Prof. Sami Haddadin is Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and holds the Chair of Robotics and Systems Intelligence. He is considered one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of robotics and machine intelligence. The engineer and computer scientist has written more than 130 scientific articles and received numerous of the most important international prizes and awards from the scientific community. Sami Haddadin has won the IEEE/RAS Early Career Award, the Alfried Krupp Prize and the German Future Prize of the German President.
Lasse Kleinjohann joined Siemens 12 years ago. While making an apprenticeship as an Electronics Technician for Automation Technology, he studied Information Technology at the Nuremberg Tech.
After finishing his studies, Lasse went into the growing field of e-mobility, working with vehicle manufacturers on the electrification of their products, such as city busses, delivery trucks or construction machines.
In 2014 he moved to the Plant Data Services team, working on data-driven applications and services which bring added value to Siemens’ customers. Out of these individual, product-specific applications, e.g. for motor condition monitoring, the idea of a mutual IoT operating system was born. MindSphere was initially launched in 2015 as an Industrial IoT Platform, whereas 2016 the Siemens Management Board decided to make MindSphere the IoT Operating System for all Siemens Divisions.
From the very beginning, Lasse has worked on the regional market entry of MindSphere in various countries. Today he is heading the MindSphere Business Development team for the EMEA zone, increasing the reach of MindSphere into the regions and verticals of the zone.
Dario Manns is leading innovation and special operations at FairFleet. Combining years of experience in aviation and sensor technology leverages huge potential as a Full-Service Provider for drone powered solutions. Holding an academic degree in movie & TV production Dario investigated workflow changes through drone technology. As Co-Founder and CIO of FairFleet he is solving the hassle of booking and operating drones worldwide for various industries by bringing standardized service offerings to the market. Over the last few years he and his team developed different drone powered products for numerous use cases – examples in the insurance industry: automated underwriting & accelerated claims management.
Carsten Neumann joined Ultimus in 2013 as Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions and has responsibility for solutions delivery. Carsten has over 15 years of experience building and leading enterprise-scale managed solutions provider operations and designing and implementing process improvement solutions. Prior to Ultimus, Carsten was Director in the Managed Services Factory of Computacenter. He also held management positions at GE CompuNet, Xerox, and Agip. Carsten is a graduate of the University of Augsburg, Germany.
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Dr. Thomas Peters is a data scientist at OmegaLambdaTec. After 12 years of work in theoretical astrophysics at the highest international level, he left academia to apply his analytical and problem-solving skills in industry. He obtained his diploma in physics at the University of Marburg in 2006 and his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 2009. Before joining OmegaLambdaTec, he was a visiting scientist at Harvard University and held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Zurich and at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.
Stephan is a Digital Transformation Consulting Partner, helping clients to identify their market opportunity by leveraging new digital business models, reinventing their customer engagements and inventing new digital services based on IoT’ised products.In this role he is heading IBM Digital Strategy & in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) and the Watson IoT Practice. Stephan has more than 18 years of consulting experience during which he has focused on complex Digital Transformation engagements. Prior to IBM he was head of corporate development of a wholesale company and has run his own marketing agency. Stephan is Sponsor for IBMs ‚Bachelor Graduate Programme‘. Stephan holds a Master (Dipl.-Kfm) of Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU).
Bertram Dorn is a Solution Architect specialized in security and compliance and does also cover networking and database topics.
In this role Bertram does help customers and partners of all sizes in architecting resources on AWS for their security and compliance needs. Prior to joining AWS, Bertram worked for more than 20 years in various deep technical roles in the high tech industry with a focus on security, networking storage and database technologies. Also Bertram has been working in very demanding IT environments for removing challenges, in the areas of performance, security and availability.
When Bertram is not helping customers, he is involved into music and is working on his solo piano and multi media performances.
Rudolf Bayer ist emeritierter Professor für Informatik an der TU München. Er studierte Mathematik in München und promovierte an der University of Illinois 1966. Nach Aufenthalten am Boeing Research Lab in Seattle und als Associate Professor an der Purdue University begründete er 1972 den Lehrstuhl für Datenbanksysteme an der TU München. Bekannt ist er vor allem für die Erfindung und Weiterentwicklung des B-Baums und des UB-Baums. Er leitete mehrere Forschungsgruppen und viele Projekte.
Er erhielt 1999 das Bundesverdienstkreuz und 2001 den SIGMOD Innovations Award der ACM.
die Transaction SW GmbH www.transaction.de ist eine Ausgründung aus seinem Lehrstuhl
Stefan Sebastian leads product and strategy at Rhebo GmbH which includes solutions for industrial security and continuity for manufacturers and critical infrastructure operators. Before joining Rhebo, Stefan was Vice President of Product and Strategy for next-generation firewall vendor gateprotect (formerly Adyton System) and later Rhode und Schwarz post-acquisition. Stefan also helped guide Sandvine from pre-revenue startup to global DPI market leader and has held senior roles in other leading telecoms, cybersecurity, and fintech vendors.
Roman Bügler graduated in information management at St. Gallen (HSG). He started his career at Swiss Re as a junior project manager, later changed to a client manager role for non-life insurance of eastern Europe. In his 15 years of experience within project management, he was also responsible to steer two insurance companies through run-off, was helping a mid-size European insurer to improve its claims management and was key account for the roll-out of several reinsurance tools used in the worldwide Munich Re organisation.
Armin Bauer is co-founder of IDnow and as CTO responsible for product and technology. While he was still at university, he founded together with colleagues amiando, a ticket- and payment-platform where he was in charge of the technological development. He studied Electrical Engineering with focus on robotics at the Technical University of Munich. At the same time, he got a degree in management studies at the Center for Digital Technology and Management in Munich.
Willem Bulthuis has 30 years of Executive Experience in Global High-Tech Industries, a.o. as Board Member of secunet Security Networks AG, Group CTO and Head of Sales at Giesecke & Devrient, VP Global Automotive Sales at NXP Semiconductors and Executive at Philips Electronics, in Silicon Valley and Europe. Willem currently is Board Advisor for established companies on Digitisation, Corporate Venture Capital and Startup Cooperation. He also is active as Business Angel and Board Member for numerous Startups in the fields of Smart Industry, Automotive, Mobility, Energy, Construction, Recycling, Sustainability and Cybersecurity. He is Board Member at BAND (Business Angel Netzwerk Deutschland) and Expert/Mentor at many Accelerator Programs.
Jesse Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven in Belgium. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College (USA) and his masters‘ and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA). He completed a three year post doc at the University of Washington (USA). His main research interests are in machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, he is interested in applying techniques from these fields to address problems in health care and sports. He is also a co-founder of Activ84Health, a startup whose mission is to motivate elderly individuals to remain physically active.
Dr. Silke Bargstädt-Franke is heading the division of Product Management at Veridos GmbH – Identity Solutions by Giesecke + Devrient and Bundesdruckerei. In this function she is responsible for the complete product portfolio comprising the classical high secure travel document as well as complete system solutions, e.g. for mobile identities. Silke joined G+D/Veridos in 2009 and held several leadership positions in Project- and Product Management. Silke started her career taking over different functions in Development, Project Management and Technical Marketing at Infineon Technologies/ Qimonda AG. Silke is based in Munich and holds a PhD in Physics from Hamburg University, Germany.
Thomas Seidl is professor for Computer Science and head of the Database Systems and Data Mining group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). He studied Computer Science at Technische Universität München (TUM) and obtained his PhD in 1997 and his Habilitation in 2001 from LMU. From 2002 to 2016 he headed the data management and data exploration group at RWTH Aachen University. His fundamental research on data mining and database technologies with application domains in engineering, business, life science and humanities yielded more than 250 scientific publications so far. He serves on many program committees and scientific boards, directs the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) and is co-chair of the LMU Data Science Lab and of the elite Master program in Data Science at LMU.
Bernhard Kux is an expert for the ICT industry at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) for Munich and Upper Bavaria. There he is the contact person for internal and external IT security issues. He also is Head of „Pack ma’s digital“ (www.packmasdigital.de), the Chamber’s digitalization campaign for SMBs. Bernhard holds a Master of General Physics (TU Munich). Prior to the CCI, he worked at CNet and Sport1.
Benno is Director Global Technology & Innovation, leading the Research & Advanced Engineering organization at AGCO.
His worldwide team is responsible to deliver step change technologies and concepts to enable innovations, drive roadmaps and develop future strategies.
As a member of the AGCO iVenture Team Benno acts as the engineering interface for startups and entrepreneurs.
He represents AGCO in the European CEMA High Level Group on Agricultural Research and maintains a global partnership network in academia as well as governmental and private research institutions.
Benno holds a Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Engineering PhD with Highest Honor from Technische Universität München.
AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions with its core brands Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.
Dr. Ralf Rieken is founder and COO of the TÜV SÜD company Uniscon GmbH, the technology leader in cloud security.
Dr. Rieken does have over twenty years’ experience as network infrastructure and IT industry expert. He has held various leading positions in major IT and network supplier companies. Dr. Rieken also spent many years abroad in the United States, et al., heading a software company as CEO in the Silicon Valley until late 2007. Dr. Rieken holds several patents and has published many papers on computer technology and communication networks. He holds a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in Information Technology.
He started with the development of ceramic materials at RWTH Aachen University. At ABB, he worked in plant engineering as a program manager in Moscow, VP major projects in Zurich and head of M & A in Brussels.
As a CTO, he introduced a new product line for a medium-sized company and managed the international subsidiaries. At Siemens, he introduced a new technology in China and used startups to develop disruptive solutions for business units.
That’s what he now offers to large medium-sized companies – with the new ’startup to corporate‘
Since 2007, Michael Kranawetter is National Security Officer and Head of Information Security at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH. In this role, he is responsible for IT governance, IT compliance and risk assessment, as well as the entire information security strategy of the company.
Kranawetter has comprehensive and long-standing experience in the IT security industry. As Project Manager and Consultant, he implemented a number of major infrastructure projects, before he became Senior Service Manager and IT Architect at Munich Re AG, inter alia in the fields of security architecture, service management and IT governance.
Co-Founder & Executive Director of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center & German Entrepreneurship GmbH Andy is also a Partner at Deloitte and Co-Founder & Managing Director of Deloitte Digital Ventures, an entity dedicated to building digital businesses for Fortune 500 level firms. A serial entrepreneur with 34 years of experience in founding, financing, building and accelerating companies, Andy sold his software company to the publicly listed Avanquest Software in 2003, served as COO Europe until 2009 and as a Board Member until 2014. Andy served for 3 years as a Board member at Carpooling.com (acquired by Bla Bla Car) and 4 years at Feingold Technologies (acquired by ShareCare). His accelerator at the LMU, the top ranked university in Germany, has spawned over 220 companies in 10 years and the German Accelerator, a project of the German government has graduated over 100 companies in 4 years. Before co-founding Deloitte Digital Ventures, Andy also led the launches of The Allianz Digital Accelerator & The Volkswagen DataLab and currently is leading Corporate Accelerator launches in the Pharma, Gas and Auto industries. Andy is Co-Founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in Munich, The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School and is a founding member of 4Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurial Think Tank of the 4 Munich Universities and holds teaching positions at the LMU (Munich University) and at the EM Lyon Business School in France.
