• Prof. Dr. Gabriele Jacobs, Co-Director Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management

    Gabriele Jacobs is professor of organisational behaviour and culture at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). She is the co-director of the Centre of Excellence on Public Safety Management (CESAM), which she co-founded in 2014. Gabriele presents her work at international conferences, and publishes in a wide range of academic journals in organisational behaviour, marketing and management and journals with an applied focus. She also co-ordinates and conducts national research projects focusing on the Dutch police reform and changes in the law system. Currently she co-ordinates the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance on "International Security Management", which aims at creating sustainable and concrete resources and structures to foster international security collaborations.

    Prof. Dr. Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

    Steef van de Velde is the dean and a professor of operations management and technology at RSM. His research interests lie in the areas of operations excellence, service operations, and supply chain management. He has published in leading academic journals including Management Science, California Management Review, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, and the Journal of Scheduling. Professor Van de Velde holds an MSc in econometrics from the Erasmus School of Economics, and a PhD in mathematics and computer science from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

  • Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation (Landeskriminaldirektor) Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Dieter Schürmann joined the North Rhine-Westphalian police forces in 1976. He started his career in homicide and organised crime investigations. He graduated from German Police University in 1990, and promoted to police senior management. He held various management posts, such as chief officer of tactical response teams, combating organised crime units, and was head of specialised crime analysis departments. In 2005 he moved to the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia and became deputy-commissioner combating crime. He was promoted to police general director of investigation and commissioner of police in 2010, where he is responsible for supervising all operative matters concerning crime prevention and criminal investigations of the North Rhine-Westphalian police forces. This particularly includes development and implementation of state-wide crime prevention and crime investigation strategies under the framework of the state government policies.

    Dr. Milton de Sousa, Associate Dean for Institutional Relations and International Development Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal

    Milton Sousa is associate dean for institutional relations and international development, and associate professor at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, where he is also director of the CEMS MIM programme. His research interests include ethical and servant leadership, system dynamics and social innovation. Milton has chaired three editions of the Estoril Conferences, an international forum on globalisation. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on the topics of leadership and organisational behaviour at several universities and business schools. Previously, he was director of MBA programmes at RSM, and held various positions in management and consulting in companies such as Philips and the Hay Group. He has a PhD from RSM, an MBA from Bradford University, and an engineering degree from the University of Porto.

    Adriaan van Dorp, Managing Director Security & Integrity Management / Deputy Head of Compliance ABN AMRO Bank NV

    Adriaan van Drop is the managing director of security and integrity management, and the deputy head compliance at ABN AMRO Bank NV. He is in charge of managing the bank’s portfolio on crime and conduct, and leading a combination of expert teams in ethics and integrity, forensic investigations and data analyses, and crime prevention, as well as an intelligence centre for non-financial risk and an international network of financial crime officers in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

  • Martin Kuntze, Leitung der Abteilung Polizeieinsatz, Polizeipräsidium Rheinpfalz, Germany

    Martin Kuntze is a chief superintendent. He joined the police force of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany in 1993. He then was a front line officer in the police service, and had functions on various command and staff levels. He earned a degree in senior command police management at the German Police University in 2007. He then worked as head of the technical and cybercrime unit at the State Office of Criminal Investigation. He became representative for police leadership and management at the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior in 2010. And in 2014 he became deputy head of the police department in Mainz, where he was in charge of about 50 major operations at events such as football games, demonstrations and state visits. He has been head of staff at the police headquarters in Ludwigshafen and acting deputy chief of police since 2017. In his career he was also a member of the end-user board for EU-COMPOSITE, and has completed the CEPOL future leaders course and the CEPOL exchange programme.

    Klaus Stüllenberg, Founder and CEO of the “Stüllenberg Stiftung”, Münster, Germany

    Klaus Stüllenberg is based in Münster, and is the founder and CEO of the Stüllenberg Stiftung foundation for crime prevention. He is an expert in the strategic and operative (re-)structuring of companies in the security industry, and the development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of projects and programmes to reduce crime. He was previously the CEO and owner of a German security company, and the head of detective agency Pinkerton’s European strategic advisory board. He also contributed to the development of university courses on security and safety personnel in Germany and Europe, and was a lecturer at various universities in Europe and the USA.

