Marco Gercke

Director at Cybercrime Research Institute


English, German


Specific topics

Artificial intelligenceCybersecurityFuture TrendsInnovationTalentTechnological disruptionauthorsroboticsscience

Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is an entrepreneur, scientist and consultant. Prof. Gercke is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime. He is the founder and director of the Cybercrime Research Institute, an independent research institute and think tank based in Cologne. He advises governments, organizations and large enterprises around the world and advises them on strategic, political and legal issues in the field of cybersecurity. The main focus of his work is the development of innovative approaches to tackling a problem that has developed into a central problem for governments and businesses in recent years – Cybercrime.  Over the past 15 years, he has worked in over 100 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Latin America.

In the 90s Dr. Marco Gercke founded a company that utilized “Machine Learning” to develop software solutions for medical diagnostics. He was responsible for the development of the underlying technology. The next company he founded, a media agency, used “machine learning” and artificial intelligence for user interaction. Today, he focuses on advising international organizations and executive boards of major companies on issues related to the opportunities and risks of digitalization and the use of artificial intelligence.

As a respected and experienced speaker, Prof. Marco Gercke offers excellent and useful insider knowledge on the subject of cybersecurity due to his many years of activity and internal view. With more than 700 speeches in over 100 countries and over 100 scientific publications, His lectures are clearly structured, very informative and include practical examples. His first focus area is Cybersecurity. As an entrepreneur, scientist and consultant, his speeches are visionary and provide an insight into the significant development in this area. In fact, for over 15 years he provided various trainings, gave keynotes and ran Cyber incident simulations. Marco’s book “Understanding Cybercrime” was translated in various languages – including Spanish and Portuguese. The second focus of his lecture and advising activities are the digitization and its effects – especially with regard to “Machine Learning” and Artificial Intelligence.

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