DR. JOSEPH J. ATICK

Executive Chairman,
ID4Africa
[expand title="Bio"] Dr. Atick is a recognized world renowned advocate and expert on identity matters. Having been one of the founders of the identity industry nearly 30 years ago, he led several companies in that domain and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today, including the first commercially viable face recognition algorithm. He retired from the industry in 2010 to focus on promoting identity for social and economic development around the world. In that mission he partnered with the World Bank and other UN agencies, and was heavily involved in the development and field testing of the methodology and analytic tools that would guide the subsequent activities in that space, and would lead to the launch of the ID4D initiative at the World Bank. In 2014, he co-founded ID4Africa as a pan-African Movement to promote responsible digital transformations through digital identity in Africa. He is a staunch defender of privacy, data protection and human rights and continues to provide counsel to governments and international organization on the use of identity for public good. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University. [/expand]

ABDELHAK HARRAK

Governor, Director of Information Systems, Ministry of Interior
The Kingdom of Morocco
[expand title="Bio"] Bio not yet available. [/expand]

ALIYU AZIZ

Governor, Director of Information Director General / CEO
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria
[expand title="Bio"] Aliyu AZIZ is the Director General /CEO of 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. [/expand]

SITIONNI KAFANA

Director General,
Office National de l'État Civil et de l'Identification (ONECI) ONECI, Côte d’lvoire
[expand title="Bio"] Bio not yet available. [/expand]

YODAHE ZEMICHAEL

ID4Africa Ambassador, Technical Advisor, Technical Advisory Unit Office of the Prime Minister, Ethiopia
[expand title="Bio"] Yodahe ZEMICHAEL has more than ten years' experience as an automation engineer and as Technical Advisor in different roles with government. He has worked in the Ministry of Science and Technology, and presently at the Office of the Prime Minister. In his current capacity, he leads a team of technical advisors working on various technology projects, including the effort in revamping the Ethiopian National ID Program in collaboration with various government ministries. Yodahe holds a Masters in Mechatronics. [/expand]

DR. HIMI DEEN TOURE

Technical Director, WURI Program Office of the Prime Minister, Guinea
[expand title="Bio"] Dr. Himi Deen TOURE is an Engineer and serves as Technical Director of the Unique Identification Program for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program, under the tutelage of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea. Previously, from 2017 to 2019, he served as Project Manager at Guinéenne de Broad Band (GUILAB - the leading telecommunication infrastructure operator and sole gateway to international communications). Prior to that, he was Project Manager at Société Générale and at PSA (France). [/expand]

PROF. KENNETH A. ATTAFUAH

Director General
National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana
[expand title="Bio"] Bio not yet available. [/expand]

DR. ARNOLD M. KIHAULE

Director General National Identification Authority (NIDA), Tanzania
[expand title="Bio"] Dr. Arnold M. KIHAULE is the Director General of the National Identification Authority (NIDA) in Tanzania. Prior to his appointment, Dr. KIHAULE was a lecturer at the Ardhi University, Tanzania. [/expand]

PROF. PHILIP ALSTON

UN Special Rapporteur Special on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor of Law NYU Law School
[expand title="Bio"] Philip ALSTON is John Norton Pomeroy Professor at New York University Law School, and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights (2014-2020). In 2019, in a major report to the UN he warned of the risk of “stumbling, zombie-like, into a digital welfare dystopia.” His expert legal brief to a Dutch Court led it to declare in February 2020 that the government’s system for predicting welfare fraud was unlawful. He has also challenged the Irish Government’s Public Services Card initiative. [/expand]

DR. PETRA SONDEREGGER

Senior Project Manager State of Aadhaar Initiative
[expand title="Bio"] Bio not yet available. [/expand]

HON. CINA LAWSON

Minister of Posts, Digital Economy and Technological Innovation, Office of the President, The Republic of Togo
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker | InF13 Speaker

Cina LAWSON is Minister of Posts, Digital Economy, and Technological Innovation of Togo. Drawing from her over 15 years of experience and expertise in telecommunications policy and regulation, she is leading Togo through a profound transition to an inclusive digital economy. Lawson began her career at the World Bank in Washington, DC where she worked on telecom restructuring projects in developing countries focusing on regulatory reforms. She went on to become a Manager of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at the Orange Group in New York City, and later at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris. Her initiatives as minister have included diversifying private participation in the telecoms sector, spearheading regulatory reforms for data protection and electronic transactions, setting up an innovation hub as well as pushing for the deployment of high-speed fibre broadband to link key institutions, including all public universities in the country. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked her among the 20 most powerful young women in Africa and in 2019, Lawson became the first African woman political figure to receive the Harvard Alumni Public Service Award. She is a fervent advocate of innovative solutions to Africa’s developmental challenges and sits on the advisory board of the Digital Identity, Trade and Economy Initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She is a graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Sciences Po Paris. [/expand]

MORY CAMARA

President, The ID4Africa Identity Council (IIC) and Director General, ANGEIE, Guinea
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker | InF3 Moderator
Mory CAMARA is Director General at the National Agency of Economic and Social Inclusion (ANGEIE), and is a member of the Permanent Technical Team at ANIES in Guinea. Mory has extensive experience as a senior private sector executive with proven expertise in designing, architecting, deploying and managing complex and cost-effective network solutions worldwide. He has successfully developed process improvement initiatives, and implemented complex solutions in a simple and compelling way. Mory serves an ID4Africa Ambassador for Guinea and is the first-time President of the ID4Africa Identity Council (IIC). [/expand]

DR. VERA SONGWE

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Ecomomic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker
Dr. Vera SONGWE is the UN Under-Secretary-General and 9th Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), becoming the first woman to lead the institution in its 60-year history. As Executive Secretary, Songwe’s reforms, focusing on “ideas for a prosperous Africa”, have brought to the fore critical issues of macroeconomic stability, development finance, private sector growth, poverty and inequality, the digital transformation, trade and competitiveness. Named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Africans’ by Jeune Afrique in 2019, ‘100 Most Influential Africans’ by New African Magazine in 2017 and one of the ’25 Africans to watch’ by the FT in 2015, SONGWE is acknowledged for her long-standing track record of providing policy advice and her wealth of experience in delivering development results for Africa. She has written extensively on development and economic issues including on debt, infrastructure development, fiscal and governance issues. She is well published and contributes to the development debate across a broad spectrum of platforms including in the Financial Times. Prior to ECA, she held a number of senior leadership roles with the IFC and World Bank. [/expand]

VYJAYANTI DESAI

Program Manager, Identification for Development (ID4D), The World Bank
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker | InF16 Speaker
Vyjayanti DESAI leads the World Bank’s ID4D initiative, a global, multi-sectoral initiative to support progress towards trusted and inclusive identification systems.  The initiative is engaging with clients in over 35 countries, advancing thought leadership on the topic of digital identity and convening partners to further shape the agenda with a shared vision. In addition, she leads two related work streams on Data Governance and Digitizing Government to Person (G2P) payments – both of which follow a similar institution-wide approach as ID4D. Vyjayanti joined the World Bank Group in 2000 and has worked on a range of private and financial sector development programs across both the World Bank and IFC advisory and across several regions -- Africa, East Asia and South Asia.  Within the WBG, she has led and shaped many multi-disciplinary and institution-wide programs, actively working to develop a unified agenda and designing integrated multi-sectoral solutions to these pressing development challenges.   [/expand]

