András Attila Barsi Sales Director, Microsec e-Szigno Certificate Authority, Hungary
Currently holds the position of Sales Director at Microsec Ltd., the Hungarian e-Szigno Qualified Certificate Authority. He has been in this position since 2007 and has built the e-Szigno Business Solutions operations over the course of the last four years. Previously, András has held the position of Partner with a business consulting firm where he was responsible for sales, human resources and project management operations. András is a certified economist. He has an MBA degree from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, as well as a master degree from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris. He has also completed some of his studies in the United States. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary. He considers himself both a dreamer and a doer. He thinks he is lucky to have the possibility to work in the PKI sector, where opportunities are just beginning to manifest.
Dariusz Bogdan Undersecretary of Ministry of Economy, Poland
Graduated from the Faculty of Mechatronics at the Warsaw University of Technology. He then went on to complete post-graduate studies in the field of Telecommunication, Information Technology and Management in the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at the Warsaw University of Technology. In the years 1993-1999, Inspector, Senior Inspector, Manager of the IT team; Plenipotentiary of the President of Information Technology Affairs in the Agricultural Market Agency.
From 1999 to 2007, Director of the Office of Teleinformation in the Agricultural Market Agency.
In the years 2006-2007 , lecturer in the post-graduate course at the Warsaw Agricultural University.
In December 2007 , Advisor to the Vice President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Economy Waldemar Pawlak.
Sebastian Christow Director, Department of Electronic Economy, Ministry of Economy, Poland
He went through his career in the organization. Passed the examination for the National Staff Pool. Manages IT projects of all sizes. In 2008, the CAF (The Common Assessment Framework) – the head of the team developing a strategy for the computerization of the Ministry of Economy for 2009-2011. Co-founder of the design methodology of the Ministry of Economy. Project Manager and Information Central Register of Economic Activities. Originator of Polish partnership at CeBIT. Graduated from the Faculty of Automation and Robotics, Warsaw University of Technology. Postgraduate studies – Asset Management at the Warsaw Polytechnic Institute of Automation and Applied Informatics.
Motto: “The speed of the efficient administration and effective State”
The strategy of the department: Facilitate, Simplify, Streamline.
Piotr Ciepiela Manager, Branch of informatics advice, Ernst & Young Business Advisory, Poland
Manager in IT Advisory department at Ernst & Young Poland. He specializes in topics related to Public Key Infrastructure security and Enterprise Security Architecture. He is an expert on security of Industrial Control Systems. Piotr has extensive experience in project related to accreditation of Certification Authorities. Piotr holds the following certificates: CISM, CISSP, CISA, SABSA Chartered Foundation, CSSA, CEH, PRINCE2 Practitioner, CompTIA Security+, TOGAF 8 Practitioner, ITIL Service Manager / ITIL EXPERT.
prof. Jos Dumortier
lawyer at the bar of Brussels and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (www.icri.be) at the K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Graduated in Law at K.U.Leuven (1973). After postgraduate studies in Nancy (Centre Européen Universitaire, 1974) and Heidelberg (DAAD, 1975), he became research fellow at K.U. Leuven. In 1981 he finished his Ph.D. in Law with a dissertation on Private International Conflicts of Law. Prof. Dumortier is regularly working as an expert for the Belgian federal government, the Flemish government, the European Commission and several national and international organizations on issues relating to Law and ICT. His expertise includes data protection, e-government, electronic signatures and the legal support of business process re-engineering.
Languages: Dutch, French, English, German
Gérard Galler Policy Officer (electronic signature, Directive 1999/93/EC), European Commission, Information Society & Media DG, Belgia
Gérard Galler studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Brussels. He started his career in the industry by managing several projects such as software for the European launcher Ariane V and other space vehicles, for electronic payments over the internet or for road traffic management. He joined the European Commission in 1998 to support research on smartcards through the EU Framework Programme for Research. He ran eEurope Smartcards, a policy initiative in the early 2000 to foster the pan-European deployment of smartcards. From 2003 till 2006, he served scientific counsellor in the European Commission Delegation to Georgia & Armenia where he also dealt with EU assistance. Within the Information Society Directorate-General, he is now in charge of the follow-up and revision of EU electronic signatures directive.
