International Cyber Operations Symposium No. 4 (10th October 2018, Bonn, Germany)







Keynote Speaker Panel Discussion led by Dr. Michael WUNDER, Fraunhofer FKIE and Board Member of Bonn Chapter AFCEA


"What is the acceptable scope for Active Information Operations?"

Counter statements often do not have enough “punch” against waves of fake news or concerted information manipulation. A stronger result could be achieved when the sources are discredited, but is that possible within the the political constraint at hand? In order to set up deterrence techniques, we need a much better understanding of the mechanisms and impact of propaganda. Therefore, science and technology should be free to probe the whole spectrum of information operations without being tamed by political considerations.

 Curriculum Vitae




Diplom Ingenieur (Subject: Mechanical Engineering),
RWTH Aachen (Technical University), Germany

Scientist (RWTH Aachen)
Promotion, Thesis about the Natural Law of Economic Growth

Work Experience



System Analyst at the Automotive Industry (Tyre Production)

IT Manager at the Automotive Industry (Transmission Chain)

since 1997 – ongoing

Head of Department for Command & Control Systems at Fraunhofer (Research Organization for Applied Science)

since 2017 – ongoing (in parallel)

Chairman of the Information Systems & Technology (IST) – Panel at NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO)

Areas of Expertise


Command & Control Information Systems; Intelligence; Interoperability of heterogeneous systems; Large scale system Integration; Semantic interoperability; Decision support for complex and critical processes; Process analysis and optimization.

Honorary Post


AFCEA Bonn e.V. Board Member



Married, 3 adult children
Hobbies: woodwork and tinker with old motor bikes