Identity Management

20 September 2018

Postillion Convention Centre Amsterdam



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Previous Speakers

Chris Brown

Vice President International, Basis Technology

Chris Brown, VP International for Basis Technology has been in the high tech industry for over 25 years, working for companies such as; Sun Microsystems, Business Objects, SAP, Swisscom, Olivetti, a number of start-ups and of course Basis Technology, for the last 5 and a half years. He has lived and worked in the UK, USA, Japan, Switzerland and Germany and held many senior positions SVP, MD, COO and VP across these companies, he also ran his own sales and marketing consultancy for 3 and a half years. Chris has sold solutions in many verticals like Government, Border Environments, Finance, Telco, Retail and Search Companies. Chris is often approached to speak at conferences within certain sectors focused on profiling in many Countries ranging from the UK to Australia – Malaysia and Spain to name a few.

Christian Stendevad

Executive Vice President, Omada

Christian Stendevad has more than 20 years of experience within sales and consulting services. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience with development and implementation of technology-driven strategic change and performance improvement initiatives in close collaboration with senior management, business, and IT. He has a background as a Management Consultant working for large international corporations like PwC Consulting and IBM.

Hans van der Burght

Information Architect and Lead Analyst, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Hans van der Burght graduated in 1985 at the Utrecht University in Economic Geography. After a career in the software industry and he was responsible for the design and implementation of IT infrastructure for the judicial organization in the Netherlands.

Mr. van der Burght participated in the STORK2.0 consortium since the start of the project as co-chair and project leader of the Dutch pilot. He elaborated the cross border farmer’s pilot, one of the success stories of STORK. He was also one of the promotors of the development of the eIDAS – PEPS adapters in the eSENS program, a co-production of IS, SE, DE, AT, NL, DIGIT and other eSENS partners. This adapter will ensure a smooth migration of STORK enabled services to an eIDAS environment.

Within the running program for the implementation of eIDAS in the Netherlands he is responsible for the migration of the STORK / PEPS infrastructure to the eIDASnode and the development of an interface between the eIDAS and the Dutch eID schemes.

Alice Vasilescu

IT Project Officer - Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eID at European Commission

Alice Vasilescu is acting as Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Informatics of the European Commission. She is coordinating the technical work carried out under CEF eID and supports the Member State community that is setting up the eIDAS eID Infrastructure. Alice is an experienced IT professional, specializing in Enterprise Architecture, IT security and system interoperability for large-scale European projects.

Colin Brown

Identity and Access Management Architect, BBC

Colin Brown has worked in the field of Identity and Access Management for the past fourteen years. Working mostly as a freelance solutions architect, he has always been the predominant driving force in defining, designing and delivering the enterprise solution that the business demands.

An impressive client list includes Aviva, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Co-operative Bank, WorldPay, EY and the BBC, as well as the vendors BridgeStream and Oracle. Before moving into IAM, he worked in both software development and support roles for consulting firms and enterprises, mainly in the insurance sector.

Hans Graux

Partner, Time.lex

Hans Graux is an IT lawyer at the Brussels based law firm time.lex (, which specialises in information and technology law in the broadest sense. The team is internationally recognized, being both a Legal 500 Top Tier firm in Information Technology, and a Chambers Europe Recommended Firm for TMT – Information Technology.

Hans graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He worked as a research assistant at the Catholic University of Louvain, before becoming a lawyer at the bar of Brussels in 2005. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm time.lex.

He has participated in a large number of international ICT policy studies, primarily for the European Commission and various European Agencies. Recent work for the Commission has included projects focused on data protection, eSignatures, electronic identity management, cloud computing and information security. Furthermore, he is a member of the ICT Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and Member of the ICT Committee of the Order of Flemish Bars.

Theo Sinnema

Identity and Access Management Consultant

Theo Sinnema has senior professional experience within (operational) risk management with specific expertise on Identity and Access Management (IAM). He was a senior consultant with regard to implementation of a privileged account management within a large international bank, was a project manager for the implementation of IAM within a large international insurance company and is involved within a public transport company to bring Identity and Access Management to a higher level. Theo enjoys a people-centric focus and has a sharp vision towards the ambitions of people, why the ambitions are there and how they (can) become effective for themselves.

Don Thibeau

Chairman and President, The Open Identity Exchange (OIX)

Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit, technology agnostic, global organization of public and private sector leaders. OIX tests new operational and governance models for business, technical and legal interoperability. Don is the Chairman of OIX UK, a public-private partnership for pilot testing permissible use policies in the UK identity ecosystem.

