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


Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community, Federal Republic of Germany


Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council, Republic Austria


Viorica Dancila*, Prime Minister, Romania


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


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, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • 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
  • Dr. Álvaro Ortigosa, Head of the Institute for Forensic and Security Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Panel 1C - Organised crime: economy & finances

Chair: Sebastian Fiedler, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter

  • Fabian Mazza, Global Head of Government and Public Sector, Bureau van Dijk - A Moody‘s Analystics Company
  • Frederic Pierson, Head of the criminal assets bureau (ECAB), European Police Office (Europol)
  • Raluca Alexanda Pruna, Head of Unit Financial crime, 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, Federal Criminal Police (BKA)

  • Michael Kranawetter, National Security Officer, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Ramon Mörl, Managing director, itWatch GmbH
  • Roland Schmidt, Schönhofer Sales and Engineering 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, Federal Police District Office 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
  • Stefan Jordan, Head of department 1 of the police 2020 programme, Bundeskriminalamt
Panel 1G - 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




Border Security in Europe

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

  • Prefect Massimo Bontempi*, Director, Central Directorate for Immigration and Border Police, Italian Republic
  • Fernand Gontier*, Director DC PAF, French Republic
  • Adrian Popescu*, General Inspector of the Border Police, Romania
  • Tomasz Praga*, Straz Graniczna, Republic of Poland
  • Dr. Dieter Romann, President, Federal Police Headquarters, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 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

  • Martin Meints, IT-Security officer, Dataport
  • Patrick Pickel, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
  • 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
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, Deputy national chairman, State ChairmanLower Saxony, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Sven Steffes-Holländer, Chefarzt, Heiligenfeld Klinik Berlin
  • Benjamin Strasser, MP, FDP-parliamentary group, German Bundestag
  • Niklas Wiese, 3M
  • Lothar Schuster, Strategic Account Manager International, Ulbrichts GmbH
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)

  • Dee Collins*, Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police
  • Oliver Harzheim, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Vodafone GmbH
  • Andreas Noack, CEO, stashcat GmbH
  • Michael Herman Wolf, Sales manager DACH, Airbus Defence and Space, Secure Land Communications
  • Bernhard Klinger, Vice President Business Development, Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH
Panel 2D - Future police officer

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

  • 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
  • Stefan Böhm, Director Public Administration, Bundesdruckerei GmbH
  • Holger Farnung, Deputy Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union
Panel 2E - Electromobility - experiences from the field of police use

Chair: Claudia Puglisi, Head of Department, Central Police Directorate Lower Saxony

  • Alexander Mothes, Volkswagen AG
  • Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Mathias Schröder, Lower Saxony Ministry for Internal Affairs and Sport
  • Oliver Suckow, Projektleiter lautlos&einsatzbereit, Police department Braunschweig
Panel 2F - Analysis and evaluation of mass data

Chair: Richard Benda, President, Vereinigung Kriminaldienst Republic Austria

  • 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, Big Data, Analytics & Data Science, Politie Netherlands
Panel 2G - Intelligent video analysis as a tool for the police

Chair: Thomas Striethörster, President, Federal Police Division

  • Andreas Beerbaum, CIO, SeeTec GmbH
  • Dr. Jörg Helbig, Director Product Management, Cognitec Systems GmbH
  • Nuno Matos, Inspector-Chefe, Polícia Judiciária
  • Michael O’Connell, VP and Executive Advisor Government and Public Safety, NEC Europe Ltd
  • Thomas Radszuweit, State Office of Criminal Investigation in Hamburg
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, homicide division 2, Police Headquarters Munich
  • Dr. Lennart May, Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Michael Marufke, Member of the des IT-Expert Committee, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter


Coffee Break


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
  • Martin Henriksen*, Chairman of the Foreigners‘ Committee, Danish Parliament
  • General (rtd.) Karl Mahrer, MP, Republic Austria
  • 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


Holger Münch, President, Bundeskriminalamt


Thomas Haldenwang, President, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution


VPAM 3 has been yesterday, VPAM 6 protection for the whole police family

Georg Scharpenack, Managing Director, Ulbrichts Witwe 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, Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia


Messenger as equipment – Lower Saxony and Hesse point the way

Andreas Noack, 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
  • Hans-Joachim Grote, Minister of the Interior, Rural Areas and Integration, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior and for Integration
  • Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior
  • Herbert Reul, Minister of Home Affairs, North Rhine-Westphalia


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
  • Marc Roth, lawyer, Head of product strategy, head of special tasks, Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • Katrin Walter*, Head of Devision B6 Technology and logistics; command, control and operational equipment and supplies, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
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, Chief of police Mannheim
  • Michael Mertens, Deputy national chairman, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Frank Salder, Key Account Manager, Dallmeier Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
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
  • Sarah Erben, Niederlassungsleiterin Berlin, Valora Consulting GmbH
  • Mathias Schaef, Head of department 3, Federal Police Central Office
  • Timothy Zammit*, Inspector of Police, Cyber Crime Unit, Malta Police Force
Panel 3D - Digital criminalistics

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

  • Gerhard Gunst, Global Key Account Director Immigration & Border Control, Area Sales Manager DACH, MSAB
  • Helena Trolläng*, Director, Swedish National Forensic Centre
  • N.N., Cellebrite
  • N.N., t3K-Forensic
Panel 3E - Artificial intelligence: an instrument for the police?

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

  • Dirk Lageveen, Director Lawful Interception, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS)
  • Rainer Landgraf, Senior Project Manager, datafusion Systems GmbH
  • Emanuele Marcozzi, Pre-Sales Engineer, AREA S.p.A
  • Colonel Patrick Perrot*, Gendarmerie Nationale, France
  • 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

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

Chair: Dagmar Busch, Head of Department Federal Police Issues, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

  • Phillip Bovensiepen, State Office for Education, Training and Personnel Affairs North Rhine-Westphalia
  • André Hesse, Head of Department for International and European Police Cooperation, Federal Police Headquarters
  • Susanne Mittag, MP, SPD Parliamentary Group, German Bundestag
  • Robert Nerud, Head of institute division for police foreign assignments, University of Police Baden- Württemberg
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
  • Peter Henzler, Vice-President, Bundeskriminalamt
  • Frank Hoever, Director, State Office of Criminal Investigations, orth-Rhine Westphalia


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