Digital Identity Conference Africa

Dr. Joseph J. Atick
Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 
 
Moderator, PS1, PS3, PS5, Fishbowl

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Dr Joseph Atick is a recognized worldwide expert on identity matters, having been one of the founders of the identity industry more than 25 years ago, where he led several companies in the space and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today. He has extensive field experience in the domain having played an instrumental role in many of the world’s leading identity programs including India’s UID, Indonesia’s eKTP and Saudi Arabia’s CAFIS. After retiring from the industry in 2010, he founded the Identity Counsel International to focus on helping governments, especially in developing countries, and international organizations understand the positive impact of digital identity in socio-economic and political development. He has been a strong advocate of privacy and responsible use of identity technology. He is the Director Emeritus of the International Biometrics and Identification Association, which he co-founded in 1998 in Washington, DC, to provide responsible use guidance to the industry and to policy makers. He has an active ongoing partnership with the World Bank on identity matters and has been very active in many missions in Africa. In 2014, Dr Atick became co-founder of ID4Africa where he serves as Executive Director. He has a PhD in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.

Alan Gelb
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

 
Moderator, PS2
Speaker, InF9 

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Alan Gelb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. His recent research includes the applications of biometric ID technology for development purposes particularly in low and middle-income countries, the special challenges of resource-rich countries, and instruments to link aid flows to results. He also works on competitiveness and industrial development, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was previously director of development policy at the World Bank, and before that chief economist for the Bank’s Africa region and staff director for the 1996 World Development Report “From Plan to Market.”. He has published widely in these areas, including in refereed journals.

Aliyu Aziz
DG/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria

 
Speaker, PS2

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Aliyu Aziz is the Director General /CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria. Before his appointment as CEO, he was also one of the pioneers of the Commission and held the position of Director for the Information Technology (IT) /National Identity Database Department. Prior to the NIMC, he was Director at the Secretariat of the Presidential Implementation Committee; responsible for implementing government decisions for consumer credit systems, national outsourcing initiatives and the harmonization of identification schemes in Nigeria. The committee oversaw the establishment of the NIMC in 2007. Mr. Aziz has over 30 years’ post-qualification experience in Engineering and IT spanning both private and public sectors. He has served the ministry in various capacities during which he pioneered the implementation of the first eGovernment solution. He is a member of key Nigerian and international Engineering and ICT-centric Societies and an alumnus of Harvard, Stanford, IMD and Lagos Business School.

Alphonce Malibiche
Ag. Director, Identification Management, National Identification Authority, Tanzania

 
Speaker, PS2

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Alphonce Malibiche is the Acting Director of ID Management for the Tanzania National Identification Authority (NIDA), the Authority which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs in the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Malibiche has been involved in the development of the Tanzania National ID infrastructures in different capacities and in the implementation of different systems and re-engineering of business processes. In addition to being a talented and dedicated Engineer, Mr. Malibiche serves as a strong visionary and motivational leader.

Konaté Diakalidia
Director General, National Identification Office, Côte d’Ivoire

 
 
Speaker, PS2

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Iropa Joseph N’Goabi Konti
Director General of Civil Registration, General Directorate of Civil Registration, Benin

 
Speaker, PS2

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Bio to come

J. Tiah Nagbe
Executive Director, National Identification Registry, Liberia

 
 
Speaker, PS2

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Vyjayanti Desai
Program Manager, ID4D, The World Bank

 
 
Speaker, PS3

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Vyjayanti Desai is the Program Manager for Identification for Development (ID4D), a multi-sectoral initiative of the World Bank Group, integrating approaches across the following Global Practices and departments: Transport & ICT, Social Protection and Labor, Finance and Markets, Governance, Health Nutrition Population, Development Economics Data, and Gender. Vyjayanti is focused on scaling up and operationalizing the ID4D initiative and collaborating with key external partners. Prior to joining the ID4D program, she was Lead Private Sector Development Specialist with the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. She joined the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2000 and spent time working on World Bank and IFC advisory programs in Africa, East Asia and South Asia as well as in global roles. Within the WBG, she has shaped many cross-departmental and inter-WBG programs, actively working to develop a unified agenda and designing integrated multi-sectoral solutions on a range of topics.

