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Speakers 2016




Frederik Armknecht, Associate Professor for Cryptography, University of Mannheim
Frederik Armknecht is an associate professor for cryptography at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research interests include cloud security, lightweight cryptography, and security for cyber-physical systems. He has numerous publications on the top conferences in cryptography/IT-security and has been co-author of several patents.
Moreover, he was one of the initiators of TrustED, the international workshop on trustworthy embedded devices.
From 2006-2007, he worked as a Research Staff member in the Mobile Internet group at NEC Europe Ltd. in Heidelberg focusing on cryptographic and security issues in various kinds of networks. From 2007-2008, he worked as a postdoc at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany where he conducted research on provable security and operating on encrypted data. From 2008-2009, he was an assistant professor at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where he headed the group for cryptographic methods and security models. From 2009-2010, he was a visiting professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.


Henrik Biering, CEO, Peercraft
Henrik Biering is a generic innnovator holding an M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Danish Technical University. Since 1995 his interest and work has been focused on internet based communities of practice a with particular focus on identity, reputation, security, privacy, and value added services. As an example of this he was granted a Danish national e-commerce award in 2004
Henrik Biering was elected a Board Member of the international OpenID Foundation from 2013 to 2014.
He is a founder and CEO of Peercraft, currently a certified OpenID Connect provider, with a mission to provide innovative intentcasting and vendor relation management. Currently he is concerned with changing the current inefficient e-commerce models, where intermediaries claim an overwhelming part of vendors profit, while consumers are suffering from lack of trust and privacy – if not identity theft.




Dave Birch, Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W. Birch is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital money and digital identity. One of the 2014 “Power 50” in European digital financial services and a NextBank Fintech “titan”, in 2013 he was named one of WIRED magazine’s global top 15 favourite sources of news from the world of business and finance and was ranked the no.1 influencer in European emerging payments by Total Payments magazine.
Dave is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the technical and strategic consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions. Here he provides consultancy support to clients around the world, including all of the leading payment brands, major telecommunications providers, governments bodies and international organisations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America.
Described at the Oxford Internet Institute as “one of Britain’s most acute observers of the internet and social networks”, in The Telegraph as “one of the world’s leading experts on digital money”, in The Independent as a "grade-A geek" and by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation as "one of the most user-friendly of the UK's uber-techies", Dave is well-known for his thought leadership blogging, podcasts and events for Consult Hyperion’s Tomorrow’s Transactions series.
He has lectured to MBA level on the impact of new information and communications technologies and contributed to publications ranging from the Parliamentary IT Review to Prospect. He wrote a Guardian column for many years. He is a media commentator on electronic business issues and has appeared on BBC television and radio, Sky and other channels around the world. Retail Systems magazine said that his recent book “Identity is the New Money” is bold, forward thinking [and] grapples with weighty issues in a concise and accessible way.




Ronny Bjones, Director of Cloud Identity & Privacy Services, Microsoft
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.
Ronny joined Microsoft in 2002 to become the EMEA security lead. He has 30+ years of experience in ICT, 25+ of those in security.
Ronny published QuEST together with several industry specialists in the subject of electronic signatures. The book is a comprehensive guide on how to implement Electronic Signatures solutions and can be downloaded from microsoft.com.
Ronny also co-authored “Best Practice for Applications using the electronic Identity Card”.
Ronny is a board member of EEMA, an organisation providing guidance on e-Business.
Ronny is also member of the ISSE program committee. Ronny represents Microsoft in the executive board of Trust in Digital life.
Ronny Bjones was one of the four founders of Utimaco Belgium, where he worked for ten years as R&D director. Before Utimaco, Ronny worked for a Belgian EFT specialist called Prodata and one of the first firms to specialize in cryptography in Europe called Cryptech.
Ronny Bjones is an active speaker at conferences.
Ronny holds a bachelor in electronics, Master in IT management and MSc in Information technology.





Salah Bohoudi, Information Security Leader, Europol
Salah Bohoudi is an information security leader with extensive experience in driving security change into organisations through the definition and realisation of enterprise wide security strategies and roadmaps. His specialisations include enterprise wide and solution’s security architecture modelling and implementation for international organisations subject to complex compliancy requirements. He studied Electrical Engineering and computer science in Deft Technical University. Since then he has worked in the IT Industry for more than 17 years in a variety of different information security roles. In the first half of his career Salah worked at Atos-Europonext leading the network security architecture activities for financial services industry. After that he joined Canon Europe where he has been working in various leadership roles covering the information security and compliance matters. Acting a ICT governance manager, he lead the SOX ICT compliance management programme for the EMEA region. Since 2007 Salah is in charge to drive all enterprise security architecture activities in Europol and is acting as the IAM business product manager.




