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MWC18 Seminar: How are Identity Regulations Shaping the Digital World? In-Depth Overview of PSD2, eIDAS and New Upcoming Identity Initiatives


February 27 @ 4:30 pm
February 27 @ 6:30 pm
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Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

The seminar will focus on how technology and digital services are increasingly facing new challenges and opportunities to keep pace with today’s digital transformation. During this session we will explore how existing and upcoming regulations will affect users and the digital identity ecosystem. A number of distinguished experts from the industry, governments and regulators will discuss how regulations like PSD2 and eIDAS are changing market perspectives while creating an environment for innovative business models. The seminar will cover the role that Mobile Connect plays to conveniently identify and authenticate users online and how this is enabling trust, fostering innovation in digital services and strengthening security for online transactions. Experts will discuss the rise of interoperability and IoT, open API economy and the opportunity it represents to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.


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Mobile Connect Seminar: How are identity regulations shaping the digital world?
Tuesday 27 February, 16:30-18:30
Time Agenda Speakers
16:30- 16:40 Introduction to the growing importance of upcoming regulations for digital identity and the use of data for a digital transformation Katerina Megas, NIST
16:40-16:50 International Initiatives, Shaping e-commerce Ibrahim Rohman, UN University
16:50-17:00 An Asian perspective on key trends for digital identity Jacqueline Poh, GovTech
17.00- 17.10 eIDAS: enabling secure cross-border electronic transactions between businesses, citizens and public authorities in the Internet of Things Andrea Servida, European Commission
17.10-17.50 Panel discussion: Mobile Connect and eIDAS 

  • Exploring the opportunities brought by eIDAS.
  • Key learnings from Mobile Connect eIDAS pilot participating countries.
• Gunilla Nordlof, Swedish Identification Board
• Jorgen Binningsbo, Difi Norway
• Miquel Estapé, Open Government of Catalonia
• Rikard Strid, Clayster
• Serge Llorente, Orange
• Marta Ienco, GSMA (moderator)
17.50-18.00 Q&A on Mobile Connect and eIDAS
18.00-18.25 Panel discussion: The possibilities brought by PSD2: an open API economy accelerator • Elina Mattila, MobeyForum
• Michael Salmony, CAPS
• Oscar Mancebo, Telefonica
• Pascal Konig, Ecommerce Europe
• Marina Solin, GSMA (moderator)
18.25-18.30 Q&A on PSD2 and open API economy accelerator 



Michael Salmony

Executive Adviser, equensWorldline SE

Michael is an internationally recognised leader on business innovations especially in the digital and financial services space.

In this capacity he is board-level adviser to banks, national and international associations for example the European Commission, the EPC (the decision making body of the 8000 banks in the 31 countries of Europe), the EACB (4056 banks with aggregated assets of 7 trillion€ and their 210 million customers throughout the EU), the ERPB (the key European multi-stakeholder strategy board chaired by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank ECB) and further major national and international boards.

Rikard Strid

CEO, Clayster

Rikard Strid is an entrepreneur determined to disrupt and create the new foundation upon which our digital industries and future economy is built. Together with his team at Clayster and as Global IoT Ambassador for the Network Society Research, he is driving the evolution towards “Next Generation Internet” – a human-centric Internet where connectivity infrastructure is payed for by the value it enables, rather than being considered a value in itself.

Jørgen Binningsbø

Senior Adviser for Public Management and eGovernment, Difi

Jørgen Binningsbø is a senior adviser at the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) where he is responsible for driving future developments to the national eID infrastructure. He is following the eIDAS technical standardization work and his team implemented the Norwegian eIDAS Node back in 2015. Lately he has been running a project making OpenID Connect generally available for all public service providers in Norway. Before joining Difi, he was driving 4G/LTE standards and strategy in Telenor.

Pascal König

Policy Advisor, Ecommerce Europe

Ecommerce Europe is the European association representing more than 75.000 online merchants in Europe.  As Policy Advisor for e-Payments and Transactions, Pascal manages the association’s work on a broad range of topics: online payments, interoperability of payment systems, electronic identification and FinTech. He is also representing the association at technical expert groups on APIs.


Andrea Servida

Head of the Unit eGovernment and Trust, European Commission

Andrea is the Head of the Unit “eGovernment and Trust” in Directorate General ‘Communication networks, content and technology’ (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission whose mission is to advance the quality and innovation of public administrations and accelerating the large-scale public sector and private sector use of trusted identification and trust services in the digital single market by leadership in the eGovernment agenda and in eIDAS. From 2012 to June 2016, he led the eIDAS Task Force in charge of the adoption and implementation of the eIDAS Regulation (EU) N°910/2014. The purpose of the regulation is to deliver a predictable regulatory environment for electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market to boost user convenience, trust and confidence in the digital world.



