Dr. Joseph J. ATICK
Executive Chairman, ID4Africa

 
 
 
 
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Dr. Joseph J. ATICK is a recognized worldwide expert on identity matters. Being one of the founders of the identity industry more than 30 years ago, he has led several companies in the space and developed some of the algorithms of digital identity. He has played a key role in many of the world’s leading identity programs. Since retiring from industry, he focused on the applications of identity systems for socio-economic development and humanitarian action. He has a close partnership with the World Bank and is the co-founder of ID4Africa. Since retiring from the industry, Dr. ATICK dedicated his time to the applications of identity systems for socio-economic development and humanitarian action. He has close partnerships with several UN agencies, the World Bank, and co-founded ID4Africa in 2014.

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

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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.

Hon. Joseph MUCHERU
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Kenya

 
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The Honorable Joseph MUCHERU, EGH, is Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Kenya. He is a former Google Sub-Saharan Africa Lead and was instrumental in establishing Google’s presence in Africa upon their entry in 2007. Prior to Google, he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999, to provide affordable Internet connectivity for the rapidly growing middle class in East Africa. He is a recipient of several distinguished awards and is a member of key societal networks.

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

 
 
 
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The Honorable Cina LAWSON works actively on issues related to digital transformation, youth empowerment and a variety of innovation-driven projects in Togo and across Africa. She leads Togo through an inclusive and profound transition to the digital economy. Under her leadership, the government has financed broadband deployment throughout several institutions, including all of the country’s public universities. She is a vocal advocate for new and unconventional solutions leading to the financial inclusion of underserved populations. She is known for increasing and diversifying private sector participation in the telecoms industry.

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

 
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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

 
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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 (NIDA), Rwanda

 
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Josephine MUKESHA is Director General at the National Identification Agency (NIDA) in Rwanda since February 2017. Ms. MUKESHA has a strong database management background based on intensive academic training and more than 10 years’ work experience in database management, mobile software applications, networking, project management and people management. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of IT for the Database and Applications division at NIDA for over 8 years.

Magdi AMIN
Investment Partner, Omidyar Network

 
 
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Magdi AMIN is an Investment Partner with ON, focusing on global strategy, for-profit early-stage investments in Digital Identity, and Africa.  ON’s vision is for a world in which everyone has access to Good Identity that empowers people and protects their privacy, security, and control in the digital world.  Before joining ON, Magdi served for two decades with the World Bank Group; most recently, leading Corporate Strategy at the International Finance Corporation.  Earlier, Magdi led World Bank private sector reform programs in Southeast Asia, Africa, and MENA, and worked in corporate turnaround.  Magdi received an A.B. from Princeton and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Vera SONGWE
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 
 
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Dr. Vera SONGWE, has been Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) since August 2017 at the level of Under Secretary-General. She brings to UNECA and the position of Executive Secretary, a long-standing track record of providing policy advice on development and a wealth of experience in delivering development results for Africa, as well as a demonstrated strong and clear strategic vision for the continent. Prior to UNECA, she was Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation, covering West and Central Africa.

Cornelius WILLIAMS
Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF
 
 
 
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Cornelius WILLIAMS is Associate Director and Global Chief of Child Protection for UNICEF. For over 30 years, Cornelius has managed child protection programmes with UNICEF and Save the Children. He is involved in advocacy that led to improved protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse, reduced recruitment of children by armed forces and increased access of children to identity documents. Cornelius is a member of the LIEG, and on the Advisory Boards of WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Child Sexual Exploitation Online, ID4Africa, CPC Learning Network and Changing the Way We Care.

Niall McCANN
Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
 
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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
 
 
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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)  
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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)
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Samatar OMAR ELMI began his career in telecommunications in Djibouti prior to joining AfDB 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
 
 
 
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Greg Pote is the co-founder and President of 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.

Gregory KUHLMEY
Manager, Digital Identity Business Development, Public Security and Identity Division, IDEMIA
 
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Gregory KUHLMEY is the digital identity business development manager for Idemia’s Public Security and Identity division. IDEMIA is the global leader in augmented identity employing 14000 people with 135+ active citizen identity programs, and 3B+ issued identity documents. Prior to joining Idemia, Gregory was a manager at Accenture. Gregory holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

Jérôme COULON
Regional Director, South & East Africa, 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.

Anthony GOLLEDGE
Solutions Architect, De La Rue
 
 
 

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Anthony GOLLEDGE is an experienced Solutions Architect specializing in secure solutions for government customers.  He currently heads the Business Solutions Group at De La Rue which is shaping and designing the next generation of identity solutions for customers around the world.  Prior to joining De La Rue, Anthony was Head of Government Consulting at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant in service design, enterprise architecture and digital transformation.