Mike Britnell, Operations Director, BeCyberSure
Mike joined the Post Office Investigation Department in 1972, later working across the UK as an investigator.  In 1984 Mike transferred to the newly privatised BT to assist in the establishment of their new Security Division, leading several long term investigations into theft, fraud and corruption.
In the years that followed, Mike focused on strategic security management, leading or sponsoring a series of major security improvement programmes, including corporate awareness & training, establishing the Board Crisis Management system, overseeing the IT system Certification & Accreditation process, establishing and reducing the annual cost of security failure, hardening the core telephone network (CNI) against attack, developing a network based ‘real time’ fraud management system, a Security Control Centre for real-time global incident response, and one of the world’s early FIRST accredited Computer Emergency Response Teams.
In late 2000 Mike left BT as Director of Security, to become the Head of Security for Johnson Controls in the UK.  He was subsequently appointed Director of European Security, supporting client’s security needs in the Pharma, Petrochemical, IT, Data Processing and FM environments across Europe.
In February 2004 Mike joined the Bank of England as Chief Security Adviser and retired as Head of Security in August 2008, having established an updated security policy set and, following the £53m Tonbridge robbery, sponsored a significant improvement in the UK’s cash centre security arrangements.
In 2012 Mike was appointed CEO of Skills for Security, the UK’s Security Sector educational lead, an appointment he held until merging and co-locating SfS with the BSIA, and then recruiting his successor.
He is now Operations Director of BeCyberSure and also chairs the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Defence & Security Committee and Cyber Working Group.




Hans van der Burght, Information Architect, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Mr. Hans van der Burght graduated in 1985 at the Utrecht University in Economic Geography. After a career in the software industry he was during the last decade of the 20th century responsible for the design and implementation of ICT infrastructure (LAN, WAN, other ICT infrastructure) for the judicial organization (courts and public prosecution) in the Netherlands.
In the first decade of the 21th century he became involved in policy making and project and program preparation and execution in the area of eGovernment at the ministry of Agriculture.
Since 2005 he shifted his focus towards policy advice and program preparation on a national government level, especially in the field of identification, authentication and mandate management.
Relevant experience:
Mr. van der Burght participated in the STORK2.0 consortium since the start of the project as co-chair and project leader of the Dutch pilot. He elaborated the cross border farmers pilot, nowadays one of the most successful STORK pilots.
He is also one of the promotors of the development of the eIDAS – PEPS adapters in the eSENS program, a co-production of IS, SE, DE, AT, NL, DIGIT and other eSENS Wp5.5 partners. This adapter will ensure a smooth migration of STORK enabled services to an eIDAS environment.




Dan Butnaru, Marketing Director, IDNOMIC - France
Dan Butnaru is an expert in e-ID and e-Government subjects. At IDnomic (formerly OpenTrust) since more than 10 years, he holds the position of Marketing Director and is managing all marketing and product development activities.
He is in charge of IDnomic’s trusted identity solutions for Government, Enterprise and IoT Security market segments.
Dan has been working since 20 years for R&D, Marketing, and Business Development, in the field of cryptographic smart cards, IT solutions, e-Banking and Public Key Infrastructures in different companies, in particular for 11 years at Gemalto.
He is a regular speaker in world renowned eID conferences and has published several articles.
Dan holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Control Theory from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.



Andrew Byrne, Senior Research Scientist,EMC Research Europe
Andrew Byrne is a senior research scientist with EMC Research Europe based in the Centre of Excellence in Ireland. His primary research areas include SLA negotiation and monitoring, key management, hardware and software solutions for data encryption, user authentication and access control. In this role he has worked on three EU projects; ESCUDO-CLOUD, SPECS and SAFEcrypto. He is also an adjunct lecturer with CIT, delivering the security module of the Cloud Computing Masters degree. Prior to joining EMC, Andrew worked with Intel Security as a senior developer on their drive and file encryption products. He received his PhD in Hardware Implementations of Cryptographic Algorithms from UCC in 2010. He has also previously worked on the NIST SHA-3 competition, analysing the performance of candidate algorithms on FPGA.


