|Cornelia Rogall-Grothe |
State Secretary - Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany
1977 Desk officer at the Federal Ministry of the Interior
1990 Head of Division, Federal Ministry of the Interior
1995 Director, Directorate-General V (Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Public Law; EU Law), Federal Ministry of the Interior
1999 Director, Directorate-General M (Migration; Integration; Refugees; European Harmonisation), Federal Ministry of the Interior
2006 Director-General, Directorate-General V, Federal Ministry of the Interior
2010 State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology
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| ||Sami O. AlHussayen |
Director Manager, Information Technology Department
Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Arabia
Sami O. AlHussayen worked as a researcher at king Abdulaziz city for science and technology, then as an instructor at College of telecommunication and information technology. He has worked as a consultant for various government and non government agencies and currently works as TVTC CIO which has about 15000 trainers and about 100000 trainees. Mr. AlHussayen has headed many strategic projects such as the first government Security Operation Center (SOC). TVTC is the leading E GOV implementation in Saudi Arabia for 4 consecutive years.
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| ||Ruth Annus |
Head of Migration and Border Policy Department at the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia. Citizenship policy, migration and asylum policy, border policy, identity management policy and identity documents policy are within her responsibility.
Ruth Annus has been working at the Ministry of the Interior since 2000. She started as a chief specialist and in 2001 she became deputy head of Aliens Department. 2002-2006 she worked as head of Aliens Department and 2006-2008 as head of Citizenship and Migration Policy Department . Since 2008 she has been head of Migration and Border Policy Department. Ruth Annus has coordinated the development of Estonian citizenship and migration policy for more than ten years. Currently she is also a member of the supervisory board of Integration and Migration Foundation “Our People”.
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|Christophe Arnaud |
Vice President Marketing & Business Development - IER, France
Christophe Arnaud spent several years in management consulting, as Sales Manager in the Automotive industry and as Business Analyst in a global hi-tech company, before moving to IER where he is Business Unit Manager, in charge of Access control, check-in and boarding solutions. IER is the leading technology supplier for passenger and baggage processing solutions for the air transportation industry.
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|Mohammad Aseeri |
ID Program Manager - National Information Center,
Mohammad Aseeri is the Identity Program Manager at the National Information Center (NIC); the IT arm of the Saudi Arabian Ministry Of Interior (MOI).
He has been with NIC since 1988 and has over years of experience in the design and implementation of secure ID solutions starting as technical advisor for MOIs in-house implementation of the Machine Readable Passport in 2000-2001.
His responsibilities include oversight of all physical, electronic, and digital Identity initiatives, and he heads the Saudi Arabia delegation to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) unified e-ID standard technical and advisory committees.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.
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|Ratan Bajaj |
Commissioner of Income Tax - Ministry of Finance, India
Ratan Bajaj joined the lndian Revenue Service in 1979. Besides holding key positions at various levels in the lncome Tax department and federal government of lndia, he has had a long and strong association with Direct Tax Reforms in lndia.
Over the years, he has played a key role in various ICT programs of the lncome Tax department, most notable being the enrolment for taxpayer identification number (PAN), a runaway success. He has worked closely with multi lateral agencies, such as ADB, CIDA, USAID and World Bank.
He has delivered lectures on e-governance and the use of ICT in tax systems to tax administrators from neighboring countries, including Nepal and Sri Lanka. He has received national award for e-governance and international recognition for contribution to use of ICT in public systems in lndia.
Mr. Bajaj regularly participates in national and international conferences on use of ICT in public systems, large scale citizen identity systems and use of biometries. He is passionate about harnessing the potential of ICT to usher in efficient and effective governance, with the aim of providing inclusive growth and creation of an egalitarian society.
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|Dr. Eckart Brauer |
Senior Officier - Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany
Dr. Eckart Brauer is a civil servant in the Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany. As a senior officer he is responsible for biometrics strategy and document security in the domestic, EU and international context.
Within that function Dr. Brauer is a Member of the Committee pursuant to EU Regulation 1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas, passports and residence permits (known as Article-6-Committee). Furthermore Dr. Brauer is a Member of the ICAO Technical Advisory Group on Machine Readable Travel Documents (TAG MRTD). In addition Dr. Brauer is a Member of the ICAO Public Key Directory Board (PKD Board). He chaired the PKD Board from 2008 to 2011.
Dr. Brauer has more than 19 years of professional experience in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Office for Information Security and the Martin Luther University (Halle / Germany).
