Dr. Joseph J. ATICK
Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 
 
 
Moderator, PS0, PS1, PS2, PS4

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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 28 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.

Thulani MAVUSO
Acting Director General, Department of Home Affairs, South Africa

 
Speaker, PS1

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Mr. Thulani Mavuso is the Acting Director General of the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa since 01 August 2018. In his new role Mr. Mavuso is driving the implementation of the Modernisation programme of the Department to enable improved citizen services and seamless immigration environment. Mr. Mavuso joined this Department in November 2013 as the Deputy Director General: Institutional Planning and Support. The role focuses on the strategic direction of the department, which includes policy development, long-term planning, channel management and corporate governance in the department.

Joseph MUCHERU
ICT Cabinet Secretary Minister, Kenya

 
 
Speaker, PS1

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Bio to come

Cina LAWSON
Minister of Posts & Digital Economy, Posts & Digital Economy, Togo

 
Speaker, PS1

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Bio to come

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

 
Speaker, PS1

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Aliyu Aziz is the Director General /CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria. Before this appointment, he was one of the pioneers of the Commission and held the position of Director for the Information Technology (IT) /National Identity Database Department. Previously, 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.

Konaté DIAKALIDIA
Director General, National Identification Office (ONI), Côte d’Ivoire

 
Speaker, PS1

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From 2009 to 2015, Konaté Diakalidia was Senior Adviser to the Project Manager of the Civil Modernization Program. In 2015, the Government entrusted him as Head of the National Identification Office (ONI), which he led, in accordance with the National Development Plan (PND). He Chairs the National Technical Committee which conducted the diagnostic study for the evaluation of the civil registration system and the identification and preparation of the specifications of the RNPP.

Josephine MUKESHA
Director General, National Identification Agency, Rwanda

 
 
Speaker, PS1

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Bio to come

Magdi AMIN
Investment Partner, Omidyar

 
 
 
Moderator, PS2

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Bio to come

Dr. Vera SONGWE
Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 
 
 
Speaker, PS2

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Bio to come

Cornelius WILLIAMS
Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF
 
 
 
Speaker, PS2

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Cornelius Williams has over 25 years’ experience in managing child protection programmes in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa with UNICEF and Save the Children. He is involved in advocacy that led to improved protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings, reduced recruitment and use of children by armed forces and groups and increased access of children to identity documents, social assistance and other services. He plays a leading role in coordinating UNICEF’s engagement with governments and other partners in the development of programmes for the prevention and response to violence against children.

Niall McCANN
Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
 
Speaker, PS2. Moderator, InF12, InF16

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Niall McCann is the UNDP’s Lead Electoral Advisor, based at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support in New York. In this position he provides programming and advisory support to UNDP Country Offices engaged in providing electoral assistance, as well as contributing to the development of the UN’s electoral assistance policy, as issued by the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Niall has extensive field experience in electoral operations and identity systems.

Vyjayanti DESAI
Program Manager, Identification for Development (ID4D), The World Bank
 
 
Speaker, PS2

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As Program Manager, Vyjayanti is focused on scaling up and operationalizing ID4D and collaborating with key external partners. 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. ID4D is a multi-sectoral initiative of the World Bank Group (WBG), integrating approaches across several Global Practices and departments. Learn more at www.worldbank.org/en/programs/id4d.

Andrew HOPKINS
Chief, Identity Management and Registration Section,United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 
Speaker, PS2

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Andrew HOPKINS has over 30 years’ extensive experience in managing refugee programs globally. He has operated in a wide range of harsh and challenging environments that most governments or law enforcement agencies would not normally encounter. He has led global registration and identity management efforts which ensure refugee identities are anchored and maintained within a system of inclusivity. He has also deployed registration documentation and biometrics systems in field operations as part of the agency’s global population management efforts and has designed and managed large-scale group resettlement projects particularly in Africa and in Asia.

Samatar Omar ELMI
Senior ICT Project Manager, Department of Transportation, Urban Development and ICT, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Speaker, PS2

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Samatar Omar Elmi began his career in telecommunications in Djibouti prior to joining ADB in 2011. Since then he has implemented several structural projects on the continent, including the Dorsal fiber optics scheme interconnecting the regional countries of Central Africa. He has worked on various projects implementing ICT development throughout Africa. He has spearheaded several initiatives on the modernization of the value chain within the civil state using underlying data facts (births, deaths, marriages, and divorces) to establish national systems of eID management for which the applications are limitless.

