Key note speakers in 2019

Dave Birch

Dave Birch, Author and Advisor on Digital Identity

David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank), a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School and holds a number of board-level advisory roles. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics.

Dave was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information (Wired magazine) and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking (Financial Brand); created one of the top 25 “must read’ financial IT blogs; was found to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson (PR Daily); was ranked in the top three most influential people in London’s FinTech community (City A.M.), was voted one of the European “Top 40” people in digital financial services (Financial News), was listed of the world’s top 100 most influential FinTech leaders (Hot Topics), rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments (Total Payments) and was recently awarded Contributor of the Year 2018 by the Emerging Payments Association.

Ronny Bjones

Ronny Bjones, Director of Cloud Identity & Privacy Services for Microsoft Engineering (Cloud & Enterprise), Microsoft, Belgium

Ronny Bjones is Director of Cloud Identity & Privacy Services for Microsoft Engineering (Cloud & Enterprise). Ronny kicked of the design and development of Azure Active Directory B2C. Ronny is responsible for developing the concepts, prototyping, incubation and bringing the service into production. Ronny holds several patents in the field of identity and privacy.

Evgeny Chereshnev

Evgeny Chereshnev, 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 AI topics, author of numerous international patents in the field of cybersecurity, Forbes columnist and global community influencer. Before starting Biolink.Tech he used to run Global Marketing and mobile business division for a 700-mln USD a year international cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab. Evgeny has more than 20 years of experience in global IT industry and deep understanding of EU, US, MiddleEast, China, Singapore and Japan markets.

Ryan Edge

Ryan Edge, Senior Privacy Engineer, OneTrust

Ryan Edge is a Senior Privacy Engineer with OneTrust, the market leader in enterprise privacy management and marketing compliance software. In his current role, Edge advises many of the world's leading Fortune 500 organizations on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ePrivacy, and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) solution implementations focused on formulating efficient and effective responses to data protection requirements and marketing compliance requirements as well as building and scaling enterprise-level privacy programmes.

Edge frequently speaks at industry events, including global PrivacyConnect workshops, where he provides deep insight into regulatory issues and practical approaches to compliance. Most recently, Edge spoke alongside the world’s leading retailer where they reviewed the CCPA regulation, scope, and the new legal obligations it presents for businesses worldwide.

Prior to OneTrust, Edge worked at Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), a global leader in Supply Chain Management, where he implemented Warehouse Management software solutions for many of the world’s most recognizable companies. Edge is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM) and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Incident and Breach Management for Privacy & Security Teams
In the event of a breach, privacy and security professionals often approach incident response from two different outlooks. Whereas security teams are focused on threat vectors, privacy teams are concerned with personal data leaks and adhering to various global privacy laws. While the two come from different perspectives, it is possible to build an incident and breach response plan that addresses the needs of both teams. In this session, we’ll discuss how organizations can build a harmonized response plan that addresses both the security team’s technical needs and privacy team’s regulatory requirements across the patchwork of US privacy laws, the GDPR and other global privacy regulations. We’ll also provide tips to help you map out a 72-hour personal data breach action plan and share practical advice to improve your privacy program.
• Learn how to build an incident and breach response plan that fits the needs of security teams and privacy teams
• Breakdown what stakeholders, teams, tools and processes should come together in the event of an incident or breach
• Understand how to maintain a consistent approach to incident response while complying with privacy regulations across the globe

Emma Lindley

Emma Lindley, Head of Identity and Risk Solutions Europe, Visa

Emma brings to Visa an extensive and pioneering expertise in digital identity, complemented by a passion for diversity and inclusion.
As identity and data becomes ever more entwined with payments, Emma brings a track record of helping banks, fintechs, airlines, retailers and online gambling companies weave digital identity, security and privacy into their customer journeys.
Emma is the co-founder of Women in Identity, was recognised in the Know Identity Top 100 Leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women in Fintech 2016 and 2017. She studied identity, security and privacy at Harvard; and has an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Gunnar Nordseth

Gunnar Nordseth, CEO, Signicat, Norway

Gunnar is a veteran of the software industry and a founder of three software companies all based in Trondheim. Since 2007 he has been involved in establishing Signicat as a global leader of cloud based services for electronic identity and electronic signature. Gunnar has been working with information security including electronic identities for the past 15 years, and holds a master’s degree in numerical mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins, Director, EMEIA, NICE Public Safety, UK

Richard is the Sales Director responsible for Public Safety Sales throughout EMEA including India for NICE.

