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Digital Society Institute (DSI)

Who we are

The Digital Society Institute (DSI) was founded in 2016 with a mission to bridge technology and society through research that places security and privacy at the center while considering social, business, legal and economic needs. In the short period of existence, DSI has become a trusted source for guidance on technological growth, ethics, and tech forecasting.

What we do

DSI researchers are permanent author to both academic journals and leading press. We conduct a number of research projects and work with companies as well as public institutions. The DSI hosts a large number of workshops on the latest technological subjects for both industry and the public, including topics such as: artificial intelligence, digital platforms, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Our flagship annual conference, brings in leading international speakers and hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds.

DSI in the news

"Top 25 Women In Cybersecurity - Winners"

July 18, 2019
Lydia Kostopoulos, Senior Researcher at the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin is listed as one of the top 25 women in cybersecurity.

"Seehofer will digitalen Gegenangriff gegen Hacker"

June 6, 2019
Handelsblatt quotes Sandro Gaycken on preventing cyber attacks.

"Deutschland will seine Verwaltung digitalisieren – doch das Projekt hängt in der Warteschleife"

May 27, 2019
Handelsblatt quotes Martin Schallbruch on the digitalization efforts of public authorities in Germany.
Statement by S. Gaycken Bundestag
Cybersecurity in Germany
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Deutscher Bundestag

"Resilienz von Demokratien im digitalen Zeitalter..." Statement on the digital vulnerability of EU democracies

by Dr. Sandro Gaycken (Director, DSI)
Book

"Cybersecurity in Germany"

by Martin Schallbruch and Isabel Skierka
Denk ich an Deutschland-Konferenz

"Denk ich an Digitalisierung: Kann Europa den Anschluss schaffen, ohne seine Werte zu verraten?"

hosted by Martin Schallbruch (Deputy Director, DSI)
Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Bruce Schneier

Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems

Keynote by Evgeny Morozov

Videos

DSI Talks, Panels, Interviews - Watch it all on YouTube

DSI Videos
Supporting Partners
Research and Development Partners
Academic Partners

Contact

Digital Society Institute
ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231-1374
Fax: +49 30 21231-9
E-Mail: dsi@esmt.org