10 June 2021

The European Forum 
on Electronic Signature
and Trust Services


Main topic of the EFPE 2021

E-identification & trust services – the future of digital market

The European Forum on Electronic Signature and Trust Services (EFPE) is the largest international conference in Europe dedicated to electronic trust services, including electronic signature and PKI, as well as electronic identification and digital security. For two decades, EFPE has brought together experts and professionals in law, technology and practice in the application of electronic trust services.

EFPE turned out to be an event of particular significance this year. This was a result of discussions held on the EC’s review of the EU Regulation910/2014 (eIDAS1) established in 2014 in terms of its impact on the development of the EU digital market, also in the context of the global market, and the heated debate regarding proposals to introduce and regulate new trust services and electronic identification instruments in an amendment of the eIDAS Regulation.

Just like the last year, the Forum was organized as an online event. This allowed more than 700 representatives of academia, national and local authorities, businesses and international organizations operating in the field of electronic communications from 64 countries to participate in the event in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The presentations and discussion panels matched the main subject of this year’s Forum, i.e.“e-identification and trust services as the future of the digital economy”, with over 30 experts and practitioners of the global digital market sharing their expertise and opinions.

Special Report 2020

Trusted Economy

EFPE 2021 Agenda

Conference opening

Andrzej Dopierała – President of the Management Board – Asseco Data Systems – Poland
Tomasz Litarowicz
– EFPE Conference Director – Asseco Data Systems – Poland

I: Market transformation in 2020/2021 in eID and trust services: Poland and Europe

Revision of the eIDAS Regulation – European Digital Identity


Norbert Sagstetter – Acting Head of Unit eGovernment and Trust – European Commission – Luxemburg

Challenges for the market and service providers in the context of the eIDAS Regulation review


Person in charge: Riccardo Genghini – Head of ETSI/ESI Committee – Italy
Norbert Sagstetter – Acting Head of Unit eGovernment and Trust – European Commission – Luxemburg
Andrzej Dopierała – President of the Management Board – Asseco Data Systems – Poland
Andrea Valle – President – Cloud Signature Consortium – Italy
Tomasz Chomicki – Director of Business Development – Samsung Electronics Poland

We are still pioneers – legal and technological traps on the way to digitization


Marta Gocał – Senior Managing Associate – Deloitte Legal – Poland
Maciej Żwirski – Senior Specialist Lead, Senior Architect Technology Strategy & Transformation – Deloitte Legal – Poland

Self Sovereign Identity – Where does trust come from?


Arno Fidler – deputy chairman of the Association for Secure Digital Identity (VSDI) and owner of Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbH- Germany

Do trust services affect the development of the economy – the Russian perspective


Sergey Kiryushkin – Deputy chairman of the PKI-Forum Russia Program Committee, Adviser to the General Director Gazinformservice – Russia

TOP 5 trends in eID and trust services that will change the market


Michal Tabor, Miłosz Brakoniecki – Obserwatorium.biz - Poland

II: Practical application of trust services

Leasing #paperless – safety, comfort, savings. Case study Santander Leasing S.A.


Mariusz Włodarczyk – Managing Director, Santander Leasing Poland

Qualified signature in logistics as a way of business scalability


Kamilla Gorajska – Logistics Project Manager – Żabka Polska – Poland
Mateusz Benyk – IT Project Manager – Żabka Polska – Poland

Identity proofing – from chaos and national rules towards European harmonization


Jon Ølnes – Signicat -Norvay

New polish AML requirements. How “PVID” certification will answer?


Anna Worwa – CEE Sales Director – ARIADNEXT – Poland
Bertrand Bouteloup – VP Sales – ARIADNEXT – France

Trusted Services connecting countries: e-ID the base for cross-border e-Trade and digital transformation


Jana Krimpe – Partner, Founder – B.EST Solutions – Azerbaijan

Electronic delivery – implementation of solutions and legal requirements in practice


Ignacio Alamillo Domingo – CISO – Logalty – Spain
George Dimitrov – Member of the Management Board – Evrotrust Technologies JSC – Bulgaria
Mirosław Maj – CIO – ComCERT – Poland

How to optimise costs for QTSPs when deploying micro-services at scale without compromising on security or compliance


Iain Beveridge – Product Marketing and Solutions Manager – Data Protection Solutions – Entrust – United Kingdom

III: The future of the digital economy

Digitization in the perspective of European funds


Michał Kanownik – President of the Management Board – Association of Importers and Producers of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Digital Poland

What after the pandemic? A new digital revolution


Tomasz Chomicki – Director of Business Development – Samsung Electronics Poland

Blockchain and PKI coexistence in supporting SSI


Paolo Campegiani – Senior Research Manager – Bit4id – Italy

Cryptography in the Quantum Age


Manfred Lochter - Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany. Requirements for and Development of Cryptographic Mechanisms - Germany

e-Identification – opportunities vs. risks


Marcin Szulga - R&D Director, Asseco Data Systems - Poland

Are the e-Identification and trust services the future of the digital economy?