CORNELIUS WILLIAMS

Associate Director & Global Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division UNICEF
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker
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 identity documents to children. 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. [/expand]

NIALL MCCANN

Policy Advisor and Project Manager, Legal Identity, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
[expand title="Bio"] PS2 Speaker

Niall McCANN is Policy Advisor and Project Manager for Legal Identity at the UNDP. He formerly served as Lead Electoral Advisor at the UNDP for 6 years where he provided programming and advisory support to UNDP Country Offices engaged in providing electoral assistance (approximately 60 per year), and 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. [/expand]

GREG POTE

Chief Information Officer
ID4Africa
[expand title="Bio"] Greg POTE is the Chief Information Officer at 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 220 industry events. [/expand]

NATHALIE GOSSET

Vice President, Identity Document Solutions THALES
[expand title="Bio"] Nathalie GOSSET is the Vice-President in charge of the Identity Document Solutions business at Thales. This entity delivers to governments secure document solutions, such as identity cards, passports, driving licences, health cards, as well as digital identity solutions, providing secure access to electronic governmental services. Nathalie has previously occupied positions in sales, marketing and project management at Thales and Airbus Defense and Space. She is an engineer graduate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and HEC Paris. [/expand]

ARTUR SERRANO

Regional Director, Zetes People ID
[expand title="Bio"] Artur SERRANO is Regional Director at Zetes, responsible for Latin America, PALOP and Southern Europe. He manages a portfolio of turn-key identification and authentication solutions which includes biometric enrolment, secure documents production, border control and Trust Services related to electronic signatures. As such, he is in charge of Zetes’ border control project in Cabo Verde. Artur holds a Degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa and a post-graduation in Management from the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Prior to his appointment at Zetes, Serrano occupied several management functions at companies from the IT and Financial services industries, such as Promosoft, Xerox, Glintt, and GFI. [/expand]

PHILIPPE JUNG

Product & Marketing Director, Identity Business Unit, IN Groupe
[expand title="Bio"] As Product and Marketing Director for the Identity Business Unit at IN Groupe, Philippe is in charge of the different ID product lines aiming at Securing citizens identities, national territories and improving services to citizens. From an engineering background, Philippe has more than 17 years of international experience in technology fields. He joined IN Groupe 5 years ago to support IN Groupe’s growth in the Identity Market. Philippe holds a MSc from INSA Strasbourg and a Specialized Masters from the EM Lyon. [/expand]

DEBORA COMPARIN

Chair, IDforAll Working Group, Secure Identity Alliance
[expand title="Bio"] 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. [/expand]

CHRISTIAN KNEIFEL

Regional Sales Director, HID Global
[expand title="Bio"] PS3 Speaker

Christian KNEIFEL is the Regional Sales Director for HID Global covering Africa, Eastern Europe, DACH, Greece and Turkey. He has held this role, selling biometric hardware and software, for seven years, initially with Crossmatch who were acquired by HID Global in November 2017. Christian has been in the security card industry since 2001, initially in technical functions before moving on to a number of International Sales roles selling both to Governments and high-end commercial organisations. He has recently worked on a number of multi-agency biometric projects in Africa, and is an expert on the latest rapid identity solutions featuring fingerprint readers and mobile technology. Christian is based in Zurich. [/expand]

SEAN ZHENG

CEO, Emperor Technology
[expand title="Bio"] PS3 Speaker

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. [/expand]

ALAN GELB

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Moderator | InF13 Speaker

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. [/expand]

CHARLES WALTON

Senior Vice President, Digital Identity, Mastercard – Purchase
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Speaker | InF13 Speaker

Charlie is responsible for a major new global business within Mastercard focused upon digital identity services. This involves platform & service definition, go-to-market strategy, and associated partnership strategies within our target markets. Prior to joining Mastercard, he was responsible for government related digital identity services within Idemia which included development of a company strategy along with initial country digital identity ecosystem establishment in bringing the UK Verify standard into the private sector.  Prior, he was CEO of Toronto-based SecureKey and responsible for the launch and growth of the SecureKey Concierge Network, a federated authentication system based upon bank, mobile network operator, and government collaboration in the Canadian market. Most of Charlie’s career has been focused on innovation and product development in the information security industry. [/expand]

PAM DINGLE

Director, Identity Standards, Microsoft
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Speaker

Pamela DINGLE has 15 years of experience in implementation and architecture of identity standards for web access management, provisioning, and federation. As Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft, Pamela leads a team of experts dedicated to collaboration within the industry to imagine, author, and drive adoption of identity standards including single sign-on, API security, next generation credentials, authentication, and blockchain. [/expand]

SANJAY JAIN

Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund, Chief Innovation Officer at CIIE, IIMA, Bharat Innovation Fund
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Speaker | InF8 Speaker

Sanjay JAIN is a partner at Bharat Innovation Fund, which backs early stage technology entrepreneurs. He leads the Bharat Inclusion Initiative at CIIE.co to bring more people into the formal economy. He also chairs the Technology Committee of the Modular and Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) that helps governments and 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 IndiaStack. Sanjay was the Chief Product Manager at the UIDAI from 2010 till 2012. [/expand]

ANDERSON CHEBII

Principal ICT Officer, National Registration, National Registration Bureau (NRB), Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Kenya
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Speaker

Anderson Kimutai CHEBII is a Principal ICT Officer at the National Registration Bureau, Ministry of Interior, Kenya. He has over 16 years’ professional experience in ICT; 12 years as Head of ICT at National Identification Management System and 4 years at National Treasury, implementation of Integrated Financial Management Systems (IFMIS). Anderson has participated in designing various government programs spanning Identity, project and financial managements. Anderson holds an MSc in Computer Systems and BSc Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University. He has certifications in Database, Systems Administration, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle Financials and Identity Management. [/expand]

DR. EMRYS SCHOEMAKER

Research Director, Caribou Digital
[expand title="Bio"] InF1 Speaker

Emrys SCHOEMAKER has been with Caribou Digital since 2014, leading research on identification systems, digital media and the use of digital technology in daily life. His work on ID systems focuses on identifying user value, the political economy of ID ecosystems and ID systems for humanitarian and development goals. He has conducted research on digital identification in India, for refugees and the humanitarian sector, and has developed a tool to map identity ecosystems. He is currently advising the British and Governments DFID, conducting research for the Australian DFAT and advising UNHCR on their digital ID strategy. [/expand]

JUDY OBITRE-GAMA

Executive Director, National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), Uganda
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Moderator

Judy OBITRE-GAMA, is the Executive Director of NIRA, Uganda. She is a lawyer, academic and public servant with extensive knowledge of Civil Registration and National Identity systems. Over the last four years she has overseen the expansion and establishment of NIRA’s operations across the 117 service centers in the country. She has also expanded collaborative efforts with various national, regional and international agencies including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government to ensure greater access to registration services with emphasis on birth and death registration. Ms. OBITRE-GAMA has worked variously as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, as an environmental lawyer with the Uganda National Environment Management Authority and as the Head of Legal & Surveillance and Company Secretary at the Uganda Securities Exchange. Between July 2012 and June 2015, she served as the Board Secretary of Uganda Registration Services Bureau and was subsequently appointed as the first Executive Director of NIRA in July 2015 when the institution was established. [/expand]

