Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an international expert in the field of Cybersecurity and director of the Cybercrime Research Institute. Holding a PhD in criminal law with a focus on Cybercrime for several years he has been teaching law related to Cybercrime, International Criminal Law and European Criminal Law at the University of Cologne. The focus of his research is on international aspects of strategy/policy/law/regulations related to Cybersecurity. In this respect he also works as an expert for several international organizations among them the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union. Over the years Marco assisted various countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific in developing strategies, policies and legislation in relation to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime.
Marco is also an accomplished entrepreneur having founded several companies, starting in the 1990’s with a computer company that applied artificial intelligence in the field of medicine. Today, as well as his role as advisor on all aspects of cybersecurity, he also advises boards of global businesses (including embers of Fortune 500) on issues relating to artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. In this regard he present insights into how innovative technologies can drive growth, as well as their likely consequences for the future of work across all sectors.
A popular recent presentation for corporate executive audiences is “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Growth Opportunity or Growing Threat ?”. The “opportunity part“ is framed within a lively presentation. The “challenges“ part of the topic can also be a presentation or in a small number of exclusive settings, he can include a unique and interactive simulation which he has developed together with his Cybercrime Research Institute, partly using algorithms that he developed in his early career.
As a speaker for public and private sector gatherings he is dynamic, challenging and highly memorable, tailoring his content to the issues of most relevance to the audience.