CV Madhukar
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network

 
 
Speaker, PS3

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As an investment partner at Omidyar Network, CV Madhukar leads the firm’s work on Digital Identity globally. Within the company he previously worked on Governance & Citizen Engagement efforts in India and Myanmar. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Madhukar was Founder and Director of PRS Legislative Research, an institution that aims to make India’s legislative process better informed, more transparent, and participatory.

Andrew Hopkins
Chief of Section, Identity Management and Registration Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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Andrew Hopkins leads the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Identity Management and Registration Section (IMRS), based in Copenhagen. IMRS is responsible for the development of policy, processes and tools relating to UNHCR’s global registration and identity management efforts, and for provision of guidance, training and support to field operations. Mr. Hopkins oversees the continuing development and deployment of UNHCR’s global biometrics capacity.
Mr. Hopkins has worked in refugee contexts, including in a wide range of challenging environments, for over 26 years.

George Nakseu Nduefang
Director, Political Affairs and Democratic Governance, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

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Bio to come

Nita Deerpaising
Director, Programs and Strategic Development, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

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Bio to come

Greg Pote
President, ID4Africa
 

Moderator, PS4

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Greg Pote is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA), the only regional industry association for secure smart chip technology applications in Asia, which he co-founded in 1997. Based in Shanghai, Greg travels throughout the region to promote smart card, contactless and NFC business and work with APSCA members to assist in developing their smart card businesses, initiatives and schemes. Greg has spoken at more than 155 industry forums, forums and seminars covering smart card business and technology across 12 countries in Asia, the Gulf and Europe. Greg chaired the majority of these industry events, including moderating business and technology discussions with leading experts from governments, banks, transport operators, telecoms operators and technology companies. Greg was one of several subject matter experts requested to speak in the Hong Kong Legislative Council session to support the request for funding by the Hong Kong Immigration Department for the implementation of the first generation Hong Kong Smart Identity Card. He has also served as a jury member for both the Cartes Paris and Cartes in Asia SESAMES awards, as well as the NFC Forum & WIMA Global Competition and the PKI Innovation Awards. He has provided consultancy to APSCA members and advised both end-user organisations and suppliers on the technology roadmap and business strategies for identity and payments. Greg has written industry reports and articles and is a well-known industry figure.

Debora Comparin
Market Development manager, Citizen ID, IDEMIA

Speaker, PS4

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Bio to come

Jérôme Coulon
Regional Director, ECOWAS/CEMAC, Zetes

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Based in Lomé, Togo, Jerome has been ZETES’ Regional Director ECOWAS/CEMAC for the past four years. His main focus is to work together with the countries of the two Regions to implement their Population Registers as authentic source of national identification based on a strong civil register, centralized, computerized and aligned with international standards.

Michiel van der Veen
CEO, Genkey
 

Speaker, PS4

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Michiel is a business leader, entrepreneur and a keen cycling enthusiast. He is a regular industry contributor and thought leader, addressing issues around Digital Identity, Security and Biometrics. He is also founder of BiometricsAfrica.com, a practical resource for the identity community, sharing insights and ideas about digital identity and and how it’s helping to shape the identity landscape in Africa. Michiel has a Ph.D from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and further business education from Stanford. In 2008 he founded priv-ID and since 2011, he’s been CEO of GenKey, a global leader and one of the most trusted brand in identity and biometrics

Thampy Koshy
Partner, E&Y
 
 

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Thampy Koshy is a senior Partner with Ernst & Young with over thirty years of experience in conceptualization, drafting enabling policies, design, development & implementation of various large scale transformation projects. He leads Digital Solution for Government in the areas of Identity and Identity based solutions, Health, Social Security and Public Finance Management.

Andy Cobb
Senior Director, Customer and Commercial, De La Rue
 

Speaker, PS4

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Andy has over 30 years’ experience in Customer Management roles, predominantly in the Technology Sector. For the past 12 years he has been focused on delivering solutions in the global fight against financial crime, serious organised crime and terrorism. A significant proportion of those crimes are based on identity fraud or theft, and therefore a key driver in Andy’s decision to join De La Rue in June 2017, to help countries address the foundations of secure identity.

Andy lives in Hampshire, England with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.

Jonas Lind
CEO, SilverTech Global
 
 

Speaker, PS4

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JONAS LIND has been in the IT industry since 2000 and has extensive experience working with Governments across 30 countries. He also co-founded 2 IT companies (Sweden and Malaysia) and has more than 15 years of senior management experience. As CEO, he leads SilverTech Global towards creating value for Governments via a digital government ecosystem.r.