He has worked in the Public Safety and Security industries for over 20 years, with a focus on diverse solutions designed to improve public safety, security and operational efficiency. Recently he has led initiatives in the Digital Evidence Management space across EMEA and in securing key initial reference customers in this critical market for NICE.

Richard has HND’s in both technical (Electronic and Electrical Engineering) and management (Open Business School) disciplines

Julian Ranger

Julian Ranger, Executive Chairman & Founder digi.me, UK

digi.me enables the Internet of Me by putting individuals at the centre of their digital life, owning and controlling their own data – see  http//digi.me.

Initially an aeronautical engineer, he specialised in interoperability and the military internet, founding STASYS in 1987 and growing it to a staff of 230, with subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, Malaysia and Australia before selling to Lockheed Martin in 2005.  Read more

Julian’s management responsibilities encompassed the complete range from Board level vision, direction and control to business development, operational, finance and technical leadership, including developing the iSMART process used for interoperability management by militaries worldwide today.

Julian left Lockheed in 2007 as Vice President International Strategic Development, and set up his angel investment and consultancy business, J Ranger Ltd.  Julian has invested and supported over 20 start-up businesses, including Astrobotic, which aims to be the first commercial lunar landing, rover and exploration business; Hailo, which is revolutionising the licenced taxi market worldwide and DataSift, which provides intelligent access to the world’s social data streams.

Julian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and also a Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut.

Jon Shamah

Jon Shamah, EEMA Chair, UK

Jon Shamah is the Chair of EEMA, the European identity and trust think-tank.

Jon is an innovative and collaborative thinker, with real-world business experience. He is a graduate of Southampton University, specialising in Aeronautics & Astronautics. He is a Digital Identity & Trust Subject Matter Expert, focussing on maximising the operational value chain of national Digital Identity (eID) programmes. In 2017 Jon was listed in the One World Top 100 Leaders in Identity.

He is a frequent public speaker on issues surrounding Identity and Trust and facilitated the ministerial eID workshop in Poznan, Poland which directly led to the current European, Trust Services regulations (eIDAS EU 910/2014).

Jon has commercial experience working for organisations such as Hitachi, McDonnel Douglas, and Thales.
He was a long-term consultant on eID exploitation to the Nordic Banking and Payments Consortium, NETS, and contributes to European Research and Innovation Programs such as SSEDIC, STORK2.0, ATTPS, FutureID, FutureTrust and LIGHTest. He works with leading organisations such as ENISA (European Network Information Security Agency) on both eID and CyberSecurity standards and advises a number of governments on eID strategy and policy.

Jon is former co-chairman of International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T, SG17, Joint Coordination for Identity), and is a member of the Advisory Board of a number of European organisations and research/innovation projects.

Lorraine Spector

Lorraine Spector, EEMA Board Member for Strategy & Business Development, Belgium

Experienced CEO, working as an EEMA Board Director on Strategy and Business Development, Implementation, Branding and Dissemination. Creating new programmes such as the High-Level Fireside Briefings, introduced in London and Brussels.Lorraine chaired the NISP Cybersecurity and Risk Management SG4 Workgroup on Awareness and Education, writing on issues such as raising awareness in SMEs. Lorraine has worked with experts across Europe, preparing recommendations for consideration for the EC Directive. An active EU Project Partner on European Commission Projects: FutureTrust, LIGHTest and SMART SME.Working with Partners on the European Trust Foundation, a European-wide independent body of organisations promoting Digital Trust.Lorraine has also undertaken research, strategic planning for EU projects and the not-for-profit sector.

Speakers in 2019

Frank Joshi

Frank Joshi, Managing Director, Mvine

Frank is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur and investor, with over 28 years of experience in building and leading successful technology businesses. Today he leads Mvine, a British deep tech company delivering next generation platforms that power the digital economy for public sector, private sector and third sector organisations.