    Marcel Dela Haije, City Marine (Urban Security Director), City of Rotterdam

    Marcel Dela Haije is a city marine for the city of Rotterdam, appointed to tackle safety problems in the toughest areas in town. He has worked in Tarwewijk, Oude Noorden and Delfshaven since 2006. He currently combats subversive and drug crime on Rotterdam's south side. In his career he also worked as a policy advisor to the mayor, and as a policy advisor to the head of police of Rotterdam.

    Pieter van den Akker, Managing Partner, i-KYC, Amsterdam

    Pieter van den Akker is the managing partner at international KYC, a leading European anti-money laundering advisory and training firm. He was previously the executive director at ABN AMRO Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Pieter has more than 30 years of international banking experience with several global financial institutions, and is a financial crime prevention specialist. His banking expertise extends to leading multi-disciplinary teams in various Asian, Middle Eastern and European countries. When it comes to the prevention of financial crime, Pieter advises and provides training to banks, banking regulators and enforcement agencies. He also speaks at AML conferences and is a guest lecturer at several universities on financial crime topics. He has a master in international law from the University of Amsterdam.

    Kees Boersma, Associate Professor, Dept. of Organization Science, Vrije Universiteit (VU), Amsterdam

    Kees Boersma is associate professor at VU University Amsterdam in its Department of Organization Sciences. His research interest is in crisis management, disaster studies, and safety and security. He is project leader of the Amsterdam Research on Emergency Administration (AREA) in which he works together with practitioners on crisis management. He is the co-ordinator of the project ‘Enhancing smart disaster governance: assessing the potential of the net-centric approach’, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and seven non-academic partners. He is an elected board member of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management association (ISCRAM).

    Mark van der Giessen, PhD candidate, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Rotterdam

    Mark van der Giessen is a PhD candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He is currently conducting his PhD under the umbrella of the UNITY project at CESAM and working on two projects: Disentangling ICT requirements for communicating and information sharing with diverse communities and Lesbos – the local manifestation of a global grand challenge: Displacement, disruption and division at Europe’s doorstep.

    Presentation of the workshop results moderated by Prof. Dr. Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC)

    Babak Akhgar is professor of informatics, and director of the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) at Sheffield Hallam University. He has extensive and hands-on experience in development, management and execution of knowledge management and intelligence management projects in large international security initiatives with multi-million euros budgets, including ‘Application of social media in crisis management’ and ‘intelligence-based combating of terrorism, gun crime, cyber security and big data analytics’. Babak is the founder of CENTRIC OSINT Hub, which provides law enforcement agencies with high-quality art capabilities to conduct a wide range of open-source-based investigations from organised crime networks to counter terrorism. He has written and co-edited 12 books on topics involving intelligence management and counter terrorism. The professor was a trustee of Police National Legal Database (PNLD) for two years, and he is a member of the academic advisory board of data analytics agency SAS UK and board member of the European Organisation for Security.

  • Facilitated by:
    Fabio Bisogni, Vice President Fondazione FORMIT, Delegate for Educational Offer and Vice President at the Rome University of International Studies - UNINT, Italy

    Fabio Bisogni is the vice-president at Fondazione FORMIT, where he leads European projects in the field of critical infrastructures, cybersecurity, CBRN security and policing. Prior to joining FORMIT he gained experiences in the research field at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, in the industrial sector in FCA Group, and in consultancy at EY. He is also vice-president at University of International Studies of Rome (UNINT), and delegate for educational offer. Among its experience at institutional level in the field of security he was appointed member of the Italian presidency of the council of ministers’ working group for security of cyberspace, and external expert in economics of security and resilience at the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). He also conducts research in the field of cybersecurity economics, particularly addressing the privacy and data breach notification aspects.

    Prof. Dr. Liesbet van Zoonen, Dean Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Netherlands

    Liesbet van Zoonen is professor of sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and academic director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities, which focuses on the citizen and government perspective in big, open and linked data (BOLD). She has a background in political science, and has worked in communication science and sociology. Her research is aimed at understanding the experience of ordinary people in digitised societies and environments, and in empowering them towards these technologies.