Jonathan Marskell
Operations Officer ID4D, The World Bank
 

Moderator, InF1

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Bio to come.

Anette Bayer Forsingdal
Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of Civil Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Namibia

Speaker, InF1

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Anette Bayer Forsingdal was appointed as the Director for the Directorate: National Population Register, Identification and Production, under the Department of Civil Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in June 2014. She is currently acting as the Deputy Secretary Permanent Secretary. Prior to this appointment she was seconded as consultant in the same Department for 4 years by UNICEF. She worked as a consultant in different sectors before working in civil registration. During the tenure in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, she has led multiple projects successfully, including the opening of hospital-based facilities and a high-profile project of digitization of all processes within the Department of Civil Registration, through the introduction of a new integrated and web-based National Population Registration System (NPRS). Anette also paved the way to closer collaboration between key stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ministry of Safety and Security, Ministry of Justice and Namibia Statistic Agency. All key players are in the Civil Registration and Vital System in Namibia.

Stephen Bekker
Project Manager, NIP Global
 
 
 

Speaker, InF1

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Stephen Bekker has over twenty years of experience in Sales and Project Management for governmental large-scale registration systems and biometric enrollment and solutions in the African markets.
In 2003, Stephen joined NIP Global and has since been involved and managed a number of significant projects in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana and other locations in the areas of Civil registration, National ID cards, e-Passport issuing, Birth & Death registration and certificate issuing, Immigration and Citizenship, Criminal AFIS and more.

Edward Duffus
Head of Innovation, Plan International
 
 

Speaker, InF1

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Edward Duffus is Plan International’s Head of Innovation. Building on 12 years of IT project management and systems implementation experience with Accenture in London, Paris and Brussels, he now leads a team to develop innovative birth registration programmes using appropriate digital technologies. There are currently five projects underway in Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia with a total budget of over $5 million. Edward has developed a “Technical Analysis” methodology used by Plan International to assess appropriate technology solutions for CRVS strengthening and integrated birth registration programmes. He is also a core group member of the African Programme for the Accelerated Improvement of CRVS and led the development of the “CRVS Digitisation Guidebook” (www.crvs-dgb.org), sponsored by the African Development Bank.

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Gemalto
 
 
 

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Moderator, InF2

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Lanre Osibona
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Nigeria
 

Speaker, InF2

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Bio to come.

Tunji Durodola
Technical Consultant, National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria

Speaker, InF2

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Olatunji Durodola is an Identity Management Consultant, with an extensive IT Background in mobile software development. He is one of the very earliest adopters of Linux in Nigeria – back in the day when all anyone was talking about was Novell, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Aside from his numerous projects in Europe, he currently serves as Technical Consultant to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), as well as an Adviser a couple of other African nations on Identity Management Solutions.

Matthias Karl Koehler
Vice President TECURITY®, Head of Sales, Mühlbauer
 

Speaker, InF2

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Matthias Koehler, born in 1965, holds a master degree in Business Administration and has a strong background in sales and marketing. He was appointed Mühlbauer, Head of Sales of for the western hemisphere in February 2011. In this position he is responsible for sales, marketing and business development.

Alban Feraud
International Organizations & Regulatory Affairs, Strategy & Market Offer, Citizen Identity, IDEMIA

Speaker, InF2

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Bio to come.

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Moderator, InF3

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Thomas Morian
Deputy Head of Global Sales, Veridos
 
 

Speaker, InF3

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In the last 20 years, Thomas held multiple sales positions in Bundesdruckerei and later Bundesdruckerei International Services with responsibilities for the market regions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. After joining Veridos in 2015, Thomas became Vice President of Sales covering the African market. Today, he is the Deputy Head of Global Sales in Veridos.

Michael Dorner
CEO, Variuscard
 
 
 

Speaker, InF3

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Michael Dorner is the Founder and CEO of VARIUSCARD, an Austrian based, family owned Smart card manufacturer. He graduated in polymer engineering and pursued his Masters in business administration in 2007. He is a Board Member of the International Card Manufacturer Association (ICMA).

Fadi Saadallah
Regional Director, KBA-NotaSys
 
 

Speaker, InF3

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Fadi Saadallah joined the banknote industry in 2008 as Regional Director at KBA-NotaSys. For the last 9 years, he was deeply involved in the creation and modernization of banknote printing plants and the implementation of the fully integrated solution for security documents and passports. Fadi holds a MSc. in Automotive and a MBA in Strategic Management.

