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Our 2022 line up

Whether you want to join the conversation in-person or sit back and take it all in online, we're bringing together cutting-edge content to help you build new skills and explore emerging trends in currency and identity.

Join us for a robust line-up of timely sessions, panel discussions and live Q&As as prominent experts, industry leaders and influential minds take to our stage in Lyon, France on 06-08/04/2022.

Stay tuned! Check back regularly as more speakers are being added.

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Nick Jankel
CEO & Chief Transformation Officer
Switch On Worldwide United Kingdom
Xavier Banchelin
Digital Document Security R&D Director
Thales DIS SA France
Silke Bargstädt-Franke
Head of Division, Cyber Security for Digitalisation and Electronic Identities
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Germany
Daniel Bilow
Project Lead Next Generation Passport, Office Director for Acceptance Facility Oversight (AFO)
U.S. Department of State United States of America
Nick Butt
Head of the Future of Money Division
Bank of England United Kingdom
Mark Erlich
Head of eID Department
Information System Authority Estonia
Catherine Fankhauser
Identity Security Solutions Director
SICPA SA Switzerland
Michael Fuchs
Head of the Unit for Passports, ID Cards and e-ID
Federal Ministry of the Interior Austria
Stefan Hardt
Director General of Cash Management
Deutsche Bundesbank Germany
Caroline Hütte
Policy Officer
Ministry of the Interior, Identity Management, Passports and ID Cards Germany
Ángel Laín
Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation
Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM) Spain
Henry Leung
Global Segment Manager, Identification, Specialty Films
Covestro Deutschland Germany
Marco Marsella
Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing Unit, DG CONNECT
European Commission Luxembourg
Thomas Moser
Alternate Member of the Governing Board
Swiss National Bank Switzerland
Len Olijar
Director
US Bureau of Engraving and Printing United States of America
Anthony Pizzari
Senior Program Officer
Canada Border Services Agency Canada
Harriet Plumb
Regional Sales Director
Portals United Kingdom
Lukas Praml
CEO
Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) Austria
Alex Saunders
Specialist Identity Document Examiner
National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU) United Kingdom
Jurgen Schaaf
Adviser to the Senior Management of Market Infrastructure and Payments
European Central Bank Germany
Helena Tejero
Director of Cash and Issue Department
Banco de España Spain
Mario Valls Martín
International Services Director
Loomis Spain Spain
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Nick Jankel
CEO & Chief Transformation Officer
Switch On Worldwide United Kingdom
Thursday 07/04/2022 09:20-10:00 Plenary __ Currency and identity: preparing for the future Keynote Currency+Identity Auditorium Lumière Keynote

Nick is an award-winning scientist and the founder of Switch On Worldwide. His ideas, tools and original research are designed to take the pain out of business transformation, blast through the barriers that block innovation, and eradicate the dysfunction of teams so that every organisation can forge the future.

Originally an expert on the ‘outer game’ of business change - leading innovation, customer-driven strategy, branding and marketing for companies like Xbox, Nike, PlayStation, Disney and Microsoft to name a few - Nick realised the hard way that the ‘inner game’ - purpose, leadership, mindset and culture - is where the secret to long-term success resides. Companies that don't get this end up failing the future rather than creating it. Because both global risks and more creative and agile competitors disrupt them eventually, no matter what.

A former medic, Nick uses the latest biology to show that every person is born for breakthrough, but that old thinking and old habits get in the way of the continuous transformations they need to stay relevant in a VUCANS world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, Networked and Stressed).

Nick has spent 25 years cracking the code on breakthrough change and how to use science, wisdom and entrepreneurial tools to hack through hearts, minds and culture to wrestle breakthroughs from the jaws of chaos.

A polymath, he has forged a rigorous and cohesive pathway, philosophy and toolkit for consciously and strategically unleashing and implementing transformational change called the Switch On Way. It can cut through any treacle to make transformation happen, engage hearts and minds in purposeful change and seize world-changing opportunities to create exponential value before anyone else has even spotted them.

Nick is an advisor to organisations as diverse as Novartis, LEGO, Nike, No. 10 Downing Street, the State Department, Oxfam, Unilever and BBC, which all share the ambition to shape a compelling future for their stakeholders. He hosted his own TV series on BBC TV, has been featured in the Financial Times and The Economist, and taught at London Business School and Yale.