Thampy KOSHY
Senior Partner, Ernst & Young
 
 
 

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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.

Rakesh KAUL
Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC, India
 
 

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Rakesh brings in over 21 years of experience in advising governments globally, with focus on Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and South East Asia. He has been a trusted advisor to government clients on Digital Transformation, Public Policy, Strategy, Process Reforms, among others. As an engagement lead to one of the largest citizen identity project, ‘Aadhaar’, he has advised Government of India on pricing model and information security recommendations’. He also leads the implementation of the National Population Register in Morocco.

Emad MUHANNA
Vice President, Government Sector, SITA
 

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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)
 

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Oliver CHINGANYA has wide experience and knowledge of statistical practice across Africa at both national and international levels.  He is a strong believer in the effectiveness of partnerships, coordination at country, regional and international levels for effective and sustained development programs. He is currently the Director of the African Centre for Statistics at UNECA. The Centre’s main mission is to enable national statistical systems in Africa produce high quality statistics, data and geospatial information to inform sound and evident decision-making in support of sustainable development, regional and national priorities.

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

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Thomas SIGAMA is the Chief Director of Identity Processing at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in South Africa. He joined the DHA in 2006 as a Director responsible for the National Population Register. In his current position, he is largely responsible for the secure processing of all Identity Documents in South Africa which includes both the Green barcoded Identity Documents as well as the newly launched Smart ID Cards. He plays a leading role in the roll-out of the Smart ID Card throughout South Africa.

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

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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
Deputy Director, Civil Status Data Processing Center (CTDEC), Mali
 

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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, Mali
 

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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
 

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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
 
 
 

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Shashi RAGHUNANDAN is SVP for the Humanitarian & Development sector at Mastercard and is responsible for the team’s solution strategy, development and deployment of solutions for the most vulnerable communities.  His team collaborates closely with governments, NGOs and last mile partners to ensure solutions are commercially sustainable, scalable ecosystems that streamline access to education, health, commerce, and other vital services in these communities.  Prior to Mastercard, Mr. RAGHUNANDAN worked at JP Morgan.

Anit MUKHERJEE
Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
 
 

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Anit MUKHERJEE is a Policy Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington DC. Anit’s work focuses on financing and delivery of public services in developing countries. Currently, he coordinates a multi-country project on digital governance, especially the impact of biometric ID, payments and mobile technologies to improve public service delivery, financial inclusion, subsidy reform. Prior to joining CGD in December 2014, Anit was a policy advisor to the world’s largest biometric ID program, Aadhaar. His expertise covers Digital ID, Digital Governance, Financial Inclusion, Public Expenditure Management, Public Service Delivery, Decentralization, and Gender Empowerment.

Ing. Luis Alberto BULLÓN SALAZAR
General Manager, RENIEC
 
 

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Luis Alberto Bullón Salazar is General Manager of RENIEC, Peru. He has served as the Principal of the Norbert Wiener University, General Manager of the Commercial Bank, South Scientific University, and Glencore A.G. He was Chief of Technical Projects in Petroleum of Peru and Mathematical Model Analyst in Centromin Perú. He has a PhD in Strategic Management from PUC-Perú and in Business Administration. He also holds a Masters in Operation Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Engineering.

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

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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.

R. RAJESHKUMAR
Chief Executive, Auctorizium Pte Ltd
 
 
 

Moderator, InF3

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Mr. RAJESHKUMAR is the Singapore representative to ISO SC17/WG3 and is currently the Editor of Doc 9303 – part 12 (PKI for MRTDs), Editor of the PKI specifications for LDS2 and Editor of the upcoming standards on Digital Travel Credentials (DTC). He plays an active role in ICAO working groups, the New Technologies Working Group (NTWG), and the Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG). He is a member of the sub-group of ICBWG examining non-compliant travel documents, focusing on issues related to ePassports and/or the digital PKI certificates associated with ePassports.

Grażyna RAFALSKA
Head, International Sales Team, PWPW
 
 
 

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Grażyna RAFALSKA has nearly 20 years’ experience in the security printing industry. At PWPW she focuses 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 10+ years she has been creating, developing and managing project exports and cooperating directly with international clients. She engages her diverse knowledge on PWPW products to deliver the very best in customized products to all clients.

Dr. Aweke LEMMA
Director, Business Development, Veridos
 
 

 

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Dr. 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, Dr. LEMMA was elected to the grade of the IEEE senior member in 2006.

