Tuesday, 19th February 2019


Opening of the Exhibition / Registration


Opening of the 22nd European Police Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel


Prof Dr Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community


Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council, Republic Austria


Artificial intelligence - search for orientation in uncharted territories
Andreas Kleinknecht, Senior Director of the Public Sector division, Member of the executive board of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH


"The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU", Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania


Coffee Break


Panel session 1

Panel 1A - Border security: smart borders and identity management

Chair: Matthias Seeger, President (rtd.), Federal Police Central Office

  • Simon Dufaut, Regional Sales Manager | Public Security Division, IDEMIA
  • Kai Hartmann, Senior Consultant for digital policing, Capgemini
  • Alois Mannichl, Head of the Bavarian border police
  • Günther Mull, CEO, DERMALOG
  • Prof Dr. Zulima Sánchez, Fakultät Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Salamanca
Panel 1B - Big Data at the police

Chair: Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation, Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Jochen Dahlke, Director of Big Data, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Dominik Kumer, Senior Consultant, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Dr. Álvaro Ortigosa, Head of the Institute for Forensic and Security Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Fabian Schladitz, Head of CoE Artificial Intelligence, Capgemini
  • Dr. Thomas Schweer, Head of Research Group, Rhine Ruhr Institute for social research and policy consulting, University of Duisburg-Essen
Panel 1C - Organised crime: economy & finances

Chair: Sebastian Fiedler, National chairman, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter

  • Florian Breger, Director of Public Sector, IBM Deutschland GmbH
  • Fabian Mazza, Global Head of Government and Public Sector, Bureau van Dijk - A Moody‘s Analystics Company
  • Frederic Pierson, Leader of the criminal assets bureau (ECAB), European Police Office (Europol)
  • Michele Riccardi, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Transcrime – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Steffen Krauß, Policy officer, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST), European Commission
  • N.N., IBM
Panel 1D - Cybercrime: current phenomena and challenges

Chair: Markus Koths, Head of the Cybercrime Unit, German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)

  • Michael Kranawetter, National Security Officer, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Ramon Mörl, Managing director, itWatch GmbH
  • Alexander Seger, Head of the Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe
  • Egidija Versinskiene, Director, Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education
Panel 1E - The importance of of road safety for combating crime (Panel in cooperation with Deutsche Polizeigewerkschaft)

Chair: Kirsten Lühmann, MP, SPD-parliamantary group of the German Bundestag

  • Wolfgang Lang, Head of Sales POLISCAN Germany, VITRONIC
  • Benjamin Michael-Lohs, eso
  • Volker Orben, Chief Superintendent, TISPOL
  • Stefan Pfeiffer, Traffic police inspection Feucht, Police Bayern
  • Rico Reuschel, Head of Police Inspectorate Dresden
  • Dietmar Schwalm, Sensys Gatso Deutschland
Panel 1F - The future programme for the German Police: Police 2020

Chair: Andreas Lezgus, Head of the Police 2020 Programme

  • Gerald Eder, Coordinator of the Federal and federal state co-operation
  • Thomas Fach, Chief architect of the police 2020 programme, Bundeskriminalamt
  • Stefan Jordan, Head of department 1 of the police 2020 programme, Bundeskriminalamt
Panel 1H - The Economic Security Initiative: Globally networked markets as a challenge for German companies

Chair: Martina Kessow, Advisor, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

  • Johannes Abresch, Head Security Intelligence and Liaison, corporate security, Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Andreas Ebert, Head Know-how- and prototype protection (K-SK-3), corporate security, Volkswagen AG
  • Katharina Geutebrück, Executive board, GEUTEBRÜCK GmbH
  • Prof Dr-Ing Frank Gillert, TH Wildau
  • Jens Greiner, Associate Partner | Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.




Border Security in Europe

Chair: Fritz Rudolf Körper, State Secretary (rtd.)

