Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Digital Euro and Identity of Things as an Accelerator for the Industry 4.0“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Digital Euro and Identity of Things as an Accelerator for the Industry 4.0“


Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Digital Euro and Identity of Things as an Accelerator for the Industry 4.0“

In this panel, Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center), Dr. Harry Behrens (bloXmove), Dr. Marc Henniges (d-fine), Dr. Carsten Stöcker (Spherity), Markus Mösenbacher (Infineon) and Dr. Helge Steinweg (Telekom) focus on the intersection of the digital Euro, identity management, and IoT and provide a deep dive into the current state of the machine economy.


Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 28 min.).

About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or via:

LinkedIn profile of Philipp Sandner

Dr. Harry Behrens is the first Head of the Daimler Mobility Blockchain Factory. In this capacity, Harry leads an interdisciplinary and cross-regional team whose mission is to leverage Blockchain Technology to accelerate and stimulate the Transformation to a fully digitized, integrated, and efficient financial and mobility services provider.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Harry Behrens

Dr. Marc Henniges did his Ph.D. in physics with a focus on the application of machine learning and now holds a manager position in the blockchain practice at d-fine. In this role, he has participated in several successful client projects, from tokenization to Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), and has gained experience in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) as well as pay-per-use applications.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Marc Henniges

Dr. Carsten Stöcker is the CEO & Founder of Spherity, a scalable decentral platform for the fourth industrial revolution providing secure identities, digital twins, and a seamless peer-to-peer transaction layer bridging the physical, biological, and digital spheres. Furthermore, Carsten is a Member of the Blockchain Global Future Council at the World Economic Forum.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Carsten Stöcker

Markus Mösenbacher is the Head of Product Marketing Identity Solutions for Infineon Technologies with broad experience in the Smart Card business. Markus has worked for Infineon Technologies for 14 years in total and holds a degree in systems engineering.

LinkedIn profile of Markus Mösenbacher

Dr. Helge Steinweg is a Senior Legal Expert for Deutsche Telekom in Bonn. He has been with Deutsche Telekom for 3 years now and has previously worked for Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Helge Steinweg


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