UP19@it-sa - CyberEconomy Match-Up for start-ups, doers and decision makers
Christian Baudis is a digital entrepreneur, futurist and former Google Germany boss. He has successfully launched several European start-ups and worked for more than 20 years in leading CEO roles in the European Media & Internet industry.
He advises international investors and companies on their digital strategy and was honoured with well-known awards from the digital industry.
In 2014, he founded the company My Digital amongst others with the Business Unit Start-Ups (Start-Ups & Investments) Start-ups and IT security are two areas that Baudis particularly cares about and we are looking forward to his keynote:
„Household robots, black hat hackers, agricultural drones and why we need more fresh start-up ideas! "
Lisa Ruhfus, born in Dortmund, is a moderator, freelance journalist and author.In 2013, she completed the Frank Elstner Masterclass of the Axel Springer Academy. Among the formats developed there for zuio.tv one format to mention is "Die Klugscheisserin", reaching 43,000 viewers (largest knowledge channel of a woman in Germany on YouTube) as well as the common channel with Doctor Allwissend "Zirp and Zirp". She is currently working on TV and WebTV projects for ZDF and radio.
"After the successful kick-off last year, I am looking forward to the next round of the UP@it-sa Award. The initiative showcases the spirit of entrepreneurship that is developing around IT security and privacy in the D-A-CH region. It is impressive to see how much verve and commitment are involved and how passionate all contestants are about their cause. The selection of the best ones is becoming increasingly difficult."
"In my role as head of marketing at Fraunhofer SIT I support teams to market their developments. Being involved in Fraunhofer Venture, the Digital Hub Cybersecurity and the Hesse Israeli Partnership Accelerator (HIPA), I see and work with various internal and external founder teams. Still, the tremendous market potential and the technical quality of the solutions always surprise me positively. German startups definitely do not have to shy away from international comparison – sometimes they simply lack the right framework and partnerships. But the overall trend points in the right direction.”
"The demand for commercial and scalable cybersecurity innovations is growing rapidly. This is a great opportunity for locally based startups. With the UP19@it-sa Award we as Accenture Security want to help the best security start-ups in the D-A-CH region gain greater visibility and market success."
"Last year’s UP18@it-sa Award and Match-up were incredibly exciting and inspiring. We are very excited to offer cybersecurity start-ups such an attractive platform again this year. I found the creativity and innovation of the young companies particularly impressive, and I am all the more curious to see which ideas will be presented to us as a jury."
"We can only recommend for any cybersecurity startup to enter the UP19@it-sa Award: It’s a competition that has an international halo and increases the visibility of excellent and innovative solutions and their recognition by the industry. It was a great honor and an acknowledgement for our customers and for us to be voted the best Cybersecurity Startup 2018. We are therefore very happy to give back to the community what they did for us and are looking forward to being part of the jury."