Role of IT Security in the Organization – Trends
How does the role of Cyber Security change in times of changes in European Energy and Utilities industry? How can cross boarder responsibility be taken by at the same time considering local but also central requirements and a necessary groupwide transparency on Cyber Security Risks? How does Cyber Security support technology changes, cloudification and the need for digitization as well as the convergence of IT and OT? How can Cyber Security best and the most secure support the Business strategy?
All these questions will be reflected on the concrete example of E.ON SE, an international, privately owned energy supplier based in Essen, Germany with a European wide footprint. Over 70,000 employees with a clear focus on customer solutions and energy networks work with customers and partners to drive energy system transformation in Europe.
René completed his Business Economics Studies in Göttingen, majoring in Business Information Systems.
Prior to joining E.ON, René worked as a Consultant in Switzerland. He joined E.ON in 2000 as a Consultant, before he became Head of Marketing & Sales Back office in Germany.
In 2008 he was announced Managing Director of E.ON IS Netherlands B.V. in Rotterdam.
In 2010, René took over the Program Management for the Infrastructure Outsourcing at E.ON.
In 2015 René became IT Security Officer of E.ON and Head of IT Security at E.ON Business Services. Since 2017 he is Chief Information Security Officer for the E.ON Group.