Jeroen Brijs
Business Development/Product Manager, Agfa
 

Speaker, InF3

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Jeroen Brijs, Business Development and Product Manager at Agfa’s Security Division, consults new business opportunities around the world on the design and manufacturing of security documents and cards. He steers Agfa’s product development strategies and customer project implementations. Jeroen holds a master’s degree in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp, specialised in International and European Business. Previous professional experience includes a consultancy position at EY.

Prof. Peter Nyasulu
Executive Director, African Centre for eHealth Excellence
 

Moderator, DigiHealth 1

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I am an Epidemiologist working as Chief Researcher in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Over the years I have invested my efforts in clinical & epidemiological training and research activities in sub Saharan Africa focusing on TB, HIV and related opportunistic infections. In addition, I am also Executive Director of the Africa Center for EHealth Excellence (Acfee), an African initiative with membership across the African continent.

Sebastian Manhart
Director of Business Development, Simprints
 

Speakerr, DigiHealth 1

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Sebastian is the Director of Business Development at Simprints, a non-profit tech start-up backed by USAID, DFID, GIF, and the Gates Foundation focused on providing biometric identification in the world´s harshest settings. His focus in on driving Simprints towards financial sustainability by working with impact partners globally. Sebastian’s academic background is in development economics with degrees from the University College London and the University of Cambridge.

Daniel Murenzi
Principal Information Technology Officer, East African Community
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 1

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Bio to come.

Dr. Ousmane Ly
Director General, National Agency of e-Health and Informatics, Ministry of Health, Mali  

Speaker, DigiHealth 1

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Bio to come.

Jacques Besançon
Product Manager, Security Components and Vertical Solutions, HID Global  

Speaker, DigiHealth 1

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Expert in new technologies in various industries, Jacques Besançon started with the French State Modernization Agency before contributing to innovative road tax collection programs. Since 2015, he has been involved in citizen identity programs, developed solutions for vehicle and driver management, mobile healthcare and breeder documents with Arjo Systems, now HID Global.

Samia Melhen
Lead Policy Officer, Global ICT Group, Transport & ICT, The World Bank

Moderator, InF4

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Jeroen Brijs, Business Development and Product Manager at Agfa’s Security Division, consults new business opportunities around the world on the design and manufacturing of security documents and cards. He steers Agfa’s product development strategies and customer project implementations. Jeroen holds a master’s degree in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp, specialised in International and European Business. Previous professional experience includes a consultancy position at EY.

Muhammad Babandede
Comptroller General of Immigration, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria
 

Speaker, InF4

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Bio to come.

TBA
Commissioner Trade, Customs, Free Movement and Tourism, ECOWAS

Speaker, InF4

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TBA

Nicolas Phan
Manager of Strategy & Marketing, Biometric Identity Solutions, Groupe Imprimerie Nationale

Speaker, InF4

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Nicolas PHAN acts as the Marketing Manager of the Imprimerie National business unit dedicated to Biometrics Identity Solutions. After working for Thales Group in the security domain for more than 10 years, Nicolas has joined the Imprimerie Nationale Group to support the development of this newly acquired activity and notably on the Border control market..

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Moderator, InF5

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Dipo Fatokun
Director, Banking and Payments System Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria 

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‘Dipo Fatokun serves as the Director, Banking and Payments System Department, Central Bank of Nigeria and was a Deputy Director, in the Banking Supervision Department of the Bank. He is the Current Chairman of the Nigeria electronic Fraud Forum, MICR Implementation Technical Committee, Payments Infrastructure Coordinating Committee and the Secretary of the Payments System Strategy Board. He is on the Board of the Nigerian Identity Management Commission, as a part-time board member.

Mussah M. Kamara
Director, Regulation & Supervision Department, Central Bank of Liberia, Liberia

Speaker, InF5

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Mussah A. Kamara joined the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in 2000 in the Regulation and Supervision Department and rose to the position of Director of the Department in 2008. As Director of Regulation and Supervision Department of the CBL, he has played a pivotal role in providing policy advice not only in the area of financial sector regulation and stability but also in the area of financial sector deepening and financial inclusion. He is presently one of the Principal Representatives of the CBL to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

Tarvinder Sembhi
Principal Consultant, Baaj Group LLC
 

Speaker, InF5

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Tarvinder Sembhi is senior vice president at WCC Group, where his role is to oversee the company’s operations in the Identity market. Tarvinder is a veteran executive in the biometrics and ID management industry. His extensive experience in the deployment of biometrics in developing countries includes working with UNHCR’s Pakistan/Afghanistan refugee management system, the World Food Programme in India, and a biometric-enabled entitlement program/payment system in the Middle East.

