2017 Forum programme

Ammar Alkassar
 Ammar Alkassar

CEO
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH
Germany

Biography

Ammar Alkassar is CEO of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, Germany’s major supplier for Cybersecurity. Prior, he was CEO of Sirrix AG - security technologies, a high-tech startup specializing in Cybersecurity solutions.

Alkassar holds a M.Sc. from Saarland University and a B.Sc. in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Before joining Sirrix AG, Alkassar was a senior researcher at the German Competence Center for Artificial Intelligence and has been guest researcher at Stevens Tech, NJ and HUT, Helsinki. He is also board member of Germany’s National Information Security Organization TeleTrusT and member of several high-level governmental commissions on cybersecurity.

Alkassar authored numerous publications on various topics regarding strategic security and cybersecurity and is regularly invited to speak at high ranking conferences. He received numerous awards for his work regarding the advancement of Cybersecurity and his contribution to technological innovation in Germany.