Marc Henauer, Head of Operation and Information Center MELANI, National Center for Cyber Security (NCSC)

Mr. Marc Henauer has been the head of the MELANI Operation and Information Center (OIC) since 2010. This unit is part of the federal intelligence service in the Federal Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport. Marc Henuaer was a strategic analyst for white-collar and cybercrime in the Analysis and Prevention Service from 2001 to 2003, before heading... more

Dr. Annegret Junker, Lead Architect, Allianz

Annegret Junker is Lead Architect at Allianz Germany. She has been working in software development for more than 30 years in various roles and different domains such as automotive, insurance and financial services. She is particularly interested in DDD, microservices and everything related to it. She is currently working on a large insurance project as... more

Francisco Z. Gaspar, Lead CyberSecurity Architect, Telefónica Germany

Francisco Gaspar is an engineer by training, CyberSecurity architect by trade and a "team player" by nature. He is above all a Geek as he breathes technology. He has always had a special interest in robotics and Artificial Intelligence, and more recently has developed interest in Quantum computing. He tries to be a cybersecurity... Francisco has done consulting projects in several international organizations, with special emphasis on financial services and telecommunications. He has mentored in a program helping to retrain people to be programmers, and for the three years he has lived in Dublin, he has been involved as a mentor in launching startups on a program called UpStart at Trinity College Dublin, sponsored by CitiBank. Franciscio's must-know publication/appearance was in TED, where he has done a TED talk on CyberSecurity. more

Yao Schultz-Zheng, Former Digital Enterprise (Transformation) Architect, BMW Group

Digital transformation is Yao Schultz Zheng’s vision and mission. Over the course of her career she’s held roles all across the IT and information security spectrum, with expertise in risk, compliance, privacy and security management, as well as in more ‘hands on’ roles, such as architect and Scrum Master. She’s a strong proponent of aligning security and...more

Ruben Caris, Anti Financial Crime, HypoVereinsbank – UniCredit Bank AG

Ruben Caris, CFE is a recognized corporate security and intelligence expert at the Munich HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit offices. In over 20 years of multi-sector engagement with IT security, Ruben has been tasked with challenging vulnerability detection and resilience projects. His knowledge of preventive measures and forensics has earned him several awards, namely...more

Thomas Wepner, Senior Corporate Security Officer, Amadeus Group

Thomas Wepner has been working in various positions for Amadeus since 1988. Since 2014 Thomas is part of the CISO team of Amadeus. The Corporate Security Office is responsible for defining and controlling... Thomas is responsible for the human aspects of information security. His role covers security awareness, training and communication, as well as all other personnel security measures before, during and after employment. In 2020 Thomas won the Care4Aware award for the best mid- to long-term Security Awareness Program. more

Dr. Rolf Häcker, CISO, Landtag von Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Rolf Häcker has been the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg since 2016. He is a certified auditor for CISIS12 and for DIN EN ISO 27001. For 30 years he has been working in various functions in the IT security for the state administration. He knows the practices at IT service providers as well as the challenges...more

Simon Brady, Managing Editor, AKJ Associates Ltd

Simon is a former journalist, editor and publisher specializing in wholesale financial markets, particularly the technology intensive areas of derivatives, securities trading, cash management and FinTech. He has sat as an Executive Director on the main board of a FTSE-250 listed media company and has spent a lifetime travelling the globe talking to CEOs, CFOs and...more

Matthias Canisius, Regional Director Central Europe, SentinelOne


Kevin Boerner, Distinguished Sales Engineer EMEA, Deep Instinct

Kevin has been working in the field of end device security and cybersecurity for over 10 years.H is career has taken him from various management consultancies to a number of MSPs and finally to Cylance (bought by BlackBerry in 2019) where Mr. Börner worked for 3 years on the company's success in Germany. Mr. Börner brings a deep expertise in the field of artificial...more

Alex Goller, Systems Engineer, DACH, Illumio

Alex Goller (Munich) is the Systems Engineer in the DACH region and the first contact person for all questions regarding technology and understanding of Illumio solutions. He has a long history in the security environment, has worked for AlienVault, Integralis as a sales engineer and software developer and knows the security problems of companies in all industries...more

Chris Meidinger, Technical Director, Beyond Identity

Over the past 20 years Chris has driven revenue via both pre-sales and post-sales with IT security and communications solutions. His initial career was spent with VARs, architecting and deploying custom solutions to meet specific business requirements. For the last decade, he’s been in Sales Engineering at emerging, venture-backed security companies. He specialises...more

Turgut Tekkececi, Offering Specialist GRC, OneTrust

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Lars Wiesner, Software Engineering Executive, Devo

Lars is software engineering executive with more than 20 years experience in leading roles of international engineering organizations. He has worked both in very large and start-up companies in different countries including Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. Since early 2021 Lars is leading Devo‘s global Engineering teams as SVP of...more

Marcquero Ermoza: Head of CyberSecurity Solution Engineering team, EMEA, CybelAngel

Marcquero began his career at Safran Morpho (now called Idemia), a physical security company, responsible for supporting access control biometric terminals used by European law enforcement agencies. Then he joined Datadog, a leading cloud monitoring organization, as a solution engineer. He led transformational IT monitoring projects and was introduced to CyberSecurity...more

Camill Cebulla, European Sales Director, Group IB

Camill is based in Amsterdam and is responsible for Group-IB's operations in Europe. Ever since he joined Group-IB 5 years ago, Camill worked closely with Group-IB's Intelligence, DFIR and Investigation teams and acquired broad knowledge about the European Threat Landscape, Cybercrime and Cyberattacks. Camill is contributing to various working groups and sharing associations,...more

Matthias Schmauch, Regional Sales Manager Central Europe, Vectra AI

As a member of the Enterprise sales team of the Central Europe region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Eastern Europe) at Vectra AI, Matthias Schmauch is responsible for Enterprise customers in Bavaria. He  has 20 years of experience in the IT industry, enterprise and SMB.

Maximilian Bode, Senior Sales Engineer, Mandiant.

Max is a cyber security professional with 10+ years of experience in incident response and intrusion detection, he assisted in building the information security strategy for multiple organizations. Since 2019, he is part of the DACH Presales Team at Mandiant, helping organizations respond to attacks with confidence at all times. Max has worked with various industries...more

Jelle Wieringa, Security Awareness Advocate, EMEA, KnowBe4

Jelle Wieringa has over 20 years of experience in business development, sales, management and marketing. In his current role as Security Awareness Advocate for EMEA for KnowBe4, he helps organizations of all sizes understand why more emphasis is needed on the human factor, and how to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering. His goal is to help organizations...more

Julian Kanitz, Lead Sales Engineer, Recorded Future

Julian Kanitz is Lead Sales Engineer at Recorded Future supporting the DACH region. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and served 12 years in the German Military. He has been evangelizing Threat Intelligence for various enterprise security programs for the past 3 years.

Rene Straube, TSA, Cisco Kenna

Rene has over 25 years of experience in Information Security, and he is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE 23559 Security). He is working at Cisco since 1999 as a technical consultant in security sales. He cares for security awareness, and he designed secure networks and solutions for many customers. Rene grew up in Berlin and he still lives there and enjoys...more