Chair of Strategic Council of the Dutch eID Framework
Ministry of the Interior and Kindgdom 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
Strategic Development Director - Digital Identity & Deputy Director - TAdviser
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.
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
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.
EVP Global Sales and Marketing
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.
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
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.
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.
PhD Department of Computer Science Research Group Multimedia and Security Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
Andrey Makrushin is Europe's leading scientific expert in the field of morphing fraud with significant research experience in building and protection of biometric systems and business IT security. Author of more than 30 scientific publications. Acting researcher of Project group Multimedia and Security of Otto Von Guericke University of Magdeburg.
Regional Sales Director
SPS IN Groupe
Nicolas has Master Degree of Information Security from ISFA Lyon, as well as Master Degree of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cryptography and Information Security from University of Bordeaux. Nicola lead many significant security and legal identity regional projects within the industry as well as export and business development projects.
Chief Innovation & Sales Officer
G2K Group GmbH
Joerg 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.
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.