MEGAN O’DONNELL

Assistant Director for Gender & Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Speaker

In her role as Assistant Director for Gender and Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Global Development (CGD), Megan focuses her research regarding women’s economic advancement and financial inclusion, gender data and measurement, and development effectiveness. Prior to CGD, O’Donnell was Senior Policy Manager for Gender & Inclusive Growth at the ONE Campaign, and also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Center for Research on Women, CARE USA, Banyan Global, and the Middle East Institute. [/expand]

LUCIA HANMER

Lead Economist in Gender and Development, The World Bank Group
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Speaker

Bio not yet available. [/expand]

DR. SAVITA BAILUR

Research Director, Caribou Digital
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Speaker

Dr. Savita BAILUR is a Research Director at Caribou Digital. She has worked with clients including Omidyar Network, the World Bank and UNICEF while at Caribou. She has around 15 years’ experience on user research in digital development, ranging from gender and access to mobile technology to the identification of marginalized/vulnerable populations in a digital age. Savita's expertise is qualitative research - conducting interviews and focus groups and analysing these through storytelling and narrative analysis. She has also previously worked on digital governance, telecenters, gender and digital entrepreneurship, community radio and mobile internet use. Savita is a Visiting Fellow at the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics (LSE). She holds a PhD and MSc in Information Systems from the LSE as well as degrees from the University of London and University of Cambridge. [/expand]

KEN OKONG’O

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Digital Identity, GSMA
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Speaker

Ken OKONG’O is the Policy and Advocacy Manager, Mobile for Development in GSMA. Through research, he develops policy positions and directs advocacy efforts in the domestic and international fora, focusing on Digital Identity and Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation. He has previously worked in public and private sectors within the broader ICT4D space, including in mobile service provision and regulation in Africa and Asia. He holds an MSc in ICT Policy and a PhD in Information Systems from University of Cape Town, South Africa. [/expand]

CHAHNAAZBEE TAKUN

Civil Status Officer, Civil Status Division, Office of the Prime Minister, Mauritius
[expand title="Bio"] InF2 Speaker

Chahnaazbee TAKUN joined the public sector in 2002 and was a registered nurse, preceding her joining the Civil Status Division of the Republic of Mauritius as a Civil Status Officer in 2010. She works directly with the Registrar of Civil Status in project writing and their implementation with regards to civil registration. She is a cum laude holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and Social Services with specialization in Psychological Counseling from the University of South Africa (UNISA). [/expand]

DAVID GERULSKI

Executive Vice President, Integrated Biometrics
[expand title="Bio"] InF3 Speaker

David GERULSKI has managed high-growth security technology companies for more than twenty years. As Executive Vice President for Integrated Biometrics (IB), he has presided over the greatest period of growth in the company’s history. Through his insight and vision, the company has become the world’s leading provider of mobile, rugged, low-power biometric fingerprint scanners for military, police, border, financial and humanitarian applications. He is the leading public proponent for the role of IB’s patented light emitting sensor (LES) technology in securing the rights of identity for citizens of developing nations and speaks regularly to media and at industry events. [/expand]

CHRISTABEL ONYEJEKWE

Executive Director, Business Development, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS)
[expand title="Bio"] InF3 Speaker

Christabel ONYEJEKWE is the Executive Director for Business Development at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc. Prior to this role, she served as Executive Director, Technology & Operations where she handled several strategies for businesses, projects and new payment products & solutions for NIBSS and the Industry. With over 25 years cognate banking and broad executive management experience, she is a proven change and result-oriented professional with strong business drive and leadership qualities. Christabel holds a Bachelor of Law degree and an MBA; she is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and an alumnus of: Lagos Business School (LBS), the renowned INSEAD Business school, Wharton Business School, Harvard Business School and MIT Boston, USA. [/expand]

SANABA KABA

ID4Africa Deputy Ambassador, Director General, ANIES, Guinea
[expand title="Bio"] InF3 Speaker

Sanaba KABA is a committed politician recognized for her tenacity in the field of governance. She has extensive microfinance experience, having worked for 11 years at PRIDE / FINANCE. She was also vice-president of the National Microfinance Agency, Advisor to the Head of State responsible for education and health matters, youth employment and women's advancement before being appointed Minister of Social Action, Women's Advancement and Childhood from 2014 to 2017, and member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank and the Fund Emergency Trustee. [/expand]

DONAL GREENE

Regional Manager, EMEA, Innovatrics
[expand title="Bio"] InF3 Speaker

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. [/expand]

MUSTAFA MAHMOUD

Senior Program & Advocacy Officer, Namati
[expand title="Bio"] InF3 Speaker

Mustafa MAHMOUD is the Senior Program and Advocacy Officer for Namati’s Citizenship Program. He has seven years’ experience supporting partner organizations working with community-based paralegals on Citizenship issues in Kenya, Bangladesh, Jordan, and Myanmar. Before joining Namati, he was the Program Manager at the Nubian Rights Forum, a Kenyan NGO, where he managed a team of seven paralegals assisting the Nubian ethnic minority in applying for citizenship documents. He is currently pursuing a degree in Development Studies at the University of Eastern Africa Baraton, Nairobi. [/expand]

DRUDEISHA MADHUB

Data Protection Commissioner, Data Protection Office (DPO), Office of the Prime Minister, Mauritius
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Moderator

Drudeisha MADHUB has been Commissioner for Data Protection at the DPO Office since August 2007. She has a background in professional law which she practiced for 6.5 years at the Attorney General’s Office, prior to becoming Commissioner. She is a Member of various international networks such as the AFAPDP, RAAPDP, the Council of Europe, among others. In 2011, Drudeisha was appointed data protection and human rights expert by Interpol and is a member of the Commission for the Control of Interpol Files. She was also a member of the UN Global Pulse Data Advisory Group. [/expand]

OMAR SEGHROUCHNI

President, CNDP (Data Protection Authority of Morocco)
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker | InF16 Speaker

Bio not yet available. [/expand]

MARGUERITE OUEDRAOGO/BONANE

President, The Commission on Informatics and Freedoms, Burkina Faso
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

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). [/expand]

PAM DIXON

Executive Director and Founder, World Privacy Forum
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker | DPIS & Day 2: Data Risks & Regulatory Frameworks, Rapporteur

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. [/expand]

BERHAN TAYE

Senior Policy Analyst, Access Now
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

Berhan Taye works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She is a Senior Policy Analyst at Access Now, leading the organization's Africa policy work and the #KeepitOn global campaign. [/expand]

PATRICIA ADUSEI-POKU

Commissioner/Executive Director, Data Protection Commission, Ghana
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

Patricia ADUSEI-POKU is Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Commission. She is a seasoned privacy practitioner in the public, private and non-profit sectors globally. Some of her recent appointments include the Head of Data Protection at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Global Director for Data Protection & Privacy at World Vision International. Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), BSc (Hons) Computing Science, A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) issued by the globally recognized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Practitioner in European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). [/expand]

