|Colonel (ret.) Franz Berger|
International relations, Berlin relations, export control policy
He served the German Air Force and held different positions including leadership activities in the field of signal intelligence. He was responsible for the contacts of the German Armed Forces to Non-Nato countries and is well connected in Berlin focusing diplomatic and political activities in the field of security.
|Manfred Heer, Global Industry Consulting|
International business administration, risk management, marketing strategies, audits,contracts, coaching
He holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bergische University of Wuppertal, and received a bachelor in economics from the Business Institute Weil am Rhein, Germany. His career is characterized by responsible management positions in different international oriented companies. From 1987 until 2010 he worked in key positions for Siemens reporting to the executive management. Focus had been leadership and management positions in Latin America, Africa, GUS, the global market and international projects. Today he is active as independent consultant in his own company GIC, Global Industry Consulting, founded in 2010.
|Karl-Heinz John, Cluster Mechatronik & Automation|
Business and project management, software development, automation, quality management, start-up
Karl-Heinz John studied computer science at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen. Having obtained his diploma degree, he became co-founder of a new software company, infoteam GmbH, in Bubenreuth near Erlangen in 1983. He started as a developer and, in 1989, took over responsibility as managing director. In 2010, infoteam GmbH changed to a stock company; his new role was CEO of the infoteam Software AG until his retirement in 2016. infoteam has branches in Dortmund/Germany, Switzerland and China. Karl-Heinz John was co-founder of several important organizations such as plcopen, the largest software organization worldwide, and "Automation Valley" in the metropolitan region Erlangen. For many years, he was responsible as vice-president of ASQF, the largest software quality organization in Germany. He is president of the Bavarian cluster Mechatronik & Automation and advisor of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Mittelfranken.
|Dr. Dirk Kolb, Traversals GmbH|
Signal processing, pattern recognition, IT architectures, software development, project management
He studied at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen electronics and communication engineering from 2002 to 2007. He completed his PhD in 2012 in computer science and worked for MEDAV GmbH and Saab Medav Technologies GmbH as a system developer, project manager for international projects and head of a research and development department focused on information fusion products. Dirk Kolb founded Traversals GmbH in January 2019. Traversals is an analytics and intelligence company located in Erlangen. It offers software products and services related to it for companies and governments. Traversals plays a critical role in making data understandable by people not being data scientists.
|Dr. Hans-Joachim Kolb, IIC |
Start-Up, business plan, financing, governmental funding, research relations, product management, project management
He studied at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen and completed his doctorate in 1981 in digital signal processing. He started his first own business MEDAV Digitale Signalverarbeitung GmbH with the age of 28 years. Additional start-ups followed. Today he contributes with more than 33 years of experience in business development and acting as sole stakeholder and managing director from start-up scenarios to successful exits in the measurement and security market.
|Prof. Dr. Elmar Noeth, FAU Erlangen|
Speech technology, pattern recognition, computer science
He is professor for Applied Computer Science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and member of the editorial board of Speech Communication and EURASIP JASMP. He is teaming with researchers in the international speech community and participated in the foundation of spin-off companies. His current subjects of interest are speaker characterization, prosody, analysis of pathologic speech, computer aided language learning and emotion analysis.
|Prof. Klaus Ehrenfried Schmidt, Protosecure GmbH |
Police work, criminology, international connections, security consulting
He worked in diverse responsible positions: Senior CID Commander Bavarian State Police (OC, AML, CT), 1975 - 1994; Director R and D at Europol, NL, 1995 - 2000; Chairman of EU Artificial Intelligence Research Projects; Commander of the WEU Balkan Mission 2001; Head of EU Missions in Albania 2002 - 12/2007. Further qualifications are: Professor for International Strategic Management 2005; Chartered Management Institute, London, 2005; Consultant for "Intelligence", European Parliament, 2011; Speaker on Intelligence at International Security Conferences.
|Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Arndt Sinn, Uni Osnabrück, ZEIS |
Deutsches und Europäisches Straf- und Strafprozessrecht, Internationales Strafrecht sowie Strafrechtsvergleichung, Organisierte Kriminalität
Er studierte bis 1996 Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Leipzig. Im Anschluss an die Promotion im Jahre 2000 bei Walter Gropp in Gießen war er dort als Wissenschaftlicher Assistent tätig. 2006 erfolgte seine Habilitation. Im gleichen Jahr erhielt er einen Ruf an die Universität Osnabrück, an der er seit 2008 einen Lehrstuhl für Deutsches und Europäisches Straf- und Strafprozessrecht, Internationales Strafrecht sowie Strafrechtsvergleichung innehat. Arndt Sinn war Gastprofessor an Universitäten in Japan (Chuo-Universität, Tokio) und der VR China (Universität Nanjing). Arndt Sinn ist Mitglied im Europäischen Arbeitskreis zu rechtlichen Initiativen gegen die organisierte Kriminalität und Autor zahlreicher Veröffentlichungen zu dieser Thematik. Er ist Berater für den Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) Europols sowie für den Bericht über die Zukunft der Organisierten Kriminalität (Exploring tomorrow's organised crime). Außerdem arbeitet er in der Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TF-CIT) bei der OECD mit. Arndt Sinn ist Redaktionsmitglied in inländischen und ausländischen Fachjournalen.
Traversals ist verantwortlich für die Integration der Forschungs- und Entwicklungsergebnisse in einem Demonstrator. Neben den Fördermitteln werden eigene Finanzmittel im erheblichen Umfang eingesetzt.
|Access Multiple Data Sources with One Federated Search Call |
Federated Search integrates classical search engines, such as Google or Yandex, social media, such as Twitter, and non-classical data sources known from the open-source intelligence (OSINT) sector. The powerful search language allows text-based, semantic and geo queries against all data sources with only one call.
|Run one Query and Understand Multilingual Information |
Analysts using Federated Search benefit from the deep integration of state-of-the-art AI algorithms. An AI-based keywords optimization is carried out before each search call. The list of keywords is extended, e.g. by synonyms, to get a more penetrating search depth. Multilingual search results are post-processed using NLP so that they can be understood by analysts without having expertise in the given language.
|Rank Information in Your Context as Part of the Search |
The Federated Search applies a context-specific ranking algorithm to all collected information including their NLP-based metadata. Analysts benefit from the fact that the most important information appears at the top. Big Data becomes Smart Data which results in massive time saving for investigations and associated cost reductions for the organizations.
|AI + Human-in-the-Loop |
Federated Search plays a significant role in Traversals' Intelligence Platform. It is an integral part of manual deep-dive searches and also a core element for repetitive and automated searches used for constant updates on a certain topic.
|Intro||Donnerstag, tbd - 16:00 bis 17:30
Prof. Dr. Elmar Nöth
Semantische Analyse von gesprochenen und geschriebenen Dokumenten mit Methoden des tiefen Lernens
|Intro||Donnerstag, tbd - 16:00 bis 17:30
Produkt- und Markenpiraterie - eine Bedrohung für Industrien und Marken
|Intro||Veranstaltung am Donnerstag, tbd - 16:00 bis 17:30
Prof. Klaus Schmidt
Geldwäsche (GW) - Prävention, Aufdeckung und Bekämpfung
|Intro||Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Arndt Sinn
Gefahren für die Lieferkette durch (organisierte) Kriminalität - neue Aspekte durch ein Lieferkettengesetz?
|Intro||Oberst a.D. Franz Berger
Anomalieerkennung in Lieferketten - am Beispiel "Frachtdiebstahl"