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|Martin Fiedler |
Senior Researcher - Fraunhofer Institute for Materialflow and Logistics
Martin Fiedler is working as senior researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund, Germany. Before joining Fraunhofer IML he worked on decentralized organized material flow systems. At Fraunhofer he is on the one side a consultant for ID systems use in logistics. His main research focus is on applications of the Internet of Things for production and logistics. Currently he is work package leader in the European project IoT-A (Internet of Things Architecture), which is the European FP7 flagship project to establish and to evolve a federating architectural reference model for the Future Internet of Things. On national level Mr. Fiedler is working on other research projects covering the use of RFID and GSM/GPS- based smart objects within logistics.
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|Florent Frederix |
Trust and Security unit - Communications Networks, Content & Technology Directorate General European Commission
Florent Frederix became Head of Sector RFID in 2006 at the European Commission and is also Editor-in-Chief since January 1, 2012 of the International Journal of Advanced Logistics.
He joined the European Commission in 2001 as Scientific Officer with responsibility for parts of the European Framework 7 Research and Development program. Before that he was Research Programs Manager at Alcatel. In that role he contributed for over 10 years, as initiator of some of the more important projects, to Alcatel's success in ADSL (broadband over telephone). Prior to joining Alcatel in 1991, Mr. Florent was coordinator of the team that developed the Aesthedes line art design system. In 1989 the referential Seybold report named it "a world leading line art design system”. Because of its mythical characteristics Aesthedes became also an official part of the heritage of the Netherlands in 2012, safeguarding its place in European computer history.
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|Bruno Fridenbergs-Ansbergs |
Head of Postal Division - Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
Bruno Fridenbergs-Ansbergs has been working as manager of the Postal division of the Public Utilities Commission since its establishment in 2001.
Throughout his career, he has been trying to help build a truly open Latvian postal market and strengthen the universal postal service. He has been a delegate to the UPU congress, participated in CEPT and EC. Before working at the Public Utilities Commission he worked at the University of Latvia focusing mainly in the transport and logistics issues.
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|Jens Fromm |
Senior Researcher - Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
Jens Fromm is head of the research group electronic identity and leading numerous industry and research projects for one of the largest European research associations the Fraunhofer Society. His research focus at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems Fokus is on sociological and technical trust relations, electronic identities and technical and organizational interoperability. As the head of the Test- and Demonstrationcenter German eID (Test- und Demonstrationszentrum neuer Personalausweis) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Interior, his current focus is on accompanying the introduction of Germanys electronic identity card, predominantly the so called eID-function. Prior to his appointment at the Fraunhofer Fokus, Mr. Fromm worked for four years as a project manager for the German-Polish World Trade Center Frankfurt (Oder)/ Slubice where he ran several European and transatlantic projects, including in the fields of eGovernment and IT.
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|Jesper Frederik Gottlieb |
Project Manager - Danish State Railway
Jesper Frederik Gottlieb is a project manager projecting top 10 projects in the Danish State Rail, certified as IPMA level C, Prince2, Scrum Master/Product Owner and Team Leader. He has a consistent 5-year track record of success in the management of business and IT critical projects for Danish State Rail.
During the past 3 years he has build up with solid experience within the field of mobile solutions. He is experienced in all project phases and processes described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Mr. Gottlieb has managed business and IT projects from initiation to closing and has joined projects in progress, some of which were in trouble and needed a strong hand to bring them back on track. The duration of his projects range from months to years, from small applications to multi-year programs and from single-user departments to nation-wide rollouts.
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|Jens Grabeleu |
Senior Manager Information and Punctuality Management - Fraport, Germany
Jens Grabeleu has been Senior Manager Traffic and Terminal Management at Fraport AG since 2000. Fraport is owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, one of the leading companies in the airport business worldwide.
He is responsible for process innovations, business information management and IT program management for airport expansion within the business unit.
He joined Fraport as an graduated engineer managing the operational airport support for the New Athens International Airport from Frankfurt.
Mr. Grabeleu held various positions, including Airside Capacity, Strategic Business Development and System Development Terminals.
Mr. Grabeleu successfully delivered projects such as the implementation of common use check-in kiosk services at Frankfurt Airport.
With extensive experience and management skills in the engineering of operational processes of a major international hub, he also represents Fraport in IATA’s Passenger Experience Management Group.