  • BG Lt. Col. Jarosław Ruta, Director of the Bureau of International Affairs, Polish Border Guard Headquarters, Republic of Poland
  • Jürgen Schubert, Vice-President, Bundespolizeipräsidium
  • Daniel Tache, Director of the Directorate for Surveillance and Border Crossing Control, Romanian Border Police
  • Police Lieutenant General Zacharoula Tsirigoti*, Inspector General for Aliens and Border Protection, Hellenic Police, Greece


Analytics in investigative work using an example of counter-terrorism

  • Michael Hohensee, Manager Customer Advisory Fraud & Security Intelligence, SAS North EMEA, SAS Deutschland


Coffee Break


Panel session 2

Panel 2A - Cybercrime, espionage, economic protection: common challenges for security authorities and the economy

Chair: Florian Lindemann, Head of Cyber Akademie

  • Dirk Kunze, Cybercrime Competence Center, Head of Department 42, State Office of Criminal Investigations North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Jan Lindner, Vice President Northern Continental Europe, Panda Security
  • Chris Meidinger, Sales Engineer DACH, CrowdStrike
  • Martin Meints, IT-Security officer, Dataport
  • Patrick Pickel, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration


Panel 2B - Violence against police officers

Chair: Dr. Sebastian Söllner, Senate Chancellery , The Governing Mayor of Berlin

  • Christian Scherf, Country Manager Deutschland, Axon Public Safety Germany SE
  • Dietmar Schilff, Vice national chairman, Chairman Lower Saxony, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Lothar Schuster, Strategic Account Manager International, Ulbrichts GmbH
  • Sven Steffes-Holländer, Chief Physician, Heiligenfeld Clinic Berlin
  • Benjamin Strasser, MP, FDP-parliamentary group, German Bundestag
  • Niklas Wiese, 3M
Panel 2C - Secure Mobile Communication

Chair: Dr. Barbara Held, Head of Directorate S Strategy and Central Management, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)

  • Christopher Bick, CEO, stashcat GmbH
  • Dee Collins*, Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police
  • Dittmar Fuchs, Zentralstelle für Polizeitechnik (ZPT) Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Oliver Harzheim, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Vodafone GmbH
  • Bernhard Klinger, Vice President Business Development, Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH
  • ichael Herman Wolf, Sales manager DACH, Airbus Defence and Space, Secure Land Communications
Panel 2D - Future police officer

Chair: Bernd Heinen, Commissioner of the State Police Service , Ministry of the Interior North Rhine- Westphalia

  • Stefan Böhm, Director Public Administration, Bundesdruckerei GmbH
  • Holger Farnung, Deputy Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union
  • Sven Hallbauer, Head of Public Sales, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
  • Dr. Torsten Holleck*, Head of the police unit, Ministery of the Interior, Rural Areas and Integration of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Hagen Husgen, National secretary, State Chairman Saxony, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Marc Schulz, Senior consultant, secunet Security Networks AG
  • Jürgen Wiggering, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
Panel 2E - Electromobility - experiences from the field of police use

Chair: Rico Wiersig, Innovative technologies/ interdisciplinary fleet management, Central Police Directorate Lower Saxony

  • Alexander Mothes, Volkswagen AG
  • Claudia Puglisi, Head of Department, Central Police Directorate Lower Saxony
  • Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Oliver Suckow, project leader lautlos&einsatzbereit, Police department Braunschweig
Panel 2F - Analysis and evaluation of mass data

Chair and introduction: Dieter Kesper, Senior public prosecutor (ret.), Prosecutor General’s office in Cologne

  • Till Elborg, sinc
  • Bernhard Sandmaier, Business Development Public Sector Deutschland, Atos
  • Marlies Segers, Client Development Executive, LexisNexis
  • Lukas Schiffer, Key Account Manager Sales Europe, Jenoptik
  • Oscar Wijsman, Business Expert Big Data, Analytics & Data Science, Politie Netherlands
  • Ulrich Wilmsmann, Head of Information Management & Analytics, Atos
Panel 2G - Intelligent video analysis as a tool for the police

Chair: Thomas Striethörster, President, Federal Police Division

  • Bernhard Egger, Head of Unit V, Bavarian State Office of Criminal Investigation
  • Dr Jörg Helbig, Director Product Management, Cognitec Systems GmbH
  • Michael O’Connell, VP and Executive Advisor Government and Public Safety, NEC Europe Ltd
  • Thomas Radszuweit, Head of statt department, State Office of Criminal Investigation in Hamburg
  • Stephan Rasp, CEO, SeeTec GmbH
Panel 2H - Audiovisual interrogation - Challenges, opportunities and risks

