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Chiara Mazzone
Innovation Policy Officer, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CONNECT
European Commision

Innovation and Blockchain Policy Officer at the European Commission in DG CONNECT, Chiara has been working in the innovation field since 2010. She is in charge of Blockchain and DLT applications in the Digital Innovation and Blockchain Unit and is a member of the European Commission Task Force on FinTech. She also worked on access to finance, start-ups and scale-ups policies. Previously she was at the helm of the Brussels EU Office of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France) after she gained extensive experience in Research and Innovation policies dealing with local, regional stakeholders as well as national ministries. In the past she assisted the Director General of a French local authority and was associate professor in Sciences Po Paris. Chiara holds a Diploma In European Affairs, Law and Economics from Sciences Po (France) and University of Pavia (Italy).

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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 ITME – CyberSecurity at Solvay Brussels School
  • Plaatvervangend lid – Flemish Government Data Protection Authority
  • Security advisor/  architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Lead Architect on Self-Sovereign Identity (ESSIF / EBSI) at The European Commission
  • Expert / PM wrt (Qualified) Trust Services-related studies and 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.


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Robin Gaal
Senior IAM Consultant

Robin is a senior Identity & Access Management consultant who has designed and implemented IAM systems at multiple international clients. He has a strong technical background in Single Sign On, authentication technologies and API security.

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Patrik Horemans
Business Partner Representative - Identity and Access Management Europe

Patrik started as a system engineer and with that experience he evolved into a sales advisory role. With his understanding of networks, applications and infrastructure he can understand the customer challenges and translate them in the best solution for them. His experience is spread over systems & performance management, security incident & event management, data protection, identity access and governance.

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Jean Pôlet
IAM Officer
AXA Belgium

Will be available soon.

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