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|Steven Griner |
Coordinator, Civil Identity Program of the Americas - Organization of American States, USA
Steven Griner graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in Modern Languages and Business Administration. After graduation until 1989, he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in Appropriate Technology. Upon his return from Guatemala, Mr. Griner studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where he earned his Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and International Economics.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Griner worked at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a nongovernmental organization that provides assistance to democratic institutions throughout the world through election observation, training seminars and civic education campaigns. He joined the OAS Unit for the Promotion of Democracy in 1993. As a Senior Specialist at the Unit, Mr.Griner managed the Special Program of Support to Guatemala and the OAS Inter-American Forum on Political Parties. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Chief of the Electoral Observation Section of the OAS Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation where he has observed more than 50 elections in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Central Asia. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the OAS Civil Identity Program of the Americas.
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|Waldemar Grudzien |
Director - Association of German Banks
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien worked as a process engineer at Berlin’s water company and at Berlin Technical University’s Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management.
In October 2001, Mr Grudzien joined the Association of German Banks. He works in the Retail Banking and Banking Technology Department, where he is responsible for security issues associated with card-based payment systems, approval processes, IT security, Biometry and Security Strategy.
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|Ingrid Grüning |
Secure eID-Applications - Federal Office for Information Security, Germany
Ingrid Grüning started her career as a scientific officer in the field of marked and media research in Frankfurt.
Since 2010, Ms Grüning works in the section “Official Electronic ID Documents” and later “Secure eID-Applications” of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn.
Her current fields of activities are the EU-wide cross border interoperability of electronic identities and the De-Mail-Project in Germany.
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|Peter Hanel |
Senior Project Manager - Ministry of Interior, Austria
Peter Hanel has a solid background with the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Austria where he worked on a variety of issues related to criminal, asylum and immigration issues for more than 25 years. Additional experience as an early member of the Europol project management board, numerous Interpol and EU working groups complement his familiarity in these areas.
Until late 2005 Peter Hanel has been working within the European Commission’s Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security. His tasks were the coordination, planning and implementation of large-scale Pan European IT projects such as EURODAC (biometric asylum system) and first steps of SIS and VIS. At the same time Mr Hanel dealt with the biometric aspects of these projects, the general biometric co-ordination in the area of Justice, Freedom and Security and possible synergies of IT structures between European authorities.
After some years working with industry and international organisations, such as with ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development) and other consultancy to EU institutions, he continued working with the Austrian Ministry of Interior.
Today Mr. Hanel has a key role within the Prüm Mobile Competence Team (MCT). This team, working out of the German BKA, has been set up under the EU Commission’s funded ISEC Program (i.e. Prevention of and Fight against Crime) in order to support EU Member States in implementing Council Decision 2008/615/JHA.
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| ||Jürgen Hase |
Vice President M2M Competence Center - Deutsche Telekom
Jürgen Hase joined Deutsche Telekom in 2011 to head the M2M Competence Center. Within Deutsche Telekom he is responsible for the international M2M business. Mr. Hase has worked more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry and in the M2M sector. He is also Chairman of the M2M alliance.
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|Christopher Hornek |
Travel Document Security programme manager - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretariat, Austria
Christopher Hornek joined the OSCE Secretariat’s Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) in 2003. During the winter of 2004-2005 he held a short-term position as Political Officer at the OSCE Centre in Tashkent, where he managed the Security Co-operation, Freedom of the Media and Parliamentary Support programmes.
In his current position, Mr. Hornek manages the Travel Document Security (TDS) programme, the OSCE’s largest counter-terrorism portfolio. In this capacity he has identified numerous OSCE policy contributions, including promoting participation in the ICAO PKD, as well as managing projects for Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bosnia, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. He regularly participates in the ICAO Technical Advisory Group and its working groups on New Technologies and Implementation and Capacity Building.
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|Major General Shafiqul Islam |
Former Military Secretary - Bangladesh Army
Major General Shafiqul Islam is the Executive Director of CRP, Bangladesh. Prior to this appointment he served for thirty four years in the army in the communication and aviation branch. He was the Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals and also served as the Military Secretary of the Bangladesh Army. During that appointment he also worked as the Chief Coordinator of the bio-metric National ID and Voter Registration Project. In that project 80.11 million voter eligible citizen’s bio-metric data base and multi-purpose national ID was completed within 18 months and with the least possible cost.
He is one of the pioneer pilots of Bangladesh Army Aviation. In his earlier career, he held a variety of command, staff and instructional appointments. General Islam has also traveled to various countries for training, courses, exercises and as member of delegations. He served in former Yugoslavia as United Nations Military Observer for one year.