Nick obtained a Triple 1st Class degree in Medicine & Philosophy from University of Cambridge. He is the author of a number of books on creativity, leadership and change, including the international bestseller Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity with the New Science & Spirit of Breakthrough (2015) and Spiritual Atheist: A Quest to Unite Science and Wisdom into a Radical New Life Philosophy to Thrive in the Digital Age (2018), which tackles key issues facing our world; such as how to re-calibrate capitalism, solve our political crises and ensure that technology works for all.

KEYNOTE __ Leading in and through crises

In his keynote, Nick Jankel will explore some of the crises unfolding within our current world, from intense climate change and generational conflicts to the digital revolution, helping us make sense of the many complexities and uncertainties. Introducing a framework for understanding how the future might emerge—and for envisioning a future we would like our organisations play a leadership role in. He suggests that all crises are opportunities for someone as they open up space for much-needed innovation and business transformation. After presenting a map for how to harness a crisis for necessary, lasting, and positive change, Nick will finish by showing that, by taking charge of change as leaders, we can never let a crisis go to waste.

Xavier Banchelin
Digital Document Security R&D Director
Thales DIS SA France
Thursday 07/04/2022 15:20-15:40 Session 6 __ Coexistence of physical and digital identity Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Xavier Banchelin is currently Digital Document Security R&D Director in the Identity & Biometric Solution Business Line of Thales, where he drives the development and program management of chip-enabled solutions for identity documents.

As a R&D professional with in-depth experience of smartcard-related technologies, Xavier joined Thales 25 years ago and has held various engineering positions in France and Singapore, contributing to the deployment of several new key technologies such as the Javacards™ or electronic passports.

Xavier is a Graduate Engineer from Ecole Centrale Marseille, France.

Don’t underestimate the role of the micro controller and its secure embedded software in secure document in the permanent race against fraud

Fraud in travel documents not only targets visual features but also the chip, which is a strong feature that securely stores the traveller’s data, using strong security mechanisms. We will review the mechanism used, as well as the latest innovation around the secure embedded software to maintain the lead over fraudsters, in particular the change in security certification and the ability to push security updates in the field.

Silke Bargstädt-Franke
Head of Division, Cyber Security for Digitalisation and Electronic Identities
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Germany
Thursday 07/04/2022 11:15-11:35 Session 4 __ Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Silke Bargstädt-Franke has been heading the Division of Cyber Security for Digitalisation and Electronic Identities at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) since March 2021. In this role, she is responsible for cybersecurity aspects in the continuous growing field of digitalisation projects of the federal government, with a focus on secure electronic identities.

Beforehand, Silke worked as Global Vice President Product Management at Veridos GmbH and was in charge of the complete product portfolio. She joined G+D/Veridos in 2009 and held several leadership positions in Project- and Product Management.

Silke started her career in 1999 taking over different functions in Development, Project Management and Technical Marketing at Infineon Technologies/Qimonda A.G. She is based in Bonn and holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Smart eID - The digital ID for Germany innovations via specialty films

Since 2017, the German eID – which offers an online functionality to citizens to use eGovernment services up to the eIDAS trust level ‘high’ - can be used with the NFC interface of a smartphone and the free-of-charge software ‘AusweisApp2’. In 2021, an additional and more convenient add-on to the online function will be released: the Smart-eID. This solution stores the German eID as a digital ID on smartphones. Details of the new Smart-eID will be shown, including its use as additional identification and authentication method for governmental and commercial services.

Daniel Bilow
Project Lead Next Generation Passport, Office Director for Acceptance Facility Oversight (AFO)
U.S. Department of State United States of America
Wednesday 06/04/2022 11:50-12:10 Plenary __ Currency and identity: preparing for the future Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Daniel (Dan) Bilow is the Project Lead for the Next Generation Passport (NGP) with the U.S. Department of State. He is responsible for the overall rollout and delivery of the NGP and the associated printers across 29 passport agencies and print centres. Additionally, Dan is the Office Director for Acceptance Facility Oversight (AFO), leading a dynamic team of 40 individuals and conducting inspections of passport acceptance facilities.

Prior to his employment at the Department of State, he worked for Thales and focused on business development for U.S. naval/maritime programmes for 10 years. Dan served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Officer for seven years and then served as a Project Manager for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Dan’s selection as the project lead of the NGP programme is a testament to his 27 years of leadership and project management experience in both private industry and government programmes.

