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Meet our Board Directors and Advisors.

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Objectsecurity is proud to bring together some of the best talent in the business to its Board of Directors. Our members have executive experience in area’s like Cyber Security, IT Security, Computer Science, Automotive, Enterprise SaaS and IoT/IIoT. And have established track records of guiding technology firms, large and small, to their next level of success.

Dr. Ulrich Lang
CEO, co-founder

Ulrich received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (Security Group) on conceptual aspects of middleware security in 2003 (sponsored by the UK Defence and Evaluation Research Agency (DERA), after having completed a Master’s Degree (M. Sc.) in Information Security with distinction from Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1997. He is on the Board of Directors of the Cloud Security Alliance (Silicon Valley Chapter). Ulrich is a technical expert witness. He is also responsible for the business and technical strategy, architecture and direction of ObjectSecurity and the OpenPMF product. In addition, Ulrich leads the consultancy business within ObjectSecurity (esp. for IoT/SOA/Cloud security, privacy, model-driven security, security ontologies). Ulrich also runs ObjectSecurity’s Silicon Valley office. He has also previously worked as a proposal evaluator, project evaluator (e.g. EU Framework Programmes), conference program committee, panel moderator, consultant, book author. He has served in the German federal civil defence (technical and logistical relief) for several years.

Rudolf Schreiner
CTO, co-founder

Rudolf received his Master’s (Dipl-Phys.) in physics from University of Munich in 1993. After graduation he worked as an independent software engineer and consultant on various computer security projects in banking, manufacturing and telecommunications. is a renowned thought leader in model-driven security. Rudolf Schreiner is currently the main software architect for the OpenPMFproduct. Rudolf Schreiner is also the principal architect behind MICOSec Secure CORBA and the ObjectWall IIOP firewall. He has served in the German federal civil defence (technical and logistical relief) for several years. His main interest is the modelling and development of mission critical and secure applications. Amongst other topics, he is also involved in the development of secure distributed systems in the air traffic management domain. Rudolf runs the European office.

Dr. Olaf Kath

Dr. Olaf Kath has been Chief Executive Officer of IKV Technologies AG since January, 2006. Dr. Kath has been engaged in the introduction of model based technologies and methodologies into customer processes since 2001. He completed his PhD in 2001 at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, at the institute for computer sciences. Dr. Kath is currently Leader for Functional Safety at KPIT medini Technologies AG.

Dr. Marc Born

Dr. Marc Born was CTO of ikv++ technologies ag and in his position responsible for the technical development and the product strategy of the company since 2005. His main interest is in development and functional safety analysis of embedded systems in the automotive domain. Marc has deep knowledge in functional safety standards as well as in the related safety analysis methods. Before joining ikv Marc was with the research institute Fraunhofer Fokus in Berlin, where he founded and led the business unit Model Driven System Integration and Development of Competence Center Platin. In 2002, Marc received his PhD from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin for his work on a method for component-based development of distributes telecommunication systems. Marc studied Computer Science at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and received his master degree in 1996. Dr. Marc Born is currently CTO of KPIT medini Technologies AG.

John Favaro

John Favaro is Senior Consultant at Intecs SpA’s consulting practice in automotive functional safety and security (in addition to value based IT management, innovation management, and software engineering.) He is advising ObjectSecurity around automotive security. He has earned his M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and a B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics at Yale. He is also associate Editor in Chief, IEEE Software Magazine, and independent consultant. Prior, he worked for Metaware SpA. He is Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and consultant at TECSI Software.

Mike Prieskorn

Mike Prieskorn served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CenterTools Software GmbH, a German cybersecurity vendor that sells its DLP product for endpoint protection in over 30 countries. He founded the company over a decade ago. Nordwind Capital has recently acquired a majority stake in CenterTools Software GmbH, headquartered in Ludwigsburg with offices in England and the USA, via a club deal. Mike is a serial entrepreneur and is highly experienced in executing growing companies.

 

Dr. William Wilson

Dr. William Wilson has thirty years experience in information security in a variety of positions ranging from technical to executive. He has served on government policy making groups in information security, participated in groups setting national research objectives in security, and given numerous papers on technical and business aspects of security. Dr. Wilson was a co-founder of Arca Systems, a pioneer provider of information security services, and served as its CEO from inception to acquisition by Exodus Communications. Arca was also one of the four original Common Criteria labs in the US. At Exodus he performed various roles, including running the Exodus security practice and serving as Vice President of Security R&D and Marketing. He has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Blumberg Capital and held operational roles and board positions in various Blumberg funded companies. Dr. Wilson received his B.A. in mathematics from Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University.

 

Milind Pansare

Milind Pansare brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, product management and technology leadership to the advisory team. Milind has held several leadership roles in alliances, partner and developer programs, product management, product marketing, engineering management and software engineering at large Silicon Valley based computer software and systems companies such as Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard as well as startups. He holds a BS in Computer Science and has held several engineering leadership roles, managing teams that developed window systems, user interfaces, secure operating systems, and technology in the Java platform.

Bruce Roberts

Bruce Roberts has 50 years of experience in Aerospace and Defense with General Electric, Unisys, SAIC and Cubic. He is currently on call with Cubic and involved with multiple non-profits in the San Diego region including CommNexus, The Security Network, The Maritime Alliance, Cyber Security Institute of San Diego, Securing our eCity and the San Diego Advanced Defense Technology. He has a Masters in Systems Engineering from University of Florida. Bruce is currently consulting for Cubic Corporation while being actively engaged in the regional cyber initiative. He is a founder and board member of the Cyber Security Institute of an Diego and active with SOeC and SDRIC as well as a co-chair of the Military and Security SIGs for CommNexus and has been a mentor for EvoNexus. Bruce D. Roberts retired from Cubic after more than 50 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense industries as the Senior Vice President of Security Programs for Cubic Corporation. He was previously the Sr. VP Technology and Advanced Development for Cubic Defense Applications (CDA). He joined the company in May 1997. Prior to the reorganization and consolidation of the defense subsidiaries to form CDA, Roberts held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Cubic Defense Systems, Inc. He also served as Vice President and MILES 2000 Program Director. Before joining Cubic, Roberts was Senior Vice President and group manager with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC). He previously held executive positions with Unisys Corp. and General Electric. He served as a Trustee for the National Defense Industry Association while at Cubic and a member of the Industrial Executive Subcommittee of the NSTAC (National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee) while with Unisys. Roberts is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics with physics and economics minors. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.