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Conference Programme

Wednesday 23/10/2019

Plenary __
Banknotes and IDs: combating crime in a digital world
ChairTony Poole _ President, Document Security Alliance __ United States of America

09:30-09:40 Conference opening

Beatrice Klose
Secretary General
Intergraf __ Belgium

Dieter Sauter
Intergraf's Committee of Experts __ Germany

09:40-10:10KEYNOTE - The many futures of identity and money

Our identity and our money are the cornerstones of life in the 21st century and the digital domain is transforming our notions of both. On the one hand, technologies such as blockchain and AI are enabling both identity and money to be moved into the digital realm and turned from passive objects into programmable tokens which can develop lives of their own. On the other, sensors, edge computing, and biometrics are enabling us to transfer digital functionality into the physical domain giving a potentially new lease of life to passports, money, and previously mono-functional physical objects. Look a little further ahead, and breakthroughs in brainprinting, biology, DNA storage, and biological computation open up whole new realms of possibility for how we might manage identity, store our financial assets, and conduct value exchange. This fast paced session will take us on a tour of the trends, developments, ideas that could shape the future of identity and money and explore the possible scenarios that could emerge.

Rohit Talwar
Global Futurist, CEO
Fast Future Research __ United Kingdom

Take a peak into the future: read our interview with Rohit ahead of his keynote address.

10:10-10:25 Q&A

10:25 Exhibition opens

10:25-11:00 Coffee break

ChairStephen LeBlanc _ Managing Director, Security and Intelligent Documents (SID), U.S. Government Publishing Office _ United States of America

11:00-11:20Augmenting the reality of security for the 21st century

What is augmented reality and how can it help authorities? What about AI and biometrics? How can we exploit these technologies and integrate them into our current identity verification solutions? We will explore these topics and discuss what we should be doing with them.

Richard Lewington FRSA
Lead Educator
Blockchain International Training __ Spain
Examiner & Invigilator
Cambridge Assessment __ Spain

11:20-11:40Banknote security features - A forensic perspective

This presentation will discuss the public security features present in U.S. banknotes and the techniques that counterfeiters are using to simulate/counterfeit these features.

Amanda Moffett
Document Analyst
Criminal Investigative Division (CID) - Counterfeit Forensic Section __ United States of America

11:40-12:00Advances in commercial digital print technology and the implications for security printers

This paper considers recent advances in commercial digital print technology and explores ways to keep security documents protected in our increasingly digital world. Counterfeiters no longer need to have expertise in the printing industry to produce security documents that are remarkably deceptive.

Kerre Corbin
Counterfeit Analyst
De La Rue __ United Kingdom

12:00-12:15 Q&A

12:15-13:45 Lunch

ChairUwe Seidel _ Scientific Director, Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) _ Germany

13:45-14:05Identity management challenges in 21st-century Africa

This paper will describe the Nigerian identity management experience and review the challenges faced by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide simple, yet secure digital identities without the need for expensive documents.

Tunji Durodola
Technical Consultant/Sr. Systems Integrator
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) __ Nigeria

14:05-14:25Why choose the ISO 14298 certification? A customer’s point of view

De La Rue has chosen to adopt a baseline security management system to attain a ‘gold’ standard within its holistic security environment. The presentation describes the benefits of Intergraf’s certification and how it delivers a more robust, practical and cost-effective security system for the organisation, and enhanced customer satisfaction and confidence.

Mike Lycett
Group Head of Security and Risk
De La Rue __ United Kingdom

14:25-14:45A journey through 500 years of innovation

Founded in 1519, Orell Füssli celebrates this year its 500th anniversary. Our commemorative note will be unveiled during this presentation. Printed on three different types of substrate (Cotton, Durasafe® and Guardian™), its modern design takes the most of each substrate’s characteristics and integrates harmoniously some of the best security features currently available.

Martin Eichenberger
R&D Chief Scientist
Orell Füssli Security Printing __ Switzerland

Michael Kasch
Managing Director
Orell Füssli Security Printing __ Switzerland

14:45-15:00 Q&A

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

17:00-18:00 Exhibition aperitif


Thursday 24/10/2019Parallel sessions

Session 1 __
Banknotes: there’s an app for that!
ChairSylvain Chosson _ Banknote Specialist, Swiss National Bank / Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) _ Switzerland

09:30-09:50Digital marketing of new banknote series with smartphone apps

More and more central banks are using smartphone apps to present and explain their new banknote series and security features to the public. The presentation will trace the evolution of those ‘currency apps’ from simple ‘textbook layouts’ to interactive tools using ‘eye-catching’ augmented reality animations and gaming features.

