Experts

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Pierre Marro
DG CONNECT Digital Innovation and Blockchain Unit
European Commission

Pierre Marro is Policy Officer at the Directorate General Communication Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. Within the unit "Digital Innovation and Blockchain", he is the team leader for the files concerning: Blockchain, Fintech and Access to Finance for innovation. He is notably in charge of the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) where 30 European countries and the EC cooperate for building a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure. Pierre is an engineer (ENSTA Bretagne) and is also graduated in Business Administration (Université Aix-Marseille) 

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

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
Traxion

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
IBM

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

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