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Conference program

The program with top experts, professionals and industry stakeholders is focussed to discuss the world around Digital Identity and best practices. The overall theme of 2013: What is the value of  (y)our digital identity.

Conference themes
This (un)-conference event will consist of debates, workshops, and presentations in four tracks focussing on:

For more information about the call for presentations, click here!

Open Space Program principle
Our program is kept provisional until the last moment so we are able to include the most recent news and developments from the world of highly innovative and changing business of digital identity.

This blogpost provides more information on how to attend an Open Space.

Program committee
We proudly like to present our program committee of IDentity.Next’13:

Robert Garskamp (IDnext)

Robert is founder of the IDnext association, entrepeneur and advisor on digital identity matters.

He has started his career at Unisource, a pan-European organization owned by KPN, Swisscom and Telia providing international voice, data internet and messaging services to a broad array of (multinational) corporations located primarily in Europe. Job rotation within Unisource (which later became AUCS, Infonet and then BT Infonet) has led to managing projects of delivering messaging and directory related services.

In the last ten years and in his previous position as sr. Project manager at Everett, he was able to extend his knowledge and experience by managing and delivering Digital Identity, security, risk management and compliance projects/programmes in a variety of sectors like government, education, financial and telco.

Robert is member of eema since 2001 and was elected for board of directors in 2004. Eema members have - at the annual conference of eema in london in june 2008 - elected Robert as vice-chairman of eema and he is also responsible for organising the Benelux RIG meetings.

Tony Fish (iNeed)

Tony brings over twenty years of professional delivery capability with leading brands, high growth companies and in venture capital, he has board level executive experience crossing digital, web, telecoms, mobile and TV.

He is passionate about technology and has a truly innovative flair. He is known for delivery, clear decision making, simple no-nonsense attitude, robust financial views, dealing with complexity and governance controls.

Tony is a consummate professional, acknowledged public speaker and avid supporter of early stage growth tech companies. He is also an accomplished author: “My Digital Footprint: a two sided business model where your privacy will be someone else’s business” 

Marijke Salters (Logius)

Marijke is advisor BFS at Logius and previously worked as a senior consultant at Everett B.V.  She has over 20 years of experience with e-government. In her role as consultant she was responsible for the first adoption of Digid at the community of Rotterdam in 2003. In 2009 she was responsible for the first adoption of Digid by authorization (Digid-machtigen)  at  the ministery of health.  At this moment she is working for the standardization committee of the dutch government and involved in several publications for Identity management initiated by this committee. Amongst others based on the STORK method of the European committee.

Esther Makaay (SIDN)

Esther Makaay is a Service Architect at SIDN, the registry for .nl and ENUM NL, where she is working on new business development. She has expert knowledge of internet technologies and is specialized in DNS(SEC), Identity Management, TLD's and ENUM.
SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands) has managed the .nl domain, one of the largest and safest ccTLD’s in the world, since 1996. As well as registering and assigning domain names, SIDN ensures that internet users all over the world can reach the corresponding domains at all times.

Andre Koot (i3Advies)

André Koot has been involved in information security since the mid nineties and gained a lot of experience in the field of Access Control and Identity Management. He has acted as a security manager in several large companies. Not only is he a security expert for his profession, but it can be considered a hobby as well. André has been the editor in chief for the Dutch magazine Informatiebeveliging (Information Security) and he also wrote a large number of articles for this publication. He has his own identity blog and is an avid social media user.

Maarten Wegdam (Principal researcher Novay)

Dr. Maarten Wegdam is a principal researcher at Novay (formerly Telematica Instituut), a Dutch ICT research institute. Novay does innovation projects for companies and government, creating break-through innovations that have an impact on how we live and work. Maarten has a background in distributed systems, middleware, ICT architecture and identity. Maarten leads the Identity and Trust area within Novay, and is an expert in identity, privacy and trust. He is project manager of the proof-of-concept of the Dutch OpenIDplus.nl initiative to create a (low) trust framework for OpenID in The Netherlands, and project manager of a Dutch high-trust identity initiative for initially the financial sector, called cidSafe.