IDENTITY Talk in the Tower

Speaker Biographies

You will find confirmed speakers biographies below.

Speakers

Udo Helmbrecht

Udo Helmbrecht

Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

 

Udo Helmbrecht has more than 30 years of professional management experience in the IT sector.

Udo Helmbrecht was born in 1955, in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
He studied Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. In 1984 he was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics. In 2010 Helmbrecht was appointed honorary professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany.

His experience in the field of security has been acquired through various sectors of society, which include: energy industry, insurance, engineering, aviation, defence, and space industry. He became the president of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2003.

Helmbrecht took office as executive director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) in October 2009.

For more information: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/about-enisa

Jacques Bus

Jacques Bus

Secretary General, Digital Enlightenment Forum

 

Born in the Netherlands in 1947, Jacques Bus received his PhD in Science and Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. He worked as a researcher for 12 years and subsequently as research programme manager for 5 years at (CWI) in Amsterdam (NL).
From 1988 he worked at the European Commission in leading positions in various parts of the Research programmes ESPRIT and ICT, including IT Infrastructure, Programme Management, Software Engineering and since 2004 in Trust and Security, as well as the establishment of the Security Theme in FP7.
Since 2010 he works as an independent advisor on Trust , Security, Privacy and Identity in the digital environment. He is Secretary General of Digital Enlightenment Forum, Director Business Development of PI.lab (NL), senior advisor at the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC, IT) and Research Fellow at the Univ. of Luxembourg - Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

Nigel Cameron

Nigel Cameron

Chairman of Strategic Futures, LLC; President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies and Participant, Identity | Talk in the Tower

 

Nigel Cameron was formerly a Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he developed multi-disciplinary centers on biotechnology and the social impact of nanotechnology. He has degrees from Cambridge (BA, MA), Edinburgh (PhD) and the Edinburgh Business School (MBA). Among other things, he writes a monthly column for the US Chamber of Commerce on corporate social responsibility. A citizen of the United States and the UK, he has worked on both sides of the Atlantic and travels widely. In 2010-11 he addressed conferences on all five continents, including the biennial innovation festival hosted by Australian finance giant AMP in Sydney, and Nanomedicine 2010 Beijing. Upcoming engagements include the Planet under Pressure conference (London), and the opening keynote at the European Identity and Cloud Conference (Munich, Germany). He has represented the United States on delegations to the United Nations, and currently chairs the Social and Human Sciences Committee of the United States National Commission for UNESCO

Zhong Chen

Zhong Chen

Professor, Peking University

 

Chen Zhong, Ph.D, Professor of Peking University, is Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of EECS and Director of MoE Key Lab of Network and Software Assurance and Financial IT Research Center of Peking University.

Dr. Chen graduated and earned his Ph.D degree from computer science and technology department of Peking University in 1989, and became faculty of Peking University. He became full professor in 1995. He was a visiting professor of UCLA from 2001 to 2002. He has been assumed the founding dean position of School of Software and Microelectronics, Peking University from 2002 to 2010.

Dr. Chen’s teaching and research area are in computer science, system software, domain-specific software engineering, network and information security. He was the founding director of islab in PKU since 1995. Within 8 years from 2002, he was assumed to establish a multi-disciplinary education system and has founded 11 departments and relative Master degree programs including Digital Arts and Design, Financial Information Engineering and Information Security departments etc, in the School of Software and Microelectronics. Now the school has become the one of the key high-level talents professional education entity in China with its identified Master degree programs. He won the National First-class Award of Higher Education in China in 2005.

As for public service, Dr. Chen is senior member and IoT Expert Committee member of CIE(China Institute of Electronics), Cloud Computing Expert Committee member of CIC(China Institute of Communications), senior member and managing director of CCF(China Computer Federation) and vice-chair of Information Secrecy Professional Committee of CCF, managing director of China Software Industry Association. He was also Expert of Technical Auditing Committee of securities online trading of China Securities Regulatory Commission in 2000.

Hans Wolfgang Kunz

Hans Wolfgang Kunz

Member of the Management Board, Giesecke & Devrient

 

Hans Wolfgang Kunz has been a member of the Giesecke & Devrient Management Board since 1996. Since January 1, 2006 he has been responsible for the Government Solutions business unit, which devises security-related solutions for passport and visa systems as well as ID and healthcare cards for national governments and their agencies. Hans Wolfgang Kunz started his career with G&D in 1982 as Sales representative for the banknote processing systems product group at Gesellschaft für Automation und Organisation mbH (GAO), a subsidiary of G&D. In 1988, he became Sales Department manager for banknote processing systems at G&D. Five years later, he was appointed Head of Sales and Marketing for banknote processing systems at G&D. In 1996, Hans Wolfgang Kunz became head of the Currency Automation and Services business unit at G&D.
 