Dug Campbell, Product Manager, miiCard
Dug Campbell is fascinated by Bitcoin and the disruptive influence that the blockchain will have on the future of business and society. A keen blogger, he speaks regularly on the topic, helping organisations and financial institutions understand the potential of the technology. He has provided press commentary to BBC, STV and CNN amongst others whilst also running the Scottish Bitcoin Meetup and founding the Scottish Bitcoin Conference.
After spending over a decade as a startup lawyer to technology entrepreneurs and investors, he became an independent digital strategy consultant, working with UK technology businesses including Skyscanner. When he’s not speaking about the blockchain to anyone who’ll listen, he now works as Product Manager at miiCard, an Edinburgh-based FinTech startup that gives consumers control of their own identities online.


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Rick Chandler, Board Member & Treasurer, EEMA

Rick Chandler is currently consulting on large IoT and smart city infrastructure projects (worth several billion pounds). Prior to this role, he was employed by BT in a CISO level role for 720 customer sites globally. In his career he has led network design and build teams for mobile operators in three countries, and for national and local government. He has held executive roles in the pharmaceutical, retail and manufacturing sectors, and spent his early career in aerospace design and manufacture. He is a regular conference presenter and judges several industry awards.



Patrice Chazerand,  Director in charge of Digital Economy and Trade Groups, DIGITALEUROPE

Prior to joining DIGITALEUROPE, Patrice Chazerand was the Secretary-General of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), the trade body of PC and videogames publishers operating in Europe between 2002 and 2009. In this capacity he has established PEGI, the only pan-European system of harmonised rating of digital content dealing with various topics such as internet content, protection of minors, privacy, freedom of expression and intellectual property; competition law as applied to interactive and user-generated content; Net neutrality, etc.
In 1999, Patrice Chazerand set up the Brussels office of Viacom which he ran as Vice President, European Affairs until 2002. During this tenure with Viacom he dealt with audiovisual content creation and distribution on all platforms, anti-piracy, EU audiovisual issues.
From 1989 to 1995, Patrice Chazerand was Director, Public Affairs, at AT&T France, and subsequently Managing Director from 1995 to 1999. He has extensive knowledge of telecom services and networks: regulation, interconnection, universal service, broadband deployment, next gen networks, etc.
Patrice Chazerand spent the first fifteen years of his career with the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, seven of which were at the Embassy of France in Washington.

Mike Chung, Associate Partner, IBM
Mike is obsessed with security in all of its aspects from cryptography to proliferation of nuclear weapons, as he believes that security is a precondition for a civilized community. As a historian with a background in software development and security auditing combined with his interest in eusocial insects such as ants, Mike views the topic of cyber security from many different and original angles.
He keeps an ant colony in his house, much to his wife's dismay.




Chris Cooper, Co-founder & Director, KnowNow Information Ltd
Chartered Engineer, Enterprise Architect and co-founder of KnowNow, Chris Cooper has been innovating and solution designing for over 15 years.   Ex-IBM and previously the technical lead for Smart Cities in the UK.   Chris is passionate about sustainability, community, collaboration, standards and outcomes.   Chris helped co-write the PAS 181 Smart City Interoperability Framework.
A little about ‘Consentua’.    The challenge with a smart place is how to enable service providers the ability to use personal data to provide that fantastic experience yet at the same time not consume personal data when the user has not consented to it.
 Trust in the use of your data is essential.  More trust will lead to more success.    Consentua from KnowNow provides that essential tool for consent and for audit.  Using Consentua will therefore increase the levels of trust between the provider and subscriber of a smart city service.  




Daniel Dresner, Moderator and Research Director, IASME
Daniel is moderator and research director for IASME - information assurance for small to medium sized business. Daniel and a colleague from University of Worcester created the IASME programme which was chosen as the best cyber security standard for small businesses by BIS and CESG, leading Daniel to contribute to the Cyber Essentials.
Daniel edited the first DTI information security breaches survey in 1994 and hasn’t stopped trying to make systems more trustworthy ever since. A part-time lecturer in cyber security and governance at University of Manchester, he bridges the academic-practitioner divide making research practical and the approach to information and cyber security rigorous. He’s taught over 1000 students and supervised over 40 masters projects. Daniel is a visiting lecturer at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Curriculum Manager for the CPNI-led Trustworthy Software Initiative.
Daniel maintains hands-on experience of securing organisations using ISO/IEC 27001. At NCC, he wrote the first international standard for source code escrow and was technical authority for the e-Government Interoperability Framework Compliance Assessment Service.
Daniel’s publications include books on information security and risk, and papers on the three laws of information and cyber security. He created the core of BS 7799 training material for the SANS Institute in 2003. Daniel’s PhD was awarded for his study of standards and the mitigation of risk in information systems (2011) – a method for detecting the human vulnerabilities in network security and a unique approach to security awareness. This became Business Link’s IT Risk Assessment and Guidance Tool. He has written the Green Surf Code for children and recently written a Cyber Resilience Guide for local government. Other sectors that Daniel has worked with include central government, defence, healthcare, construction, legal, education, housing, police, and financial.
Daniel is a founder member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and chaired the North West England Branch for three years. He provides informed comments on contemporary cyber security incidents for BBC television and radio.


