Monday November 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST
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Carnegie Mellon's Singleton Room 
5000 Forbes Avenue
Roberts Hall
Singleton Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Rachel Mauer 
Pittsburgh Chapter, German American Chamber of Commerce 

BMWi German Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Pittsburgh- Day Conference and Panel Discussion



The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), AHP International and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter, have organized a delegation of German cybersecurity companies for the collaboration with and business development in the United States from November 13 to November 18, 2016.

 The program includes an all-day presentation in Pittsburgh where the capability of the German sector is introduced and the German participants present their products and services to companies, administrations, organizations, institutions and other American multipliers of the information technology and cybersecurity sector with professional interest.  Special thank-you to Carnegie Mellon's CyLab, for their support and expertise.

9:30 – 17:30

Singleton Room, Roberts Hall (Click here for Campus Map)

German –American Cooperation Forum on Cybersecurity Trends and Solutions




Welcome Remarks by

Introduction by Stefan Peikert, Managing Partner, AHP International

Suzi Pegg, Vice President, International, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

Jason Hunt, Office of International Business Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

James H. Garrett Jr., Dean College of Engineering CMU (t.b.c.)

Dr. Christian Stursberg, Referat IVA4 „Sicherheits- und Verteidigungswirtschaft, Stahl- und Metallerzeugung“ im BMWi


Panel A: Comprehensive Business Solutions and Cyber-Security Audits

- Eric Wright, Shareholder, Schneider Downs

- Dennis Pirczalik, Vice President of Business Development USA, CCVossel

- Matthias Kirchhoff, Managing Director, Digitronic Computer Systems 

- Hanno Tilly, Director of Sales, Akquinet 

- Andreas Roscher, Managing Director, AROSOFT Network GmbH

Moderator: Rich Sowalsky, CISA Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Networking Lunch


Panel discussions on Cybersecurity Trends and Solutions

with detailed presentations of the German participants Industrie  


Panel B: Cybersecurity for Internet of Things

 13:00-14:15 Secure and Privacy Respecting IoT

- Christian Zenger, Managing Director, PHYSEC

- Jorge Guajardo Merchan, Senior Expert (Principal) & Senior Manager Security and Privacy Research Group (CR/RTC3.2-NA), Robert Bosch LLC

- Professor Vyas Sekar, Carnegie Mellon Universitys CyLab Security & Privacy Institute

- Mark Coderre, National Practice Director- Security Services, CISO, OpenSky/TUV Rheinland

Moderator- John O’Malley, Sr. Vice President, IoT Solutions, Giesecke & Devrient Mobile Security America, Inc.


Panel C: Protection of Sensitive Data in companies

 14:30-15:30 Securing Internet Communication, Passwords and Mobile Devices

 - Jan Wendenburg, Managing Director, CERTGATE

- Oliver Dehning, CEO, Hornet Security

- Christine Ziske, Managing Director, KikuSema GmBH/AB

- Adrian Woizik, Managing Director, Thinking Objects

- Claudia Frohnhoff, Vice President, Sale & Marketing, Detack GmbH

- Prof. Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Security & Privacy Institute 

Moderator: Doug Salah, Manager of Information Security and Networking, Wabtec Corporation

 15:45-16:45 After the Breach

- Oliver Schmidt, Managing Partner, C4CS LLC

- Joseph Wynn,President / Principal Consultant, WynnSecure, LLC

- Bruce Chiu- Director, Cohen & Grigsby

- Brett Creasy, Vice President and Director of Digital Forensics, Bit-x-Bit

Moderator: John Hudson, Principle Consultant, Pulse Consulting




Evening Reception at the Phipps Conservatory

with US and German experts and institutions invited by the Pittsburgh region and the state of Pennsylvania, sponsored by Robert Bosch LLC, UPMC Health Plan, Baker Tilly, BKD.


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