Ullrich Martini studied physics in Munich where he received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
He joined the R&D Department of G+D in 2001. At G&D he worked on all kinds of secure software and hardware. Presently, his focus is on enhancing the security of wearable devices.
Als Koordinatorin der Themenplattform Vernetzte Mobilität des Zentrums Digitalisierung.Bayern fördert Dr. Mara Cole den interaktiven Dialog zwischen Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Politik und Öffentlichkeit im Kontext von vernetzter Mobilität und Digitalisierung. Sie unterstützt bayerische Stakeholder beim Ausbau ihrer Digitalisierungskompetenzen und setzt sich bayernweit für Initiativen und Projekte in diesem Themenfeld ein.
Martin has always been excited about mobility and communication and the human factor about it. He studied Sociology with a concern in Science and Technololy Studies (STS) and worked for an innovation centre for mobility and societal change (InnoZ). Since 2016, Martin pushes projects forward for the mobility sector of Stadtwerke München / MVG.
Thomas Friese is Vice President for Data Architecture and Digital Technology Platforms at Siemens Healthineers, Germany. In this role, he leads efforts to introduce novel digital and data based services into the portfolio of Siemens Healthineers. His work focuses on using state-of-the-art software technology, particularly cloud computing and big data analytics, to enhance and strengthen the core competencies of Siemens Healthineers in medical imaging, diagnostics and therapy. Prior to his current role, Thomas Friese held a variety of technical and engineering leadership positions at Siemens Corporate Technology and Siemens Healthcare. Thomas Friese earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Marburg, Germany.
Christine Kirbach is an expert in transformation and leadership expert, with extensive experience as a consultant and manager. For 20 years, she has led digital transformation projects in diverse fields, including health, media, innovation and HR. Early on, she discovered her passion for building bridges between the old and new worlds and connecting corporations and startups. She started her career at an HR tech startup, and is equally comfortable working in small and large companies. Today, with the red lab, she supports companies to use digitization as an opportunity to do things differently
El Moutaouakil developed predective algorithm for a robust and realtime accustic processing. 2015 he co-founded SENVISYS in order to prevent accidents on level crossings using vibration sensors for early train detection after patenting the algorithms. The solution of SENVISYS helps saving up to 200k Euro per installation just by economizing the cables.
With more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security sector, Hassan Marzouk joined RadarServices as Head of Sales DACH. Since then he leads the company’s sales teams in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is based in Munich and studied economics in Munich.
Marc develops digital products that challenge and rethink the interaction and experience with established industries. Since 2016, he focuses on the insurance sector and currently coordinates the Deloitte Digital Ventures team at a large InsurTech project. During his studies at TU Munich, he developed a deep interest for Artificial Intelligence and co-authored the AI in Insurance Whitepaper at Deloitte Digital. Previously, Marc gathered experience in consulting for high technology corporates and supported business development at a leading cloud provider and its startup clients. He is also a passionate digital artist and UI designer and did freelance work for several years.
Silke Bell works as an Change facilitator and Executive Coach and is passionate about future leadership, facilitating transformational change and social innovation. In her work she helps organisations, leaders and teams in effectively co-creating new futures together including the facilitation of deep change processes and innovative value-oriented leadership development.
Clemens Lutsch started working in the Usability / User Experience field in 1994. He manages and develops the area of strategic User Experience, which embraces new approaches in innovation management, organization development and the integration of human-centred design in corporate culture of Centigrade’s clients. The industrial anthropologist and trainer collaborates on a number of international standards in User Experience and Usability, recently as editor of ISO 9241 — Part 161: Guidance on visual user-interface elements. In course of his work on Industry 4.0 he is co-author of the German Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0. Clemens Lutsch was also in the Board of the GermanUPA for two years. He is a member of the Certification Counsel at Fraunhofer Institute.
Dr.-Ing. Joerg Niesenhaus coordinates the activities at Centigrade’s North-West branch in Germany and is responsible for the areas of gamification and interaction design. In his role as Head of Gamification he focuses on the evaluation and the conceptual design of user-friendly interfaces incorporating playful design elements to enhance user engagement. Joerg is one of the leading experts for gamification in the area of industrial production. In 2016 he and his team won the German Design Award for the gamified user interface of their client SEW-Eurodrive.
Before his time at Centigrade Joerg worked more than 11 years for game companies like Blue Byte, Similis and Ubisoft and participated in the development of Germany’s popular strategy game series The Settlers. Joerg studied Applied Cognitive and Media Science and holds a PhD in human-computer-interaction (HCI).
Florian leads the Analytical Models & Foresight team at Telefónica Deutschland, leveraging advanced analytics and AI to generate business impact for a wide range of Telefónica units from Networks to Marketing.
He has previously worked in different positions at Telefónica, including Strategy, Innovation and the Silicon Valley Office, with a strong focus on data analytics topics. Before joining Telefónica, Florian drove numerous strategic projects as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.
He holds a diploma in Physics and a Ph.D. in Economics from Heidelberg University.
Ralf Reinhardt is an internationally renowned expert for Information and Web Application Security. He is principal consultant and managing partner at sic[!]sec GmbH in Gröbenzell near Munich. For a number of years he has been an adjunct professor for web application security at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology as well as a project leader at OWASP („Open Web Application Security Projekt“).
Furthermore he is a community instructor at the SANS institute for Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and holds various other memberships and certifications.
As project manager digitization for die Bayerische Johannes and his team are providing a strong platform as basis for digital sales, marketing, customer relationship management and sponsoring initiatives. He’s aiming at providing user-friendly, state of the art online services to the clients whilst supporting the established sales and services channels by handing them right tools to achieve improved overall customer satisfaction.
Having managed multiple international projects in Europe, North America and the UAE for Zurich Insurance and being founder of the German-Mexican branding studio TIOTOU at the same time, Johannes enjoys the interface role between corporate insurance and agile tech startups that he is partnering with to push the digitization of die Bayerische at a faster pace.
Johannes holds the business administration diploma of the University of Würzburg and returned to Munich after several years in Zurich and Mexico City to join die Bayerische in 2017.
Since 2016 Dariu M. Gavrila heads the Intelligent Vehicles and Cognitive Robotics section at the TU Delft as a Full Professor.
In 2010, he was appointed professor at the University of Amsterdam, chairing the area of Intelligent Perception Systems.
Over the past 15 years, Prof. Gavrila has focused on visual systems for detecting humans and their activity, with application to intelligent vehicles, smart surveillance and social robotics. From 1997 till 2016 he has been with Daimler R&D where he led the multi-year pedestrian detection research effort. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, in 1996. Prof. Gavrila is frequently cited in the scientific literature and received the I/O 2007 Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Application Award 2014.
Martin joined Fraunhofer AISEC’s Hardware Security Department in 2017, where he is a research associate. In parallel, he is pursuing a Ph.D. at Technical University Munich. His research interests include secure interconnected embedded devices.
Before, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Engineering from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. There, he had focused on wearable devices and body sensor networks.
Since 2015, Robert Hable is head of the Big Data Analytics group at Deggendorf Institute of Technology. The group closely works together with companies on industrial research projects in the field of data analytics.
After attaining his Diploma of Mathematics, he gained his Doctorate in statistics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and his Habilitation in machine learning at University of Bayreuth.
Olivier is co-founder and co-coach of Hammer! Coaching, a coaching boutique redefining the coaching experience to be flashy, funky and fun! He is an analytical and radical mind challenging every given mental borders and disrupting the shit out of things. Next to Hammer! Coaching, he is freelancing as an innovation activist and raising his two children to live life to the fullest.
Paul is co-founder and co-coach of Hammer! Coaching, a coaching boutique redefining the coaching experience to be flashy, funky and fun! He is a feel good drug disguised as a provocative psychologist. Next to Hammer! Coaching he supports troubled young people at a foster home and is discovering his new role of being a great dad for his newborn.
Dominik is Tech Lead of CodeCamp:N – the digital product incubator of NÜRNBERGER. Before that he was working as Research Assistant at the Chair for Information Systems II of Regensburg University, researching for his doctoral thesis in the field of Business Process Management. He is holding a Master as well as a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from Regensburg University, Germany. Parallel to his studies, he founded an app development agency in 2009. With his former team, he participated in different first initiatives of SMAs as well as several renowned listed groups in the area of mobile app solutions.
Eike Sommer ist seit Juli 2017 Chief Sales Officer bei der DriveNow GmbH & Co. KG. Der gelernte Bankkaufmann und Betriebswirt (VWA) war nach seiner Zeit bei der Sparkasse Nürnberg in verschiedenen Managment-Rollen international bei dem weltweit führenden Aktenvernichtungsunternehmen Shred-it Inc. tätig, zuletzt als General Manager und Prokurist. Nach weiteren drei Jahren als Geschäftsführer im Messebereich, wo er Projekte für IT-Sicherheit, Automobil und Energie aufbaute und durchführte, steuert er nun den Gesamtvertrieb für DriveNow in Europa. In dieser Rolle begleitet er die Entwicklung von Business-Mobilitätslösungen, steuert die Neuausrichtung des Vertriebs und wirkt abteilungsübergreifend in verschiedenen Projekten mit.
Florian’s mission as CEO of WERK1.Bayern GmbH – ‚the most startup-friendly place in Munich‘ – is to unleash the massive potential for startups, entrepreneurship and digitization in Munich and Bavaria. High growth digital startups from all sectors can apply for one of the startup offices that come with access to an extremely supportive entrepreneurial community, individual coaching as well as a top tier mentor network. WERK1, funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, also offers acceleration programs in selected industries to facilitate innovation and piloting between startups and incumbent companies.
InsurTech Hub Munich e.V. emanated from one of these WERK1 industry programs (W1 Fwd InsurTech) and is today an independent association with more than 30 members and partners. WERK1 continues to be a leading partner of InsurTech Hub Munich by housing the hub, building up dedicated resources for the further development of the hub and providing access to the Munich startup ecosystem. Florian is founding member of InsurTech Hub Munich and engages strongly in the build-up of the hub.
Florian Mann’s current position follows previous positions as Head of Corporate Development at Burda Digital (Hubert Burda Media) and Managing Director of kununu, a XING/Hubert Burda Media subsidiary. He is also founder of FERTILA, a digital health / FemTech startup.
Dr. Mann holds a degree in business administration and a PhD in business informatics from the LMU Munich (summa cum laude). He enjoys spending his little free time out on the water, with his wife and his three sons.
Florian Petit is a roboticist and co-founder of Blickfeld. Prior to founding Blickfeld, he was concerned with the control of robots as part of scientific work at TU München, Stanford University, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the ETH Zurich. He obtained his PhD for work in the field of human aware robotics. He now contributes this experience to Blickfeld: here, he is responsible for a novel, high-performance scanner that finds application in LiDAR ranging and, thus, facilitates the future success of autonomous driving.
Nicolas studied business administration at the universities of Mannheim, Germany, and Lund, Sweden. He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group in 2004, where he served insurance clients in Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East. Since 2010 he held various positions within the ARAG group, the largest family-owned company in the German insurance industry. First, he headed the business organization department at the headquarters in Dusseldorf. In 2014 he moved to Munich to lead the operations function, where he developed a passion for eHealth and Insurtechs.