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|Pedro Janices |
Chief of the Cabinet Office, National Director - National Office of Information Technologies, Argentina
Pedro Janices began his career in public administration as media department computing coordinator of Argentinean Presidency. In 2005 he was Technology and Security Director of Ministry of Interior. Then he served as Technology and Security Director of Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights. Actually, he serves as National Director of the National Office of Information Technologies and Federal Government CIO.
Through the years Mr. Janices has developed and coordinated projects such as the Individual Full Identification Database with biometric systems implementation, the technological implementation of the e-Passport and the e-CI (electronic id) and optimization, upgrade and widening of the AFIS system of the Federal Police, as well as the optimization of the biometric duties with the Recidivism National Registry and the biometric access control system facial of the Federal Penitentiary Service.
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|Anil Kumar Khachi |
Deputy Director General - Unique Identification Authority of India
Anil Kumar Khachi is a senior civil servant with the Government of India. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1986 after a post graduation in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. After a distinguished career in the province of Himachal Pradesh in North India, where he held a number of important assignments, including serving as the Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Commissioner in the Deptt of Finance and Budget, Director (Finance) in the State Power Utility, Director of Industries and Chief Electoral Officer, he joined the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in June 2010 on a 5 year deputation.
Mr. Kumar Khachi leads the UIDAI team responsible for enrolments, analytics and quality issues in enrolments. The team has defined the enrolment strategy, worked on developing the entire eco-system of partners for the enrolment work, defined processes for front end enrolments, developed the enrolment quality control process and leveraged the information available to develop a robust MIS and Analytics framework.
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|Māris Kleinbergs |
CEO, Chairman of the Board - Latvijas Pasts
Māris Kleinbergs started his career in the Foreigne Trade Ministry’s state trade enterprise „Latimeks” in the position of the Head of Foreign International Relations Division in 1991. In 1992 he was promoted to the position of director of this company.
Mr. Kleinbergs has a large experience in the logistics industry companies. He continued his career in the management of the companies in the industry of logistics as Kuehne&Nagel from 1998 and director of Latvian branch of the company SIA „Avers centrs” from 2002.
Mr. Kleinbergs joined designated postal operator of Latvia SJSC „Latvijas Pasts” in 2006 in the position of the Operations Director. He was responsible for all proceses of mail exchange, sorting, transportation and distribution. The great challange was relocation of all sorting processes to new premises in the first his year in Latvijas Pasts. In the years of his work in the postion of Operations Director Latvijas Pasts has experienced major changes in the mail handling processes. In 2012 Māris Kleinbergs was appointed as a Chairman of the Board of the SJSC „Latvijas Pasts” – designated postal operator of the Republic of Latvia and a major player in the country’s postal market.
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|Dr. Ralf Knels |
Medical Director - Red Cross Blood Donor Service East, Institute Cottbus, Germany
Dr. Ralf Knels worked for five years in the fields of urology and surgery, after studying human medicine in Hungary. He has been working in transfusion medicine in several positions since 1996 (Donor Examination, Head of Quality Control, Head of Production, Qualified Person by German Drug Law). Additionally Dr. Knels was the Vice Medical Director of the Dresden institute since 2007 and starting from April 2009 he is the Medical Director of the Cottbus institute of the German Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service East and responsible for the immune hematological labs in several hospital.
As part of the centralization at DRK-BSD the construction of a new center in Dresden including a processing centre for approx. 340.000 whole blood units was done under his direct responsibility between 2002 and 2009. Improvements in product and transport quality as well as new data management solutions were implemented in this time. Resulting from these interests he was elected as chairperson of the Working Party “Information Technology” (WPIT) of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in 2011 and the Working Party "Automation and data processing" of the German Society for Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology (DGTI) (2002-2006 and 2011). One focus of his work is the introduction of RFID solutions in medicine.
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|Bernd Kowalski |
Director General - Federal Office for Information Society, Germany
Bernd Kowalski joined the Deutsche Bundespost / Deutsche Telekom in 1982 and worked first in the area of data communication networks and applications in Darmstadt. Since 1985 he was involved in various information security projects and several standardisation groups like, for example, the ITU work on X.509 Authentication Framework (1985-1988).
In 1990 he became product manager and head of the Productcenter Telesec of Deutsche Telekom that provided secure communications products and services, e.g. Certificate and Smartcard Services for public Digital Signature and corporate security solutions for business customers.
In 2002 he changed to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Bonn and took over a division that is responsible for Certification, Conformity Testing and the development of Protection Profiles and Technical Recommendations for infrastructure projects of the Federal Government, e.g. German ID-Card, eHealth and Smart Metering / Smart Grids.
