Dr. Thomas Wollinger has been the Managing Director of ESCRYPT since 2007. As a pioneer in automotive cyber security, he has brought the company from its beginnings in 2004 to a position as one of the world’s leading providers of system solutions for vehicle data security. He also played a key role in guiding the company’s international expansion into the core U.S. and Asian markets. Today, his special focus is on the strategic development and integration of ESCRYPT's product and solution portfolio for automotive security and beyond. Thomas Wollinger holds a master's degree from the Polytechnical Institute Worcester, USA, and a PhD with honors from the chair of embedded security at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He regularly publishes articles in scientific journals and is considered one of the founding fathers of escar, the world's most renowned conference for IT security in vehicles. In addition, ESCRYPT provides dedicated security services for corporate IT to the Bosch Group and its products.