Speakers in 2018 included:
Gábor Bartha, Legal/Policy Officer, CONNECT
Gábor Bartha works for Unit H4 (eGovernment and Trust) at Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) as a legal/policy officer.
He is responsible for the eIDAS domain. Previously he was assigned to the eIDAS Task Force with the same duties. He is responsible primarily for legal aspects of electronic identification Read more
Previously he worked in DG Competition on antitrust cases.
A Hungarian lawyer by training, before coming to Brussels, he worked in Bogsch and Partners Law Firm in Budapest dealing with business and IT law representing multinational companies.
Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity, Microsoft
Kim is Chief Architect of Identity in the Identity and Access Division at Microsoft, where he champions the emergence of a privacy enhancing Identity Metasystem reaching across technologies, industries, vendors, continents and cultures. Read more
Kim played a leading role in the evolution of Active Directory, Federation Services, Forefront Identity Manager, CardSpace and Microsoft’s other Identity Metasystem products.
He joined Microsoft in 1999 when it bought the ZOOMIT Corporation. As VP of Technology at ZOOMIT, he had pioneered metadirectory technology and built the first shipping product. Before that he led ZOOMIT’s development team in producing a range of SMTP, X.400, X.500, and PKI products.
In 2009 he was appointed a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer. He grew up in Canada, attending King’s College at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Montréal. He served on RISEPTIS, the high-level European Union advisory body providing vision and guidance on security and trust in the Information Society. He has won a number of industry awards, including Digital Identity World’s Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing’s Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996) and MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award (2005), Network World’s 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005), Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007) and Silicon.com’s Agenda Setters 2007. In 2010 King’s College recognized his work on digital identity by awarding him an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree.
Marco Di Luzio, Head of the Business Consulting Unit, InfoCert
MARCO Di LUZIO is Head of the Business Consulting Unit at InfoCert, the EU leading Trust Service Provider.
Marco is in charge of consulting support for digital transformation projects to enable paperless, remote, and trustworthy business processes. Read more
He works with customer’s top management on creating a change roadmap to achieve a disruptive service/product innovation. Marco has an extensive experience in management consulting. He has worked on organizational innovation and on the re-design of business processes.
Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General ECSO - European Cyber Security Organisation
Luigi Rebuffi is the Secretary General and founder of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation). After having graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), he worked in Germany on the development of high power microwave systems for the next thermonuclear fusion reactor (ITER). Read more
John Jolliffe Senior Manager, Strategic Development, EMEA, Adobe Document Cloud
John Jolliffe is Adobe’s strategic development lead for Adobe Document Cloud in Europe. As part of the marketing group he works to showcase the way Document Cloud is helping European companies transform their businesses, and champions the work of the Cloud Signature Consortium. Read more
With more than 7 years background as Adobe’s Government Relations lead for Europe, John has closely followed regulatory changes relating to e-signatures and trust services, and helped to shape Adobe’s response to the eIDAS regulation.
Prior to joining Adobe, John spent nearly a decade as a government relations consultant to a wide range of technology firms in Brussels, advising them on EU and national policy developments.
John is a Trustee of Eastside Educational Trust, a registered charity based in London helping school-age students to develop creative skills via arts-based training programmes. He completed an Executive MBA with IE Business School in July 2016.
Eugene Chereshnev Co-Founder & CEO BioLink.Tech
Evgeny Chereshnev, Founder&CEO of Biolink.Tech - a UK based IT company, focussed in AI-managed data privacy, Identity and cybersecurity. Evgeny is one of world’s leading experts of the field, TED NYC and numerous TEDx speaker on privacy, data and Read more
Richard Pinnick,SVP Global Business Development, Fortress & Founding Partner at HaanSports UK
David Alexander, Chief Executive, Mydex CIC
David is the Chief Executive of Mydex CIC (an EEMA member) which is unique in the personal data ecosystem, operating as a Community Interest Company, asset and mission locked social enterprise, specifically created to provide individual's with a safe, secure haven for their personal data and identity. Read more
David is on the Governance committee of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium and is a Non Executive Director of tScheme the independent, industry-led, self-regulatory scheme set up to create strict assessment criteria, against which it will approve Trust Services in the UK. GOV.UK Verify the UK identity assurance scheme mandates the use of tScheme assessment of all identity providers services against the recognised verification requirements set out in the scheme including GPG 45 Identity Proofing and Verification of an Individual and GPG 44 Authentication Credentials in Support of HMG Online Services. David was the lead architect for implementing these within the Mydex platform as part of their involvement in the Identity Assurance programme.