HADIZA ALI DAGABANA

General Manager, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

Hadiza Ali DAGABANA joined NIMC in 2008 to establish the Regulatory and Compliance Department. She is currently General Manager for Legal, Regulatory & Compliances Services, and is Secretary to the Commission. Hadiza has over 26 years’ experience in corporate legal practice and is an active Member of the ID4Africa Movement; Secure Identity Alliance; Nigerian Bar Association; Federation of Women Lawyers and the International Bar Association. She has served extensively in legal capacity for the Nigerian government, holding roles such as Senior Counsel at the Bureau of Public Enterprises and Legal Advisor at Transcorp. Hadiza is widely accomplished academically; holding degrees and certification from a number of international and regional institutions. [/expand]

AWA NDIAYE

President, Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP), Senegal
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

Awa NDIAYE is the President of the Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CDP). She has served several times as Minister of State and Technical Advisor to national, regional and international institutions. She is also a Professor in the Department of Modern Letters at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. Ms. NDIAYE holds a PhD in French Literature (Sorbonne) and a Higher Diploma in Diplomatic Studies. [/expand]

MOHAMMED OUZGANE

Governor, Director, Regulations and Human Rights, Ministry of Interior, Morocco
[expand title="Bio"] InF4 Speaker

Bio not yet available. [/expand]

SHASHI RAGHUNANDAN

Senior Vice President, Humanitarian & Development, Mastercard
[expand title="Bio"] InF5 Moderator

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, Shashi worked at JP Morgan. [/expand]

KHALED SELLAMI  

Director General, e-Government Administration Unit, Office of the Prime Minister, Tunisia
[expand title="Bio"] InF5 Speaker

Khaled SELLAMI has been Director General of the Electronic Administration Unit at the Presidency of the Government since 2011. He directed the Strategic Study on Electronic Administration and open government "Smart Gov 2020" and the development of its sheet road. He is the focal point of the Open Government Partnership Program “OGP” in Tunisia. He worked from 1995 to 2010 at the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies as director of studies, and from 1987 to 1995 at the Regional Institute of Computer Science and Telecommunications as network and internet project manager. He was recently elected member of the council of the authority of access to information by the assembly of the representatives of the People. He was a member of the Personal Data Protection Authority 2012-2017. He is currently an elected member of the board of the Access to Information body since July 2017. He is also a member of the steering committee of the Unique Citizen Identifier project in Tunisia. Khaled SELLAMI holds a master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Syracuse in the United States. He is a teacher at the National School of Administration in Tunis, and a national and international lecturer in the field of digitization and open government. [/expand]

BARRY COOPER

Technical Director, Center for Financial Regulations and Inclusion (CENFRI)
[expand title="Bio"] InF5 Speaker

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. [/expand]

LIONEL BARABAM

Co-founder & CEO, Famoco
[expand title="Bio"] InF5 Speaker

Lionel BARABAN is a serial entrepreneur. He started the adventure in France in 1992 where he launched several successful startups. He then went on to manage a technology incubator in Israel from 1995 to 1998. In 1998, Lionel founded Entopia, a company specialized in semantic analysis. The company became a leader in the segment, with Lionel raising $40 Million. He headed the company in Silicon Valley until 2006. Later, Lionel moved to China where he, together with Nicolas BERBIGIER, developed Xanadu, a key player in online travel services. In 2010 they co-founded FAMOCO where he is now CEO. Famoco is one of the “gold nuggets” of the French Tech and was part of the French Tech Pass for 3 years in a row. To date, Famoco has raised €16 Million and has deployed 250 000 devices in 35 countries. Orange, Alipay and United Nations are among their list of customers. [/expand]

ODO YARAMBA

Rwanda Country Director, ZAKA Group Ltd
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Odo YARAMBA is Country Director for Rwanda at Zaka Group. He began his career while within University where he was involved in various start-ups, including Tuune Mobile, a messaging app. After graduating, he became a Project Manager and Researcher for Tritech-International and then Ngali Institute. He was then appointed CTO for RwandaOnline, a subsidiary of Ngali Institute, which operates Rwanda’s e-Gov platform, IREMBO. Here he led the digitisation of over 50 Government services and enabled multiple online and mobile payment systems. Odo later became Head of Operations for Volkswagen Mobility Solutions, where he oversaw app production, fleet management and team optimization. Odo has a degree in Information Technology from Tshwane University of Technology. [/expand]

FRANZ BRUDL

Project Manager, Mobile Identities, Youniqx Identity AG
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Franz BRUDL studied law and business administration. After working in the field of policy making at national and European level for five years he joined YOUNIQX in late 2017. Currently, Franz is responsible for the commercialization of YOUNIQX’s mobile identity solution MIA and its self-sovereign identity pendant SOVIA. In his function, he is the link between responsible authorities and potential cooperation partners on the one side and YOUNIQX’s IT developers on the other side. [/expand]

LEONARD ZULU

Deputy Director, UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Southern Africa
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Leonard ZULU, an international human rights and refugee law specialist, is the Deputy-Director for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Southern Africa Regional Bureau. Prior to this appointment, in January 2019, he was Head of the Legal and Policy Unit of the Regional Bureau for Africa, at the UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva. Prior to that assignment he was Senior Legal Officer at UNHCR Representation for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He has worked in a number of frontline duty stations, the most recent as Senior Protection Coordinator for the UNHCR Refugee Operation in the Dadaab Refugee Camps, in Kenya, where he served for almost three years. He has assumed protection management functions with UNHCR at its Headquarters’ Division of International Protection working on the Global Protection Cluster; Regional Representation for Central Europe on the European Union Asylum Acquis and; Office of the Coordinator for the African Great Lakes Region on Solutions. He has also worked with UNHCR in the Kosovo and Eritrea Emergency Operations and continues to provide support to emergency operations, in his current function, often travelling on mission to deep field locations. He started his career with UNHCR in Zimbabwe. He is a Lawyer by profession having been admitted to the Zimbabwe Bar Association (Law Society) in 1997, when he worked for Honey and Blankenberg Legal Practitioners in Harare. [/expand]

DR. ISAAC M. RUTENBERG

PhD, JD, Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), Kenya
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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, digital identity, 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. [/expand]

ACHIENG AKENA

Executive Director, International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)
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Achieng AKENA is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights and democracy practitioner with nineteen years of experience in varied regions and contexts, from Botswana to Afghanistan. She is currently the Executive Director for a continental NGO which does research and advocacy around peoples’ rights before, during and after displacement: International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI). Achieng has engaged extensively with Africa's regional system, and worked within both United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions. She holds a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. [/expand]

KENNETH OKEREAFOR

Deputy General Manager, Database Security, ICT Department, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nigeria
[expand title="Bio"] InF6 Speaker

Kenneth OKEREAFOR is Deputy General Manager – ICT- at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Nigeria where he oversees Database Security and manages Digital Health Identity projects. Before joining NHIS in 2013, he had worked with the National Assembly Abuja where he led the automation of parliamentary support systems as part of eGovernment rollout. His experience in Cyber Threat Mitigation Technologies spans over two decades across industry, government and academia. He currently provides support for National Citizen Identity Data Harmonization, cybersecurity standards for eHealth, data privacy and the secure use of digital identities to provide access to civic services and humanitarian support, particularly healthcare enrolment. With many published works, Kenneth holds a PhD in Cybersecurity & Biometrics from Azteca University Mexico and has received advanced ICT training from ITU, UNESCO ICTP Italy, SANS Institute Maryland, US Foreign Service Institute Washington DC, and Swiss Centre for Biometrics Research and Testing, Switzerland. [/expand]

