IMI 2018 – “IT meets Industry”

Industrial Cyber Security
and Critical Infrastructures

Congress and Exhibition
November 20.-21., Mannheim

“IT meets Industry” is the meeting point for relevant voices from IT and Industry.

Interconnecting IT and Automation offers great opportunities for the operation of industrial production sites and critical infrastructures. However, this may carry along some complex risks. With the title “IT meets Industry” IMI brings together the OT and IT Community. The objective: Using the opportunities of Digitization at the best and minimizing risks.

2018 with:

  • Don Bartusiak, Chief Engineer / Process Control, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Maya Bundt, Head Cyber & Digital Solutions, Swiss Re
  • Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, President, Cyber-Security Council Germany
  • Dr. Michael Ebner, CISO, EnBW
  • Koen Gijsbers, Former General Manager, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Dr. Michael Krauss, Senior Automation Manager, BASF
  • Joe Weiss, General Manager, ISA 99

With contributions from ABB, Airbus CyberSecurity, Bayer, Deutsche Bahn, Honeywell, Indegy, Paessler, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, Siemens, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, TÜV Rheinland, Yokogawa and many more.

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The main focus of IT meets Industry is on Industrial Cybersecurity and Ciritcal Infrastructures.

Among others the following topics will be addressed:

  • Current Security Situation
  • Digitization in large Industrial Facilities
  • IT / OT Convergence
  • Security by Design
  • Monitoring and Anomaly Detection
  • Cyber-Insurance
  • How secure is secure enough? Risk Assessment – Risk Treatment
  • Incident Management
  • Critical Infrastructures
  • Norms & Standards
  • Remote Access
  • Security for Safety

Expect two days in a row of top-class presentations, vivid panel discussions and numerous opportunities to exchange ideas in discussions, communication breaks and at the Get-Together.

Furthermore participants have the opportunity to take part in a factory tour and in our Pre-Conference Workshop “Hands-on-Hacking” on November 19.

Agenda 2018

Who should attend?

IMI addresses decision makers and professionals from IT and automation in industry and critical infrastructures: CEO, CIO, CISO, heads of operational technology / production, automation engineers, IT-professionals, IT-security-experts as well as decision makers from politics and science.

Verticals: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Oil & Gas, Transport, Health.

Participation Fee

Participation Fees p.P.
in EUR excl. VAT
Congress & Exhibition
Pre-Conference Workshop
Congress & Exhibition
Regular End-Users1) Regular End-Users1)

1) applies to attendees from end-user-organisations as well as representatives from universities or government (main occupation). The organizer reserves the right to define your category. End Users are organizations that do not sell solutions, services, or consultancy to participants

Payment upon receipt of invoice.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Switching perspectives: On November 19, attendees have the opportunity to take part in our “Hands-on Hacking”-Workshop. Throughout the workshop, attendees can learn more about the motivation and methods of hackers.

Participants’ Quotes

„IMI is a high quality event and turned out to be an excellent forum to share our Open Process Automation vision and related initiatives […]. An ideal starting point to seek further collaboration with vendors, end-users and system integrators.“– Bert De Wilde, EMEA Process Control Discipline
Technology Lead, ExxonMobil
„[…]Conferences like the “IT meets Industry” support mutual understanding and catalyse collaboration among OT and IT and are therefore highly appreciated. Business will learn what it takes to stay relevant”– Hans-Joachim Koeppen, Technical Leader Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0, IBM
„Once more events like IMI show the importance of cybersecurity in digital processes. Producers, vendors, end-users and authorities had the chance to exchange point of views and experiences and gain new insights. […] I am already looking forward to the next IMI.”– Franz Hoheiser-Pförtner, Vorstandsmitglied, Cyber Security Austria
CISO, Wiener Krankenanstalten Verbund


You would like to learn more about the IMI event 2018?

You would like to attend and receive information when the agenda is online?

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Ina MassierIna Massier
Event Organisation

Tel.: +49 6233 880393-14