Digital Society Institute Berlin (DSI)

The Digital Society Conference 2016. Defending Democracy - Increasing Innovation

November 22-23, 2016
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

In our digital age, democracy is at risk. Military cyber attackers infiltrate democratic processes and institutions, while totalitarian states stabilize by massive surveillance and censorship. International mass surveillance undermines civil and human rights and erodes trust in digitization. Knowledge and opinion on the Internet are increasingly fabricated and abused to manipulate societies on a mass scale. Economies are weakened by sabotage and espionage. More and more problems become visible, many of which could be solved by better innovation or stronger regulation. But political, economic and technological responses are still slow and ineffective. 

The international "The Digital Society Conference 2016 - Defending Democracy, Increasing innovation" wants to shed light on these issues. The two day conference will bring leading scientists, practitioners and decision-makers together to provide insights into the new, the evolved and the most challenging problems of privacy and security and to propose legal, industrial and technical solutions.

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Program

Program

Day 1, November 22, 2016

12.30 - 13.30 REGISTRATION
Entrance Hall


13.30 - 15.00 OPENING SESSION
Auditorium Maximum

Welcome

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

Keynotes

  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, DSI
    "Democracy in the Digital Age"

  • Brigadier General Doron Tamir; Cyber Security Group, Israel
    "The State Role for R&D in the Cyber-Space"

  • Prof. Dr. David Mussington, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
    "The Challenges of Security Innovation"

  • Dr. Sabine Vogt, Head of Division Serious & Organised Crime, Bundeskriminalamt
    "Cooperation between Law Enforcement and Industry"


15.00 - 16.00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

The Digital Global Commons

Auditorium 2

  • Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, former ICANN Director
  • Karsten Geier, Head of International Cyber Policy Coordination, German Federal Foreign Office

Digital Sovereignty

Auditorium Maximum

  • Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, DSI
  • Dr. Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

16.00 - 16.30 COFFEE BREAK


16.30 - 17.30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Attribution vs False Flags

Auditorium 2

  • Lt.-Col. Matthias Mielimonka, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Henning Lahmann, iRights.Lab

New IT-Security

Auditorium Maximum

  • Martin Wülfert, CEO, DCSO
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner, Fraunhofer SIT

17.30 - 19.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

Auditorium Maximum

Strategic Cyberdefense

  • Dr. Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Prof. Chris Demchak, RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity, US Naval War College
  • Prof. Paul Cornish, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Dr. David Mussington, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Direktor, Aspen Institute Germany
  • Moderator: Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, DSI


Day 2, November 23, 2016

9.00 - 9.15 KEYNOTE
Auditorium Maximum

Dr. Ole Schröder, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior
"The Role of the State in Digital Innovation"


9.15 - 10.30 PANEL DISCUSSION

The Role of the State in Digital Innovation

  • Dr. Ole Schröder, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • Christian Flisek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
  • Dr. Konstantin von Notz, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
  • Thomas Jarzombek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
  • Moderator: Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, DSI

10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK


11.00 - 12.00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

International Privacy Policy Development

Auditorium 2

  • Prof. Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University
  • Dr. Jörg Eickelpasch, German Federal Ministry of the Interior

Cyberdefense in Asia

Auditorium Maximum

  • Dr. Yoko Nitta, Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management
  • Arun Sukumar, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

12.00 - 13.00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

The IT-Security of IT-Security

Auditorium 2

  • John Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Matthias Luft, ERNW

Info Ops & the Freedom of Expression

Auditorium Maximum

  • Ambassador Dr. Kenneth Geers, NATO Cyber Centre
  • Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, SecDev Group

13.00 - 13.30 LUNCH


13:30 - 13:45 KEYNOTE
Auditorium Maximum

Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
"Cooperation of Government and Industry in Innovation"


13.45 - 15.00 PANEL DISCUSSION

Managing Digital Innovation

  • Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO, Volkswagen
  • Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz
  • Dr. Stefan Heissner, Partner, EY
  • Thomas Dullien aka Halvar Flake
  • Dr. Gundbert Scherf, Commissioner for Strategic Control of National and International Armaments Activities of the Bundeswehr, Minstry of Defence
  • Moderator: Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director, DSI

