MCSC 2022 Spring Forum


Aspiring to Realizing Cyberspace´s Full Potential –
(Re)Building Trust and Security in a Digital World

Addressing top level managers and executives from the private and public sectors, the Munich Cyber Security Conference (MCSC) offers a unique space for exchanging and discussing solutions to the manifold challenges in information and cyber security. Focusing on the role and responsibility of decision-makers, the conference emphasizes effective strategies and agile management concepts to deal with the current threat landscape and also provides insight into the future evolution of cyber security policies.

Taking place at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, the event will once again bring together top-level industry management with leading figures from academia and politics to connect, debate, and share insights in driving cyber security to the next level.

Download full agenda and conference booklet here


starting 14:00 CET
Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Promenadeplatz 2-6
80333 Munich


2.00-2.30 p.m.

Welcome: Ralf Wintergerst, Chairman SNM, Group CEO Giesecke+Devrient (Munich)
Keynote: Christopher Inglis, National Cyber Director at The White House (Washington D.C.)
Guest of Honor: Toomas Ilves, Former President of Estonia (Tallinn) in conversation with Oliver Rolofs, Co-Founder of MCSC Series
Impulse: Andreas Fahrner, Head of Analysis Directorate, Federal Intelligence Service BND (Munich)

Conference Moderator: Kai Hermsen, Co-CEO Identity Valley (Munich)

2.30-3.15 p.m.

First Panel: Will Geopolitics Re-shape Cyberspace, and How? 

Despina Spanou, Head of Cabinet for European Commission Vice President M. Schinas (Brussels)
Ieva Ilves, Advisor on Digital Policy to the President of Latvia (Riga)
Carolin Busch, Senior Analyst at Atos (Munich)
Pol Morillas, Director of Centre for International Affairs CIDOP (Barcelona)

Moderator: Matthias Schulze, Deputy Head at the Security Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs SWP (Berlin)

3.15-3.35 p.m. 

Coffee Break ☕

3.35-3.45 p.m.

Vantage Point: Georg Eisenreich, State Minister of Justice, Government of Bavaria (Munich)

3.45-4.30 p.m.

Second Panel: Operating Critical Infrastructures in Cyberspace – The Way forward

Volker Poetzsch, Federal Ministry of Defence (Berlin)
Manuel Höferlin, MP of German Bundestag (Berlin)
Chris Krebs, Co-Founder and Partner KS Group (Washington)
Helmut Klarer, Group Enterprise Information Security Architect, ÖBB Holding (Vienna)

Moderator: Wolfgang Hackenberg, General Manager Nokia Germany (Munich)

4.30-4.35 p.m.

Impulse: David Willems, Head Fusion Center at NCSC -The Netherlands (The Hague)

4.35-5.20 p.m.

Spot-on: Building Trust and Security in a Digital World

Mary O´Brien, General Manager at IBM Security (Armonk, NY)
Sandra Joyce, Executive Vice President at Mandiant (Washington D.C.)
Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and Founder of Recorded Future (Boston)
Markus Junginger, Group CIO at OHB (Bremen)

Moderator: Gregor P. Schmitz, RTL Group (Hamburg)

5.20-5.40 p.m.  

Tea Time 🍵

5.40-6.25 p.m.

3rd Panel: Security by Design – Realizing Cyberspace´s Full Potential

Achim Berg, President of German Digital Association Bitkom (Berlin)
Jochen Eisinger, Director of Trust and Safety Center, Google (Munich)
Ralf Schneider, Group CIO at Allianz (Munich)
Sven Weizenegger,  Director of Cyber Innovation Hub (Bonn)

Moderator: Valentin Weber, Research Fellow, DGAP (Berlin)

6.25-6.30 p.m.

Greeting: Roland Weigert, State Vice Minister of Economic Affairs (Munich)

6.30 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Claudia Eckert, Executive Director of Fraunhofer AISEC (Munich)
followed by Reception Party 🎉

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