David Black

David Black, Consultant, ID Crowd, UK

David Black is a consultant with ID Crowd who specialise in mitigating business and technology risks relating to identity, thereby helping clients understand how they can better trust their customers and businesses they transact with. He has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of innovative solutions through the provision of thought leadership and the assurance of major world class trust ecosystems. David has considerable experience regards citizen and business identity and was a key member of the GOV.UK Verify program having been onboard from its inception. David also contributed to HMG consultations on age verification and has defined strategies for the resolution of biographic matching in large population scale datasets


Andrew Bud

Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO, iProov

Andrew Bud is the founder and CEO of iProov, which focuses on secure online authentication using face verification and unique attack detection technology.  With large clients, numerous granted patents and many prizes to its name, iProov is noted for the ease of use of its high security solution. Andrew is an experienced technology entrepreneur and leader with a career spanning 30 years in mobile. In 1999 he founded mBlox, now the world’s largest provider of SMS transmission for enterprise applications. As CEO he built mBlox into a successful high-throughput technology-based service business; as Executive Chairman from 2003, when it became a US company and grew to 6bn transactions per year, and as a Board director serving from 2010 until it was sold to CLX Networks in 2016.

Since 2008 Bud has been the Chairman of MEF, the global trade association of the mobile content and commerce industry, which specialises in personal data, consumer trust and mobile messaging. He has been a non-executive director of the UK regulator PSA – the Phonepaid Services Authority, and currently serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of ETX Capital and Passiv Systems, which he chairs. As former head of mobile for Olivetti in Italy, he was a member of the founding team of Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italia). In 2009 he was named one of the top 40 telecoms professionals in the world.

He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the IET.

Peter Cozijnsen

Peter Cozijnsen, Business & Security Consultant, CGI, Netherlands

Peter Cozijnsen is a very experienced Business &Security Consultant. He advises clients on information security matters and helps them with the implementation of security policies, controls, etc. Peter has been in the Information Technology since the mid 80’ and has a technical background. Because of his broad experience in the functional-, technical- and organizational aspects of Information Technology, his strength is to connect these aspects also from a security perspective. Examples of this are directing clients through the certification process for ISO 27001, become a certified Trust Service Provider and the key role that he played in the security of the biometric data in Dutch electronic travel documents.

Because of his security expertise, Peter works on a part-time base for the Dutch Accreditation Council (Expert for ISO 27001 and eIDAS) and is a member of the ISO TC307, a standardization committee for Blockchain and DLT systems.


Alessandro Guarino

Alessandro Guarino, CEO, StAG, Independent Researcher, Italy

Alessandro Guarino is a senior Information Security professional and independent researcher. He is the founder and CEO of StAG Srl, a consultancy firm based in Italy and active (in different forms) since 2000, serving clients both in the private and public sector and providing cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection consulting services. He is also a digital forensics analyst and consultant, as well as expert witness in Court.

He holds an M.Sc in Industrial Engineering and a B.Sc. in economics, with a focus on Information Security Economics. He is an ISO active expert in JTC 1/SC 27 (IT Security Techniques committee) and contributed in particular to the development of cybersecurity and digital investigation standards. He represents Italy in CEN-CENELEC JTC13 and ETSI TC CYBER. He currently serves as the convenor of JTC13 WG 5 “Privacy, data protection and identities management”. As an independent researcher, he delivered presentations at international conferences, including ISSE (since 2013), the NATO CCD COE Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), and the EU-ASEAN CIO Forum. His areas of interest include cyber conflict, digital forensics, data protection and security. With StAG he is actively involved in the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation funding, currently in YAKSHA, a cybersecurity-related project aiming at cooperation with partners in the ASEAN region and most recently with LOCARD, a research project on forensics starting in May 2019.