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|Jean-François La Manna |
Expert Project Director - French Authority for Secure Documents, France
Jean-François LA MANNA, Expert Project Director at the ANTS, the French Authority for Secure Documents.
He graduated from ESCP Europe International School of Management with an Executive Master in Business Consulting (2008), from TelecomParisTech (1993) with MSc in Telecommunication Engineering and from the French Air Force Academy (1985) with MSc in Aeronautical Engineering.
In 2011 he joined the ANTS (Agence Nationale des Titres Securises, French Authority for Secure Documents). Previously he has been working for the ANSSI, the French Network and Information Security Agency, where he coordinated a team composed of 50+ engineers at the French Prime Minister Cyberdefense Center, and for the Ministry of Interior for more than 20 years. For many years, he worked as an IT Senior Specialist in the Telco sector and in a worldwide financial group as a Group Telecom Manager. He first began his professional career as a French Gendarmerie Officer and developed a dedicated acumen for solutions used in the field of Homeland Security and Digital Identity.
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|Marc Lange |
Secretary General, European Health Telematic Association (EHTEL), Belgium
Marc Lange is Secretary General of EHTEL (European Health Telematic Association) since 2005 and, in parallel, is providing consultancy services for public sector projects, in particular in relation to eID.
With regards to legal identity in particular, he has been involved between 2001 and 2004, in various activities of the eEurope Smart Card Charter project, including the first meetings of the Porvoo Working Group. Mr Lange has acted as convenor of the part of the eAuthentication CEN Workshop Agreement 15264-2005 defining an “Architecture for a European interoperable eID system within a smart card infrastructure”. In support of the European Commission, he has been the instigator of the eEHIC CEN Workshop Agreement 15974-2009 aiming at preparing the electronification of the European Health Insurance Card.
In parallel, since 2008, through EHTEL, he is contributing to policy discussions around the theme of European interoperability on identification management in the health care domain, leading to the drafting of a “Common eHealth Interoperability Roadmap for Europe”. Building on this roadmap, he is now part of the eID team of the eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI) working on a common approach for eID for eHealth.
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Professor for Computer Sciences
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer has more than 10 years of work experience in the IT Industry (IBM Development and Consulting, SAP Development) and in industrial research (IBM Research Center Heidelberg, SAP Research). During her time at SAP Research in Sophia Antipolis from 2004 to 2009, she participated in several EU projects. Since September 2009, Ms. Laube-Rosenpflanzer is professor for computer science at the Bern University of Applied Science, Division Computer Science. Beside her teaching duties, she is active in several European and Swiss research projects. The areas of her professional interests include eID solutions, identity and access management, cloud and service security and security patterns. Ms. Laube-Rosenpflanzer has published several scientific papers in her areas of interest.
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|Rob Leibrandt |
Senior Program Analyst for Traceability and Information Assurance - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, USA
Rob Leibrandt has been the US DoD procurement lead for Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Anti-counterfeiting and Unique Identification (UID) policy since 2003.
Since 2011, he has been the DoD lead on the Federal Anti-Counterfeit Working Group (ACWG) supporting the Executive Office of the President and leads the Risk Management and Traceability/Reporting subgroups reducing counterfeit parts in Government and Industry supply chains.
Rob has championed unique identification of individual assets for the Department of Defense. He chairs NATO Allied Committee 327, Working Group 5 which in 2010 developed NATO lifecycle management guidance for UID of Items (AUIDP-1) “NATO Guidance on UID of Items”.
In 2008 he received Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) Global's Don Percival Award and the US DoD Exceptional Civilian Service award. In 2009, Mr. Leibrandt received ID World’s Honorable Mention for the Asset Tracking track and was selected to Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) 100 in 2010 for his contributions to the growth and advancement of the AIDC industry.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He is DoD certified in Program Management, Systems Engineering and Quality Assurance. Mr. Leibrandt graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2001.
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|Stefania Leonardi |
PhD student, Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Stefania Leonardi after graduating in 2010, moved to Argentina and collaborated with the Facultad de Ciencias Veterinaria, Catedra de Zootecnia II, Universidad Nacional de la Plata. During this period she managed two beef cattle farms of the university and followed the project for the introduction of the RFID technology for the animal traceability and a project on the animal welfare.