Bruce Hanson
President & CEO, Credence ID
 
 
 

Speaker, InF5

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Bio to come.

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Moderator, InF6

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Jerzy Dziemidowicz
International Sales Manager, PWPW

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Jerzy Dziemidowicz joined PWPW in 1998 where he has worked in various roles. From 2011 – 2016 he acted as the Project Manager responsible for the process of development of Polish circulation bank notes. He was also in charge of the process of ECB accreditation of PWPW. Currently he is involved projects addressed to the international market. He is author of the several publications regarding banknotes and security prints.

Eli Basson
EVP and Manager of ID Division, Supercom

Speaker, InF6

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Bringing over 25 years of knowledge and experience in the eID arena, Eli Basson has initiated and implemented nationwide eGov projects on a global level. Currently EVP ∑ID at SuperCom, Mr Basson has held senior positions at OTI, Eldor Computers and Orbotech. Specializing in Making People Matter, Eli has an MA in Management and BSc in Electrical Engineering.

Ilja Hofmann
Sales Director Africa, OVD Kinegram
 

Speaker, InF6

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Ilja Hofmann is the sales director Africa for the leading solution provider for the protection of government documents, KINEGRAM, part of the KURZ Group. With over 15 years working experience in Africa, especially in West Africa, Mr. Hofmann is responsible for developing and implementing adapted market strategies with a strong focus on technology transfer and local content. As market leader in foil-based optical security devices and integrated digital and electronic components our goal is to assure that government documents are issued with the highest standards of the industry, worldwide.

Olayinka Fisher
Managing Director, IRIS Smart
 
 
 
 

Speaker, InF6

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Olayinka is a graduate in Psychology with experience as University Research Fellow, International Civil Servant and in private business. Olayinka has more than 30 years experience in the ICT projects and has been responsible for:

The first ever e-banking solution in Nigeria (90’s)
Turnkey projects such as the first ever Electronic Voter Register in Nigeria (2003)
Public Private Partnership with the Federal Government for the introduction of the new Electronic Passport Solution in Nigeria (2007)

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Moderator, DigiHealth 2

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Dominic S. Haazen
Lead Health Policy Specialist, Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, The World Bank
 
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 2

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Bio to come

Onsemus Kamau
Head e-Health, Development & Systems Strengthening, Policy Planning and Health Care Financing, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Speaker, DigiHealth 2

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Bio to come

Dr. Moses Ndiritu, Director
Afya Research Africa, Kenya
 
 
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 2

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Experienced Clinical Practitioner, Public Health Specialist and lead in applied Health Informatics with a demonstrated history of working in research. Skilled in Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Life Sciences, Data Analysis, Computer Programming and Paediatrics. Strong healthcare services professional with Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) focused in Epidemiology from University of Cambridge (UK). Since 2006, has led the design, building and implementation of StoneHMIS® – a modular front line electronic medical records systems.

Ibrahima Khalil Dia
eHealth Division Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Social Action, Senegal
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 2

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Bio to come.

Frank Smith
Specialist Adviser, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)
 
 

Moderator, InF7

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Frank Smith is a specialist on identity and borders. He is lead author for ‘Secure Identity, Secure Borders’ by the Secure Identity Alliance (2017). He has wide international experience on passport security and immigration technology, and chairs the European Union working group on mobile technology for law enforcement. He has a degree in Computing, is a Chartered Engineer, and has a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Christophe Rapine
Regional Manager, Citizen Identity, IDEMIA
 
 

Speaker, InF7

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Bio to come.

César Agbossaga
Comptroller General of Police, Director of Immigration-Emigration (DEI), Ministry of Interior and Public Safety, Benin

Speaker, InF7

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Bio to come.

Pedro Pinto
Sales Manager Southern Asia and Africa, Vision-Box
 
 

Speaker, InF7

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Mr. Pinto has a vast international experience supporting Governments, Airports, Non Profit Organizations and Private Entities in improving Security and Efficiency in the areas of Border Control, Electronic Identity Management, Biometrics and Criminal Investigation. His deep industry knowledge was pivotal in the deployment of the first Automated Border Control project in Africa, following several other landmark projects in the region.