Mads Henriksveen

Mads Henriksveen, CA & eID Manager, Buypass AS, Norway

Mads Henriksveen has a Master in Computer Science and has more than 30 years of working experience with focus on systems development and IT security. He has been working with cryptography, eID, eSignature, PKI etc for the last 20 years and is the CA & eID Manager for Buypass AS. Buypass is a Norwegian QTSP according to eIDAS and Certificate Authority (CA) issuing publicly trusted certificates

Kuan Hon

Kuan Hon, Director with the Privacy, Security & Information Team, Fieldfisher, UK

Dr W Kuan Hon is a Director with the Privacy, Security & Information team at leading data protection law practice Fieldfisher, specialising in advising clients, both UK and international, on data protection/security law, cloud computing and other technology issues. An English solicitor and New York attorney, with degrees in law and computing science including a joint law/computer science doctorate, Kuan has also benefited from technical security training.

Kuan is an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy and an i100 volunteer at the National Cyber Security Centre. Kuan previously sat on the British Computer Society's Information Privacy Expert Panel. She regularly speaks at events, having presented for ENISA, the Cloud Security Alliance and CERN. Her book Data Localization Laws and Policy argues for a focus on security over geographic data location. She was lead author of eight chapters of Cloud Computing Law. Kuan's articles, many with collaborators, have been published e.g. by the IEEE, Journal of International Data Privacy Law, Society for Computers and Law and Stanford Technology Law Review.


Mark Lizar

Mark Lizar, CEO and Co-Founder, OpenConsent, UK

Mark Lizar, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenConsent, he is a senior industry expert in privacy notice and consent, global standards for data protection and privacy law.  Mark works with industry and trade associations to create digital transparency for data trusts with consent and notice standards. Co-Author of the Consent Receipt Standards at Kantara and W3C. Editor and instigator of the privacy best practices for Identity Management, inventor of digital transparency signalling protocol and consent by design for advanced privacy and security with dynamic consent. At EEMA this year, Mark will be presenting for the first time advanced privacy and security services.

Herbert Leitold

Herbert Leitold, Secretary General, A-SIT, Austria

Herbert is Secretary-General of A-SIT, Secure Information Technology Center, Austria, and board member of the non-profit foundation Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies (SIC). He holds a master of telecommunications and informatics.

Herbert contributed to the EI eID Large Scale Pilot "STORK" where he served as Member State Council co-chair, was pilot leader of the integration with the European Commission Authentication Services (ECAS), as well as leader of the new technologies work package. In the successor projects STORK 2.0 and eSEMS Herbert coordinated the Austrian contribution as chairman of the national consortia management teams. He is member of the eIDAS Coordination Network, eIDAS Expert Group and technical subgroup.

Herbert is also Austria's alternate member of the ENISA Management Board.Further involvement in EU projects are Cloud for Europe where he led the pre-commercial procurement technical specification development. In the H2020 SUNFISH project on public administration's private cloud federation Herbert was WP leader of the requirement analysis. In the H2020 project FutureTrust he works on evaluation criteria for trust service providers, and contributes to the CEF projects eID4U on eIDAS attributes for Universities and SEMPER on representation and mandates in eIDAS.

Steve Pannifer

Steve Pannifer, COO & Digital Identity Lead, Consult Hyperion, UK

Steve is COO and digital identity lead at Consult Hyperion, a leading independent payments and identity consulting firm. He advises banks, governments and others around the world on digital identity strategy and implementation. He is currently supporting the Scottish Government Digital Identity programme and is a member of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group for the UK Government. Steve has a technical background including security, cryptography and communications.

David Pollington

David Pollington, Senior Director, GSMA, UK

David Pollington is a Senior Director at the GSMA, providing technical & strategic steer on identity across a number of GSMA's programmes including Mobile Connect (a worldwide x-MNO authentication & identity initiative), IoT and RCS (business messaging) as well as emerging concepts such as open Decentralised Identity frameworks based on Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Prior to joining the GSMA, David played a key role in the Vodafone R&D leadership, instrumental in driving many of the key technology transitions across the industry as mobile devices evolved from pure telephony devices to the smartphones of today and generating new revenue opportunities for Vodafone.
David graduated from Imperial College, London with a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and has more than 24 years' experience in the mobile industry.

Kirsty Dean

Kirsty Dean, Managing Director, Passion Inc

I’m passionate about the difference that engaged people make to a business and like to challenge established thinking on how to create the right environment for people to develop and deliver their best. My career has been a constant quest to learn from new experiences, cultures and market sectors which has taken me across UK, USA, Japan and Europe. This inspired me to set-up Passion Inc in 2012 and create employee engagement and leadership development programmes for some of the most successful, global companies.