Dr. Leonardi started her PhD at the Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, Università degli Studi di Milano. The PhD project involves the study of identification devices and electronic traceability systems (RFID, Qr-Code, GPS, etc.) for the bovine meat chain and validation by DNA techniques. In general, she deals with technological innovations and sensors applied to livestock production.
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|Stan Li |
Director - Center for Biometrics and Security Research, China
Stan Li is currently a professor at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition and the director of the Center for Biometrics and Security Research (CBSR). He worked at Microsoft Research Asia as a researcher from 2000 to 2004. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the fields of face recognition, pattern recognition and computer vision.
Stan Z. Li is an expert in face recognition, biometrics and intelligent video surveillance. He has published over 200 papers in international journals and conferences, and authored and edited 8 books. Other works include Handbook of Face Recognition and Encyclopedia of Biometrics. The EyeCU face recognition system he developed at Microsoft Research Asia was demonstrated by Bill Gate at a CNN interview. The AuthenMetric face recognition system and intelligent video surveillance system have been deployed in several national projects, including Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Shanghai 2010 World Expo, and immigration control at China borders. He is a co-chair of SAC/TC100/SC2 for biometrics standardization in China.
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|Tariq Malik |
Deputy Chairman - National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan
Muhammad Tariq Malik was appointed in strategic management role as Deputy Chairman by board members of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) in 2008, when he was leading Network Directorate of NADRA as General Manager. Mr. Malik brings 19 years of strategic management experience in implementing high profile citizen centric technology solutions in United States of America, Canada, Germany, Bahrain, Kenya and Pakistan. He is well-known in the project and technology management as a successful CIO, Senior Consultant Information Systems, Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Researcher of Information Technology in Public Sector. Prior to joining NADRA, he worked as Chief Technology Officer at Wayne County in State of Michigan, USA. Mr. Malik has the honor to work as IT Advisor to Ms. Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Recently, he has been nominated as a member of technical committee of World Bank tasked to help deveoping countries to implement social reforms and enforce borderanagement using biometric technology.
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|Barbara Mueller Philipps Sohn |
General Manager Marketing & Sales - iSM - Institut für System-Management, Germany
Barbara Mueller Philipps Sohn has been founder, shareholder and general director of a medium-sized group of globally acting and producing enterprises in the furniture fittings sector, before entering the iSM. For 5 years now she has been managing director of the section Marketing & Sales for the bi-Cube® product portfolio (Identity & Access Management, Single Sign-On and more) of the software producer iSM in Rostock, Germany. Due to her long-time experiences also on the international floor, she will assist to advance expansion of iSM onto foreign markets.
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|Alessandro Musumeci |
Group CIO Italian State Railways
Alessandro Musumeci gained experience both in companies with a national relevance (SOGEL, informatics & telecommunication, COS group) and in the international sphere (Cap Gemini, Andersen Consulting) operating both in the financial field (in the directorate systems of the Bank of S. Spirito) and in the public administration (through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting).
Executive Director since 1989, he covered roles either as technological manager (for instance from 1990 to 1995 as manager of the software's methodology and engineering at the Andersen Consulting of Rome) or as a coordinator for the production of complex information systems (for example on behalf of the University of Naples or the Ministry of Justice), head of organizations of large dimensions both in the national and international field.
From March 2002 to September 2006 he has been the General Director of the information systems of the Ministry of Education, University and Research and subsequently of the specialized directorate of the information systems of Milan's Municipality, dealing also with the editing of the technological brochure for Expo 2015.
Since November 2008 Mr. Musumeci is the Central Director of the information systems in the Italian State Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato).
From June 2006 to June 2010 he was the president of the Italian Federation of Directors in computerized firms (FIDA Inform), in which are associated around 1000 directors of information systems and 10 territorial clubs (Turin, Genoa, Milan, Padua, Bologna, Ancona, Perugia, Rome, Bari and Naples).
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|Marco Musumeci |
Programme Coordinator - UNICRI, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Switzerland
Marco Musumeci is actually Programme Coordinator within UNICRI Emerging Crimes Unit, while he is also UNICRI Liaison Officer in Geneva. He is the focal point for UNICRI Programme on counterfeiting, with direct coordination and management responsibilities for the implementation of all its activities. He is co-author of the first publication of UNICRI on counterfeiting and organized crime. Since 2007 Mr. Musumeci played an active role in building the Institute Programme on counterfeiting, providing substantive advice on the overall strategic development of its projects and on the creation of new alliances. He actually manages a portfolio of different projects focused on counterfeiting, with activities ranging from research to the design of training and awareness materials.
