Speakers 2017

Kurt Van Meerbeeck
Kurt Van Meerbeeck
IT Architect
AXI

Kurt holds a Master’s degree in electronics and computer architectures and started his career in compiler technology. In his 20y career at AXI he has taken on many interests ranging from databases, IAM, network appliances and Java development. As such he is an Oracle Certified Professional (8i-12c) and Oracle Java Certified Associate. Lately he has been focusing on designing and implementing IAM solutions using open source components based on ForgeRock technologies.

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Erik R. van Zuuren (chairman)
Founder Trustcore.EU
Trustcore

Erik is activily engaged in several jobs / activities, which activities include:

  • Founder TrustCore.EU
  • BoardMember EEMA.ORG
  • Topic Leader ITSE-S2 “Security Practices” at Solvay Brussels School
  • Security advisor and architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Expert / PM regarding (Qualified) Trust Services related guidelines for ENISA
  • etc

Since January 2015 Erik left a big4 to start up TrustCore.EU and is currently amongst others active as: vice-chair of EEMA.ORG, Topic-leader at Solvay Brussels School,  Enterprise Information Security Architect at BNP Paribas Fortis’ Global Security office,  ProjectManager for an ENISA-study in context of Trust Services, etc.

Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Information & CyberSecurity (Management),… Erik's engagements include activities in public sector (Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal ICT Department (Fedict), the eGov & ICT agency of the Flemish Gov, DG Connect, DG Employment, DG RTD, EC-ISA, etc.) as well as activities in a diverse spectrum of private sector organizations (incl. NBB, ING, KBC, Electrabel Suez, Infrabel, DeLijn, BPost, Euroclear).Erik's achievements include being one of the fathers/authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and being one of the fathers of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government (wide range of (trust-)services wrt e-identification / e-authentication / authorisation / e-signing / stamping /... ).

Currently Erik is focusing on Enterprise (Security) Architecture, on the effects/implementation of the eIDAS-Trust Regulation and on the upcoming Payment Services Directive 2.

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Chris Adriaensen
Senior Customer Engineer
ForgeRock

Chris has been passionate with identity, privacy and security already for a decade. After having obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Leuven he briefly led a mobile-technology start-up. Later, he became part of the global team of identity and privacy architects at Verizon and as such got involved in strategic public and/or private identity solutions / initiatives (e.g. UK Verify, BE eID, NL Idensys & GSMA Mobile Connect). Nowadays, having joined identity platform provider ForgeRock, he enjoys enabling organisations in various areas (e.g. CIAM, API & IoT security, etc.) through the effective use of digital identity

Dries van Bilzen
Dries Van Bilzen
I&AM Operational Service Manager
European Commission

I started my career as Government Official at the Municipal Police in Weert – The Netherlands in 1980 were I’ve implemented and administered an automated Ticket Settling System.

In 1988 I changed jobs and became software engineer at the Audax Group in Gilze – The Netherlands were I’ve developed the first Oracle client-server applications and made bridges with COBOL mainframe applications.

In 1995, after successfully finishing the selection procedure to become an official of the European Commission, I joined as Oracle specialist the e-mail service of the then so-called Direction Informatique (since 2005 Directorate-General for Informatics). I have participated in two migrations: first from an in-house built e-mail system to an X.400 based system (Route400) and in the early 2000s in a second migration to an SMTP based system (MS Exchange).

In 2002 I joined the team to set-up and administer a Metadirectory Service based on MMS in where HR and IT related data were joined to provision users and give them the access rights needed. I spent a lot of time in giving training to HR and IT services to make them understand their role in this process and that data quality was paramount.

In 2009 the Metadirectory Service was transformed into an Identity and Access Management Service in where I became the Operational Service Manager.  My main role nowadays is to coordinate and give guidance to HR and IT services for the many reorganisations in the Commission which have an impact on the access rights towards corporate and local Information Systems.

Markus Krauss
Markus Krauss
Senior Director Identity & Security Business Unit, EMEA
CA Technologies

Markus is charged with accelerating the Company’s business growth by positioning CA Technologies as trusted advisor while strengthening its reputation as a thought leader in IT security solutions. His focus is to support the efficient realization of today’s megatrends as urbanization, personalization and digitization by respecting regulatory and security requirements to establish sustainable values for customers and partners.

With more than 25 years of experience in managing high-performance intercultural teams, he is passionate about bringing people, creativity and technology together to remove the barriers between ideas and outcomes.

Before joining CA, Markus held leadership roles across several businesses at Novell/NetIQ including Vice President Identity and Security EMEA and most recently VP Cloud Computing EMEA & APAC building the cloud service provider business in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.

 

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