With a proven ability to grasp complex organisational challenges, we are increasingly being asked to support business through times of digital transformation – working to ensure that people understand and are inspired by the reasons for change, clear on the benefits to themselves and the business and ready to play their part in making change happen. At the same time, we work with leadership teams to align on strategic messaging and develop their ability to support employees through change.

George Sharkov

Dr George Sharkov, National Cybersecurity Coordinator & Advisor to the Prime Minister Office;

Director ESI CEE & Head Cybersecurity Lab, National Cybersecurity Coordinator [Security Council @ Bulgarian Government] Adviser on Cyber Defense, Ministry of Defense
Managing Director, European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe (ESI CEE)

Dr. George Sharkov graduated Mathematics/Computer Science at Sofia University, obtained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, with specialization in applied informatics, biophysics, thermography and genetics, enterprise intelligent systems. Since 1994 he is leading international software projects and companies for banking and financial systems, e-business, online markets and innovative e-trading solutions.

Since 2003 he is managing ESI – Center Eastern Europe (www.esicenter.bg), the regional excellence center of the European Software Institute (ESI), covering 12 countries in Eastern Europe and Caucasus region. He is a trainer and coach in SPI (Software Process Improvement), software engineering quality management (CMMI – CMMI Institute, Carnegie Mellon), IT Mark (ESI) appraiser. Leading the CyResLab (Cyber Resilience Lab) at ESI CEE, and a research network in cybersecurity and resilience (www.cryptobg.org). Lead appraiser (apprentice) with CERT-RMM (Resilience Management Model, CERT/SEI).
George is a lecturer in Sofia University, Plovdiv University, NBU. He is leading a Program for modernization of Software Engineering education (SEMP) in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and 6 Bulgarian universities. Steering Committee member of the EC CEN Workshop in ICT-skills and e-competences. Among the founders and first Chairman of BASSCOM (Bulgarian Association of Software Companies), board member of Bulgarian ICT Cluster. Pioneer in new digital ecosystems development, mentor and supporter of startup and accelerator programs.

Carolyn Harrison

Carolyn Harrison, MD, Assured Clarity, UK

A senior marketing professional and business leader with 25+ years’ experience working in varied roles in different sectors. Carolyn has gained all round business experience creating and running companies and has a proven aptitude to build successful brands. For many years, she has run a successful marketing and management consultancy, with assignments looking at the convergence of new technologies – in particular positive disruptive models, evaluating the commercial opportunities globally across both public and private sectors.



Daniele Tumietto

Daniele Tumietto, Advisor, CSQA, Italy

Adjunct professor at Link Campus University in Rome.

Registered as Chartered Accountants in Milan, Consultant in the area of digital processes and documents management for companies, public administrations and professionals. Expert in national, European and international Standards and qualified member of the following technical committees/working groups at:

  • UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, for the writing of a White Paper on Blockchain and international trade,
  • UN/CEFACT with the aim of preparing useful standards for the management and development of international trade by presenting different use cases,
  • ITU - International Telecommunication Union, specialized agency of the United Nations, Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology (FG DLT),
  • CEN - European Committee for Normalization:
    • Focus Group on Blockchain e DLT, with the aim of preparing an overview, for the stakeholder community, of standards already available or in preparation, as well as presenting use cases, suitable to meet specific European needs in Blockchain and DLT,
    • Working Group on Fintech,
    • CEN TC434 for the development and implementation of the European Standards for e-invoicing,
    • CEN TC440 for the development of the European Standards for public eProcurement.