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|Heinrich Oehlmann |
Vice President Technology & AIDC
EHIBCC European Health Industry Business Communication Council
Heinrich Oehlmann has been involved in developing Automatic Data Capture in Europe since 1981 and joined the activities of EUCOMED and European Health Industry Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) in1986. The pioneering efforts in the field of data logistics and identification systems lead him to the following appointments: Chair of C.E.N. (Comité Européen de Normalisation in Bruxelles) Working Group 1 ORM, chair DIN committee, Data Capture and Methods, head of delegation for the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 committee AutoID, Technical Vice President of the European Health Industry Business Council also TC member of IHIBCC, the international Health Industry Council.
Because of his activities in the different areas of industry & health care, Mr. Oehlmann is active in transferring the latest results of developments and standardization of ID into practical applications of tracking and tracing. His efforts are focused on optimizing Health Care processes in conjunction with international traceability in close cooperation with the standardization institutes and industry liaisons. His latest achievements have been the standard “Unique Identification Mark – UIM” for small to the smallest medical devices, “ISO powered HIBC RFID Tag” and “Paper EDI”.
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| ||Chris Onyemenam |
DG & CEO - National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria
Chris 'E. Onyemenam is a seasoned administrator and professional manager with over 28 years post qualification experience spanning various sectors, including Academics, Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services, Non-governmental and Consulting. Until his calling to public service, Mr. Onyemenam was the Chief Economic Strategist and Head of Research, Economic Intelligence and Franchise Enhancement Group at Zenith Bank Plc. He was also the pioneer Executive Secretary and, later, Director Operations and Administration at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), where he participated actively in the development of major national policy initiatives under the annual Nigerian Economic Summit. Prior to this, Mr. Onyemenam was the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Money Market Association of Nigeria. He was also at one time the Permanent Secretary of the South African based African Business Roundtable (ABR). In 2006 he worked as the Secretary/Director General of the Secretariat of the Presidential Implementation Committee on the Implementation of Government decision on the Consumer Credit System Outsourcing Initiative and the Harmonisation of Identification Schemes in Nigeria. The visionary, excellent and thorough work of the Committee gave birth to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria. Chris Onyemenam is currently the Director General/CEO of the Commission.
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|Hamman Riza |
Director ICT Center - Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) Indonesia
Hamman Riza has an extensive 30-years experience in ICT, with emphasis in enterprise information system, broadband and mobile communication with in- depth experience in research, development, engineering and operation of IT system and network.
As a professional, he currently holds the position of Executive Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Center for Information and Communication Technology (PTIK), at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology - The Government of Indonesia.
Dr. Riza was the Director of Science and Technology Information Network (IPTEKnet) BPPT, a government internet service provider and held various positions in major Internet start-up companies as professional executive consultant.
Recently, he has served as the director in charge of various Indonesian ICT national projects including Indonesian National e-ID (e-KTP), Ubiquitous Government Service (Electronic Voting), National Defense Information System, Air Traffic Management System, Digital Broadcasting and Multimedia Digital Network, e-Government, e- Health, Safety, Security and Defense Information System. He has also undertaken System Integration for Government Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing Infrastructure (Data Center) and Government Information Policy and Service.
He has broad experiences in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) with the following exposure: Broadband Wireless Access and Next Generation Network, Enterprise Architecture and Executive Information System, IT Governance, Information Security, IT Strategic Planning and Business Continuity Planning, IT Project Management and IT Service Management, Language and Multimedia Technology etc.
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|Maurus Rohrer |
Developer - University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Mr. Rohrer is employed at the INKA Research Center at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, for which develop NFC/RFID based applications. His research interests include physical computing , NFC/RFID based systems and applied algorithms.
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|Mario Savastano |
Senior Reserarcher - Institute of Bio-structures and Bio-images, National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Mario Savastano works with the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) from 1982 and is current positin is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Bio-structures and Bio-images of Napoli. In 2001 he has been a member of the ad-hoc group on Performance and Testing of Biometrics of the Biometric Consortium (NIST – U.S.) and from 2002 is the Convenor of the ISO/IEC TC1 SC 37 (“Biometrics”) WG 6 (“Cross-jurisdictional and societal aspects of Biometrics”). In 2001/2002 Mario Savastano has been responsible of the work-package on the medical implications of biometrics in the context of the EC funded project “Biovision”. From 2005 he has been scientific responsible of specific sections of two EC projects, one focused on the diffusion of standards on identity management in health care contexts (BioHealth) and the other dealing with the a possible next generation of identity documents based on tri-dimensions face images (3DFace). Since 2002 he is responsible of collaborations with several Italian Ministries in the area of biometrics and from 2004 has been a member of the Competence Center for Biometrics of the Italian National Centre for Informatics in the Public Administration. From 2006 has collaborated with the Italian National Committee on Bioethics for the development of a document on the ethical aspects of biometrics. Other than the evaluation of the legal and social aspects of biometrics, his current activity is focused on behavioural biometrics and on machine-to-man interaction in the context of automatic border crossing based on biometrics.