Don Co-chairs the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods Technical Committee as Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. At OpenID Foundation, Don leads the development and global adoption of open identity standards such as OpenID Connect. Don Tweets @4Thibeau and blogs at

Robert Garskamp

Entrepreneur, Advisor on Digital Identity Matters and Founder of the IDnextplatform

With the enormous speed of technological digitalisation transformation nowadays, Robert believes that it will influence, constitute and shape our society where you are able to control your identity on attribute level within a secure and privacy-regulated basis.

As an expert for 10+ years, Robert strives to share his knowledge and experience regarding several topics about digital Identity, security, privacy, mobility, risk management and compliance with several organisations in different sectors. He also advises and consults various organisations (in public and private sector) related to digital identity.

Robert is Founder of the IDnext platform, a pan-European open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of the digital identity, creating awareness about digital identity, providing a knowledge and networking platform for experts in IT, Business and Marketers as a European centre of expertise.

Dimitri Chichlo

Former VP Information Security & Business Continuity at Edmond de Rothschild

Dimitri Chichlo is former VP Information Security and Business Continuity Management at Edmond de Rothschild in Geneva where he was responsible for developing and implementing the cybersecurity and BCM governance, consulting on IT projects from the InfoSec side as well as spreading InfoSec awareness in the Bank. 

Prior to this position, he worked 6 years for ING as Head of Risk Management in Geneva, where he was responsible for all aspects of non-financial risks in a commercial bank, successfully enforcing information security risk framework as well as leading related projects. From 2004 to 2009, he spent 5 years in the Ukraine and was involved in various international greenfield industrial and banking projects with different French companies. Dimitri is also an avid trail runner and a PADI scuba diving Instructor. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the INSEAD.

Kannan Rasappan

PSD2 Solution Architect, Lloyds Banking Group

Kannan is a hands on Solution Architect actively involved in PSD2 Compliant IAM implementation in Tier-1 Banks like RBS, HSBC, Worldpay and currently at Lloyds Banking Group. He is a strong advocate of adopting industry standards and advising organisations on best practices for end to end IAM solutions. He has recently been exploring GDPR impacts on banks and AISP/PISPs (third parties) who will consume banking data.

Kannan is an Applied Mathematics post-graduate who started his career as backend developer in 2000 and has worked on diverse domain in varying capacity leading up to architect role in IAM. He is an entrepreneur at heart and co-founded a big data company.

Serge Oskam

Manager, Identity & Access Management, NN Group

Serge Oskam is responsible for IAM processes and operations within a multinational insurance and asset management company, covering over 20,000 identities in a complex, highly regulated, application landscape.

Serge’s professional experience spans over 15 years’ in IT Infrastructure within the financial industry. After gaining hands-on experience in server administration, he continued his career as a project manager. Less than 5 years ago he took on one of the most challenging positions becoming responsible for Identity & Access Management during the turmoil of a disentanglement from another enterprise. He mostly enjoys researching and deliberating on control, cost and efficiency enhancements within his field. Serge earned a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.

Matthijs Kempers

Project Manager and Consultant – Identity and Access Management, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

Matthijs Kempers is a project manager and consultant with 10+ years IAM experience in the financial and government sectors. He advises and supports clients in the establishment, implementation and management of Identity & Access Management solutions.

After completing a Master of ICT & Business Innovation degree in 2015, Matthijs is competent at translating business strategy to effective IT solutions.

He is currently project manager at the Dutch Prison Service (Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen, ±15.000 fte, a department of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice), where he is responsible for the roll-out of an IAM solution within all business un

Jean-Pierre Vincent

Project Manager – Identity and Access Management, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

Jean-Pierre Vincent is a project manager and information architect with more than 10 years’ experience in implementation of IAM solutions, design of authorisation models and their roll-out within organisations, and IAM solutions and methods which allow organisations to be 100% ‘demonstrably in control’. Currently he provides ‘demonstrably in control’ services to a variety of large organisations and is manager of the IAM program at the Dutch Prison Service (Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen, DJI, ±15.000 fte, part of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice). The program includes the realisation and business roll-out of an IAM solution and implementation of federative connections to DJI’s external business partners.

Xin Wang

Delivery Manager / Design Authority, Identity & Access Management, Canon Europe

Xin is Delivery Manager and Design Authority of Identity & Access Management Project for Canon Europe in EMEA region. He has established Canon’s IAM capacity from green field with zero foundation into a fully structured competence centre, delivering both user management solution (e.g. joiner-mover-leaver processes, request based access control, password management, identity hubs, reusable frameworks, etc.) and Single Sign-On solutions.