Harry Weber-Brown

Harry Weber-Brown, Digital Innovation Director, TISA, UK

Harry Weber-Brown is the Digital Innovation Director for TISA which includes managing a Digital Identity project for consumers of financial services products. He has worked on a number of digital identity pilots including an OIX led project, funded by the European Commission, focusing on opening bank accounts across European borders using Digital Identity delivered through the eIDAS framework

Rick Chandler

Rick Chandler, Board Member & Treasurer, EEMA

Rick is treasurer of the EEMA Board and previously chaired the EEMA Internet and Wireless workgroups. With 35 years secure digital wireless experience and executive positions in both the Private and Public sectors he has led Design and build teams for two European Mobile Operators. He has been a champion of safe mobile working since he gave the keynote at the first UK conference on the subject in1984. He has also been active in the ID world since his involvement on the steering group for the UK ID card. This is currently driving his work in Mobile authentication and Privacy.
Passionate about new technology, he enjoys separating hype from reality and delivering practical solutions


Dave Lusty

Dave Lusty, Technical Solutions Professional - Data & AI at Microsoft UK

Dave has worked in the industry for almost 20 years and has experience across a host of technologies from desktop and server through to databases and cloud, including infrastructure solutions such as storage, networking and backup. He has experience on multiple clouds, although his current focus is Azure data platforms in his role at Microsoft. Dave also hosts a YouTube channel where he records demos of cloud solutions to help customers learn and use Microsoft technology

John Erik Setsaas

John Erik Setsaas, VP Identity and Innovation, Signicat AS

John Erik Setsaas is VP of Identity and Innovation at Signicat. He is responsible for ensuring that Signicat's digital identity services are at the forefront of innovation, whilst solving the needs of customers, partners and end users. With over 20 years' experience in identity-and over 30 years in software product development - John Erik is a pioneer in the identity space. Before joining Signicat, John Erik was Chief Development Architect for SAP Identity Management and taught ecommerce, identity services and security at Buskerud University College in Norway. He is also on the Board of Management of EEMA, Europe's leading digital identity think tank.

A seasoned speaker, John Erik has presented at international conferences including Money20/20, OIX, Trustech and World eID & Cybersecurity.
More information about John Erik at https://no.linkedin.com/in/setsaas

Mark Tindal

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

Marika Mshvildadze

Marika Mshvildadze, Project Manager, Public Service Development Agency, Georgia, Tbilisi.

Project Management Professional with 10+ years’ experience working at Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, which specializes in public service development mainly in the field of e-governance.

PSDA is a sole qualified trust service provider in Georgia. PSDA issues electronic ID cards and passports in Georgia and e-ID card is capable of doing electronic identification, as well as qualified electronic signature. PSDA also operates qualified time stamping service and from July 2018 it issues qualified electronic seal certificates as well. Currently, PSDA works actively to launch eIDAS-compliant electronic identification service in the country.

Mark King

Mark King, Consultant, Broadsail

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. His enthusiasm for unfashionable areas such as integrity policy and international interoperability aligned with a switch from public to private sector in 2010 when the lead on delivering the wider ID area changed. So, like a good Australian, he has a chip on both shoulders.


Hans Graux

Hans Graux, ICT Lawyer, time.lex

Hans Graux is an ICT lawyer at the Brussels based law firm time.lex (www.timelex.eu), which specialises in information and technology law in the broadest sense. The team is internationally recognized, being both a Legal 500 Top Tier firm in Information Technology, and a Chambers Europe Recommended Firm for TMT - Information Technology.

Hans graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He worked as a research assistant at the Catholic University of Louvain, before becoming a lawyer at the bar of Brussels in 2005. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm time.lex.

He has participated in a large number of international ICT policy studies and projects, primarily for the European Commission and various Member States. Recent work for the Commission has included projects focused on data protection, eSignatures, electronic identity management, cloud computing and information security. He presently coordinates the legal work in the H2020 research project LIGHTest. Furthermore, he is a member of the ICT Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and Member of the ICT Committee of the Order of Flemish Bars.

Carl-Markus Piswanger

Carl-Marksu Piswanger, eGovernment Architect, Austrian Federal Computing Centre

Carl-Markus Piswanger is eGovernment architect at the Austrian Federal Computing Centre for over 12 years and has worked in ICT for 20 years. He holds a master degree in History/Political Science and two post gradual master degrees in E-Government and General Management. He has certifications in Project Management, Process Management, Marketing and certification as a Management Consultant. In eHealth he holds a Health Enterprise certification. His main topic of interest is eDemocracy, with nine implemented projects in Austria since 2005. He is lecturer at universities and academies in Austria and has worked on EU projects including PEPPOL, Cloud4Europe, FutureTrust and TOOP.

