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eID Forum 2018 is co-funded by the EU structural funds support scheme "Raising Public Awareness about the Information Society" (European Regional Development Fund).

About Us

Our team has been working together for more than 10 years. With a background from both the industry and governmental agencies, we all have one thing in common: a distinct passion for everything identity related.

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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.
 

Estonia

The eID Forum prides itself on being a dynamic platform for exchange, debate and discussion among industry experts, decision makers, thought leaders, regulators and stakeholders. Everyone brings to the table highlights and insights to the role of eID as the key enabler of our economy.

Since the very start in 2009, we have received  support from the EU Commission, either in the form of patronage and/or in the form of participation in the agenda. The dialogue with regulators on how electronic identification and electronic Trust Services are key enablers for secure cross-border electronic transactions and central building blocks of the Digital Single Market, will be incorporated in this year’s eID Forum program.

Join us in the New Digital Nation
There is no more fitting co-hosting partner than the Republic of Estonia Information System Authority (RIA) for our gathering of the eID Community. The Information System Authority (RIA) is a governmental organization established in 2011. RIA is operating in the administrative area of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

RIA coordinates the development and administration of the state’s information system, organizes activities related to information security, and handles the security incidents that have occurred in Estonian computer networks. RIA advises the providers of public services on how to manage their information systems as per requirements and monitors them. In addition, RIA is an implementing entity of the structural assistance of the European Union.

Estonia also celebrates 100 years as an independent Republic. Another reason for the eID Forum to pay its respects and host its decennial edition in Tallinn.

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Meet The Team

Mark Erlich - eID Forum Committee

Mark Erlich

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Estonian representative of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Annika Kluge - eID Forum Committee

Annika Kluge

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Estonian representative of the eID Forum's Program Committee

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Eva Lewis

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Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Konstantin Papaxanthis - eID Forum Founder

Konstantin Papaxanthis

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Founder & Chairman of the eID Forum

José Pina Miranda - eID Forum Founder

José Pina Miranda

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Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Hans Graux - eID Forum Founder

Hans Graux

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Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

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Michallis Pashidis

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Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Ofer Ishai - eID Foum Committee

Ofer Ishai

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Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

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John Mercer

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Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Anna Seddigh - eID Forum Founder

Anna Seddigh

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Management Board, Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program & Organization Committees

Ana Sofia Ferreira - eID Forum Founder

Ana Sofia Ferreira

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Management Board, Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program & Organization Committees

Ana Sofia Ferreira - eID Forum Founder

Alex Kambanis

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Member of the eID Forum's Program Committee

Vangelis Sakkopoulos

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Member of the eID Forum's Program

Filipe Carvalho

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Management Board, Founder & Member of the eID Forum's Program & Organization Committees

 
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