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Speakers' CVs


Francisco García Morán
Francisco García Morán
Director-General for Informatics

Francisco García Morán holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Seville and a degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

He started his carrier at the University of Seville and Ministry of Education and Science of the Regional Government of Andalusia where he worked as Head of the IT service.

Since he joined the European Commission in November 1986, he has continued working in the IT area, first at the Informatics Directorate and then at the Directorate-General for Translation.

In 2001, he was appointed Director of Informatics at the Directorate-General for Personnel and Administration. He was responsible for the establishment of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) in May 2004 and was appointed Director General in November 2005. The Directorate-General for Informatics defines the IT strategy of the European Commission, provides its ICT infrastructure and since January 2007 has also been responsible for the IDABC programme (Interoperable Delivery of pan-European e-Government Services to Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens).

Mr. García Morán is a Member of the Management Board of ENISA.

Presentation: The challenge of EU Interoperability
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Lars Bestle
Lars Bestle
Programme Specialist, Access to Information, eGovernance and Media Development

Mr. Lars Bestle works as Programme Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Centre in Bangkok as part of the Democratic Governance Team where he is responsible for programme support and policy advice on Access to Information, e-Governance and Media Development. Since 2005, he has managed UNDP’s regional e-Governance initiatives among others a project on Government Interoperability Frameworks for Asia-Pacific Countries.

Mr. Bestle has rich experience in the field of Communications, Media and ICTs from various assignments with the UN, the Asian Development Bank, Academia, Media and the private sector as information architect and usability specialist. A core focus of his professional career has been to assist developing and the least developed countries in Asia and the Pacific countries in creating enabling environments for more effective and inclusive communication channels for development.

Presentation: The challenge of EU Interoperability
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Karel De Vriendt
Karel De Vriendt
Head of IDABC Unit, European Commission

Karel De Vriendt is the IDABC Head of Unit in DIGIT. After having obtained a degree in nuclear engineering and a post-graduate degree in informatics, he worked 7 years in the private industry (as a software engineer) before joining the European Commission.

Within the Commission he worked as a Project Officer for what is now the Information Society and Media DG and then spent 12 years in various operational IT functions. He has been involved in the introduction of electronic mail within the Commission – the connection of the Commission network with the Internet – and later became responsible for user support and IT training. His last function before joining the IDABC unit was Head of Unit responsible for the development of a number of the Commission’s internal administrative systems.

Presentation: IDABC Programme - EIF revision context
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Antonios Ch. Stasis
Antonios Ch. Stasis
Computer Engineer, Greek Ministry of Interior

Antonios Ch. Stasis received his Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1998. He also received his Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics from the National Technical University of Athens in 2003. He is currently working as a Computer Engineer for the Greek Ministry of Interior in Greece. His interests include e-Government, decision support systems, and computer networks.

Presentation: The Greek Interoperability Framework
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Francesco Tortorelli
Francesco Tortorelli

Francesco Tortorelli has been working for CNIPA (the national agency that supports and implements e-government policies delivered by the Minister for innovation in Public Administration) as director of interoperability and applicative cooperation unit since 1999. In this role, he manages relevant public tenders providing interoperability services to the Italian Public Administrations. He runs and leads working groups with representatives of the main ICT vendors, Universities, central and local administration, in order to define rules and models for national interoperability standards.

He also takes part in the drafting of some law decrees and attached technical rules for the use of e-services. He is a member of IDABC European Interoperability Framework group. He has just led a working group to define a basic guideline to use a semantic approach in the development of e-government; the final report, under revision, includes both a theoretical and a pragmatic approach and best practices in Italy.

Actually, the unit he leads is responsible of the deployment and the update of SPCoop (model, architecture, services and compliance), in accordance to the National interoperability framework, defined in the law decree named “digital administration code”. SPCoop includes a repository for the semantic description of e-services and for the metadata exchanged by them.

Between 1983 and 1999, he had worked for a Public Authority and for a private company, conducting relevant projects concerning the integration of different leading edge technologies in finance markets, banks and Public Administrations.
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Sander Zwienink
Sander Zwienink
Strategic Advisor, Forum Standaardisatie

Sander Zwienink is a Project Manager of the development of the Dutch Interoperability Framework; the strategic part of NORA 3.0. Sander is also working on the introduction of e-Invoicing to the Dutch Government.

Before joining the Forum, Sander was consultant at Devote and Ordina. He worked as process architect on workflow management, document management and business integration projects both in the public and private sectors.
Sander Zwienink studied mechanical engineering at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Presentation: It's all about agreements
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Miguel A. Amutio
Miguel A. Amutio
Head of Area, Ministry of Public Administrations

Mr. Miguel A. Amutio graduated in Computer Science at Deusto University (Bilbao) in 1988. He joined the Ministry of Public Administrations in 1995. Member of the Spanish delegation in the managing committee of the Programmes (1999-2004) IDA II and IDABC (since 2005). He works in the development of the National Schemes of Interoperability and Security. He is CISA and CISM.


Presentation: Towards the National Interoperability Scheme of Spain - The challenge of being specific
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Serge Novaretti
Serge Novaretti
EIF project officer, European Commission

Serge Novaretti is a French University IT Engineer working within the European Commission for the IDABC programme. He began his career within the Ministry of Defence, more precisely, in establishing IT networks at different levels (local to ministerial). Subsequently, in 2000, he initiated the first French national government network and email system before joining, as a seconded National Expert, the European Commission in 2002 to help build the TESTA network. At the same time he also launched some activities in the field of e-Procurement in order to contribute to the technical implementation of the new public procurement legislative framework.

After returning to France in 2004 for two years within the Ministry of Culture and Communication as Deputy Head of the IT department, he is now working again within the IDABC unit of Directorate-General for Informatics as a Programme Manager, dealing in particular with Interoperability issues, such as the CAMSS project.
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Michael Kulbickas
Michael Kulbickas

Mike Kulbickas graduated from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career working for the US Government at NASA/JPL in Pasadena, California at the Space Flight Operations Center. A few years later, he departed for the private sector, becoming an independent consultant.

Since the mid 90's he has worked on a variety of projects in Europe, including providing pre-accession assistance (advice on everything from multi-year planning, funding requests to the EU, administrative and operational capacity, training programs, etc.) to many of the Customs and Tax Administrations/Departments of Eastern and Central European countries on behalf of European Institutions. Most recently, he has intimately been involved in the preparations for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU. Since the year 2000, he has mainly focused on management consulting.

He currently works for TRASYS, an IT services company in Belgium, on e-Government projects, which includes consulting on the implementation of pan-European/cross-border electronic identities and frameworks to ensure interoperability between EU Member States organisations, processes and systems. His current project is the revision of the European Interoperability Framework.
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Frédéric Poncin
Frédéric Poncin
Principal Consultant – TRASYS

Frédéric Poncin holds degrees in Computer Science Engineering and in Management from the University of Louvain. He is CISA and CISSP. He started his career as researcher in informatics at the University of Louvain where he worked 4 years.

Since he joined TRASYS in 1998, he has continued working in the IT area as consultant. At first, he has been in charge of IT operations and architecture services for multinational companies. This experience has then been a foundation for a specialisation in security and IT management. Frédéric is regularly consulted on particular issues in the field of architecture, Linux and security. For the last few years, he managed various consulting projects within large utilities and the European public sector. Since January 2007, he is in charge of TRASYS' consulting practice 'IT management and organisation'. Currently, he shares his time between Belgium and Spain where he launched the delivery of consulting services to the OHIM.

He is supporting the IDABC unit of Directorate-General for Informatics in the drafting of the EIF V2.
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