The Swiss IT Congress SITC 2023 on E-ID in Switzerland has been held on Thursday May 11, 2023 as a physical event at the sitem-insel building in Bern.
This page is particularily dedicated to the participants, and SI members that could not attend.
We encourage all people interested in E-ID, data security and related subjects to have a look at the slides of the most general interest lectures, provided here. If you are interested in other parts of the Agenda or wish to know about the follow-up that SI will give this event, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you in 2024, the second week of May, this site will be updated in March.
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|SITC 2023 Program|
|8h30||Registration, welcome coffee|
|09:00||SI General Assembly||Francis Baud, SI President
Simon Moser, SI Treasurer
|11:20||Opening of SITC 2023 and Welcome||Francis Baud, President and Nora Sleumer, Vice President and Moderator
|11:30||“The E-ID provided by the Swiss Government: Current state of work and perspectives”||Rolf Rauschenbach, Communications Officer E-ID, Federal Office of Justice FOJ|
|13:30||E-ID in other Countries and Organisations|
|“Aadhaar: E-ID in India”||Indukumar Vellapillil-Hari, Enterprise Architect at Credit Suisse with interest with ID implementation.|
|"ID (Identification) Austria"||Magister Martin Nemec, in charge of servicing ID at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria|
|15:30||Swiss E-ID: Challenges and Chances||Prof. Dr. Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer, Head of Institute IDAS, BFH-TI|
|“Perpetual signatures, revocation and the right to be forgotten"||Dr. Jörn Erbguth|
|17:00||Sandbox Presentation : Public Sandbox Trust Infrastructure||Federal E-ID Technical Team|
|Next steps Sandbox implementation||Jonas Niestroj|
|17:20||Closing remarks||Francis Baud and Nora Sleumer|
|17:30 to 20:00||Networking Apéro Riche|
|We reserve the right to make changes to the published program if necessary.
Rolf Rauschenbach holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of St. Gallen. He works as Communications Officer at the Federal Office of Justice FOJ. Prior, he held various positions in the industry and in academia, among others Chief Sales Officer at Procivis AG in Zurich and lecturer and researcher at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
Indukumar Vellapillil-Hari has 24 years of extensive experience in various roles such as an IT strategist, lead architect, service delivery lead, project leader, entrepreneur, author and software developer, with a significant 20 years in financial service domain.
He has done Technology strategy consulting for C-level engagements in large financial services organizations, practices architecture analysis of large scale digital transformation thanks to a wide experience ranging from architecting India's first reverse auction portal for travel, to the architecture of an award winning mobile application for a large Swiss bank.
He also co-founded a profitable Software As a Service company specialized in Structured Products.
Martin Nemec has Degrees in Computer Science and Economy from the Technical University in Vienna.
He started his career, while still studying, in the Network Department of a large Austrian Bank. Later he did Network Management for Austrian Banks. After graduation he worked as Consultant in Umbrella Management on behalf of Unisys Austria, a large Austrian Telecom Provider.
Since 2003 in public service, he was responsible for the introduction of ELAK (electronic files) in the Federal Ministry of Transport. Then, from 2005 on, in the Federal Chancellery, he developed all kinds of electronic Forms (PDF, HTML, etc.).
In 2018, first in the Federal Ministry of Digitalization and Economy, and then in the Federal Ministry of Finance, he is responsible for the technical items and service of ID Austria.
Prof. Dr. Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer received her doctorate in computer science from the TU Dresden. After more than 10 years in the IT industry (IBM Germany, SAP Development Canada, SAP Research Sophia-Antipolis/France), she has been Professor of Computer Science at the Bern University of Applied Sciences since 2009. In addition to her commitment to teaching, Annett Laube-Rosenpflanzer heads the IAM research group at the Institute for Data Applications and Security (IDAS). In her research she is particularly concerned with Identity and Access Management (IAM), authentication protocols, electronic identities and signatures, privacy protection.