(Panel in cooperation with Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter)

Moderation: Dirk Peglow, Deputy national chairman, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter

  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Beckemper, Faculty of Law, University Leipzig
  • Mathias Heidtmann, Criminal Investigation Unit 11, Homicide Squad 2, Munich Police Headquarters
  • Dr. Lennart May, Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Michael Marufke, Member of the des IT-Expert Committee, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter
Panel 2I - Large-scale IT systems: Achieving balance in an area of Freedom, Security and Justice

(Panel in cooperation with eu-LISA)

Chair: Dr. Raphael Bossong, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

  • Richard Ares Baumgartner, Head of the External Relations EU, FRONTEX
  • Katarina Westmar, Head of Unit for Border Control Systems, Swedish Police Authority
  • Teddy Wilkin, Head of Research, EASO
Panel 2J - Police transaction processing – next Generation

Chair: Dieter Schneider, President (rtd.), State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg

  • Rainer Hauser, State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg
  • Volker Poeche, Senior Project Manager Public Sector – Homeland Security, Sopra Steria
  • Klaus Teufele, Head of unit I, Bavarian State Office of Criminal Investigation
  • Josef Wittmann, Business Architect, SAP


Coffee Break


"Threat hunting – Next Generation of Cybersecurity", Jan Lindner, Vice President Northern Continental Europe, Panda Security


Joint Task: Integration

Chair: Souad El Hasnaoui, Staff position integration, Federal City of Bonn

  • Michel Goovaerts, Chief of Police, Brussels Capital Ixelles Police
  • Cordula Heckmann*, Principal, Community school on Campus Rütli
  • General (rtd.) Karl Mahrer, MP, ÖVP, Spokesman for Police Affairs, Austrian Parliament
  • Matthias Oel, Director for Migration, Mobility and Innovation, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (HOME), European Commission
  • Boris Palmer, Lord Mayor, City of Tübingen


Buffet and Networking

Wednesday, 20th Februar 2019


Opening of the Exhibition / Registration


"Fighting crime in a dynamic environment: assessment, strategic challenges and possible solutions", Holger Münch, President, Bundeskriminalamt


"Focus preliminary reconnaissance: the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in times of migration, digitisation and radicalisation", Thomas Haldenwang, President, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution


VPAM 3 has been yesterday, VPAM 6 protection for the whole police family, Lothar Schuster, Strategic Account Manager International, Ulbrichts GmbH


Secrecy vs. public interest - what remains confidential?

Chair: Gerhard Schindler, President (rtd.), Bundesnachrichtendienst

  • Wilfried Karl, President, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Georg Mascolo, Head of the Joint Investigative Group of NDR, WDR and Süddeutschen Zeitung
  • Julian Reichelt, Chairman of the editorchip and editor-inchief, Bild
  • Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation/Commissioner of Police, Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia


"Messenger as equipment – Lower Saxony and Hesse point the way", Christopher Bick, CEO, stashcat GmbH


Coffee Break


Award Ceremony for the “Zukunftspreis Polizeiarbeit 2019“


Discussion of the Ministers and Senators of the Interior

Chair: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief, Behörden Spiegel

  • Andreas Geisel, Senator for Interior and Sport Berlin
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior and for Integration
  • Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior
  • Herbert Reul, Minister for Home Affairs, North Rhine-Westphalia


"Europe facing Cyberwar – defending the digital democracy", Jan Lindner, Vice President Northern Continental Europe, Panda Security




Panel session 3

Panel 3A - Equipment: safety, robust

Chair: Bernd Manthey, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces (rtd.)

  • Barbara Arriens, Canon Deutschland GmbH Dr. Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police, Military & Sport, Schmidt & Bender
  • Gerrit van de Kamp, President, European Police Union
  • Dr. Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police, Military & Sport, Schmidt & Bender
  • Marc Roth, lawyer, Head of product strategy, head of special tasks, Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • Holger Stockey, VP BD MEAA Markets / International Sales, STOOF International Vertriebsgesellschaft mbh
Panel 3B - Video Surveillance of public spaces

Chair and introduction: Thomas Heilmann, MP, CDU/CSU-parliamentary group, German Bundestag, former Senator for Justice and consumer protection Berlin

