Frank chairs e-MOBIDIG, the EU working group on mobile solutions for law enforcement (police, borders, etc.) – a sub-group of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS).

Frank has represented the UK in European and other international forums including the EU committee on chip security standards for passports, and the Management Board of eu-LISA, the European agency for large IT systems in justice and home affairs. He worked for 37 years in the UK Home Office covering technical and policy work, new legislation and business change. He has been Private Secretary to the Immigration Minister, and has worked operationally for Border Force in the reserve team of managers able to undertake front-line border duties.


Michel is currently Digital Identity Director at GIE SESAM-Vitale where he is in charge of the Vitale Card, the French healthcare card, and the European Health Insurance Card for France. He is an executive level manager of international companies developing high-technology products.

Michel has co-founded Wiz4com, an independent mobile phone design house, and created its Chinese subsidiary. Before Wiz4com, Michel was the Vice President of Product Development at Cellon EMEA, the leader at that time of the independent mobile phone design houses. He started his career as project manager of command and control systems both for the civilian and the military sector.

Michel holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an Engineering Graduate from Ecole Centrale de Paris.


Steve Warne is the Director of Solutions Marketing, Government ID Solutions with HID Global, where he is responsible for the product and solution strategy related to the development of the company’s global government ID business. Steve has more than 14 years of experience in the government identity market encompassing various sales and technical development roles at HID Global/Aontec Teo (Aontec Teo was acquired by HID Global in 2007) and Payne Security.

Professor KEITH MAYES B.Sc. Ph.D. CEng FIET A.Inst.ISP

Professor Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. CEng FIET A.Inst.ISP, is the Director of the Information Security Group (ISG), and the Head of the School of Mathematics and Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London; which has been pioneering information/cyber security research and education since 1990. Keith joined the ISG in 2002, originally as the Founder Director of the ISG Smart Card Centre, following a career in industry working for Pye TVT, Honeywell Aerospace and Defence, Racal Research and Vodafone. Keith is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, a Member of the Licensing Executives Society and an experienced company director and consultant.


Benjamin Drisch is a Senior Security Consultant for cryptovision; a post he has held since 2002. In this role, Benjamin has led various eID card and company ID projects. His proficiency and skills with smart cards led him to a position as Product Manager, responsible for cryptovision’s eID solutions. As a presenter, he has delivered presentations at numerous international conferences, including Security Document World, Smart Event, European Identity Conference, Embedded World, and ICAO New Technology Working Group.


Yannick started his career in 1997, at CAP Gemini as a project manager. He continued to develop his skills during 14 years at Schlumberger/Parkeon in various management positions such as project manager, Key account manager, R&D manager and Marketing and business development director.

He has a strong background in the urban mobility eco-system, based on transport and parking experiences.

Since December 2012, he has been the Head of Transport in the Financial Services Institutions Business Unit to lead the transport business within Oberthur technologies. Yannick has been involved in the OSPT alliance since 2013 and has been elected as president of the OSPT Alliance board.

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