Debate moderator:
Slawomir Górniak – Senior Cybersecurity Expert – ENISA


  • Sylvie Lacroix – Owner at Sealed – Belgium
  • Leonard Rosenthol – Convener for XMP – ISO International Organization for Standardization – USA
  • Soshi Hamaguchi – Manager – Cosmos Corporation – Japan
  • Artur Miękina Key Projects Sales Director – Asseco Data Systems – Poland
  • Jana Krimpe – Partner, Founder – B.EST Solutions – Azerbaijan


Andrzej Dopierała – President of the Management Board – Asseco Data Systems – Poland
Tomasz Litarowicz – EFPE Conference Director – Asseco Data Systems – Poland

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda

EFPE 2021 in numbers


The programme committee

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Asseco Poland is the largest IT company in Poland and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years, it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies in key sectors of the economy. The company is present in 60 countries worldwide and employs 27,500 people. It is growing both organically and through acquisitions, of which it has made nearly 100 since 2004. Asseco companies are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Obserwatorium.biz is an independent Polish consulting company, operating on the market since 2015, specializing in the creation and implementation of digital strategies in companies, mainly from the financial and public administration sector.

It supports clients in particular phases of strategic development – diagnosis of internal situation, market environment, it helps to formulate new goals and products, taking into account social and business trends resulting primarily from technological changes, it supports implementation and execution processes, including for IT suppliers. It carries out a number of educational activities such as trainings and conferences in order to spread the knowledge about digital transformation, its consequences and conditions for optimal implementation in a given enterprise.

We have been developing digital security at Certum for over 20 years. We specialize in certification services that validate online identity and provide solutions to ensure the trustworthiness and security of documents, electronic data and devices.

We are committed to ensuring that our clients' businesses can thrive while remaining fully resistant to cyber attacks and other external threats. Using modern technological advances, we create solutions that help our clients navigate more efficiently, comfortably and safely in the virtual world.

Certum consists of a competent and experienced team of more than 150 specialists who have been trusted by hundreds of thousands of companies and institutions all over the world. Many years of experience combined with specialist knowledge allows us to implement even the most complex and technically advanced projects. We place particular emphasis on the compliance of our services with current legal conditions and standards. More information available at www.certum.pl

The Cloud Signature Consortium is a global group of industry, government, and academic organizations committed to driving standardization of highly secure and compliant digital signatures in the cloud. Inspired by the rigorous requirements of the European Union’s Regulation on electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS), our open technical specification helps ease solution interoperability, streamline compliance with e-signature regulations, and pave the way for uniform adoption of cloud-based digital signatures around the world.

NASK is a National Research Institute whose mission is to develop and implement solutions which facilitate the development of information and communication networks in Poland, in addition to improving their effectiveness and security. We carry out research and development projects as well as projects aimed at improving the security of Polish civilian cyberspace. Another of our important activities is educating users and promoting the concept of an information society, primarily with the goal of protecting children and young people from hazards posed by new technologies.

ZIPSEE Digital Poland is an industry employers’ organization – it brings together the largest digital and high-tech companies in Poland, including manufacturers, importers and distributors. The main goal of the organization is to care for the development of this sector in Poland

The Association actively follows and is personally involved in works on any regulations that may directly or indirectly affect the high-tech industry in our country.

One of the main objectives of ZIPSEE Digital Poland is to support and build a digital economy by, among others, spreading the idea of e-services or digitization. At the same time, Digital Poland makes sure that the development of e-solutions will be accompanied by an increase in their cybersecurity, which is related to constant improvement of social awareness and competence both among entrepreneurs and public administration.

The Committee of the Council of Ministers for Digitization (KRMC) is an auxiliary body of the Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister, established in 2012 to ensure the coordination of the implementation of IT projects of the government administration and the preparation of government documents related to computerization. KRMC is responsible for ensuring the consistency of IT projects with the strategic activities of the State.

The European Signature Dialog is a platform of major European electronic signature providers. The first European Signature Dialog took place on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017 in the heart of Europe – Vienna, attended by organisations from eleven countries. On the initiative of A-Trust, a qualified trust service provider in Austria, a joint voice of leading European stakeholders was created to tackle the need for consistency between EU and national requirements and to transform Europe into a strong player in authentication and cybersecurity.

The Polish Information Processing Society, PIPS (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne, PTI) was established in 1981 as professional organization representing people who work in the IT. From its beginning the PIPS fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business promoting education, knowledge sharing, codes of conduct and skills frameworks. It voices the Society’s members opinions, needs, interests, and rights in relations with the general public, local and central government and with other associations in Poland and abroad. In 1992 PIPS was the first organisation from the post-communist countries to become a member of the Council of European Professional Information Societies (CEPIS).

ETSI is a not-for-profit Institute with more than 900 member organizations worldwide, drawn from 65 countries and five continents. Our members comprise a diversified pool of large and small private companies, research entities, academia, government and public organizations.

Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that give people the power to discover new experiences. With a constant focus on innovation and discovery, we keep redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.

Samsung Electronics is committed to improving the global community and delivering ground-breaking innovations that enhance people’s everyday lives.

ARIADNEXT is the leading European provider of digital identification services. By providing solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, ARIADNEXT offers companies the opportunity to instantly build trusting relationships with their consumers. These solutions enable them to meet regulatory challenges and anti-fraud requirements while focusing on customer experience and digital transformation.

Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments and data protection around the globe. Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, or accessing corporate networks. With our unmatched breadth of digital security and credential issuance solutions, it’s no wonder the world’s most entrusted organizations trust us.

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