Nicolas JAOUEN
Business Development Manager, Infineon Technologies
 
 

 

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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.

Prof. Abderrazak HENNI
Director General, Modernization of Documents & Archives, Ministry of the Interior, Local Government and Spatial Planning, Algeria
 
 

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Dr Abderrazak HENNI is an IT professional and a pioneer of the digital revolution in Algeria. He  believes that digitization is an important pillar of socio-economic development. Since 2014, he has been serving as Director General of Modernization, Documentation and Archives at the Ministry of the Interior, Local Communities and Spatial Planning.  Prior to his current role he served as General Secretary of the Ministry of SMEs and Promotion of Procurement and Reimbursement for 3 years. Before that he was Director General of Justice Modernization from 2004-2011.

Charles KWENIN
Regional Director for Southern Africa, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
 
 
 

Moderator, InF4

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Charles KWENIN is the IOM Regional Director for Southern Africa. He provides overall administrative support and supervision of IOM country Missions in Southern Africa. Mr. KWENIN has been very instrumental in launching the IGAD Regional Consultative Process, the Migration Dialogue for Central Africa (MIDCAS) and the Migration Dialogue for COMESA (MIDCOM). In coordination with the African Union and the RECs, he has been one of the Key Architects of the Pan-African Forum on Migration (PAFoM); a platform for dialogue on migration to promote inter-state dialogue and intra-regional cooperation on migration.

Richard MUGISHA
Senior IT Officer, Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE), Rwanda
 
 
 

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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.

Emmanuel WANG
VP, Border Control Business Line, 
IDEMIA
 
 
 
 
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Emmanuel began his career as a consultant for governments, particularly for the French government when they were introducing their biometric passport in 2008. He has been with IDEMIA since 2010, delivering large scale biometric border control solutions for governments, notably for the European Commission, and the EU-LISA agency. He has led projects on Biometric Matching Systems for their Visa Information System (VIS), and pilot programs on Smart Borders in the EU. Since 2017, he has focused on PNR and API development for government use.

Celine GOUVEIA
Vice President, African Government Programs, IN Groupe
 
 
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Céline GOUVEIA is VP Africa for IN Groupe, with 15 years’ experience in the Security and Identity industry. She joined the group in 2007 (the French State printing house, previously named Imprimerie Nationale Group), and has been in charge of sales development for Governmental programs. Previously she was with FCOF (high security printer for passports and banknotes), also in International Sales. Celine holds an Executive Advanced Masters in Strategy and Management of International Business, ESSEC and is auditor “Economic Intelligence” at the Institute of Advanced National Defense Studies (IHEDN).

Denny LUNGU
Director General of Immigration, The Department of Immigration, Zambia
 
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Mr. Denny LUNGU has vast experience in the field of Immigration, having joined the Department of Immigration in 1996 as an Immigration Officer. Since then he rose through several ranks, serving in various stations across the country, up to his current role as Director General. Mr. LUNGU holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Zambia. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law and a B.A. from the same institution. He is currently finalizing his thesis for a Doctorate in Business Administration with Binary University of Malaysia in conjunction with the University of Zambia.

Reuben KIMOTHO
Director, National Registration Bureau (NRB), Kenya
 
 

Moderator, InF5

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Reuben KIMOTHO is the Director of National Registration at the National Registration Bureau (NRB) in Kenya. He holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelors degree in Law. He is also an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Mr. KIMOTHO has wide experience in public administration, and citizens’ registration (including Registration of births and deaths).

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

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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. Mr. 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, Mr. ADJOVI was previously General Manager Francophone Africa, and Director of the Channel for Africa with CISCO, based in South Africa.

Gregory MAGNASCO
Marketing Director, Africa, Digital Identity, Government BU, Gemalto
 
 

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Gregory MAGNASCO is the Marketing Director for Africa within the Gemalto Government BU and is specialized in Digital Identity markets. His role is to support the Africa Sales Department to better identify new opportunities, better understand the market and build successful strategies.  With more than 15 years’ experience in high technology field for private and public sector, he has contributed to build strong and successful deals and relationships with politics, governments and major companies over the African continent.

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

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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
 

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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 the 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 and Payments Services Department, Central Bank of Nigeria 
 

Moderator, InF6

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Dipo FATOKUN serves as the Director for the Banking and Payments System Department at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was previously the Deputy Director for 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.

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South African Reserve Bank or The National Treasury of South Africa
 
 
 
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Bio to come.

