07:30 hrs Opening of the exhibition / registration

08:45 hrs Welcome to the 25th European Police Congress

R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

Welcome Message (Video)

Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission

foll. Opening Speeches

  • Hans-Georg Engelke, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mag Gerhard Karner, Federal Minister of the Interior, Republic of Austria
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration

Possibilities for the future operation of our citizens in the digital space and a New Work workplace for our police officers 

  • Mario Hempel, Director Sales Development Public Sector & Business Director Nato, Bechtle and Michael Hlevnjak, Director Public Sector Germany, Citrix

The EPPO, game changer in cross-border investigations

  • Laura Codruţa Kövesi, European Chief Prosecutor

Driving the digital transformation of the police – Highlights from the experiences of Atos and Esri

  • Udo Littke, CEO, Atos Deutschland and Jürgen Schomakers, Managing Partner, Esri

11:10 hrs Coffee Break

12:00 hrs Panel Session 1

  • 1.1 Border security: an European task
  • 1.2 Cloud technologies for security authorities:
    challenges and solutions
  • 1.3 Safe equipment for the police
  • 1.4 Artificial intelligence in policing
  • 1.5 Cyber security: prevention and repression
  • 1.6 Modern control centres: standards and cooperation
  • 1.7 Communication: mobile and secure
  • 1.8 Innovative technologies and operational tools to fight crime
  • 1.9 Violence without end!?
  • 1.10 Women in the police
  • 1.11 Drones
  • 1.12 Somewhat operational: digital police work

13:30 hrs Lunch

15:00 hrs Change through technical innovations: benefits, risks, limits

Chair: Thomas Striethörster, President a. D., Bundespolizeidirektion Berlin, Lawyer

  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at UNICRI, United Nations
  • Guido Brockmann, Head of Product Management eu-LISA
  • Jürgen Ebner, Deputy Executive Director of Europol, Governance Directorate
  • Yves Rolland, Programme Adviser for police matters, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe

15:45 hrs Coffee Break

16:15 hrs Panel Session 2

  • 2.1 Cybercrime: trends and threats
  • 2.2 Organised crime: current phenomena and challenge
  • 2.3 Use of artificial intelligence by security authorities
  • 2.4 Police equipment: robust and safe
  • 2.5 Police data: evaluation and visualisation
  • 2.6 The digital police
  • 2.8 Digital sovereignty
  • 2.9 Drug policy in Europe

17:45 hrs Coffee Break

18:10 hrs Successful digital strategies - challenges and solutions

Marc Schlingheider, IBM Technology

18:30 hrs Division of society - a challenge for security

Chair: Dr Eva-Charlotte Proll, Member of the Management Board, Behörden Spiegel

  • Katrin Göring-Eckardt, MP, Vice President, Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group, German Bundestag
  • Dr. Nikolai Horn, Digitization Expert at the think tank iRights Lab, Philosopher, Honorary Leader of the working group ethics of the D-21 initiative
  • Ahmad Mansour, Psychologist and Author
  • Dr Barbara Slowik, Berlin Police President

19:15 hrs Networking
07:30 hrs Opening of the exhibition / registration

09:15 hrs EU Law Enforcement training in the digital age

Mailis Pukonen, Head of Operations, European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

09:45 hrs

Georg Scharpenack, CEO, Ulbrichts

10:05 hrs No security without cyber security

Arne Schönbohm, President, Federal Office for Information Security, Federal Republic of Germany

10:35 hrs

Secure Mobile Communication

Dr. Christoph Erdmann, CEO, Secusmart

10:55 hrs Coffee Break

11:30 hrs Panel Session 3

  • 3.1 Money Laundering, Finance, Organised Economic Crime, Identities and Identity Fraud
  • 3.2 OSINT: possibilities and opportunities
  • 3.3 Digital traces: use and evaluation
  • 3.4 Germany‘s cyber security architecture, federal-state cooperation
  • 3.5 Police of the future
  • 3.6 AI: Areas of applications and challenges
  • 3.7 Face recognition at its best: Leveraging science and policing for innovative human-machine solutions
  • 3.8 Focus on the future!?
  • 3.9 Safety on Europe‘s roads