Greg POTE
Chief Information Officer, ID4Africa
 
 
 
Moderator, PS3

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Greg Pote is Chief Information Officer at ID4Africa, as well as Chairman of APSCA, Asia’s industry association for identity and payments, which he co-founded in 1997. He works with APSCA members to assist in developing their businesses, initiatives and schemes throughout the Asia Pacific and South Asian markets. Greg has advised both end-user organisations and suppliers on the business and technology roadmap for identity and payments, and presented and chaired over 200 industry events.

Jerome COULON
Regional Director, ECOWAS/CEMAC, Zetes
 
 
Speaker, PS3

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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.

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

Speaker, PS3

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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 organized 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.

Thampy KOSHY
Senior Partner, Ernst & Young
 
 

Speaker, PS3

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Thampy KOSHY has over 30 years of experience in conceptualization, drafting enabling policies, design, development and implementation of various large scale IT transformation projects. At present he is a Senior Partner with EY India focusing on advisory services to Government and Public Sector. He leads Digital Solution for Government in the areas of Identity and Identity based solutions, Health, Social Security and Public Finance Management.

Emad MUHANNA
Vice President, Government Sector, SITA
 

Speaker, PS3

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Emad MUHANNA is General Manager for SITA’s Government and Security Business in the Middle East, India and Africa. He oversees the P&L for Government business in the region, and an extended team responsible for business development, bid management, commercials and project delivery. He also influences the overall solution strategy in accordance with the region’s needs. Emad was previously VP for global business development for Government and Security business in SITA. He was also Project Portfolio Director for Government projects in the Middle East, and Director of Baggage solutions Software development.

Oliver CHINGANYA
Director of Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 

Moderator, InF1

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Bio to come

Thomas SIGAMA
Chief Director, Department of Home Affairs, South Africa
 

Speaker, InF1

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Bio to come

Kristen WENZ
Technical Focal Point, UN Legal Identity Experts’ Group and Global Lead for Legal Identity, UNICEF

Speaker, InF1

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Kristen Wenz is a founding member of the UN Legal Identity Expert Group, and is the global civil registration technical lead at UNICEF. Kristen brings extensive experience from across several technical sectors across North America, Africa and Asia. Previously with the World Bank, she supported the development of the e-learning course on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). Kristen holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont.

Sibiri Philippe BERTHÉ
Assistant Director, Civil Status Data Processing Center (CTDEC), Mali
 

Speaker, InF1

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Sibiri Philippe BERTHÉ is Administrator of the population database and of the civil status database. Since 2009, he has been involved in the design and implementation of the Mali Civil Status Registration Census (RAVEC) where he was responsible for developing training manuals, training officers in the use of biometric census terminals and developing the technical specifications of the central database responsible for assigning the Personal Identification Number (NINA). He is currently working on the computerization and the secure of the civil status system of Mali (EU program).

Michel CHAJES
Civil and Voter Registration Specialist, CIVIPOL
 

Speaker, InF1

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Michel Chajes is a biometric citizen and voter registration expert who has worked with electoral technical assistance programs for over 7 years in several African countries for UNDP, IFES and Expertise France. He is responsible for providing technical support to election management bodies in implementing and using biometric voter registration systems and other technology. He has also specified a unique identification number system for the citizens of Morocco (World Bank) and is currently working for the informatization and secure of the civil register system of Mali (EU program).

Dr. Extase AKPOTSUI
Project Manager and Solutions Architect, Zetes People ID
 

Speaker, InF1

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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.

Alan GELB
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
 

Moderator, InF2

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As Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Alan has conducted research on projects including 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. Previously Alan was Director of Development Policy at the World Bank, and Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Africa region.

Shashi RAGHUNANDAN
Senior Vice President, Mastercard
 
 

Speaker, InF2

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Bio to come

Anit MUKHERJEE
Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
 
Speaker, InF2

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Bio to come

Ing. Luis Alberto BULLÓN SALAZAR
General Manager, National Register of Identification and Civil State (RENIEC), Peru

Speaker, InF2

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Luis Alberto Bullón Salazar is General Manager of RENIEC, Peru. He has served as Principal of the Norbert Wiener University, General Manager of the Commercial Bank, General Manager and Dean of Engineering at South Scientific University, Corporate Manager of Glencore A.G., Chief of Technical projects in Petroleum of Peru and Mathematical Model Analyst in Centromin Perú. He has a PhD in Strategic Administration and in Business Administration, and Masters of Philosophy in Operation Research and Industrial Engineering. He has been a principal professor for PhD and Masters programs in Peru.

