Claudia Linnhoff-Popien | LMU München

Prof. Dr. Claudia Linnhoff-Popien holds the chair „Mobile and Distributed Systems“ at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. She did postdoctoral research at the Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, USA before she was appointed to a professorship at the LMU Munich in 1998. She is board member of the Institute for Informatics, member of the research committee „Münchner Kreis“ and co-founder of the ALOQA GmbH. The latter had one million registered users when it was sold to Motorola Mobility in 2010 marking one of the biggest exits in the history of start-ups of German universities. Further, she is head of the lead project „Innovationszentrum Mobiles Internet“ of the Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) funded by the state of Bavaria. She is also scientific advisor of the VIRALITY GmbH.

Ralf Schneider | Allianz

Dr. Ralf Schneider has been Group CIO of the Allianz since October 2010. Before he was an additional Board Member for IT of Allianz Managed Operations Services SE (2010 - 2016) and CIO of Allianz Deutschland AG (2006-2010). As a graduate mathematician with a doctor‘s degree in computer science he joined Allianz 1995. For over 18 years he worked in several IT executive positions at Allianz and there he was always appointed as the youngest among his peers. He was the department head of Allianz Sales Information Systems, division head of E-business and Project Controlling Germany and division head of Dresdner Bank Sales Information Systems. Additionally he holds various mandates in different Cyber Security related organizations such as Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics e.V., Deutsche Cyber Sicherheitsorganisation and the Digital Society Institute.

Michael Zaddach | Flughafen München

Michael Zaddach is Senior Vice President and CIO at Flughafen München GmbH since 2000, which was awarded as Europe‘s best airport repeatedly - most recently in 2016. His area of responsibility covers system development, system operation, and the whole IT-infrastructure of Munich airport. After completing a university degree in communications engineering he worked at Siemens, AEG and debis Systemhaus in various capacities and several management functions, for example, in system development, Product-Line-Management, and Consulting. At debis Systemhaus he led a business unit for IT consulting services. As a head of that unit he conducted several outsourcing projects of debis Systemhaus. He is also the chair of the ADV IT-Committee and the vice chair of the ACI World Airport IT Standing Committee.