Institute/University of Geneva and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
>>Prof. Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University
Lokke Moerel is senior of counsel with Morrison & Foerster and professor of global ICT law at Tilburg University. Since 2004, she heads the working group of chief privacy officers at leading European multinationals who developed a new set of binding data protection rules in consultation with the Dutch DPA, which have since received EU-wide approval. Lokke has written Binding Corporate Rules, published by Oxford University Press in 2012, which is considered the leading textbook on BCR. Lokke currently publishes in particular on big data and will (jointly with Prof. Corien Prins) publish the 2016 pre-advice for the Dutch National Lawyers Assosiciation ( NVJ). Lokke was recently appointed to the Dutch Cyber Security Council (advisory body of the Dutch cabinet on cybersecurity). She is consistently ranked as a leader in data protection law in Chambers Global and Legal 500: "She has a formidable reputation in the field of data protection, advising numerous blue-chip clients. She is doing market-leading work" (Chambers 2015).
>> Dr. Yoko Nitta, Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management
Yoko Nitta is an expert of cyber intelligence and analyzes global landscape of cyber security. She presides over a Russian and Intelligence working groups and gives briefings on Russian trend (on information security) at Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management (JSSC) regularly. Also, Ms. Nitta has given lectures on strategy of cyber warfare at National Defense Academy as a visiting lecturer until February 2016. She pursues shaping the information security strategy for Japan, resetting security approach towards digital society. Ms. Nitta writes many papers and articles on analyzing Japanese cyber security strategy overseas (Germany, France, United States) and her papers regarding cyberdefense policy of Japan, between the US and China will be published next year on French military journal. Her regular articles on global security landscape can be seen at the portal site of cyber security. com as well as on the newspaper and she talks regarding the security issues in the interview by Japanese media.
Ms. Nitta is an invited speaker at various international conferences including NATO-Asia-Pacific dialogue in Tokyo (2016), G5 Cyber Summit at Ecole Millitarie in Paris(2015), Cyfy Conference in India (2014), International Cyber Engagement in Washington D.C., Cyber Intelligence Asia in Singapore, Cyber Norms Workshop in Boston(MIT), and Smart Asia Cities in Singapore, Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference in Budapest,etc. She is selected as a participant of EUVP2013, as an international leader by EU, also as a member of young leadership program of Israel in June 2016. Ms. Nitta believes in building trust and putting heart into her mission. >>Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, 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, Rafal 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). Rafal 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 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, DSI
Martin Schallbruch is the Deputy Director of the ESMT Berlin’s Digital Society Institute (DSI) and Senior Researcher for Cyber Innovation and Cyber Regulation. He is an experienced practitioner of digitization, the social, economic and political implications and the governments possibilities and limits of influencing the development of our digital world. He is an expert for organizing cooperation between government, industry, NGOs and researchers in the management of digitization. His research focuses on issues of cyber policies, cyber security and regulation in cyberspace. 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, Martin 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. 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.
>> Dr. Gundbert Scherf, Commissioner for Strategic Control of National and International Armaments Activities of the Bundeswehr, Minstry of Defence
Since September 2014, Dr Gundbert Scherf has been holding the position of Commissioner for Strategic Steering of National and International Armaments Activities (Beauftragter Strategische Steuerung nationaler und internationaler Rüstungsaktivitäten) in the executive group of the State Secretary for Armaments at the Federal Ministry of Defence. In this capacity, he is responsible for establishing and managing a risk reporting system/early warning system for armaments projects. As Head of the Armaments Management organisation, Dr Scherf is responsible for implementing measures to optimize the management of armaments projects on behalf of the State Secretary. Tasked by the Federal Minister of Defence and in cooperation with General Kneip, he also heads the Cyber and IT establishment staff for the detailed planning of the Bundeswehr’s posture in the cyber and information space.