Dr. Prokopios Drogkaris, NIS Officer, ENISA
Dr. Prokopios Drogkaris is an Officer in Network and Information Security at the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). His interests focus on personal data protection and trust services. Previously, he was involved in several EU-funded research projects in the greater area of Information Security and he held teaching assistant positions in higher education institutions. He is an author of several well cited scientific publications and has served as a member of the program and organizing committees at several International and European scientific conferences.



Harry Halpin, Team Member, W3C (FR)

Harry works for the W3C, where he is the staff contact for the Web Cryptography Working Group and the lead of identity and social strategy in the Technolgy and Society Domain. Harry helped create the Community Group effort and is a postdoctoral research associate at MIT.
Harry’s specialities include: Open data, search engines, security, philosophy of language and mind, Javascript, XML, RDF, Python/Perl/C/Haskell programming, UNIX sysadmin,visualization, non-profit management, poststructuralism.



Carolyn Harrison, Marketing Director, BeCyberSure
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.
Having spent the last few years exploring ways to fix the current broken model of trying to conduct business in the digital world, she is passionate about BeCyberSure's unique innovative solution.
BeCyberSure covers the full spectrum of the ‘Information Security’ threat. This includes physical, cyber, governance, education and training and business continuity issues such as crisis management and disaster recovery. This ensures that our clients will be well positioned to identify, block, eject and mitigate the effects of a breach and get back to doing business as quickly as possible.



Gunnar Jacobson, Managing Director, Secardeo GmbH
Dr. Gunnar Jacobson is the managing director of Secardeo GmbH. Previously he worked for well-known companies in the field of research, development and consulting in IT security. Dr. Jacobson has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of IT security and PKI. He completed his dissertation on authentication and key distribution at the TU Munich. He is the author of a huge number of professional papers and a speaker on many conferences.



Denis Joannides, Co-founder & CEO, Onegini
Denis Joannides is the co-founder and CEO of Onegini and an expert in mobile security, authentication and payments. He has a strong technical background and is very passionate about making new technologies work. For the last 5 years his focus has been enabling mobile in the FinTech and retail for consumers, including PSD2 / Access to Account (XS2A) and blockchain.
Onegini protects customer personal data and enables secure transactions, using any device any time. The company’s award-winning Mobile Security Platform provides organizations with an easy way to deliver mobile apps, with the best end-user experience and high security for external users. Our team consists of security specialists whose job it is to identify new threats in the mobile space and translate them into state-of-the-art mobile app protection. Onegini already protects data for millions of end users in the banking, insurance and transport markets.



Rieks Joosten, Sr. scientist/researcher, TNO
All his life, Rieks has had an interest in exploring ‘other ways’ to make and do things. ‘Inukshuks’ along this way include his writing with fellow students of the operating system and development tools for the worlds first hand held computers for Matsushita around 1980, and the architecture and algorithms for the PCC-ISES (the worlds fasted asymmetric crypto chip of the late eighties). After joining KPN Research in 1999 (which became part of TNO in 2006), Rieks interest shifted to bridge the gap between the business and IT (technology). Currently, together with some colleagues, he is devloping new paradigms for serving the business with IT in the new world where small organisations nibble away at larger ones, business relations become more and more ephemeral and ad hoc. The latest results include a method for doing networked risk management (2010), for designing knowledge-intensive processes to do away with work-flows (2013), and operationalizing the ideas of FOCAFET about universal economic transactions (2015).




Marianne Junger, Full Professor, Cybersecurity and Business Continuity, University of Twente
Marianne Junger is full professor of Cyber Security and Business Continuity at the University of Twente. She started her career at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice in 1981. She worked as a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Criminality and Law Enforcement (NSCR – in Leiden) (1992-2000) and as an Associate professor at the Department Developmental Psychology - Utrecht University (2002-2008). She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Dutch Defence Academy and the associate-editor of the Crime Science journal. She published in the field of crime and aggression and various forms of risk behaviour. She specialized in the field of crime prevention and cyber security and risk behaviour on the internet. She wrote more than 160 publications, with more than 80 in peer reviewed journals. Her present research focuses on evidence based prevention of security and privacy problems. She studies works on the social and behavioral aspects of cybercrime and the prevention of social engineering.