Hans Graux Lawyer, Partner in a law firm “time.lex”, Affiliated Researcher, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Mr. Graux is an IT lawyer at the Brussels based law firm time.lex (www.timelex.eu). He graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He then joined the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology of the Catholic University of Leuven (www.icri.be), where he did fundamental research on a number of IT law related issues, with a specific focus on electronic identity management through the European ModinisIDM Study. In May 2005 he joined the IT law department of the Brussels based law firm Lawfort, where he continued his participation in a number of European level studies. His expertise lies mainly in the collection and analysis of legal and policy information in international studies, and in formulating specific policy recommendations in this field. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm time.lex, where he is currently a partner and legal counsel.
Miroslav Hladky Business Development Director Europe, Vortal Connecting Business, Czech Republic
Miroslav Hladky has over twenty years of practice working in managerial positions for companies such as Siemens, JVC Professional, WorldCom, Tarkett or Masonite. He was responsible for the construction of JVC Professional distribution network in Central and Eastern Europe. At Masonite, which is a global manufacturer of doors, he was the Chairman of the Polish branch and he was responsible for the production and distribution of company’s articles in Central Europe, Turkey and Israel. For last two years he was working on making contacts with foreign customers AGMO. Currently Business Development Director Europe at Vortal Connecting Business.
Lesli Hommik Leader for e-Identity and e-Signatures since the beginning of the project, e-CODEX,Estonia
Graduated in Law from the University of Tartu in 2010. Has worked for the Estonian Ministry of Justice as a business analyst and project manager for the Department of Judicial Administration in the division of information systems and work processes from the beginning of 2009. In November 2010 was transferred to the Centre of Registers and Information Systems to work as a project manager for the Department of Case Management and Enforcement Information Systems. Has been working in e-CODEX project as a work package leader for e-Identity and e-Signatures since the beginning of the project.
Wacław Iszkowski, Ph.D.
President of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Poland
Since 1993 President of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Member of Computerization Board in Ministry of Administration and Digitization, member of Information Technology Committee of Polish Academy of Science and member of European Commission Committee of Information Society Technologies Advisory Group (ISTAG). He graduated the Faculty of Electronics of Warsaw University of Technology in 1972. He has Technical Sciences Doctor degree (1978). Associate professor on Institute of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology – 1972-1991. Vienna`s Oracle Consultant, who organized the presence of Oracle in Poland in 1990. Digital Equipment Poland Marketing Director (1991-1994). Own “Iszkowski&ska” consulting company (1994-1999). 2SI Information Network Systems Vice President and General Director (1995-1996). EDS Poland Business development & marketing manager (1997–1999). TP Internet (National Telecommunication Operator), Strategy Consultant (1999-2005). Organizer of Congresses of Polish Information Technology (1994, 1998 i 2003). Editor and co-writer of reports about the strategy of informatic development in Poland. He was a member of informatic (then Teleinformatic) Council by Prime Minister of Poland and many times an expert of the government delegations at conferences on the Information Society development and Europe 2005 Action Plan. Telecommunication`s Council member by Polish Telecommunication and Post Regulatory Ministry, President (2004-2006). Author and co-author of several dozen publications about programming, operating systems, IT systems designing and organization of teleinformatic area. Honorary member of Polish Information Processing Society. Info-star two-time winner in promotion of informatics. In 2005 honoured with “Merited for Communications” and Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland badges.
Sergiej Kiriuszkin Advisor to the General Director, Gazinformserwis, Russia
Doctor of technical sciences, advisor to the General Director of Gazinformserwis (www.gaz-is.ru) since 2005 – deputy chairman of the program committee of the annual international conference on the use of the public key “PKI-Forum, Russia” (www.pki-forum.ru). Specialist in the area of modern information and communication technologies in the working group Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (www.infoshos.ru).
Filip Kolasiński Consultant, Branch of informatics advice, Ernst & Young Business Advisory, Poland
Consultant in IT Advisory department at Ernst & Young Poland, where he is responsible for conducting WebTrust certification reviews. Filip also specializes in the area of Information Security, including Enterprise Security architecture and Industrial Control Systems security.