    Gerrit van de Kamp, President of the European Police Union, President of the Trade Counsel Security of CESI, President Dutch Police Union (ACP), the Netherlands

    Gerrit van de Kamp is president of the Dutch Police Trade Union (ACP), and president and co-founder of the European Police Union (EPU). His main tasks include negotiations with various ministries responsible for matters concerning police officers, lobbying to influence policy in police matters, and act as a spokesman for the ACP before the media. He is also co-founder of the Coalition for security, and board member of the trade centre for professionals and organisations (VcP) in the Dutch security sector. After 10 years of membership of the European Federation of Public Service Employees (Eurofedop), Gerrit was appointed vice-president. This co-ordinating body aims to act as a discussion forum for a variety of sectors active in the fields of safety and security, for the purpose of adopting common positions and resolutions for presentation before the European institutions.

    Drs. Anemona Peres, Programme Manager Training Unit, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX), Poland

    Drs. Anemona Peres is a psychologist with a career in international border management, specialised in education management, leadership, and quality assurance. She is currently managing the training capacities area within Frontex Training Unit, a structure responsible for development and implementation of common European standards for border and coast guard education and training, leading best practice in curriculum design, quality assurance, e-learning solutions and educational technology dedicated to serve the stakeholder border and coast guard organisations across EU – the ultimate beneficiary of Frontex training. She was in charge of Educational Standards Area where she developed the Sectoral Qualifications Framework for Border Guarding and the European Joint Master in Strategic Border Management – an innovative joint degree and award. She joined the Romanian Border Police in 2000 as a psychologist and training manager, and later as programme manager for EU assistance programmes. Anemona holds several degrees in psychology and education and is currently doing a PhD on quality assurance of European border guard qualifications, and its impact on harmonisation of border guard education and training across EU.

    Prof. Dr. Trpe Stojanovski, Professor Faculty of Security, University of Skopje, Macedonia

    Trpe Stojanovski has been a professor in the faculty of security at the University of St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria from 1985. He has a PhD in criminal law and criminology from the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, of Veliko Turnovo in 1996. Trpe has been a Fulbright Scholar in 1998 and received a new Fulbright Scholarship in 2003. He works on several EU projects, including COMPOSITE (2010-2014) and UNITY (2015-2018).

    Joost Verbaan LL.M., Lecturer Erasmus University, Director of Erasmus Centre for Penal Studies, the Netherlands

    Joost Verbaan is an assistant-professor at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam. He teaches criminal law and criminal procedure law. He is managing director of the Erasmus Centre for Penal Studies. He is a deputy judge at the Court of Rotterdam and also a guest lecturer at China University of Politics and Law in Beijing, and at the law school of the University of Curaçao.

    Prof. Dr. Gail Whiteman, Rubin Chain in Sustainability & Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

    Gail Whiteman is professor-in-residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the Rubin chair and director of The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, UK. Her research analyses how actors make sense of complex problems and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. In collaboration with British Antarctic Survey, she is also the creator of the Arctic Basecamp at Davos, an innovative science communication and outreach event that calls for action from global leaders to address global risks from Arctic change.

    Mr. Frank Taal, owner Gallery Frank Taal, the Netherlands

    Frank Taal runs a Rotterdam-based gallery in contemporary art representing 18 international artists with his associate Leo de Bie. He received his master in social and organisational psychology at Leiden University in 2000. A year later he founded De Aanschouw, the smallest gallery of the Netherlands. He had an exhibition on security and safety in his gallery. He says art is an important critical voice in the debate. Frank also lectures at the Rotterdam University for Applied Sciences two days per week.

  • Dr. P.Saskia Bayerl, Co-Director Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management

    Saskia Bayerl is associate professor of technology and organisational behaviour at RSM, and co-director of CESAM. She regularly speaks at police and security conferences and workshops, and is an advisory board member of security-related EU projects and programme committee member for international conferences. Her research interests lay at the intersection of human-computer interaction, organisational communication and organisational change with a special focus on the impact of technological innovations and public safety. Her research has been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, and Journal of Organizational Behavior and presented at international conferences in psychology, management, and computational linguistics and computer sciences. She has also co-edited books about big data and national security (Elsevier), open source intelligence investigation (Springer), and community policing (Springer).