David is the co-author of the CRM Pocketbook and a master coach and advisor on the key areas of market entry, proposition development, leading virtual teams, partnership development, identity and personal data.
David is a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales where is also the Chief Customer and Information Officer. David is a member and active supporter of Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Open Rights Group. David is passionate about protecting individuals privacy and personal data and its associated rights. David is a passionate advocate of ensuring interoperability between systems and services based on open standards and the use of open source software and independent inspection and certification as means of ensuring trust can be established and maintained.
Prior to Mydex he was Director of Strategy and Marketing at Northgate Information Solutions and Group Development Director at Computacenter plc. In both cases he led EU wide programmes of innovation and change management using culturally, geographically and organisationally diverse teams to deliver transformation and the creation and launch of new products and services including the first high availability cloud based infrastructure as a service solutions across public and private sectors including delivery of mission critical real time systems for police, fire ambulance, health and care and local government
David has an extensive background in software architecture design and engineering and mission critical systems development coupled with proposition development, innovation and commercial management.
David has written numerous articles and contributed to a wide range of consultations surrounding the emergence of a personal data ecosystem and the implications of a re-balanced ecosystem between the individual, the state and the economy and how a person centred approach to identity and personal data can deliver more flexible, scalable and resilient public services and remove risk, friction and cost in customer journeys and back office processing
David is and has invested in a number of enterprises which rely on the GDPR compliant use of personal data to deliver innovations and person centered services and is contributing to a number of open source projects seeking to create the next generation experience layer for the internet. David is also a part owner in three patents.
Ralph Bragg, Senior Partner, RAiDiAM
Ralph's career began at the London Stock Exchange, delivering a ultra-low latency trading platforms before he was lured into investment banking. As Technical Solutions Architect at Societe Generale, Ralph crafted a globally distributed, mission critical pricing and execution platform for Retail and Professional Finance Clients supporting multiple Asset classes including FX, Fixed Income, Precious Metals and Semi Structured Products. Moving to the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ralph led Read more
the IAM Architecture team. The team designed and delivered a modern platform for RBS which ensured the business is able to quickly adapt and embrace transformative changes like PSD2 and the Open Banking initiatives. As the Trust Framework architect for Open Banking Ltd (UK), Ralph is heavily active in the design and delivery of the UK’s National Open Banking and PSD2 program as well as acting as Raidiam’s primary representative to the Open ID Foundations Financial API Working Group and other international standards bodies.
Irina Brass, Lecturer in Regulation, Innovation and Public Policy, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), UCL, UK
Dr Irina Brass focuses her research on the regulation of disruptive technologies, especially digital technologies, and she is currently working closely with policy makers and the standards development community on governance frameworks for managing cybersecurity and data protection in the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more
Linas Bukauskas, Vice Dean for IT at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Vice-President of Geens.com NPO and a specialist in project management, team work tutoring, Algorithms and Data Structures, mobile systems, Location-based services, DBMS and Unix
Wim Coulier, eIDAS Expert (External Consultant), Belgian Mobile eID
Currently active as eIDAS expert for Belgian Mobile ID (external consultant), Wim has been involved for almost 20 years in trust services and electronic signature projects. Wim started in this area at a Certificate Authority implementing specific certificate profiles for customers up to the implementation of the Belgian eID card. Later Wim was active in the implementation of a legal and standardization framework of trust services in a country outside the EU and in the implementation of several electronic signature projects. Read more
Peter Eisenegger, Consumer Coordinator Digital Standards, BSI CPIN, UK
Peter is a consumer standards expert providing consumer insight and analysis for the consumer perspective on technologies, applications, regulation, and standards. Read more
- A member of the National Consumer Federation Executive Committee
- British Standards Consumer Coordinator for Digital Standards
- ANEC’s European consumer standards expert on privacy and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- ISO Consumer Policy Committee’s Key Person for Data Protection and Privacy
Peter is currently leading the work in BSI for the Consumer and Public Interest Network on the standards strategy to protect consumers in the digital world and he is also leading for the ISO Consumer Policy Committee on Privacy by Design.