Władimir Kustow General Director, CA Gazinformservice, Russia
Doctor of science, Professor. Since 2011 – Manager of Gazinformservice Certification Centre. Starting from the year 2000 he managed a range of PKI implementation works at the Russian Ministry of Transport, which led to establishing 18 Certification Centres. From 2005 to 2012 Deputy General Manager of Gazinformservice”- the leading safety integrator at Gazprom. He took part in designing and developing the system of certification centres for the Gazprom group companies – amounting to more than 35 certification centres. At present Gazinformservice provides maintenance of the certification centre system for Gazprom. It serves public procurement suppliers participating in electronic tenders in Russia, provides public key certificates of digital signature for a number of corporate systems of electronic flow of documents and electronic reporting. Vladimir Nikolayevich is an active member of three dissertation councils. He lectures as a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Safety at the University in Saint Petersburg.
Sylvie Lacroix CISA, Managing Director of SEALED, Belgium
Managing Director of SEALED is an e-Security & e-Solutions consultant with more than 18 years of experience in e-Security. With a Master from the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain background, Sylvie acquired significant experience in business representation and exploitation of security, cryptography and PKI topics, through the complete set-up of the Belgacom (and then Certipost) E-Trust Services (electronic identity certification & timestamping services) and the implementation of major projects in e-Security within Europe, such as eID cards and ePassports PKI projects, as well as several European studies on eSignatures, such as CROBIES that served as a milestone to the European Decision on Trusted List for Supervised/Accredited CSP. She worked specifically on e-government projects for 12 years, serving prestigious organizations such as European Governments, the European Commission and large enterprises.
Ondřej Málek Senior Consultant, Software 602, Czech Republic
Specialized in electronic documents and processes, Ondřej is responsible for cooperation with certification authorities across EU, including inventing new business models and revenue streams for them, with special focus on smartphones and tablets. He works as a Senior Consultant in Software602, a Czech software company, which is a regional leader in trusted electronic documents and e-Government. Ondřej has been graduated from Economic University in Prague. His technological and process skills are backed by long term experience from financial services on position of Relationship BU Manager for SME and from flexible packaging machines manufacturing on position of Manager for Middle East and USA.
Leszek Maśniak Executive Partner, Gartner Inc., Poland
He is a manager of advisory programs Gartner in Poland which are directed to the informatic chiefs and to the members of the board who are responsible for the technology. He is an experienced manager and was the head of IT – department and big projects in different branches – management of infrastructure, Business Intelligence, ITIL, financial models, TC and also IT – reorganization. He was IT- manager in the Agora SA for many years and later also the coach, presenter and adviser of big organizations in Poland and on foreign soil. He graduated the Executive MBA New York University Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Political Science and also HEC Paris.
Jon Ølnes Senior Consultant at UniBridge, Norway
Jon Ølnes graduated in computer science from the University of Oslo. He is senior consultant at UniBridge, previously holding a position as senior advisor at Difi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment) in the Norwegian National Programme for e-ID Infrastructure in Public Sector. Additionally, he has 20 years experience from applied research projects in information security, networks and distributed systems at NR (the Norwegian Computing Centre) and DNV (Det Norske Veritas). Since 2008 he has been one of the core experts behind the e-signature interoperability solutions of the PEPPOL project (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line, a large scale pilot under the EU’s CIP Programme).
dr Jerzy Pejaś Szczecin University of Technology, Member of Commission: Information Security in Information Systems, Polish Committee for Standardization, Poland
Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the West-Pomeranian Technical University, Information Security Team Manager, a specialist in the field of public key infrastructure (PKI) and PKI services, applied cryptography methods, control of access to sensitive information, authentication and authorization systems as well as technical and legal problems of electronic signature.
Robert Podpłoński Lawyer, National Clearing House SA (KIR SA) – qualified certification authority,Poland
Legal adviser in KIR SA, qualified entity providing certification services, co-author of the Polish Act on electronic signature and its accompanying regulations, lecturer at many conferences on computer science and electronic signature, author of several publications on electronic signatures, including the comprehensive study: „Podpis elektroniczny. Komentarz”.
