REINHARD POSCH, (Phd) Since 2001Ahe is the  Chief Information Officer of Austria. Since 2003, he is Chairman of the Austria SIC (Stiftung Secure Information and Communication Technologies) which controls A-SIT, which sets the standards for state secret for Austria and represents Austria in SOGIS. As CIO he is responsible for strategic coordination of activities in the field of ICT including all levels of government. From 2007 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Management Board of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). (CV in pdf)

JAMES S. FISHKIN.(Phd) He holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University. Professor of Communication, Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) and Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University. His work focuses on deliberative democracy and democratic theory in books such as When the People Speak (2009), Deliberation Day (2004 with Bruce Ackerman) and Democracy and Deliberation (1991). He originated Deliberative Polling as a method of public consultation in 1988. He began to apply it in collaboration with Robert C. Luskin in 1994 and has since spread it, various collaborators, to projects in 23 countries.(Profile)

BART PRENEEL, (Phd) (President). World renowned cryptology expert and researcher. Former president (2008-2013) of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, which organizes the leading EU crypto conference Eurocrypt. Project manager of the Network of Excellence ECRYPT II (Cryptology) (2008-2013), of ECRYPT-NET (2015-2019) and ECRYPT CSA (2015-2017). Member of the Advisory Board of multiple projects, companies and organizations. Winner of the 2014 RSA Security Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.(Profile)

SUNI ABRAHAM. (Phd) Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Information and Society, Bangalore, India. CIS is the most recognized, cited and active digital civil rights association of india, spanning from privacy, security, literacy, surveillance, etc. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. (Profile)

TODD DAVIES (Phd)  Acting Associate Director of Stanford University – Symbolic Systems Program (SSP), the largest post-graduate department at Stanford University in the area of Artificial Intelligence, with over 90 professors and over 300 graduate students. His publications and research have previously focused on the use of online technologies to promote democratic organizing, collective negotiations and decision making.(Profile

KAI RANNENBERG ,(Phd) Head of the Chair of Deutsche Telekom Mobile Business and Multilateral Security at Goethe University. Member of ENISA Permanent Stakeholder Group. Before he was with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK focusing on “Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies“. (Profile)

JON SHAMAH. Principal Consultant at EJ Consultants and Chairman of EEMA, is the leading independent, not for profit, European Think Tank including topics on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and mobile applications. pecialising in maximising the technology and operational value chain of very large scale Trust programmes. Former co-chair of ITU-T SG17 JCA IDM. (Profile)

MIKA LAUHDEVP, Government Relations and Business Development, SSH Communication Security. Leads for SSH its initiative for a secure mobile OS with Jolla OS. Member of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) PSG (2009 – ). Management Member of Leuven University European Crypto Task Force (2014-). EU ENISA – Europol working group (2014-) Member of Finnish Government Cyber Security working group (2013 – ). Member of EU Commission NIS (Network and Information Security) platform (2013 – ). Founding Member and Board Member of TDL (Trust In Digital Life) (2010 – 2013) (Part of the European Cyber Security Strategy plan 2013). Member of EU government security advisory board (RISEPTIS, reporting to Commissar Redding), (2007-2009). Member of Finnish government ICT security advisory board. (2007 – 2010). (LinkedIn)


Jovan Golic,(Phd) EIT Digital PrivacyWorld-renowned cryptographer. Senior IT security research manager at Telecom Italia. Former Action Line Leader of the Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line of one of 6 action lines of the 3BN€ EIT Digital, that brings leading close-to-market innovations to market through 8 specialized territorial nodes throughout the EU. (Full CV in pdf).

Pierluigi Paganini. Formerly CISO at Bit4D, leading Italian eID, digital signature, certified email (SPID/eIDAS) solutions provider. Member of ENISA Permanente Stakeholder Group. Editor at Formerly with ST-Microelectronics. Founder of the security blog “Security Affairs”.  Author of the “The Deep Dark Web” and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”. (LinkedIn)

Daniele Archibugi. (Phd) Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, affiliated at the Institute on Population and Social Policy (IRPPS), and Professor of Innovation, Governance and Public Policy at the University of London, Birkbeck College, School of Business, Economics and Informatics. He is a world renowned expert in global governance and constituent processes towards accountable global institutions. (Profile)

Francesca Bria. (Phd) Francesca Bria was a Nesta Senior Adviser and Senior Project Lead in the Nesta Innovation Lab. She is the EU Coordinator of the D­CENT project on open democracy and social digital currencies and she is the principal Investigator of the DSI project on digital social innovation in Europe. (LinkedIn)

Giovanni Franza, (Dipl.Ing.SUP) Long-time IT security hacker, activist and professional. Since 2011 Technical Director of the Open Media Cluster, and previously at Telematics Freedom Foundation. Giovanni Franza, after the first experiences in the field of SIGINT in the mid-70s, he turned to informatics, dealing with network security, secure embedded systems, hardened operating systems on CD / CF, signal processing, combining various skills to build complex architectures on different civil projects.. Long-time IT security hacker, activist and professional. Since 2011 Technical Director of the Open Media Cluster, and previously at Telematics Freedom Foundation. Has regularly contributed pro-bono many tens of hours to Trustless Computing project since its first inception in 2006.

Raoul Chiesa. Raoul “Nobody” Chiesa was born in Torino, Italy. After being among the first Italian hackers back in the 80’s and 90’s, Raoul decided to move to professional InfoSec, establishing back in 1997 the first vendor-neutral Italian security advisory company; he then left it in 2012, and co-established “The Security Brokers”, a providing niche, cutting-edge security consulting services and solutions. Founding member of CLUSIT (Italian Information Security Association, est. 2000) and he is a Board of Directors member at ISECOM, OWASP Italian Chapter, and at the Italian Privacy Observatory (AIP/OPSI); Former member of the ENISA Permanent Stakeholders Group (2010-2012 and 2013-2015), a independent “Special Advisor on Cybercrime and Hacker’s Profiling” at the UN agency UNICRI. (LinkedIn)

Sergio Bellucci. Presidente della Free Hardware Foundation. 2006 – 2012 Lait S.p.a. – Lazio Innovazione Tecnologica (Regione Lazio) Consigliere di Amministrazione. 2006-2008 Quotidiano “Liberazione”, Presidente del Consiglio di Amministrazione. 1995-2006 Partito della Rifondazione Comunista, Responsabile del Dipartimento nazionale Comunicazione e Innovazione Tecnologica. 2001- 2003 Partito della Rifondazione Comunista, Responsabile del Dipartimento nazionale delle Politiche Industriali. 2002-2005 Bagnolifutura S.p.a., Consigliere di Amministrazione, Delegato per la Comunicazione. 1988-1994 CGIL – Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro, Membro della Segreteria Nazionale del Sindacato dell’Informazione e Spettacolo – Filis. 1985-1988 Gruppo Fininvest, Addetto alla Direzione della Centrale Video Terrestre e Satellitare. (Profile)

Paolo Giorgini,(Phd) Professor at Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI)
University of Trento. world-renowned expert in socio-technical system trust. Co-author of Socio-technical Trust: An Architectural Approach and the founder of the Socio-Technical Security (STS) methodology, a social and organizational approach to security engineering. STS extends and builds on his previous work on security requirements engineering that recently has been awarded as the ten years most influential paper. He is co-author of the forthcoming MIT Press book: Security Requirements Engineering–Designing Secure Socio-Technical systems. (Profile)


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