Barry COOPER
Technical Director, Center for Financial Regulations and Inclusion (CENFRI)
 

Speaker, InF2

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Barry COOPER is a Technical Director at CENFRI. He is a legal advisor and banking expert, specializing in financial inclusion and regulation, biometrics and identity, innovation market analysis, financial sector policy and regulatory strategy for development, and supporting governments on making markets work for the poor. He is currently leading training of FSPs, DNFBPs and regulators in selected Eastern and Southern African countries on the above.

Abderrazak HENNI
Director General, Modernization of Documents & Archives, Ministry of the Interior, Algeria
 

Speaker, InF3

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Bio to come

Nicolas JAOUEN
Business Development Manager, Infineon Technologies
 
 

Speaker, InF3

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Nicolas JAOUEN joined Infineon in 2003. He serves as Business Development Manager covering Africa and the Middle East, for the promotion of Infineon solutions for electronic documents such as ePassports, eIDs, or eHealth cards. Nicolas holds a degree in Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris..

Grażyna RAFALSKA
Head, International Sales Team, Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)
 

Speaker, InF3

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Grażyna Rafalska has nearly 20 years’ experience in the security printing industry. Throughout her career she has served at PWPW focusing on sales and marketing of security documents, prints and banknotes. Her role entails understanding customer and market needs, guiding R&D activities and implementing innovative strategies for product and service development. For over 10 years she has been creating, developing and managing project exports and cooperating directly with international clients. She engages her knowledge on the functionality and technology of PWPW products to deliver the best quality in customized products to all clients.

Richard MUGISHA
Head of eServices, Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration, Rwanda
 

Speaker, InF4

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Richard MUGISHA is the Head of e-services at the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE), Rwanda. For the past 8 years, he has been part of the project management teams for the implementation and realization of various immigration and emigration applications/systems that may include, among others, the Online Visa/Permits, Refugees Biometric Identity Management System, and the Automated Passenger Clearance System which utilizes biometrics authentication as a form of identification. Richard holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and Information Technology, and MSc in Information & Telecommunication Technology, KAIST.

Philippe JUNG
Product & Marketing Director, Identity Business Unit, IN Groupe
 
 

Speaker, InF4

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As Product and Marketing Director for the Identity Business Unit at IN Groupe, Philippe is in charge of the different ID product lines aiming at Securing citizens identities, national territories and improving services to citizens. From an engineering background, Philippe has more than 15 years of international experience in technology fields. He joined IN Groupe 4 years ago to support IN Groupe Growth on the Identity Market. Philippe holds a MSc from INSA Strasbourg and a Specialized Masters from the EM Lyon.

Denny LUNGU
Director General of Immigration, The Department of Immigration, Zambia
 

Speaker, InF4

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Bio to come

Reuben KIMOTHO
Director National Registration Bureau (NRB), Kenya
 

Moderator, InF5

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Bio to come

Serge ADJOVI
General Manager of the Agency for the Digital Development, Presidency of the Republic of Benin.

Speaker, InF5

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Serge ADJOVI is the Director General of the Agency for the Digital Development, a governmental agency driving the implementation of the national digital strategy including the development of usages in the digital economy in Benin. Serge ADJOVI has more than 30 years of international experience in the telecoms and digital solutions sector, covering managerial, technical and commercial fields In Africa. With a Telecommunications Engineer background, Serge ADJOVI was previously General Manager Francophone Africa and Director of the Channel for Africa with CISCO, based in South Africa.

Nasser JEEANODY
Chief Health Statistician, Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius
 
 

Speaker, InF5

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Nasser JEEANODY, is the Chief Health Statistician at the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in Mauritius. He has more than 35 years’ experience working in the Health Statistics Unit, including projects that developed the application of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD10). As recognized by the World Health Organisation, Mauritius is the only country in Africa which produces high quality death statistics. Mr. JEEANODY has presented on the Mauritian experience at several international forums. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the Royal Statistical Society in the U.K.