With a double background in law and computer science, Jörn Erbguth bridges the gap between technology and law. After working as CTO, he wrote a thesis about a framework for long-term revocable credentials using blockchain and complying with data protection regulation. Jörn Erbguth is a consultant on blockchain and data protection and Head of Technology Insights at the Geneva Macro Labs association. He participates in standards organizations and lectures at Swiss universities. Jörn Erbguth likes to bridge the gap between disciplines to help shape the future digital society oriented on human rights and sustainability.
The state acts as the issuer of the E-ID and ensures the operation of the necessary trust infrastructure. Users should have the greatest possible control over their data. The department in charge of E-ID will use a SANDBOX to test it.
What is this public sandbox?
Generally speaking, a "sandbox" is an isolated test environment in which to experiment with new applications and technological approaches. In the case of the public trust infrastructure sandbox, this involves testing the technical components and processes around the e-ID and the trust infrastructure that is planned to be put in place, not only within the federal administration, but also with future ecosystem participants from the public sector and the economy.
Why does the Confederation offer this service?
The Confederation and the other participants can, in this test environment, acquire technical experience (functionalities, scalability, security, operation, etc.), organizational (integration of users, technical assistance, etc.) and functional (tests of use cases, interoperability between several organizations, ease of use, etc.). In addition, the sandbox must make it possible to interest other players in the ecosystem of digital evidence that is planned to be developed.
Who can participate?
Individuals, companies and organizations with their registered office in Switzerland. Participation is free.
Nora has more than 20 years of experience presenting at conferences in several languages. She is the Project Management Community lead at Credit Suisse, giving presentations on topics of interest and organizing workshops. As the Vice President of the Swiss Informatics Society she organizes and moderates events and conferences.
Nora is a Global IT Program Manager and Agile Transformation Coach. She is specialized in setting up and driving large-scale agile delivery organizations in the financial industry. Her deep understanding of the leading agile framework methodologies, strong soft skills and expertise in the IT & financial industry enable her to successfully deliver business-critical global initiatives. She is known for her pragmatic approach: align quickly at the strategic level and move on to prove the value of the work done by slicing large initiatives into smaller goals and reaching them with iterative and incremental deliveries. Her soft skills and global outlook complement her strong analytical skills and technical knowledge.
Starting with eXtreme Programming in the year 2000 and progressing to the large-scale agile frameworks for more complex initiatives, Nora has accumulated 20+ years of professional experience in agile delivery. As a coach, trainer and speaker she has shared her knowledge and expertise in areas such Scrum/Agile, DevOps, people management and team building.
Nora holds a PhD in computer science from the ETH Zurich as well as a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She was elected as Vice President of the Swiss Informatics Society in 2022.
Francis Baud started his studies in Computer Science in 1983 at the University of Geneva (Faculty of Sciences). After achieving his Master, he starts to work as project manager on software development for finance on futures and equities. Since 1989, he has worked as independent consultant for international organizations, multinational companies and private banking, mainly for project management and IT organization. In 1997, he founded NT Consulting Ltd to achieve important projects for software development in telecommunication and ERP systems. When starting his work of consultant in 1989, he has joined ASSPA association, which became SISR in 1991. Member of committee since the beginning, he has been president from 1997 to 2004, and then vice-president for several years. At the SISR’s General Assembly in 2018, he was elected as its new president. Francis is interested in the certification and recognition of IT diplomas, bringing together IT professionals, and growing the network of Swiss IT professionals with SI / SISR. “IT is today one of the most important technical tools in the world, but unfortunately too young to be well organize and regulated. Links between our government and IT specialists must be establish to conduct law and regulation in a safe way.” In parallel, he continues to manage his company and projects for several customers. “We always need to be in contact with customers to keep reality of the market in mind. One of the most important part of our work is to understand the needs of users and translate them in technology, not doing technology for technology.”