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Stefano Manservisi

Stefano Manservisi

Director-General, DG HOME, European Commission


Mr. Manservisi, a Commission official of Italian nationality and a law graduate, joined the Commission in 1983 from the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade. He has been working in the European policy field for more than 25 years.

From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Manservisi worked as Administrator in DG Agriculture and DG Development. He then served as Cabinet Member of Vice-President Filippo Maria Pandolfi, responsible for research, innovation, and telecommunications, and afterwards of Commissioner Raniero Vanni d’Archirafi, responsible for the Internal Market. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Head of Cabinet and then Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Mario Monti, responsible for the Internal Market, taxation and customs, and later for competition.

Mr. Manservisi served as the Head of Cabinet to President Prodi from June 2001 to November 2004. He was Director General of DG Development from November 2004 to June 2010. In July 2010, he became the Director General for Home Affairs.

Mr Manservisi lectures at the University of Bologna, Padova and Rome, as well as at the European College in Parma.

Krum Garkov

Krum Garkov

Executive Director, EU Agency for large-scale IT systems (EU-LISA)


Previous Roles:

Operations Director, Experian Group Ltd, United Kingdom / Sofia, Bulgaria • 2007 – 1.11.2012

Program Manager, Hewlett Packard, Sofia, Bulgaria / Brussels, Belgium • 2006 – 2007

Chief Information Officer, National Revenue Agency, Sofia, Bulgaria • 2003 – 2006

Centre for Mass Privatization, Sofia, Bulgaria • 1996 – 2002
Specialized government agency overseeing privatization of public assets in Bulgaria.

Deputy Director, Information and Communication Technologies • 1998 – 2002
National Coordination Senior Expert • 1996 – 1998

Ioan Enciu

Ioan Enciu

Member, European Parliament


Ioan Enciu is a Member of the European Parliament since May 2009. He is a full member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) since 2012, and a former full member (and now substitute member) of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). He also is a full member of the Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM) and of the Delegation for Relations with Canada.

As a member of the LIBE Committee, he has been Shadow Rapporteur for the EUROSUR Regulation, as well as for the Regulation on the establishment of an evaluation mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis (the Schengen Evaluation Mechanism).

He is currently involved in the negotiations on the Internal Security Fund - Borders file as a Shadow Rapporteur, and on the recently proposed "Smart Borders Package". Indeed, he is the Rapporteur for the proposal for a Regulation establishing a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP), and is Shadow Rapporteur for the proposed Regulation establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES), both proposed by the European Commission in February 2013.

Ger Daly

Ger Daly

Global Managing Director, Defence & Public Safety, Accenture


Ger Daly is global managing director for Accenture Defense and Public Safety with responsibility for defense, policing, and border and identity business services.

He leads a team of dedicated professionals who assist government and public service organizations that manage the cross-border movement of people, provide national and international security and manage criminal justice systems.

Accenture Enterprise Services for Defense focuses on enterprise transformation, combining ERP acceleration, defense analytics and strategic change management to help defense agencies reduce costs while ensuring operational readiness and mission success. Clients include defense agencies in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Australia, Singapore, Canada and Japan.

Accenture Police Services clients include leading policing organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State in the U.S. and national police forces in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, India, UAE, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Accenture Police Services helps police forces to improve performance and achieve greater efficiency through operational transformation and investigations and justice integration.

Accenture Border and Identity Services specializes in border management and national identity management. Clients include the U.S.-VISIT visa program, the European Union (EU-VIS visa program), the national citizen identity program of India (UID), Saudi Arabia eVisa, Automated Border Clearance in the Netherlands and UK, and immigration case management in Ireland, Netherlands and Finland.

Mr. Daly’s defense industry experience spans large-scale enterprise resource planning programs (ERP), supply chain logistics and a range of technology programs that include cloud, data analytics, predictive analytics, and mobility services.

His extensive experience in delivering large-scale identity management projects for public safety and government agencies includes the European Union (EU-VIS visa program) and the national citizen identity program of India (UID). For policing organizations, he has overseen performance and efficiency programs in cost reduction, supply chain and information management. Mr. Daly also has led the delivery of innovative operating and investigation systems for police clients around the world.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Daly managed Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in Ireland and led Accenture’s Border Management & Public Safety industry group in Europe, Africa and Latin America. In addition to his work for government and public service clients, Mr. Daly has worked with a number of Accenture clients across the banking and retail sectors. He joined Accenture in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College Cork in Ireland. He lives in Dublin.

Dominique Klein

Dominique Klein

Head of Sector, Transeuropean Networks for Freedom and Security and relations with eu-LISA, European Commission


Engineer by education, Dominique Klein joined the European Commission in 1994. He worked in several Commission departments before joining DG Home Affairs in 2008. He currently holds the position of Head of Sector of the legal team responsible for the Smart Borders package

Rob Berends

Rob Berends

Project Manager, Ministry of Security and Justice, the Netherlands


Rob Berends is project manager at the Ministry of Security and Justice in the Netherlands. In this capacity he is working since 2009 on registered traveller scheme’s in the Netherlands. One of the scheme’s which has become operational in 2009 is the FLUX program. In close cooperation with both the Dutch authorities and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this program has been developed. FLUX facilitates trusted Dutch and US citizens to enjoy the facilities of fast border passage offered by the respective national programs, Privium in the Netherlands and Global Entry in the United States.