Next Generation Passport – A retrospect of the 2021 launch in the United States

The presentation will highlight the successes and challenges that the U.S. Department of State faced in 2020-2021 with the roll out of the Next Generation Passport across 29 locations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nick Butt
Head of the Future of Money Division
Bank of England United Kingdom
Thursday 07/04/2022 09:50-10:10 Session 1 __ Post-COVID-19 commerce: impact on the use of cash Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Nick Butt is the Head of the Future of Money Division at the Bank of England. He is responsible for forward looking policy, economics, as well as research on banknotes and digital currencies.

Nick has previously worked in several areas of the Bank: from 2015-2020, he led on the design and implementation of the Bank’s monetary policy and financial stability operations in the sterling market. Prior to that, he was a senior economist in the Bank’s monetary analysis area.

Nick holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics.

Post-COVID cash: future trends, innovation, and policy responses

The presentation will cover recent payment trends and how these have accelerated in the last two years, following the impact of COVID-19. Given the declining use of cash, but its continued importance, the presentation will explain how the industry and authorities in the UK are responding to ensure that cash remains on a sustainable and resilient footing. Finally, the presentation will touch on the Bank’s work on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), how this work is motivated by changes in money and payments, and is also consistent with the Bank’s commitment to continue to meet the public’s demand for physical banknotes.

Mark Erlich
Head of eID Department
Information System Authority Estonia
Friday 08/04/2022 11:50-12:50 Panel __ Currency and identity post-COVID Panel Currency+Identity Auditorium Pasteur Panellist

Mark Erlich has over 15 years’ experience in electronic identity, digital signatures, and related technical solutions. Involved in both technical and legal tasks throughout his career, he has acquired good skills in public sector IT solutions and building e-Governance.

Since 2010 Mark has been working at the Information System Authority, the authority responsible for public sector IT security and fundamental components of e-Government in Estonia.

In his current position as Head of the eID Department, Mark oversees the department in charge of electronic identity architecture, strategic management, digital signature software, and related web-services.

Panel __ Currency and identity post-COVID

The entire world has been deeply affected by COVID-19. And so has our industry, be it by the reduction in the daily use of cash or by the restrictions on the movement of people. This panel will explore the lessons learned from the outbreak, and how these may contribute to reshaping the future of our currency and identity documents.

Catherine Fankhauser
Identity Security Solutions Director
SICPA SA Switzerland
Thursday 07/04/2022 16:30-16:50 Session 8 __ Digital Travel Credentials – the next era of identification? Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

After a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a Master of Science in Cellular Biology and a PhD in Organic Chemistry, Cathy Fankhauser debuted her career in pharmaceuticals. In 2002, Cathy joined SICPA as an organic chemist, designing and synthesising security ink elements, and was promoted to Solution Laboratory Manager, where she was involved in the customisation of security solutions, track & trace projects, and analysis of suspicious items.

Cathy’s SICPA career changed direction in 2008, when she took up sales development positions - first as Technical Sales Manager and then as Sales Director for security documents inks in 2010. In 2019, she was appointed Director, responsible for the strategic business development of SICPA Identity Security Solutions with a strong focus on digital identity.

Frictionless travel in digital times – possibility or pipedream?

How can emerging digital initiatives help streamline the passenger experience while ensuring efficient and secure vetting? We explore the complementarity of two approaches: Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), including possible use-cases and the potential benefits and drawbacks for the travel industry.

Michael Fuchs
Head of the Unit for Passports, ID Cards and e-ID
Federal Ministry of the Interior Austria
Thursday 07/04/2022 11:35-11:55 Session 4 __ Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Michael Fuchs is Head of the Unit for Passports, ID Cards and e-ID at the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior since 2006.

Michael is responsible for the issuance of passports and ID cards, and for the registration of the electronic ID at the authorities.

He also represents Austria in the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The new Austrian national ID card - how to provide 'protection through inspection' by handing citizens an easy tool to validate

The new Austrian ID card - how to provide ‘protection through inspection’ by handing citizens an easy validation tool.

Stefan Hardt
Director General of Cash Management
Deutsche Bundesbank Germany
Thursday 07/04/2022 09:30-09:50 Post-COVID-19 commerce: impact on the use of cash Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Stefan Hardt trained as a bank clerk and worked as a loan consultant before joining the Deutsche Bundesbank in 1985. After graduating in Business Administration from the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences, he held various positions in cashless payments and banking supervision at the Central Office in Frankfurt am Main.

