SDW Programme Outline

Please join us for the SDW 2017 conference, 26-28 June in Westminster, London.


 Day Two | Day Three

Day One - Monday 26 June

alt Opening Remarks


Mark Lockie, Managing Director, Science Media Partners, Editor – Security Document World, UK

Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK

 alt Opening Keynote Address


Oliver Morley, Chief Executive Officer, DVLA, UK

  alt  Keynote Address


Australian Passports – the role of the passport in the digital age

  • Physical passports are here to stay and we will explore some of the security considerations for the next generation Australian passport;
  • However, society’s move towards digital transactions require us to look at digital identity, travel facilitation and the role that passport can play in a new light;
  • This presentation will explore the concept of a truly digital passport and how it might coexist with the physical version.

David Chadwick, Director, Passport Standards & Biometrics Section, Australian Passport Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
 10.55  Keynote Questions and Answers
 11.05 Refreshment  Break Sponsored byalt
alt Building trust in the lifecycle of identity

Trust is the cornerstone of identity. To have confidence someone is who they claim to be, we need to trust the identity document being presented; trust the integrity of checks carried out to establish the authenticity of that document; and trust the veracity of the issuance process that issued the document to the person presenting it.

In recent years, the industry has recorded a sharp decline in document fraud, but an equally sharp rise in identity fraud. So how can government and industry work together to establish and build trust to ensure the right checks and balances are in place so effective checks are carried out on genuine people presenting genuine documents?

This session aims to provide the latest thinking to help answer these critical questions.

Panel Chair:
Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK

Spotted: Latest trends in ID document fraud
Maickel van Oijen, Supervisor Documents Helpdesk, Keesing Technologies, The Netherlands

Fight against document fraud - the Commission action plan

  • A holistic approach to fight document fraud
  • Actions for Member States and EU institutions
  • Report on results for first quarter 2018

Silvia Kolligs-Tuffery, Policy Officer, Visa and Document Security Unit, Directorate for Migration and Mobility and Innovation, DG General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

Overview of the mian results of tje European Project ORIGINS on passport breeder documents

  • How to enhance the passport breeder documents lifecycle;
  • Recommendations on security solutions for passport breeder documents;
  • Towards common best practices: standardisation of breeder documents

Stéphane Caillebotte, Program Manager, Safran Identity & Security, Coordinator of the European Project ORIGINS, France


 12.30 Lunch Sponsored byalt
 alt Special Topic
 13.45 Details coming soon
 alt Project in Focus: Grand Designs


Successfully bringing government ID projects to fruition requires many stakeholders to work together and unify their ideas and innovations around a strong initial concept. There is much at stake, with security and identity surety being primary concerns.

However, there are many other factors at play, including working within economic constraints.

SDW’s Grand Designs session sees the world’s foremost secure ID projects presented from concept to delivery, giving a real insight into what factors are needed to achieve success.

14.30 Session Chair's Introduction
14.55 A new German electronic passport!

Dr Uwe Seidel, Scientific Director, Head of Section KT 5 – IT Forensics, Documents, Bundeskriminalamt, Germany

Nina Gregori, Director General of Directorate for Migration, Naturalisation and Internal administrative Affairs, Slovenia

15.35 Questions and Answers
15.45 Refreshment  Break Sponsored byalt
alt Entry/Exit: Stronger, smarter borders for a changing world


For many years, border security professionals have advocated the need to know exactly who and what is crossing the border.

From an immigration perspective, this demands a system and set of capabilities to ‘count people in and count people out’ of a country. In 2016, after its initial proposal in 2013, the European Commission issued a legislative proposal for a package of measures known as ‘Smart Borders’, recommending the creation of a European Entry/Exit System and Registered Traveller Programme. Meanwhile the USA has indicated its conviction to add an Exit capability to its border management processes.

Against this backdrop, this session adopts a global view and considers the latest policy developments, as well as the challenges and practical realities of establishing identity and improving border control effectiveness by recording the time and place of people crossing borders around the world.


Session Chair's Introduction

Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK



Tony Smith CBE, Former Director General, UK Border Force & Managing Director, Fortinus Global, UK

Gareth Williams, Company Secretary & Head, Strategy, EUROSTAR, UK

17.30 End of day one conference sessions
alt  SDW Rooftop Party   alt

Conference pass holders are invited to join us at The Roof Gardens, Kensington. Other SDW attendees are very welcome and may purchase a ticket to attend.

Further information



Day Two - Tuesday 27 June

 alt Special Session in association with the Document Security Alliance


A North American Showcase

Special Session in association with the Document Security Alliance

Further details coming soon

  Session Chair's Introduction
10.15 Refreshment  Break Sponsored byalt
 alt Keynote Address


A joint session with the National Policing Identity Crime Portfolio Conference


Session Introduction

Alan Gooden, Detective Superintendent, National Coordinators Office, Economic Crime Directorate, City-of-London Police, UK



Tackling identity crime

  • Identity Crime is a cross cutting issue that impacts on all communities in the UK;
  • It is used by criminals to commit a wide range of crimes;
  • We need to do more to help victims.