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

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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 highly 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, National Identity and Civil Registry Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho
 
 

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Tumelo RABOLETSI is the Director for the National Identity and Civil Registry (NICR) department at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Lesotho. As Director, he has been instrumental in the establishment, design and current operations of the NICR. He is also responsible for conducting consultations with relevant authorities to ensure appropriate staffing. Prior to his current role, he was Acting Principal Secretary of the MHA, responsible for the departments of Immigration and Passport Services.

Rajesh BANSAL
Regional Director, BFA Global, ex-UIDAI and Indiastack Architect
 
 
 

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Rajesh is the Asia Regional Director at BFA. He has experience in Digital ID, digital payments architecture for G2P/P2G programs, RegTech and Agriculture Finance in various markets in Asia and Africa. He has over twenty years of experience working in the Reserve Bank of India and Government of India designing electronic payment systems, electronic cash transfers, and digital financial services both products and systems, and Digital IDs to enable inclusive development. He is one of the key architects of IndiaStack and specifically the cooking gas subsidy scheme involving more than 200 million consumers.

Dr. Michiel VAN DER VEEN
Director Innovation & Development, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations, National Office for Identity Data, The Netherlands
 

Moderator, InF7

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Michiel supports the ID community with thought leadership in digital ID & Biometrics. He is the Founder of priv-ID, an early innovator in biometrics, digital identity and privacy-by-design, which later merged with GenKey in 2011, with Michiel appointed as CEO – leading the company through multiple stages of growth. In 2012, GenKey helped deliver the world’s first digital ID solution for Ghana’s Presidential Elections. Since then, Michiel has been involved in large-scale digital identity projects for governments and businesses across Africa and Europe.

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.

Julien VINTROU
Marketing Manager, Secure Identity
NXP Semiconductors
 
 
 

Speaker, InF7
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Julien VINTROU has over 10 years’ experience in the security industry. He started as a software engineer, where he was responsible for the deployment of complex security infrastructures. He later specialized in smart card technology and worked as a technical consultant on projects linked to Smart Identity Documents. Then, as an eGovernment Product Manager, Julien managed the entire life cycle of eID Document products for nearly three years.

Bruce Hanson
President & CEO, Credence ID
 
 
 
 

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Mr. HANSON has over 32 years of senior executive operating experience in biometrics, web-based content and information technology. He has operated and held executive leadership positions in multiple organizations from entrepreneurial start-ups to large public entities. With his expertise, he has also held US Government Top Secret security clearance and maintains strong, long-term customer, partner and supplier relationships with various US Government agencies and other governmental and commercial entities worldwide.

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.

Nélson GONÇALVES
Immigration and Border Management Training Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Moderator, InF8

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Nélson coordinates the IOM African Capacity Building Centre, and is the developer of IOM Passport Examination Procedure Manual (PEPM); the Document Examination Laboratory Manual for the Immigration Environment (DELMIE), and delivers trainings in Border Management. He is also responsible for the development of IOM biometric enrolment systems, e-platforms for Facial Recognition and (e-) MRPs verification Apps. He previously collaborated with the Portuguese government on the implementation of ABC systems, production of e-MRP’s and BIODEV II (Biometric Visas).

Alexandre CASCHETTA
Sales Director, Border & Travel, Road Safety Solutions, 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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Donal GREENE is Regional Manager EMEA at Innovatrics. A native of Dundalk, Ireland, Donal is currently based in Slovakia and has a strong track record in strategic business development, counting Vodafone and IMG among his previous employers. Passionate about technology, Donal believes that biometrics plays a critical role in developing robust and secure identity ecosystems. Donal is responsible for managing Innovatrics partnerships and projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ademola OLADELE
Regional Officer, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
 
 

Speaker, InF8

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Ademola OLADELE has 25 years’ experience in the civil aviation security and also served in various key positions before joining ICAO. These include; former Head of AVSEC Nigeria-CAA, ICAO AVSEC Panel member for 12 years, and USAP-CMA National Coordinator of Nigeria on aviation security which led Nigeria to achieve higher effective implementation of critical elements (96.45%).

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Barry KEFAUVER
ISO Expert, International Standards Organization (ISO)
 
 
 

Speaker, InF8

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Barry KEFAUVER is a senior-level executive and subject matter expert with 30 years of U.S.  Government experience, having served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services at the U.S. Department of State, up until 1995.  After his retirement he became a key executive and a highly sought after subject matter expert in the machine-readable and secure document industry. He has chaired many international fora, including the ICAO Work Group on New Technologies, as well as within the ISO. In November 2018, Barry was recognized by ICAO for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the ICAO programme.

