25 - 27 September, 2018 | Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel, Rome, Italy

Ralph Thiele

Political-Military Society
Colonel (ret.) Thiele is Chairman of the Berlin based “Politisch-Militärische Gesellschaft” (Political-Military Society) and CEO of StratByrd Consulting. In several decades of politico-military service he has gained an extensive broad political, technological, academic and military background.

Ralph Thiele has studied business administration (MBA) and political science in Munich. In several commanding officer assignments he has developed valuable operational expertise. As Commander of the Bundeswehr Transformation Centre he has introduced Network Enabling Capabilities into the German Armed Forces. While serving in the personal staffs of the German Armed Forces Vice Chief of Defence Staff and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and in the Planning and Policy Staff of the German Minister of Defence, Ralph Thiele has been directly involved in numerous national, European and NATO strategic, technological and political issues.  In his academic assignments he has been Chef de Cabinet and Chief of Staff at the NATO Defense College in Rome and Director of Faculty at the German General Staff and Command College in Hamburg. He has also been involved in numerous national and European Security Research Programmes.

Ralph Thiele has published numerous books and articles and is lecturing widely in Europe, Asia, in the U.S. and Brazil on current comprehensive security affairs, network enabling technologies and also historical issues.

4:15 PM Game Changer – Cyber Security In The Maritime Domain

•    Outlining NATO’s cyber problem
•    Cyber vulnerability in the maritime domain – what should the naval approach be?
•    Issues of escalation and deterrence: what type of cyber challenge would trigger the European alliance’s collective self-defence provision?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ralph.

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