David Frith Director Cloud Security CGI, UK
David Frith is Director of Cloud Security at CGI with 24 years security experience. CGI is a global provider of Cloud, secure IoT and IT services worldwide. We also have an advanced cyber practice providing security architecture and IT Health Checks combined with 10 SOC’s covering incident response and Advanced Threat Investigation (ATI) services worldwide. Read more
David works both within the customer bidding process and also in a delivery capacity which includes:
- The use and development of best practice security architectures and solution designs;
- Developing globally based IoT solutions;
- Developing services on Public and Private Clouds and the use of Cloud Service Brokers;
- Developing Cloud readiness analysis and engagement models coupled with actionable plans for workload migration;
David is part of the Cyber Leadership Team and work in internal bodies such as the CGI Global Technology Cabinet, the CGI Cloud Council, the CGI AI and Machine Learning Forum and the CGI CTO Cell. These bodies work on emerging topics covering next gen computing and areas such as Smart Cloud Exchanges, Cloudlet federations, Edge Cloud and IoT and Blockchain use cases.
David provides a customer facing role both in terms of client presentations and in the leading of working groups, development teams and new initiatives. Speaking regularly at external conferences and a member of external bodies such as the TechUK Cloud Leadership Committee and Data Analytics and AI Leadership Councils as well as playing a part in EEMA, the IISP, ISC2 and CSA.
Jaak Geens, Initiator, Geens.com Non Profit Organisation, Belgium
Started his career at IBM in the IBM Product center in Manhattan in 1984. Established the project European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) and is the founder of several ICT companies.
Irene Kafeza, Advocate, Kafeza Law Office, Greece
Irene Kafeza is a Greek Advocate specialized in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law. She obtained her PhD in “Electronic Contracts in India” from National Academy of Legal studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, India, her Master of Laws in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from The University of Hong Kong, China and her Master of Laws in Chinese and Comparative Law (LLM) from City University of Hong Kong, China. Read more
Mark King, Consultant, Broadsail, UK
Mark King spent 30 years at GCHQ, and while some of the work was so esoteric that if he told you he would have to wake you up afterwards, most was involved in the international security standards arena, e.g. as a PUKE (principal UK expert) at the time of the first crypto war. Read more
Jean Lancrenon, Senior Security Researcher, Head of R&D, itrust consulting, Luxembourg
Jean Lancrenon joined itrust consulting in November 2016 as Senior Security Researcher and cryptographer.
As Head of R&D he leads our research involved in H2020, FNR and national innovation projects. As Senior Researcher on the H2020 project bIoTope, he designs security protocols and integrates payments for the IoT. Read more
Jean obtained a master's degree in mathematics from the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris in 2007. He then switched from number theory studies to cryptography for his PhD at the Institut Fourier in Grenoble. After graduating in 2011, he was a postdoctoral researcher in cryptography at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) until 2016, where he published on provable security and authenticated key establishment security models.
Claire Milne, Partner, Antelope Consulting, UK
Claire Milne, Partner at Antelope Consulting, is an independent telecom policy consultant, with a special interest in consumer affairs. Since leaving BT in 1989, she has advised regulators, governments and telcos internationally, while staying engaged with consumer and voluntary sector colleagues in the UK. Read more
Steve Pannifer, Director, Consult Hyperion, (Experts in digital payments & digital identity) UK
Steve works with governments, banks, payments organisations, mobile operators and others advising on identity, payments and security. He is currently working on leading digital identity projects in the UK, North America and Europe. Steve is on the advisory board of the EU FutureTrust project and is a member of PCAG, the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group to the UK government.
Aljosa Pasic, Technology Transfer Director, ATOS Research & Innovation
ALJOSA PASIC current position is Technology Transfer Director in Atos Research & Innovation (ARI), based in Madrid, Spain. He graduated Information Technology at Electro technical Faculty of Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and has been working for Cap Gemini (Utrecht, The Netherlands) until the end of 1998 Read more
In 1999 he moved to Sema Group (now part of Atos) where he occupied different positions. During this period he was participating in more than 50 international research, innovation or consulting projects, mainly related to the areas of information security or e-government. He is member of EOS (European Organisation for Security) Board of Directors, and collaborates regularly with international organisations and conferences.
