Simmons & Simmons Digital Day 2018

Digitalization has long found its way into all sectors and fields of business reality. Some companies and authorities are key indicators for this new era and the backbone of digitalization. Within the scope of our Munich “Simmons & Simmons Digital Day 2018” these “stakeholders of digitalization” will provide you with an insight into their activities, will highlight practice-oriented topics and will discuss business models that arise from digitalization. We, Simmons & Simmons, will complement the lectures given by our speakers with an overview of and a prospect for legally relevant issues emerging in the context of digitalization.
Time Speaker Topic
09:05 - 09:15

Simmons & Simmons:
Dr. Bernulph v. Crailsheim, Country Head Germany
Dr. Stephan Ulrich, Partner, M&A / Technology Transactions

Welcome and opening remarks
09:15 - 10:00

Federal Office for Information Security, Bonn

Stefan Becker (Head of Division, Division B25 - Cyber Security for the Economy)

The Federal Office for Information Security is the national cyber security office. It develops practice-oriented standards and recommended courses of action relating to IT security, being responsible for the protection of the federal government’s IT systems against cyber attacks.  

Cyber Risks to the economy - dangers and protective measures
10:00 - 10:30

Silverfort Inc., Tel Aviv, Israel

Matan Fattal (Co-Founder & President)

Silverfort is a start-up that offers an AI-based solution that allows company’s security teams to effectively prevent unauthorized access and data breaches in real-time across on-premise, cloud and hybrid environments.

Insights from a former elite cyber unit - expert: Hacks, viruses, identity based attacks - how easy can companies be exploited?
10:30 - 11:00

Simmons & Simmons
Dr. Boris Handorn, Partner, Product Liability / Life Sciences

Digital health - product liability as it is
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:00

secunet Security Networks AG, Essen

Axel Deininger (Vorstand)

Marian Jungbauer (Senior Berater)

secunet is one of the leading German IT security providers. At secunet, more than 400 experts focus on topics such as cryptography, e-government, business security and automotive security. In 2004, secunet and the Federal Republic of Germany have entered into a security partnership.

Real IT security in the digitalization era
plus special: “live hack
12:00 - 12:30

Simmons & Simmons

Alex Brown, Partner, Global Head of TMT

GDPR - where will the real risk lie?
12:30 - 12:50

Simmons & Simmons
Jochen Kindermann, Partner, Finance

IT security requirements at banks - MA Risk & BAIT in the focus
12:50 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00

Amazon Web Services Germany GmbH
Gerald Boyne (Head of Security Assurance Germany)

Amazon Web Services is a leading international cloud computing company founded in 2006 as a subsidiary of online retailer

Outsourcing to the Cloud: Many ways - one goal

14:00 - 14:30

Deutsche Börse AG

Michael Girg (Chief Cloud Officer, Senior Vice President, Cloud & Connectivity)

Deutsche Börse is one of the largest stock exchanges worldwide. Its core business lies in developing and operating trading platforms, networks of participants and clearing and settlement systems for stock exchanges.

Collaborative Cloud Audit Approach
14:30 - 15:00

Simmons & Simmons

Christopher Götz, LL.M. (New York), Head of ICT Germany

Cloud Computing and the Relevance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 15:45

door2door, Berlin

Dr. Tom Kirschbaum (Co-Founder & Managing Director)

door2door is a multi-award-winning mobility startup enabling cities and public transport companies to run their own mobility services with door2door’s integrated mobility platform. door2door works together with ZF and Microsoft on a platform for autonomous mobility solutions.

Autonomous local traffic: Collaboration between automotive suppliers and start-ups - a field report
15:45 - 16:15

Bernstein Technologies GmbH, München
Marco Barulli (Founder)

Bernstein Technologies is one of the few companies that already makes use of the blockchain technology to provide its services: it provides companies blockchain - based solutions for securing intellectual property assets and innovation processes.

Blockchain: General principles and practical use case “securing intellectual property”

16:15 - 16:40


Luka Ivicevic (Founder)

Penta is a Fintech-startup that offers digital bank accounts for startups and small and medium enterprises in Germany. Penta raised in its first seed round EUR 2, 2 million.

Digitalization of opening Bank Accounts: How to shorten it from 3 weeks to minutes.


Closing words

Christopher Götz, LL.M. (New York), Head of ICT Germany

16:40 - 17:30 Get-together at Simmons & Simmons

Language: German, individual presentations in English

Facilitation: Christopher Götz (S&S)

Spaces are limited. This is why we would ask you to register as soon as possible.

We would be pleased to welcome you personally to the Digital Day.

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Event contact

Christopher Götz

T +49 89-20 80 77 63 32 or