Marije Jurriëns, Business Consultant eHerkenning/Idensys, Logius
Marije Jurriëns has been working in the ICT sector since 1999. With over 10 years of international experience at American ICT companies, she has extensive knowledge of the B2B domain. From 2003, she works at Logius, the digital government service of the national Dutch government. As business consultant she advices service providers about eHerkenning /Idensys, a generic solution for online access.



Dr. Ghassan Karame, Senior Researcher, Security Group,NEC Germany
I am a Senior Researcher in the Security Group of NEC Research Laboratories in Germany. Before joining NEC Labs, I was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute of Information Security of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
I hold a Bachelor in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a Master of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). I completed my doctoral studies in the System Security Group of ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Srdjan Capkun.
I am interested in all aspects of security, privacy and applied cryptography, with a focus on cloud security, SDN/network security, and Bitcoin security



Hugo Kerschot, Managing Director, IS-practice

Hugo Kerschot is founder and Managing Director of IS-practice (www.is-practice.eu) a project management consultancy for Information Society related projects. Hugo Kerschot has more than 20 years of experience in communication, IT, consultancy and project management.

Hugo is in regular demand as a speaker at international conferences concerning the Information Society and currently manages a number of European research project related to Smart Cities, Smart Mobility, Open data, eID, Sustainable Energy and Internet of Things.
Hugo Kerschot is project manager of the EC Innovation project ECIM (European Cloud Marketplace for Intelligent Mobility, www.ecim-cities.eu). This project offers a flexible, cloud-based solution to address mobility related needs of the city. The marketplace is a unique environment where service providers, data providers and developers can come together and engage in the co-design and co-creation of mobility applications for citizens.




Allard Keuter, Senior Consultant & Scheme Architect iDIN, Dutch Payments Association
Allard is initiator of the Dutch banking eID solution currently in pilot. He is a specialised payment and authentication professional, acting in various roles, varying from project manager to scheme architect. Allard has over 15 years experience in technology and business change management in the payments industry, usually involving change across multiple enterprises.
After a career at PostNL, Equens, Atos and Friesland Bank, Allard joined the Dutch Payments Association. This was during its transformation towards an innovating collaboration platform, where banks and payment service providers cooperate to remove barriers in online commerce. In 2012, Allard was project manager for the emandates solution and starting in 2014 he started the BankID (now iDIN) project with the five larger banks. Allard is currently scheme architect and as such involved in the pilot with insurance companies, governmental institutions and ecommerce. He is also involved in the further development of the solution such as the integration of iDIN with the payment solution iDEAL.
Allard graduated from University Utrecht with a degree in environmental biolog and is still working with ecosystems.



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.



Marcel van Kleef, Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Since I joined Deloitte I have taken the opportunity to grow within Cyber Security. For me, one of the most interesting subjects is Digital Identity. I believe that our society is currently undergoing a transformation towards a true digital society and that Digital Identity is one of the key enablers of this transformation.
I like to work on where innovation, digital identity and security meat each other.



Jana Krimpe, Founder, “B.EST Solutions” LLC, Head of the Azerbaijani Mobile ID centre
Jana Krimpe holds BA and MA in Public Administration from Tallinn University, Estonia. With over 15 years of experience in public and private sectors, she is the founder of an Azerbaijani-Estonian ICT Company, "B.EST Solutions" LLC, which has been in Azerbaijan from the very first day of e-State development and played remarkable part in the implementation of the biggest e-solutions in Azerbaijan. She is the head of the Mobile-ID project consortium in Azerbaijan as well as the chairwoman of Azerbaijani-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and member of American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan.

The biggest projects implemented in Azerbaijan include: EGSIS – e-government data exchange layer based on Estonian X-ROAD principle – a technical and organizational environment, which enables secure internet-based data exchange between the state’s information systems (www.e-gov.az ); Azerbaijan’s Certification Authority under the Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan (www.asxm.gov.az ), providing certificates for authentication and digital signing to Mobile ID (Asan İmza), SIM- and Digital ID cards and also the services necessary for utilizing the certificates and giving legally binding digital signatures to governmental structures, private sector and citizens; Azerbaijani Mobile-ID Center (www.asanimza.az ); over-state online payment portal (www.asanpay.az ), over-state AsanDoc Portal for digital signing and digital documents exchange, the cross-border services and signing portal for Islamic countries.