Eric Byukusenge
Division Manaer, Information Systems &eServices, Rwanda Immigration, Rwanda
 
 

Speaker, InF7

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Bio to come.

Brig (R) Saleem Ahmed Moeen
CEO, Secure Tech Consultancy
 
 
 

Moderator, InF8

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Brig. Saleem Ahmed Moeen (Retired) is CEO of Secure Tech Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan. He served in the Pakistan Army for thirty years. He was Chairman of National Database &Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan from 2001 to 2008. During his tenure, he designed and implemented the Interactive Multi-Biometric Data-Acquisition methodology with one of the largest AFIS and Facial Recognition systems for the National ID Card. He also developed the Pakistani Machine Readable Passport, which was the first e-Passport with both Fingerprint and facial recognition system in the world. He is also the architect of the MRP Kenya.

Robert Palacios
Global Thematic Group Leader, The World Bank

Speaker, InF8

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Bio to come.

Mouna Osman Aden
Minister of Social Affairs, Secretary of State, Djibouti

Speaker, InF8

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Bio to come.

Dr. Extase Akpotsui
Solutions Architect, Zetes
 

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Project Manager and Solutions Architect at ZETES, Dr Extase AKPOTSUI has a solid African experience in the area of Biometric registration. He has chaired a technical sub-commission of Electoral operations, Training and related computerized information systems for many years. At ZETES, he specializes in the development of solutions architectures in particular for civil register and population register systems.

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TBA, Margins Group
 

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Niall McCann
Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Moderator, InF9

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Grahame Saunders
Chief Technology Officer, NEC Africa’s Safety & Security Division, NEC Corporation

Speaker, InF9

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Grahame Saunders is currently a Chief Technology Officer with NEC Africa’s Safety & Security division. Grahame has played a functional and strategic role in the Biometric and Information Communication Technology arena for the last 30 years in roles ranging from forensic crime scene investigation and management, software test analysis, quality assurance, project management to business development and technology management. Grahame functions as a member of the NEC global safety division, aligning technology to meet regional current and future demand.

Richard Degbeko
Chief of Mission, Vice President’s Office of CENA, Benin
 

Speaker, InF9

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Actuellement Chargé de Mission de la Vice-Présidente de la CENA du Bénin depuis 2014, Monsieur Richard DEGBEKO a exercé des fonctions de responsabilité dans le privé et le public, de 2006 à 2014, dans le domaine de la gouvernance publique, démocratique et des élections. Il est formé, en Gouvernance et Management Public à l’Université Senghor d’Alexandrie, en administration des élections par la Chaire UNESCO des Droits de la Personne et de la Démocratie du Bénin et l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Patience Fule-Buang Elango
Chief of Public Relations, Public Relations and Communication Section, ELECAM, Cameroon

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Bio to come.

Pam Dixon
Executive Director and Founder, World Privacy Forum
 
 

Moderator, DigiHealth 3

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Bio to come.

Reenita Das
Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan
 
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 3

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Reenita Das is an industry expert with +25 years of healthcare marketing and consulting experience which include engaging with global clients and start ups to develop and implement growth strategies. She is a passionate visionary, futurist, innovator and thought leader working towards changing healthcare. Das currently serves as Transformational Health Partner and Senior Vice President and is the first woman Partner at Frost & Sullivan.

Nasiru Ikharo
General Manager, Information & Communications Technology, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nigeria

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Prince Nasiru Ikharo is member of the Governing Board of National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria. He is also the General Manager (ICT) at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Before joining NHIS, he was a Network Engineer with Wells Fargo Bank, NA,

Samuel Mills
Senior Health Specialist, The World Bank
 
 

Speaker, DigiHealth 3

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Bio to come

Dr Samuel Annor
CEO, National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana
 

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Tony Smith CBE
Former Director General UK Border Force, Chairman, IBMATA (International Border Management and Technologies Association)

Moderator, InF10

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Tony retired as Director General of the UK Border Force in March 2013, after completing over 40 years’ service in the UK Home Office. Tony is now a global border security consultant, Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, and chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA). He is a regular commentator on UK national TV radio and news channels on border and aviation security.

