Session III


Ms Eleni Antoniou

Head of Information Security and Assurance Sector, eu-LISA

Eleni is the Head of Information Security and Assurance sector in the Security Unit of eu-LISA with more than 10 years’ experience in information security and business continuity management, risk management, information security assurance and audits; with a solid knowledge of various information security frameworks.

With her team, they contribute to the implementation of the eu-LISA security and business continuity framework, they ensure the proper management of the risks of the eu-LISA large-scale systems, they contribute in the definition and implementation of a secure architecture and they run the security assurance function in eu-LISA by conducting technical security tests, internal security reviews and security audits to eu-LISA’s contractors and third parties.


The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) was established to provide a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, which are essential instruments in the implementation of the asylum, border management and migration policies of the EU. The Agency currently manages Eurodac, the Schengen Information System (SIS) and the Visa Information System (VIS). Further to these, eu-LISA is developing the Entry/Exit System (EES), the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS) and the European Criminal Records Information System – Third-Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN). These systems and the pre-existing ones are being built/adapted to ensure Interoperability – improved access to information stored in EU information systems and identity management at an EU level. The Agency is also in the process of integrating e-CODEX into its portfolio.

German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees – BAMF

The Federal Office is a german federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). As the centre of excellence for migration and integration in Germany, the Federal Office is not only responsible for processing asylum applications and ensuring refugee protection, but is also a motor for the nationwide promotion of integration. The headquarters of the Federal Office is located in Nuremberg. With its decentralised locations, including branch offices, arrival centres and decision-making centres, it is in direct contact with all players in refugee protection and integration work. Currently, around 8,300 people work at the Federal Office. One third of the employees work at headquarters, two thirds at around 60 locations nationwide.


Mr Kausik Munsi

Chief Technology Officer, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Kausik Munsi, as the CTO/ currently also as CIO of BAMF (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) with more than 25 years IT-experiences is known as an innovative IT manager. Before Kausik joined the public administration, he graduated the Master of Engineering at the technical university of Berlin worked as a developer, architect, infrastructure administrator and program manager for serval companies including SAP. In his current management position, he drives the transformation process form the classic IT to a modern IT in based on MultiCloud Mesh, CloudNative, Decentral Identity Management (SSI), AI with real-time data analytic, etc.


Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted experiences for identities, payments, and data. We offer an unmatched breadth of solutions that are critical to enabling trust for multi-cloud deployments, mobile identities, hybrid work, machine identity, electronic signatures, encryption and more. With more than 2,800 colleagues, a network of global partners, and customers in over 150 countries, it’s no wonder the world’s most entrusted organizations trust us. Learn more at


Mr Mamdouh Al-Gendy

Sr. Technical Sales Consultant, Entrust

Cybersecurity professional with 14+ years of experience, specialized in Digital Transmission, Strategy and Governance, Cyber Defence and Response & Cryptography.


iProov is a fast-growing global technology provider and the world leader in delivering Genuine Presence Assurance® to organizations around the world. Genuine Presence Assurance is the only way to verify that an online user is the right person, a real person, and, critically, that they are authenticating right now – not an imposter or a criminal gang or a machine-driven cyber-attack. Founded in 2011, iProov has offices in London, Maryland and Singapore.


Ms Gemma Bird

Head of Biometric Platform, iProov

Gemma Bird is Head of Biometric Platform at iProov, a London-based biometric authentication company. Her areas of expertise include Machine-learning, Biometrics, and computer vision. She has 6 years of experience building world-leading systems and products that enable millions of people to safely authenticate their identity online each week. Gemma has a Masters’ degree in Physics from the University of Sussex.


Splunk was founded in 2003 to solve problems in complex digital infrastructures. From the beginning, we’ve helped organizations explore the vast depths of their data. Splunk has evolved in last 20 years as digital has taken centre stage and the types and number of disruptions have simultaneously escalated. With over 1,100 patents and a culture of innovation, we’ve stayed one step ahead. Today, many of the world’s largest and most complex organizations rely on Splunk to keep their mission-critical systems secure and reliable. Our purpose is building a safer and more resilient digital world by helping security, IT and DevOps teams keep organizations securely up and running.


Mr Johan Bjerke

Principal Security Strategist, Splunk

Johan Bjerke is a Principal Security Strategist working for SURGe, Splunk’s strategic security research team in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a researcher and contributor to Splunk’s security Rapid Response events, is the lead developer for Splunk Security Essentials, the most popular app on Splunkbase and is an active contributor to the global Splunk and Security communities. Johan is also chairing the Splunk Security SME community group in EMEA.


secunet Security Networks AG (secunet) is one of Germany’s leading providers of superior IT security, and has been an IT security partner of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2004. Working in close dialogue with its domestic and international customers from the public and private sectors. SINA, the cryptographic architecture developed jointly with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) enables the secure processing, storage and transmission of classified information up to and including NATO SECRET and EU SECRET. In 2017 secunet Security Networks AG founded secunet International GmbH & Co. KG, which is a 100% subsidiary of secunet Security Networks AG and responsible for all international activities for the entire product portfolio.


Mr Ronald Westerlaken

Sales Director EU Organisation & Institutions, secunet

More than 15 years in cyber security. Started as a consultant at Fox-IT and after 2 years switch to the high assurance department, being responsible for SINA in the Netherlands and business unit manager for the integration of the national crypto module in the SINA product portfolio. In 2015 made the switch to secunet and since 2019 active as Sales Director responsible for EU Organisation & Institutions