Henning is an entrepreneurial IT engineer connecting emerging technologies with real life applications in appealing and user-friendly ways. After having worked in traditional IT industry branches such as software development, cloud computing and distributed network security, he founded a mobility startup, actively operating in multiple countries. Henning is now supporting companies designing and building lean and simple products in the fast-paced spaces of Mobility, Shared Economy and the Internet of Things.
Marek works as Country Manager DACH for SentiOne, he is focused on the use of new trends and internet technologies to drive the business forward. He’s practised in delivering business growth in B2B and B2C environments.
He is also enthusiastic about building and managing online channels and innovative online consumer and business products as well for established but also new brands. Before starting with SentiOne Marek was previously responsible for the digital transformation of Polish Post as eCommerce Director and Business Development Director of Groupon.
Thorsten Roeske is Head of Business Development for G+D Mobile Security’s Cyber Security Division. With his team he is responsible to identify and understand customer’s cyber security requirements and to develop concepts and architecture of respective G+D solutions. In order to help customer navigate the challenges of the connected world the team also consults and advises customers on cyber security risks and security measures.
Over the last 10 years Thorsten has worked with G+D’s customers worldwide and implemented solutions to protect against current and upcoming cyber security threats in the online and mobile world incl. the secure provisioning and management of identities to mobile devices including phones, wearables etc..
Thorsten has co-founded several start-ups and has 25 years of experience in cyber security and building security solution for the financial, mobile and enterprise sector utilizing multi-factor authentication, hardware and software security concepts as well as machine learning methodology.
Dr. Andreas Wolf studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin and Technical University of Munich. He holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with several IT companies in technology oriented positions. He initialized the first European Common Criteria certification of a biometric product. Today, Dr. Wolf works as Principal Scientist Biometrics with Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin. He has published several book and journal contributions as well as conference papers and patent applications. He holds a teaching position at the Free University Berlin. Furthermore, he is one of the German DIN experts delegated to the ISO/IEC JTC1 committees SC17, SC27, SC31 and SC37 as well as to the European Standards Committee CEN. He is the Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27, and editor and co-editor of several standards including the face data standard ISO/IEC 19794-5/39794-5 and the ICAO Portrait Quality TR.
Dr. Felix Friemann – “Felix Friemann’s interests are simulation and process optimization in the areas supply chain management and logistics. Mr Felix Friemann earned his PhD at the Center of Industrial Management at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, developing mathematical solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. During his academic career, he made the experience that many mathematical solutions especially in academia are not used anymore after the developer leaves the company or university. In addition, the step from “algorithmic solution” to “production-ready application that can be used by all employees” is a huge one. This is not suitable anymore in the context of digitization and rapid development.
For that reason, together with two colleagues he founded the company logarithmo in 2016. The vision is that with the press of a button, a data scientist can provide his algorithmic solution in form of a production-ready web-application to all relevant users within the company. These users will profit from that application (e.g. simulation, optimization or application based on artificial intelligence) within their daily work. All the smart data analytics solutions within one company can be distributed company-wide in the form of a Corporate AppStore for data analytics solutions.”
Lucille Bonnet holds a double master’s degree in financing and has studied in France, Spain and Germany. She entered the venture capital business in 2009 at Innogy Venture Capital, a German VC investor focused on European technology start-ups specializing in renewable energies. As Senior Investment Manager for HTGF’s Hardware team, she primarily works with companies operating in the energy, IoT and robotics sectors. Lucille Bonnet has been with High-Tech Gründerfonds since 2015.
Moritz Holzgraefe, 37, is COO of Axel Springer’s Corporate Digital Platforms (CDP), a cross-functional division which was started in 2016/2017. Moritz is responsible for the operationalization and further development of the horizontal digital platforms “Data & Analytics”, “Single Sign on”, “AdSolutions” and “Distribution”. These platforms serve as a foundation for vertical industry champions in paid, marketing and classifieds models to grow their businesses. Before starting at CDP he obtained different positions at Axel Springer, inter alia Head of Portfolio / Operations at the Marketing & Classifieds Division or General Manager TV & Radio at the Electronic Media Division. Moritz studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Duke University in the USA and holds a doctoral degree.
Oliver Amft is the founding director of the Chair of eHealth and mHealth at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). Oliver received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) from Chemnitz Technical University in 1999 and the Dr. sc. ETH (Ph.D.) from ETH Zurich in 2008, both in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Oliver obtained his university teaching qualification from TU Eindhoven in 2011. Until 2004, Oliver was a R&D project manager with ABB Inc. Oliver was an assistant professor at TU Eindhoven between 2009 and 2013, tenured since 2012. From 2014 to 2017, he was a full professor and established the Chair of Sensor Technology at University of Passau. Since 2017 Oliver Amft is a full professor at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Oliver Amft coordinated European research consortia (GreenerBuildings, iCareNet) and is a PI in several other European and national projects. Oliver has co-authored more than 150 refereed archival research publications in field of context recognition, biomedical sensor technology, wearable computing, digital health, and embedded systems.
Starting during his childhood, Maximilian grew more and more fascinated with technology and started modifying desktop PCs with his dad.
Driven by curiosity, he has always been trying to understand the inner workings of systems and has been looking for new technologies.
Not surprisingly, he founded 9 tech startups within the last 11 years during which time he learned how to create successful market-relevant technologies, but also what it means to fail.
Out of his curiosity and his critical innovation-driven thinking he dived into multiple industries (from automotive to insurance) and worked with C-Levels in various fields of digital innovation (from Internet-of-Things to Blockchain).
As part of the Generation Y he has a strong focus on prototyping and disruptive digital business models. In his private life Maximilian is driven by new technology and science, too. In order to optimize his health and wellbeing he started hacking his own system for example. By becoming a biohacker he changed his eating behavior, quit smoking, lost 40+ kilograms of weight and boosted his productivity. With a Master’s in Business and as a serial tech entrepreneur he combined the things he loves most: developing disruptive digital businesses.
His latest Startup is Keyp, an open identity ecosystem with the worlds first smart login (SSO) for any type of digital access.
Martin Opercan is a brand communication and innovation expert with nearly 20 years of experiences. He currently works at the strategy consultancy diffferent and heads their Munich office. Previously, he was the Managing Director at the creative agency david + martin, and spent over 15 years with häberlein & mauerer, one of Germany’s leading communication agencies. He has worked for clients including Intel, Sony, Weber Grill, Nespresso, BMW and Freeletics.
I’m Teamleader of the team Data Analytics at SWM Services GmbH. Since years we are building classical BI solution. Additionally we are developing a strategic analytics platform using SAP HANA Predictive analytics library, R-Server and a Hadoop cluster. I have 18 years of IT experience in different roles, 8 years in the analytics area.
Prof. Dr. Schilling had in space industry responsibility in interplanetary satellites, before he was appointed professor and chair for Robotics and Telematics at University Würzburg. In parallel he is president of the research company „Center for Telematics“. His team built the first German pico-satellite UWE-1, launched 2005 to optimize Internet in space. He published more than 350 papers and received several awards, including the Walter-Reis-Award for Robotic Innovations 2008 and 2012, as well as an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council for research on control of networked distributed satellite systems. He is full member of the International Academy of Astronautics and was appointed Consulting Professor at Stanford University 2002-2006.
In international professional societies he served in IEEE as chairman of „TC on Networked Robotics“ and in the International Federation on Automatic Control (IFAC) as coordinating chair for the area “Computers & Control” after having been TC chair for „Telematics: Control via Communication Networks“ and for “Aerospace”.
Bob found his passion when he left the actuarial world and, with a group of like-minded individuals, set about ‚collaborating the shit out of insurance‘. Bob heads up both Architecture Services and the Global Blockchain Center of Competence at Allianz. He also works closely with the blockchain insurtech start-up, B3i.
Bob’s goal is to bring blockchain and DLT (distributed ledger technologies) into the mainstream of the insurance industry, in order to solve problems and unearth new opportunities, especially when those opportunities lead to greater financial inclusion and the closing of the ‚protection gap‘–particularly, in emerging markets where there is a greater proportion of #U2D2: unbanked, uninsured, disenfranchised, and dispossessed. Bob believes blockchain has the power to improve the lives of the next billion people.
Dr. Stefan Lenz scouts digital technologies and startups and tests them by running POC projects in Linde’s internal accelerator. His focus is on data/AI related projects. He has a background in areas ranging from project risk management to strategy development and turbulence simulation which he focused on during his Post-Doc studies in an international research group. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from TU Muenchen.
Rob Earley is a Senior Pre-Sales engineer at Endace. Rob has over 30 years’ experience of computer networking, including 10 years within the cyber security and threat management environment. Currently his role covers the EMEA region, where he deals with many different types of customers, including retail, financial, trading, legal, pharmaceutical, and service providers.
Gabriele is project leader at WARR Hyperloop, a student group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), that is building prototypes of the futuristic transportation system proposed by Elon Musk in 2013 as part of the international „SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition“. In the last round of the competition in August 2017, his team won the main prize with a top speed of 324 km/h, breaking the competition’s speed record. At the competition this summer the team will try to defend the title and set a new record.
After completing his bachelor’s in physics, Gabriele is now enrolled in the master program “Applied and Engineering Physics” at the TUM.
Charlotte Han processes data and computes brand and digital strategies for a living. Thanks to growing up in Asia, becoming American in Silicon Valley and now living in Europe, she has learnt not take things for granted and to make connections where they may not seem apparent. She is highly interested in all things tech, especially how technologies can advance human lives, and enjoys networking with the misfits, the rebels and the trouble makers who are not afraid to shake things up and push the boundaries of what is possible. She currently works as Deep Learning Marketing Manager at NVIDIA, where she sees first-hand how AI is transforming industries. Connect with her on Twitter (@sunsiren) or LinkedIn.
Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe is Director of Strategic Analytics at servicepro München GmbH and the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Data Mining for Business and Industry‘ , as well as ‘Monetizing Data’, both books published by Wiley. Upon receiving her Master’s in statistics from the University of Dortmund, Ahlemeyer-Stubbe formed a consulting firm, offering customized professional services to her clients. She now leads servicepro Munich’s Analytics team, drawing on the wealth of experience gained from her more than 20 years in the industry, specifically in the areas of Data Mining, Predictive Modelling, CRM, Big Data and Social CRM. Ahlemeyer-Stubbe is a frequent lecturer at several universities, as well as a speaker at professional conferences. She was President of ENBIS (European Network Business and Industrial Statistics) from 2007-2009.
Franziska’s focus is all about IT-Technology for smart cities, like apps, intelligent lampposts, sensors, smart data platforms and data gatekeeping. In January 2017 Franziska started working for the City of Munich as a Smart City IT-Strategist in the EU-Project ‚Smarter Together‘. She also supports the development process of a citywide strategic agenda for the digital transformation.
Franziska studied ‚Informatics in Public Administration‘ at FHVR Hof and she also holds a Master of Science in ‚Integrative Urban-Rural Development‘, received at Hochschule Wismar – University of Applied Sciences.
Prior to this, she worked for the Free State of Bavaria. She was responsible for the strategy, the development and operation of the IT-infrastructure of the Transportation and Operations Control Center (Verkehrs- und Betriebszentrale) of the motorway authority for northern Bavaria (Autobahndirektion Nordbayern).