Miha Stopar

Miha Stopar, Senior Software Developer & Team Leader, XLAB. Slovenia

Miha Stopar received his Diploma in 2007 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. He is currently a senior software developer and team leader at XLAB, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He leads the development of cryptographic libraries that offer privacy-enhancing functions via easy-to-use API, in particular libraries
for functional encryption schemes (https://github.com/fentec-project) and library for zero-knowledge proofs (https://github.com/xlab-si/emmy). His research interests include applied cryptography, privacy-enhanced machine learning, and cloud computing.

Rachelle Sellung

Rachelle Sellung, Senior Scientist, IAT University of Stuttgart

Rachelle Sellung is a Senior Scientist in the competence team of Identity Management at the IAT University of Stuttgart. Within this interdisciplinary team with an array of skill sets, she provides the Economic perspective for not only Identity Management, but a variety of IT Security related technologies. She contributed a socio-economic perspective in the large scale EU FP7 project FutureID, which developed an identity management infrastructure for Europe. Specifically, it considered the integration of existing eID technology, trust infrastructures, federated identity management services. Currently, she is the lead for the University of Stuttgart in the EU Horizon2020 project, LIGHTest, which seeks to create a global cross-domain trust infrastructure that is transparent and makes it easier for verifiers to evaluate electronic transactions. Rachelle Sellung has achieved a Master’s of Science in Economics at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. As well as, a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing at the University of Mississippi in the USA.

Colin Wallis

Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative Inc

Colin is the Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative Inc, the globally acknowledged thought leader and emerging practice resource centre for federated digital identity, access and consent-based information sharing. Colin's combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy builds on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia. Alongside his contracts with Kantara and his previous employer, Colin maintains leadership positions in the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), OECD Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and ISO SC27 Security Techniques on topics around Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity

Nils Inge Brurberg

Nils Inge Brurberg, Program Manager, Digital Transformation Initiative - DSOP

Nils Inge Brurberg is program manager for a digital transformation initiative between the public sector and financial services in Norway. The program has been named DSOP and it is currently running 6 different projects. In his current role, he works with partners and stakeholders such as ministries, directorates, banks, financial institutions, and other private companies - to promote and enable increased sharing of data to the mutual benefit of private sector- and public customers.

Prior to the DSOP role, he was a product manager at BankID Norway, a nationwide eID authentication scheme established by the Norwegian banking industry. With 30 years of extensive experience in the areas of authentication, IT security, and audit, Nils Inge is an expert in developing new market opportunities for Internet-based services and products. He was a key negotiator for banks and operators when BankID decided to adopt the mobile solution in 2006, and he was instrumental in extending the contract to include all Norwegian operators in 2012. He was also BankID´s representative at the EU-sponsored project SSEDIC ("Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community").

Prior to joining BankID, Nils Inge was the product manager for PKI-related initiatives at Nordea bank Nordic, where he was responsible for Nordea´s BankID initiative.

Nils Inge holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Jacqueline Zoest

Jacqueline Zoest, Barrister, Campbell Millar

With over 20 years experience as a Barrister in the UK, Jacqueline specialises in technology law - with an emphasis on regulatory aspects of Internet-connected technologies. She has particular expertise in data privacy and cyber security /cybercrime.
Jacqueline is a contributing author to Westlaw (Thomson Reuters) on Cyber Security /cybercrime subjects, and is a regular conference speaker. She is joint convener of the BSI panel ‘IOT/1/-/5 Internet of Things – Privacy by Design’ and a member of ISO project committee ISO/PC 317 which is developing the ISO standard ‘ISO 31700 Consumer protection: Privacy by design for consumer goods and services’.
Prior to becoming a Barrister, Jacqueline worked as a Management Consultant, advising organisations in the finance 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.
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.

Johan Stronkhorst

Johan Stronkhorst, Group ICT Security Manager, Greenyard Group

Senior Management Consultant (CISO), CISSP, specialist in IT Security & Risk Management, IAM and (financial) administrative systems (ERP).
Since 1985 Johan has been working on the edge of IT and Business, implementing systems and security in a wide range of international organisations, varying from manufacturing, retail and finance to international governmental institutions.