Hans Heusmann
Director Business Development, Digital Applications
G+D Currency Technology __ Germany

09:50-10:10Anytime anywhere - Malawi's new banknote app with virtual reality features

In early 2019, the Reserve Bank of Malawi launched a currency app which not only includes interactive information on security elements, but also an augmented reality animation of the more recent 2000 kwacha banknote.

Mercy Kumbatira
Director Currency Management
Reserve Bank of Malawi __ Malawi

10:10-10:30Bank of Russia Banknotes app

In June 2018, the Bank of Russia released the Bank of Russia Banknotes mobile application, available for download from major app stores worldwide. The presentation will explore the reasons behind its launch, its functionalities, the outcomes of mobile app usage after a year, and possible directions for future development.

Tatiana Aleksandrova
Head of Banknotes & Counterfeit Deterrence Division, Cash Circulation Department
Bank of Russia __ Russia

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Session 2 __
Help! My country’s ID document has been compromised
ChairSilvia Kolligs-Tuffery _ Team Leader Document Security, European Commission _ Belgium

09:30-09:50State of play in machine-assisted ID document authentication

How well does automated document authentication really work? Recent studies have yielded interesting and astonishing results. In addition to practice-relevant hints for the usage and configuration of such systems, this presentation will give an overview of the necessary steps to be taken to achieve improved ID document checks.

Markus Clabian
Head of Business Unit, High-Performance Image Processing
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) __ Austria

Franz Daubner
Research Engineer & Project Manager
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) __ Austria

09:50-10:10Trends in secure design

Government requirements for secure document design have evolved over the last decade to follow trends in security features development and to keep up with technologies available to fraudsters to attack documents. This presentation will show how the boundaries of design and industrialisation are being stretched to test the limits of these technologies and therefore make the work of counterfeiters more complex and challenging.

Toni Kaskiala
Head of Security Design Department, Government Business Unit
Gemalto Oy __ Finland

10:10-10:30Estonian ID card security flaw

In the autumn of 2017, Estonia successfully solved a security vulnerability that affected approximately 800,000 ID card users. The key to success was remote renewal, open risk management, and close public private cooperation between the government institutions and e-service providers.

Kaija Kirch
Adviser-Expert, Development Department
Estonian Police and Border Guard Board __ Estonia

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Session 3 __
Enhancing the security ecosystem
ChairErick Lacourrège _ CEO, Banknotes Division, Banque de France _ France

11:15-11:35The product environmental footprint of security documents

The European Central Bank, an environmentally conscious institution, will repeat a full assessment of the environmental impact of euro banknotes using the newly developed Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method, with the support of the Commission. An experience that might be of interest to central banks and to producers or issuers of security documents alike.

Antonio J. Arrieta
Principal Production Expert, Currency Management Division
European Central Bank __ Germany

An De Schryver
Policy Officer
European Commission, DG ENV B1 Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption __ Belgium

11:35-11:55Responding to the currency counterfeiting threat

INTERPOL’s Project S-Print aims to prevent proliferation of industrially produced counterfeit components for currencies and other security documents. With an apparent increase in unscrupulous manufacturing companies offering security features suitable for counterfeiting of banknotes, passports, and other security documents, INTERPOL initiates a renewed and broad international effort to address this matter.

Malik Alibegovic
Forensic Analyst
INTERPOL Lyon __ France

11:55-12:15Chemical analysis adds values to banknote lifecycle management

From raw materials through the formulated ink and final printed document to the mutilated banknote, chemical analysis offers insights into health and safety implications and product performance.

Benjamin Debrus
Senior Chemist
SICPA SA __ Switzerland

Ünige A. Laskay
Senior Chemist
SICPA SA __ Switzerland

12:15-12:30 Q&A

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session 4 __
Identification beyond documents
ChairR. Michael Holly _ Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services - United States of America

11:15-11:35IATA One ID: collaboration for seamless, efficient, and more secure air travel

The use of a trusted digital identity, a collaborative identity management platform, and biometric technologies will enable passengers to assert their identity online and off-airport, thereby arriving at the airport ‘ready to fly’.

Louise Cole
Manager Identity Management Solutions
International Air Transport Association (IATA) __ Switzerland

11:35-11:55Document security verification and the Schengen Master List

Interoperability and smooth document checks are improved when conformity to standard is verified and ensured. Authentication of data in the document requires the trusted availability of CSCA certificates. The presentation will provide an overview of the European Commission JRC activities in document security verification and on the Schengen Master List.

Antonia Rana
Project Manager - Scientific Research
European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre __ Italy

11:55-12:15Blockchain and its potential impact on secure identification

Use-case based analysis on suitability of technologies like blockchain, smartcontract etc. for secure identification. Some future outlook of blockchain 2.0.