Peter Langendörfer, Team Leader IHP GmbH Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics, Leibniz-Institut fuer innovative Mikroelektronik, Professor at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Chair Security in pervasive Systems, Data Protection Officer BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg,
Prof.  Dr. Peter Langendörfer holds a diploma and a doctorate degree in computer science. Since 2000 he is with the IHP in Frankfurt (Oder). There, he is leading the sensor networks and mobile middleware group. Since 2012 he has his own chair for security in pervasive systems at the Technical University of Cottbus. He has published more than 110 refereed technical articles, filed ten patents in the security/privacy area of which 5 have been granted already. He worked as guest editor for many renowned journals e.g. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley).
Peter is highly involved in EU projects especially in the following security related EU projects UbiSecSens (WP lead), WSAN4CIP (tech mngr), TAMPRES (coord.), SMARTIE (coord.)   He was chairing international conferences such as WWIC and has served in many TPCs for example at Globecom, ICCCN, Trusted and ICCAD. His research interests include wireless sensor networks and cyber physical systems, especially privacy and security issues.



Marília Maciel, Researcher & Project Manager, DiploFoundation
Marilia Maciel is a researcher and project manager at DiploFoundation. She previously was the coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV) in Rio de Janeiro. She serves as a councilor at ICANN´s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). She is also one of the co-chairs of the NETmundial Initiative and a member of the Freedom Online Coalition working group on Digital Development and Openness. Marília was a member of the Executive Multistakeholder Committee, which took part on the organization of NETmundial and she is a former member of the Working Group on IGF improvements (2011-2012), created under the auspices of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD). She represented CTS / FGV in meetings of the Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (2008-2010). Currently she is a member of the editorial board of PoliTICs Magazine.



Sarah Munro, Business Lead for Identity as a Service, Barclays
Sarah Munro is Business Lead for Identity as a Service at Barclays, leading the team to become the first bank to be an identity provider as part of GOV.UK Verify and now developing future use cases for use internally and within the Public and Private Sector. Prior to joining Barclays, Sarah held a range of senior product marketing roles, most latterly as Director of International Marketing at Royal Mail



J.J. Nietfeld, Associate Professor / Senior Scientist, UMC Utrecht, Director INTRESCO,
J.J.Nietfeld, Ph.D. holds a PhD in Biochemistry and is a certified Pathobiologist.
He has been working for more than 30 years in the fields of biomedical sciences and biotechnology in the Netherlands and the USA.
Presently he is affiliated with
- The UMC Utrecht, as associate professor / senior scientist (part-time).
- The biotech company INTRESCO, as director (part-time).
One of his area’s of interest is privacy/data protection.
Dr. Nietfeld published his work in prominent international scientific journals like Nature and he invented the Bio-PIN, a biological PIN code.

Melek Önen, Senior Researcher, EURECOM
Melek Önen is a senior researcher at EURECOM. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from EURECOM - ENST (2005). Her current research interests are the design of security and privacy protocols for cloud computing and user centric networks. She was/is involved in many European and national French research projects. She currently is the scientific director of TREDISEC and is also involved in CLARUS.


Bharadwaj Pulugundla, Consultant, Verizon
Bharadwaj Pulugundla is an experienced professional working for Verizon, developing solutions that enable consumers to access services through their mobile devices. His primary focus areas are Identity & Privacy Services, Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Innovation and business development. He has worked for various companies in Europe and India delivering strategic consulting services to various organizations, industry and government bodies.
Bharadwaj has managed delivery of various Public / Private Sector initiatives such as OIX (Open Identity Exchange) for the UK Cabinet Office Identity Assurance Programme, Assure UK and Trust in Digital Life research programs. Bharadwaj holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Rotterdam School of Management.



Amin Rafiee, Ambassador, BITNATION
Amin has been working closely with the developers of some of the most hyped about coins on the crypto market since 2013. An active user of bitcoin communities and a respected member that is constantly involved with the dedicated developers and leaders of this exciting industry. With a keen eye for the latest advancements and a diverse background, including Industrial Design, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, International Business, Philosophy and Psychology, in turn providing a strong foundation to understand and communicate with a large number of members across different fields. A regular speaker at Bitcoin conferences throughout Europe, Rafiee has been helping share the truth, freedom, and choice that Bitcoin and its partner platforms have to offer. An advocate of P2P and decentralization in an otherwise centralized world.

Lucio Scudiero (LL.M.),
Legal Counsel and Researcher specialized in EU and data protection law, Italian Instutute of Privacy
Lucio Scudiero is a senior researcher at Istituto Italiano per la Privacy, where he is in charge of coordinating the Institute’s research activities within the Horizon2020 project Privacy Flag. He is also Senior Associate at ICT Legal Consulting, an international law firm based in Italy, specialized in data protection and Ict law. Lucio carries out its activities in Italy and throughout Europe by providing legal assistance and consultancy services to multinational corporations, companies and innovative start-ups on a wide range of legal issues related to technology law.
Lucio combines legal knowledge and a regulatory-oriented approach, gained during his service at the Italian Parliament and the European Data Protection Supervisor, in Brussels.
He holds an LL.M in EU Law at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a combined Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Law at University of Napoli Federico II (Italy). He is certified as Privacy Officer by TÜV Italy.