Before taking up his position as a project manager, Mr. Berends held several management positions with the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Agency. In that capacity he has been responsible for the implementation of procedures relating to asylum, naturalization, managed migration and border crossing.

Mr. Berends started his career at the Offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan and Malaysia.

Mr. Berends holds a degree in international law of Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Wilfried Grommen

Wilfried Grommen

EMEA Public sector CTO, HP


Wilfried Grommen is Chief Technology Officer within HP, mainly focusing on the large government institutions like EU and UN. He is also a core member of the Public Sector team in EMEA, active in Brussels and Geneva. As chief technologist he outlines HP’s strategic vision on IT value, innovation and the core IT solutions which HP can offer. This includes business alignment, core technology domains like cloud adoption, information management, security and mobility. Prior to this role, Wilfried was CTO of Microsoft for CEE, with a lot of emphasis on technology policy (interoperability, innovation, security) and part of the core Citizenship team, with strong EU involvement around the digital agenda. He is specialized on the business of innovation, and the collaborative nature of it as reflected in research , and new start ups.

Prior to Microsoft Wilfried led several international management jobs in technology development and strategy with Capco, a financial services and solutions provider (software factory), IBM global services (business – IT alignment consulting) and Motorola (networking).
Wilfried has 22 years of expertise in the IT industry.

Tom Hanen

Tom Hanen

Border Security Expert, Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union


Tom Hanén is a Counsellor in Justice and Home Affairs in Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union. His present areas are Schengen, borders and visas. Prior to this position Mr. Hanén has served Finnish Border Guard almost 20 years in different duties and earlier this year he has been responsible for preparing Finland´s position concerning the Smart Borders proposals. Mr. Hanén is also currently preparing doctoral thesis in leadership and management. The scope of his research is to find new ways to manage operations in continuously changing complex environments.

Ryan Hutton

Ryan Hutton

Deputy Executive Director, Admissibility and Passenger Programs, US Customs and Border Protection


J. Ryan Hutton is the current acting Deputy Executive Director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs (APP) in Washington, D.C. APP is responsible for nationwide policy within U.S. Customs & Border Protection for the facilitation of all travelers entering the United States. Prior to his assignment in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hutton was the Port Director at the Massena Land Border Port of Entry in Rooseveltown, N.Y. and previously served as a supervisor at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Mr. Hutton served on several long term assignments with the Immigration Advisory Program in Amsterdam, NL and London, England and also served as the OFO liaison to Interpol’s Fugitive Division.

Mr. Hutton received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his Juris Doctor from the Ohio Northern University – College of Law and is admitted to practice to the Ohio Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Hutton also studied political science at the Université de Nantes, Nantes, France and at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France. In 2012, Mr. Hutton graduated from the Senior Leadership Program at The George Washington University.

Mark Crego

Mark Crego

Global Lead, Border and Identity Management, Accenture


Mark Crego is the global lead for Border and Identity Management in Accenture. He is an Accenture Certified Master Technology Architect with specialized skills in biometrics, identity management, eBusiness, database, and legacy systems modernization.

Since arriving at Accenture in 1998, he has also most recently served as lead architect on the India Unique ID Aadhaar program and chief architect of US-VISIT/IDENT, the identity management system for the US Department of Homeland Security. Mark was responsible for the US-VISIT architecture that implemented competitive fusion reducing overall vendor costs by 60%, scaled US-VISIT from 7 million to over 120 million subjects, and decreased error rates significantly.

He has also led Accenture's Identity & Access Management service line, the eBusiness architect of the United States Postal Service, the legacy systems model lead for IBM, the North American director of the Global Billing Association and the chairman of the Spectrum Institute for Legacy Systems Modernization.
Mark has over 23 years of systems engineering and management experience, including twelve in identity management and biometrics.

Glenn Vaughan

Glenn Vaughan

Chief Executive, British Chamber of Commerce


An expert in EU policy-making and economic development, Glenn has worked in Brussels since 1995. As Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium since 2008, he has led the business to a growth of more than 50% in the last three years. The Chamber’s 300 member companies include a wide range of multi-nationals from Europe, North America and the Far East. In 2011 it was voted the Best British Chamber of Commerce in Europe and European Trade Association of the Year at the European Public Affairs Awards.

He regularly works with major international companies and senior policy makers on policies affecting the environment for business, as well as helping to grow internationalized businesses in Belgium and British-Belgian trade and investment. Glenn has advised businesses, public agencies and scientific organizations on EU policy and funding. He was part of the small Brussels team that successfully lobbied for €2bn EU funding for Wales and was later MD of the Brussels-based Wales European Centre until 2005.

Joe Flynn

Joe Flynn

Senior Manager, Accenture


Joe is a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Border & Identity Services team within the EALA region. Joe has deep experience in client account management within Public Sector; has a strong technology background, with extensive experience in managing national programs, key technology partners, complex change management and client management; as a Client or Delivery Lead.

Joe has extensive experience in national programs having worked on security programs with governments across the globe. Projects included ABC, national identity, welfare, eVisa, Police, border control and biometrics.

Joe has also worked on a number of national schemes in the Insurance arena in Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.



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