Programme Committee

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Erik R. van Zuuren (chairman)
Founder Trustcore.EU

Erik is activily engaged in several jobs / activities, which activities include:

  • Founder TrustCore.EU
  • Topic Leader ITSE-S2 “Security Practices” at Solvay Brussels School
  • Security advisor and architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Advisor/Expert on Trust/eID/eSig/eSeal/Blockchain at Flemish Government
  • Expert / PM regarding (Qualified) Trust Services related guidelines for ENISA

Since January 2015 Erik left a big4 to start up TrustCore.EU and is currently active in the roles mentioned in the list above. Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Information & CyberSecurity (Management) etc. Erik's engagements include activities in public sector (Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal ICT Department (Fedict), the eGov & ICT agency of the Flemish Gov, DG Connect, DG Employment, DG RTD, EC-ISA, etc.) as well as activities in a diverse spectrum of private sector organizations (incl. NBB, ING, KBC, Electrabel Suez, Infrabel, DeLijn, BPost, Euroclear).Erik's achievements include being one of the fathers/authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and being one of the fathers of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government (wide range of (trust-)services wrt e-identification / e-authentication / authorisation / e-signing / stamping, etc). Currently Erik is focusing on Enterprise (Security) Architecture, on the effects/implementation of the eIDAS-Trust Regulation and on the upcoming Payment Services Directive 2.


Dries van Bilzen
Dries Van Bilzen
I&AM Operational Service Manager
European Commission

I started my career as Government Official at the Municipal Police in Weert – The Netherlands in 1980 were I’ve implemented and administered an automated Ticket Settling System.

In 1988 I changed jobs and became software engineer at the Audax Group in Gilze – The Netherlands were I’ve developed the first Oracle client-server applications and made bridges with COBOL mainframe applications.

In 1995, after successfully finishing the selection procedure to become an official of the European Commission, I joined as Oracle specialist the e-mail service of the then so-called Direction Informatique (since 2005 Directorate-General for Informatics). I have participated in two migrations: first from an in-house built e-mail system to an X.400 based system (Route400) and in the early 2000s in a second migration to an SMTP based system (MS Exchange).

In 2002 I joined the team to set-up and administer a Metadirectory Service based on MMS in where HR and IT related data were joined to provision users and give them the access rights needed. I spent a lot of time in giving training to HR and IT services to make them understand their role in this process and that data quality was paramount.

In 2009 the Metadirectory Service was transformed into an Identity and Access Management Service in where I became the Operational Service Manager.  My main role nowadays is to coordinate and give guidance to HR and IT services for the many reorganisations in the Commission which have an impact on the access rights towards corporate and local Information Systems.

Stijn Meeuws
Stijn Meeuws
Isabel Group

Stijn is currently active as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer at Isabel
  • Coach and lecturer of the Executive Master in Cybersecurity at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management – ULB
  • Member of the Security working group at Febelfin
  • Member of the Belgian Cyber Security Coalition x-sector community

 In his previous roles he was active in:

  • Associate CISO at ING Belgium
  • Head of Operational security services at ING Belgium covering DRP, IAM, Security Testing and SOC activities both in BE and PL
  • Crisis manager e-fraud at ING Belgium
  • and >10 years in different business related functions in the context of Call and Click interactions with customers for ING Belgium
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Annick Loks
Head of User Access Management
ING Belgium

After obtaining a master in Mathematics at ULB and a Executive Master in IT Audit, Risk and Security at Solvay Brussels School, Annick had the opportunity to join the newly created IT Security Engineering team within ING Belgium, with a lot of challenges related to the emerging use of the Internet. With the maturity of the organisation moving to Information Security, Information Risk Management and more recently to the integration of the non financial risk functions, she has followed the same way in her personal evolution and was then the Head of the Information Risk Management team with ING BeLux.

With the increasing pressure from the auditors and regulators, and the decided implementation of Role Based Access Control, Annick moved again to the 1st Line of Defense taking the challenge of getting Identity & Access Management in control.


Kris de Ryck
Kris de Ryck
Belgian Mobile ID

Passionate about innovation that makes life easier! Active in the recent past in domains such as mobile banking & payments.
Now moved from the ‘check-out’ to the ‘check-in’ where every customer journey begins. 

Belgian Mobile ID is a consortium of Belgium's leading banks and mobile network operators who have joined together to create the Belgian reference for mobile identity and digital privacy.

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