Volker Reible Vice President Large Scale Project Management, T-Systems, Germany
Volker Reible joined Deutsche Telekom Group in 1989 as Senior Project Manager for national and European projects in the R&D affiliate Berkom. From August 2000 until January 2003 he was the General Manager of Berkom. Later, he was responsible for the innovation activities of T-Systems. Now he works as Vice President Large Scale Project Management. Since 2008 Volker Reible has focused his activities on electronic identities and works in several projects concerning the introduction of the new German eID. The European dimension is addressed by the project STORK where he is as member of the Executive Board, the German project manager and the leader of the application pilot.
Andrzej Ruciński Member of the Board of Unizeto Technologies, Responsible for Technology, Poland
Chairman of the Technical Committee for the identity cards of the Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN). Graduate of Szczecin University of Technology (major Automation at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering). He has been cooperating with Unizeto since 1993, where he continued work on the practice of the use of cryptographic cards. Co-founder of CERTUM – General Certification Authority. He supervises works related to the development of products and services offered by Unizeto Technologies SA, especially in the field of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and e-signature.
Peter Rybár Electronic signature development and standardization, National Security Authority,Slovakia
Peter Rybár studied Information Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics. In 1998 he graduated and he started his career in the IT industry by managing several projects such as software for the document and communication protection. He is the author of several crypto libraries used in PKI applications like QES creation and validation, CA for mobile devices and also the author of ELPI and LockIt freeware applications for encryption and signature creation. Since 2005 he is responsible for standardization and coordination of electronic signature usage in national and international projects at the National Security Authority and he is an active member of the Slovak Standards Institute (SUTN) and International and European standards organizations (ISO, CEN and ETSI) of standards for Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures.
Ph.D. Dariusz Szostek
Lecturer, Gen. Jerzy Ziętek Silesian School of Management in Katowice, Research Center for Legal and Economic Issues in Electronic Communication (CBKE), University of Wroclaw, Poland
Expert in the Task Force for the overruling of the Legal and Procedural Barriers to e-Administration of Committee of the Council of Ministers for Informatzation and Communications (participating in the drafting works related to changes’ assumptions of the Act on Informatization), expert of the Extraordinary Parliamentary Subcommittee on the government draft amendment to the act on computerization of entities performing public tasks, act – Code of Administrative Procedure, Tax Ordinance Act and some other acts, member of working group of Civil Law Codification Commission for development of provisions of the Civil Code concerning legal transactions, member of expert team of the Minister of Justice for the drafts of legal acts on electronic legal proceedings in civil cases, associate of the Centre for Research on Electronic Communications, Wrocław University, Head of the Law and Social Politics Department, Silesian School of Management, arbitrator and mediator in the Court of Arbitration at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice, author of many publications (including foreign publications) and the expertise in the field of electronic document exchange, including those relating to electronic signatures.
Diogo Silva Palhinha Senior Consultant for International Business Development, VORTAL Connecting Business, Portugal
He has graduated Business Communication on Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon.From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a Procurement Consultant in the Private Sector (econstroi – Construction eMarketplace) and Public Sector (Central, Local and other Public Authorities), for both buyers and suppliers. In 2010, he held the position of Senior Procurement Consultant. He was responsible for the management of the Health eMarketplace – VortalHealth –in Public and Private Sector. Since 2011, Senior Consultant for International Business Development with the focus on Public eProcurement.
Alfonso Tornatore Vice President International Sales, BIT4ID, Italy
Joined Bit4id as Vice President International Sales in January 2009. Prior to joining Bit4id, a leading provider of products and solutions for strong authentication, digital signature and e-invoicing; Mr. Tornatore spent almost 2 years with SCM Microsystems GmbH, also a supplier company of products for secure access and secure exchange, managing a broad range of business development and sales activities in the Mediterranean region.
Previously, from 2002 to 2007, he worked in Incard belongs ST Microelectronics, a specialty semiconductor manufacturer for the smart card industry. Working for several years in the smart card sector, he held various sales and business line management positions with ST Incard including the account management of Telenor GSM Telecommunication Group and other major Telecom Operators.From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Tornatore was also Customer Service and Sales Support Engineer in Agusta-Westland.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the “Federico II” University in Naples and he attended at several courses about business and sales management in different European Universities.
