“The effects of the digital revolution on family businesses and family assets” was the central topcic of the exclusive tutorial for (young) members of Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisers. Klaus Schweinsberg led the tutorial together with Liechtenstein Academy under the guidance of H.S.H. Prince Heinrich von und zu Liechtenstein. By invitation of Markus Langes-Swarovski, the event took place at the Swarovski headquarter in Wattens, Tyrol. The event was attended by young members of supervisory boards of renowned family businesses from Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to an intensive exchange of experiences among the attendees, high-ranking experts provided food for thought like Dr. Joachim Faber, supervisory board chairman of Benckiser, Coty and Deutsche Börse, the managing director of the leading European internet-investor Lakestar as well as the former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff.
The MSC has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy, gathering more than 450 heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organisations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia and civil society. Klaus Schweinsberg moderated the discussion of a side event with high ranking representatives from economy and politics, including Nelson W. Cunningham, former Special Advisor to the White House and Richard Burt, Ambassador A.D. to the USA in Germany and chairman of Global Zero (photo: MSC/Mueller). Together with Professor Marco Gercke, Director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, he also presented a cybercrime simulation exclusively designed for decision makers from governments. The simulation included some of the most recent cyber attacks on states and offered a view of the current risks and opportunities for action in the field of cybercrime.
Many representatives of the leading german family businesses gathered at the annual Entrepreneur-Success-Forum in November at Castle Bensberg. Prof. Peter May and Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg hosted the event on the subject of Neues Denken – Köpfe und Konzepte für eine neue Zeit (new ways of thinking – minds and concepts for a new time). Among the speakers and panellists were Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Dr. Kjell Nordström, Lutz Goebel, Dr. Jürgen Heraeus, Roland Koch, Jan Rinnert, Armin Laschet, Christian Lindner, Kasper Rorsted, Stefan Smalla and Dr. Heinrich Weiss.
In October the Exclusive Tutorial (Privatissimum) Update for (young) Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisers took place at the conference venue of the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership at Lake Constance. Speakers included Dr. Rüdiger Grube, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG, René Obermann, Managing Director Warburg Pincus, Johannes Freiherr v. Salmuth, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Röchling Group and managing partner of the Friedrich Graf von Westphalen law firm, Carsten Laschet.
Klaus Schweinsberg and Marco Gercke, Director Cybercrime Research Institute (picture), presented two Real Time Cyber Incident Simulations at the Munich Security Conference, taking place from February 6th to 8th 2015. The simulations were exclusively designed for high level government and private sector decision makers participating at Munich Security Conference. They included some of the most recent attacks and were followed by a de-briefing.