Dr. Nur D. HERSI
Senior Advisor to the President and Head, National Identity Program, Office of the President, Somalia
 

Speaker, InF5

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Dr. Nur Dirie HERSI is Senior Advisor to the President of Somalia, and Head of the National Identity Program. He began his career as Assistant Professor at the Somali National University and later became Head of its Information Technology Department. He has a doctoral degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA and is recognized as a pioneer of Information Technology in Somalia. He has lectured and consulted in Canada and the UAE for 25+ years, and consulted several Banks, Universities, and Government institutions in Somalia.

Dipo FATOKUN
Director, Banking Services Department, Central Bank of Nigeria
 
 

Moderator, InF6

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Bio to come

Archie HESSE
CEO, Ghana Interbank Payment & Settlement Systems (GhIPSS)
 
 

Speaker, InF6

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Archie Hesse is CEO of GhIPSS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Central Bank of Ghana. He joined GhIPSS in 2007 as the General Manager for Projects and Business Development where he also managed and supported the implementation of a National Biometric Smart Card Banking & Payment System. Archie is very knowledgeable in the area of payment systems and has spoken extensively on topics including payment systems, the numerous advantages of the biometric system for verification and authentication, and the need for digital payments in Africa.

Tumelo RABOLETSI
Director of NICR, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho
 
 

Speaker, InF6

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Bio to come

Rajesh BANSAL
Regional Director, BFAGlobal, ex-UIDAI and Indiastack Architect
 
 

Speaker, InF6

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Bio to come

Dr. Michiel VAN DER VEEN
Chief Executive, European Association for Biometrics
 
 

Moderator, InF7

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Bio to come

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

Speaker, InF7

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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 MEA and South Asia regions. Mr. Mathew is a strong advocate of implementing citizen friendly identity management programs that have a positive impact on society.

László VEILINGER
Director of Business Development, Secure Transactions & Identification, EMEA, NXP Semiconductors
Speaker, InF7

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László VEILINGER began his career as a junior engineer then later pursued customer oriented roles in project management for international companies. Prior to joined NXP Semiconductors in 2007, he held several positions which enabled him to focus on projects dealing with transaction settlement, verification and identification related solutions for private and public sectors. At NXP, László oversees business development of nationwide and global roll-outs of large scale identification and verification solutions for eGovernment services, smart mobility and transaction ecosystems in the EMEA region.

Bruce Hanson
President & CEO, Credence ID
 
 
 

Speaker, InF7

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Mr. Hanson is a co-founder and currently the President and CEO of Credence ID, LLC., a San Francisco Bay area growth stage company with domain expertise in mobile, Android-based, biometric enrollment and identification technologies. He has led the company from its inception in 2012 through its research and development period to revenue generation and growth phases. Mr. Hanson is a board member and has full P&L responsibility for all aspects of the business.

Eugene LE ROUX
Managing Director and President, NEC Africa
 
 

Speaker, InF7

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In his current role, Eugene LE ROUX manages the startup operation in Sub Saharan Africa and is responsible for the Strategy, Business Development and Commercial Management for the region, consisting of operations in South, East and West Africa. NEC Africa, a South African company acts as the Sub Regional headquarters for the region with a branch office in Nairobi and subsidiary in Lagos. Eugene has over 10 years’ experience in ICT business leadership, namely business/management consulting, operations management, technology integration, business development, telecommunications, new business incubation and start-ups.

Andrew MUSIIME
Director, Economic Affairs, Production and Infrastructure, Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Uganda

Speaker, InF8

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Bio to come

Alexandre CASCHETTA
Sales Director, Border & Travel, Road Safety Solution, Government BU, Africa, Gemalto
 
 

Speaker, InF8

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Alexandre CASCHETTA is the Solution Sales Director for Africa within the Gemalto Government BU, and specializes in Border & Travel, and Road Safety solutions. His role is to understand the market, develop business and promote complex solutions for Governments and support the Africa Sales Department to concretize opportunities. With more than 16 years’ experience in the high technology field in the private and public ID sector, he has contributed to building solutions for governments to link African partners across the African continent.

