Speakers

Dr. jur. Klaus Bockslaff LL.M.

Klaus Bockslaff is managing director of Verismo GmbH and a member of the management and board of directors of Götsch AG. He works as a management consultant and management coach. His focus is on the establishment of integrated Management Systems in the fields of holistic Risk, Continuity, Emergency, Security and Crisis Management. He can draw on many years of experience in leading positions in the insurance industry as well as his work as senior manager at one of the top 5 auditing companies. With the consulting company Verismo, which he founded in 2002, he has published numerous projects and numerous articles on the above-mentioned topics.

Harmen Forbeen, Dipl. Physiker

Harmen Forbeen is a senior consultant in the area of Information Security at Verismo GmbH. He has more than 25 years of international experience in IT GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) and BCM in regulated industries. Harmen Forbeen has helped numerous business and IT functions to identify and sustainably manage Information, Businesss Continuity and Quality Risks and to comply with legal, regulatory and internal business requirements. His areas of expertise include Information Security Management, Security Program Management, Risk Assessments, BCM, business impact analysis, BC strategies and planning, emergency preparedness, Crisis Management, Quality Risk Management.

Friedrich Christian Haas, MA

Friedrich Christian Haas works as a consultant, coach and trainer in organizational development and Risk and Crisis Management. The focus of his work is on the topics of security, change and agile leadership of organizations in a globalization environment characterized by increasing complexity, dynamics and conflicts. As an officer and political advisor to commanders in EU and NATO missions abroad, he was intensively involved in the management of political and security risks and the related organizational and personnel development. Since then he has applied this experience in advising educational institutions, foundations, politics, diplomacy, companies and NGOs. Friedrich Haas is managing partner of AKE | SKABE GmbH and partner of A. Kain&Partners LLP.

Dr. rer. pol. Jürgen W.O. Harrer

Jürgen Harrer is Research Director for Security & Management at the EBS University of Economics and Law (Wiesbaden; Oestrich-Winkel). His focus is practical research in the area of Operational Excellence with emphasis on Integrative Security Management and Security Performance Measurement. He also works as a business security consultant and performance consultant and is a partner of KRAISS WILKE & KOLLEGEN SICHERHEITSBERATER GmbH. Dr. Harrer has many years of professional experience, including as a manager in the public sector and in a DAX company, and regularly publishes findings from business security research.

Volker Hofmann

As a management consultant at Verismo GmbH, Volker Hoffmann is responsible for Business Continuity Management. Volker Hofmann has been working for over 20 years in the areas of BCM and ITSCM as a consultant and project manager. He acquired his practically oriented knowledge as a responsible employee in the Managed Services division of one of the large US IT companies, and since 2003 as an independent consultant for BCM and ITSCM concepts.

Volker Kraiss

Volker Kraiss is managing partner of KRAISS WILKE & KOLLEGEN Sicherheitsberater GmbH and works as a security consultant, speaker and author on topics of strategic Security Management as well as moderator of the forum “Access Control and Authorization Management” of the trade journal PROTECTOR. His focus is on strategic security and technology consulting. He is a board member of the Federal Association of Independent German Security Consultants and Engineers (BsSI) and is a member of the Federal Commission “Unternhemenssicherheit” in the BVMW (Bundesverband mittelständisch Wirtschaft).

Peter Markovitz

Peter Markovitz is a senior consultant at Verismo GmbH and is responsible for the product management of the Crisis Management Tool DEMiOS. Peter Markovitz was previously plant manager at Rheinmetall Defence, where he was responsible for a site manufacturing pyrotechnic camouflage and decoys. In this security-oriented environment, his responsibilities included local Emergency and Crisis Management. Other focal points of activity were the areas of continuity and quality management and the control of production at the site.

Patrick Senn

Patrick Senn is a Crisis Communications consultant and media coach. He advises organisations and managers on communication in cases of incidents and crises. On the one hand, in the education and training of crisis teams long before an incident occurs, but also in concrete operations when a “second opinion” or support of any kind is required. Patrick Senn himself has worked for many years as a journalist in leading positions, for example as deputy head of moderation at Swiss Radio or as editor-in-chief of Tele Ostschweiz. He has a law degree and is co-author of the “Praxishandbuch Krisenmanagement”.

Martin Wyler, EMBA

Martin Wyler works as a consultant, coach and trainer in organisational development and Crisis Management. The focus of his work is on the topics of reliability, security, resilience and the associated leadership competencies and cultural characteristics in the organization. Until 2014 he was a flight captain with Swiss International Airlines and before that with Swissair / SAir Group in both operational management functions and management development. During this time, he headed the crisis organization of Swissair, among others. Martin Wyler is Managing Partner of Wyler Consultraining GmbH.