Jacqueline Poh

Chief Executive, Government Technology Agency of Singapore

Jacqueline is the Chief Executive of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore, with key competencies in infocomm technology and related engineering.As the implementing agency for Singapore’s Smart Nation and Digital Government initiatives, Jacqueline and her team in GovTech partner government agencies to deploy digital, data science, IoT and other technologies to deliver public impact, as well as to ensure the resiliency and cybersecurity needs of government systems. Jacqueline was previously Managing Director of the Infocommunications Development Authority, GovTech’s predecessor organisation; and has held key positions in the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Defence. Jacqueline sits on the boards of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Institute of Systems Science and St Luke’s Eldercare.

Marina Solin

Project Director of Public Policy, GSMA Identity

Marina has 20 years of experience in dealing with regulatory issues on behalf of the telecoms industry. Within the GSM Association, Marina was responsible for the regulatory work in the ‘Mobile Money for the Unbanked’ Project. Marina is currently working on regulatory aspects of payments, drones and identity at the GSM Association.

Whilst working at T-Mobile, she was chair of the GSM Europe M-Commerce Working Group she lobbied European institutions on behalf of the European mobile industry. Lobbying tasks included m-commerce related issues such as mobile payments (E-Money and Payment Services Directives), data protection, copyright, etc.



Marta Ienco

Head of Govt. & Reg Affairs, GSMA Identity

Marta Ienco is Regulatory and Policy Director for Identity and the M4D Digital Identity programme of the GSM Association. In this role, she works closely with operators to provide support and expertise on the key regulatory and policy challenges facing mobile identity and to develop relationships and dialogue with key regulators and other stakeholders on related issues.

Marta joined the GSMA in September 2012 as a member of the Mobile Identity team. Previous to that she worked from Ovum Consulting, in the Regulatory and Policy practice on numerous assignments around the world for fixed and mobile operators, as well as telecoms regulatory authorities. Prior to that, she worked for Europe Economics as a regulatory consultant advising regulatory authorities in UK and Europe on economic and competition matters. She also supported the Mobile Technology Programme at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women working on a research study on Mobile Value Added Services as a business enabler for Women’s entrepreneurship.

Elina Mattila

Executive Director, Mobey Forum

Katerina Megas

Program Manager, NIST

Kat Megas is the Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things (IoT) Program and the Commercial Adoption Lead for the Trusted Identities Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

As Commercial Adoption Lead, Kat works closely with private industry partners to advance the marketplace of secure, privacy preserving, and interoperable identity solutions. In her role as Cybersecurity for IoT Program Manager, she focuses on advancing and accelerating the development and application of research, standards, guidelines, and technologies necessary to improve the security and privacy of ecosystem of connected devices.

Miquel Estapé

Deputy CEO - Strategy & Innovation, Open Government of Catalonia

Miquel Estapé brings over 20 years of professional experience delivering digital transformation and innovation projects with a broad executive experience in government and working in consulting firms for several industries.

Currently, he is Deputy Director of the Open Government of Catalonia and Vice-president of the Public Management of Catalonia Association. He has been eBusiness Director of Mazars Consulting, Major of la Roca del Vallès town hall and Vice-president of the Vallès Oriental county hall. He is a Telecommunications Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of London.

Serge Llorente

Director of Mobile Connect, Orange

Serge is Director of Mobile Connect for Orange. With over 25 years of experience first in the CADCAM industry (Dassault System) and later Telecoms (Orange), Serge has been leading many IT projects covering Storage Architecture master plans, home network management and mobile connectivity solutions or SIM management tools. Mobile Connect is totally aligned with Orange’s ambition of improving the customer’s digital experience and Serge has been managing all phases of this project to make it live in a growing number of countries across the Orange footprint. Another very important and rewarding part of this endeavor has been the fruitful co-operation between the other MNOs and the GSMA, to make Mobile Connect a global and cross-MNO solution for authentication. Digital Identity is the ͞new frontier͟ for private organizations, states and citizens. That’s why Orange is involved in raising Mobile Connect to a full identity product with contributions to e-gov projects such as France Connect in France, with aim to comply to eIDAS rules at European level.

Gunilla Nordlof

Director-General, Swedish Identification Board

Oscar Mancebo

Digital Identity Transformation - Head of Mobile Connect, Telefonica

Ibrahim Rohman

Research Fellow, United Nations University


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