T/Commander David Clark, Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime, City-of-London Police, UK

 alt IN FOCUS: Disrupting identity and document fraud

The fight against identity fraud is a constant battle between the authorities and the fraudsters. But, in today’s uncertain world, the stakes have never been higher. At one end of the scale, citizens face economic loss and disruption, with governments facing risks to national security at the other. The focus of this practical session is to identify effective ways to unearth and disrupt identity fraud networks, and to consider ways to combat fraud in action.

Led by
Alan Gooden, Detective Superintendent, National Coordinators Office, Economic Crime Directorate, City-of-London Police, UK

Martin Huxley, Assistant Director, Home Office, Immigration Enforcement, Criminal and Financial Investigations

David Benford, Special Officer, National Crime Agency, Managing Director, Blackstage Forensics

Gavin Burton, Strategic Development Director, TrustID

 12.00 Exhibition Viewing
 12.45 Lunch Sponsored byalt

Open to all conference and exhibition attendees


A prominent highlight of SDW for the past few years has been the panel: Views from the Top. The session brings together senior leaders from organisations operating across the document security and identity management arena to share their views from the top of their respective organisations.

Returning to the conference stage in 2017, Views from the Top will offer key insights into the challenges and opportunities that are driving change, affecting the market and shaping the future of the industry.  The SDW 2017 Views from the Top panel offers a powerful and rare opportunity to hear, first hand, the leadership’s thinking by examining the wider strategic context and considering the longer-term view of the design, development and wide-scale use of government-issued identity documents.
Led by Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK

Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President - Government Programs, Gemalto

Carl-Otto Kuennecke, CEO, Otto Kuennecke

Didier Trutt, CEO - Imprimerie Nationale

 14.30 Session changeover
  alt  Taking travel document “e” security to the next level alt DocEx PART 1
Government only


Physical document security has advanced significantly over the last decade, but perhaps the biggest improvement in the security of travel documents has come through the introduction of smart chip technology and biometrics. But attack vectors still exist, from eavesdropping and skimming to cloning and face morphing. These possible weaknesses are all the more exposed as the world relies ever more on the automation of border crossings. This session examines how “e” travel document security must evolve to meet these wide-ranging challenges.


One of the most popular conference sessions at SDW, the DocEx Knowledge Exchange is designed for secure document designers, examination experts and issuance authorities from around the world.

In this private government-only setting, attendees are able to explore some of the challenges they face, understand new global document fraud trends, and share their experiences in a supportive environment

 14.40 Session chair's Introduction

Session chair's Introduction

Led by Paul Giles, Chief Immigration Officer, National Document Fraud Unit, UK

 14.45 Ten years of electronic passports – Attack vectors and future challenges
  • Overview of hardware security of ePassports;
  • Analysis of attack vectors and efforts for execution of attacks;
  • Implications for practical security and counter-measures.

Dennis Kügler, Head of Section “Chip-Security Analysis”

Dominik Klein, Advisor, Section “Chip-Security Analysis”,Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Germany

The anatomy of a counterfeit

  • The construction and production methods of a high quality counterfeit driver’s license;
  • Materials analysis;
  • Production methods and security features;
  • Importance of comparing to a genuine standard.

Elizabeth Gil, Forensic Document Examiner

Robert Gohl, Supervisory Forensic Document Examiner, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory, USA


Who can flash that ePassport? 

  • Ever since they have existed, ePassport content has always been static (no change allowed);
  • New technology and new specifications are changing this – travel documents will be updated in the field;
  • How can citizen data and functional integrity be protected in this changing environment?

Mario Stoltz, Product Manager, NXP Semiconductors, Germany

Latest trends in forged polycarbonate documents

  • Latest trends;
  • Strengths & weaknesses of polycarbonate documents;
  • Challenges for humans and machines.

Stephan Mentzel, Expert for physical and technical document examination, Federal Police Headquarters, Section 33, Germany


Addressing face morphing attacks and their threat to the global electronic passport system – A project status report

  • Face morphing attacks pose a threat to the entire global electronic passport system;
  • Analysis of different morphing attack pipelines and the quality assurance likely to be performed by an attacker;
  • Design roadmap for countermeasures to detect and prevent face morphing attacks.

