09:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Registrations

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Remarks

-Viky Manaila, CSC President

-Prof. Satoru Tezuka, Professor at Keio University & President of the Japan Digital Trust Forum (JDTF) – Local Host

-Akira Sakakibara, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Connect – Local Host

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Session 1: Implementing Trust & Identity Services in National Contexts

Government representatives/ regulators and their advisors will share valuable insights on implementing trust and identity services within national contexts. Case studies showcasing successful national implementations will be presented, offering practical examples of effective collaborations between authorities, regulators and industry. The session aims to explore best practices and lessons learned from national initiatives – including the inclusion of interoperability criteria.

-Apostolos Tolis Apladas, Program Manager - eID and eSigning Services, European Commission
-Tomoo Yamauchi, Director-General for Cyber Security, CISO & Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan) 
-Sanjeev Premi, Senior Principal Architect at VIDA Digital Identity 
-Andrea Sassetti, CEO at Aruba PEC S.p.A. 
-Himalaya Gupta, Software Architect at VIDA Digital Identity 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Session 2: The Importance of Global Interoperability of Identity & Trust Services

In this session, 3 leading stakeholders from different backgrounds (industry, policy, society) will short inspirational speeches highlighting the significance of identity and trust services for advancing digital transformation and the need for interoperability across borders. A panel discussion will delve into the challenges and opportunities in achieving seamless cross-border trust. The goal is to set a foundation for understanding the critical role of interoperability in today’s interconnected digital landscape.

-Naoto Miyachi, Authentication team, Japan Digital Agency 
-Bart Symons, Director at Zetes

-Arno Fiedler, Vice-chairman of the TC ESI, ETSI 
-Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA 
-Fábio Rego, Business Solutions and Compliance Lead at Ascertia

-Carrie Peter, CEO at Impression Signatures

-François Chassery, CEO at Certinomis

2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Session 3: Creating A Positive Environment for Digital Transformation

This session will focus on real-world applications and innovations in digital trust and identity products and services that are relevant for regulators/policymakers to know and understand. Industry experts will discuss strategies for creating a positive environment for digital trust and identity services for the good of business, society and the environment. The interactive panel aims to facilitate discussions on improving cross-border trust frameworks and promoting global harmonization in identity standards.

-Igor Marcolongo, Head of Business Evolution at InfoCert

-Margus Pala, CEO at eID Easy 
-Khadija Ferjani, CTO at NG Technologies

-Francis Richards, Senior Product Manager at Cryptomathic

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Session

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Innovation Showcase during Networking Sessions 
Opening our networking session and get-together, we invite key experts and providers to showcase innovative ideas and solutions to kick-start the more informal part of the Summit and give interesting insights for further connection building.