In 1996, having successfully completed the civil servant training programme for admission to the Higher Service, Stefan was appointed Deputy Head of the Internal and External Procedures in Cash Payment Operations Division, and subsequently promoted Head of the Future of Cash Office in 2005.

Stefan became Head of the Cash Payments and Automated Cash Processing Division in 2006 and Deputy Director of General Cash Management in 2009. He was then named President of the Bundesbank's Regional Office in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

Since January 2015, Stefan is Director General of Cash Management.

Lockdown for cash – but will demand recover?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp increase in banknotes in circulation around the world, and yet the overall use of cash at the point of sale has declined. Cashless payment instruments, on the other hand, have gained greater acceptance, which has led to more frequent use globally. But how will cash demand change once a new normal sets in?

Caroline Hütte
Policy Officer
Ministry of the Interior, Identity Management, Passports and ID Cards Germany
Thursday 07/04/2022 11:15-12:30 Session 4 - Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification Identity Salon Pasteur Chair

Caroline Hütte works as a Policy Officer in Division DV 2 – Identity Managment, Passports and Identity Documents at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, in Berlin.

Her focus includes contract management around passports and ID cards, as well as electronic identification procedures, and the review of the eIDAS regulation.

Before completing her legal traineeship, Caroline studied Law at the University of Münster, Germany and at the American University, Washington D.C. Additionally, she holds an LL.M. in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Session 4 - Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification

Physical ID documents are the foundation of our identity ecosystem. Staying ahead of counterfeiting is driving industry to develop new, even more secure, overt and covert features for traditional documents as well as alternative forms of identity tokens. Such documents and tokens can be used in situations beyond border control.

Ángel Laín
Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation
Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM) Spain
Thursday 07/04/2022 16:50-17:10 Session 8 __ Digital Travel Credentials – the next era of identification? Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Ángel Laín is the Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation Department at the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM). He has more than 20 years’ experience in electronic means of identification, such as cryptographic cards and electronic certificates.

Ángel participated in the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure Experts’ group in the area of European self-sovereign identity.

Identity model based on decentralised verifiable credentials

The European Commission announced its intention to promote a secure European identity model with a technology that would allow citizens to identify themselves. Which data is used and how is it used? This objective is close to the self-sovereign identity model. Can decentralised verifiable credentials become the future of the European identity solution?

Henry Leung
Global Segment Manager, Identification, Specialty Films
Covestro Deutschland Germany
Thursday 07/04/2022 11:55-12:15 Session 4 - Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Henry Leung is the Global Identification Segment Manager in the business entity Specialty Films at Covestro. In this position, he is leading the company’s identification segment initiatives and positioning its world-renowned specialty films solutions to create secure ID documents.

Henry has been in the secure identification industry for over 15 years and participated as a speaker and moderator in a number of international trade shows and conferences.

Prior to joining Covestro, Henry worked as Senior Marketing Manager at Entrust, where he was responsible for driving its government vertical marketing initiatives in Asia Pacific. He was also Senior Business Development Manager at NEC Corporation and helped the company to best position its government identity, border control, public safety, and biometrics technologies worldwide.

Pushing boundaries in ID document innovations via specialty films

The presentation will focus on ID market trends and innovative concepts leveraging polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane films to create highly secure identification documents.

Marco Marsella
Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing Unit, DG CONNECT
European Commission Luxembourg
Thursday 07/04/2022 09:50-10:10 Session 2 __ How did the pandemic change the identity and travel continuum Panel Identity Salon Pasteur Panellist

Marco Marsella is Head of the eHealth, Well-Being, and Ageing Unit at the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission.

From 2016 to June 2018, Marco led the Unit responsible for the Web Accessibility Directive, Safer Internet and Language Technologies.

He has worked on policy development, innovation and research implementation in the areas of digital content, technologies for learning, e-inclusion and assistive technologies.

Panel __ The latest on vaccination certificates

Vaccination certificates are a key factor in re-establishing social life and the recovery of international travel. Internationally, two sets of specifications are widely used - the EU’s DCC and ICAO’s VDS-NC, both based on WHO-defined foundations. After two years of the pandemic, this panel will discuss the current state of play and the benefits, risks and future of digital health proofs.

Thomas Moser
Alternate Member of the Governing Board
Swiss National Bank Switzerland
Friday 08/04/2022 11:50-12:50 Panel __ Currency and identity post-COVID Panel Currency+Identity Auditorium Pasteur Panellist

Thomas Moser is an Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank.