Andrea Servida, Head of the Task Force Legislation Team, Directorate General Communication Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission
Andrea Servida is Head of the Task Force "Legislation Team (eIDAS) in Directorate General 'Communication networks, content and technology' (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission.
From 2006 to 2012, he was Deputy Head of the Unit "Internet; Network and Information Security" in DG INFSO where he co-managed the Unit and was in charge of defining and implementing the strategies and policies on network and information security, critical information infrastructure protection, electronic signature and identification.
From 1993 to 2005, he worked in the European Commission ICT research programmes (ESPRIT, IT, IST and ICT) dealing with safety critical systems, software engineering, database technology, privacy enhancing technologies, biometrics, dependability and cyber security.
Before joining the European Commission in 1993, he worked in industry for nearly eight years as a project manager of international R&D projects on decision support systems for environmental, civil and industrial emergency and risk management.
He graduated with Laude in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and carried out PhD studies on fuzzy sets and artificial intelligence at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.



John Erik Setsaas, Senior Development Architect, Signicat AS
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 Senior Development Architect at Signicat AS focusing on creating great and simple to use solutions for identity proofing, authentication and electronic signatures.
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





Dr. Huma Shah, Research Fellow, School of Computing, Electronic and Mathematics, Coventry University
Huma Shah has a PhD in cybernetics from Reading University.
Huma’s profile on Academia.edu is in the top 5% with over 13,500 document views . Her co-authored papers include one of the most-read computer science papers in 2015 , and two are in the ‘Top 3’ most-read articles in the journal of experimental and theoretical artificial intelligence  (JETAI). With her research collaborator Professor Kevin Warwick, the first human cyborg, she has written Turing’s Imitation Game: Conversations with the Unknown. The book will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
She is a member of the Alan Turing Centenary Advisory Committee and she was active in raising awareness of Turing’s work for centenary events.  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.
Practical Turing test experiments reveal useful information relating to trust bestowed by humans on machines in human-computer interaction.



Jon Shamah, Consultant, EJ Consultants
Jon Shamah is a graduate of Southampton University, specialising in Aeronautics & Astronautics.
A Chartered Information Technology Professional, and a recognised international digital Identity & Trust Subject Matter Expert, he specialises in maximising the technology and operational value chain of very large scale eID schemes, critical national infrastructures and national programmes.
Jon was the recipient of the 2009 EEMA Fellowship Award for Services to European e-identity, and is currently the Vice-Chairman of EEMA. He is a frequent public speaker on issues surrounding identity and Trust.
Jon was a long-term consultant on eID issues to the Nordic Banking and Payments Consortium, NETS, and contributes to European Programs such as SSEDIC, STORK2.0, ECIM, CloudforEurope and FutureID.
In addition, Jon is former co-chairman of ITU-T,SG17,Joint Coordination for Identity and is a member of the Advisory Board of TDL ("Trust In Digital Life“).



Jacoba Sieders, Head Identity & Access Management, ABNAMRO Bank
Dedicated to Identity- & Access Management 16 years ago. In her current position as global Head Identity- & Access Management, she is accountable for digital identity management and for the digital access to ABN AMRO Bank’s transactions, data and systems, for the online and mobile customers and for all employees.
Jacoba drives innovation and new concepts for identity strategies within, but also outside of ABN AMRO Bank. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the platform ID-Next, an independent European think-tank focusing on all relevant areas related to digital identity. Her experience includes setting up global identity infrastructures and creating one e-id for a global bank across 60 countries. She developed the legal data protection framework, introduced role-based, developed models for functional management, for managing data quality, and currently works on attribute based access management to serve a Service Oriented Architecture and new concepts of authentication.



Christoph Sorge, Professor at Saarland University
Christoph Sorge received his diploma (master equivalent) in Information Engineering and Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2004, and his PhD in computer science from the same university in 2007. He worked as a research scientist at NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, from 2008 to 2010, focusing on security and privacy research. After four years as a “Juniorprofessor” at the University of Paderborn, he joined Saarland University in 2014, where he currently holds the juris Professorship of Legal Informatics. He is a professor at the university’s school of law, a co-opted member of its computer science department, and a member of the Center for IT Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA). His research focus is on applied IT security and privacy, as well as computer science applications in the judiciary and administration. Besides his technical research, Christoph Sorge also investigates legal aspects related to IT security and privacy, including electronic signatures, data protection legislation, and the law of crypto currencies. Overall, he has more than 60 publications.



