Speakers

Sebastian Hess, Cyber Risk Executive, American International Group


Sebastian Hess is an international business leader with experience in both the military and private sectors and specialization in Information Technology Security and Cyber Defense. He has spent the last 20 years working for high level and highly exposed national and global organizations focusing on protecting their IT environments. He has racked up an impressive record...more


Michael Schneider, Company Data Protection Officer, IKEA IT Germany


Michael Schneider is an expert in data privacy and information security, with almost 20 years’ experience in the field. He is currently an Information Security Specialist and the Company Data Protection Officer at IKEA Germany, where he has worked since 2002. He is CIPP/E certified with particular expertise in the General Data Protection Regulation.


Peter Vahrenhorst, Detective Chief Superintendent, State Office of Criminal Investigation of North Rhine-Westphalia


Peter Vahrenhorst is Detective Chief Superintendent at the State Office of Criminal Investigation of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is responsible for the prevention of cybercrime with special emphasis on "economy". The tasks of the Cybercrime Competence Center include computer forensics, mobile forensics, investigations, telecommunication monitoring, open source...more


Henrik Becker, Director of Compliance & Risk Management, Unitymedia


Henrik Becker is the Director of Compliance & Risk Management at Unitymedia (a Vodafone company). In this role his responsibilities include Scompliance, risk management, business continuity management and insurance. He has extensive experience in compliance, risk, audit, computer forensics, IT compliance, fraud detection and investigation, and information security:...more


Dr. Andreas Lober, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT


Andreas is a partner and head of the TMT practise at the international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT. He has nearly 20 years of experience in complex tech litigation, including cybersecurity. He is always interested in new technical and legal developments, including robot law and AI.


Dr. Christoph Ritzer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


Dr. Christoph Ritzer is a partner of the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, responsible for the German data protection, cyber and technology law practice. He advises clients on complex technological transactions and modern technical developments such as cloud computing, distributed ledgers, outsourcing transactions, artificial intelligence, and other data-driven...more


Stefan Hornke, Senior Manager, 4C GROUP


Stefan Hornke is Senior Manager at 4C Group AG, a position which he has held since 2011. He has more than 20 years’ experience in IT management, project management and strategy, and has played an instrumental role in the planning and implementation of major IT projects for organisations such as Landis+Gyr, Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom among others. In addition...more