Tim Reiniger

Tim Reiniger, Director, Reiniger LLC

Tim specializes in information governance (information security, digital identity, information privacy and digital evidence.) He is a principal author of the 2015 Virginia Digital Identity Law (CH 483) and the Virginia Online Remove Electronic Notary Law (2011), both of which are the first of their kind in the US and have already inspired efforts of study and replication by the Uniform Law Commission as well as UNCITRAL. An internationally recognized expert on online and e-notarization, e-signature law, identity law, the notary office and data privacy, he has testified on these topics before the U.S. Congress (the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act or "IRON Act" 2010), a dozen states, including California and Florida, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Currently, he serves as an appointed ABA Section Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee to Amend Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) to authorize online remote notarization. On the international level, he has the honor of serving on the Advisory Board of the European Commission LIGHTest Project.

Robert Garskamp

Robert Garskamp, Managing Director of IDnext

IDnext association is an open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of the digital identity, create awareness about the digital identity, provide a knowledge and networking platform for experts in IT, Business and marketeers as a European centre of expertise, and to ensure that everyone connected with the association stays at the forefront of technology, services and business by supporting innovation and by stimulating and supporting knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Providing services (program, project and business development) related to the world of digital identity. Robert has also broad experience and knowledge in Identity & Access management, security and Governance, Risk and Compliance projects within the e.g. Financial, Government and Education sector.

Jorg Hladjk

Dr Jörg Hladjk, Partner, Jones Day

Leading Jones Day’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice in Brussels, Jörg advises multinational clients across all industries, with an emphasis on automotive, IT, energy and medical devices. His work covers all areas of EU data protection, such as implementing GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation compliance programs, data breach preparedness, incident response and handling contentious issues. Jörg has specific experience in developing strategies for international data transfers, including Binding Corporate Rules and assisting with approval procedures by EU data protection authorities. He is a co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals´ (IAPP) Brussels KnowledgeNet, has authored more than 40 legal articles and is a co-author of leading EU commentaries, including Ehmann/Selmayr, GDPR, 1st and 2nd edition, 2017 and 2018. He also was invited to sit as a Legal Expert on a round table by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior during the trilogue negotiations on the GDPR. His practice is recommended in Tier 1 in The Legal 500 EMEA for EU Regulatory: Privacy and data protection (2016-2017) and he is continuously recognized by The International Who´s Who Information Technology Lawyers (2012-2018).

David Atkinson

David Atkinson, CEO Senseon, UK

David has over fifteen years’ experience working within the UK’s specialist military units and government environments, making him one of the best trained government cyber operatives. He was responsible for designing, delivering and managing a range of specialist techniques and innovative technology to support cyber operations and information security challenges at both the strategic and operational level.

It was during David’s time within government and whilst working alongside CISOs that he realised the current approaches to cyber defence were flawed and that organisations needed a new technology to deal with the increasing velocity of cyber attacks. David has brought together a team of experts that has built a truly unique cyber defence platform. His sense of camaraderie, instilled by his military background, has created a collaborative working culture which is nurtured by an extremely bright, dedicated and most importantly passionate team

Richard Skellett

Richard Skellett, Founder, Digital Anthropology

Richard is a serial entrepreneur with a mission to find global solutions to the challenges faced in today’s post-digital era. He founded pioneering global technology solutions and services company Allied Worldwide over 25 years ago and was instrumental in creating the IT managed services sector. His global business consortium Globalution challenges the complacency of traditional business models, helping organisations work towards a revolutionary zero-cost approach.
Most recently, through his social enterprise company Digital Anthropology, he is working to raise awareness of the impact of new technologies on individuals and communities and holding companies accountable for mitigating the negative impact of ill-considered automation.
Richard believes in putting humans at the heart of technological advancement and maintains that a core social enterprise model will safeguard the human workforce and the sustainability of public services.
He is a firm believer in the benefits of conversation and has recently spoken passionately about future of work and Digital Anthropology to outlets such as the BBC, City AM and the Daily Star, and is a regular guest on TalkRadio.
You can follow Richard on Twitter @RSkellett and find out more about Digital Anthropology by following @Digital_Anthrop