Hans Wolfgang Kunz holds a Master's degree in economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) from the University of Munich.

Juliet Lodge

Juliet Lodge

Professor, University of Leeds; Member, Privacy Expert Group, Biometrics Institute, and Participant, IDENTITY | Talk in the Tower

 

Professor Dr. Dr. Lodge's research focuses on biometrics, ICTs and human security, ethics and society; interoperability for EU internal and external security, PETs, privacy, border management and cross border information exchange, communications and egovernance. She has presented evidence on many occasions to national parliamentary scrutiny committees and to the European Parliament on these issues, and on issues of transparency and accountability in territorial and non-territorial space. She has published numerous books and 250+ peer reviewed papers on the EU, including ‘Transformative biometrics and the exercise of arbitrary power’ in 2011. Her work on ICTs and ethics in f7p programmes (ICT Ethics; and BEST) follows her f6p work on eJustice; Challenge : the changing landscape of liberty and security in Europe; and R4eGov :towards dependable e-administration.

Paul Nemitz

Paul Nemitz

Director, Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship, DG Justice, European Commission

 

Paul F. Nemitz is the Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the JUSTICE Directorate-General of the European Commission. Free movement of people in Europe, Data protection and Children's rights are also key responsibilities of his Directorate.

Before joining DG JUSTICE, he held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of Commissioner Nielson, and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs. He has a broad experience as agent of the Commission in litigation before the European Courts and he has published extensively on EU law.

Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He was admitted to the Bar in Hamburg and for a short time was a teaching assistant for Constitutional law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg University. He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasburg Faculty for comparative law, supported by a grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Troels Oerting

Troels Oerting

Assistant Director, Europol & Head, European Cybercrime Centre

 

Present:
Assistant Director
•Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
•Head of Counter Terrorist and Financial Intelligence Centre (CTFC).

Past:
•Troels Oerting started in the Danish Police back in 1980 and went through the ranks serving as Director of the Danish NCIS, Director of National Crime Squad and later as Director of the Danish Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA). He held positions as Head of NCB Copenhagen, Chair of the Head of Europol National Unit group (HENU), member of DK Europol Management Board delegation and Head of DK Schengen / Sirene. Later he became Director of Operations in the Danish Security Intelligence Service and was promoted to Assistant Director in Europol in 2009.

He has had various responsibilities in Europol’s Operational Department and serves now as Head of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and Interim Head of Europol Counter Terrorist and Financial Intelligence Centre.

Charles Raab

Charles Raab

Professor of Government, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

 

Charles D. Raab is Professor of Government in the University of Edinburgh, and co-directs the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP). He has researched on information policy and regulatory topics, including privacy, data protection, surveillance, identity management, data-sharing, e-government, and European police co-operation, and participates in several EU 7th Framework projects (IRISS, PRISMS, SIAM). He was on the Management Committee of the EU/ESF’s COST Action ISO807 on ‘Living in Surveillance Societies’ (LiSS), and is associated with the Canadian project on ‘The New Transparency’. His many academic and other publications include (with C. Bennett), The Governance of Privacy (2006); (with the Surveillance Studies Network), Report on the Surveillance Society (2006) and an Update Report (2010) for the UK Information Commissioner; (with B. Goold), Protecting Information Privacy (2011) for the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission; (with Trilateral Research and Consulting), Privacy Impact Assessment and Risk Management for the UK Information Commissioner (2013). He helped to draft the Scottish Government’s Identity Management and Privacy Principles (2010) and the UK Identity and Passport Service’s Identity Rights Charter (2010). He was the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution for an Inquiry resulting in Surveillance: Citizens and the State (HL Paper 18, Second Report, Session 2008-09). He has written reports for the European Commission, UK and Scottish government agencies, and has advised civil society and research organisations on projects and publications concerning privacy and surveillance. He is an Academician of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Angelika Schlunck

Angelika Schlunck

Director, Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union

 

Angelika Schlunck was born in Ulm (Germany) and studied law in Munich and Geneva. She earned a doctorate from the University of Bayreuth in 1990 and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1997. Angelika Schlunck joined civil service in 1988. After a stint as assistant district attorney at the Prosecutor’s Office in Munich (1988 -1991), she moved on to the Federal Ministry of Justice and worked successively in the Directorate on economic and trade law, the Directorate on public, administrative and international law and the Directorate on civil law and civil procedure. From 2000 - 2001 she was liaison officer at the French Ministry of Justice in Paris. Throughout her carrier at the Federal Ministry of Justice she was involved in European law projects and international negotiations. In April 2010 she was appointed Director of the Representation of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels.