Ji Zheng
Marketing Manager
Infineon Technologies __ Germany

12:15-12:30 Q&A

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session 5 __
Going digital: risks and opportunities
ChairYves Timmermans _ Senior Adviser Banknote Strategy and European Affairs, National Bank of Belgium _ Belgium

14:00-14:20Issuing a CBDC? Possible motives and modalities

Why would a central bank wish to issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC)? I will review the main reasons, distinguishing between demand and supply-related factors, and will detail the various forms a CBDC could take. All views expressed are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of the Banque de France or the Eurosystem.

Christian Pfister
Adviser to the Governor
Banque de France __ France

14:20-14:40Successful dismantling of an illegal digital print shop

This presentation focuses on the dismantling of a print shop that took place in the Netherlands in January 2019.

Marsel Wachter
Senior Member Team Identity Fraud/Document Expert
Dutch National Police __ The Netherlands

14:40-15:00Central Bank Digital Currency – justifications and implications from a central bank’s view

The presentation will discuss reasons for considering CBDC, focusing on the situation in Norway, and key factors that the central bank must take into account.

Leif Veggum
Director, Cashier’s Department
Central Bank of Norway __ Norway

15:00-15:15 Q&A

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Session 6 __
From cradle to grave
ChairAlberto Sánchez Bermejo _ Director of Identification Documents and Smart Cards Department, Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT) _ Spain

14:00-14:20Differences in identity definition in Africa and Europe

African governments purchase (unsuited) European-inspired identity and eGovernance tools to achieve the objective of identifying and administering governance to their citizens. This presentation will explain the main differences in the African identification process vis-à-vis European ID management models, and how western technology can be bridged to address such challenges.

Charles Kwabena Boakye
Identity Management Expert
Rocstone __ Ghana

14:40-15:00Sharing and authenticating in Latin America

This presentation throws light on Latin American cases where ID information is shared among different institutions for authentication purposes and explains how technology is being used to do so without that information being compromised or regulations being breached.

Ike Vander Horst
Operations Director
Thomas Greg & Sons de Mexico __ Mexico

15:00-15:15 Q&A

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Session 7 __
Innovative technologies in new banknote series
ChairBernd Kümmerle _ Managing Director, Head of Banknote Solutions, G+D Currency Technology _ Germany

15:45-16:05New Armenian banknotes and an educational smartphone app

This paper will look into the making of а new generation of Armenian banknotes, from the design phase to the choice of substrate and security features, and will then outline the structure of the accompanying mobile apps developed for both Android and iOS platforms.

Nune Teryan
Head of Currency Issue Division, Money Circulation Department
Central Bank of Armenia __ Armenia

16:05-16:25Innovating while reducing the development time of a new banknote

The initial demand for a higher denomination banknote quickly revealed the need for a whole new banknote family. Modern design tools, combined with both traditional and innovative security measures, allowed us to achieve that objective in record time.

Myriam Fernández
Manager of Strategic Planning of Treasury
Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) __ Argentina

16:25-16:45Creating value through effective relationships

This presentation will discuss the compliant behaviour between bidding suppliers and ordering central banks during tender procedures.

Sam Shivute
Director Banking Services Department
Bank of Namibia __ Namibia

16:45-17:05Aspects of the banknote contributing to the economic and social coherence of society

Cash is fighting for its rightful position, competing with alternative means of payment. This presentation will demonstrate how it contributes to the national economy and social coherence of a prospering society, and why its function as a means of payment makes creating and producing cash a continuously dynamic process for all involved.

Johannes Schaede
Technical Director
KBA-NotaSys __ Switzerland

17:05-17:20 Q&A

Session 8 __
Innovation and interoperability
ChairTom Kinneging _ Convenor ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17 Working Group 3 _ The Netherlands

15:45-16:05ePassport validation: a practical experience

The chip in the ePassport was intended to serve as an additional security feature. The increased trust was quickly recognised and adoption of ePassports has exceeded all expectations. However, has the experience at the border matched the expectation? This presentation highlights the practical issues faced in validating ePassports at the border.

R. Rajeshkumar
Chief Executive
Auctorizium __ Singapore

16:05-16:25Investigating the impact of printing technique and substrate on the OCR quality of ID documents

The OCR quality of ID cards and passports from all over the world was scrutinised using the world’s only reference implementation of ISO/IEC 30116 - the latest standard for MRZ testing. An overview of the outcomes will be presented.

Johannes Bartl
Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies __ Germany

16:25-16:45Human vs. machine authentication features - Recent examples

ICAO recently released its Best practice guidelines for optical machine authentication. Drawing on examples of security elements suitable for both visible and machine authentication, we will appraise the impact of these guidelines on document security and counterfeit deterrence.

