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Press release

Berlin, May 30, 2017

Digital Society Institute expands with Michael Hange as new external affiliate

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin welcomes Michael Hange, former president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), as new external affiliate. Michael Hange will support the DSI in cybersecurity questions, assist with workshops and conferences, and contribute to publication and research of the DSI.

Until his retirement in 2015, Michael Hange was the president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for six years. Prior to this, he was permanent representative of the IT director in the Federal Ministry of the Interior and vice president of the BSI from 1994 to 2009. Since the founding of the BSI in 1991, he held leading roles in the area of cryptology. Michael Hange has been a member of the supervisory board of Bundesdruckerei since April 2016.

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) was founded at ESMT Berlin to support the economic and social constitution of digitalization through strategic research and development. It is supported by leading global companies. With a focus on cybersecurity and data protection, DSI is creating strategies for politics, business as well as society, and is developing innovative digital technologies for new approaches to the security of digitalization.

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ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.