Walter Schlebusch

Walter Schlebusch

Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Giesecke & Devrient

 

Dr. Walter Schlebusch is Chairman of the Management Board and CEO since July 1st, 2013.

From 2000 he has been a member of the Management Board. His responsibilities have encompassed the Banknotes business unit. The unit’s areas of operations comprise banknote and security paper production, banknote printing, and currency automation.

After graduating from university, he became press spokesman for Rheno-Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) in 1975 in Aachen, Germany. In 1981, he assumed a position as consultant to the state legislature of Santa Catarina, Brazil. In 1982, Schlebusch returned to Germany as assistant to the managing director of the research institute of the German Ironworkers Association in Düsseldorf.

In 1984, he moved to Klöckner Werke AG in Duisburg. He was made managing director of Klöckner Contracting Technologie GmbH (KCT), located in Hamburg, in 1986. Following the sale of KCT, he became spokesman for the management board at Düsseldorf-based Deutsche Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagen GmbH in 1990. In 1995, Schlebusch joined Lurgi AG in Frankfurt, Germany, where he served as chairman of the board of Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH. The following year, he was appointed to the management board of Lurgi AG.

Andrea Servida

Andrea Servida

Head of Task Force sIADS, DG Connect, European Commission

 

Andrea Servida is Head of the Task Force "Legislation Team (eIDAS) in Directorate General 'Communication networks, content and technology' (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission.

From 2006 to 2012, he was Deputy Head of the Unit "Internet; Network and Information Security" in DG INFSO where he co-managed the Unit and was in charge of defining and implementing the strategies and policies on network and information security, critical information infrastructure protection, electronic signature and identification.

From 1993 to 2005, he worked in the European Commission ICT research programmes (ESPRIT, IT, IST and ICT) dealing with safety critical systems, software engineering, database technology, privacy enhancing technologies, biometrics, dependability and cyber security.

Before joining the European Commission in 1993, he worked in industry for nearly eight years as a project manager of international R&D projects on decision support systems for environmental, civil and industrial emergency and risk management.

He graduated with Laude in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and carried out PhD studies on fuzzy sets and artificial intelligence at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Jamie Shea

Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

 

Jamie Shea is NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. He has been working with NATO since 1980. Positions included Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division, Director of Information and Press, Spokesman of NATO and Deputy Director of Information and Press, Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer at the Policy Planning and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate as well as Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special Projects.

Jamie Shea is involved with several prominent academic institutions and acts amongst others as professor of the Collège d’Europe, Bruges, Visiting Lecturer in the Practice of Diplomacy, University of Sussex, Associate Professor of International Relations at the American University, Washington DC, where he also holds the position of Director of the Brussels Overseas Study Programme, and lectures at the Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent. He also is a regular lecturer and conference speaker on NATO and European security affairs and on public diplomacy and political communication and lobbying. He holds a D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University (Lincoln College), 1981.

Amongst his many associations and memberships, Jamie Shea is Member of the Advisory Board, Security and Defence Programmes at Chatham House, Member of the Policy Council at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and Founder and Member of the Board, Security and Defence Agenda Brussels.

Siim Sikkut

Siim Sikkut

National ICT Policy Adviser, Government Office of Estonia, Strategy Unit

 

Siim Sikkut serves as National ICT Policy Adviser in Government Office of Estonia. His role is to coordinate ICT policy planning and execution across the government and collaborations with private sector, plus advise Prime Minister on e-governance matters.

Previously, he worked as expert in Estonian Development Fund, a public economic foresight think-tank. His experience also includes Ministry of Finance, in areas of national-level strategic planning and public financial management.

Siim Sikkut graduated in 2005 from Princeton University, USA with B.A. degree in public and international affairs. He also holds a M.Sc. in International Management in China from University of London.

Siim also serves on Board of e-Governance Academy, an Estonian-based think-tank, consulting and training institution on e-governance.