Donal GREENE
Regional Manager, EMEA, Innovatrics
 
 
 

Speaker, InF8

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Bio to come

Robert PALACIOS
Global Thematic Group Leader, The World Bank
 
 
 

Moderator, InF9

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Bio to come

David SATOLA
Lead ICT Councel, The World Bank
 
 
 

Speaker, InF9

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Bio to come

Laura GOODWIN
Program Director, Citizenship, Namati
 
 

Speaker, InF9

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Laura GOODWIN is the Director of the Citizenship Program at Namati, a global organization dedicated to legal empowerment. Namati’s Citizenship Program works with communities who have citizenship in law, but in practice face discrimination in attempts to access identity documentation. Laura previously launched and managed Namati’s Myanmar Program and has other human rights experience in the US and Asia. Laura earned her M.A. at The Fletcher School, where she focused on human rights law and human security. She holds a B.A. from American University. Laura is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Yussuf BASHIR
Executive Director, Haki na Sheria, Kenya
 
 

Speaker, InF9

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Bio to come

Melanie TJIJENDA
Director, Quality Assurance, Standards, Skills Development & Coordination and Project Manager for eGovernance, Office of the Prime Minister, Namibia

Speaker, InF9

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Melanie Tjijenda was recently appointed as Director and has been serving in the Public Service for about 10 years where she began as Chief Analyst Programmer. She serves on CRVS & Identity Management Technical Working Group, amongst others, and is part of the development team for the National CRVS and Identity Management Systems including the eBirth & eDeath Notification Systems. She is also responsible for coordinating the development and deployment of online applications for eGovernment and the utilization of the interoperability framework.

Maeson MAHERRY
Co-founder & Solutions Director, LAWtrust
 
 

Speaker, InF9

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Maeson MAHERRY is the Solutions Director and Co-founder of LAWtrust, a business that specialises in trust services such as Advanced Electronic signature solutions, positive identity and encryption in business systems. He started his career as an electronic engineer in telecommunications, and later focused on internet security, specializing in public key encryption, biometrics and digital signatures. Some of his career highlights include the South African National ID smartcard, implementing digital signature solutions for industry giants to reduce global operational costs and improve business response times, and growing the LAWtrust business.

Tara NATHAN
Executive Vice President, Mastercard
 
 
 

Moderator, InF10

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Bio to come

Yiannis THEODOROU
Director of Policy & Advocacy, Digital Identity & Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation, GSMA
 

Speaker, InF10

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Yiannis is leading the development of policy and advocacy initiatives at the GSMA, exploring the role of mobile in accelerating digital identity ecosystems to support digital and financial inclusion for the underserved. He has been researching and advising on Mobile SIM registration and KYC regulations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. He has also authored a number of reports and policy recommendations on topics including ‘Big Data for Social Good’, ‘Privacy-by-Design for mobile and the Internet of Things’ and delivered several regulatory training courses.

Namongo COULIBALY
Chef du Département Technique à la Protection des Données à caractère personnel, ARTCI, Côte d’Ivoire.

Speaker, InF10

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Namongo Coulibaly is an expert in Telecommunications / ICT and is responsible for handling technical aspects of personal data protection at the ARTCI Protection Authority. He has led a number of Telecom / ICT projects both in Côte d’Ivoire and abroad with mobile / fixed-line operators and the Telecommunications / ICT Regulatory Authority. As a systems, networks and telecommunications engineer, Namongo has over 20 years’ experience in the digital economy sector and holds a Masters in Audit and Management Control.

Lesley-Ann VAUGHAN
Co-Creator, M-PESA
 
 
 

Speaker, InF10

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Bio to come

Raliat SUNMONU
Senior Director, Africa Program Management, Global Advisory Solutions, Accion
 

Speaker, InF10

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Bio to come

Félix Eloy JIMÉNEZ CHUQUE
Engineer, RENIEC
 
 

Speaker, InF11

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Bio to come

David BENINI
Vice President, Marketing & Product, Aware, Inc.
 

Speaker, InF11

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David BENINI is Vice President of Marketing & Product at Aware, Inc., where he has worked since 1999. Among his responsibilities are to drive marketing and strategic product development efforts towards growth of Aware’s biometrics software and solutions business. Dave’s current areas of focus are Aware’s Knomi™ mobile authentication framework, AwareABIS™ biometric identification platform, and Indigo™ biometrics-as-a-service offering.

Hofmeyr RETIEF
Chief of Operations, Biorugged
 
 

Speaker, InF11

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Hof Retief has been active in the KYC Biometrics market from 2010 and has participated in enrolling and verifying over 1 Billion people in Africa. He is currently the head of design at BioRugged with the focus to bring affordable and reliable hardware to Africa.