BASHAR T. R. ARAFEH

Managing Director, MEA, IrisGuard
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Bashar ARAFEH heads the MEA region for IrisGuard, responsible for driving IrisGuard’s mobile strategy and leading a state-of-the art technology implementation across the region. He has 26 years’ experience in the ICT and mobile sectors, including the role of COO of Zain Group overseeing the sale of Zain Africa to Bharti Airtel after achieving record year on year growth, and Vice President, West Canada for Wind Mobile managing the expansion of Canada's 4th mobile operator. [/expand]

MICHAËL G.L. FOLANE

Director General, National Agency of Security for Information Systems (ANSSI), Burkina Faso
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Michaël Guibougna Lawakilea FOLANE is the Director General for the National Agency of Security for Information Systems (ANSSI) where he coordinates operations for national cyber security, the national cybersecurity strategy and the General Security Repository. Michaël began his professional career in the private sector, where he worked at Briya Technologies as Head of Service Networks and Computer Maintenance. He integrates the public sector where he successively held several positions including Branch Chief of the Communications Infrastructure department at ANPTIC (National Agency for the Promotion of ICT) and Director General at ANPTIC, where he and his team worked towards strategizing operations for the development of eGovernance, the promotion of ICT in other sectors and implementing cross-sector projects for digital transformation. [/expand]

CEDRIC HUET

Vice President, Digital ID Sales, Public Security and Identity, IDEMIA
[expand title="Bio"] InF7 Speaker

Cedric is VP for Africa Digital ID Sales within IDEMIA’s Public Security and Identity business unit. With 25 years of experience in the smart card and security industry, Cedric has developed a comprehensive understanding of the digital security. He initially undertook various technical positions in R&D before moving to product marketing. Cedric Joined Idemia (Morpho) 11 years ago as Field Marketing Manager for Mobile Network Operators. After this position, Cedric was Mobile Operator Solution Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa. Over the past five years, his focus has been on digital and mobile identity. [/expand]

FREDERIC REBOULLEAU

Director, Marketing Enabler, Orange
[expand title="Bio"] InF7 Speaker Frederic REBOULLEAU is a highly energetic metrics-oriented entrepreneur and manager with over 10 year of successful international experience covering innovation, marketing and programme management. He has sharpened experience in both large global companies and start-up environments. His main activities have covered Digital ID, KYC (Know Your Customer), Data Monetization, Privacy, Payment, APIs. He has the ability to manage complex projects and / or change management programs. [/expand]

BART SYMONS

Director of ZetesConfidens Trust Services, Zetes People ID
[expand title="Bio"] InF7 Speaker

Bart SYMONS has more than 25 years’ experience in PKI, digital signature, smartcards, cryptography and biometrics for large scale deployments. He joined Zetes in 2002 and was involved in the company’s key references and successes, such as the Belgian and Israelian eID’s, the Ivorian passport as well as several biometric voters registration projects in the DRC, Togo, etc. He currently heads ZetesConfidens, Zetes’ dedicated division which provides trust services such as digital signature, time stamps and online authentication. ZetesConfidens is a Qualified Trust Service Provider as defined by the European eIDAS regulation. Bart Symons holds a M.Sc. in Engineering and an MBA. ` [/expand]

LÉONTINE GBATO

Director of Personal Data Protection, ARTCI, Côte d’lvoire
[expand title="Bio"] InF8 Moderator

Leontine Dorcasse GBATO is currently 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. [/expand]

TEKI A. FALCONER

Founder & Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights’ Hub, Ghana
[expand title="Bio"] InF8 Speaker

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.   [/expand]

DHWANI YAGNARAMAN

Associate, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
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Dhwani YAGNARAMAN is an associate at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, where she focuses on experimental design and project implementation in data privacy. Prior to Busara, she conducted field research and managed large-scale surveys in the environmental and nutrition spaces. She is keen on using evidence and insights from behavioral science to inform policy. Dhwani holds a BA in Economics and Literature from the University of Virginia and has completed an exchange year at the London School of Economics. [/expand]

ALEXANDRA GRIGORE

CPO & Co-Founder, Simprints
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Alexandra co-founded Simprints, a nonprofit tech startup developing biometric solutions to improve service delivery in the last mile. Simprints builds technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most. Alexandra has developed the first mobile, rugged and ergonomic fingerprint scanner, designed specifically for frontline workers as well as an end-to-end identity solution for NGOs and governments in sub-Saharan Africa and South-Asia. [/expand]

LIZ OREMBO

Trustee, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
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Liz OREMBO is a tech policy advocate. She is a trustee of the Kenya ICT Action Network where she works on stakeholder and community engagement on ICT policies both at national and at global levels. Liz is also a resource person for the African Union involved as an Internet Governance trainer under the Digital Transformation PRIDA project.   [/expand]

ROBERT PALACIOS

Global Lead, Social Protection, The World Bank
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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. [/expand]

ARUN SHARMA

Director, Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) Mission, Cabinet Secretary, The Government of India
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Arun SHARMA is Director for the DBT Mission – responsible for driving the world’s largest identity-linked social benefits delivery program across the country. He oversees policy, regulatory and supervision aspects of subsidy transfer regimes, including Aadhaar (India’s Unique Identification system) and government payments systems. Prior to joining the DBT Mission, Arun worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he led IFC’s G2P payments practice in South Asia. He has also worked in Ministries of Finance and Urban Development, and in the Office of the Controller General of Accounts of India.  [/expand]

MAHA BAHOU

CEO, Jordan Payments and Clearing Company (JoPACC)
[expand title="Bio"] InF9 Speaker

Before joining JoPACC as CEO, Maha BAHOU worked at the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) for 30 years, most recently as Executive Manager of the Payment Systems, Domestic Banking Operations and Financial Inclusion Department. Maha sits on several local and international boards, including: Karandaaz Pakistan, CGAP (Consultative Group for Assisting the Poor/ The World Bank), and ICT Association of Jordan, among others. In 2014 she joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services Platform Enablers Group which supports financial inclusion platforms for the poor. [/expand]

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. [/expand]

GREGOR DOBBIE

CEO, Vocalink – a Mastercard Company
[expand title="Bio"] InF9 Speaker

From cash and cards to alternative payment solutions, Gregor has always been driven by innovation and the desire to discover the next big thing. Gregor has a career spanning more than 17 years in payments. He began his career at NCR, before joining De La Rue in 2005. In 2014 Gregor joined Vocalink’s Card Transaction Services business, and in 2017 he was appointed to the role of UK Managing Director, where under Gregor’s leadership, the UK business has delivered on its commitments to customers and expanded beyond its core product and services. Gregor now leads Vocalink as CEO. [/expand]

OLIVER  CHINGANYA

Director, African Centre for Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
[expand title="Bio"] InF10 Moderator

Oliver CHINGANYA has wide experience and knowledge of statistical practices across Africa at both national and international levels.  He strongly believes in the effectiveness of partnerships and 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 that produce high quality statistics, data and geospatial information to inform sound and evident decision-making in support of sustainable development, regional and national priorities. [/expand]