Uwe Rabeler, Technical Project Manager, Bundesdruckerei, Germany

The devil's in the detail: Key security features that continue to thwart the forger


 15.45  Questions and Answers   Questions and Answers
 15.50 Refreshment  Break Sponsored byalt
  alt  On the front line: Enhanced identity verification techniques alt The emerging eID landscape


From border control to law enforcement and beyond, hundreds of thousands of people work on the front line. One of their significant challenges is to verify a person’s identity as quickly, reliably and effectively as possible. This challenge is made all the greater by the environment in which identity checks are performed and the limited time pressures that exist. Coupled with that, many front line professionals, such as bank clerks or hotel receptionists, are not dedicated identification experts, but are asked to make a judgement nonetheless.

New – more mobile – ways of scanning documents are also becoming popular, but as well as a variety of advantages, they could also represent a significant risk to the integrity and quality of the verification process.

This session examines the trends and challenges associated with verifying identity on the front line and offers ideas as to the skills, tools and procedures available to enhance the efficacy of this process.


New technologies are enabling eIDs to play an even greater role in the digital citizen experience. From national eIDs, to those being issued at a more local level (such as smart city implementations) multiple applications are now increaisngly on offer, including a raft of goverment services and applications, such as payment and transportation.

Alongside these application developments this track also considers the emergence of alternative identity scheme architectures using technologies, such as blockchains.

 16.15 Session Chair's Introduction Session Chair's Introduction
 16.20 Front line use of identity document validation systems across employers, businesses and public authorities
  • Why the Home Office supports the use of identity document validation systems;
  • The steps the Home Office is taking to promote the use of the technology and to support the industry; 
  • How the industry and the Home Office can work together.
John Allen, Illegal Migration, Identity Security and Enforcement, Immigration & Border Policy Directorate, Home Office, UK

New apps for electronic identification documents: a door to usability
Spanish ID/Travel documents decentralized issuing process;
Dual interface Spanish national ID;
Upgrading of document issuance infrastructure;
Mobile apps for both e-Government and daily activities.
Yolanda Pérez Tocino, Formative Projects and International, Documentation Division, Spanish National Police Force

Alberto Sánchez Bermejo, ID Documents Manager FNMT-RCM, Spain

 16.40 Faster and safer border crossing, online ID proofing, Mobile Identity in the physical world: the ID document inspection shall evolve
  • ID checking is evolving from secure documents to mobile ID and remote ID proofing;
  • Security features developed for secure documents are not fit for that;
  • How can we keep the same security level under new circumstances?
Erik van Dijk, Product Manager Security Features, Safran Identity and Security, The Netherlands

Smart cards for smart citizens of smart cities

  • Smart city strategies are key drivers for ICT in the public sector;
  • Smart cards can be the means of choice to securely participate in smart city ecosystems;
  • New challenges and requirements need to be faced and tackled to support multiple application areas.

Bernd Zwattendorfer, Technical Marketing Manager, Infineon Technologies Austria


Mobile + secure documents

  • A review of how mobile solutions are changing the game for front-line law enforcement;
  • A look at mobile solutions, identity and the travelling public;
  • Insight: where emerging trends and innovation may lead us in the future.

Frank Smith, Chair, ENLETS Mobile (EU working group on mobile solutions for law enforcement), UK

Blockchain – Friend or enemy (or both) of electronic identity documents?
  • Blockchain-based identity schemes are an alternative to conventional identity documents;
  • The blockchain approach usually fails when attributes need to be asserted to an identity;
  • There are concepts to combine conventional identity documents with blockchain technology.
Klaus Schmeh, Consultant, cv cryptovision, Germany
  Questions and Answers Questions and Answers
alt   SDW Exhibition Reception   alt
17.30 - 18.30 Enjoy networking in a relaxed environment with a glass of wine or a beer in the Exhibition Hall.



Day Three - Wednesday 28 June


alt In conversation with…


Session Chair's Introduction

09.20 Incisive interview with Dr Narjess Abdennebi, Chief, Facilitation Section – International Civil Aviation Organization
alt SDW Fishbowl – Bringing mobile ID platforms to life - practical considerations

Extending physical citizen ID programmes to the mobile domain will revolutionise how people interact with just about everything: from accessing government services and entitlements to crossing borders, banking and beyond.  Yet the alluring promise of ubiquitous access and enhanced convenience is not without its challenges; particularly in the areas of regulatory reform, effective design, security and privacy.

This track explores the opportunities, trends and challenges along that path towards a safe, secure future with mobile citizen ID.

10.30 Refreshment  Break Sponsored byalt
  alt The future of secure document design alt  Biometrics: Effective solutions, responsible use


Innovation in secure document design has accelerated as new manufacturing and ink processes emerge alongside increasingly complex deployments of maturing technologies.

This session will explore how the expansion of visible and invisible security elements is crucial in combating potentially disruptive forgery and tamper techniques, but also examine wider design trends and evolving authentication needs.


