SDW 2015 conference line up revealed


The convergence of traditional identity documents and next-generation identity technologies, such as biometrics and smart secure credentials, is a major theme at this year's SDW conference. Future government-based identity schemes will see these technologies enhance passenger experiences at the border, enable cross-border transactions online, and facilitate the equitable disbursement of state resources.

Key sessions include:

Security and facilitation combined: A holistic approach to traveler identification management;
Challenges, opportunities and issues in the world of next-generation ePassports;
Chip chat: A smart approach to future identity needs;
Building trust in the digital economy: Identity is key;
eID successes, opportunities and challenges;
Effective border management - Outstanding issues, new ideas…
Putting biometrics to work for government;
Sustainable management solutions: Getting identity infrastructure right.

Leading government and industry experts line up to discuss these and other major issues. Speakers include:

KEYNOTE – Detective Chief Inspector Gary Miles, MPS, SCO7 Organised Crime Command - FALCON, UK
Jens Bender, BSI, Federal Office for Information Security, Germany
Mark Erlich, EISA infrastructure Manager, IDAS Expert, Estonia
Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK
Dr Joseph Haid, Principal Technical Marketing Contactless Technology for Smart Cards, Infineon Technologies, Austria
Christopher Hornek, Manager, Aviation Security and Facilitation, Aviation Security and Facilitation Department (ASF), Division for Airports, Cargo, Passenger and Security (APCS), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Canada
Florian Humplik, Head of eGovernment, Austrian State Printing House, Austria
Justin Ikura, Co-chair of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) New Technologies Working Group (NTWG) Logical Data Structure 2 (LDS2) Sub-Group and Deputy Director, International Unit, Passport Program Policy, Admissibility Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Mercedes Játiva, Technology Analyst, Instituto Geográfico Militar Ecuador (IGM), Ecuador
Loffie Jordaan, Convenor, ISO SC17/WG 10 – Motor Vehicle Driver Licence and Related Documents, USA
Michael Lynch, Director Passport Identity Section, Passport Business Improvement and Integrity Branch, Australian Passport Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia 
Brian McAllister, Commercial Director, Security Foiling Ltd, UK
Gary McManus, Project Genesius, SC&O7 - Organised Crime Group, MPS, UK
Assistant Chief of Police, Norwegian National Police Directorate, Norway
Benoît Poletti, Director, INCERT GIE, Luxemburg
Uwe Rabeler, Project Manager, Bundesdruckerei, Germany
Richard Rinkens, Coordinator for Biometrics and Identity management, European Commission – DG Migration and Home Affairs, Belgium
Frank Schmalz, Director, Product Management, Veridos, Germany
Dr Ulrich Schneider, Senior Scientist, Bundeskriminalamt, Forensic Science Institute, KT 43 - Identity Document Systems, Germany
Dr Uwe Seidel, Scientific Director, Bundeskriminalamt, Forensic Science Institute, KT 43 - Identity Document Systems, Germany
Chris Shire, Business Development Manager, Infineon Technologies Security & Chipcard ICs, UK
Brian Somers, Forensic Document Examiner, National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), UK
Mario Stoltz, Product Manager, NXP Semiconductors, business line Secure Identification Solutions, Germany
Major Vincent Terrasse, Head of Questioned Documents Department, French Gendarmerie Forensic Research Institute, France 
Roman Vanek, Chief Division Identity Documents and Special Tasks – ICAO PKD Chairman, Federal Office of Police, Switzerland
Erik van Dijk, Product Manager, Morpho; Chairman eDocuments Workgroup, Secure Identity Alliance, The Netherlands
Ruud van Leeuwen, Forensic Research & Document Acquisition, Keesing Technologies, The Netherlands
Joost van Roon, Security Designer, Morpho, The Netherlands
David Westgate, Chief Immigration Officer, National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), UK
Gordon Wilson, President, WorldReach Software, Canada
Dr Andreas Wolf, Principal Scientist Biometrics, Bundesdruckerei, Germany
Joel Zlotnick, Supervisory Physical Scientist, Counterfeit Deterrence Laboratory, Bureau of Consular Affairs, US Department of State, USA

Full details of the programme themes and streams can be viewed here and the final programme will be availble shortly.

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