Director, ZITiS, Germany
Wilfried Karl is the founding director of Germany’s Zentrale Stelle für Informationstechnik im Sicherheitsbereich (ZITiS, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Domain), since June 1st 2017. ZITiS is the central federal facility doing R&D in the cyber domain for federal security agencies in Germany. From 1993 to 2017 Mr. Karl held various Positions within the Bundesnachrichtendienst, at last as acting head of the signals intelligence directorate. Before he worked as a freelance engineer. Mr. Karl received his university diploma in electrical engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen (Bavaria). He is born in 1965 and lives in the Munich region.