Johannes Forster is heading the center for Digital Transformation at G+D Mobile Security GmbH. In essence, he leads the transformation from a company traditionally selling hardware products to a digital and solutions-oriented company. Moreover Johannes is the representative of G+D in the advisory board of VERIMI – the new cross-industry platform with the goal of creating the most secure and user-friendly platform of trust for identity services and payments across Europe. Johannes joined G+D in 2010 and held several leadership positions in strategy and corporate functions. Before that Johannes was a senior strategy consultant at Horváth & Partners Management Consulting and was focused on client work in Oil&Gas, Automotive and Financial Industries. Johannes is based in Munich and holds an MBA from Regensburg University, Germany.
Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stetter was born in 1963 and studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and was awarded a doctorate at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management, iwb) by Prof. Milberg. 1993 he joined Zwick GmbH in Ulm as Product Development Manager of Material Inspection. He has been Executive Director of Software Factory GmbH and ITQ GmbH since 1997.
From 1998 to 2006 he has been Vice Chairman of the VDMA Association Software, while since 2002 he is a member of the VDMA Committee for Research & Innovation. Since 2004 Dr. Stetter has been also a member of the Steering Committee of the ASQF Automation Specialist Association. Another integral part of his work is the design and execution of research projects and the establishment of national and international congresses. In addition, he is regular co-author for professional journals such as Computer & AUTOMATION, [me], and Mecha- tronik.
For nearly fifteen years, Dr. Stetter has dedicated himself to interdisciplinary projects with uni- versities in order to offer students a practical and industrial-relevant education. As an assistant professor at TUM, he holds lectures, seminars and team term papers. In 2011 he launched the foundation “Technik macht Spaß” (“Technology is Fun”), whose goal is awaking enthusiasm for technology in youths and improving cross-links between industry and research/education.
In 2016, he founded the subsidiary called Dr. Stetter ITQ S.L.U in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria). Itis focused on developing future technologies. In close cooperation with the local Universidad de Las Palmas, but also together with some other European universities, the venture offers the chance to let one’s imagination run free and turn ideas into prototypes. To propagate this ”crazy thinking”, innovative events such as Makeathons are being organized. The focus is on “smart, green and innovative products”, for which the location in Las Palmas is an ideal place.
At Nokia, Volker is focused on combining the technology and business side of innovation. He heads Nokia’s 5G market development activities for the company, helping to create the future of telecommunications. He was also one of the founders of Nokia FutureWorks and brought Technology Vision 2020 to life.
Cristiano Malossi received his B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and his M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. After a year of focus on computational geology problems in collaboration with ENI, he moved to Switzerland where in 2012 he got his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), with a thesis focused on the development of algorithms and mathematical methods for the numerical simulation of cardiovascular problems. After winning the IBM Research Prize for his PhD thesis, in July 2013 Cristiano joined IBM Research – Zurich in the Foundations of Cognitive Solutions group. Cristiano is a recipient of the 2015 ACM Gordon Bell Prize and 2016 IPDPS Best Paper Award. Since 2017 he is coordinator of the FET-H2020 Open transPREcision COMPuting (OPRECOMP) project.
His main research interests include: Deep Learning & Machine Learning, High Performance Computing, Transprecision & Energy-Aware Computing, Graph Analytics, Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aircraft Design, Cardiovascular Simulations, and Computational Geology.
Jürgen Besser holds an academic degree in sport science, he also majored in gerontology (M.Sc) and has a MBA in healthcare management. For more than 10 years, the now CEO of MOIO GmbH has been a research associate at the research institute IDC, which belongs to Wilhelm Löhe University of applied science, here he managed multiple programs exploring assistance systems for elderly. In those projects he focused mainly on finding ways to include the users and developing new business models.
Since 2017 he is the CEO and founder of MOIO GmbH.
Dr Christian Patron, born in 1972, studied at the Technical University of Munich, with a focus on production technology and received a doctorate in virtual and augmented reality. In 2004 he joined the BMW Group at Munich, as project manager for change projects in product data management. Following various managerial positions in IT such as strategic IT master planning, he was appointed Head of Digitalization in Production in 2013. Since 1 August 2016, he has been Head of Innovations Management and Digitalization in the Production System.
Since December 2015, Kurt is Director of Business Creation at EIT Health e.V., Europe’s largest healthcare initiative focusing on healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare. He is leading the EIT Health Accelerator supporting more than 100 startups with close access to all leading players in health industry and a budget of more than 10mio€ per year.
After attaining his Diploma of Electrical Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU), he gained his Doctorate at FAU with research stays at Technische Universität München (TUM), and The Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA. His research activities focused heavily on health innovation, with his thesis on “Novel Techniques for Spatial Orientation in Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)
Carsten Ahrens is Chief Executive Officer of Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security GmbH. Having completed his studies in electrical engineering, he brings more than 20 years of experience in various management positions in national and international telecommunications and IT companies. Prior to his most recent positions as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Mobile Security at Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and as CTO of Funkwerk AG, he served over five years as CEO for the telecommunications equipment supplier Ericsson in the German market. His professional career includes building up business units in leading companies such as Atos Origin and Ericsson.
Rüdiger Vogt is heading the Secure Remote Identification business at G+D Mobile Security GmbH. In essence, Rüdiger makes sure multi-channel digital onboarding is an exciting experience for customers while complying with high security standards. He is active across several different industries such as financial services, telecommunications and mobility. Rüdiger joined G+D in 2008 and held several leadership positions in international sales. Before that, he was VP Key Account Centers, headed strategic marketing and worked in product management at Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG in Germany and the US. Rüdiger is based in Munich and holds an MBE from Darmstadt University, Germany.
Georg Sigl finished his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Technical University Munich in 1992. Afterwards he held several positions in research and development at Siemens and Infineon. From 2000 until 2010 he was responsible for the development of new secure microcontroller platforms in the Chip Card and Security division. Under his responsibility, two award winning platforms have been designed. In June 2010, he founded a new chair at Technical University of Munich for Security in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. In parallel, he is driving embedded security research as director at the Fraunhofer Research Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC Munich.
Antti is a software professional with experience from various roles of software development from developer to a product manager. Antti also works as a business advisor coaching corporate teams with lean and agile new business development. Additionally, he has several years of experience on how robots and humans can work together.
As Senior VP for Sustainability and Cities, Jenny Bofinger-Schuster leads the Siemens Center of Competence Cities. The purpose of the Center within Siemens is to offer integrated solutions addressing the challenges caused by urbanization, climate change and globalization, shaping tomorrow’s urban infrastructures. Additional responsibilities include the company’s global sustainability program and its implementation. Jenny’s professional focus encompasses resource and energy efficiency, sustainability management and Siemens’ Business to Society approach.
With more than 12 years experience in management consultancy within and outside of Siemens, Jenny Bofinger-Schuster was made a Partner of Siemens Management Consulting. Within that role, Jenny developed trendsetting strategies in areas ranging from mobility to healthcare, around the globe.
Dr. Dirk Schachtner is Executive Officer at Consline AG. He has been in leadership positions at Consline since 2003 and was appointed to the management board on April 1st, 2009. After his business administration studies at the University of Passau, he worked at the Chair of Marketing and Retail where he conducted market research and consulting projects for medium-sized and large companies.
Ingo Susemihl is an international manager, entrepreneur and business coach with a strong focus on innovation, business creation and leadership. He has gained his 30+ years of professional experience in various hi-tech sectors, including the semiconductor, security, lighting and energy industries. He has spent over 25 years in management and executive functions of Start Ups, SMEs and Corporates in Germany and the US. Currently he works as Principal in Siemens’ venture firm next47 and as Partner Manager in the Charter of Trust initiative for Siemens.
Thomas Kinkeldei ist beim VDMA Bayern Koordinator für das Projekt Industrie 4.0 und beschäftigt sich hier mit neuen Technologien für die Industrie mit speziellem Fokus auf die Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmodelle. Zuvor arbeitete er als Projektleiter Forschung bei der Hilti AG und hat sich mit IoT und neuen Mechatronik Anwendungen für Power Tools befasst. Er ist promovierter Elektroingenieur und studierter Maschinenbauer.
In 2006, Frank Blaimberger joined FUJITSU as an international projects manager and is Head of Services & Tools since 2012. This department is an agile solutions provider for production and quality management. In the process, IT architecture services and IoT/I4.0 developments are applied for use in the smart factory at the Augsburg campus. The department also acts as an interface with the central IT infrastructure, electronics and systems manufacturing departments.
The core task is, in conjunction with the factory operation segments, to specify results in technical terms arising from requisition order analyses and implement these in the production environment. In mid-2014, as the first innovator from a German FUJITSU department, Frank Blaimberger and his team brought home the Q-Finity Award, a quality accolade competed for throughout the corporation, to the production facility in Augsburg. Architectural and implementation capabilities as part of the digital transformation were paid particular tribute to.
Due to his active participation on committees and in associations and the fact that he ensures a partner network is involved, Frank Blaimberger succeeds in making co-creation agreements and therefore implementing innovative solutions directly in the production process.
After graduating from the Technical University of Munich, Frank Blaimberger was responsible for building prototypes and predevelopment of technology innovations for a global mobile telephony and telecommunications producer. Numerous solutions for communications devices used to enter and extract data were created in the process and many of these were patented.
Afterwards, he joined the enterprise division as an SW product manager, spending two of those years in Toronto/Canada.
Nick is an experienced manufacturing sector professional with over 10 years experience in industry. He started out with an Engineering Doctorate in ultrasonic welding with Jaguar Land Rover which was followed by 2 years in the body and trim function of R&D at Jaguar Land Rover. A stint in aerospace followed as an engineering manager for the Airbus A350 galley programme at B/E Aerospace. Nick then took an opportunity to develop his technology knowledge as management consultant at Accenture within A&D for 3 years. He’s now the Digital Manufacturing Sector Lead at Digital Catapult where he seeks to help industry incorporate digital technology to delivered wide ranging benefits for the UK.
Alex Appelbe is an experienced industrialist with a clear vision for the future of the industrial internet and real-world experience of implementing factory improvements.Starting out as a factory supervisor, he knows that bringing innovation to the manufacturing environment involves much more than just technology. During his career, he has also been responsible for product development (delivering first article products to the A350 aircraft) and also developed a disruptive innovation programme for a global manufacturing corporation (GKN).Alex is a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Industrial Systems from Cambridge University. He is the founder and CEO of Metis Labs.
Alex is a Co-founder of Senseye, following a successful career developing software for Condition Based Maintenance in industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, energy and transportation. His background in Digital Systems Engineering and early work on one of the largest wireless sensor networks in the world has enabled Alex to bridge the gap between the real-world and the promises of the Internet of Things. He contributes his interests and experience to the development Senseye, the Scalable Predictive Maintenance product. Alex likes cats, cars and keeping things simple.
Luke Watkins is head of business development at Flexciton. Luke has a background in Mechanical Engineering and previous experience working in industry at Ford and McLaren Automotive.
Roland Assam is Chief Data Architect at Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH.
At G+D Currency Technology, he is developing an AI-Driven Big Data Analytics software called SeriTrack. He is also researching on how Artificial Intelligence can be optimally leveraged in the Cash Cycle and Banking Industry.
Roland Assam has more than 12 years of experience in Software Development. He has a PhD in Predictive Analytics and Data Protection from the RWTH Aachen University.