Robert PALACIOS
Global Thematic Group Leader, The World Bank
 
 
 

Moderator, InF9

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Robert Palacios oversees Pensions and Social Insurance in the Social Protection and Labor Practice of the World Bank. Previously he served as a member of the research department team that produced the World Bank’s influential volume on international pension systems. His current areas of special interest include integration of policies across social sectors and use of technology to deliver and track social programs. He represents the SPL Global Practice on the ID4D Working Group.

David SATOLA
Lead ICT Counsel, The World Bank
 
 
 
 

Speaker, InF9

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David SATOLA is Lead ICT Counsel at the World Bank and has global responsibility for legal aspects of reforms in information and communications technologies. Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr. SATOLA was involved in communications investments in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, both as in-house legal counsel and in private law practice. He began his career at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland, a human rights non-governmental organization, where he was supported by a Ford Foundation grant.

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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Yussuf BASHIR is Executive Director of Haki na Sheria (HSI) – a grassroots legal empowerment organization based in Garissa, Kenya. HSI  empowers marginalized communities to understand, respect, promote, demand and effectively claim their human rights and obligations in pursuit of an equitable society. Yussuf is also an advocate of the high court of Kenya, a Chevening Scholar and an ardent human rights activist.

Melanie TJIJENDA
Director, Quality Assurance, Standards, Skills Development and Coordination, and Project Manager for eGovernance, Department of Public Service IT Management, 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
Technology Executive, 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, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard
 
 

Moderator, InF10

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Tara NATHAN is EVP for the Humanitarian & Development sector at Mastercard and leads the company’s strategy to develop and scale products & solutions for the most vulnerable communities.  Her team is dedicated to collaborating with governments, NGOs and other private sector companies in creating a commercially sustainable ecosystem that streamlines access to education, health, commerce, and other vital services in these communities.  Prior to Mastercard, Ms. Nathan worked at Citigroup and was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service.

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

Speaker, InF10

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Yiannis THEODOROU 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.

Coulibaly NAMONGO
Director, Technical Department, Directorate of Personal Data Protection, ARTCI, Côte d’Ivoire
 

Speaker, InF10

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Coulibaly NAMONGO 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 and 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, Coulibaly 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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Lesley-Ann VAUGHAN has been working in Africa digital financial services since 2005, as part of the founding team behind M-PESA, and was involved in design of M-Shwari and Lipa Na M-PESA.  Of recent she has been consulting to telcos & banks, IFC, Microsoft, UNCDF, CGAP and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Lesley-Ann is a firm believer in the need for customer-centricity and holistic service design when creating new services.  Lately she has helping DFS Providers develop fintech engagement strategies via API.

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

Speaker, InF10

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Raliat SUNMONU is Senior Director for Africa Program Management with Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team. She leads the expansion of Accion’s key client relationships in Africa; providing advice in areas such as digital strategy, risk assessment and customer-centric product design. Raliat brings 20 years of experience working across Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and the USA; collaborating with executives, policy makers and donor agencies to lead and execute successful projects that solve big issues in areas such as financial inclusion and MSME growth.

Dr Jean SALOMON
ISO Expert, JSalomon Consulting Partners
 

Moderator, InF11

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Dr. Jean SALOMON is an expert in Border Security & national ID management. An EU advisor and ISO/ICAO WG member, he has conducted several ICAO TRIP field assessments in sub-Sahel Africa. His career debuted at IBM France, followed by 10 years in Medical Imaging and 20 years in the Transportation Industry. Since 2008, he is running JSCP, a consulting practice solely dedicated to the reengineering needs of digital identity and the related secure realignment of Integrated Border Management.

Speaker TBA
HID Global
 
 

Speaker, InF11

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Bio to come.

David BENINI
Vice President, Marketing & Product, Aware
 

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 EMEWULU 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.

Sy MAMABOLO
Chief Electoral Officer, Electoral Commission of South Africa
 

Speaker, InF12

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Sy MAMABOLO is the Chief Electoral Officer of the Electoral Commission of South Africa as of October 2017. He has extensive experience in electoral administration spanning nearly 20 years, and is a veteran of eight elections since the advent of democracy in South Africa. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief Electoral Officer responsible for Electoral Operations for five years during which he oversaw operations for the 2014 National and Provincial Elections and the 2016 Municipal Elections. Before then he was Provincial Electoral Officer for Gauteng. Sy has extensive experience in research and public administration.