ANETTE BAYER FORSINGDAL

Senior Program Specialist, Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, International Development Research Centre ( IDRC), Canada
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Anette BAYER FORSINGDAL was recently appointed as a Senior Program Specialist at the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System, housed at International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Prior to her appointment she was the Director for the Directorate: National Population Register, Identification and Production, under the Department of Civil Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI), Namibia, where she worked for 9 years. During her tenure at the MHAI, she led multiple reform projects successfully, including the opening of hospital-based facilities and the introduction of a new integrated and web-based National Population Registration System (NPRS), hosting all civil records (including the ID record) under one demographic profile. [/expand]

MARTIN NYAHODA

Deputy Registrar General, Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship, Zambia
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Martin NYAHODA is a country CRVS expert and focal point. In his role as Deputy Director General he oversees the identity and civil registration functions throughout Zambia, coordinates the nation’s implementation of the Integrated National Registration Information System which seeks to integrate civil registration and national identification. He is also the Country Coordinator for the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative that is currently promoting the use of civil registration data to support public health planning and evaluation through strengthening civil registration and vital statistics systems. He has wide experience in generating mortality and cause of death information from verbal autopsy instruments and routine death registration data. He also serves the nation as First Vice Chair on the Interim Committee of African Registrar’s General. [/expand]

DIANA GICHENGO

Program Manager, Identity and Inclusion, Kenya Human Rights Commission
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Diana GICHENGO is Program Manager for Identity and Inclusion at the Kenya Human Rights Commission. She is a lawyer by profession who has centered her practice on equality and inclusion in human rights. Since 2013, Diana has worked with Kenya’s stateless communities and those at risk of statelessness in a bid to ensure they acquire citizenship. During this period she has also engaged extensively on the question of legal Identity in Kenya and within Africa. She was instrumental in the recognition of the Makonde and is working with 3 other communities in Kenya. [/expand]

BRONWEN MANBY

Senior Policy Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
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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. [/expand]

ANNE-SOPHIE OGER

Civil Registration & Identity Expert, Enabel
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Anne-Sophie OGER is a Belgian /French lawyer. She spent more than 15 years in the field of international cooperation and development (justice reform, rights based approach). She’s worked in Burundi, D.R. Congo, Rwanda, Timor Leste and Uganda within NGOs or bilateral cooperation. At Enabel, the Belgian Development Agency, she is part of the Governance, Peace, Stability & Migration Unit. She supports the programs related to civil registration reforms. Enabel implements a 4-year program in Mali based on a multilevel approach to contribute to reliable, inclusive, accessible and modern civil registration services. [/expand]

EMMANUEL K. BROWN

Vice President, and Senior Officer, ID4Africa Identity Council, ID4Africa Ambassador for Ghana and National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana
[expand title="Bio"] InF11 Moderator

Emmanuel Kpakpo BROWN is an Identity Expert with extensive expertise that spans over a decade in the Biometrics and Identity Management industry. He has carved a niche for himself as a reputable and much sought-after international speaker/contributor in the industry. He has presented papers at several international identity conferences including, the African Union’s 5th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration (COM5) in Lusaka, Zambia – 2019; Reconnaissance International’s 2018, 2019 High Security Printing – EMEA, Warsaw-Poland and St. Julian’s – Malta respectively. He recently published a 4-page paper on Africa’s Implementation of e-ID in the industry’s much respected Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity 2019 – 2020 Annual Report. [/expand]

JI ZHENG

Technical Marketing Manager, Identity Solutions, Infineon Technologies
[expand title="Bio"] InF11 Speaker

As Marketing Manager in the Digital Security Solutions division of Infineon Technologies, Ji ZHENG is responsible for Technical Marketing of Infineon‘s ID systems and solutions worldwide where he focuses on driving strategic marketing and specific customer-centric projects and communication. In over 10 years of his career, he, together with colleagues and partners, has contributed to and witnessed the significant growth of eID schemes globally. In addition to project deployments, he focuses on strategic innovations; contributing both to conceptualizing ideas and executing industrial production. Prior to joining Infineon, Ji worked for Siemens on various international projects. He holds a diploma in Business Informatics from the University of Regensburg. [/expand]

DANIEL HOLLIGER

Regional Sales Director, Government Documents, OVD Kinegram
[expand title="Bio"] InF11 Speaker

Daniel HOLLIGER is Regional Sales Director for Government Documents at OVD Kinegram AG (OVDK) and has been managing its sales activities in selected countries within Africa, Asia and Europe since 2002. He was project manager in his previous role and conducted various projects for OVDK customers particularly within the government documents sector. Prior to OVDK, Daniel was head of Quality & Environmental Management at Landis & Gyr Communications in Geneva; overseeing its activities in this respect at 8 sites located in Asia and Europe. He was also a project manager responsible for developing, building and installing new production facilities. To-date, Daniel has contributed to several patentable inventions both as creator and co-creator. [/expand]

MICHAEL EDWARDS

Director, Business Development & Technical Sales – eGovernment, Veridos
[expand title="Bio"] InF11 Speaker

Michael’s expertise spans more than two decades of helping governments leverage technology to add convenience and security for its citizens. He implemented several international governmental projects for ePassports and e-ID card Solutions as project manager and as the Head of the System Development department of the German, Bundesdruckerei, which he has been working for over 13 years in several different roles. During that time Michael advanced his know-how in biometric enabled eGate pilots and prototypes for new Border Control Point Solutions. Michael often acted as Technical Sales Consultant representing the company’s portfolio and assessing different solution scenarios with customers. [/expand]

CALUM BUNNEY

Senior Systems Product Manager, Citizen ID, HID Global
[expand title="Bio"] InF11 Speaker

Calum BUNNEY has worked on both government and supplier sides of government ID management for more than twenty years. His focus has been on end-to-end solutions building, and on specific technology development around biometrics, PKI, and digital identity components. [/expand]

MICHAEL PISA

Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
[expand title="Bio"] InF12 Moderator

Michael PISA is a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he oversees a project on how governments can use and regulate the use of data in a way that supports innovation, growth, and development while protecting individuals against abuse. Before joining CGD, he served as a senior advisor at the US Treasury Department, where he helped organize and inform the Obama Administration’s efforts to support financial inclusion abroad. He received a PhD from UC San Diego. [/expand]

DR. STEPHEN TOPLISS

Vice President, Global Market Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
[expand title="Bio"] InF12 Speaker

Dr. Stephen TOPLISS is a thought leader in fraud and digital identity. As Vice President for Global Market Planning at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Dr. TOPLISS is responsible for providing the strategic and tactical direction for Fraud & Identity for the international markets. He previously opened the ThreatMetrix European office in 2010, and spent time as Head of Global Consulting Services and Head of Product Strategy, before ThreatMetrix was acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in early 2018. Dr. TOPLISS holds a PhD in Space Plasma Physics from University College London. [/expand]

NINA KERKEZ

Market Planning Director, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
[expand title="Bio"] InF12 Speaker

Nina KERKEZ is a part of the International Financial Crime Compliance Market Planning team. From her base in London, Nina leads FCC market strategy in EMEA, our largest International region in terms of revenue and client numbers. Nina started her career in business-to-business marketing, eventually transitioning her talents to technology product development. She specializes in go-to-market strategies and new product development for the risk and compliance sector with attention toward know your customer (KYC) efforts, for the last six years. Nina takes a customer-centric approach to strategy and product development, believing that a company’s customers is at the forefront of any business. She is adept at working for and advising complex global organizations on risk and compliance issues to deliver true business benefits. [/expand]