Dr. Kiarash Keshavarzi is a Senior Director at Oracle and manages the Cloud Insight team for Northern and Eastern Europe. The team focuses on advising clients in large-scale Cloud transformation engagements and plays a strategic role in the transformation of Oracle into a Cloud company.
Prior to joining Oracle, Kiarash led the international expansion for a business unit of a U.S. Fortune 500 company into Europe and China as Director Strategy & Business Development, including its sale to private equity. Before that, Kiarash worked for many years at Accenture as a Strategy Consultant for Tech & Telecom companies.
Kiarash holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and has completed the Corporate Finance Program at London Business School. He is a passionate father of three childern and a taekwondo black belt practitioner.
Dr. Juan Bernabé-Moreno received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Granada, Spain, in 2002 and 2015, respectively.
He has been leading data science teams in the telecommunication industry (product data lab for Telefónica Digital and web intelligence team for Telefónica Germany) for the more than 8 years. At present Juan is heading the Global Advanced Analytics Unit at E.ON, where he is leveraging Artificial Intelligence to reshape the energy sector and come closer to the 100% carbon free goal.
Juan never stopped his research activities in the applied AI area, currently with focus on social networks, cognitive modelling, recommendation techniques, knowledge retrieval, etc (several times “best paper” award). At the same time, he is a visiting lecturer at the International University of La Rioja.
Dr. Bernabé-Moreno is a renowned data science evangelist specialized in transforming big organizations to make the most of their data assets and connecting the state-of-the-art AI research to the industry to maximize the impact.
As Designit’s Strategic Design Director, Bill loves helping clients create a more human shaped world. Since figuring out in the 90’s he was better at applying technology to solve business issues than healing broken skiers, he began his industry and continent spanning career. From Apple to Zeppelin, Bill has repeatedly found ways to apply technology and strategic design on business’ greatest challenges. He is fairly sure he knows how many guitars he has, and plays at least one of them every day.
Ralph Steidl is founder and CEO of Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH in Nuernberg. The company develops a sensor-based gait analysis system that is integrated into orthopedic shoes for therapy monitoring and diagnostic support. During the past ten years, Ralph has led several interdisciplinary R&D projects with a digital health focus: for intersectoral IT-interconnection, digital medication plans and smart wearables.
Stephan Spitz has working experience in the field of IT security with cryptography and basic research projects as well as with successful product launches and go-to-market strategies. At G&D he is currently responsible for the development and deployment of new security technologies and services related to IoT and the upcoming 5G networks. Before re-joining G&D he co-founded the ARM-Gemalto-G&D joint venture Trustonic. He received his doctorate degree from the Technical University of Munich and lectured there several years “Applied IT Security”. He holds several patents and publications related to IT security and is co-author of the book “Kryptographie und IT Sicherheit”.
Dr. Andreas Liebl supports medium and large companies in their innovation strategy and implementation as managing director at UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH. He previously worked in top management and strategy consulting for five years, co-founded two start-ups and did his dissertation at TUM Entrepreneurship Research Institute.
Dominique Petersen is managing director at finally safe GmbH. The company is developing an intelligent security solution for detecting malicious network traffic using Machine Learning. Prior to this, Mr. Petersen was Head of Research for Internet Early Warning Systems at the Institute for Internet Security, where he was responsible for many research and development projects in the area of situation awareness and attack detection in networks
Dr. Philipp Schulte is the Head of Corporate Development & Strategy for the Giesecke+Devrient group. In his role, Philipp is responsible to outline the strategic direction of the company, analyze markets and trends, conduct M&A activities and drive innovation. He has over 12 years of experience in running strategic projects in the global high-tech industry. Before joining Giesecke+Devrient, Philipp was a junior partner at McKinsey&Company, where he focused on client work in Automotive, Machinery and Telecommunication. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) and a Masters degree in Computer Science and Communications Engineering.
Markus Haas has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since January 2017. Prior to this position, he had been leading the operative core business of the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2014. As COO he was also responsible for the operative integration of Telefónica and E-Plus following the acquisition in 2014 as well as the related successful realisation of the expected synergies.
Being a fully qualified lawyer, Markus Haas has been working for Telefónica since 1998. In 2009 he was appointed to the executive board and since 2012 he is member of the board of directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, where he most recently steered the company strategy. In this position he was mainly responsible for the successful acquisition of E-Plus group. Previously he played significant roles in the acquisition and integration of HanseNet, the LTE spectrum auction and Telefónica Deutschland´s successful IPO. Under his conduct of negotiations Telefónica Deutschland entered commercially important strategic partnerships with Deutsche Telekom AG, Versatel GmbH and Drillisch AG among others.
Markus Haas started his career in the legal affairs and regulatory division at Telefónica in Germany in 1998 – at that time Viag Interkom – and subsequently worked as Executive Assistant of the CFO. Afterwards, he steered as Vice President the Corporate & Legal Affairs department with commercial responsibility for the roaming- and wholesale network-business. Markus Haas was born in Munich in 1972, is married and has two children.
Dr Andreas Böhm is Head of Cluster Automotive at Bayern Innovativ GmbH in Nuremberg. He studied Physics with focus on Solid State Physics, Semiconductors and Magnetism at the Regensburg University and did his PhD in Ulm and Frankfurt. In 2003 he joined the Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen as project manager for ECU Hardware Development. In 2007 he went to Bayern Innovativ as project manager for Automotive and Electronics.
Nadim has been with Digital Shadows for over 4 years and as a Professional Services Manager, he has helped hundreds of companies customise Digital Shadows’ SearchLight tool to better understand their Digital Risks and how to mitigate them. His work has helped companies in various sectors including retail, financial services, automotive and technology; with use-cases ranging from awareness to incident response.
Alexander Duisberg is a highly reputed lawyer within the IT, digital transformation and privacy sphere, with a clear international vision to develop his clients‘ businesses.
A partner of Bird & Bird in Munich, Alexander specializes in data protection, digital transformation projects, Internet of Things, and complex technology transactions, with a particular focus on automotive, industrial and insurance sectors. He covers a range of matters, including agile development, platforms and the data economy, cloud, cyber security, licensing and technology disputes.
Alexander is considered an „absolute expert“ and „1 of 5 leading technology lawyers in Germany“ on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters of technology law, including agile development, Big Data, cloud migration, transactional data protection and cyber security, digital transformation projects, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. His client base comprises suppliers and customers in a range of industries, in particular within the automotive, mechanical engineering and insurance sectors.
Alexander has been invited to the Federal Government think-tanks „Trusted Cloud“, „Smart Data“ and „Plattform Industrie 4.0“, and is member of the Steering Group of the Industrial Data Space Association. Alexander speaks German, English, Italian, Spanish and French.
Born in Bremen he studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim, where he also obtained a doctor’s degree for the subject of ASEAN.
In 2001 he started working for Deutsche Bahn Passenger Services in the field of strategy.
In 2005 he became Director Pricing & Revenue Management DB Regio AG. In 2006 he relocated to Bavaria and assumed the responsibility as Regional Director Marketing and from 2010 onwards the additional task as Managing Director DB Regio Allgäu-Schwaben. In 2015 he started as CEO & Commercial Director for Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH and Bayerische Regiobahn GmbH.
Philipp Schäfer is an expert in communications, design and innovation and held management positions at e.g. IDEO, SinnerSchrader and Razorfish. He has successfully built, lead and mentored world class interdisciplinary teams for over 20 years. His expertise spans from the financial-, automotive-, and high-tech industry to fashion and retail.
Philipp joined ExB in 2016 to unify high tech research and state of the art software development with design to create meaningful solutions and user experiences for the various applications of the ExB ML/AI platform.
Johann is leading the Competence Center Electric Mobility at Bayern Innovativ and is Lecturer in Innovation Management at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI). Before that he was Head of the Showcase Electric Mobility Bayern-Sachsen of the Federal Government and Project Manager at Bayern Innovativ in Nuremberg. Between 2007 and 2011 he was Research Associate for Innovation and Technology Management with focus on Roadmapping and Knowledge Management and before that Junior Consultant in the field of Automotive. He is holding a PhD in Corporate Strategy, a Master in Economics as well as a Bachelor in Business Management.
Next to publications in Corporate Management as well as Knowledge and Customer Management Johann has shown his demonstrated expertise for (e)Mobility in many contributions for print, radio and TV. He is a well-received guest for speeches and presentations at (inter)national conferences, podium discussion as well as moderator of leading events.
Vodafone is ranked by Gartner and other analysts as global leader in IoT service providing. Paul Haigh lead’s Vodafone’s IoT business for the multinational corporate sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Vodafone is present in all leading industry verticals and provides end- to- end IoT services from hardware through secure global connectivity to application layer and hosting services. Paul is married and lives in Munich where he has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2001. His first role was the launch of the BlackBerry service in Germany at Viag Interkom.
Thomas Pöppelmann is an Engineer Security and Cryptography in the platform concept engineering group of the Chip Card & Security division of Infineon Technologies AG in Munich. His main areas of work are the development of concepts for secured cryptographic modules, security standardization, and innovation projects. His research interests are physical protection of cryptographic implementations, embedded security, post-quantum cryptography, and practical lattice-based cryptography. In 2015 he obtained his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) on practical lattice-based cryptography under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Güneysu at Ruhr-University Bochum.
Dr. Andreas Gallasch is CEO of Software Factory GmbH. After finishing his studies in mechanical engineering, he received his doctor´s degree in IT for manufacturing at the Technical University of Munich.
As a business consultant he gained a lot of experience and knowledge on digitisation, customer orientation and the software industry. It´s a great concern for him, to build the bridge between the engineering sciences and the computer sciences and to push new trends to market.
Working across Fujitsu and its global partners, Thomas Bengs is responsible for developing and managing Fujitsu’s EMEIA PalmSecure product & solution business to strengthen the company’s global portfolio and growth in this highly specialized area.
Prior to his current appointment, Thomas led security solutions in the former Fujitsu Solutions Business group and in Fujitsu Global Delivery group. Before that he led the Fujitsu EMEA Magneto-Optical Disk Drive and then later the Fujitsu EMEA PalmSecure business.
Thomas joined Fujitsu in April 1991. As a storage and biometrics expert, he progressed through a number of support engineering, product management, product marketing, PR, business development and account management roles. Before joining Fujitsu he was Director Technical IT Services at RNT GmbH.
Thomas is a member of the International Biometric Group (IBG) and of the European Association for Biometrics (EAB).
He is also a member of BITKOM, the German Federal Association of IT-Security, Telecommunications and New Media.
Thomas holds degrees in Telecommunications Technology and in Business Management.
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Diana Nanova holds a PhD in semiconductor physics from Heidelberg University. She joined IBM as a hardware developer working on chip design for mainframe processors. Since February 2017, Diana is a Cognitive Internet of Things (IoT) consultant at the IBM Watson IoT Center in Munich. She consults clients on how to successfully incorporate technology trends in their business and develops for client projects proof of concepts and prototypes. As part of her role Diana is a technology scout in the area of artificial intelligence and internet of things.