Chidi NWAFOR
Director Compliance, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria

Speaker, InF12

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Engr. Chidi NWAFOR is currently the Director of ICT at INEC, Nigeria’s Election Management Body. During his tenure at INEC he initiated the use of chip-embedded Voter Cards and Smart Card Readers for voter authentication. He has a wide range of work experience in Telecommunications and Network management, which spans over 30 years. Chidi has a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and is currently pursuing a PhD with the University of Walden, USA.

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).

Sean ZHENG
CEO, Emperor Technology
 
 
 

Speaker, InF12

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Sean ZHENG has been dedicated to Smart Card and Secure Identity technology for over 10 years. He has vast experience in computer and internet technology, secure identity processing and technical project management for elections. Sean joined Emperor Technology in 2008, and has led the team in R&D, product & solutions management and Business development before later becoming CEO of the company. During his tenure, he has led Emperor Technology to develop world-leading personalization processing in Secure Identity Documents, and Smart Election Solutions.

Pam DIXON
Executive Director and Founder, World Privacy Forum
 

Moderator, InF13. RADPA, Participant & Rapporteur

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Pam DIXON is the Founder and Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum. An author and researcher, she has written respected and influential studies in the area of privacy, identity, biometrics, AI, data brokers, health privacy, and other topics. Pam conducted substantive biometrics research in India, which formed the basis of a scholarly article analyzing India’s Aadhaar, biometrics, and EU-US data protection policy. Pam has written 8 books and is an expert advisor to OECD on AI.

Pansy TLAKULA
Chairperson, The Information Regulator (South Africa)
 

Speaker, InF13. RADPA, Participant.

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Pansy TLAKULA is the Chairperson of the Information Regulator of South Africa. She has held several positions in the academia, public and private sectors. These include Senior Law Lecturer at the then University of Bophuthatswana, National Director of the Black Lawyers Association, a founding Commissioners of the South Africa Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of the Board of the National Credit Regulator, among others. She was also Chief Electoral Officer and later Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of South Africa. Ms. TLAKULA is former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights.

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

Speaker, InF13. RADPA, Participant.

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Marguerite OUEDRAOGO/BONANE is the President of the Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (CIL) in Burkina Faso since 2013. Previously she was the Director of Legal affairs for the Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority until 2009. Between 2002 and 2009, she served as General Counsel of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and then as Head of Legal Affairs. She is also the vice-president of the AFAPDP and president of RAPDP (the African network for the Protection of Personal Data).

Leontine GBATO
Director of Personal Data Protection, The Telecommunications/ICT Regulatory Authority of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI)
 

Speaker, InF13. RADPA, Participant.

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Leontine Dorcasse Gbato is curently the Director of Personal Data Protection at the Telecommuniations/ICT Regulatory Body of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI). 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 of Regulation and Legal Services, National Information Technology Authority (NITA), Uganda
 
 

Speaker, InF13. RADPA, Participant.

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Stella ALIBATEESE is Director for Regulation and Legal Services at the National Information Technology Authority (NITA) in Uganda. She has 15 years’ experience in the legal sector of which 10 years are in handling legal matters in the public sector at a senior level. She is a member of various professional bodies such as the Uganda Law Society, East African Law Society, and The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers. Stella holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London, among other degrees and qualifications.

Frank LEYMAN
Manager, International Relations, Directorate General for Digital Transformations, Federal Public Service, Policy and Support (BOSA), Belgium
 
 

Moderator, InF14

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Bio to come.

Mouhamed Mahi SY
Chief Information Officer, Agency for Universal Healthcare Coverage, Senegal
 

Speaker, InF14

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Mr. Mouhamed Mahi SY is the Chief Information Officer of the Agency for Universal Healthcare Coverage of the Republic of Senegal where he is in charge of implementing the integrated management information for Universal Healthcare Coverage. 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.

Salah GOSS
Head, Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, Mastercard
 
 

Speaker, InF14

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As Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya, Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. She currently oversees the development of digital solutions that positively impact low income households in Africa, and other developing markets. Salah has been with Mastercard for four years, and has extensive experience in the financial inclusion arena. Salah previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she focused on innovative business models for mobile-enabled financial products.

Juliet KILUWA
Digital Finance Advisor, Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
 
 

Speaker, InF14

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Juliet KILUWA is a Digital Finance expert, responsible for managing digital finance service portfolios, providing specialist advice on Digital Financial Services and collaborating with market players driving the digital finance agenda in Tanzania. She has vast experience in the mobile money sector, having worked in the industry for more than 5 years. In her previous position before joining FSDT, she worked as Products Operations Executive at Vodacom Tanzania. She was responsible for the delivery of overall M-PESA products and projects.

