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.
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.
Dr. István Zsolt BERTA is Director of R&D at Microsec e-Szignó Certificate Authority, Hungary. He has been working in the field of IT security, cryptography and electronic signatures since 1999. He received MSc. in Technical Informatics (computer science) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), where he also wrote his PhD dissertation on mitigating the risks of creating electronic signatures at untrusted terminals. He received his MBA in 2004 and became a CISA in 2006. He designed the first long-term archiving service provider operating according to the Hungarian e-signatures Act. He represents Microsec at the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI) where he took part in the specialist task force for the development of Information Preservation Systems Security standards (ETSI TS 101 533-1 and ETSI TR 101 533-2).
Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, a specialist in the field of logical architecture, and physical security and electronic identity cards as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of the cryptography usage, including public key infrastructure (PKI).
Expert on data protection regulation, Member of the AFCDP (French Association of Data Protection Correspondents ). Degree in Economics and Finance awarded by Sciences Po Paris (1973), Degree in Business Law awarded by University Paris 1(1974-1975), High accountancy degree (1977).
Research projects and studies for large technology providers, public bodies and European Commission in fields of fixed and mobiles telecommunications, data security market and remote services. Auditor for large service companies in the field of data protection management in relation with the Data protection law.
Key consultancy achievements on data security transactions market: Defined requirements for security and value of proof for transactions through data networks for the French government. Produced a state of the Electronic Data Interchange networks in France within the European context for the French telecoms Ministry. Carried out a special survey on electronic payment systems in France, Uk and EEC projects for the Franco-Polish school of new information and communication technologies (Poznan) in behalf of the Polish Central Bank. Elaborated a report on regulation for data security on telecommunications networks with analysis of private law, telecoms and national security rules for the French telecoms regulatory agency. Participated to The European TEDIS program for Financial EDI (France and Italy scope). Evaluation adviser for the INFOSEC European Program. Identity management and digital services in France and in Europe (Structuring of markets and related offers by the year 2015).
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.
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.
Edgar Krassowski graduated in law from the University of Gdańsk (Master), the Free University of Berlin (LL.M.) and the University of Cambridge (Diploma). Mr Krassowski is a Senior Business Consultant specialised in public services at BearingPoint in Berlin. His focus is on strategic advice in the international context in the area of eGovernment and operative project management including process optimisation and redesign as well as transformation support. Mr Krassowski has worked on the German eID project for the Federal Ministry of Interior, where he was responsible for controlling. His past projects include the EU eGovernment Benchmarking 2009 and 2010 and between October 2005 and February 2007 Mr Krassowski was responsible for the development of the EU eGovernment Good Practice Framework.
CISSP certified, member of OWASP and ISSA. Working in information security industry since 1995, specialising in production implementation of cryptography and security systems. Penetration tester and security auditor. Electronic authentication trainer and consulant.
Doctor studies, engineer, graduated from Military University of Technology (1982) – Electronics, Lublin University of Technology (1997) – Information technology in management, Warsaw University of Technology (2004) – Faculty of Production Engineering – Technology transfer, High technology. Member of:
• Information Technology Development Council
• Inter-ministerial Task Force for Digital Television and Radio
• Association for software certificate and standardization (SASO)
• Polish Association for Computer Engineering Systems Prolifiration (ProCAx).
Many innovatory projects concerning electronic equipment; A lot of publications regarding electronic equipment, aeronautical engineering, information technology (including security of IT), Life Cycle Cost and problems concerning European Standardization Policy. Certificates:
• Information Security Auditor (ISO 27001/ISO 17799);
• Information Security Manager,
• IT Services Management System Internal Auditor (ISO 20000).
Dominique Lescribaa has been managing standardisation and innovation projects at Cartes Bancaires “CB” since 1999. He is the Chairman of CEN/TC224, the inter-sector technical committee of CEN in charge of personal identification, electronic signature and cards. Dominique contributes also to several other standardisation activities in relation with the banking smart card area. Before joining “CB” he was during one year project leader in charge of several standardisation committees and working groups in the field of banking and IC card with AFNOR, the French National Standard Body. Just after his PhD in Applied Physics he conducted researches during three years for the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.
