About Us

Board of Directors

The bidt’s directorate comprises top academics from a range of fields, equipped with broad experience in leading key scientific projects in top research institutes. Our strongly interdisciplinary approach has brought together experts from information science, economics and business administration, law, sociology, media science, philosophy and political science, all having well-established far-reaching national and international contacts, outstanding actors in science and practice.

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner
Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner
Technical University of Munich, head of the bidt board of directors
Chair of Software & Systems Engineering
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Institute for Information Systems and New Media

Other Members of the Directorate

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg
Department of Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann
Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann
Technical University of Munich & Member of the Bavarian Constitutional Court
Chair of Law and Security of Digitization
Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf
Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf
Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Julian Nida-Rümelin
Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Julian Nida-Rümelin
Former Minister of State & Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Chair of Philosophy and Political Theory
Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
Prof. Dr. Hannah Schmid-Petri
Prof. Dr. Hannah Schmid-Petri
University of Passau
Chair of Science Communication