3 October 2023

10th Homeland Security Conference – resilience in a more aggressive world


The 2023 edition of the Homeland Security Conference is the 10th edition of our annual flagship, and it will take place 3 October 2023 in Copenhagen.

As an innovation and technology conference, we bring together representatives from the entire Homeland Security and cyber security community; leading experts, industry decision makers, governmental authorities, and academics, in order to share knowledge and strengthen capabilities. The overall objective is to explore potential business opportunities within the industry and connect stakeholders.

The format of the conference is the same every year – 10 minutes presentations, followed by a joint panel debate with speakers. By following this approach, we are able to involve a broad range of capabilities and include + 20 speakers during the full day of program (see speakers at the bottom of this page). This way, the participants are introduced to a broad range of information and insights during the day.


Date: 3 October 2023 from 0800-1730 (+ optional networking dinner in the evening)

Location: Børsen, 1217 Copenhagen K


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0800-0830 Registration and light breakfast

0830-0840 Welcome by Charlotte Wetche, CEO, CenSec og Kim Bildsøe Lassen, Moderator

0840-0905 Opening remarks by:

  • Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister of Defence, Danish Ministry of Defence
  • Thomas Elkjer Nissen, Senior Advisor, Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Philippe Leclerc, Director of Safety and Security Domains, SAFE Cluster
  • Jesper Florin, Head of Security and Resilience, DBI – The Danish Institute of Fire and Security

0905-0940 Networking break

0940-1020 Homeland security perspectives 2023 

Speakers in this session:

  • Keynote Speech: Ambassador Michael Zilmer-Johns, Senior Mentor, Institute for Strategi and War Studies, Royal Danish Defence College: Danish Homeland Security in a new global order
  • Thomas Flarup, Head, Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS)

1020-1100 Networking break

1100-1200 Espionage against the industry and knowledge institutions

Speakers in this session:

  • Karen Lund Petersen, Head of Center, Center for Innovation and Knowledge Security, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET): Threats to innovation and knowledge security
  • Mogens Rysholt Poulsen, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University: The URIS Committee: Universities’ international collaborations – risks and recommendations
  • Lars Andreasen, Founder & CEO, P-Secure: Automated background checks – Danish companies ready for the EU Critical Entities Resilience Directive (CER)
  • Søren Sennels, COO, Dencrypt: From IMSI-catcher to Pegasus – How end-2-end encryption impacted mobile communication security

1200-1250 Lunch break

1250-1350 Resilience through Territorial Sovereignty and Surveillance Challenges 

Speakers in this session:

  • Torben Mikkelsen, Rear Admiral, Chief Executive Officer Ship Programmes, Danish Defence Command
  • Christian Friis, Head of Department, Danish Critical Supply Agency: Critical Supply in a post-pandemic world
  • Rasmus Dahlberg, associate professor, Institute for Strategy and War Studies, Royal Danish Defence College: Why Denmark needs a societal security strategy

1350-1425 Networking break

1425-1525 Resilience through Territorial Sovereignty and Surveillance Innovations Technologies

Speakers in this session:

  • Simon Pedersen, Associate Professor, PhD, M.Sc. Eng., Head of Esbjerg Energy Section, AAU Energy, Aalborg University: Surveillance and Protection of Critical Subsea Infrastructure in Denmark
  • Thomas Donslund, CTO, Gatehouse Maritime: Utilizing analytics and machine learning to protect and police national waters through actionable insights
  • Christian Tang, CEO, Blackteam: Humans as the weakest link – A holistic approach to corporate, knowledge and strategic security.
  • Erik Christensen, CTO, Arctic unmanned: Low-cost, high-volume drones

1535-1600 Networking break

1600-1700 Emerging technologies and its applications in future solutions

Speakers in this session:

  • Jan Westenkær Thomsen, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Novo Nordisk Quantum Computing Program, Niels Bohr Institute: The NATO Diana Quantum Centre and the opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises
  • Christopher Gottlieb Klingaa, Vice Director, Center for Industrial 3D Printing, Danish Technological Institute: Additive Manufacturing for Security and Resilience
  • Daniel Hessellund Johansen, Founder & Lead Mechanical Engineer, SkyGrids: Navigating the Skies: Exploring the Potential and Pitfalls of Drone Technology in Security and Surveillance
  • Daria Krivonos, CEO, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies: Megatrends and their interactions – how to spot the unknown unknowns

1700-1710 Closing remarks

1710-1730 Informal networking

1730-1800 Transportation to networking dinner (by foot)

1800-2200 Networking dinner (only for those who signed up specifically for the dinner)



Registration fee:
CenSec members: 495 DKK (excl. VAT)
Non-members: 995 DKK (excl. VAT)

Networking Dinner:
3-course menu incl. wine. Limited access of 60 pax.: 655 DKK

1×1 meter: 2500 DKK (excl. VAT) (10 stands in total)

Advertisement in Conference Programme:
A5: 1000 DKK (excl. VAT)
A4: 1500 DKK (excl. VAT)


Contact Sammy Engelbrechtsammy@censec.dk / +45 31191063 for more information.



Speakers will continue to be added to the site in the upcoming weeks


Tickets can not be refunded, but can be altered to another person in your company

We will share the list of participants and email addresses with our conference partner Danish Chamber of Commerce as a security measure, as they need to know whom is entering their premises. The information will only be used to send a QR code to the participants the day before the conference, and not for other purposes.


This event is part of an initiative co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.