Speaker details

Dirk Backofen

Head of Telekom Security



Dirk Backofen is the Head of Telekom Security. In this role, he is accountable for P&L in the new business unit Telekom Security with its 1,200 employees. Telekom Security protects the employees and datacenters of the Deutsche Telekom Group against cyber attacks and threats. The unit also uses the same highly professional tools to serve customers in the external market. Telekom Security offers a Cyber Protection Shield for corporate customers and large enterprises, along with SMBs, VSE customers and private consumers. The key area of operation is Europe.

Dirk Backofen manages all special sales forces and consultants, portfolio and product management for security products , engineering, operations and also internal security within Telekom Security.

Dirk Backofen has a masters degree in information technology. He studied at the Technical University of Chemnitz (Germany) and has been working for Deutsche Telekom since 1991, starting in the technical department. From 1995 onwards, Dirk held various executive positions in product management, commercial management and marketing – especially in the areas of mobile communications, landline and IT/cloud services. Prior to working for Telekom Security, his last position was Senior Vice President Portfolio Management, Presales & Marketing for Business Customers, giving him responsibility for SMB market steering in Germany.

Dirk Backofen moved to Telekom Security in April 2016, taking on the role of Senior Vice President Portfolio Management, Engineering & Operations. In December 2016 he additionally became the overall Head of Telekom Security, in charge of the entire business unit.


Date Title

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

May 09, 2017
Managed Secure Identity for Enterprises, IoT & Consumers
May 10, 2017
AI, Blockchain, Security
The Rise of the Machine: AI, Blockchain & the Future of Security

Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
+49 211 23707710
  • May 09 - 12, 2017 Munich, Germany

Key Topics

  • Next-Generation Identity-Based Security and Cognitive Technologies

  • Building an Information Architecture for the Agile Enterprise

  • Privacy by Design: A Practical Approach to Reaching GDPR-Readiness

  • Delivering Value to the Connected Customer

  • Knowing & Managing the Risk of Service-Based Digital Business Technologies

  • Integrating & Securing the Internet of Things

  • Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain

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