Ulrich Schneider
Specialist Document Examiner
Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Forensic Science Institute, KT 54 – Questioned Documents, ID-Systems __ Germany

16:45-17:05ABC – Where are the gaps? And how can prudent document designs close these?

Demonstrating the untapped potential for using robust, copy-resistant physical security features as an integral part of document check routines at automatic border controls.

John Peters
Head New Business
OVD Kinegram __ Switzerland

17:05-17:20 Q&A

Friday 25/10/2019Parallel sessions

Session 9 __
Cash cycle: the infrastructure of the future
ChairRalph Rotzler _ Head of Branch Operations and Cash Processing, Deutsche Bundesbank _ Germany

09:30-09:50Advanced currency management – The future role of the central bank

Although cash remains by far the most important means of payment, economic and social transactions are becoming increasingly digitalised. We are undoubtedly entering a new era where state-of-the-art cash cycle solutions and data intelligence foster efficiency in the contemporary cash cycle.

Marc-Julian Siewert
Group Vice-President, Head of Value Added Solutions and Services
G+D Currency Technology __ Germany

09:50-10:10Cash cycle transformation in Egypt

The project of building the new printworks and central cash center of the Central Bank of Egypt forms the basis for the new cash cycle structure of the country. This presentation depicts the implementation of this ongoing gigantic project and how it results in more efficient processes.

Khaled Farouk
Sub-Governor Banknote Printing House
Central Bank of Egypt __ Egypt

10:10-10:30Overview of the cash cycle in Georgia

This presentation will discuss the key aspects of the Georgian cash cycle.

Nana Koberidze
Head of Cash Circulation and Currency Production Division
National Bank of Georgia __ Georgia

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Session 10 __
What’s in your face?
ChairRenée Ong-de Jong _ Research & Development Advisor Travel Documents, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations _ The Netherlands

09:30-09:50Spanish express ID

The Express ID is a new system designed to facilitate the renewal of Spanish national ID cards without change of data. It consists in a special module whereby a civil servant attends to three citizens simultaneously.

Yolanda Pérez Tocino
International Secretary, Identity Documents Division
Spanish National Police Force __ Spain

Alberto Sánchez Bermejo
Director of Identification Documents and Smart Cards Department
Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre-Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM) __ Spain

09:50-10:10A new era in face recognition

Face recognition accuracy has improved massively over the last five years, fostering an expanded industry and new applications. The talk will review progress, possibilities and remaining challenges.

Patrick Grother
Computer Scientist
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) __ United States of America

10:10-10:30State-of-the-art morphing detection (SOTAMD)

The vulnerability of biometric systems to so-called morphed face image attacks in processes related to identity document application and automated border control has been revealed. SOTAMD will address this and evaluate, if and to what extent, the current state-of-the-art of Morphing Attack Detection mechanisms are sufficiently mature to be deployed as an immediate response.

Christoph Busch
Hochschule Darmstadt (HDA) __ Germany
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) __ Norway

Dinusha Frings
Research Manager, National Office for Identity Data
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations __ The Netherlands

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

Panel __

11:10-12:30The impact of changing ownership structures on the banknote supply chain

The banknote supply chain is undergoing massive changes: companies are cutting costs as a result of overcapacity; mergers, acquisitions and sales of printers and papermakers have occurred; and the delocalisation of manufacturing operations is more frequent. How does this changing landscape affect long-standing customer relationships, business continuity management, and business decisions? Is this trend increasing the efficiency of the industry or undermining its core values?

Ole Krohn
Finance Commentator
TV 2 News __ Denmark

Vincent Bonnier
Director General, Banknote Manufacturing Department
Banque de France __ France

Toby Davies
Head of Banknote Resilience
Bank of England __ United Kingdom

Ross Holliday
Portals __ United Kingdom

Bolette Møller
Head of Procurement and Quality
National Bank of Denmark __ Denmark

Wolfram Seidemann
G+D Currency Technology __ Germany

Annemarie Watson
Crane Currency __ United States of America
Panel __

11:15-12:30 Crossing borders and boundaries

The challenges associated with managing borders today are compounded by the growing number of travellers, immigrants and refugees. This panel will discuss the streamlining of border crossing systems, how best to identify and track refugees, and innovative ideas to tackle the borders of the future.

Andreas Lucchini
Senior Manager
PwC __ Luxembourg

Florian G. Forster
Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), International Organization for Migration (IOM) __ Switzerland

Claudio Kavrecic
Head of Centre of Excellence for Combating Document Fraud
Frontex __ Poland

Silvia Kolligs-Tuffery
Team Leader Document Security
European Commission __ Belgium

Jonathan Rochon
Technical Advisor, Secure Documents
Government of Canada __ Canada

Matt Schneider
Land Innovation Director, Entry/Exit Transformation
U.S. Customs and Border Protection __ United States of America
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