Chair of Strategic Council of the Dutch eID Framework
Ministry of the the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands
After a carrier in academia & business, Elly Plooij was from 1994-2004 MEP and also served as vice-President of the European Parliament.
As a scientist and politician, she was involved from the very start in the digitalisation of society and concerned about privacy, trust and security. for citizens, companies and governmental institutions as well. Since 2012, she is on behalf of the Dutch Government chairing the Strategic Council that is responsible for the Governance and further development of the Dutch eID Trust framework for citizens and business
Head of Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud
Claudio joined Frontex in July 2007 and until January 2018 worked in the Operations Division of Frontex as Head of Air Border Sector, where he led operational activities amongst border guards for enhancing the security of the EU external borders – about 130 airports were regularly involved in Frontex Air Border activities at that time. Claudio entered the Italian ‘Polizia di Stato’ in March 1989. He is a Lieutenant Colonel and, prior to joining Frontex, served as Chief of Operations, leading 200 officers at the Venice border police. Claudio’s background encompasses police and frontier control, incorporating integrated border management, transnational criminal investigations, counter terrorism, asylum/refugee management, and international cooperation.He holds a master’s degree in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Trieste, Italy; completed post-graduate training at the Superior Police Academy in Rome; and graduated with an Executive MBA from the University of Québec at Montreal (UQAM) and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)
Executive Vice President
David Gerulski, Integrated Biometrics Executive Vice President, has over 20 years of experience in high-growth security technology companies. He has spent the past four years working with partners and end-users to deliver the benefits of light emitting sensor (LES) biometric fingerprint technology into identity management solutions. David also contributes to news outlets and has been featured as a security expert in national media.
Head of Fingerprint Unit and Face Project Police Forensic Data Management Sub-Directorate
Mr Branchflower joined New Scotland Yard fingerprint branch in England in 1984 as a trainee fingerprint officer. Qualifying as a fingerprint expert in 1989, in 1990 he became a fingerprint officer with INTERPOL at its headquarters in Lyon France. In his 30 years working with INTERPOL he has participated in many INTERPOL European and International working groups on fingerprint standards, AFIS, training, DVI (disaster victim Identification) and DNA.
Currently as Head of the Fingerprint Unit and Face project his main duties are the organisation of INTERPOL fingerprint/face services, managing the organisation of meetings and conferences. Currently Mr Branchflower is involved in several new identification projects involving foreign terrorist fighters, developing regional INTERPOL forensic teams and capacity and developing data sharing of fingerprint and face data between INTERPOL member countries. Increasing the sharing and storing by member countries and making biometrics available to frontline police services is vital to the organisations vision of making the world a safer place.
UK Association of Document Validation Professionals
Tony Machin is the Chairman of the Association of Document Validation Professionals (ADVP). The ADVP was created in January 2018 to help promote the wider use of risk based electronic validation of identity documents across the public and private sectors and to represent the growing number of companies operating in the sector. Tony is also CEO at TrustID, a major business in the UK identity document validation sector. Tony’s previous experience in corporate finance and in CEO positions in leading UK and European consumer finance companies means he brings strong leadership and excellent knowledge of compliance and regulatory matters related to identity checking
Senior Government Sales Manager - Europe
Entrust Datacard Limited
From a career that now spans 40 years with Entrust Datacard, Mark has extensive knowledge of International government identity business, with a prime focus on the global document personalization market. His role is focused on establishing relationships and developing business with key integrators and governments in primarily the European market to empower Governments with digital solutions. Mark Pavitt holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (HND), together with various qualifications in business management, including Certificates in Management Studies (CMA) and Business and Financial diplomas.
Local Security Officer - DG HR and Security
Mr. Deschrijvere owns a Master degree in engineering (Telecommunications) from the University of Brussels (ULB). For more than 15 years he worked as a software engineer, project manager and security consultant in private sector for major ICT-players in Europe. Francis joined the European Commission in 2006 as IT service manager with the Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) and proceeded as Infrastructure Manager and finally - as Security Officer for the DG. From 2014 to 2015 Francis was in charge of the Task Force for setting-up new form of the EU Laissez-Passer (LP). Currently he is Local Security Officer for EU Laissez-Passer within DG Human Resources and Security, as well as CISA and CISSP certification holder.
Head of Travel Document Business Unit
Janos Friss has Maser Degree in International Trade from the University of Economics of Budapest. He spent 52 years in various jobs, including diplomatic positions. His professional career always related to business development, trade promotion and sales. Out of these printing-related activities covered 27 years.
Janos started with the Jura Group, his present employer, in 2000, as one of the three Jura regional sales directors until 2010. Since 2010 he is the global sales director for Jura’s Government Solutions Business Unit, promoting patented security applications for photo-carrying travel documents.
Marketing Manager for Secure Identity
Jan-Niklas Strehler joined NXP as a Business Analyst for the Secure Identity Product Line in 2017. Graduated as an Economist from the University of Hamburg, he formerly conducted research in the field of Labor Productivity with the particular focus on Innovation, Technology, and their impact on Productivity. Since 2018, Jan-Niklas serves NXP as a Secure Identity Marketing Manager located in Hamburg, Germany. In this role, Jan-Niklas oversees NXP’s marketing of Secure Identity solutions globally.
