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Register now: U.S.-German Standards Panel

9th -11th April 2018 in Washington, D.C.

U.S.-German Standards Panel 2018
U.S.-German Standards Panel 2018

The digital transformation of industry is continuously revealing new possibilities for international trade – on both sides of the Atlantic. But this increase in digitalization brings with it an increase in the risk to security. IT security is becoming the decisive factor in the success of the digital economy. Standards, specifications, and conformity to them are able to ensure the highest possible degree of transparency, information and coherence in this field, for business partners and customers alike.

Working on this basis, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE) are continuing their long-lasting cooperation by once again initiating a joint conference on standardization in innovative business areas. The event will centre around the U.S.-German Standards Panel. This year’s event carries the title “Securing Future Technologies ? Cybersecurity and other Challenges and Solutions for Smart Manufacturing, Mobility, and Agriculture”. It focuses on the transatlantic exchange of IT security in the sectors of smart manufacturing, smart mobility and smart agriculture. 

The aim is for business and governmental representatives of both countries to discuss the need for standards and specifications in these areas; and to launch new projects, on an international level wherever possible. Agreeing upon common standards for innovative areas at an early stage will help to bring together these two markets, thus reducing the adverse effects of differing regulatory frameworks.

You can register for the U.S.-German Standards Panel here



18:30 Uhr: Welcome Dinner

Darlington House, 1610 20th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Address: Dr. Thomas Zielke, Head of Division responsible for Technology Transfer via standardization and patents, General issues of standardization and patent policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)


FHI 360 Conference Center, Academy Hall, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D. C.

08:15Registration and Breakfast

Welcome Address

Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, ANSI

Welcome Address

Christoph Winterhalter, Chairman of the Executive Board, DIN

Welcome Address

Thomas Sentko, Standardsmanager International, DKE


Keynote Speech: Deloitte Technology Trend Study

Scott Buchholz, Chief Technology Officer for the Deloitte Federal Division of Deloitte Consulting, LLP


Short Presentations and Q&A: Approaches to Cybersecurity

Moderator: Sibylle Gabler, Head of Government Relations, DIN

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Adam Sedgewik, Senior IT Policy Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

European Regulation on Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Trade & Agriculture Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

International Legal Regulation of Cybersecurity

Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker, Scientific Managing Director, University of Bremen

Coffee Break
Breakout Sessions on Smart Mobility, Smart Manufacturing and Smart Agriculture

Breakout Session Smart Manufacturing

Moderator: Alec McMillan, IEC SEG 7 on Smart Manufacturing Co-Convenor

The role of Smart Contracts in smart production-blockchains for mass Transaction: Standardization of Interfaces for Blockchain-like sensor Networks within (I)IoT systems

Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek, Professor for technical Computer science at the Hamburg University of Applied Science (HAW)

The Reference Architectural Model RAMI 4.0 and the  Standardization Council as an element of success for Industry 4.0

Dr. Jens Gayko, Head of the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0, VDE

Cybersecurity in Smart Manufacturing

Allison Barnard Feeney, Group Leader in the Systems Engineering Group under the Systems Integration Division (SID) of the Engineering Lab (EL), NIST

Smart Manufacturing & Cyber Security: Foundational Standards Evolving with Learning Machines

Dr. Bradley D. Taylor, D.Sc., Visiting Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, School of Engineering, The Catholic University of America

Breakout Session Smart Mobility

Moderator: Steven Still, Intelligenz Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture and Standards Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), U.S. Department of Transportation

Interoperable Integration of ADS and Smart Mobility into the Transportation System

Steven Still, Intelligenz Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture and Standards Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), U.S. Department of Transportation

Cybersecurity from the Emobility-System in World Wide Standardization

Stefan Voit, Senior Manager eMobility, innogy SE

IT security aspects of E-mobility

Sven Müller, IT Project Manager, DKE

The U.S. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

Tom Lusco, Senior  Systems Engineer at Iteris, Inc.

Cybersecurity and privacy in connected vehicle environments

Naomi Lefkowitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST or Ellen Nadeau, Privacy Risk Strategist, NIST

Blockchain in Smart Mobility

Matthias Kuom, Programm Manager at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Commercial Vehicles, Telemation & Additionale Mobile Machinery - Security Threats

Holger Zeltwanger, Technical Manager at CAN in Automotion (CiA)

Charging Network Cybersecurity: status quo and future challenges

Craig Rodine, Director of Standards, ChargePoint, Inc.

Breakout Session Smart Agriculture

Moderator:  Dorothee Töreki, Digitization Advisor, IBM Cognitive Collaboration and Talent Solutions

Smart Agriculture - A view in the future

Dorothee Töreki, Digitization Advisor, IBM Cognitive Collaboration and Talent Solutions

Standardization in Smart Agriculture - the process already started

Rüdiger Marquardt, Member of the Executive Board, DIN

Cybersecurity in Smart Agriculture

Britt Kritzler, Digital Transformation & Open Innovation Consultant, Kritzler Consulting Ltd.

Connected Farm = Smart Farm

Nick Tindall, Senior Director of Government and Industry Affairs for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Farming 4.0 delivers basic data for the future transport food chain

Klaus-Herbert Rolf, Governmental Affairs Manager, 365FarmNet Group

U.S. Keynote


14:00Continued Breakout Sessions
16:30Close of Breakout Sessions

Reception and Dinner

Teddy & The Bully Bar 1200 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 

Address: Karl Matthias Klause, Head of the Economic Department at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


08:30Cybersecurity in Smart Manufacturing, Smart Mobility and Smart Agriculture - Reports from the Breakout Sessions

Open Discussion: Next steps and transatlantic cooperation in the standardization of Smart Manufacturing, Smart Mobility and Smart Agriculture

Moderator: Josef Tretler, ANSI

10:15Coffee Break

Presentation and Panel Discussion: Standard Development Organizations and Conformity Assessment in Cybersecurity

Moderator: Gordon Gillerman, Director Standards Coordination Office, NIST

You like potato and I like potahto

Miguel Banón, Managing Director at Epoche & Espri - a DEKRA Company, DEKRA e.V.

Security is the New Safety

Ingo M. Rübenach, Vice President, Central, East & South Europe, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Sonya Bird, International Standards Manager, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Panelist: Christoph Winterhalter, Chairman of the Executive Board, DIN

Panelist: Dr. Jens Gayko, Head of the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0, VDE


Closing Remarks

Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, ANSI

Christoph Winterhalter, Chairman of the Executive Board, DIN

Thomas Sentko, Standardsmanager International, DKE

12:00Close of the U.S.-German Standards Panel