Edona Fasllija, Software Developer & Researcher, TUBITAK
Edona Fasllija works as a Software Developer and Researcher at the EU Projects Office of the e-ID Technologies Department at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The e-ID Technologies department is the lead developer of the Turkish National Electronic Identity Card, and other e-ID related technologies such as Electronic Authentication Read more
She graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2012 and obtained her MSc.Degree on Parallel Computing from the Computer Engineering Department of METU University in 2017. Since then, she has been working at the EU projects office in various large-scale EU-funded projects FP7 e-SENS, e-CODEX, and currently working on H2020 FutureTrust and LIGHTest projects. Her main interests include security and privacy preservation technologies and their applications to e-government sector, e-ID, e-signatures, and trust models.
Bharadwaj Pulugundla, Manager for Strategy & Innovation, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Bharadwaj is a manager for Strategy and Innovation at Verizon Enterprise solutions. He provides thought leadership to various organizations, industry and government bodies around the world. Currently, his focus areas are Digital transformation, Internet of Things, Digital Customer Experience and Contextual Learning. Read more
Bharadwaj has been working on various research projects within OIX (Open Identity Exchange), Trust in Digital Life, GSMA mobile connect and EU funded research programmes such as FP7 and Horizon 2020. These projects are aimed at building solutions to improve online trust, by addressing key topics in digital identity management for people and devices eg, security, user data privacy and consent management.
Bharadwaj is an active speaker at conferences.
Bharadwaj holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rotterdam School of Management.
Rakan Qaimary Senior Analyst in Artificial Intelligence and IoT, Accenture
Rakan works at the Accenture Liquid Studio in London as AI and IoT Senior Analyst – AI Software Engineer. The studio is a rapid prototyping studio in Emerging Technologies focussed on creating proof-of-concepts based on Design-Thinking principles. Rakan's current work and research focuses mainly on AI, Machine Learning, Connected Vehicles Recommender Systems, Virtual Agents, IoT, Embedded Microelectronics, Security and Voice Biometrics. Read more
Rakan has 1st Class Degree in Software and Communications Engineering from Coventry University, UK, with additional studies and training in Frankfurt and Vilnius. Rakan is interested in Emerging Technologies and in present and future applications of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Cyber Security.
Julian Ranger Founder, digi.me
Julian Ranger is a serial Angel investor and entrepreneur with a history of innovation and success within networks, data and interoperability.
He founded digi.me in 2009 to unlock the power of personal data and reimagine the web as the Internet of Me, putting users back in control of their own information. Read more
Now with over 400,000 users in 150 countries, the ability to add full personal health and financial data and exchange or trade it for personalised benefits is coming later this year.
After early work as an aeronautical engineer, Julian founded STASYS Ltd in 1987, specialising in interoperability and the military internet, and grew it to a staff of 230, with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, Malaysia and Australia prior to its sale to Lockheed Martin in 2005.
Noted for his privacy and personal data expertise, Julian is in worldwide demand as a speaker.
An investor in more than 20 start-up businesses, including firms such as Hailo, DataSift and Astrobotic, he is also a Virgin Galactic future astronaut.
Julian continues to be an entrepreneur and is the founder of digi.me, which is reimagining the personal Internet by putting users back in control of their own data.
David Rihak, Head of Sales and Marketing, ADUCID
David Rihak is a Head of Sales and Marketing at ADUCID. His work has helped expand outlooks and solve digital identity challenges in unconventional, yet effective ways. David is interested in how innovative identity technologies can bring measurable social and economic change by enabling complete digitization of government and commercial online services. Read more
Huma Shah Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Trust in Artificial Intelligence School of Computing, Electronics & Mathematics Coventry University
Huma Shah has a PhD in fundamental artificial intelligence from Reading University.
Her PhD thesis has been translated into a general readership book, ‘Turing’s Imitation Game: Conversations with the Unknown’, Read more
Huma has authored/ co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles which have been read/downloaded over 17,500 times from Academia.edu where her page is in the top 5%: https://coventry.academia.edu/HumaShah
She is a member of the European Platform for Women Scientists. She is as a member of the Alan Turing Centenary Advisory Committee and was active in raising awareness of Turing’s machine intelligence work for centenary events in 2012. She co-organised Turing100in2012 at Bletchley Park on the 100th anniversary of Turing’s birth, the event gained the London2012 Inspire Mark for Education. Huma coordinated the Turing2014 experiment at The Royal Society London, June 2014, an event reported worldwide for the conversational performance of machines.
