Speakers 2018

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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.


Jacoba Sieders
Jacoba Sieders
Digital Identity Strategist
ABN Amro

Jacoba has 17 years of experience in the international finance industry, in development, governance, consultancy, and strategy. She is the leading ABNAMRO expert for digital identity services and access control for customers, employees and partners. Major topics on her agenda today are ABAC, API-banking and PSDII requirements, data centric security, the interaction of IAM tools with the rest of the bank’s cybersecurity landscape, and the new authentication concept for which ABNAMRO is acquiring a patent. Her special interests are legal requirements impacting identity and secure access, e.g. Generic Data Protection Regulation, the EU e-IDAS scheme, KYC and AML legislation. Jacoba is a member of the Advisory Board of the independent European think-tank ID Next and is regularly speaking on the topic of IAM. Jacoba holds a Master degree in Classics from Leiden University (Greek, Latin, Hebrew) but re-educated to start an IT-career, first as a developer in Java, C++ and databases, moving into IAM and cybersecurity from there.

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Catherine Barniche
Teammanager IAM Architecture

1998: Master in Applied Economics at Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium. Working at Belfius Bank since 1999.

1999-2008:  I successively held a position of business analyst, project leader and team manager in a loan services project office.

2008 – 2018 : Leading different ICT teams in several domains/technologies as ERP SAP, GRC Enablon, BI and Identity Management since 2013. Since May 2018, I’m in charge of a new IAM Architecture team.

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Marc Philips
Access Manager
Belfius Bank

Marc is working in the field of IAM since 1999 and since 2003 he is responsible for the access management team at Belfius Bank (formerly Dexia Bank Belgium). He is intensively involved in various IAM projects within the bank and has followed the evolution of IAM closely over the years, with specific attention for the link between functional and technical aspects.

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Hans Verbeeck

Follows a.s.a.p.

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