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Meet the team

Philippe Funk

Philippe FUNK

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Cybertech Expert, Mission Coordinator & Project Manager, Researcher.

Philippe is a multilingual professional with over 17 years of experience in, technology, gaming, legal, and business. He is a Cyber Technologies Expert, Doctor Researcher, Project Manager, and Accredited Information Technology Coach for digital inclusion and defense missions, with numerous interdisciplinary competencies. He holds over 90 diplomas and certifications and is a member of various organizations related to his field.

As an International Expert to the Slovak Research and Development Agency (SRDA) of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, he is dedicated to supporting research and development in Slovakia and further developing his research analysis capabilities.

Additionally, he has won over 50 international awards for his adventure game app, music production, and film directing, and is also an inventor, painter, and shoe designer.

Cross-functional expertize:

  • Cybersecurity,

  • emerging technologies,

  • law,

  • management,

  • project and programme, management.

Philippe Funk: 

  • International Expert to the Slovak Research and Development Agency (SRDA), a national grant agency supporting research and development in Slovakia through state budget project funding.

  • GeneLab Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ ML) active working group member

  • European Union External Expert to the European Commission,

  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology Expert, 

  • NASA - Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NASA-NSPIRES) Associate Member,

  • UACES: University Association for Contemporary European Studies Ph.D. Researcher Member,

  • Cyberwal Member,

  • EonD Expert,

  • Expert, 

  • Gerson Lehrman Group Council Member,

  • Blockchain Council Member,

  • EAI - European Alliance for Innovation Member,

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member,

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member: Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), Circuits and Systems Society (CASS), Computer Society & Systems Council Member,

  • Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Member,

  • BNVKI-AIABN: Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI-AIABN) Member,

  • CompTIA: Benelux + DACH Cybersecurity &  Emerging Technology Committee Member.

Main industry-related certifications are, but not limited to:

- Artificial Intelligence Engineering Specialization (Scrimba)

- Comprehensive OSINT Expert (OPSWAT)

- Password Cracking Expert (OPSWAT)

- Schneider PLC Secure Configuration Expert (OPSWAT)

- Siemens PLC Secure Configuration Expert (OPSWAT)

- WebApp Exploitation Expert

- Ethical Hacking Expert (OPSWAT)

- Certified Risk Management FMEA ISO 31000 Expert Accredited,

- CompTIA Security+,
- IBM Certified Cybersecurity Analyst,
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Professional (LSSBB),
- Homeland and Cybersecurity Specialization,
- IBM AI Engineering Professional Certificate (IBM) - work in progress,
- Telcoma Certified Satellite Communication Expert,
- Information Systems Auditing, Controls and Assurance,
- ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Executive™,
- ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Risk Manager™,
- ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Lead Auditor™,
- Certified Blockchain Expert™,
- Kaseya Certified Technician (KCT),
- Certified Information Security Professional (CISS),
- BPMN 2.0 Efficient Business Process Modelling, et al.​

In addition to being a cross-functional expert, Philippe Funk also achieved  the following:

  • was the first luxembourgish national to win an award back in 2015 in the USA for his adventure game app,

  • has won more than 40 international film awards, music awards, and music video awards as a music producer and film director - in total, more than 80 official selections at film festivals,

  • invented an alternative to the Sudoku game: Sukeima,

  • painting artist since 2001,

  • shoe designer.

Frédéric Thill

Frédéric THILL

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Astronomer,  Business Development Manager, Researcher.

Experienced and trustworthy. Fred THILL is a veteran and founding member of our team. We are also thankful for the many years of experience and skills he brings to the forefront in helping our research grow and evolve. He is expanding his knowledge in astrobiology and the programming language python.

Cross-functional expertize:

  • amateur radio,

  • astronomy,

  • automation,

  • electronics,

  • high voltage,

  • magnetic field research,

  • mineralogy,

  • occultation

  • and spectroscopy.

Frédéric Thill:

  • Astronomie Centre Ardenne (ACA) Member,

  • International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) Member,

  • BRAMS member.

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