Practical Turing test experiments reveal useful information relating to trust bestowed by humans on machines in human-computer interaction.
John Erik Setsaas, Identity Architect, Signicat
John Erik Setsaas has been working with software product development for more than 30 years. He has in-depth knowledge in the areas of security and identity management. His current role is Identity Architect at Signicat AS focusing on creating great and simple to use solutions for identity proofing, authentication and electronic signatures. Read more
Before joining Signicat, John Erik was the worked as chief development architect for SAP Identity Management. He has been presenting at international conferences, like SAP TechEd, EEMA and ISSE.
In addition he has also worked as assistant professor at Buskerud University College, teaching Electronic Commerce, identity services and security.
More information about John Erik at https://no.linkedin.com/in/setsaas
Michael Shamah, Cultural Heritage Consultant, EJ Consultants Ltd
Michael Shamah is a cultural heritage specialist who graduated from the Central European University in Budapest, with a background in European and Middle Eastern Archaeology. Prior to that he received his B.A from the University of Bradford, and another M.A from Tel Aviv University. Read more
His interests are in how unsolicited actions caused by individuals/groups, can alter the archaeological and cultural heritage discourse. He also has an interest towards heritage preservation and has published last year a policy brief article focusing on the safeguarding of Aleppian Cuisine. He is currently collaborating with Newcastle University on a cultural memory H2020 project.
With the use of advanced Technology on the rise in archaeological and cultural heritage domains, he has commenced investigating how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can change our understanding of the past, due to its cognitive and objective decision making. Putting aside the nuts and bolts of AI, what fascinates him is the ethical aspect of Artificial Intelligence, along with its cultural Impact.
Mark Tindal, Owner, Contact Centre Systems
Mark is the owner of Contact Centre Systems. He consults with businesses to help them understand the complex Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Recognition landscape so that the right technology choices are made. As experts in delivering Contact and Collaboration strategy programmes, Mark and his associates make sure that the adoption of AI and NLR is successful.
Tobias Verbist Chief Enterprise Architecture & Innovation, Digipolis
Tobias Verbist is Chief Enterprise Architecture & Innovation at Digipolis, the IT Department of the City of Antwerp (Belgium).Read more
With an intrapreneurial mindset and a professional & motivated crew, he runs the City Platform squad. The Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS) is a state of the art architecture offering microservices and APIs to support existing and future-proof software applications to tackle smart city challenges.
Within the squad, several innovation labs are ran as well, such as an Smart Things-lab, an Artificial Intelligence-lab and a Blockchain-lab.
Prior to joining Digipolis, he worked as an Enterprise Architect at BNP Paribas Fortis, where he designed reusable banking components for several financial institutions in Europe.
Tobias graduated in 2002 from the Ghent University, Belgium and holds a M.Sc. degree in Applied Computer Science.
Recently, Tobias has been invited to give keynotes on several occasions, for example at Blockchain Vlaanderen Meetup (Hasselt - Belgium), Nordic Edge (Stavanger - Norway), EEMA (London - UK), EC Connect University (Brussels - Belgium) and Universities of Leuven and Antwerp (KUL/UA - Belgium).
Jacqueline Zoest, Barrister, Campbell Millar, UK
With over 20 years experience as a Barrister, Jacqueline specialises in technology law and all types of ‘white collar’ or economic /financial crime, including fraud, bribery and money-laundering. She has a particular interest in cybercrime and cyber security. Read more
She has extensive experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases and advises clients throughout the UK. She has worked as in-house legal adviser to a leading multi-national technology company, where she advised on corporate governance, Data Protection, Intellectual Property, outsourcing contracts and settlement of IT disputes.
Jacqueline is a member of the Serious Fraud Office panel of prosecuting counsel and the Crown Prosecution Service specialist Fraud Advocates panel. She is a contributing author to Westlaw (Sweet & Maxwell /Thomson Reuters) on the subjects of Computer Misuse Offences and Cyber Security regulation.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Jacqueline worked for a number of years as a Management Consultant, advising organisations in the banking /finance, technology and public sectors. Her clients included the Finance Directorate of the European Commission and the Australian Government. Her early career was as a computer software developer, designing and programming financial and banking software for organizations in the finance /banking and public sectors.
Jacqueline has a B.Sc. from the University of Cape Town and an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London.
She is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; the Society for Computers and Law; the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry; and the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales