Register now for the TÜV Rheinland International Symposium!
Learn more about Functional Safety and Cybersecurity in Industrial Applications
Date: October 16 - 17, 2023
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Language: English
Participation Fee: $950.00
This year, the International TÜV Rheinland Symposium will be held in Boston, MA from October 16 -17!

This specialist event is intended to be a platform for intensive experience exchange for those involved in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity of different industrial application areas.

Participants and speakers will meet face-to-face and will have the possibility to interact and exchange experiences and knowledge in a non-virtual ambience.

Register now to reserve your space for this exciting event, or contact us at with any questions you might have.
Industry experts and specialists from around the world will be presenting on technical developments and state-of-the-art trends in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity, including field reports, project examples, as well as discussions on technical problems. Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session and discussion.

Check-in for the symposium starts at 8:30am, with the event starting promptly at 9:00am.
Day 1 - October 16
Welcome Address
Sven Nowak, Matthias Haynl, Manuel Jesus Diez San Jose | TÜV Rheinland Group
USA, Germany
* Keynote Speaker *
Unlocking the Power of AI to Enhance Industrial Safety
Riccardo Mariani | NVIDIA
Guidance on adopting IEC 61508 as an indicator for product quality of nuclear industry components
Alan Campbell | NEI - Nuclear Energy Institute
Implementing a Diagnostics, Alarming and Testing Strategy at a Nuclear Particle Accelerator Facility
Paul Metcalf | Jefferson Lab (U.S. Department of Energy)GmbH
Coffee Break
New machinery regulation: What are the changes for machinery safety when exporting to Europe?
Michael Kieviet | LAPWING GmbH
Risk Assessments in Robotics
Colin Easton | EFSTAS
United Kingdom
Lessons Learned from a Large Scale Assurance Case for the CERN LHC Machine Protection System
Simon Diemert | Critical Systems Lab Inc.
Machinery Safety Field Application: The challenge of harmonizing safety standards in global companies
Devin Murray, João Paulo Bernardes | Schmersal
USA, Brazil
Artificial Intelligence for Safety-Critical Systems
Jon Perez-Cerrolaza | IKERLAN
Update on global adoption of ISA/IEC 62443 for securing OT cybersecurity
Andre Ristaino | ISA - International Society of Automation
Coffee Break
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment - Lessons Learned
Farshad Hendi, Michael Twumasi | Schneider Electric
How to build a low cost, yet effective ICS cybersecurity program
Harsha Banavara | S&C Electric Company
The Importance of Operations & Maintenance PSM Training, with Specific Emphasis on Cyber Security
Chet S. Barton | Hargrove Controls & Automation
Presentations conclude at 5:00pm on Day 1, October 16th.
Evening Program
Boston Harbor City Cruises
TÜV Rheinland is excited to share that we have organized a celebratory affair to show our appreciation for everyone attending our Symposium.

The evening of October 16, our guests can enjoy upscale dining and entertainment on the Boston Harbor during our evening cruise with City Cruises Boston.
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Plated Dinner
  • Full-bar
  • Onboard DJ entertainment
  • Scenic Boston Harbor views
  • Dress code: semi-formal attire
We will provide bus shuttles from the hotel to Rowes Wharf starting at 6:00pm, and transportation back upon our return.
Day 2 - October 17
Digital transformation of FS in the Process Industry
Mike Scott | AeShield
No Safety without Security - No Security without Safety
Tino Vande Capelle, Denrich Sananda | TVC Functional Safety Services FZ-LLC
Belgium, Canada
Enhancing Functional Safety Management Post a Process Safety Incident. A Case Study.
Abdul Aziz Abri | Petroleum Development Oman
Importance of Cybersecurity Standards Certifications
Ali Behbahani | Rockwell Automation
Sven Nowak | TUV Rheinland of North America
Coffee Break
Establishing Setpoints for Stacked Instrumented Safeguards
Eloise Roche | SIS-Tech
How Cybersecurity and Safety Functions Fit in the Future of Industrial Automation and Control Systems
Ian Verhappen | Willowglen Systems
On Vulnerability handling and management in Electronic systems when meeting IEC62443: novel tools and techniques
David Gonzalez, Cristobal Arellano | IKERLAN
Salvador Trujillo | ORBIK Cybersecurity
Markov Model showing impact of Security and Safety layers in light of the new IEC 61784-3
Steve Seidlitz | Rockwell Automation
IEC 62443-4-1 From the Trenches
John McDonald | TUV Rheinland of North America
Presentations conclude at 4:00pm on Day 2, October 17th.
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