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

Moderator, 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; Rapporteur InF15

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Joshua ENGELSMA is a computer science graduate student at Michigan State University. His primary research is in the area of fingerprint recognition, focusing on evaluation, spoof detection systems, large-scale fingerprint search, and infant fingerprint recognition. Prior to studying at MSU, Joshua graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University with a BSc, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.

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

Speaker, InF15

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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
 
 
 

Speaker, InF15

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Dr. Eliah ARONOFF-SPENCER directs the Center for Health at the UC San Diego Design Lab and Co-directs the Distributed Health Labs at the UCSD Qualcomm Institute. Dr. Spencer’s lab develops human-centered and democratizing methods, diagnostics, and informatics tools, to allow more people to participate in global health and medical care, in the developed and developing world. Work in the lab ranges from smartphone diagnostics and renewable biosensors to non-invasive biometrics for infants, trust frameworks for health automation, and societal platforms for cancer care.

Paul MACHARIA
Data Manager, Ministry of Health, Kenya
 
 

Speaker, InF15

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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 has over 5 years’ experience in development and implementation of mHealth solutions and biometric systems.

Barbara IYAYI
Chief Growth Officer and Managing Director for Africa Element, Inc.
 
 

Speaker, InF15

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Barbara IYAYI is the Chief Growth Officer and Managing Director for Africa for Element, Inc. Element is a leading AI company focused on using biometrics for digital identity. She is responsible for driving the global business pipeline, leading Africa expansion and fundraising. Barbara was part of the founding team of Atlas Mara, a financial institution holding company in Africa, and worked at JPMorgan and UBS. She received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University; and an MBA at Harvard Business School.

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

Speaker, InF16

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Aimé Martial MASSAMBA is a computer engineer by training. He began his career in 1995 at the Directorate General of Informatics (DGI) of the Ministry of Finance as a development engineer. He was later promoted to Deputy Project Manager in charge of developing the state’s micro-computing applications. In 1999, he worked on the CANADI project (National Identity Card) within the National Police force. In May 2001, he returned to the DGI and was assigned to the Directorate General of Bursaries and Internships to develop a new management information system for State scholars in higher education.

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

Speaker, InF16

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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

Speaker, InF16

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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, United States International Center for Electoral Support (USICES)
 

Speaker, InF16

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Henry ATEM is the Executive Director at the U.S. International Center for Electoral Support, a U.S. based organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining electoral best practices. Henry leads and administers USICES electoral assistance programs, as well as contributing to administer U.S. electoral assistance policy and programs. Henry also directs USICES assessment missions as well as participate in the delivering of specialized training programs for election practitioners. Henry has extensive field experience in electoral operations haven served as an EMB staff, as well as in other election assistance agencies.

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

Speaker, PS4

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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).

Bart SUICHIES
Head, Digital Software, SICPA
 
 
 

Speaker, PS4

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Bart SUICHIES has held numerous technical roles across a range of organizations in media, healthcare and the professional services industry. From founding startups to driving strategic digital initiatives in large multinationals, Bart has developed a passion for product development and the emergent implications of digital technology across business and society. In his current role, Bart leads the SICPA Digital Lab and drives the development of digital competencies across the organization, in addition to “Imagineering” the next generation of trust-enabling security systems for citizens, central banks and governments.

Sanjay JAIN
Chairman, Technology Committee, MOSIP
 
 

Speaker, PS4

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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 (SIA)
 
 

Speaker, PS4

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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.

Christine LEONG
Managing Director for Security, Digital Identity Innovations
Accenture
 

Speaker, PS4

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Christine LEONG leads Accenture’s Global Digital Identity Innovations group including Biometrics and Blockchain. She has over 18 years of experience in Biometrics and Information Technology focused on Security and 9+ years of experience in Financial Services. Christine’s security relevant knowledge spans: Biometrics, Payments & Fraud, Digital Identity, Blockchain and Authentication. She is a regular speaker at various conferences globally and has published articles on identity & blockchain. She led the efforts for the ID2020 solution and the continued blockchain identity offering & capability development.

Keith SONNET
Chief Executive, Computer Aid International
 
 

Speaker, PS4

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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.

Andrew KRAMER
Head, Digital Identity Project, Open Society Foundations
 
 

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Participant.