Pramod Varma

Pramod Varma

Chief Architect, Unique Indentification Authority of India (UIDAI)

 

Dr. Pramod Varma is currently a Chief architect, Technology to Unique Identification Authority of India. He was part of the founding team and Chief Architect for Aadhaar (UID) project responsible for entire system architecture and strategic technology decisions. He joined UIDAI in 2009 and has been pivotal in ensuring an open, scalable, and secure architecture is built to meet the needs of Aadhaar project. He led the overall technology and application architecture and application development within UIDAI Technology Unit and is based in Bangalore. Currently, in addition to Aadhaar project, he also sits on the advisory board for few startups to mentor and provide technology and architecture directions.

Before joining UIDAI in July 2009, he was the Chief Technology Architect and Vice President of Research at Sterling Commerce, now part of IBM. He worked across the organization and customers to evangelize technology and helps product teams make strategic technology and architecture decisions. He joined Sterling in 2005 when Sterling Commerce acquired Yantra Corporation, a leading supply chain software company based in Boston. He was one of the founders of Yantra and was the Vice President of Technology. During his career with Yantra, he has been anchoring all technology and architecture strategies and has been key part in building Yantra’s supply chain application product suite.

Over the past 20+ years, he has studied architectures spanning from mainframes to web and has worked extensively with most programming languages and databases. He began his career as part of the research team at Infosys Technologies and has lead research teams that conceived, designed, and built an Internet banking module and a powerful web application server as back as 1995. Over the years he has researched and taught various courses in Database Tuning, Distributed Computing, Internet Technologies, and Computer Architectures among others.

Pramod holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science along with a second Master’s in Applied Mathematics. His main areas of interest are Distributed Architectures, Web Technologies, and Intelligent Systems. He is passionate about technology, science, society, and teaching.

Edgar Whitley

Edgar Whitley

Reader in Information Systems, Information Systems and Innovation Group Department of Management, London School of Economics

 

Edgar Whitley is a Reader in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Edgar was the research coordinator of the influential LSE Identity Project on the UK's proposals to introduce biometric identity cards; proposals that were scrapped following the 2010 General Election. Edgar has also advised governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Jamaica about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies.

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker

Brussels Correspondent, IDG New Service

 

Jennifer is IDG New Service's Brussels correspondent and Senior Presenter on Vieuws.eu. She covers all aspects of E.U. legislation relating to IT and the digital agenda, from trade agreements for tech products to antitrust cases and internet privacy issues. She also writes a weekly opinion column on the digital world for New Europe.

Born in Ireland, Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio and television for more than 12 years. She has worked across a wide range of sectors, from editing a national daily paper in Malta, to television reporting to the Middle East on E.U. affairs. She has a wealth of experience in writing about business, management and IT matters and specializes in identifying the link between the tech industry and EU policy. She studied in both Northern Ireland and France and lived in the UK and Malta for many years.

Jennifer founded Figure8media Ltd, a communications business in the UK in 2005. Figure8media's achievements include The Strategic Path magazine being awarded the Australian 2008 iAwards; winning the contract to edit HAE’s membership magazine Hire Standard; and successfully launching Ecoideas before selling it on to new owners. She moved to Brussels to work as an EU correspondent in February 2009.

She presents a weekly video on European Affairs from the European Parliament at www.vieuws.eu.

Follow Jennifer on Twitter @BrusselsGeek or email tips and comments to BrusselsGeek@gmail.com

Giles Merritt

Giles Merritt

Secretary General, Friends of Europe

 

A former Brussels Correspondent of the Financial Times, Giles is a journalist, author and broadcaster who has specialised in the study and analysis of European public policy issues since 1978. Since 1984, Merritt has been a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and Project Syndicate and his articles range widely across EU political and economic issues. Merritt began his newspaper career in 1968, when he joined the Financial Times. From 1972 he was successively FT staff correspondent in Paris, Dublin/Belfast and Brussels, until leaving the newspaper in 1983. In 1982 he published "World Out of Work", an award-winning assessment of the unemployment crisis in industrialised countries, and in 1991 "Eastern Europe & the USSR: The Challenge of Freedom", published in four languages.

Logistics

When

Thursday 28 November, 2013
09.30 to 17.30

CET

 

Where

Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU

Rue Wiertz 77
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Downloads

Press Release

IDENTITY Talk in the Tower Task Force 1 Publication: Personal Information Space

IDENTITY Talk in the Tower Task Force 2 Publication: Innovative and user centric identity management

 

 

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