Sales Manager eID Solutions - Europe
cv cryptovision GmbH
Adam Ross is an IT security professional with two decades of experience in diverse sectors such as retail, transportation, and military. For the past nine years he has served as Product and Sales Manager for eID solutions at cryptovision, a German company specializing in securing electronic identities. As an eID specialist, Adam has been actively involved in several national electronic identity card projects around the world where he actively advises enterprises and government agencies in how best to deal with the challenges of integrating and securing smart documents. Most notably, he spent the last five years as Technical Advisor facilitating the deployment of the two largest Public Key Infrastructures projects in Africa which are used to secure biometric eID documents within the ECOWAS.
Digital Identity Director, Head of Digital Identity Business Unit
PJSC "Rosteleсom” Government of Russia
After graduating with honors from National Research Nuclear University in 2009 and Skolkovo Programs “Business Digital Transformation” and “Digital Platforms”, Ivan Berov started his career as a senior analysist in PJSC “Rostelecom”. Having significant national digital development projects in his professional portfolio, Mr. Berov now is a Lead Country Expert for Strategic Development of Digital Identity with PJSC “Rostelecom” as well as Strategic Director of “TAdviser” Center under the Government of Russia.
Chief Innovation & Sales Officer
G2K Group GmbH
Jörg Hensen is heading the global sales activities of the G2K Group, being responsible for
business development, sales strategy and extension of G2K activities to additional regions. Before his role at G2K, Mr. Hensen worked for consulting giant Ernst & Young focusing on risk, emergency & crisis management.
Prior to his career in the private sector Joerg Hensen has been a Major in the German Armed
Forces on specialized military missions in Germany and abroad. Mr. Hensen holds an MBA in International Management and a Diploma in Politics & Social Science with focus on foreign and security politics.
Founder of Verisec AB, a public IT Security Tech Company, listed on the Nasdaq Nordic Growth Market. Mr. Henrikson holds an LL.M. in International Private law and has worked with European regulations relating to the areas of Digital Identity and Data Protection, including GDPR, eIDAS, and PSD2
PhD Department of Computer Science Research Group Multimedia and Security Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Dr. Andrey Makrushin graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University where he studied applied mathematics and computer science. Since 2007 he has been with the Advanced Multimedia Security Lab at the University of Magdeburg where he received his M.Sc. degree in Data and Knowledge Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He has participated in several scientific projects joining the two disciplines of biometrics and forensics including topics like handwriting-based user authentication, digital dactyloscopy and face recognition. He is an author or co-author of more than 30 research papers. He serves as a reviewer for several prominent scientific journals on multimedia forensics and biometrics. His research interests include biometrics, pattern recognition, image processing, and digital image forensics
Regional Sales Director
SPS IN Groupe
Nicolas Mivielle joined SPS IN Groupe in 2018, after having spent a large part of his career in the government business sector. He graduated from the ISFA School as a Mathematics Engineer, with a major in Cryptography and Information Security, and started his career in what is today known as Idemia, starting in project management and business development functions, before taking the responsibility for Latin America Sales for ID Programs, where he was based in Bogota – Colombia. He left the world of Identification in 2013 to join KBA-Notasys and manage Banknote Printing solutions Sales in LATAM and returned to Europe to join the KBA-NotaSys Headquarters in Switzerland, in the After Sales department.
He is now Sales Director for SPS IN Groupe, with responsibility for Key accounts Management and Business Development activities in Europe and CIS regions, for identity, banking and transportation programs.
Business Development Director. Identity Business Unit Director
Sergey Yeliseyev counts with 15+ years experience in the smart card and identity document business. Prior to setting up X Infotech in 2006, he worked in sales positions at a major Nordic software and services company. As a highly experienced top-level executive, Sergey is recognized for his infinite dedication and in-depth commitment to eID projects. He has consulted companies, governments, and closed million dollar deals across the world. Sergey holds a Master in Computer Science.
University of Cambridge & Blockchain International Training
Richard Lewington is an Examiner & Invigilator at the University of Cambridge's assessment department, and Lead Educator at Blockchain International Training. He is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2019.
Richard has gained over 12 years’ experience training in a number of large corporations including Deloitte, Clifford Chance and Barclays Bank, as well as through consulting for governmental institutions such as the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, the Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy, and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Business Development Director
Jean-Francois is in charge of business development and actively involved in biometric smart card projects for Linxens Group. Prior his current position, Jean-Francois gained a unique experience as a Program Manager for major mobile OEM projects as Marketing Director and Vice President of Engineering and Operations for main players of semiconductors and security industry, including Thales, NXP Semiconductors and AMS AG. Jean-Francois graduated from Physics and Engineering at the Ecole Centrale de Marseille in France
Senior Account Manager CEE
WACOM For Business
Máté Farkas is working for Wacom for Business as a senior account manager for the CEE region. With an MSc. Diploma from the Electrical Engineering and Informatics Dept. of Technical University of Budapest, he combines the professional bases with project management and business process knowledge in several business segments. Coming from the consulting and solution providing sector he has a solid, 15+ years background of enterprise IT implementation projects in the field of digitisation, process improvements including digital and handwritten signatures.
Sales & Marketing Director
Micaal graduated from the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Manchester in the UK and in 2008 joined Reconnaissance International, a UK-based consultancy for the currency and secure document sectors, first as Business Development Manager and consequently taking on the role of Regional Director spearheading the company’s activities for the ID and travel documents market amongst other things. With experience in technology and market research, IPR management and sales and marketing Micaal has been a frequent contributor to some of the leading industry newsletters, publications and market reports. In 2020 he has joined Demax in Bulgaria as Sales & Marketing Director to lead the company’s international sales activities.
Deputy Head of Digital Security Department
The Central Bank of Russian Federation
Technical Director of eID Nordic-Baltic Cooperation NOBID Project
The Nordic Council of Ministers