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Serial entrepreneur with companies in Munich, Hong Kong, Chicago
Initiator of “RB14 – the transparent smart industry 4.0 factory”
Oliver Niedung was born and grew up in Hannover, Germany and started his career at the mobile device manufacturer Höft & Wessel AG as a developer. He studied Medical Informatics at the University of Hildesheim. At Berner & Mattner in Ottobrunn, Oliver developed complex object oriented simulation and training software, before he moved to a Key Account Manager role within the same company. 1999, he joined Visio Inc. that was acquired by Microsoft the same year. At Microsoft, Oliver was responsible for Microsoft TV in 2000-2002 and then moved into the OEM division where he was managing the Embedded Server Sales team in EMEA. In 2013, Oliver changed into a Sr. Channel Executive role in the IoT Device Experience team in Microsoft and since 2015, he is driving Azure IoT opportunities. In this role, he engages deeply with IoT device manufacturers and partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland who are implementing their digital transformation with connected devices through Advanced Analytics.
Dr. Rachid El Bansarkhani is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Founder, CEO of QuantiCor Security. He studied business computer science, mathematics, and received his Ph.D. from TU Darmstadt in 2015. His research focuses on designing post-quantum cryptographic schemes. He held several roles as Principal Investigator of various projects related to practical post-quantum cryptography, for instance in cooperation with Intel Labs. He was nominated as a Software Campus candidate to run a 2-years program from 2013 – 2014. Currently, he is also a member of CySec and CROSSING.
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Forum: Erwin Pfuhler, SayTEC:
The 7 Deadly Sins of IT-Security
Project Presentation: Dr. Johannes Luyken, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft:
Industrial Data Space IDS: IDS-Digital Sovereignty over Data and Services
Project Presentation: Dr. Thomas Trägler, Software Factory:
White Paper: The WG „Secure Industry 4.0“ – What´s in it for you?
Security Requirements for Production Systems
Project Presentation: Ruben Schlagowski, Fraunhofer IGCV:
Development of an Assistant System using Augmented Reality
Use Case: Fabian Guter, SecurEnvoy:
Securing customer and consumer portals with tokenless Multifactor Authentication
Demonstration: Jan Veira, Founder and Managing Director, university4industry:
Next Generation Online Learning for Industry Partners
Project Presentation: Prof. Christian Prehofer, Technical University Munich:
Big Data for Adaptive, connected Mobility Services
Use Case: Ulrich Heitmann, Cirrantic:
Project Presentation: Oliver Lehmeyer, CyberRiskAgency:
Presentation of „CyberRiskRadar“
Presentation: Dr. Christian Roth,Transaction Software:
A framework for Secure Cloud Applications
Presentation: Dr. Markus Rothmeyer, maxxel software:
Using professional social networks in a secure way
Presentation: Adrian Abele, UnternehmerTUM:
Customer focused development of digital products: Best Practices and presentation of Digital Product School
Presentation: Alexander Waldmann, UnternehmerTUM:
AI on the rise – this time it’s different: How to approach AI from an industrial and ecosystem perspective
Project Presentation: Stefan Wallentowitz, Simless:
Open Source Hardware for Secure Platforms
Project Presentation: Dr. Thomas Trägler, Software Factory:
Project APOLI: Research Project – SDN and NFV for Secure Business Processes
Project Presentation: Kathrin Noack, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology:
secUnity-connecting IT Security Research
Project Presentation: Sebastian Rohr, accessec:
IUNO-Cyber Security in Industry 4.0
Project Presentation: Dr. Detlef Houdeau, Infineon:
ALESSIO- Security solutions for embedded systems
Workshop Creativity Training (in German): Dr. Nora-Corinna Jacob, Psychologist:
Durch kreative Fähigkeiten Innovationen schaffen
Achtung! Max. 20 Personen
Daniel is Principal in Roland Berger’s Global Financial Services Practice. He started his consulting career at Clifford Chance as international law trainee within Corporate Finance / Private Equity before he became consultant at Oliver Wyman in 2004. In 2006 he joint Roland Berger as a Project Manager and left in 2010 in order to join Morgan Stanley where he became a Vice President. In 2014 Daniel founded KICKRS.net, a big data company specialized in digital user activation/monetization where he became CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) and now serves as a member of the Advisory Board.
Daniel works at the intersection of Financial Services and Digitization. He mainly advises his clients on digital business models and data based monetization/activation strategies.
Dirk Thielker works for AXOOM – The digital business platform for manufacturing companies and manufacturers. His roll is business develpment and he is involved in implementation of digital solution as well. Dirk studies at the Technical University of Braunschweig , Berlin and Mexico City. After working for Siemens, ABB and SICK he has 25 years experience in the industry automation area and his expertise is now connecting machines to the Cloud and generating new digital business modells.
Thomas Trägler is founder and CEO of the Software Factory GmbH (www.sf.com), located in Garching near Munich. His key topics are digital product engineering, software for production systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems MES in the area of discrete manufacturing. In the domain of Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things IIoT he is working with the IoT platform ThingWorx (www.thingworx.com) and is leading the working group “Sichere Industrie 4.0” (Secure Industrial Internet of Things) of the Munich Security Network.
Dr. Dina Bartels has longtime experience in Information Security and Information and Communication Technology. As certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor and certified ISIS12 Consultant she advises numerous customers from industry and public authorities to implement and manage Information Security effectively. She holds a Diploma and Doctor degree in Mathematics.
Fabian Guter is SecurEnvoy’s business developer responsible for Be-Ne-Lux and D-A-CH. He has been working in the smartcard and security industry for 15+ years in different roles from Software development to Product Management and Sales. Born and living in Munich, he studied Information Technology in Friedrichshafen
Kathrin Noack, M.A., is a research associate at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics at KIT. She explores the governance structures of Open Source communities and researches their continuing development.
Moreover, she coordinates the project secUnity, which is sponsored by the BMBF. The objective of secUnity is to enhance IT security research in Germany and Europe, e.g. by connecting actors of both research and industry to identify new research topics.
As CVP IT & CIO, Robert Leindl has been leading Infineon’s global IT for the past five years.
He started his Infineon career in 1995 at Siemens’ semiconductors business in product marketing. Following various management positions within Siemens Marketing, he moved to Infineon Quality and Supply Chain as Director Quality Management.
From 2001 to 2008 he led the Automotive Industrial Operations and then until 2012 the Global Channel Sales.
Robert Leindl has a diploma in electrical and information engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
Dr. Carsten Rudolph is CEO of BayStartUP GmbH. He has years of experience in leading industry and consulting positions and knows the German and international startup scene by heart. Prior to becoming CEO of BayStartUP, Dr. Carsten Rudolph was project director of Microsoft Germany’s High-Tech founders initiative „unternimm was.“ He also successfully set up an IT Startup Company as CEO. His first career steps were as sales director at Siemens AG and senior consultant at McKinsey & Co. Carsten Rudolph is a doctor of electrical engineering.
BayStartUP is your professional guide through the Bavarian startup scene. A highly motivated team prepares startups for funding rounds and connects them with investors from Germany‘s largest network of investors. BayStartUP offers a broad range of services for founders, business angels and industry representatives. Among others, the company organizes business plan competitions, startup coachings and networking events. BayStartUP is backed by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology as well as industrial and private sponsors.
Paul Nash studied Physics at the University of Würzburg, receiving his Diploma in 1995 and later PMP, SCEA, and ITIL certifications. Over the years, he held several technical and management positions in the international software and consulting industry around data analysis and visualization, resource management solutions, and software structural quality systems. Paul joined Stadtwerke München (SWM) to help build the company’s Smart Metering infrastructure, opening both new market opportunities for SWM as well as securing the integrity of a system critical to the power supply of a large city.
Volker Gerstenberger is Director Marketing & Communications of the Business Unit Mobile Security of Giesecke & Devrient.
He has more than 18 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Having worked in the product management and sales of mobile service providers and mobile network operators, Volker joined G&D in 1999. He is responsible for marketing G&D Mobile Security’s entire product and solutions portfolio to customers across various industry verticals (MNOs, Banks, Automotive, Mobile OEMs, Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT, Public transport, Health, etc.).
After graduating from the University of Regensburg with a Diploma Degree in Business Management in 1994, Volker received a MBA from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois in 1997.
Ulrike Lechner ist Professorin für Wirtschaftsinformatik an der Universität der Bundeswehr München. Sie leitet das Begleitforschungsprojekt Vernetzte IT-Sicherheit Kritischer Infrastrukturen – VeSiKi. Ulrike Lechner hat an der Universität Passau Informatik studiert und promoviert und war Professorin an der Universität St. Gallen und der Universität Bremen. Ihre Themen in der Forschung sind IT-Governance, Krisenmanagement und IT-Sicherheit Kritischer Infrastrukturen. Sie ist Mitglied im IT-Sicherheitsnetzwerk München und dem Forschungsnetzwerk Cyberdefense.
Dr. Gisela Meister has been employed with G&D since the end of 1989, she coordinates G&D´s Standardisation activities and has been the Head of R&D´s Technology Consulting Department for 15 years until recently. She chairs the European standardisation working group for digital signature applications on smart cards (SSCD). Since 1994, Dr. Meister has been a member of the DIN national committee on Card Standardization and since 2006, she chairs the national committee NIA 17 ( cards & personal identification) and acts as head of German delegation of its international / European mirror committees within ISO/IEC / CEN.
For two years on behalf of DIHK, Dr.Meister has chaired the national forum regarding electronic Trust Services, which coordinates their contributions to the European eIDAS regulation.
Dr. Meister has degrees in mathematics and economics from the University Münster, has received the SIT Fraunhofer Smart Card prize 2004 and is a member of several program committees regarding smart cards and security aspects, e.g. the BSI IT-Sicherheitskongress the Fraunhofer Smart Card Workshop, the Chip to Cloud or ID World symposia.
Adrian is the founder and managing director of ALPS GmbH in Munich. The focus is Management of Information Security according to ISO 27001 in a variety of industries – including critical infrastructure (KRITIS) in Germany. Adrian holds a degree from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg as a Master of Science in Information and Media Technologies. He is a lead auditor and trainer for ISO 27001.
For a good reason, many companies focus on the technological part of information security in order to fix vulnerabilities. ALPS, on the other hand, focuses on the management part since most vulnerabilities are due to lack of resources, awareness, security requirements, management of subcontractors and control of established rules. ALPS offers Information Security Management as a Service – including implementation, training and audit for customers of all industries and sizes.
Denis Joannides is the co-founder and CEO of Onegini and an expert in mobile security, authentication and payments. He has a strong technical background and is very passionate about making new technologies work. For the last 6 years his focus has been enabling mobile in the FinTech, Insurtech and retail for consumers, including PSD2 / Access to Account (XS2A), Biometrics, including FIDO and blockchain.
Onegini protects customer personal data and enables secure transactions, using any device any time. The company’s award-winning Mobile Security Platform provides organizations with an easy way to deliver mobile apps, with the best end-user experience, biometrics authentication and high security for external users. Our team consists of security specialists whose job it is to identify new threats in the mobile space and translate them into state-of-the-art mobile app protection. Onegini already protects data for millions of end users in the banking and insurance markets. Our MSP is the answer to implement PSD2/XS2A for third party providers.