15.00 - 16.00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Economically Efficient Security

Auditorium 2

  • Prof. Philippe Baumard, Professor and Research Associate, Ecole Polytechnique
  • Isabel Skierka, Researcher, DSI

Cyberdefense in the Middle East

Auditorium Maximum

  • Brigadier General Doron Tamir; Cyber Security Group, Israel
  • Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University

16.00 - 16.30 COFFEE BREAK


16.30 - 17.30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Strategic Industrial Cybersecurity

Auditorium 2

  • Prof. A. Smirnov, President of National Institute of Research of Global Security, Moscow
  • Dr. Georg Becker, Senior Researcher, DSI

Surveillance in Totalitarian States

Auditorium Maximum

  • Prof. Frédérick Douzet, Institut Français de Géopolitique
  • Joachim Bartz, ZDF, Frontal 21

17.30 - 18.30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

High Assurance Systems

Auditorium 2

  • Nick Mayencourt, CyberWorks

Nuclear Cybersecurity

Auditorium Maximum

  • Stanislav Abaimov, PhD Researcher, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director DSI

18.30 - 19.30 CLOSING SESSION
Auditorium Maximum

  • Uri Aviv, Director, Tel-Aviv Film Festival for Science Fiction
  • Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director DSI
Speaker bios

Speaker bios

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Sandro Gaycken, Director DSI
Prof. Dr. David Mussington, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT Berlin
Dr. Ole Schröder, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Brigadier General Doron Tamir; Cyber Security Group, Israel
Dr. Sabine Vogt, Head of Division Serious & Organised Crime, Bundeskriminalamt
Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

 


Speakers:

Stanislav Abaimov, PhD Researcher, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Uri Aviv, Director, Tel-Aviv Film Festival for Science Fiction
Dr. Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning, German Federal Foreign Office
Joachim Bartz, ZDF, Frontal 21
Prof. Philippe Baumard, Professor and Research Associate, Ecole Polytechnique
Dr. Georg T. Becker
Prof. Paul Cornish, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Prof. Chris Demchak, RADM Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cybersecurity, US Naval War College
Prof. Frédérick Douzet, Institut Français de Géopolitique
Thomas Dullien aka Halvar Flake
Dr. Jörg Eickelpasch, German Federal Ministry of the Interior
Christian Flisek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag (© Deutscher Bundestag / Achim Melde‎)
Ambassador Dr. Kenneth Geers, NATO Cyber Centre

 

Karsten Geier, Head of International Cyber Policy Coordination, German Federal Foreign Office

Dr. Stefan Heissner, Partner, EY
Dr. Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung]
Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO, Volkswagen
Thomas Jarzombek, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, former ICANN Director
Henning Lahmann, iRights.Lab]
Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Direktor, Aspen Institute Germany
Matthias Luft, ERNW

 

John Mallery, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nick Mayencourt, CyberWorks

Lt.-Col. Matthias Mielimonka, German Federal Ministry of Defence
Prof. Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University
Dr. Yoko Nitta, Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management
Rafal Rohozinski, CEO, SecDev Group
Martin Schallbruch, Deputy Director, DSI

 

Dr. Gundbert Scherf, Commissioner for Strategic Control of National and International Armaments Activities of the Bundeswehr, Minstry of Defence
Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz
Prof. Jean-Pierre Seifert, TU Berlin
Isabel Skierka, Researcher, DSI]
Prof. A. Smirnov, President of National Institute of Research of Global Security, Moscow
Arun Sukumar, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
Dr. Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Konstantin von Notz, Member of the Deutscher Bundestag
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner, Fraunhofer SIT
Martin Wülfert, CEO, DCSO
Hotel information

Hotel information

Rooms have been reserved for speakers and special guests. Please contact Dr. Shina-Nancy Erlewein at shina-nancy.erlewein@esmt.org to receive the reservation code.

We recommend the following hotels close to our campus:

ARCOTEL John F (****S)

TITANIC Gendarmenmarkt Berlin (*****)

COSMO Hotel Berlin Mitte (****)

Industrial partners:

AllianzBASF SEErnst & Young GmbHVolkswagen

Academic partners:

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