EMAD MUHANNA

Vice President, Government Sector, SITA
[expand title="Bio"] InF12 Speaker

Emad MUHANNA is General Manager for SITA’s Government & Security Business in the Middle East, India and Africa. He is responsible for the P&L for the Government business in the region and for managing 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. Prior to this role, Emad was the Vice President responsible for global business development for the Government and Security business in SITA. He also held roles as Project Portfolio Director of the Government projects in the Middle East, and Director of Baggage solutions Software development. Before joining SITA, Emad held a number of key roles with IBM Canada including Senior Project Manager for the flagship WebSphere Commerce suite of applications. [/expand]

LESLEY-ANN VAUGHAN

Co-Creator, M-PESA
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Lesley-Ann VAUGHAN has been working in African 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. [/expand]

DR. GARRY CONILLE

Chairman of the Board, ID2020
[expand title="Bio"] InF12 Speaker

Dr. Garry CONILLE is a former Prime Minister of Haiti and was previously Director of the Africa Regional Office of the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS). His extensive experience in the development sector includes 15 years in the UN system, among other functions, as the head of UNDP’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) support unit; and as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Niger. In the wake of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, Dr. CONILLE was Chief of Staff to former US President Bill Clinton in his role as Special Envoy for Haiti, where he helped coordinate Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. [/expand]

TARA NATHAN

Executive Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard
[expand title="Bio"] InF13 Speaker

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, Tara worked at Citigroup and was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service.   [/expand]

FRANK LEYMAN

Manager, International Relations, Directorate General for Digital Transformations Federal Public Service, Policy and Support (BOSA), Belgium
[expand title="Bio"] InF13 Speaker

Frank LEYMAN is Manager for International Relations at the Directorate General for Digital Transformations at BOSA in Belgium (formerly FEDICT), a role which he has been serving for over 14 years. Before he worked for 20 years in the private sector (ICT, Telecom & smartcards) where he was in charge of business development in the Middle-East and African Regions and has co-developed the complete Government offering. Currently, Frank also works closely with the European Commission, OECD and the World Bank. [/expand]

RAHEL FIDEL

Head, Management Information Systems, Ministry of Revenue, Ethiopia
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Moderator

Rahel FIDEL was born and raised in Ethiopia before moving to North America. While in the US and Canada, she pursued a Masters in Information Technology. Since relocating to Ethiopia in the last few years, she has been leading, directing and overseeing ICT development at the Ministry of Revenue and Ministry of Science and Technology. There she ensures continuous operation and cost-efficiency of the Ministry’s systems, network, database architecture and data security, in order to achieve consistency and reliability of hardware, software, non-system tools, data archiving and offsite disaster recovery management. Prior to moving to Ethiopia, Rahel worked at Stanford University for over 16 years in various areas within the IT department. Her responsibilities as system analyst consisted of designing new IT solutions, modifying, enhancing existing systems and integrating new features or improvements, all with the aim of improving business efficiency and productivity. [/expand]

ADAM COOPER

Identity Expert & Consultant, ID4D, The World Bank
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Speaker

Adam is a consultant to the World Bank ID4D programme, as well as acting in an advisory capacity for various international initiatives such as ID2020, the UN Commission for International Trade Law, and the MOSIP Modular Open Source Identity platform. An expert contributor to international standards bodies such as the ISO, OpenID Foundation, and W3C, Adam has also been responsible for the technical architecture and policy leadership within the UK Government for example; GOV.UKVerify, and the EU eIDAS Regulation [/expand]

R.RAJESHKUMAR

Chief Executive, Auctorizium Pte Ltd
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Speaker

Mr. RAJESHKUMAR is the Singapore representative to ISO SC17/WG3. He is the Editor of Doc 9303 – part 12 (PKI for MRTDs), Editor of the PKI specifications for LDS2, and Editor of the standards on Digital Travel Credentials. He plays an active role in ICAO Working Groups, the New Technologies Working Group and the Implementation and Capacity-Building Working Group (ICBWG). He is a member of the sub-group of ICBWG examining non-compliant travel documents for issues related to ePassports and digital PKI certificates. He is Chief Executive of Auctorizium, a Singapore-based company specializing in solutions for ePassport PKI and the validation of ePassports. [/expand]

JANA KRIMPE

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, GANMI (Global Alliance for National Mobile Identities)
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Speaker

Jana KRIMPE is an accomplished visionary in e-Government as well as in digital identity and e-signature technology. Previously her professional experience includes a role as an Advisor in the Office for two consecutive Presidents of the Republic of Estonia. With 15+ years experience in implementing innovative ICT solutions, she has earned a strong reputation for success in international circles. In 2019 and 2018, she was named in the U.S. based One World Identity’s top 100 Digital Identity influencers global list. In 2016, the Financial Times and Google listed her among the top 100 change-makers. Jana is the founder of B.EST Solutions, an award-winning leader in digital identity recognized by the UN, OECD and NIST. She also heads the Mobile-ID Consortium in Azerbaijan and is co-chair of the Global Alliance for National Mobile Identities (GANMI). In addition, she is the founder of the Azerbaijan Women in ICT Association, Femmes Digitales, and Chairwoman of the Azerbaijani-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about providing expertise through hands-on experience gained in successfully implementing and operating e-Governmental solutions in the Republic of Azerbaijan. This work has expanded and re-defined how identity and signatures are managed digitally, and issued by governments fostering social, business and political development. [/expand]

AIMÉ MARTIAL MASSAMBA

Deputy Director, Official Biometric Identification Project of Gabon (IBOGA) Ministry of Interior, Gabon
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Speaker

Aimé MASSAMBA began his career in 1995 as a development engineer at the Directorate General of Informatics at the Ministry of Finance. He has worked as Deputy Project Manager in charge of developing the state's micro-computing applications and on the CANADI project (National Identity Card) within the National Police force. He later became Directorate General of Bursaries and Internships until joining the National Agency of Digital Infrastructures and Frequencies (ANINF) in 2012. In 2013 he also became Deputy Director of the IBOGA Project of the Ministry of the Interior. [/expand]

MELANIE TJIJENDA

Director, Quality Assurance, Standards, Skills Development & Coordination and Project Manager for eGovernance, Dept. of Public Service Information Technology Management, Office of the Prime Minister, Namibia
[expand title="Bio"] InF15 Moderator

Melanie TJIJENDA has been serving in the Public Service for about 10 years where she began as Chief Analyst Programmer. She serves on the 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. [/expand]

TANUJ BHOJWANI

Co-Chair, Digital Public Goods Alliance & Fellow at iSPIRT
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Tanuj BHOJWANI is a Fellow at iSPIRT Foundation and currently a Co-chair of the Digital Public Goods Alliance. At iSPIRT, he works on building Digital Public Goods to solve for Financial Inclusion in India. He has helped develop and evangelize digital public goods such as UPI for payments, DEPA for Data, and Digital Sky for Drones. Tanuj is also co-authoring a book on building an inclusive internet with Nandan Nilekani. Before iSPIRT, Tanuj has been a VC at Bharat Innovation Fund, and an entrepreneur building drones in India. [/expand]