Chimezie Emewulu
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Seamfix Limited
 

Speaker, InF11

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Chimezie is a co-founder and the Managing Director at Seamfix Limited; a leading provider of innovative technological solutions, with footprints in Identity Management, process automation, digitization and data management. He is a multi-talented, award-winning business strategist and reformer with over 11 years’ experience in tech-prenuership. He has led several growth initiatives at Seamfix, creating unique market positioning for the company as thought-leaders in Nigeria’s identity ecosystem. Chimezie is a result-oriented leader, who brings energy and creativity to the positive work environment at Seamfix.

Simon MAMABOLO
CEO, Electoral Commission of South Africa
 

Speaker, InF12

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Bio to come

Chidi NWAFOR
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
 

Speaker, InF12

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Bio to come

Milton LOUW
Technical Advisor, Electoral Commission of Namibia
 

Speaker, InF12

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Milton LOUW is the Technical Advisor to the Chief Electoral Officer. He is responsible for electoral risk management, social media exploitation, conceptualization of voter education programmes, analytical / statistical reports of voter register data, and Results Centre operations including Results Transmission processes. Milton was previously the ICT Project Coordinator (March 2013 – September 2015) and was responsible for implementing the voter registration through biometrics as well as the roll-out of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Pam DIXON
Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
 

Moderator, InF13

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Bio to come

Teki A. FALCONER
Founder & Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Ghana
 

Speaker, InF13

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Teki Akuetteh FALCONER is the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub (a not-for-profit think tank that promotes digital rights across Africa), which is the facilitator of the Data Protection Africa Summit and is also developing a Data Protection Code of Practice for Digital ID and addressing for Africa. She facilitated the development of more than 11 legislations for the ICT sector in Ghana between 2008 and 2012, and was the first Executive Director of Ghana’s Data Protection Commission.

Pansy TLAKULA
Chairperson, Information Regulator, South Africa
 
 

Speaker, InF13

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Bio to come

Marguerite OUEDRAOGO/BONANE
Chairperson, The Committee of Informatics and Freedom, AFAPDP, Burkina Faso

Speaker, InF13

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Bio to come

Leontine GBATO
Director of Legal Affairs, The Telecommunications/Regulatory Body of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI)
 

Speaker, InF13

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Leontine Dorcasse Gbato is curently the Director of Legal Affairs, at the Authority of Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. As such, she ensures the follow-up on all implementation plans of the Authority of Personal Data Protection and checks full compliance of all public administrations and private enterprises based on Act n°2013-450 of June 19, 2013 which relates to the protection of personal data. She holds a Masters in Political Sciences majoring in Judicial Studies

Stella ALIBATEESE
Director, Regulation and Legal Services, NITA Uganda
 
 

Speaker, InF13

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Bio to come

Mouhamed Mahi SY
Coordinator, Computer Services and Information Systems Unit, Agency for Universal Healthcare Coverage, Senegal

Speaker, InF14

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Mr. Mouhamed Mahi Sy is the Coordinator of the Information Services Unit of the Agency for Universal Healthcare Coverage of the Republic of Senegal where he is in charge of implementing the integrated management information at the Agency. Prior, he founded JSURF Consulting, a firm specializing in information systems consulting that has supported Senegal, through its institutions, in major projects related to ICT and the digital economy.

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

Speaker, InF14

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Dominic Haazen is a Lead Health Policy Specialist with the Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice, where he is responsible for managing and providing technical expertise in a number of countries. He is an expert in the areas of health information systems/e-Health, emergency medical services, health financing, and health system management. He has worked in over to 60 developing countries.

Aweke LEMMA
Director Business Development, Veridos
 
 

Speaker, InF14

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Aweke LEMMA is Director Business Development at Veridos, the world’s leading provider of integrated identity solutions. He holds Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, a M.Sc. degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, and a B.Sc. degree from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He (co)authored several international publications and has more than 60 (pending) patents on his name. In recognition of his professional standing, Mr. LEMMA was elected to the grade of the IEEE senior member in 2006.

Anil K. JAIN
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University, USA

Moderador, InF15

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Anil K. Jain is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. He was appointed an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University and a WCU Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Korea University. His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision and biometric recognition. Anil has been assigned six U.S. patents on fingerprint recognition, and two Korean patents on video surveillance. He has also licensed technologies of particular interest to forensics and law enforcement agencies. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has authored several books focused on biometrics.

