Peter Hacker – Keynote Speaker

Expert in Cyber Security and Thought Leader

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Specialist Subjects

  • Online crime and sabotage: A matter of “When and not If”
  • Unlocking the ‘cyber risk’ mystery at Board Level
  • Privacy breaches: Incident response, fines and penalties
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Cyber warfare and espionage: The shift of global power
  • The future of money, banking, finance and risk transfer
  • Open Banking
  • Artificial intelligence: Securing future success
  • Internet of everything: Complex, global and unparalleled
  • Data - The new oil utopia or reality?



  • English


Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Peter Hacker is a worldwide multi-lingual authority on cyber risks and technological change. He has dedicated his research and work to cyber security and cybercrime for many years.

Over the past 15 years alone, Hacker has been a catalyzer and trusted expert to Top Management and Senior Executives from insurance, banking, critical infrastructure, retail, telecommunications, media, and technology companies across more than 90 countries. Being a Risk Thought Leader in Financial Services, his global expertise is sought after by Corporations, International and Regional Organizations, Regulators and Rating Agencies. In 2019 these included the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the financial regulator in Singapore (MAS), the Singapore Reinsurance Association (SRA) and the International Insurance Society (IIS) in New York.

Peter Hacker addresses cybercrime and digital change as fundamental enterprise challenges and opportunities. He talks about bare facts and asks questions that can be uncomfortable, but at the same time are inevitable and help his clients stay on the front foot. He describes to his audiences these alarming developments using real and first-hand examples show how the present will transform in the future and explains defense and growth options.

His style of presenting is highly interactive, dynamic, visionary and inspiring. All his talks are bespoke to the individual needs of the event. Peter speaks fluent English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Between 2012 and 2018 he advised successfully B2C and/or B2B across the European Union, North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), Asia Pacific (Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile), South Africa and the Middle East (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait).

Before co-founding Distinction.Global, an independent observatory for cyber security and risk in 2019, Peter Hacker held senior positions in the Financial Services and ICT Industries in London, New York, Singapore, and Zurich. In 2019, he developed a research paper for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Singapore Reinsurance Association (SRA) and some leading Asian and European Financial Institutions analyzing potential economic and insurance cost following emerging threats (non-kinetic warfare) and disaster scenarios (cloud provider failure, power outage) in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Peter holds a university degree in economics from the HWZ University of Applied Sciences Zurich, a dual MBA degree from London Business School (LBS) and Columbia Business School (CBS) NY (both with distinction/honors). In 2004 he got nominated for the international honorary society “Beta Gamma Sigma”.

With more than 250 presentations and board advisory sessions globally over the last 15 years, Peter Hacker is certainly considered as one of the leading truly global Experts and Thought Leaders in Cybercrime.

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