Michał Tabor Operating Director, Trusted Information Consulting Sp. z o.o., Poland
Graduate in Mathematics, Science and Mechanics at Warsaw University.
CISSP certificate holder. Expert in the field of electronic signatures, electronic government as well as the ICT systems security. In years 2002-2006, Head of Certification Authority Signet TP Internet, was responsible for preparing CA for the provision of certification services and WebTrust certification audit. The author of publications in the field of electronic document and electronic signature.
Developer of user authentication system within public administration – ePUAP (Electronic Platform of Public Administration Services), author of the technical solutions allowing for authentication of tax declarations without secure electronic signature, originator of the mechanisms of e-signature to be confirmed by trusted profile. Creator of PKI 2.0 concept – a service model for electronic signatures.
Vincent Tilman Senior Advisor European Affairs, Eurochambres, Belgium
Vincent Tilman works as a Senior Advisor at Eurochambres, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, which represents over 18 million member enterprises in Europe. He is in charge of Information Technology and Internal Market. Since 2006, he is also Managing Director of ChamberSign, a European association promoting e-Signature. He co-founded Digital Trust and Compliance Europe (DTCE) in 2011 and took a seat in the Board of Directors of the association.
Vincent was previously a researcher at CRID, the Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit, where he was conducting research on information technology law with a focus on Internet self-regulation issues, such as codes of conduct, labellisation and ADR. Mr. Tilman holds a degree in law and a Master’s in Specialized Studies in communication and information technology, law and management. He is also specialized in negotiation and mediation and has been accredited as a CEDR mediator in 2004.
Michail Weselow Head of the Certification Authority of Russian Notary, Foundation “Centre for Innovation and Information Technology”, Russia
Mikhail Veselov is a graduate from Applied Mathematics at the Military Academy of Missile Forces of strategic importance. From 2007 to 2010, Founder and Head of the certification authority of Moscow executive powers , “Electronic Moscow”. In 2010, joined the Center for Innovation and Information Technology of the Federal Notary Chamber, where he created the certification authority of notaries in Russia, that he currently manages. Mikhail Veselov is involved in the organization of the project related to the electronic documents workflow between public authorities and notaries. He lectures on the use of electronic signatures within trainings for notaries.
Lech Wendołowski President, Soldea, Poland
Graduate of the Technical University of Lodz. Practical person of public orders, co-creator of the first completely polish tender platform which is dedicated to polish public orders. He gathered unusual knowledge about electronic procedures in public orders, he gives workshop lectures in the University of Lodz within the scope of postgraduate studies “Public Orders” under the auspices of president of the Public Procurement Office and in High Bank School of Poznan. He is a member of research team of project of the Public Procurement Office – University of Lodz “Informatization of public orders” under leadership of prof. Andrzej Borowicz. He is a member of Nationwide Association of Consultants of Public Orders.
dr. Wojciech Wiewiórowski
Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (GIODO), Poland
Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski – the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (GIODO) The Diet appointed Wojciech Wiewiórowski the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data, and on August 4th, 2010 he started his four-year term of office. Wojciech Wiewiórowski was born on June 13th 1971. In 1995 he graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, and in 2000 he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor in constitutional law. After graduation he was editor and then publisher in legal publishing houses. In 2002 he began to work as lecturer at Gdańsk College of Administration, and since 2003 he was assistant professor and head of Legal IT Department at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, with which he has been associated since 1995.
Since 2006 he has been working for public administration. He was among others adviser in the field of e-government and information society for the Minister of Interior and Administration, as well as Vice-president of the Regulatory Commission of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church. In 2008 he took over the post of the Director of the Informatisation Department at the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He also represented Poland in committee on Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (the ISA Committee) assisting the European Commission.
In 2010 he was appointed the member of the Archives Council to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a member of the Polish Association for European Law.
He is the author of numerous studies, publications and lectures in the field of personal data protection, IT law, e-government and legal informatics.
His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.