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|Thorsten Schiefer |
Director Business Development - Government & Security Solutions, Germany
Thorsten Schiefer, Director Government and Security at SITA, is responsible for business development for border management and security solutions to governments, airlines and airports. He represents SITA in Europe and the CIS countries, overall 40 countries and the whole portfolio of SITA in regards to Passenger Data Management, Risk Assessment and Biometrics.
Mr. Schiefer has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry, with a consistent focus on national security and the international aviation industry.
Before joining the Government and Security solution line, he has been the Account Director for Star Alliance, SITA´s largest customer group, responsible to build and foster the overall relationship with Star Alliance and its 20+ member airlines vis-à-vis SITA for all of the SITA solutions and services.
Mr. Schiefer joined SITA in 2000 as Lufthansa Account Manager.
Since 2007 he heads up the SITA branch office for Germany as the legal representative.
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|Marek Ujejski |
Deputy Director IT Department - National Health Found, Poland
Graudate of masters studies at Silesian University of Technology ( Automation and Digital Technology) and Silesia University (Theoretical Physic).
Marek Ujejski is Deputy Director of IT Department at the National Health Fund (NFZ) in Poland where he is responsible for planning IT investments, project management and IT infrastructure. He is one of the main authors of the document Strategy for NFZ information resources in 2007-2010. Co-author of the idea of Medical Service Register II . Polish representative in the EU working structures (CWA) drafting the project standard of electronic European Health Insurance Card (eEHIC). Currently he works on preparations to the project using a crypto processor card for authentication patients and authorisation of medical transactions. He pay special attention for privacy sensitive medical data based on different cryptography solutions.
Throughout his career he has gained vast of experience having worked as IT Manager for 12 years of in the banking sector within which he worked on the largest IT project in Poland
He also led the implementation of the first VISA Electron card in Poland in IIIG BSK, the unique project of IT system outsourcing in Card and Cheque Centre in PeKaO S.A. He has been a member of supervisory boards of companies working for the banking sector.
Currently also lectures at postgraduate level on assessment methods for IT investment profitability at the Warsaw University of Technology
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| ||Roman Vanek |
Chief Division Identity Documents & Special Tasks - Federal Office of Police, Switzerland
Roman Vanek joined the Swiss Federal Administration, where he has held various positions. In December 2003, he joined the Federal Office of Police. Today, he is the Chief of the Division Identity Documents & Special Tasks. Aside from his responsibilities in other areas (Measures against Hooliganism, Central Bureau for Firearms and Explosives), he is also responsible for the Swiss Passport and the Identity Card. This includes the project for the introduction of biometrics in the Swiss Passport. In this function, Mr. Vanek is the representative of Switzerland at the Technical Advisory Group on Machine Readable Travel Documents (TAG-MRTD) of ICAO and the Article 6 Committee of the European Commission. In May 2012 he became Chairman of the ICAO PKD Board.
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|Christian Welzel |
Senior Researcher - Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems Fokus, Germany
Christian Welzel is a researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fokus) in Berlin since 2008. He is a member of the research group Identity Management and the competence center secure identity. He works on the realization and design of next generation architectures for communication of citizens and businesses with the public administration. There he is mainly concerned with the conception of new approaches and the development of prototypes for eGovernment applications.
His research interests focus on identity management concepts, portal and mobile technologies as well as eGovernment architectures and infrastructures.
Since 2009 he supported the introduction of the new German eID Card. At Fraunhofer Fokus he is part of the test and demonstration centre for the Germany’s national electronic ID-card. In this role he did research and consultancy in the technical use of the eID Card, developed multiple applications and provided different training courses.
Mr. Welzel worked for an IT service provider where he was concerned with coordinating and developing portal solutions for the public sector.
|Roel Wolfert |
Senior Vice President, Consulting & Advisory Services
Roel Wolfert is responsible for Visa’s consulting & advisory activity across Europe, the advisory unit which works with clients & member banks in Europe to help resolve their key domain