Professional Career: Before being appointed Commissioner, Dr Scherf served as Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Berlin office and worked at this company for more than six years. His work was focused on large-scale projects and security-related issues in the energy, aviation and defence sectors (energy security, Smart Defence and procurement). Dr Scherf is a co-author of specialist publications on the future of European defence and was a co-leader of McKinsey’s cooperation with the Munich Security Conference. Training and education: Dr Scherf studied economics and international relations at the University of Cambridge, the University of Maastricht, the University of Berkeley and the Free University of Berlin. He earned two master’s degrees before obtaining a doctorate from the Free University of Berlin and from Sciences Po, Paris. >> Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz
Dr. Ralf Schneider has performed the role of Group CIO of the Allianz since October 2010. The timespan between 2010 and 2016 saw him serving as a Board Member for IT of Allianz Managed Operations Services SE as well as the CIO of Allianz SE. A keen mathematician, equipped with a doctorate in computer science, Dr. Schneider joined Allianz in 1995. Always the youngest among his peers, he has enjoyed various IT executive appointments for more than 18 years. Namely, he acted as the Head of Sales Applications, the Head of E-business Germany and the Head of Sales Information Systems. His enthusiasm for the IT field & the latest trends drives Dr. Schneider´s many engagements in various Cyber Security related organizations. He serves as the Chairman in Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics e.V., holds a membership in Deutsche Cyber- Sicherheits-Organisation and earned a Senator role in the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech).
>> Prof. Jean-Pierre Seifert, TU Berlin
Jean-Pierre Seifert studied computer science and mathematics at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University at Frankfurt/Main. Here he received his PhD in the year 2000 with Prof. Dr. Claus Schnorr, one of the most important theoretician in the field of secure information systems. Afterwards Seifert gained intensive practical experience working in the research and development departments for hardware Security at Infineon, Munich and Intel, USA. At Intel, USA (2004 – 2006), Prof. Seifert has been responsible for the design and integration of new CPU security instructions for micro processors that are going to be integrated in all Intel micro processors. From 2007 – 2008 he developed for Samsung Electronics the worldwide first commercial secure cell-phone based on the Linux operating system. Since the end of 2008 Jean-Pierre Seifert has been Professor heading the group “Security in Telecommunications” at TU Berlin. This professorship is at the same time related with the management of the identically-named research field at Telekom Innovation Laboratories, the research and development institute of Deutsche Telekom at TU Berlin. In 2002 Prof. Seifert has been honoured by Infineon with the award “Inventor of the Year” and has received as well two Intel Achievement Awards in 2005 for his new CPU security instructions for the Intel micro processors. Approx. 40 patents have been granted to Prof. Seifert in the field of computer security.
>> Isabel Skierka, Researcher, DSI
Isabel Skierka is a researcher at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. In her work at DSI, she focuses on industrial cybersecurity and digital policy. She is also non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and serves as a co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum Germany’s steering committee. Prior to joining the ESMT, Isabel Skierka worked with GPPi, NATO and the European Commission’s DG Connect. She holds a master’s degree from the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree from Maastricht University.
>>Prof. A. Smirnov, President of National Institute of Research of Global Security, Moscow
Graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Rail Transport Engineers and the Leningrad Higher Party School. Worked in telecommunications and at international sections of the Leningrad Regional Committee and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. In 1982 – 1987 elected deputy of the District Council and the City Council. After graduating from the Diplomatic Academy by MFA of Russia, held executive posts at the MFA and abroad: director of department for security and Consul General of Russia in Northern Norway (Kirkenes) (1992 – 1997). Studied computer science at the Retraining Center in Norway and at the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of Russia. Was awarded a certificate of expert in “E-Government” (CIO) of South Korea (2004). In 1998-2011 - Head of the Center for Informatics of MFA. In 2011 retired from diplomatic service and became Deputy Director of the R&D Centre for Informatics under MFA of the Russia. Since 2012 - member of the Advisory Council of the Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption of the State Duma of Russia and President of NGO “National Institute of Research of Global Security”. Smirnov is Prof. Dr. MGIMO University, honorary doctor of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. He is author of over 200 monographs and articles on international cooperation, published in foreign languages as well. The latest books: “Global security and «soft power 2.0»: challenges and opportunities for Russia” (2012), “Global security in the digital age: stratagems for Russia” (2014), “Arctic: network diplomacy 2.0 in the discourse of global security” (2016). Repeatedly represented Russia at large international conferences and in expert councils, including those under the aegis of the Security Council of the Russia.
