Jens-Matthias Bohli is a Professor at Hochschule Mannheim. He received his Diploma and PhD degree in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in 2003 and 2007, respectively. In 2007, he joined the security research team at NEC Laboratories Europe as a Senior Researcher and worked on security for the IoT. In the academic year 2009/2010, he worked at the University of Sussex as a Lecturer, building a teaching portfolio in security. In March 2016, he joined Hochschule Mannheim. Jens-Matthias’ current research interest and experience lie in efficient cryptographic protocols for a wide range of applications, such as authentication, blockchains, voting machines, and embedded systems.
Haithem Derouiche holds a degree in computer science from the Technical University of Braunschweig and an MBA from the University of Nuremberg. He is managing director of SAMA PARTNERS a consulting company for 9 years and leading consulting projects in the international DAX companies in the areas of strategy, security, digital transformation and enterprise architecture. In addition, he conducts trainings and seminars on various topics such as it-strategy, business transformation and blockchain. He is the co-founder of the German subsidiary of the ISSA: the international System Security Association.