To tell you how it all began, we need to go back to the era when we only spoke of Gigabytes and electronic identity cards were slowly being adopted in the EU. Yes, we're talking of the year of 2008, when Konstantin Papaxanthis, back then CEO at PrimeKey Solutions (Sweden), and José Pina Miranda, previous CEO at Multicert (Portugal), were discussing the lack of a space where the industry, governments and experts could speak openly about the needs and developments of e-identity. Unable to find such a gathering, they decided to organize one on their own - the National eID & ePassport Conference. Reinforcements were called upon and Anna Seddigh, ex CMO at PrimeKey Solutions, and Ana Sofia Ferreira, at the time MarCom Manager at Multicert, joined the team and the event was born.
We believe this forum was born to be global, non-profitable and open minded.
Similarly to the evolution of identity, this event has also changed and reconfigured itself during this past decade and now, the team decided it was time for a new eID Forum to take shape. We believe this forum was born to be global, non-profitable and open minded. Therefore, the team created a non-profit foundation for representing the eID Forum, located in nowhere else than Estonia, the "mecca" of e-ID!
We are very proud of how the team has grown, welcoming new members and strengthening our foundations, with the hope that you will also embrace this project and contribute to its success.