Peter Lipp is senior project manager at IAIK, Graz University of Technology, and as CEO of Stiftung SIC also responsible for development and sales of the renowned IAIK-Java-toolkit suite. He was responsible for many national and international projects at IAIK (e.g. ICE-TEL, ICE-CAR, AIDA, Open-TC or TOPAS) and member of ETSI-ESI, producing relevant standards for Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures.
Matthias Matuschka graduated from the Technical University of Berlin in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics. Mr Matuschka is a manager with BearingPoint in the industry segment public services, Berlin office. His field of expertise is governance, risk, compliance and security. Mr Matuschka worked for two years on the German eID project for the Federal Ministry of Interior, where he was responsible for communication, test management and the involvement of authorities and enterprises in applications with the new German eID. Mr Matuschka has a wide industrial experience, he worked on projects for insurance companies, banks, trading companies as well as the chemical, automotive and transportation industry. Additionally he is an expert for strategy and process development and the implementation of ERP systems.
Ken Moyle joined DocuSign in July 2006 with more than 15 years of high-tech industry experience. He is responsible for legal and corporate affairs for DocuSign. Moyle was previously general counsel and secretary at Insightful Corporation, a publicly traded software and services company specializing in predictive analytics. As top legal and compliance officer, Moyle was responsible for all corporate legal matters, including IP licensing, mergers and acquisitions, distributor contracts, copyright and trademark issues, patents, SEC reporting, corporate governance, risk management, litigation, and investor relations. He also oversaw human resources and facilities. Ken was also instrumental in converting a remote operating division of Insightful into the corporate headquarters of a public company. He oversaw numerous strategic acquisitions and established all of the company’s foreign subsidiaries. Partial to early stage companies, Moyle came to Insightful from Askme Corporation, a pioneer in collaboration and knowledge management technologies, where he served as corporate counsel. Prior to joining Askme, he held a variety of advisory roles at Onyx Software Corporation before, during and after its initial public offering and international expansion. Before moving to Onyx, he was principal of CTI TeleBusiness Solutions, a firm providing project management and methodology development services to business software manufacturers, including Onyx and Scopus Technology, Inc. Moyle has held sales and sales management positions with Gallo Wines, Digital Systems International and ATM Systems, and DocuSign. Moyle represents DocuSign on the board of directors of the Washington D.C. based Electronic Signatures and Records Association (ESRA) and is chairman of ESRA’s Public Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s MISMO eMortgage Legal Issues workgroup. He has lectured on legal topics including ESIGN/UETA, electronic signatures in academic lending, open source software licensing and application service provider (ASP) business models and has spoken on a variety of public interest topics to audiences around the country.
Moyle holds a J.D. from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Washington Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Washington.
Chairman of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). Mr. Grzegorz Napieralski since 2010 (when appointed by the Polish Parliament) has been the President of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Committee on Innovation and New Technologies, the scope of which includes innovation, computerization as well as information society development issues. Member of the Polish Parliament since 2004. Napieralski studied Political Science at the University of Szczecin, obtaining his master’s degree in 2000 in political science with two specializations in the field of European integration, administration and political marketing.
A graduate of the Belarusian National Technical University. Since 2007, is a professional adviser on IT security, cryptography and digital signatures. Nadezhda Patrykhalina specializes in designing and implementing public key infrastructure in enterprises. She has lectured in the area of introduction to cryptographic protection of information within the Information and publishing tax center. In 2011 she completed the course on the methods and means of cryptographic protection of information, including e-signature, at the Institute of Belarusian State Informatics and Radioelectronics University.
A former officer of the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW), where he most recently worked in the DBTI Certification Body (“Crypto”and “Tempest” issues). Co-author of the Polish Act on Electronic Signature and its implementing regulations. A former member of the Group of Technical Experts at the Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration, dealing with issues of identity cards and travel documents. Former member of the NATO Working Group issues (scope: Crypto, PKI and “ISDN Scrambler”).