Oliver Lehmeyer is founder and CEO of Cyber Risk Agency. The Munich based company is focused on Cyber Risk Management for German small and mid-size companies. Oliver therefore is combining his 15 years of experience in the IT consulting and the insurance industry. Among others he worked as a Senior Manager in the IT practice of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and in the Corporate Strategy department of the CEO of Munich RE.
His core message for entrepreneurs is: “Anticipate that your company is going to be hacked”. Prepare you company for the case of an emergency with Cyber Risk Management combining IT security measures with cyber insurance coverage for financial protection and use the insurance-cover embedded CERT-Services as a smart sourcing approach. In addition, the training of staff for both – prevention and proper behavior in crisis situation is strongly required.
Andrei is the Co-Fouder of 3dTrust, a German-French start-up which develops security software for the 3D printing industry. He has graduated with his Master’s in Informatics from the Technische Universität München with a focus on IT Security and Computer Architecture. Andrei has a very practical understanding of software systems and enjoys tackling challenges at the crossroads of business & technology.
Working within the Siemens company ‘Next47’, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wenzel has been running the startup-corporate cooperation with common development projects for three years. Following a Ph.D. in engineering at RWTH Aachen he worked in various countries for ABB and a medium sized company before joining Siemens. He has since set up innovative companies and businesses in China, India, Russia and more.
Workshop: Dr. Dina Bartels, Senior Consultant, ESG Consulting & Jamie Wilkie, Senior Director, Enterprise and Cyber Security, Fujitsu:
Information Security – Effective and Feasible: Best Practice to manage and operate information security in the industry. Legal, regulatory, industry specific requirements and increasing number of cybersecurity attacks force enterprises to increase their level of information security. The workshop addresses different standards and methods to achieve an adequate level of information security and advises to prevent, defend and react on security incidents in daily operations.
IHK RoundTable Cyber Security (in German):
Offener Praxis- und Erfahrungsaustausch
Moderator: Bernhard Kux, IHK München & Oberbayern
Sebastian Rohr, accessec
Oliver Lehmeyer, Cyber Risk Agency
Adrian Lambeck, ALPS
Post Quantum Cryptography Symposium:
Moderator: Dr. Ullrich Martini, Giesecke+Devrient
14:35: Benjamin Tams, Secunet:
From Classic to Quantum Cryptography
14:55: Harald Weinfurter, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich:
Quantum Key Distribution
15:15: Dr. Rachid El Bansarkhani, Technical University Darmstadt:
LARA – A Design Approach for Lattice-based Encryption
Post Quantum Cryptography Symposium: (continued)
16:00: Johanna Sepulveda, Technical University Munich:
Post Quantum Crypto for IoT Devices: Motivation and Experience from Implementation
16:20 Dr. Thomas Pöppelmann, Infineon:
Counter measures in the age of quantum computing
16:40 Dr. Ullrich Martini, Giesecke+Devrient:
Summary and Conclusion
Ulrich has more than 20 years of professional experience working in information technology and innovation consulting for many industries including energy, automotive, chemicals and high tech.
Ulrich covers a broad range from management consulting, business conceptioning, technology design and IT implementation. He successfully managed complex implementation projects, managed large teams and maintained exceptionally high customer satisfaction at the intersection of business and IT.
Having a degree in business economics and informatics he once started working for Deutsche Shell AG, continued at T-Systems GmbH and NTT Data. For more than three years he has been working as independent consultant for various OEMs.
Claus Cremers is a Specialist for MindSphere – Industrial Internet of Things at Siemens AG. He has been a Software Specialist since the beginning of the millennium. Claus studies at the Technical Universtity of Paderborn, Berlin and Lisbon in Innovationsmanagement. He is a Sales Specialist for Software and IT Infrastructure outsourcing at Siemens and Atos and an expert in Business Development for all kinds of things: Dealing with the change through Digitalisation. Since 2017 he has been a MindSphere Specialist.
Christian Prehofer is a research leader in the area of connected mobility and adaptive, trusted services. Besides 150 research publications and more that 30 patents, he has proven technology transfer expertise in positions at Siemens, DoCoMo Euro Labs, Nokia, as well as Fraunhofer. Currently, he is competence area manager at fortiss GmbH in Munich and acts as a project manager for connected mobility projects at TU München. He is a docent at TU München and adjunct professor at Chang’an University.
Scalable tech-startups are Helmut’s passion as co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at Technische Universität München (TUM). He is especially interested in startups in the field of smart enterprises, additive manufacturing as well as smart city and mobility solutions. With his background as a founder, aerospace engineer and venture capitalist he loves to help new ventures solve strategy, recruiting, business development and future financing challenges.
Erwin has worked in IT for nearly 30 years, holding various position in sales and business development.
His professional interests focus also on the human interaction with technology and designing apropriate organizations.
Workshop: Norman Weiss, ME Industries:
The Future of Manufacturing: Retrofitting factories for smart manufacturing & Setting up connected industrial eco systems
Use Case: Dirk Thielker, Axoom Solutions:
Big Data maintains 300 Laser Machines
Workshop: Marco Di Filippo, Cyber Security Evangelist, whitelisthackers:
Introduction to Hacking: Vulnerabilities, latest insights and hacking tools What you always wanted to know about Hacking
Workshop: Dr. Andreas Gallasch, CEO, Software Factory:
Digital Manufacturing in the context of IIoT: Hands on Introduction to Machine Learning, Augmented Reality and IoT for Production
Workshop: Oliver Niedung, Principal Solution Specialist, Microsoft:
B2B Wearables for IoT Scenarios
Secure Device Connectivity & Advanced Analytics
Use Case: Andrei Mituca, 3d Trust:
BlockChain Use Case 3D Printing
Use Case: Dr. Florian Gawlas, Giesecke+Devrient:
Authentication and ID Management in BlockChains
Use Case: Michael Kuegler, Magic Software:
BlockChain Business Modelling in the context of Innovation Management
Use Case: Jakob Drzazga & Martin Mischke, BrickBlock:
Bridging Crypto and Real World Assets
Project Experiences: Wolfgang Hach, Roland Berger:
End-to-end digitization at Financial Services companies
Use Case: Dennis Joanidis, CEO of onegini (NL):
Frictionless Insurers: 4 customer cases in a nutshell
Use Case: Andrei Mituca, 3d Trust:
Michael Genth, Key Account Manager, Procilon
Use Case: Stefan-Lukas Gazdag, Product Development, Genua:
Post Quantum Signaturen für die Praxis
Workshop: Dr. Diana Nanova, IBM, Watson IoT Consultant:
Cognitive IoT – a hands-on chatbot experience
Demo how to set-up a Chatbot
Design Thinking in Cognitive IoT
Dr. Benjamin Tams received his diploma and doctoral degrees in Mathematics from the University of Goettingen in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He then worked on biometric cryptosystems as a postdoctoral researcher at this university.
Since July 2015, Benjamin Tams works as a consultant at secunet Security Networks in Munich with focus on Web & Application security. He is interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of cryptosystems.
Ullrich Martini studied physics in Munich where he received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
He joined the R&D Department of Giesecke & Devrient in 2001. At G&D he worked on all kinds of secure software and hardware. Since 2016, his focus is on the Internet of Things.
Harald Weinfurter is an Austrian physicist and Professor of Quantum Optics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He deals experimentally with the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and quantum optics.
Together with Christian Kurtsiefer he achieved a record in the transmission of a message secured by quantum cryptography about 23.4 km between Zugspitze and Karwendel in 2002. Since 2010, Weinfurter has been a „Fellow“ at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching.
Frank Hertling is VP Business Development EMEA at Precognize, an Israel-based high-tech company, specializing on Predictive Maintenance and Predictive Failure Prevention of complex industrial systems. He is an enthusiastic changer of paradigms and believes prediction of failures is the easy part. Adapting the maintenance processes behind having new options is the more difficult part.
Additionally, Frank is a strategy consultant on IIoT verticals Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing), and industrial applications of Augmented Reality
Previously Frank held senior leadership positions at P&G for 20 years, working and living in RUS, USA, CAN, ISR and GER. He graduated with a MA in Business from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1990.
Dr.-Ing. Olaf Sauer studied Industrial Engineering at the Karlsruhe Technical University. In 1996 he took his PhD from Prof. Spur at the Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin. He became part of Bombardier Transportation, where he introduced the Digital Mock-up and first applications of digital manufacturing. He then started his own business within the METROPLAN group, Hamburg. 2004 he joined the Karlsruhe-based Fraunhofer IOSB, being in charge of production monitoring & control until 2011. Today he is deputy head of the institute. He is member of Industrie 4.0 related committees and holds a teaching position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Antje von Loeper is with the innosabi Business Development Team since 2015. Her main responsibilities involve designing concepts of innovation platforms for major corporations in various industries. For example, she supported the implementation of agile innovation processes for Munich Airport, e.on, Kärcher as well as for insurance and automotive companies.
Before joining innosabi, the native-born South African worked as head of marketing and sales for the European University, covering the German and Austrian market. She graduated from the International Business School of Vilnius with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Following which, she added another BBA with specializing in communications and public relations at the European University while taking semesters abroad in Barcelona and Geneva.
Her international background becomes even more apparent in her passion for travelling and her open- minded curiosity.
Antje is an experienced speaker and already gave many lectures to top-class audiences. Amongst them keynotes for prestigious business schools and universities, like IESE and FAU, at symposiums of the Fraunhofer Institut or at corporate leadership conferences, like Procter & Gamble, Danone, Visa or Hermes Pharmaceuticals.
Ho’s knowledge and long-term experience in software and IT security are essential to the successful commercialization of BioID’s technologies. Graduated from the University of Toronto in computer science and mathematics, Ho brings over 20 years CEO-level experience in the biometrics and IT industries and worked for companies such as HP. Under his guidance, BioID’s biometric authentication solutions have been proven through many years of use in enterprises, banks and government organizations.
After graduating in Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology Dieter Wegener worked as scientist at „Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)“. After four years as consultant for McKinsey he joined Siemens in 1996 as Head of Gasturbine Engineering at “Power Generation”.
During his career within Siemens he had different responsibilities: personal Assistant for an Executive Board Member, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Division “Industry Solutions” and Vice President “Advanced Technologies & Standards (ATS)” for Industry Sector.
Today he is Head of External Cooperation at Siemens Corporate Technology. Additionally he is (1) Speaker of „Führungskreis Industrie 4.0“ for ZVEI and (2) Speaker of „Beraterkreis Technologie“ for VDE/DKE and (3) Executive Board Member at Digital Europe and (4) Speaker of Advisory Board “Standardization Council Industrie 4.0 (SCI.40)” in Frankfurt.
Alex is a computer scientist and alumnus of TUM, UU.SE and MIT. He is the Visionary Lead for Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality at Germany’s biggest Entrepreneurship Center, ‚UnternehmerTUM‘. Alex is convinced that „General AI“ will be the last thing humanity will need to solve. On our path there he sees three major technologies influencing the fate of our race: Robotics, AI-Research, and Synthetic Biology. Consequently, he has built with his colleagues a laboratory at UnternehmerTUM, where he fosters the recombination of these technologies to benefit startups, moonshots, society and humanity in a mixture of playfulness and collaborative innovation. All his work is in line with his mission: reach singularity and witness the creation of „Artificial Super Intelligence. Despite this, he has worked in and built software startups.“
Mr. Göttlicher studied media conception in Furtwangen. He completed his practice semester at ProSiebenSat.1 Media GmbH in the field of online marketing. During his studies, Mr. Göttlicher worked at the DreiX Events UG in the field of event management and marketing. Since July 2016, he has been responsible for Avian product marketing at MeetNow! GmbH.