Andrew Taylor, CEO, BeCyberSure
Andrew served for 26 years in the British Army, firstly in the Grenadier Guards and then in the Intelligence Corps. He served in various locations around the world in a variety of interesting roles. His final tour was with the British National Intelligence Cell in Sarajevo, Bosnia providing high level intelligence support to IFOR/SFOR commanders. After leaving the Army he spent 12 years working for Investment Banks in the City of London where he created an intelligence product for dealing with ‘Event Driven’ trading. In the main this provided vital open source intelligence to bank proprietary trading desks and hedge funds to support their investment strategies. In 2010, he began working on an idea to create a system which supports SME’s in the fight against cyber crime. Smaller companies, where managers frequently wear several hats simultaneously, usually do not have the scale or deep pockets which appear to be the primary driver for mainstream vendor interest. Nor, usually, do they have the sophisticated management structure they need to defend themselves against the myriad threats which they face as they seek to defend their data and intellectual property from cyber criminals. He founded Bronzeye IBRM in mid 2015. The company has a core of highly talented and experienced specialists. The team offers an AA type service to SMEs in their Information Security needs through its ‘BeCyberSure' subscription service. BeCyberSure covers the full spectrum of the ‘Information Security’ threat, including physical security, cyber security, governance, staff awareness, education and training and business continuity issues such as crisis management, disaster recovery, media management, cyber legal and insurance and various other matters.



Dinand Tinholt, Vice President, Capgemini Consulting
Dinand is Vice President with Capgemini Consulting. Dinand started his career as a consultant in the field of supply chain management. He worked internationally for global clients in the field of energy, manufacturing & production as well as the services sector and government. After that he worked for more than five years as the manager of a data management and -analysis unit of a regulatory authority in the domain of energy and utilities.
Dinand is currently Capgemini's global EU Account Director. He is actively involved in numerous programmes and studies in the field of the Digital Single Market, Digital Entrepreneurship, Open Data, pan-European interoperability, e-Government, cross-border services, Digital Transformation and innovation.


Marcel van Kleef, Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Since I joined Deloitte I have taken the opportunity to grow within Cyber Security. For me, one of the most interesting subjects is Digital Identity. I believe that our society is currently undergoing a transformation towards a true digital society and that Digital Identity is one of the key enablers of this transformation.
I like to work on where innovation, digital identity and security meat each other.



Gregory Vigroux, Mobile Certificate-based Solutions specialist, Gemalto
Gregory has 10 years international expertise in the IT & Technology sector and is currently the solution owner and strategy leader for mobile certificate-based solutions in Gemalto’s Identity and Authentication unit. Gregory has extensive experience in both the Telecom and IT sectors and has been instrumental in leading innovations across different mobile areas. His focus is to assess enterprise needs, anticipate trends for growth and structure value propositions for the certificate-based authentication market. His passion is to bring innovation to the hands of customers and end-users by enabling high assurance security in simple, non-obtrusive ways.
Prior to his current role, Gregory was marketing manager at Netsize, a French mobile payment pioneer, which was later acquired by Gemalto. At Netsize, Gregory was focused on value-added payment services.
Gregory holds a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from EPSI of Montpellier (France, 2003).



Sebastian Zehetbauer, Innovations Engineer, Austrian State Printing House
Sebastian Zehetbauer studied Business Economics in Austria and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Applied Science. After working as a security auditor for several years he started working at the Austrian State Printing House in 2010. He held the position as project management while he implemented the new Austrian drivers license and Vehicle registration card. In 2012 he changed to the department of Innovations where he is mainly responsible for the development and application of new technologies within the OeSD.


Dug Campbell

Product Manager



Dug Campbell is fascinated by Bitcoin and the disruptive influence that the blockchain will have on the future of business and society. A keen blogger, he speaks regularly on the topic, helping organisations and financial institutions understand the potential of the technology. He has provided press commentary to BBC, STV and CNN amongst others whilst also running the Scottish Bitcoin Meetup and founding the Scottish Bitcoin Conference.


After spending over a decade as a startup lawyer to technology entrepreneurs and investors, he became an independent digital strategy consultant, working with UK technology businesses including Skyscanner. When he’s not speaking about the blockchain to anyone who’ll listen, he now works as Product Manager at miiCard, an Edinburgh-based FinTech startup that gives consumers control of their own identities online.

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