Before joining the Swiss National Bank, Thomas was an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Managing Committee of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; a Member of the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Ltd.; and a Member of the Advisory Board of the NZZ Swiss International Finance Forum.

Thomas holds a Master’s and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Panel __ Currency and identity post-COVID

The entire world has been deeply affected by COVID-19. And so has our industry, be it by the reduction in the daily use of cash or by the restrictions on the movement of people. This panel will explore the lessons learned from the outbreak, and how these may contribute to reshaping the future of our currency and identity documents.

Len Olijar
Director
US Bureau of Engraving and Printing United States of America
Friday 08/04/2022 09:30-09:50 Session 9 __ Currency management today and tomorrow Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Len Olijar became the Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in 2015, after serving as BEP’s Deputy Director for three years. He has worked at BEP for more than 33 years in positions of increasing responsibility.

The mission of BEP is to develop and produce U.S. currency, trusted worldwide. Under Len’s leadership, BEP is taking strategic action to execute a complete recapitalisation; build a replacement facility in the Washington D.C., area; expand the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas; redesign the nation’s currency to keep it secure; and complete a transformation from quality inspection to quality assurance. As Deputy Director, Len was also responsible for overseeing all operational activities at BEP, and led the establishment of a Lean Six Sigma program to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Len graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado in 1987.

Planning for a new facility in a pandemic

As the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is designing a new world-class production facility in the Washington, D.C. area, the environmental impact of the facility and the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are driving changes to the requirements. This presentation will explore the implementation of many design modifications that have been made to reduce its environmental footprint and operate in a ‘new normal’ environment.

Anthony Pizzari
Senior Program Officer
Canada Border Services Agency Canada
Thursday 07/04/2022 09:30-09:50 Session 2 __ How did the pandemic change the identity and travel continuum Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Anthony Pizzari has been with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for 21 years.

He started his career as an Immigration Officer at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. In 2005, he moved to the CBSA Document Analysis Unit in Toronto where he reviewed suspected fraudulent documents intercepted at the port of entry.

From 2013 to 2017, Anthony worked overseas in Nigeria and China as a Visa Officer before taking up a position at the National Document Centre in Ottawa.

Anthony holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The disruptive impact of COVID-related documentation at the Canadian border

The need for travellers to present a valid COVID-19 test prior and a Proof of Vaccination certificate to travel was/is necessary to protect the health of citizens and economic activity, but verifying these results has presented challenges to Border Officers and how borders are managed. This presentation will explore how the pandemic has disrupted the identity and travel continuum from a Canadian perspective and how digital and paper documentation need to work together to help overcome these challenges.

Harriet Plumb
Regional Sales Director
Portals United Kingdom
Friday 08/04/2022 09:50-10:10 Session 10 __ The latest in counterfeiting technologies and the need for second-factor authentication Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Harriet Plumb has worked in the identity and security documents sector for six years and currently holds the position of Regional Sales Director at Portals.

Responsible for the growth of Portal’s global passport and secure document business, Harriet has a strong understanding of the sector and solid professional relationships with many of the leading security printers, issuing authorities and government agencies, such as the National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), across the world.

Prior to joining Portals, Harriet worked as specialist legal advisor within the private client legal field, having graduated from the University of Lincoln, England, with a LLB Law Degree.

Collaborative awareness programmes as an effective countermeasure against the latest threats to identity documents

This presentation will focus on the latest threats against the UK passport and on the importance of training and partnerships with identity document manufacturers in empowering border officials, amongst other tactics, to confidently identify fake documents. We will argue that reliance on technology is not a good thing. Whilst we must advance, it is undeniable that something as simple as a high-quality cylinder mould watermark remains an effective countermeasure.

Lukas Praml
CEO
Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) Austria
Thursday 07/04/2022 11:35-11:55 Session 4 __ Old dog – New tricks: new security features and new forms of identification Presentation Identity Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Lukas Praml has been the CEO of the Austrian State Printing House since 2013, focusing on secure digital identities, innovation and exponential technologies.

Lukas also acts as an Executive Board Member of the Austrian State Printing House’s subsidiary: youniqx Identity AG. In close cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, both companies conceptualised, developed, and successfully launched the new Austrian ID card (Austrian State Printing House), as well as the accompanying digital smartphone app (youniqx Identity AG) that allows citizens to easily check the validity of the document.

Lukas studied Communications Engineering and International Business Economics in Austria and holds a master’s degree from the University of Vienna, Austria.

