Hermann Brand joined IEEE as European Standards Affairs Director in June 2017. His responsibilities include European standardization policy, technology policy, co-operations and standards related activities with industry, research organizations, and academia. Hermann worked for ETSI as Director Innovation and Vice President ‘New Initiatives and Market Development’. He was responsible for various institutional services of ETSI, including new initiatives, partnership management, membership care, and meeting support. He worked closely with members and other stakeholders to setup new standardization committees/groups covering e.g. machine communication, network function virtualization and edge computing. Hermann has held many different positions in the industry, as SW developer and system designer in telecommunication, as researcher in the semiconductor business. He managed several international R&D teams in mobile communications including researchers, system engineers and a group of delegates to different standards developing organizations. Moreover, Dr Brand worked as technology manager, innovation manager and business developer.
Axel Deicke has worked for over 40 years as an electrical engineer in leading positions of the automotive industry, currently as an independent automotive consultant. Axel was employed at BMW in engineering/project management as well as aftersales engineering for over 30 years, working on programs like BMW's first E/E system integration, building up local E/E content in South Africa, and leading an industrial PC manufacturing factory. Axel studied electrics/electronics at Technical University Munich.
Cybellum CTO and co-founder
An Entrepreneur, skilled in defensive and offensive cyber security, experienced in leading large scale R&D projects throughout all stages of design, development and deployment. Served as an officer in Israel’s elite intelligence corps in various R&D and management positions, receiving Outstanding Officer Honor for his service.
BMW of North America, LLC
Tobias is based in New Jersey where he works in the Regulatory Affairs Group for Intelligent Transportation Systems to cover various roles to represent BMW’s interests in vehicle cybersecurity for the US market. He is BMW’s primary contact to the Auto-ISAC and an active contributor to the Auto-ISAC mission on information sharing. Besides the analysis and sharing of vehicle ecosystem-related threat intelligence, he facilitates automotive cybersecurity incident response, information exchange with the BMW headquarters in Munich as well as cybersecurity policy analysis. Within the Auto-ISAC he is also currently the Vice-Chair of the Education & Training Standing Committee leading the industry to more collaboration and knowledge exchange to raise the overall cybersecurity level among all Auto-ISAC members. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Auto-ISAC Global Task Force, a group aiming to expand Auto-ISAC’s activities to Europe, Japan, South Korea and the rest of the world. During Tobias' tenure in the BMW AG Penetration Testing group based in Munich, Germany he was improving BMW vehicle’ security by pen-testing (hacking) cars and electronic control units as well as auditing their source code. He also helped ramp up the company's automotive cybersecurity capabilities by developing new processes and methodologies. Before Tobias joined the BMW security team he worked in BMW’s department for functional testing and integration of infotainment systems. He graduated as Dipl.-Ing in Computer Systems Engineering at TU Braunschweig, Germany and is an OSCP and CISSP certificate holder.
Bringing 15 years of cyber experience – both in the private and public sector and recently in a groundbreaking startup. Served for about a decade the Israeli government and military organizations of Cyber Security. Leading IAMTS Automotive Cyber Security Testing working group - aiming to map, analyze and define best practices for testing and certification of Automotive security.
Stefan is a senior technology scout for cybersecurity with AVL’s Research Program Management department. Having both an operational and research background in network security, security architectures and modeling, he is responsible for researching methods for automated security testing in automotive systems, as well as developing concepts for protecting smart factory environments. He has worked in security-related standardization and leads and lead several security-related research projects in various domains such as smart homes, smart energy, Internet of Things and automotive security. He has a master’s degree in IT with honors (with a thesis on the use of quantum cryptography in IPsec) and has published several research papers on cybersecurity and networking topics.
VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA
Riccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability. In his current role as VP of Industry Safety at NVIDIA, he is responsible for driving safety alignment across NVIDIA’s automotive and embedded business units as industrial, robotics and healthcare. To this end, he is responsible for developing cohesive safety strategies and cross-segment safety processes, architecture, and products that can be leveraged across NVIDIA’s AI-based hardware and software platforms. Prior to NVIDIA, he was fellow and chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, where he oversaw strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety, high reliability and performance, such as autonomous driving, transportation and industrial systems. Riccardo is 2020 First VP of IEEE Computer Society, re-elected for 2021 as well. He is also VP for Standardization Activities of the same Society. He chairs the IEEE Special Technical Community on Reliable, Safe, Secure and Time Deterministic Intelligent Systems as also the IEEE P2851 standard on safety analysis and verification. He spent the bulk of his career as CTO of Yogitech, an industry leader in functional safety technologies. Before co-founding the Italian company in 2000, he was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica, where his responsibilities included leading high-reliability topics in projects with CERN in Geneva. A prolific author and respected inventor in the functional safety field, Mariani has contributed to multiple industry standards efforts throughout his career, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors. He has been awarded by IEEE Computer Society with the Golden Core Member and Spirit of the IEEE Computer Society awards. He has also won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the University of Pisa in Italy.
Dr. Jürgen Neises
Dr. Neises is Senior Consultant and manages the Fujitsu Europe R&I Subsidies Program. Since 1990, he has led a number of research and innovation projects on infrastructure, mobile and security solutions in research and at Fujitsu. Jürgen's track record includes high-performance computing, carrier-grade availability, and a wide range of security and IoT/AI related solutions. Currently, Jürgen leads Fujitsu's participation of the Horizon 2020 projects SecureIoT (Grant No. 779899), FINSEC (Grant No. 786727) and INFINITECH (Grant No. 856632). Jürgen is Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer.
Philipp Schneidenbach is working as Principal at Ventum Consulting in Munich. He specializes in the area of IT Governance, Compliance, Enterprise Architecture and IT Service Management. Mr. Schneidenbach was previously working as CTO at 3wGroup in Munich where he was responsible for large-scale projects within the area of enterprise integration management incorporating enterprise architecture development, strategic change management and service delivery concepts. Until 2014, he was working as a senior consultant at ITM Consulting. Within several international projects, he was steering the enterprise architecture setup for top-tier automotive corporations and reorganized the enterprise architecture of international insurance companies. In his earlier position as a Managing Director at SFC Energy Group, a solution provider for off-grid energy solutions and energy delivery management appliances based in Germany and the United States, from 2008 to 2012 Mr. Schneidenbach oversaw business development for operations and IT as well as project management for SFC‘s global approach and building of new factory sites. While being with SFC, Mr. Schneidenbach has been involved in numerous consulting projects incorporating HR, IT, data center operations and process management as well as keynotes and speaker opportunities. Mr. Schneidenbach started his career as a consultant and IT service provider in 1999. For more than 9 years he was responsible for worldwide IT service management for small and medium enterprises as well as large-scale corporations and their local entities in the US and EU. Mr. Schneidenbach has worked directly with the leading solution providers and consulting companies in diverse markets.
After 40 years of working for Siemens AG, Siemens-Nixdorf GmbH, Fujitsu Siemens GmbH and Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH, Thomas Walloschke has been an independent consultant for industry since the end of 2019. At Fujitsu he was awarded the title Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer (FDE) and in his last position in the CTO office he was responsible for the implementation of EU innovation and research projects. Thomas has a focus on embedded and IoT security requirements, especially industrial IoT. For many years he has been a member and author of the official Security Workgroup of the German Platform Industry 4.0 (PI40) and head of a working group. Thomas also works with the Japanese Ministry of the Interior and Economy and the Robot Revolution Initiative Association in Japan.