Alassane Solo
Regional Officer, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
 
 

Speaker, InF10

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Bio to come

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Gemalto
 
 
 

Speaker, InF10

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Cyril Gout
Assistant Director Forensics & Police Data Management, INTERPOL
 

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Bio to come

Kei Fukagawa
Programme Officer, Immigration and Border Management Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Speaker, InF10

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Kei Fukagawa is a Programme Officer at the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) leading the strategic development of Advance Passenger Information (API) programming for Member States. He received a MSc degree in Development Studies from the University College London, UK and has a decade of experience working on forced migration in, amongst others, Iraq, Libya and South Sudan.

Frank Leyman
Digital Transformation Office, Belgium
 
 

Moderator, InF11

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Bio to come.

Corps Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi
Corps Marshal & Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria

Speaker, InF11

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Bio to come.

Dr. Roger Tai
Executive Vice President, Emperor Technology
 

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Dr. Roger Tai is the Executive Vice President of Emperor Technology in charge of International Sales, Marketing and Strategy. With more than 20 years’ experience in Smart Card and Digital Security Industry working in leading global corporations, Dr. Tai’s expertise includes World Class Manufacturing & Operations, Global Business Strategy, Innovative Marketing Navigation, and Management Consulting.

Sergey Yeliseyev
Co-owner, Business Development Director, Government eID Solutions, X-Infotech

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Sergey Yeliseyev, Co-owner, Business Development director (Government eID solutions)
Sergey counts with 15+ years experience in the smart card and identity document business. Prior to setting up X Infotech in 2006, he worked in sales positions at a major Nordic software and services company. As a highly experienced top-level executive, Sergey is recognized for his infinite dedication and in-depth commitment to eID projects. He has consulted companies, governments, and closed million dollar deals across the world. Sergey holds a Master in Computer Science.

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SURYS
 
 

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TBA

Ingo Liersch
Director Product Marketing, Government Identification, Infineon Technologies

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Bio to come

Mohamoud Hassan Wais
Deputy Chairman, Somaliland Electoral Commission, Somaliland
 

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Bio to come

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Smartmatic
 
 

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TBA
TBA
 
 

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TBA

Joby Mathew
Sales Director – Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Government ID Solutions, HID Global

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Joby Mathew has over 17 years of experience in the secure identification solutions,
systems integration, consulting, and IT training industries. He is responsible for
developing HID Global’s Government ID Solutions business in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Adam Phidel Nkolabigawa
Senior Assistant Registration Officer, Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA), Tanzania

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Bio to come

Michael Edwards
Director of Solutions Marketing, NXP Semiconductors
 
 

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Bio to come

Chimezie Emewulu
Managing Director, Seamfix Nigeria Ltd.
 
 

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Bio to come

Kate Wilson
CEO, Digital Identity Alliance
 
 
 

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Kate Wilson believes that digital technology products, new technology policies and updated business model practices are required to make transformative change in the lives of the under-served and decrease the growing digital divide. Kate joined DIAL in February, 2016 as its CEO to fulfill this vision. She has committed the past 26 years to bringing diverse stakeholders together to find common ground in business, technology, and policy, holding leadership roles in both the corporate and non-profit sector.

Jean Salomon
Strategic Business Development Director, SICPA SA

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Dr. Jean Salomon joined SICPA in 2016. He is an expert in Border Security & ID management, an EU advisor and ISO/ICAO WG member, having conducted several TRIP field assessments. His career debuted at IBM France, followed by 10 years in Medical Imaging and 20 years in the Transportation Industry.

Paul Langlois-Meurinne
Co-founder, Gravity
 

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Bio to come.

Adam Perold
Co-founder and CEO, Element, Inc.
 

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Adam Perold is the CEO of Element Inc, a company he co-founded with AI pioneer Yann LeCun, to deliver digital identity at large scale to help build more efficient and inclusive societies. Mr. Perold received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul Macharia
Data Manager, Ministry of Health, Kenya

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Paul Macharia is a Data Manager in Kenya’s Ministry of Health, National AIDS & STIs Control Programme Key Populations Unit. He has an IT background with specialty in electronic data collection and management using Personal Digital Assists (PDAs), feature phones, smartphones running on open-source applications and the use of biometric system for unique identification in public health. Paul is a registered IEEE member and has over 5 years’ experience in development, customization and implementation of mHealth solutions and biometric systems.

Clément Kaiser
Co-founder, iCivil Africa
 

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Bio to come.