Vassilia holds a M.Sc in diplomacy and international relations, as well as an M.A. in strategic communications and leadership. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree pertinent to public diplomacy and conflict analysis with the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Vassilia has represented a diverse number of companies, in the US and Greek markets, delivering a full range of communication, marketing and business development services in the financial/ banking area, communication/PR agencies and the legal sector. Vassilia has previously represented Bloomberg LP in marketing and promoting its legal and financial services. She currently holds the position of the Communication Officer in the information and communication management department of European Dynamics, SA
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.
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 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.
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.
Mr. Stienen is working at the European Commission’s ISA Programme on Trusted Information Exchange activities regarding electronic signatures, electronic identities and secure data communication. He worked as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations before he joined DG Informatics at the European Commission in 2008. In the Netherlands Mr. Stienen was working on information security policy and electronic authentication. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney of the Federal Certification Authority. Areas of interest: creation and development of organizational and technical conditions for the mass use of electronic signatures within local and nationwide services.
On 06 – 08 June 2011 in Międzyzdroje took place the 11th edition of the European Forum on Electronic Signature – EFPE 2011, under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Economy, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Committee on Innovation and New Technologies, the European Committee for Standardization, the Polish Committee for Standardization and the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
This Europe’s largest annual international conference dedicated to electronic signature and PKI was attended by 120 participants from 17 countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA. Attendees represented the European Commission, public administration offices and agencies, software and hardware solutions suppliers, certification authorities providing e-signature services.
A special emphasis in the conference agenda additionally to lectures and presentations was paid to discussions conducted during two panel discussions with participation of representatives of the European Commission, Government and business experts:
The future of electronic signatures and alternative methods of authentication in the European common market and markets of other countries – the coexistence or competition?
Assessment of the activities and plans of the EU and other countries in the field of electronic identification and authentication that determine development of the EU and cross-border e-services market.
A particular interest among conference participants enjoyed workshop module “Innovations and New Technologies”, where attendees could follow among others the practical application of the electronic identity card eID in Germany. Workshop “WebNotarius – Trust in the Cloud” was the first international preview of a comprehensive service addressed to users of electronic signatures, offering a number of features available in the cloud – such as online e-signature, online verification, repository and archiving of signed documents.
As every year, there was an open exchange of views between the participants of the conference in the field of implemented concepts, technologies and solutions. In particular special attention was paid to problems related to aiming at a single digital market in the European Union, but also discussed in the broader context of global interoperability and cross-border exchange with Russia and the CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States) as well as the USA.
As a result of three days of deliberations, at the end of the Conference participants formulated and adopted EFPE 2011 conclusions and recommendations, which are addressed to the representatives of the government co-responsible for the creation of a favorable development of the common electronic market as well as the common European space of trust.
EFPE 2011 Conclusions and recommendations
On the basis of discussions participants of the European Forum on Electronic Signature (EFPE 2011 – Międzyzdroje -8.06.2011 6) identified the main areas of action and demands that as a summary of the three days of EFPE 2011 deliberations will be directed to the appropriate offices and national institutions within the European Union and beyond. In particular, it was decided to refer proposals to the Government of the Republic of Poland as recommendations that could be taken into account during the Polish presidency of the EU.
Actions should be taken to accelerate the introduction of a common electronic market, especially those actions that are in the area of interest of the Digital Agenda for Europe and are important from the point of view of public administration, business and citizens. In the opinion of the participants of the Conference the intensification of activities should primarily focus on work related to the Revision of the eSignature Directive, and Updating the eCommerce Directive. High priority should be given to work on adopting the common European Interoperability Framework Strategy and implemented under the action Interoperability and Standards. Lack of clear rules and regulations leads to further market fragmentation and dismisses the objective to create a common electronic market and common European space of trust.
National solutions within electronic market and in particular electronic signature and the national MS eIDs should be included in the pan-European projects such as STORK, PEPPOL, and the results and experiences of these projects should be respected and used in the design, implementation and systems development in Member States and especially in Poland.