Developments in biometric technologies and the widespread adoption of biometrics in travel documents and border-crossing procedures have transformed the document security industry. Decades of investment in research and development has made it exceptionally difficult to replicate and forge security features, driving a sharp decline in document fraud. The inclusion of biometrics not only further enhances document security, but also crucially establishes a unique, unbreakable link between the document and its legitimate holder. So, where do we go from here and what additional opportunities can be derived from biometrics? This session looks at the latest developments and sets the scene for how and where biometrics can deliver improvements to government, industry and the all-important end-user.

 10.55 Session Chair's Introduction Session Chair's Introduction
 11.00 Design excellence of the future
  • Despite the digital age approaching rapidly, physical documents still provide first line protection from ever-more sophisticated threats of counterfeit and fraud
  • Document design has certainly evolved over the years, and today a combination of beautiful imagery and cultural aesthetics are skilfully layered and combined with the latest technologies and innovative security features
  • We discuss what the future holds for secure document design, and how you can achieve Design Excellence
Julian Payne, Creative Director, De La Rue, UK

Fast and seamless travel: From dream to reality in Singapore…

  • A joint government/airport authority project at Changi Airport has integrated biometrics within all processes;  
  • The project incorporates biometric checks across bag drop, immigration (departing and arriving) and boarding for facilitation and security;
  • Technology and processes have created not just a smart border environment but a wise border environment: a border which achieves the dream of a seamless movement of people through a border and airport without any need to stop.

Gillian Ormiston, Solution Expert, Border Control, Safran Identity and Security, France

 11.20 Plastic Surgery: From minor augmentation to major facelift - Forgery and counterfeiting of plastic substrates
  • Plastic substrate solutions continue to proliferate in security document design. Inevitably, the criminal fraternity has also developed new products to cater for the illegal side of the consumer market. 
  • This talk will discuss the many and varied methods of attack on plastic documents, looking at why these attacks are possible and asking whether design strategies can be used to mitigate their effects.
Brian Somers, Forensic Document Examiner, National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), UK
Details coming soon
 11.40 The Hinge: Where paper meets polycarbonate
  • With growing adoption of polycarbonate in passports, datapage attachment is a hot topic
  • Some hinge constructions are clearly better than others
  • Flexibility, durability and security are the key elements of a good product
Renaud Laffont-Leenhardt, Director of Product Marketing for Passports, Gemalto Government Programs, France
Details coming soon
  Questions and Answers Questions and Answers
 12.10 Exhibition Viewing
 12.40 Lunch Sponsored byalt
  alt  Standardization, certification and evaluation in focus alt DocEx PART 2
Government only


Standardization, certification and evaluation initiatives exist within the secure credential domain to help raise security levels and provide quality assurance for end users, including governments and tendering authorities.

This track will discuss a number of important new schemes, ranging from a “Common Criteria” style of evaluation for specific document security features, up to the certification of overall security management system processes that security printers rely on.

One of the most popular conference sessions at SDW, the DocEx Knowledge Exchange is designed for secure document designers, examination experts and issuance authorities from around the world. In this private government-only setting, attendees are able to explore some of the challenges they face, understand new global document fraud trends, and share their experiences in a supportive environment
13.30 Session Chair's Introduction Session Chair's Introduction

First ‘Common Criteria-like’ physical security evaluation scheme 

Petri Viljanen, SIA eDocuments Workgroup, Gemalto

Security by design
  • U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has made changes to the Green Card and EAD design to improve the functionality and security; 
  • This new design highlights U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services’ dedication to both safeguarding national security and improving service for our customers;
  • The removal of certain features and addition of certain design updates help to reduce costs while making the redesigned cards more secure.
Jared X. Goodwin, Division Director – U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Document Management Division, USA
13.55 Intergraf ISO 14298 – the certification for security printers: implementation and benefits for security printers and end customers
Marc Been, Convenor ISO TC 130/WG10 (Managing Director VPGI Certification, and Intergraf Representative, and Steve Brown, Group Director HSSE De La Rue
Details coming soon
14.35 Questions and Answers Questions and Answers
14.45 Refreshment Break Sponsored byalt

alt PANEL – Identity innovations: Plotting a course for the future


The identity industry continues to move forward at lightning pace, with new technologies promising to revolutionise the way that services are accessed and the way people transact – between each other, online, in commercial settings, and with public administrations.This panel looks to the future. It will consider what identity innovations are likely to gain traction. It will ask what role secure government-issued credentials will play. And it will help identify the key trends that will enable identity industry stakeholders plot a course for the future
 alt  Closing Remarks 

Mark Lockie, Managing Director, Science Media Partners, Editor – Security Document World, UK

Matthew Finn, Managing Director, AUGMENTIQ, UK

alt  Close of conference  


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