The new Austrian national ID card - how to provide 'protection through inspection' by handing citizens an easy tool to validate

The new Austrian ID card - how to provide ‘protection through inspection’ by handing citizens an easy validation tool.

Alex Saunders
Specialist Identity Document Examiner
National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU) United Kingdom
Friday 08/04/2022 09:50-10:10 Session 10 __ The latest in counterfeiting technologies and the need for second-factor authentication Presentation Identity Salon Pasteur Speaker

Alex Saunders is Specialist Identity Document Examiner attached to the National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU) of the United Kingdom Home Office, Borders and Enforcement Directorate. NDFU is the Home Office’s centre of expertise in the examination of travel documents and its centre of information concerning passports and travel documents.

Alex has worked at the NDFU since 2002, focusing on security document examinations and on the delivery of training in security document manufacture and the detection of fraudulent documents. She has extensive experience in providing training and advice to a wide variety of stakeholders within the UK Government and overseas. She is responsible for overseeing national training programmes, and for developing packages and programmes for the Home Office and other government departments.

Prior to joining NDFU, Alex worked with the UK Immigration Service at London Heathrow Airport and on attachment with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in China. Alex holds a Master of Science in the specialism of Identity Document Examination from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Collaborative awareness programmes as an effective countermeasure against the latest threats to identity documents

This presentation will focus on the latest threats against the UK passport and on the importance of training and partnerships with identity document manufacturers in empowering border officials, amongst other tactics, to confidently identify fake documents. We will argue that reliance on technology is not a good thing. Whilst we must advance, it is undeniable that something as simple as a high-quality cylinder mould watermark remains an effective countermeasure.

Jurgen Schaaf
Adviser to the Senior Management of Market Infrastructure and Payments
European Central Bank Germany
Thursday 07/04/2022 15:00-15:20 Session 5 __ The evolution and revolution of Central Bank Digital Currency Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Jürgen Schaaf has been Adviser to the Senior Management of Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank (ECB) since November 2019. He is currently focusing on central bank digital currencies and retail payments strategies.

Beforehand, Jürgen was Counsellor to the Executive Board of the ECB (December 2012-October 2019) and Secretary of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Project Team (December 2012- December 2013).

Before joining the ECB, he was the Personal Adviser to the Governor of Banque Centrale du Luxembourg. In previous occupations, Jürgen worked as ECB watcher at Börsen-Zeitung, a German financial daily, and as Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank.

Jürgen studied Economics at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany and the University of Kent, England, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Philipps-University of Marburg.

Digital euro

Jürgen will discuss digital euro as a complement to cash, ensuring citizens access to a safe form of money in the digital age.

Helena Tejero
Director of Cash and Issue Department
Banco de España Spain
Thursday 07/04/2022 16:50-17:10 Session 7 __ Access to cash: challenges and new approaches Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Helena Tejero joined the Banco de España in 2006 to lead the implementation of the Operational Risk Management System throughout the bank and, later, in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).

At the end of 2014, she became Director of the Cash and Issue Department, and represents the Banco de España in the Banknotes Committee (BANCO) of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Coin Commission at the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM).

Helena taught a master’s degree in Public Management and has over 35 years of experience working and / or practicing as a consultant in the financial sector, both nationally and internationally. She holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, and a master's degree in Financial and Stock Management from the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.

Cash infrastructure and cash access vulnerability in Spain

The presentation will focus on access to cash throughout Spain and, based on the socio-demographic characteristics, the level of exposure to the risk of cash-related exclusion of Spanish citizens in different regions.

Mario Valls Martín
International Services Director
Loomis Spain Spain
Thursday 07/04/2022 10:10-10:30 Session 1 __ Post-COVID-19 commerce: impact on the use of cash Presentation Currency Auditorium Pasteur Speaker

Mario Valls Martín is a professional in the Cash-in-Transit (CIT) business, with over 25 years’ experience at Loomis, where he has held several positions, starting as Branch Manager in Madrid and rising to his current role of International Services Director for Spain and Portugal.

Mario holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain and completed several professional courses in logistics and international trade. He also teaches a master’s in Transportation & Logistics Management at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.

Cash and security in the new normal

The pandemic has changed the conventional perception of risk and sparked a new debate in which processes previously considered from the perspective of their strict operational functionality must now also be seen as a critical infrastructure. Cash has been revealed to be a basic infrastructure of key importance to our economy and society.