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Andrew KRAMER is the digital identity project head in the Economic Justice Program at the Open Society Foundations. He leads the program’s work on embedding privacy, inclusion, and individual agency in the design, governance and implementation of digital identity systems. This program focuses on countering the threats these technologies pose to privacy and discrimination, and the opportunities they create for better fiscal governance and economic inclusion. He is based in London.

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

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Moderator.

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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.

Tom Fisher
Research Officer, Privacy International
 
 

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Participant.

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Dr. Tom FISHER is a researcher at Privacy International, and heads their work on identity. Privacy International fights for the right to privacy around the world, including work on identity systems. Dr. FISHER has a PhD and MSc in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of York. He has taught in Tanzanian universities, and has conducted research on identity and fintech in Africa.

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

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Participant.

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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.

Jonathan KLAAREN
Professor, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa
 
 

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Participant.

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Jonathan KLAAREN is a Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, serving at the Law School and with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER). He teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of human rights, competition law, sociolegal studies, and privacy citizenship/identity/informational regulation. He is the author of several scholarly books, including. From Prohibited Immigrants to Citizens: The Origins of Citizenship and Nationality in South Africa. In 2016, he was appointed as an Acting Judge on the High Court of South Africa.

Dr. Bronwen MANBY
Senior Policy Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
 

Speaker, PS6. RADPA, Participant.

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Bronwen MANBY is a Senior Policy Fellow at the London School of Economics and an independent consultant, with clients including UNHCR, the World Bank, Open Society Foundations and others. She has written extensively on comparative nationality law, statelessness, and legal identity, especially in Africa, including Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging, published by Hart Publishing in 2018.

Alain DUCASS
CEO, energeTIC
 
 

Rapporteur – PS1-6 & Identity for Inclusion

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After 40 years as a French Civil Servant, Alain DUCASS created energeTIC, a consulting company for the energetic, digital and human transformation of Africa. He contributed to the Digital Identity Strategy Framework of the World Bank, The French AFD and the African Development Bank. He also contributed to the digital strategy of Algeria, Benin, France, Guinea, Macedonia, Mauritania, Togo, including digital identity and trust services related actions. He has taught Digital Identity and Cybersecurity at the Institute Mines-Telecom and Checy, and advised occasionally the Secure Identity Alliance and Gravity.

Moussa MBUTHO
Deputy Director, National Archives Institute of Congo
 

Rapporteur – InF1, InF5, InF9: Foundational Identity Track

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Moussa MBUTHO is a specialist in information systems management (IS) and has strong expertise in a number of disciplines including risk management, IS urbanization development, management of portfolio projects, organizational management, consultancy, financial management of projects, managing multidisciplinary teams, marketing, and several other dynamic areas of specialized interest. He currently Chairs the Center de Séjours Scores d’Afrique Centrale (CSSAC), a Congolese organization whose mission is to contribute to building scientific and technical capacities to ensure sustainable development, through the promotion of education and training.

Emmanuel BROWN
Senior Officer, Card Production, National Identification Authority, Ghana
 
 

Rapporteur – Advances in Technologies & Processes

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Emmanuel K. BROWN is a biometrics and identity expert with many years of experience in the ID ecosystem and promoting responsible adoption of digital identification systems both in Ghana and international circles for the achievement of SDG 16.9. He is currently a Senior Officer in Card Production with the National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana. He is certified in Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Identity Cards Production Systems (ICPS). His technical and creative acumen have culminated in the successful production of over 3,000,000 national biometric identity cards for Ghanaian citizens.

Andrien Nestor ZOUAKA
Colonel of Police, Expert at General Secretariat of the Interministerial Committee for the Fight Against Drugs and Drug Addiction (SGCILDT), , ID4Africa Ambassador for the Central African Republic

Rapporteur – Migration & Borders

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Andrien Nestor ZOUAKA, PhD student in Criminology, began his career at the National Central Office (INTERPOL-BANGUI) where he completed several IT-trainings. For 3 years, he worked alongside the Congolese National Police, as part of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission for the Democratic Republic (MONUSCO), as Technical Advisor and trainer in the IT-training-project. In 2015, he was appointed National Expert for the security of biometric data in the CEMAC community area, a position he held cumulatively with the post of Director of Emigration – Immigration, actually he is Expert and Director General in charge of Administration and Management at the SGCILDT.

Marielle DEBOS
Associate Professor in Political Science, University Paris Nanterre
 
 
 
 

Rapporteur – ID & Democracy

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Marielle DEBOS is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University Paris Nanterre. She is a former Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include armed conflicts, violence, and identity in Africa. Her current project (supported by the Institut Universitaire de France) explores the growing use of election technologies on the continent.