>> Arun Sukumar, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
Arun Sukumar heads ORF’s Cyber Initiative and is the Co-Chair of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance. He is the elected Vice Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. By invitation from the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, Arun recently served as an independent legal expert to the UN GGE, the intergovernmental forum tasked with conceiving cyber norms. He was also the non-governmental representative in India’s official delegation to the Tallinn Manual consultations to articulate laws of armed conflict in cyberspace. Arun is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and Society. He has previously served on the editorial board of The Hindu, and is a lawyer by training, educated at NALSAR and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
>> Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Lior Tabansky is a Cyber Power scholar at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC) and a doctoral candidate at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) Department of Political Science. Lior's recent book Cybersecurity in Israel co-authored with Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel offers an “insider” strategic analysis of Israeli cyber power, with invaluable lessons to be learned by governments and corporations alike. Lior's current research develops an interdisciplinary theory of cyber power, fusing fields as diverse as: military adaptation, national innovation systems, Social Media influence operations, strategy and governance models.
>>Dr. Konstantin von Notz, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
Deputy parliamentary group chairman; Spokesman for political strategy for the internet; Spokesman of the Committee on political strategy for the internet; Spokesman of the 1. Committee of inquiry for NSA surveillance for the Alliance 90/The Greens
Committees: Committee on Internal Affairs (member); Committee on Digital Agenda (chairman); Committee of inquiry for NSA surveillance (chairman); Spokesman of the study commission Internet and digital society during the 17. Electoral term Political Biography: since 1995 Member of Alliance 90/The Greens; since 2005 member of the party council from Schleswig-Holstein; since 2007 speaker of the county association Lauenburg of Alliance 90/The Greens; since 2009 member of the German Parliament Konstantin von Notz is the Deputy Chairman of the Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag, where he has served since 2009. In the Bundestag Dr. von Notz has held a number of committee assignments with central importance for issues involving technology, the Internet, and privacy. He has been his party’s spokesman of the Committee on Political Strategy for the Internet, and the Committee of Inquiry for NSA Surveillance. During the 17th term of the Bundestag, Dr. von Notz served as spokesman for the Study Commission on the Internet and Digital Society. He studied law and earned a Ph.D. in law at the University of Heidelberg and practiced law as an attorney in Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein prior to entering the parliament. >> Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner, Fraunhofer SIT
Michael Waidner is the director of Fraunhofer SIT and speaker of the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP). He is also Professor (Chair) for Security in Information Technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt. With more than 100 publications Michael Waidner is one of the preeminent scientists in IT security. He is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe (now known as KIT).
>>Martin Wülfert, CEO, DCSO
Martin Wuelfert has served as CEO of DCSO (Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation) since May 2016. Martin is responsible for the overall development and the strategic direction of DCSO, a Berlin-based cybersecurity organization founded in November 2015 by Allianz, BASF, Bayer and Volkswagen. Mr. Wuelfert has more than 25 years of experience in IT consulting and security. As chairman of the management board of Utimaco Safeware, Mr. Wuelfert oversaw the transformation of that company into a leading encryption vendor. Prior to joining Utimaco, Martin Wuelfert was CIO and subsequently General Manager of the German subsidiary of Novartis Animal Health. He also held managing director positions at cloud platform vendor Transporeon and the consulting boutique Your Business Lab, for which he acted as strategic advisor in several international M&A transactions. He holds an advanced degree in Physics from the University of Basel.