13:00 hrs Lunch

14:30 hrs Full steam ahead: insights from the engine room of digitization

Martin Grüning, Chief Technology Officer Government, Dell Technologies

14:50 hrs

Award Ceremony of the „Zukunftspreis Polizeiarbeit 2022“

15:15 hrs Discussion of the Ministers and Senators of the Interior

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

  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
  • Iris Spranger, Senator for the Interior, Digitization and Sports Berlin
  • Michael Stübgen, Minister of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs of the State of Brandenburg

16:15 hrs End of Congress

Wednesday, 11th May 2022 Panel Session 1, 12:00 – 13:00

1.1 Border security: an European task

Chair: Dr Raphael Bossong, Research Division: EU/Europe, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

  • Günther Mull, CEO, Dermalog Identification Systems
  • Calum Steele, General Secretary Scottish Police Federation, President, EuroCOP
  • Rainer Witzgall, Country Manager, Veridium

1.2 Cloud technologies for security authorities: challenges and solutions

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

Impulse: Dr. Kai Martius, CTO, secunet Security Networks AG

  • Tristan Engel, Bundeskriminalamt
  • Dr Markus Hellenthal, Senior Vice President, Materna Information & Communications SE
  • Gunnar Menzel, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Global Public Sector Capgemini
  • Helmut Picko, State Office for Central Police Services North Rhine-Westphalia

1.3 Safe equipment for the police

Chair: Andreas Backhoff, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces, German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

Impulse: Alexander Heil, VP International Sales, STOOF International GmbH

  • Edwin Busch, Busch PROtective Germany
  • Peter Pretscher, Product Manager Aviation Equipment, ESG
  • Gerhard Schaub, President, PBV KomPol Zurich

1.4 Artificial intelligence in policing

Chair: Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation/Commissioner of Police (ret)

  • Manuel Brunner, Partner & Key Account Manager, IntraFind Software AG
  • Joanna Goodey, Head of Unit Justice, Digital and Migration Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Katja Grampp, Dataport
  • Björn Matthias Jotzo, Spokesperson on internal affairs, FDP-parliamentary group, Berlin’s Parliament
  • Sabrina Wagner, Sales Manager, Videmo Intelligente Videoanalyse GmbH

1.5 Cyber security: prevention and repression

Chair: Andreas Könen, Directorate-General CI – Cyber and Information Security, Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community Germany

  • Miguel A. Amutio, Head of Unit for Cybersecurity Planning and Coordination, General Secretariat for Digital Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Spain
  • Ramon Mörl, CEO, itWatch
  • Clemens Möslinger, Austrian Federal Chancellery

1.6 Modern control centres: standards and cooperation

Chair: Stefan Wächter, Lower Saxony Central Police Directorate

Impulse: Klaas Hagemann, Sopra Steria

  • Dr Stephan Gottwald, IABG Berlin
  • Verena Paix, Lower Saxony Central Police Directorate
  • General Reinhard Schnakl, Head of II/A (Organization, Use and Service), Federal Ministry of the Interior Austria
  • Albert Schöppl, Senior Executive Consultant, LogObject AG

1.7 Communication: mobile and secure

Chair: Dr Barbara Held, Behörden Spiegel

  • Christopher Bick, CEO, stashcat
  • Dr. Ralph-Peter Rembor, VP Sales, Virtual Solution
  • Georg Ringmayr, Chief Information Officer of the Bavarian Police Force
  • Tobias Stepan, CEO, Teamwir
  • Dr Günther Welsch, Head of Division KM Information Assurance Technology and IT Management, Federal Office for Information Security

1.8 Innovative technologies and operational tools to fight crime

Chair: Ingmar Weitemeier, Director State Office of Criminal Investigation (rtd.)

