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New for 2019: Meeting Rooms available for discussions and building your business relationships. Pre-booking is advisable

Day 1 (Tuesday 18 June)


Welcome & Keynotes
Chair: Jon Shamah, Chair EEMA, UK

Welcome & Keynote: Microsoft
Keynote 1: Gunnar Nordseth, CEO, Signicat The evolution and future of digital identity
Keynote 2: TBC


Coffee & Networking


Digital Transformation in the Financial Sector
Chair: Steve Pannifer, Consult Hyperion, UK

Harry Weber-Brown, Digital Innovation Director, TISA UK
Digital ID for financial services

Jacoba Sieders, ABN AMRO NL (Invited)



New Data Protection & Privacy Challenges
Developments in identity & protection - implementing self-sovereign identity - easier said than done!
Chair: Herbert Leitold, A-SIT, Austria

John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity & Innovation, Signicat AS, Norway
The future of self-managed identity

Eleanor McHugh, Director, InIdSol, UK
Right here, right now - privacy through transient identities

Is the speed of digital transformation leaving employees behind?
Chair: Mark Tindal, CEO, Contact Centre Systems, UK

Richard Skellet, Founder, Digital Anthropology, UK
Empowering employees through digital transformation




Lunch & Networking


Chair: David Alexander, Chief Executive, Mydex CIC, UK
Julian Ranger, Chairman, UK. Personal data - real world examples of how individual control allows businesses to do more


Coffee & Networking


A perspective on the emerging personal mobile data ecosystem leading to trusted and sustainable business models - a fireside discussion

Chair: Rick Chandler, Treasurer, EEMA, UK

Dario Betti,  CEO, MEF, UK

David Pollington, Senior Director, GSMA, UK


Legal and Regulation Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Chair: Hans Graux, ICT Lawyer Timelex, Belgium, invited

Jacqueline Zoest Barrister, Campbell MIllar, UK
Privacy and the Internet of Things: lawe, regulation and governance

Mark King, Consultant, Broadsail, UK
Digital is not just online

go.eIDAS - applications and pilots to create trust in the future

Chair: Detlef Hühnlein, ECSEC, Germany

Christoph Zehetner, BRZ, Austria
FutureTrust Pilots, Demonstrators and their progress (with AT client presentation)

Carl-Markus Piswanger, e-Government Architect, BRZ, Austria
Introducing the FutureTrust Business Services, their applications and progress


Coffee & Networking


Unconference Informal Round Table Debates of your choice
An opportunity for all attendees to set the topics for discussion


Reception & Networking


End of day 1

Day 2 (Wednesday 19 June)


EEMA 33rd General Assembly


Keynotes: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Processing to Combat Crime

Chair: Jon Shamah, Chair, EEMA Collecting and managing digital evidence using AI - the LOCARD project

Richard Perkins, Director, EMEIA, NICE Public Safety, UK, Digital Transformation of criminal evidence, case study and demo


Coffee & Networking


How Artificial Intelligence contributes to effective transformation

Chair: George Sharkov, Director, ESI CEE, Bulgaria

Prof Ibrahim Kushchu, Brighton University, UK (invited)
Trends and futures of AI and business transformation

Speaker TBC

Has Blockchain come of age?

Chair: John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation, Signicat AS, Norway

Peter Cozijnsen, CGI, Netherlands
Blockchain and security: a framework for trust and adoption

Daniele Tumietto, Prof, CSQA, Italy
Blockchain technology world experience and implementation challenges in the private and public sector

Transforming the way we see trust - the LIGHTest project
Chair: Heiko Rossnagel,
Fraunhofer, Germany

Hans Graux, ICT Lawyer, time.lex, Belgium
The legal perspective

Martin Hoffman, NLNetlabs, Netherlands
A high level technical perspective

Rachel Sellung, Researcher, Fraunhofer, Germany
The business perspective


Lunch & Networking


Digital Transformation in Action - real life examples

Johan Stronkhorst, Group ICT Security Manager, Greenyard, Belgium
New technology transforms Greenyard from 70 SME's into one corporation

Romek Szczesniak, Director, InIdsol, UK
Redbush: A research platform for e-commerce


Orchestrating Digital Identity, Privacy and Assurance - the Kantara perspective
Chair: Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative, UK

David Black, Consultant, ID Crowd, UK

Mark Lizar, CEO, Open Consent Group, UK




GDPR by design and default, security and governance challenges and solutions
Chair: Carolyn Harrison, MD, Assured Clarity, UK

Kuan Hon, Director, Fieldfisher, UK
GDPR, NIS Directive, etc etc - will they drive organisations to improve their security posture?

Jörg Hladjk, Partner, Jones Day, Belgium
Can the GDPR be a catalyst for digital transformation


Coffee & Networking


Do Public / Private digital identity schemes need national identity standards overseen by mandatory external assessments?

Chair: Nils Inge Brurberg, BITS, Norway

Richard Trevorah, Technical Director, tScheme, UK (invited)

Alastair Treharne, Head of Identity Risk & Standards, Digital Service, UK (invited)
A Roadmap for International Interoperability


Three initiatives to enable enhanced Privacy and Security
Mark Lizar, CEO, Open Consent Group, UK
Open Surveillance for advanced privacy and security

Miha Stopar, Senior Software Developer, XLAB,
Functional Encryption Technologies – the FENTEC Project

Alessandro Guarino, StAG S.r.l, Italy
Threat intelligence and attack predictions in the ASEAN region - The YAKSHA platform


Closing Keynote

Chair: Interview by David Birch (invited)

Closing remarks: Roger Dean, Director Special Projects, EEMA