State intervention should be proportional to the problems and the measures appropriate to the objective. In the framework of pan-European projects it should be cooperated with business organizations, that could definitely increase the efficiency of these projects through making the use of experience of operating European service providers, and solutions as well as standards recommended for the administration developed within the projects could be further supported by their use in the business sector.
Public administration should rely on solutions offered by service providers operating in the digital market. They offer solutions based on proven models and European standards.
The aim should be to oblige Member States to establish clear rules and criteria to be fulfilled. If the conditions are fulfilled by other Member Countries, they should, on a reciprocal basis, receive the access to the eID tools of the given country. Due to the free movement of persons it is necessary to use the national eID throughout the EU. The European Union should strongly unify the requirements for widely understood certification services and eID projects related in order to minimize market segmentation and regionalization. Uniform rating of certificates, service providers, signature devices, electronic signatures, and proper leveling of their legal consequences is needed.
Systems used in public administration in Member States should allow the acceptance of electronic signatures of citizens of any EU country including the need to comply with other domains of trust (e.g. Eastern Europe, Asia, USA). Currently the Member Countries directly or indirectly preclude the use of electronic signatures of citizens from other countries.
National problems related to the digital market should be resolved taking into account the European dimension and best practice from other Member States.
Changes in the Signatures Directive should also take into account the EU’s interaction with digital markets of third countries, including those of Asian, American and Eastern European countries.
Conference participants noted that the European projects such as the e-procurement do not take into consideration the global markets outside the European Union and European Economic Community, such as Russia, China, USA. Activity in this area is noticeable in these markets – it is important for the EU countries to also show their willingness to cooperate.
To create new possible applications for electronic signatures, including both qualified and other certificates, is still a valid challenge for government. It should be noted that despite the growing importance of qualified signatures within the Commission work some national administrations are moving away from its use in the further applications. Rather than extend the number of available authentication mechanisms, we are dealing with the removal of qualified signatures, which lose their existing functionality. The use of various types of electronic signatures in the computerization of public administration requires vision, vision based on the risk assessment, which could then be consistently implemented, in place of a simple replacement of the electronic signature by standards and interoperability substitutes created outside the Europe.
Poland during its Presidency of the EU can play a particular role by developing a standard model of cooperation between national administrations of the European Commission in relation to activities supporting removal of further barriers on the way to the creation of digital Community market.
The conference reminds the Commission and Member States of the commitments recently taken in several key initiatives at the EU level: the Digital Agenda for Europe, the European eGovernment Action Plan, and the Single Market Act.
12.1 Digital Agenda for Europe
Key Action 3: In 2011 propose a revision of the eSignature Directive with a view to provide a legal framework for cross-border recognition and interoperability of secure eAuthentication systems;
Key Action 16: Propose by 2012 a Council and Parliament Decision to ensure mutual recognition of e-identification and e-authentication across the EU based on online ‘authentication services’ to be offered in all Member States (which may use the most appropriate official citizen documents – issued by the public or the private sector).
12.2 The European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015> KOM(2010)743:
This includes establishing pre-conditions, such as interoperability, eSignatures and eIdentification. These services strengthen the internal market and complement EU legislative acts and their effectiveness in a number of domains where ICT can improve delivery of services; such as in procurement, justice, health, environment, mobility and social security, and support the implementation of citizens’ initiatives with ICT tools. 12.3 Single Market
Ac KOM(2011) 206:
Legislation ensuring the mutual recognition of electronic identification and authentication across the EU and review of the Directive on Electronic Signatures. The objective is to make secure, seamless electronic interaction possible between businesses, citizens and public authorities, thereby increasing the effectiveness of public services and procurement, service provision and electronic commerce (including the cross-border dimension).
Strengthening confidence in electronic transactions is a necessary condition for the development of a digital single market, from which citizens, businesses and public authorities could fully benefit. What is needed in order to do this are trusted electronic services that respect privacy, provide legal certainty, ensure that transactions are secure, work across borders and are recognised by all sectors of activity, but which are cheap and easy to use and which are under the strict control of the transaction parties.
EFPE 2011 Conference Director
Marcin Kalinowski Międzyzdroje, Poland, 8.06.2011
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