  • Andreas Lange, Principal Platform Architect, VMware
  • Iván L. Martínez, Project Manager at the European Projects Division, Valencia Local Police
  • Christian Schäfers, Senior Market Development Strategist, FARO Europe GmbH
  • Aleksandar Smiljanic, Director of Sales-Central Eastern Europe, Voyager Labs

1.9 Violence without end!? The Problem of Violence against Police five Years after the Reform of Sections 113, 114 and 115 StGB

(Panel in cooperation with Gewerkschaft der Polizei)

Chair: Dietmar Schilff, Deputy Chairman, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

  • Axel Brockmann, President of the Lower Saxony State Police Headquarters
  • Jürgen Röhr, PHM a.D., Emergency Chaplain, Bearer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and initiator of the „Firearms Experience“ project
  • Prof. Anja Schiemann, Chair in criminal law and criminal procedural law at the University of Cologne, Head of Research Project GeVoRe (Violence against Law Enforcement Officers and Rescue Forces)
  • Sven Steffes-Holländer, Chief Physician, Heiligenfeld Clinic Berlin

1.10 Women in the police

Chair: Dr. Eva-Charlotte Proll, Member of the Management Board, Behörden Spiegel

  • Andrea Marquardt*, Head of unit 2, Police Academy of Lower Saxony
  • Sabine Schumann, Deputy Chairwoman, Deutsche Polizeigewerk-schaft (DPolG)
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Wagner, President, University of Applied Sciences of the Brandenburg Police
  • Britta Zur, President Police Gelsenkirchen

1.11 Drones in action

Chair: Bennet Klawon, Behörden Spiegel

  • Josua Benner, CEO, Arrowtec

1.12 Somewhat operational: digital police work

Chair: Maximilian Both, Business journalist, BILD

  • Dr. Tobias Knobloch, Partner and Managing Director, Civitalis GmbH
  • Bodo Koch, Head of Innovation Hub 110, Police Hesse
  • Christoph Markson, Lead, Security and Defense, Europe, Palantir
  • Dirk Peglow, Chairman, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK)

Wednesday, 11th May 2022 Panel Session 2, 16:15 – 17:45

2.1 Cybercrime: trends and threats (Panel in cooperation with G4C German Competence Centre against Cybercrime)

Chair: Peter-Michael Kessow, CEO, G4C German Competence Centre against Cybercrime

  • Angela Komp, Attorney General, ZAC NRW, Cologne public prosecutor‘s office
  • Andreas Mucke, Founder & CEO, MR.KNOW – Inspire Technologies GmbH
  • Edvardas Šileris , Head of European Cybercrime Centre EC3, EUROPOL

2.2 Organised crime: current phenomena and challenge

Chair: Peter Hehne, Thuringia State Bureau of Investigation

  • Thomas Jungbluth, former Head of unit 1, State Office of Criminal Investigation North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dominik Kampmann, Head of Defense, Intelligence & Law Enforcement, Europe & Africa, Moody´s Analytics
  • Mag. Karl Ornetsmüller, Head of the Office for Combating Organised Crime, Federal Criminal Police Office Austria

2.3 Use of artificial intelligence by security authorities

Chair: Robert Kahr, State Office of Criminal Investigation North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Dr Vyacheslav Bortnikov, Division 32 Federal Criminal Police Office, Federal Public Prosecutor Genera, The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Georg Rau, Account Advisor National Security, SAS
  • Klaas Schmidt, Sinc GmbH
  • Robert Schwerdtner, Team Lead Innovationmanagement, rola Security Solutions
  • Dr. Martin Thüne, Thuringian University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration

2.4 Police equipment: robust and safe

Chair: Oliver Hoffmann, President, IPA Germany

  • David Müller, Key Account Manager Public DACH, Panasonic Connect Europe
  • Josef Oster, MP, Member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Community, CDU/CSU-parliamentary group of the German Bundestag
  • Rainer Wendt, Chairman, Deutsche Polizeigewerkschaft (DPolG)

2.5 Police data: evaluation and visualisation

Chair: Holger Berens, Head of the Compliance and Corporate Security, University of Applied Sciences

