Online Congress

Secure Smart Region

How can municipalities digitise quickly and effectively while maintaining a high level of cyber security? What challenges do municipalities need to protect themselves against when creating smart regions? And what can we learn from Israel here?

Learn more about this at the

Online Congress Secure Smart Region
December 2nd, 2021, from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM


The Hessian State Chancellery, Department of the Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation, is hosting the congress. The Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports is participating. Conference languages are German and English.

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus

"Smart cities and regions are central pillars in keeping Hessen liveable and competitive. In this context, it is important to consider security aspects from the very beginning. With our congress, we want to show and inspire how both work: smart regions or cities and high standards in cyber security, practice-oriented and with examples from Hesse as well as Israel." 

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus,
Hessian State Chancellery
The Hessian Minister for
Digital Strategy and Innovation

Find out how cybersecurity succeeds for smart regions. Join our discussion at the interactive congress. Be inspired by our diverse program:

  • Learn more about offers, challenges, and solutions in exciting keynotes with experts from Israel and Hesse: Share with us the vision of secure smart regions in Hesse. Enhance your understanding of challenges, for instance regarding cybersecurity and privacy protection. Check out amazing solutions, e.g., the deployment of volunteers in cases of major cyber damages or practical offers of security in smart regions!
  • Dive into three exciting topics and discuss data platforms and digitization solutions, municipality governance and the establishment of volunteer networks with experts in interactive workshops.
  • Be inspired by innovative solutions and impulses from Hessian and Israeli start-ups, accelerators, and municipalities – starting with data platforms to secure 5G solutions for traffic monitoring. Join us in exploring the question of how we together can contribute to creating secure smart regions.
  • Discuss with experts and practitioners at our concluding panel how the dilemma between high security standards and necessary digitization of municipalities can be overcome.

Register already now HERE.

Current agenda

Time Content
09:00 Opening
Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus
The Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation
Greetings and welcoming address
Peter Beuth
The Hessian Minister of the Interior and Sports
Greetings
Sebastian Köster & Denis Liebetanz
Hessian State Chancellery, Department of The Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation
Secure smart Hesse
Ralf Stettner
Head of Department and CISO of the Hessian State Administration
Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports
The state of security in Hesse and our offering
Break
09:45 Melanie Eschbach
Major Account Manager
Check Point Software Technologies
Security requirements for smart regions
Prof. Dr. Shlomi Dolev
Chair Professor
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Post-quantum cryptography for privacy and security of the Internet
Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter & Jasmin Haunschild
SecUrban & PEASEC
TU Darmstadt/ATHENE
Challenges for secure critical infrastructures
Break
10:45 Deep Dives
Simone Schlosser
Managing Director
Digitalstadt Darmstadt
&
Michael Pfefferle
Head of Smart City & Smart Region,
Bitkom
Data platforms and other digitalization projects
Jasmin Haunschild
SecUrban & PEASEC
TU Darmstadt/ATHENE
How to! How can volunteers support in case of major cyber damages? Deep dive into requirements to implement this from the perspective of municipalities and infrastructure managers
Dr. Michael Kreutzer
Fraunhofer SIT/ATHENE
Advanced Crypthographic Engineering/SecUrban
Cyber security governance for municipalities
Break
11:25 Best Practices
Gaby Kaminsky
Managing Director
CityZone
Leveraging startups to create secure smart regions
Avihai Degani
President and Chief Architect
IPgallery
Situational management for cyber & terror attacks and natural disasters events
for improved urban safety, damage mitigation, and resiliency
Anne Schwarz
Co-Head of the Digitalisation Unit
City of Offenbach
Smart AND safe digital cities
Lukas Baumann
Founder and Managing Director
LocateRisk
Cybersecurity in smart regions - a matter of transparent figures
Ralf Grötker
Managing Director
Collective Insights
Challenges in installing public participation plattforms

Alex Wyllie
Managing Director
IT-Seal GmbH
"Stay alert, Darmstadt!"
Security training for citizens

Gregor Knappik
Technical Account Manager
Karamba Security
Protecting the IoT - Solutions for connected systems
Dvir Kenig
Co-Founder & CTO
ITC - Intelligent Traffic Control
Secured 5G based traffic management solution
Matan Nir
Director Business Development
NoTraffic
Intelligent traffic management
Dirk Dohn
Head of Innovation Management Cybersecurity Department
Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports
Application-oriented research funding in Hesse - an insight
Break
12:35 Talk "Between making, safety, and competitiveness"
Johannes Rothmund (Mayor of the Community of Eichenzell), Dr. Steven Arzt (ATHENE/Fraunhofer SIT), Jochanan Sommerfeld (7CI), Rami Efrati (Managing Partner, MSF Partners Innovation AG)
Wrap-up
13:00 End

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These are our speakers

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus

Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation

Peter Beuth

Hessian Minister of the Interior and Sports

Dr. Steven Arzt

ATHENE/Fraunhofer SIT

Lukas Baumann

Founder and CEO, LocateRisk

Avihai Degani

President & CEO Chief Architect, IPgallery

Dirk Dohn

Head of Innovation Management Cybersecurity Department,
Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports

Prof. Dr. Shlomi Dolev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva

Rami Efrati

Managing Partner, MSF Partners Innovation AG

Melanie Eschbach

Major Account Manager, Check Point Software Technologies

Dr. Ralf Grötker

Managing Director, Collective Insights

Jasmin Haunschild

SecUrban & PeaSec, TU Darmstadt/ATHENE

Gaby Kaminsky

Managing Director, CityZone

Dvir Kenig

Co-Founder & CTO, ITC - Intelligent Traffic Control

Gregor Knappik

Technical Account Manager, Karamba Security

Sebastian Köster

Hessian State Chancellery,
Department of The Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation

Dr. Michael Kreutzer

Advanced Cryptographic Engineering/SecUrban,
Fraunhofer SIT/ATHENE

Denis Liebetanz

Hessian State Chancellery,
Department of The Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Innovation

Matan Nir

Director of Business Development, NoTraffic

Michael Pfefferle

Head of Smart City & Smart Region, Bitkom e.V.

Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter

SecUrban & PeaSec, TU Darmstadt/ATHENE

Johannes Rothmund

Mayor of the municipality of Eichenzell

Simone Schlosser

Managing Director, Digitalstadt Darmstadt

Anne Schwarz

Co-Head of the Digitalisation Unit, City of Offenbach

Jochanan Sommerfeld

President und Co-founder,  7CI

Ralf Stettner

Head of Department and CISO of the Hessian State Administration,
Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports

Alex Wyllie

CEO, IT-Seal GmbH

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