Mirko Ross is a founding partner and the CEO of ‘digital worx’. The software company, focusing on mobile applications, is based in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. An entrepreneur at heart, he founded his first tech company in 1998. He is also the founder and Product Owner of asvin.io, where hidden risks along software supply chains become visible. Cybersecurity, according to the mantra of the Stuttgart-based company he founded and runs, is based on secure knowledge about one’s own infrastructure.
Born in 1972, Mirko is a sought-after expert and driving force, building on the network he has developed over decades in industry, civil society, and politics. His goal is to turn cybersecurity from a problem into an opportunity.
At the federal level, he is an appointed expert and member of the strategic platform digital and industrial technologies in HORIZON Europe of the BMBF.
Mirko is an active member of the working group “Wirtschaftsschutz und Cybersicherheit” of the BDI. At the European Cyber Security Agency ENISA, he was a member of the Expert Group on Internet Security of Things and today advises the EU Commission.
The asvin platform BeeHive has received a 2022 IoT Evolution Security Excellence Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.
Additionally, Mirko is Winner of the KI Champions Award BW 2022 from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism Baden-Württemberg.
An internationally experienced conference speaker, Mirko Ross, who presents in both German and English and lives in Germany, focuses on open innovation, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, and disruptive business models.