  • Nadine Brehm, Director Enterprise Sales, Alteryx
  • Dr Benjamin Karer, Senior Consultant, CGI Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG
  • Dirk Kunze, State Office of Criminal Investigation North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Andreas Röhrig, President, State Office of Criminal Investigations Hesse
  • Alexander Wolf, Senior Berater, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH

2.6 The digital police

Chair: Maik Hofmann, Chief Operating Officer, Cyber Akademie

  • Manuel Höferlin, MP, Spokesperson on internal affairs, Free Democratic Party parliamentary group, German Bundestag
  • Bernhard Strobl, Thematic Coordinator, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Lars Tams, Director Marketing, Opitz Consulting Deutschland
  • N.N., DVZ

2.8 Digital sovereignty for security authorities

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

Impulse: Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat, Partner, PwC Strategy&

  • Holger Gadorosi, Overall co-ordinator of the „Polizei 2020“ programme, Federal Ministry of the Interior/Federal Criminal Police Office
  • Wilfried Karl, President, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS)
  • Stefan Köhler, SAP Deutschland SE & Co.KG
  • Thomas Roosen, Director, State Office for Central Police Services North Rhine-Westphalia

2.9 Drug policy in Europe - Law enforcement - Decriminalisation - Prevention

Chair: Hermann-Josef Borjans, Leader of victims help by the Dr AXE-Stiftung Bonn and CISM Trainer

  • Prof. Dr. Marion Eich-Born, State Secretary Ministry of Health Thuringia (rtd.) and Chairperson of the association Super e.V.
  • André Elissen, Police Officer Netherlands and Local politicians
  • Diego Marti, Project Manager of the Swiss School Train for Violence and Behaviour Prevention
  • Lukas Schiffer, Head of Sales Law Enforcement – TactiScan, Spectral Engines GmbH

Thursday, 12th May 2022 Panel Session 3, 11:30 – 13:00

3.1 Money Laundering, Finance, Organised Economic Crime, Identities and Identity Fraud

Chair: Wolfgang Volland, former police officer

  • Scott Johnston, Public Sector Outreach Manager – EMEA, Chainalysis
  • Jonas Jungmann, Executive Illicit Trade Prevention (ITP), Philip Morris Germany
  • Jörg Lehnert, Group leader money laundering, Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Berlin
  • Marco Schepers, adp Gauselmann GmbH
  • Endija Springe, Policy Expert (AML/ CFT), European Banking Authority

3.2 OSINT: possibilities and opportunities

Chair: Dr Alana Gramm, State Office of Criminal Investigation, Police Berlin

  • Steffen Iwan, Maltego
  • Jorge Liening-Ewert, Intel Officer, Police Lower Saxony
  • Alice Raven, OSINT Lead, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)
  • Ariel Talbi, CRO and Managing Director APAC & EMEA, Cobwebs Technologies

3.3 Digital traces: use and evaluation

Chair: Andreas Stenger, President, State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg

  • Jörg Majerhofer, Area Sales Manager Germany, MSAB HQ
  • Conrad Meyer, Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS)
  • Sebastian Pieper, Sales Director, Cellebrite
  • Jens Reumschüssel, Director of Sales DACH, Exterro
  • Serdar Günal Rütsche, Head of Cybercrime, Cantonal Police Zurich

3.4 Germany‘s cyber security architecture, federal-state cooperation

Chair: Katharina Sook Hee Koch, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

  • Mathias Bölle, Head of unit Cybercrime, State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg
  • Michael George, Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution
  • Dr. Dirk Häger, Head of Division OC Operational Cyber Security, Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
  • Vera Lindenthal-Gold, Head of CyberCompetenceCenter Hesse
  • Matthias Mielimonka, Chief-Coordinator of the National Cyber Response Centre

3.5 Police of the future

Chair: Mathias Schaef, Head of Directorate for Combatting Crime, Federal Police Headquarters