  • Christian Kaiser, CEO, Copting GmbH
  • Thomas Köber, Police Commissioner ,Police Authorities Mannheim
  • Michael Mertens, Deputy national chairman, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Frank Salder, CEO, Dallmeier Systems GmbH
  • Sabine Schumann, German Police Union (DPolG)
Panel 3C - Smart Policing: smart police work

Chair: Dennis Gladiator, MdHB, Spokesman on internal affairs, CDU parliamentary group Hamburg
Introduction: Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President Digital Labs, Deutsche Post

  • Christian Dähn, Area manager Ordnungswesen, DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg- Vorpommern GmbH
  • Wolfgang Köhler, Senior Consultant, Valora Consulting
  • Mathias Schaef, Head of Directorate for Combatting Crime, Federal Police Headquarters
Panel 3D - Digital criminalistics

Chair: Dirk Volkland, Director, State Office of Criminal Investigation Brandenburg

  • Markus Eisenbraun, Head of Unit Cybercrime & digital tracks, State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg
  • Gerhard Gunst, Global Key Account Director Immigration & Border Control, Area Sales Manager DACH, MSAB
  • Richard Köwer, Head of the IT-forensic and development department, T3K-Forensics GmbH
  • Markus Willenborg*, Zentraler Kriminaldienst Hannover
  • Peter Zontek, Senior Sales Director Central Europe, Cellebrite
Panel 3E - Artificial intelligence: an instrument for the police?

Chair: Heinz-Dieter Meier, Director Federal Police (rtd.)

  • Dirk Lageveen, Director Lawful Interception Division, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS)
  • Rainer Landgraf, Senior Project Manager, datafusion Systems GmbH
  • Martina Link, Operative support of operations and investigations, Bundeskriminalamt
  • Emanuele Marcozzi, Pre-Sales Engineer, AREA S.p.A
  • Sebastian Pieper, Sales representative public clients, Oracle Deutschland BV & Co KG
Panel 3F - Intelligence-led Policing

Chair: Nicole Weiß, Deputy head of centre for security research, State Office of Criminal Investigations Baden-Wuerttemberg

  • Lawrie Elder, Senior Manager, SAS
  • Mareike Kortmann, Account Manager Public Safety,, Esri Deutschland GmbH
  • Martin Jess Pilegaard, Head of Strategy and Analysis, Danish National Police
  • Robert Schwerdtner, Team Lead Innovationmanagement, rola Security Solutions GmbH
Panel 3G - German involvement in the context of international police missions

Chair: Dagmar Busch, Director-General, Directorate-General B, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

  • Phillip Bovensiepen, Department for International Police Missions, NRW State Police
  • André Hesse, Head of Department 4 (International Affairs), Federal Police Headquarters
  • Susanne Mittag, MP, SPD Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag
  • Robert Nerud, Head of department of Foreign Assignments, Baden-Württemberg State Police College
Panel 3H -Migration and diversity – Empirical police research studies (Panel of the DHPol)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Rolf Ritsert, Institute I.2 Business Administration and Police Public Management, German Police University

  • Eva Brauer, Institute III.1 criminology and interdisciplinary crime prevention, German Police University
  • Tamara Dangelmaier, Institute III.1 criminology and interdisciplinary crime prevention, German Police University
  • Anja Rühle, Ministry of the Interior, Digitalisation and Migration Baden-Württemberg
  • Jan Thews, Institute I.3 Organisation and Human Resource Management in the Police, German Police University


Coffee Break


Organized crime: Smuggling & human trafficking

Chair: Dr. August Hanning, State Secretary and President of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) (rtd.), Programme and Editorial Board, Behörden Spiegel

  • Robert Crepinko, Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Center (EMSC), European Police Office (EUROPOL)
  • Andrea Di Nicola, Assistant professor of criminology and scientific coordinator of eCrime - ICT, law & criminology Faculty of Law, University of Trento
  • Frank Hoever, Director of the State Criminal Police Office North-Rhine Westphalia
  • Mathias Schaef, Head of Directorate for Combatting Crime, Federal Police Headquarters


End of Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief, Behörden Spiegel

Congress Chair: Dieter Wehe, Inspector General of the North-Rhine- Westphalia State Police (rtd.)

*Speaker requested