Thorsten H. Niebuhr

Founder and CEO, WedaCon Informationstechnologien GmbH

Thorsten has more than 20 years’ experience within Directory Technologies, Identity Management and Data Privacy. As a technical trainer, consultant and developer he co-developed one of the first Identity Management Solutions which was fully driven by Entity-Relationship functionality.

He holds several technical vendor certifications and is a member of the two most important Data Privacy Associations in Germany. Thorsten is also contributing to current technical Working Groups driven by the Kantara Initiative.

Since he founded WedaCon Informationstechnologien GmbH in 2001, Thorsten and his team of outstanding IAM-Specialists are dedicated to Identity and Access Management. During the past few years, they are focusing their work on the development and potential of semantics and ontologies within the scope of IAM, to build truly Smart Entity Relationship Management-Systems.

Colin Wallis

Executive Director, Kantara Initiative

Colin is the Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative Inc, the globally acknowledged thought leader and emerging practice resource center for federated digital identity, access and consent-based information sharing. Colin’s combined public and private sector background in online identity and privacy builds on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia. Alongside his contracts with Kantara and his previous employer, Colin maintains leadership positions in the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), OECD Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and ISO SC27 Security Techniques on topics around Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity.

Peter Dornheim

Head of Identity and Access Management, Festo

After several positions in a SAP Consulting Company (finally as Manager for SAP Security) and IT Security Architect at Daimler AG, Peter Dornheim is now the Head of Identity and Access Management at Festo AG & Co. KG. He is responsible for the whole Identity Lifecycle, Cloud Security, Security@IoT and IT Compliance and Authorization Management.

Marianne Schinkel

Information Manager, Jumbo

Marianne is a valued ICT-manager. During her career she gained experience in several roles in both line and project management. In those roles she mostly performed as the sparring partner between Business and IT. She has 14+ years’ experience, in a.o. implementing ICT-projects in both national and multi-national settings, mostly within the Finance and Retail sector. She participated and managed several complex ICT-projects. In the last few years she has the role of Information Manager within Jumbo Supermarkten. In this role she is responsible for the implementation of Identity & Access Management.

Allard Keuter

Senior Consultant and Scheme Architect iDIN, Dutch Payments Association

Allard is initiator of the Dutch banking eID solution currently in pilot. He is a specialised payment and authentication professional, acting in various roles, varying from project manager to scheme architect. Allard has over 15 years’ experience in technology and business change management, in the payments industry, usually involving change across multiple enterprises.

After a career at PostNL, Equens, Atos and Friesland Bank Allard joined the Dutch Payment Association. This was during its transformation towards an innovating collaboration platform, where banks and payment service providers cooperate to remove barriers in online commerce. In 2012, Allard was project manager for the emandates solution and starting in 2014 he started the BankID (now iDIN) project with the five larger banks. Allard is currently scheme architect and as such involved in the pilot with insurance companies, governmental institutions and ecommerce. He is also involved in the further development of the solution such as the integration of iDIN with the payment solution iDEAL.

Allard graduated from University Utrecht with a degree in environmental biology, and is still working with ecosystems.

Joanna Zdulska

Information Security Access Programs and Governance Manager, Citibank Europe PLC

Joanna has extensive knowledge in the Information Security field. She has specialized in the domain of Identity and Access Management for the last 10+ years. Joanna has over 20 years of operations, technology and management experience with specific emphasis on compliance, risk management, solutions development and program management.

Since joining Citi in 1996 Joanna has served in multiple technology managerial roles, being responsible for software development, project management and operational activities. Joanna managed risk management area as a formal Business Information Security Officer and Compliance Officer in Regional Data Center. Between 2005-2007 Joanna managed two Regional projects related to access management standardization and improvement for Distributed system like Unix, Wintel, SQL and Oracle databases. In 2007 Joanna joined Global ID management team and took on a global function responsible for Provisioning Automation and tools development. Since 2010 Joanna is managing Global Programs related to ID Management including the centralization of access and compliance checks.

Joanna graduated from the IT program at the Department of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics at Warsaw University of Technology (Master of Science degree). She holds a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certificate.

Peter J. Groeneveld

Managing Consultant Cybersecurity, Capgemini

Drs. Peter J. Groeneveld CISSP CISM CISA SCF started his career in I.T., after graduating from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam over 24 years ago.

He has over 20 years of experience as a security specialist, with a specific interest in the design, build and management of Identity & Access Management solutions and services for clients in different industries.

Over the last 6 years he has developed a specific interest in Identity governance, Federated Identity and Access Management solutions and the creation of “IAM as a service”.