Lars Vogel graduated as a master of Economics (Diplom Kaufmann), specializing in business computer science. He has gained extensive experience as an international product manager in the publishing industry and as a project manager of a global software provider for over eight years. During this time he has successfully introduced innovative software solutions to the market based on the latest state of the art technologies. To ensure the market relevance of these solutions, Lars Vogel has performed worldwide client workshops to evaluate the product ideas and demands directly with customers.
As Program Manager New Business Development Lars Vogel realized various innovation projects working for T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Germany’s leading Internet and multimedia company. His focus was on the implementation of innovative business concepts under consideration of the latest technologies.
Today Lars Vogel is heading the office of T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH Munich. The focus is on customer solutions for Industry 4.0 and IoT starting from digital transformation consultancy to pilot projects and fully productive implementations of complex projects at customer’s site
Johanna Sepúlveda received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering – Microelectronics by the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2006 and 2011, respectively. She was Postdoctoral fellow at the Integrated Systems and Embedded Software group at this University (2012) and at the group of Embedded Security of the University of South Brittany, France (2013).
Since 2015, Johanna Sepúlveda has been researcher at the Institute for Security in Information Technology at TUM. Currently she leads the security integration in multi-core devices used for critical applications under the context of the ARAMiS II BMBF project.
Adrian is an Interaction Designer with a background in design and human factors engineering. Prior to joining UnternehmerTUM, he has worked as an Interaction Designer in the automotive industry where he designed in-car infotainment systems and online services. At Digital Product School, he leads the interaction design track and helps the participants to design user centered solutions and experiences.
Stephan Spitz has working experience in the field of IT security with cryptography and basic research projects as well as with product developments and large scale infrastructure rollouts. At G&D he is currently responsible for the development and deployment of new security technologies and services in Industry 4.0 and IoT environments. Before rejoining G&D he drove with the ARM-Gemalto-G&D joint venture Trustonic the market adaption of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) and OTA (Over-the-Air) services related to TEEs. He received his doctorate degree from the Technical University of Munich and lectured there several years “Applied IT Security”. He holds several patents and publications related to IT security and is co-author of the book “Kryptographie und IT Sicherheit”.
Wolfgang Hach is a Senior Partner of the Roland Berger Financial Services Team based at the headquarters in Munich. He joined the firm in 1998. His industry expertise focuses on private and public sector banks, as well as insurance companies and asset managers. He supports his clients with expertise in strategy & business model definition, sales optimization, digitization, post-merger integration and operational efficiency projects. Wolfgang has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, having started his career in banking before he joined Roland Berger. Wolfgang studied European Business Administration at Middlesex University in London and ESB Reutlingen.
Martin Lüers is a Principal in our Engineered Products & High Tech (EPHT) Competence Center in Munich. He focusses on industrial clients and Private Equity Companies investing in EPHT industries. His topics include growth strategy, M&A, digital business models and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Before joining Roland Berger, Martin worked for Siemens and international consulting firms.
He holds an MBA from the University in Erlangen-Nuremberg and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In 2001 Sebastian Rohr received his Master of Management & Engineering from TU Hamburg-Harburg, majoring in Production Technologies and Information Management. His career led him from roles as Security Consultant at Siemens AG, ICN Division (1998 to 2002), Research Associate and PhD Candidate at Fraunhofer SIT (2002 to 2004) as well as Solution Strategist for IAM at CA (formerly Computer Associates between 2004 and 2006) to being appointed as Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft in 2007. After retiring as CSA, he co-founded accessec GmbH where he is CTO and Managing Director till today.
Ralf Reinhardt ist IT-Sicherheitsexperte mit Schwerpunkt Web-Anwendungs-Sicherheit. Seit mehreren Jahren ist er Lehrbeauftragter für „Web Application Security“ an der Technischen Hochschule in Nürnberg und Dozent an der IHK Akademie Schwaben. 2010 gründete er zusammen mit seinem langjährigen Kollegen Achim Hoffmann die sic[!]sec GmbH – Gesellschaft für Information Security Services – in Gröbenzell bei München. Dort ist er heute als Principal Consultant und Geschäftsführer tätig.
Jan Camenisch is a Principal Researcher at IBM Research – Zurich. He has received his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 1998. Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark,1998-99. Since 1999, Jan has been a Research Staff Member at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. He published over 130 refereed papers in this area, was a chair of a few and a member of numerous scientific program committees, and currently holds about 120 patents. Jan is an IEEE and an IACR Fellow and has received several awards for this work on privacy-enhancing technologies including the 2013 IEEE Computer Society Technical Award and the 2010 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award. His interests include cryptographic protocols, in particular those supporting privacy and anonymity, and practical secure distributed computation, and their applications.
Dr. Detlef Houdeau is the Senior Director for Business Development in the government Identification (ID) market segment under the Chip Card & Security ICs (Integrated Circuits) business group. As the senior director of Business Development based in Germany, Houdeau is responsible for worldwide sales, customers and partners in the ID segment. The projects include combinations of IT security, biometric systems, digital signature, infrastructure systems for issuing ID card and e-passport. Houdeau first joined Siemens AG in 1985 as the corporate research and development in Berlin, Germany. He held several positions, like project director for fiber optic components, quality program for voltage converter, improvement program for airbags in the automotive industry, for packages in the semiconductor industry and for now for the business development in the Chip Card & Security market. Over a period of 25 years, he was posted to various sites covering Berlin, Erlangen, Munich and Regensburg in Germany. In 1999, Infineon Technologies AG was spun off from Siemens AG. Born in Germany, Houdeau holds a Diploma in Machine Construction, focusing on micro-system technology in Germany from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany. Promotion at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, in 1994. He has published over 100 papers and filed 40 patents in the smart card application segment with focus on the government ID market. Houdeau is active in the Smart Card and ID industry and participates in the following industry organizations:
• Convenor of EUROSMART, working group eID in Brussels, Belgium – Voice of the Smart Card industry in Europe (www.eurosmart.com)
• Member of SILICON TRUST, London, UK (www.silicon-trust.com)
• Head of the expert committee, of the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM), Berlin, Germany (www.bitkom.de)
• Member of IUNO, national reference project on Industry 4.0 & Security in Germany
• Chairman of the Program Committee of WORLD-eID Conference (www.smart-event.eu)
• Member of the Program Committee of OMNICARD (www.omnicard.de)
• Expert for public funding programs in the security domain from EC (e.g. FP7, HORIZON 2020)
Opening Keynote: Pranjal Hedge, Deloitte Digital Ventures:
From Solution Seekers to Problem Finders – How Innovation is changing in the Digital Age.
Impulse: Volker Gerstenberger, Giesecke+Devrient:
Managing Identities in the Internet-of-Things
Impulse: Dr. Jan Camenisch, IBM:
Secure Digital Identities
Impulse: Ho Chang, BioID:
Current Problems and State of the Art Biometric Approach
Impulse: Thomas Bengs, Fujitsu:
Biometrics – Authentication in the World of Digitization
PANEL: Biometric Authentication finally arriving?
Moderator: Dr. Gisela Meister, Giesecke+Devrient
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr
Dr. Jan Camenisch, IBM
Thomas Bengs (Fujitsu)
Denis Joannides, onegini
Dr. Hermann Sterzinger, Veridos
Impulse: Martin Lüers, Roland Berger
Winning the Platform Race in the Industrial Internet of Things
Impulse: Aurelius Wosylus, SigFox
LPWAN to connect the World
Use Case: Dr. Stephan Spitz, Giesecke+Devrient
Secure Low Power Wide Area IoT
Project: Dr. Wolfgang Glock, City of Munich (LHM)
Smarter Together- Urban Infrastructure as a Basis for IoT
Use Case: Paul Nash, Utilities Munich (SWM)
Critical Infrastructures of a Large City: Smart Metering for Munich
Use Case: Oliver Niedung, Principal Solution Specialist, Microsoft IoT
OPC UA & Azure Connected Factory
Impulse: Dr. Florian Wolf, Founder and CEO, Mergeflow
Innovation Intelligence for the Digital Age
Project: Dr. Rupert Deger, CIO, e-go-mobile
Disruptions from Engineering Valley
Keynote: Robert Leindl, Infineon
Factory Transformation Journey
Impulse: Dr. Andreas Gallasch, CEO, Software Factory:
Smart connected Operations- Next step in intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Impulse: Claus Cremers, Siemens:
Mind Sphere-the open IoT Operating System
Impulse Speech: Lars Vogel, T-Systems:
Assisted Reality in Industry and Trade
Impulse Speech: Frank Hertling, PreCognize:
PANEL: Smart Manufacturing
Moderator: Sebastian Rohr, accessec
Dr. Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies
Prof. Dr. Dieter Wegener, Siemens
Dr. Olaf Sauer, Fraunhofer IOSB
Lars Vogel, T-Systems
Impulse: Thomas Sattelberger (former HR Director Deutsche Telekom):
Future of Work- Work of the Future
PANEL: Zukunft der Arbeit (in German)
Moderator: Oliver Rolofs (Head of Global Media Relations, Roland Berger)
Thomas Sattelberger (former HR Director Deutsche Telekom)
Herbert Klein, Agfa HealthCare
Heinrich Birner, ver.di
PANEL: Digital Innovation- how to bridge start-ups with corporates?
Moderator: Dr. Carsten Rudolph, BayStartUp
Antje von Loeper, Innosabi
Dr. Franz Glatz, brigk
Dr. Helmut Schönenberger, UnternehmerTUM
Dr. Thomas Wenzel, next47
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Thomas Sattelberger war bis Mai 2012 Personalvorstand und Arbeitsdirektor der Deutschen Telekom AG. Der am 5. Juni 1949 in Munderkingen / Donau geborene Diplom-Betriebswirt war von Juli 2003 bis zu seiner Bestellung zum Telekom-Personalvorstand Mai 2007 in derselben Funktion Mitglied des Vorstandes der Continental AG in Hannover. Zuvor war er von 1994-2003 bei der Deutschen Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt , zuerst als Personaldirektor und ab 1999 als operativer Airline-Vorstand für Produkt & Service
Von 1975 – 1989 war Thomas Sattelberger in unterschiedlichen Managementpositionen bei der damaligen Daimler-Benz AG tätig und von 1989-2003 bei der damaligen Daimler-Benz Aerospace (heute Airbus)
Neben Aufsichtsratstätigkeit in Unternehmen leitet er heute ehrenamtlich die BDA/BDI -Initiative MINT Zukunft.,ist zusammen mit Frau Dr. Nathalie von Siemens Sprecher des Nationalen MINT-Forums sowie Beiratsvorsitzender des Deutschland-Stipendiums des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung. Thomas Sattelberger ist Beiratsvorsitzender der Hochschulallianz für den Mittelstand sowie im Beirat zu Innerer Führung des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung. Er ist Kolumnist des ManagerMagazins sowie Herausgeber und Autor von über einem Dutzend Bücher zu Unternehmenswandel , Bildung und Personalarbeit