Joshua ENGELSMA
PhD Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU)

Speaker, InF15

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Yaseen MOOLLA
Biometrics Researcher, Identity Authentication Group, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

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Yaseen Moolla is a biometrics researcher in the Identity Authentication group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. His focus is in developing biometric recognition systems for children. He is currently developing a fingerprint acquisition device for infants. He is also investigating other biometric modalities, such as the use of iris patterns and the outer ear shape, for children.

Eliah ARONOFF-SPENCER
MD, PhD, University of San Diego
 
 
 

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Paul MACHARIA
Data Manager, Ministry of Health, Kenya
 
 

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Aime Martial MASSAMBA
Deputy Project Director, Official Biometric Identity Project of Gabon (IBOGA)
 

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

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Mr. J. Tiah NAGBE has, since 2015, served as Executive Director of the National Identification Registry (NIR), an autonomous agency within the Executive branch of the Government of Liberia. As former Commissioner of Elections and former Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, he has played a major role in the establishment of the NIR. He has led efforts leading to the recent launch of Liberia’s first biometric national ID card and is currently pushing for biometric registration of the entire population by April 2020.

Immaculate KASSAIT
Director, Voter Education & Partnerships, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Kenya

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Immaculate KASSAIT, MBS, is currently the Director for Voter Education and Partnerships at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya. She is an advocate of the High court of Kenya, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is a BRIDGE facilitator. She has over 15 years’ experience in regional and national elections and has overseen a number of campaigns including the development of a voters’ register with 19.6 million voters, conduct of referendum, as well as two general elections and by-elections.

Henry ATEM OBEN
Executive Director, U.S. International Center for Electoral Support
 

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Rhodia MAAS
Director, National Office for Identity Data, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands

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Rhodia Maas is Director at the National Office for Identity Data at the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Prior to this she was Director for the Repatriation and Departure Service, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. She has redesigned the identification process of illegal aliens arrested by the police and advised Governments by the restructuring of their identity infrastructure. She was appointed as chairman of ICAO TAG/TRIP for a period of two years and is a member of the board of advisors Center for Identity, University of Texas (US).

Sanjay JAIN
Chairman, Technology Committee, MOSIP
 
 

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Sanjay Jain chairs the Technology Committee of the Modular and Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) that helps governments & other organizations implement a digital, foundational identity. He is also a volunteer with iSPIRT, the software product industry think tank, where he has worked on the India Stack. He is also a partner at Bharat Innovation Fund, which backs early stage technology entrepreneurs. Sanjay was the Chief Product Manager at the UIDAI from 2010 till 2012.

Debora COMPARIN
Chair, IDforAll Working Group, Secure Identity Alliance
 
 

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Debora COMPARIN is the Chair of the Secure Identity Alliance’s ID4All Workgroup. She is a strong advocate of integrated ID ecosystems: sustainable and holistic solutions embracing and connecting foundational and functional registries benefitting governments and citizens alike. She has mobilized the identity industry towards this goal, launching the SIA Open API Initiative. Directly addressing the issue of vendor lock-in, the SIA pioneering new Open API (Application Program Interface) Initiative will deliver technical interoperability and harmonization for Sovereign ID Programs. Debora is Senior Market Manager, ID and Elections at IDEMIA.

Daniel BACHENHEIMER
Senior Manager, Accenture
 
 
 

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Keith SONNET
Chief Executive, Computer Aid International
 

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Keith Sonnet is Chief Executive of Computer Aid International a UK based not for profit which specializes in providing low cost ICT solutions to overcome discrimination and disadvantage, particularly in education, healthcare and agriculture. Keith’s passion is maximizing access to the benefits of digital technology for improving peoples’ lives in ways they have reason to value. In addition to overseeing the strategic development of Computer Aid, he speaks widely on issues relating to ICT4D. He chairs the technology for development group consisting of the major UK development charities.

Dr Isaac M. RUTENBERG
PhD, JD, Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Kenya

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Dr Isaac M. RUTENBERG is a Senior Lecturer and is also the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr RUTENBERG teaches and researches various aspects of IT law, including data protection and information controls. He is registered to practice law in California, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Kenya Industrial Property Institute.