Helmut Adamski is pioneer and market leader in the IoT landscape and current CEO & Chairman of IP500 Alliance. He possesses more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, with a focus on the Internet of Things and IT network solutions, wireless chip technologies as well as overall security and security applications for intelligent buildings / facilities.
As a board member, he has led, grown and sold high-tech companies at a global level. From 2003 to 2013, he was the CEO of Swissphone and Funkwerk. Between 1993 and 2002, he was Managing Director of SMS GmbH and Data I / O in Seattle, USA. Prior to that, he held various positions as an Executive at Schneider & Koch (S & K) and as a Project Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and CERN (Research Center, Geneva).
He graduated as an engineer in Electrical Engineering and attended the Executive-/MBA programmes at the Institute of Excellence, San Diego and the University of Stanford, CA.
Bartol Filipovic studied Computer Science at the University of Frankfurt am Main, focusing on applied cryptography, IT security and hardware design. He is employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (Fraunhofer AISEC, Garching bei München) and since 2013, he has led the team there in the field of Product Protection and Industrial Security. Prior to this, he was a Project Leader and then spent three years as a Group Leader with a focus on Embedded-, Automotive- and Industrial Security. Before joining Fraunhofer, Bartol Filipovic spent two years working for Deutsche Bank in IT Security.
His team at AISEC is also working intensively on the topic of security for Industry 4.0 and their activities include running a security laboratory for automation- and networking components. This group of specialists is looking at aspects of security within the scope of assignments from industry but also as part of funded research projects. An example of this is the EU Ecossian Project (European Control System Security Incident Analysis) which they have been working on since June 2014 with the objective of developing a pan-European monitoring and early-warning system for critical infrastructures. Their activities in their collaboration with companies within industry focus on protecting electronic devices from reverse engineering and unauthorised cloning and manipulation. As part of this, research and development work is also conducted accordingly, looking not only at attacks on the current state-of-the art in technology (penetration tests) but also protective measures against them. Security solutions developed by Fraunhofer AISEC are tested in practice and used in commercially produced products sold around the world. Mr. Filipovic is coordinating the activities relating to attack detection and protective measures for the “National Reference Project for IT Security in Industry 4.0”.
Dr. Holger Flatt Ph.D. (Eng.)
Dr. Holger Flatt studied Electrical Engineering with a focus on microelectronics at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Having graduated with distinction, Holger Flatt worked as a scientific team member at the Institute for Microelectronic Systems at the Leibniz University of Hannover from 2004 to 2011. His research particularly focused on designing a configurable RISC/coprocesser architecture for real-time mapping of object detection processes. In 2011, after receiving his doctorate, Holger Flatt moved to the Fraunhofer Application Center Industrial Application (IOSB-INA) in Lemgo.
His activities as Group Leader for Automation and Embedded Systems encompass the development of solutions for the industrial internet, which is able to network machines, products and people in real time. One of the team’s focal points is industrial communication systems based on real time ethernet (RTE), industrial wireless and real time middleware as well as hard- and software development for them based on embedded systems. Dr. Flatt also teaches the subject of Embedded Systems Design at the University of Ostwestfalen-Lippe as part of a lectureship in Masters degree courses.
Christian Helmuth conducted research into L4-based microkernel operating systems at Dresden University of Technology after graduating. In 2008, he founded Genode Labs GmbH along with Dr. Norman Feske (Ph.D. Eng) in Dresden, which is the driving force behind the open-source Genode OS Framework, a new operating system technology with a focus on security, robustness and scalability.
Prof. Michael Meyer
Holder of the Chair for IT Security at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bonn and Head of the Cyber Security department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics, FKIE. His research interests lie in the field of applied aspects of IT Security with a focus on the analysis and detection of intrusions and malware.
From 1993 to 1998, Michael Meier was studying for his degree in Computer Science and took his doctorate in 2006 in the subject of Intrusion Detection at the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus. From 2006 onwards, he worked at the Technical University of Dortmund as a scientist and lecturer in the Working Group for Information Systems and Security before accepting the W3 Professorship for IT Security at the University of Bonn in 2012.
Michael Meier is a founding member and spokesperson of the specialist group “Security - Intrusion Detection and Response” (SIDAR), the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (German Informatics Society) and Co-Chair of the international conference “Detection of Intrusions & Malware and Vulnerability Assessment” (DIMVA).