Dennis-Kenji Kipker – The “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

03. October 2022 – Mandy Weinand

Dennis-Kenji Kipker is a legal scholar and professor of IT security law. He is also a member of the board of the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID) in Berlin as well as a Legal Advisor at the VDE (German Association of Electrical Engineers).

He researches IT law with special reference to data security as well as government surveillance activities.

As a lawyer and cybersecurity expert, he deals with issues of digital resilience as well as what social, political and economic impact digitalization has. His presentations also focus on hardware sovereignty and digitalization in major crisis situations such as cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine and with regard to the China-Taiwan conflict.

Dennis-Kenji Kipker in the Premium Speakers Interview:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Dennis-Kenji Kipker:

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches? My presentations will focus on the global challenges of our digital age – especially in an incipient decade of multiple crises. What do companies and policymakers need to prepare for, how can they anticipate developments, and what do they need to respond to? On the one hand, digitization opens up new opportunities and possibilities for us, but on the other hand, it inevitably also entails risks. Relevant problems and issues in this context relate to cybersecurity and cyberwar, data protection as a competitive advantage, the protection of digital supply chains, sustainable digitization, global digital compliance and digital sovereignty, and our dealings with social media and the Metaverse.

2. Which audiance or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Dennis-Kenji Kipker:

With my presentations, I address an audience of decision-makers and strategists, but also people who are confronted with new and networked technologies on a daily basis. Awareness, participation, reflection, foresight, global connections, critical examination and progressive education are the goals of my lectures. I work across different industries and in companies of all sizes where digital technologies are to be used profitably and for the benefit of all.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Dennis-Kenji Kipker:

For more than ten years, I have been dealing intensively, globally and interdisciplinarily with digitalization, its benefits and challenges from a wide variety of perspectives. As a professor of IT security law, I am accustomed to explaining complex technical issues in a clear, practical and understandable way and deriving thought-provoking ideas and recommendations for action for my audience in order to generate the greatest possible added value in a short time.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Dennis-Kenji Kipker:

Digitization is the future in which we are already living in the present.

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Dennis-Kenji Kipker:

“The wise man builds ahead.”, Friedrich Schiller, William Tell. For success, it is important to anticipate opportunities and risks at an early stage and to react to them appropriately. Only foresight and the unconditional will to act lead to sustainability and progress.

Dennis-Kenji Kipker

Professor for IT Security Law, Expert on Digitalization & Cybersecurity