MAGUETTE NDONG

Technical Advisor, Digital Square Project, PATH
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Maguette NDONG is a Software Engineer, working at PATH as a Technical Advisor for the Digital Square project. Maguette brings her technical and managerial experience to support Digital Square implementing partners including providing QA to open source global good systems, supporting partners with technical control review on contracted activities, and assisting partners to adhere to global. Active in the global digital health and ICT communities, she has participated in many conferences such as the Global Digital Health Forum and ICT4D. Maguette is based in Senegal where she’s bringing her expertise and support to improve digital health for West African Countries. [/expand]

EDWARD DUFFUS

Global Head of Innovation, Plan International
[expand title="Bio"] InF15 Speaker

Ed previously worked at Accenture but since 2013 he has been using his expertise as a technologist and innovator to make a real social impact. Ed leads Plan’s global Innovation Team and oversees a portfolio of innovation projects to advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Ed leads Plan’s birth registration work and is pioneering the use of digital technologies to strengthen civil registration systems in low resource settings. He is the author of the CRVS Digitisation Guidebook (www.crvs-dgb.org) and leads the development of OpenCRVS, an open-source digital solution for civil registration in low resource settings (www.opencrvs.org). [/expand]

SRIJONI SEN

Legal Counsel, Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP)
[expand title="Bio"] InF15 Speaker

Bio not yet available. [/expand]

EDDIE-JOSEPH KAGO

CEO, Vibranium ID
[expand title="Bio"] InF15 Speaker

Eddie-Joseph KAGO is CEO, Vibranium ID, a startup offering portable digital identity integrating physical and digital authentication based on decentralized identity. He is Principal Architect of Kweli - Open Source Pan-African Standard for Self-Sovereign Identity, a project of the African Digital Assets Framework (ADAF). He is an alumnus of Obama-initiated Young African Leadership Initiative and Finalist of the Rhodes Scholarship (2018). Eddie is community lead, Hyperledger Nairobi and holds a First Class BSc in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. [/expand]

PRIYA VORA

CEO, Future State
[expand title="Bio"] InF16 Moderator

Priya VORA is the CEO and Founder of Future State, an independent initiative of the United Nations Foundation. Future State conducts action research and advises governments and leading organizations on strategies that ensure the digital future maximizes participation, agency, choice, and trust. She is steeped in opportunities for empowering people with the data they help generate in order to unlock new services and innovation. Priya previously served as the Director of Digital Development for USAID and founded the financial inclusion practice at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [/expand]

SHAIDA BADIEE

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Open Data Watch
[expand title="Bio"] InF16 Speaker

Shaida BADIEE is Managing Director of Open Data Watch, an NGO focused on monitoring and promoting open data in national statistical offices. She has been an active member of the UN Secretary General’s advisory group on data revolution, co-chairs the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Data Network, and has played a key role with the startup of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. As senior advisor, Shaida works closely with the Data2X team focused on knowledge creation and advocacy for closing gender data gaps. She brings 36 years of experience in managing global development statistics at the World Bank and the long-time Director of the Development Data Group. During her tenure, flagship global statistical products were launched such as the World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and the Atlas of Global Development. In 2010, she led the World Bank’s Open Data Initiative, a ground-breaking program to provide full and free access to the World Bank’s extensive statistical databases. Prior to that, she played a key role in the creation and operation of PARIS21 as well as leading international efforts to coordinate technical and financial support for statistics through initiatives like the Marrakech Action Plan. [/expand]

STEPHEN CHACHA

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tanzania Data Lab
[expand title="Bio"] InF16 Speaker

Stephen CHACHA is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tanzania Data Lab, a data and innovation lab that works towards harnessing the data revolution and the 4th industrial revolution to address development challenges, and strengthening the data and innovation ecosystems in Tanzania and Africa. Prior to this role he was the National Program Coordinator for MCC-PEPFAR Data Collaboratives for Local Impact program in Tanzania. Stephen is a member of the National Data Roadmap Steering Committee in Tanzania, and CGD’s Data Governance and Economic Development Working Group. [/expand]

PATRICK GROTHER

Head, Biometric Evaluation Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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Patrick GROTHER is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) within the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is responsible for biometric algorithm evaluation, and biometric performance testing standardization. He leads the Face Recognition Vendor Tests, the Face-In-Video Evaluation and the Iris Exchange projects. These give quantitative support to developers, end-users and policy makers faced with algorithm selection, performance adequacy assessment, procurement specification. His current research interests relate to biometric failure analysis: image quality, demographic effects, scalability. He assists several US Government agencies on research, development and evaluation, and co-chairs NIST’s biannual International Face Performance Conference (IFPC 2018) on measurement, metrics and certification. Since 2018, he has served as the Chairman of the ISO/IEC/JTC 1 Subcommittee 37 on Biometrics and is editor of six standards there. [/expand]

THAMPY KOSHY

Senior Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)
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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 Solutions for Governments in areas of Identity and Identity based solutions, Health, Social Security and Public Finance Management. [/expand]

NIDHI PAREKH

Project Director, DigiFi Africa, Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
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Nidhi PAREKH is the Project Director of Digital Identification and Finance Initiative in Africa (DigiFI) - a J-PAL research initiative on digital IDs and payments. She matches governments with top academics to help governments evaluate the impact, design and implementation of their reforms. Nidhi has previously worked on the South African social grants system at the National Treasury, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. [/expand]

BART SUICHIES

Head, Digital and Software, SICPA SA
[expand title="Bio"] PS4 Speaker

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. [/expand]

CARSTEN MAPLE

Fellow, Alan Turing Institute, Professor, Cyber Systems Engineering WMG University of Warwick
[expand title="Bio"] PS4 Speaker

Professor Carsten MAPLE is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's National Institute for Data Science and AI, and the Principal Investigator of the NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at the University of Warwick. He is a co-investigator of the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity and has an international research reputation. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and is co-author of the UK Security Breach Investigations Report (2010) and Cyberstalking in the UK (2012). [/expand]

DR. MICHIEL VAN DER VEEN

Director Innovation & Development, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom relations, National Office for Identity Data, The Netherlands
[expand title="Bio"] PS4 Speaker

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. [/expand]

C. V. MADHUKAR

Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
[expand title="Bio"] PS6 Moderator

C. V. MADHUKAR is Investment Partner with Omidyar Network. He is the global lead for their work on Digital Identity. He has been founder and director of PRS Legislative Research, a research institution that focuses on making the legislative process in India better informed, more transparent and participatory. PRS publishes "Legislative Briefs" (short commented summaries) of Bills in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and other articles about to work of the Indian parliament. Prior to this, Madhukar worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., with a group focused on building parliamentary capacities in various countries. [/expand]

INDIA BIRRELL

Research Assistant, ID4Africa
[expand title="Bio"] InF2, InF6, InF10 Rapporteur

India BIRRELL is a research assistant at ID4Africa since September 2019 and is the Rapporteur for Gender Equity in digital identification systems and Humanitarian Action. India graduated with First Class Honours in International Relations and Economics from the University of Sydney in 2019. Following the completion of tertiary studies, India specialized in the field of humanitarian technology; namely biometric identification systems and UAV networks. She has worked in academic research institutions, private organisations and non-government organisations to expand her knowledge of humanitarian technologies, which has allowed her to evaluate their use value, expand global operations in the private sector, and analyze technological advancement in the international development sector. [/expand]

RECK DENIS ELION-EYAINEBI

Advisor of Information Systems and the IBOGA Project, Minister of Interior, Gabon
[expand title="Bio"] InF14 Rapporteur

Bio not yet available. [/expand]