Impulse: Dr Philipp Mette, Director, PwC Strategy&

  • Hans Groff, CEO, futureLAB AG
  • Dr Stephan Küppers, Senior Speech Recognition Consultant, egs Computer Vertrieb GmbH
  • Nada Milisavljevic, Team Leader, B.4 Innovation &Security Research, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Comission
  • Anja Schaarschmidt, University of Applied Police Sciences Saxony

3.6 AI: Areas of applications and challenges

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

  • Thomas Köster, SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH
  • Arnold Krille, Head of Product Development cognitix, genua
  • Dr. Alexander Lorani, Director of Big Data (acting), Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany
  • Dr Rosamunde Van Brakel, Research Professor, Predictive Policing, AI, Profiling and Surveillance, Free University of Brussels
  • Martijn van de Ridder, Public Sector Lead Insights & Data, Capgemini Netherland

3.7 Face recognition at its best: Leveraging science and policing for innovative human-machine solutions

Chair: Prof. Dr. Meike Ramon, Head of Applied Face Cognition Lab, University of Lausanne

  • Prof. Dr Olivier Delemont, Professor, Ecole des sciences criminelles, University of Lausanne (CH)
  • Matt Groh, PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab (USA)
  • Dr. Maëlig Jacquet, Postdoc, Université de Lausanne, Ecole des Sciences Criminelles (CH)
  • Maren Mayer, PhD Candidate, University of Mannheim
  • Jeffrey Nador, Postdoc, Applied Face Cognition Lab
  • Simon Rjosk, M.Sc., Innovation & Science Manager of the State Office of Criminal Investigation
  • René Rolvien, Student at Berlin School of Economics and Law, Bachelor‘s Degree Program Higher Police Service
  • Michael Vomland, Head of a CID, Koblenz Police Headquarters
  • Melina Vona, M.Sc., Forensic Scientist, Department of Forensic Science & Crime Intelligence, Neuchatel Police; Ecole des sciences criminelles, University of Lausanne

3.8 Focus on the future!? Qualitative requirements for education and training police

Chair Jörg Radek, Deputy Federal Chairman, Gewerkschaft der Polizei & Jennifer Otto, Chairwoman of the Federal Youth, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

  • Christine Gerlach, Head of the Conflict Management Advice Centre of the Berlin Police Department
  • Carsten Rose, Director, Police Academy of Lower Saxony
  • Christian Ehringfeld, Deputy Federal Youth Chairman of the YOUNG GROUP (GdP) of the youth organisation of the police trade union
  • Anna Stahl, Chairwoman of the Youth and Trainee Level Representation (JASV), University of Applied Sciences of the Brandenburg Police

3.9 Safety on Europe‘s roads

Chair: Dr Hans-Walter Borries, Board of Directors Strategy & Science, Deutscher Expertenrat Besuchersicherheit e.V

  • Mathias Fahning, Business Development Manager, Hexagon
  • Volker Orben, Präsident, ROADPOL
  • Gerhard Schaub, Development Manager, Ekin Swiss AG

Wednesday, 11th May 2022

15:00 – 18:30 hrs Broadband for Public Safety – European reports

15:00 hrs Opening, Dr Barbara Held, Behörden Spiegel

15:05 hrs Broadband for public safety: The status of the RRF programme in France, Guillaume Lambert, Head of the programme Réseau Radio du Futur (RRF), France

15:35 Hrs Keynote, Jo Dewaele, Marketing Stratege, ASTRID-Communication for security, Belgium

16:05 Hrs Keynote, Michael Heuken, Head of Business Unit Broadcast & Government, ND SatCom GmbH

16:25 Hrs Envisioning the Future of Emergency Communications: The New Broadband SIRDEE Service, Dr. Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General, Security Technology Centre (CETSE), Ministry of Interior, Spain

16:55 Hrs Pause

17:20 Hrs Keynote, Jarmo Vinkvist, Virve service COO, Suomen Erillisverkot Oy, Finland

17:50 Hrs Keynote, Marc Leoutre, Police Cooperation Unit, DG HOME, European Commission

18:20 hrs Dr. Barbara Held, Behörden Spiegel

*Speaker requested