Speakers @

IDM Nordics

Identity Management

19 November 2024

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

Speakers @ IDM Nordics


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Chair & Keynote Speakers
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Sarah Aalborg
CISO & Head of IT Governance, Tivoli

After working in IT for over 25 years, Sarah has become the CISO of Tivoli, a Danish amusement park. Her experience spans from IT support over Security Program Management to IT security.

Over the years, Sarah has been involved in multiple IAM implementations. She specializes in using her knowledge of the human brain and behavioural sciences to gain traction and engagement during the implementation and rollout of IT security controls.

Keynote Speaker
Kevin Kruse
IGA Lead, Banking Circle

With a solid foundation and long experience in the Identity Management domain, Kevin combines that with all the above into leading the IAM journey of any organisation, by developing and implementing Identity centric concepts and stories, with passion, ambitions and courage to dare challenge best practices or combining these in new ways, that inspires and grows into something more.

Kevin is on a mission to dare challenge and descent vendors and suppliers easy selling and fancy wordplays, and instead inspire and educate organisations to think more passionate and long term, and help them make the rights decisions, so their IAM journey will be empowered by enthusiastic employees and happy business.

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Sachin Loothra
Lead Solutions Architect, Telia

A detail oriented professional with a keen eye on business and technical processes. Sachin Loothra is an IAM Architect having experience of working in large multi-phase IAM projects/programmes for clients across various sectors including retail, education, media, engineering/construction, energy, finance, healthcare, public sector etc. He has a creative bent of mind and thrive in innovative environments.

Currently Sachin is working as a Lead Solutions Architect leading the overall IAM architecture at Telia.

Keynote Speaker
Sushant Devanta
Enterprise Architect (IAM), Inter Ikea Group

With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Sushant Devata is a TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect leading the IAM capability at Inter IKEA Technology Services. Renowned for driving transformative change in digital customer experience and IAM areas, Sushant’s expertise extends across various facets of enterprise systems, from business and data to applications and technology architectures. He thrives on conducting meticulous IT Gap assessments, crafting digital roadmaps, and designing solutions that empower organizations to navigate the complexities of modern business. Additionally, Sushant plays a pivotal role as a core member in building the IAM Tech foundation at IKEA and has made significant contributions to the rollout of CIAM solutions within the organization.

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Tom John Fischer Jensen
Head of Privacy & Security, CPO, Semler Gruppen

Tom has built and managed a digital compliance office, entailing both privacy and security compliance for one of Demarks biggest conglomerates. Tom excels in implementing and managing complex compliance programs across different sectors, while having a great sense for aligning business needs with legislative requirements.

Previous Speakers
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Dr Gilad Rosner
Digital Identity, Privacy and Regulatory Consultant

Dr. Gilad Rosner is a digital identity, privacy and regulatory consultant, and Data Protection Officer. Gilad is a published academic, and his research has been used by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the UK Verify.gov programme, and the Welsh Government.

Gilad is a member of the UK ICO Technology Advisory Panel, was part of the Privacy Guidelines Expert Group of the OECD, and is an expert on the regulation of digital identity. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, and he founded the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum. Gilad consults on and researches a broad range of issues including the GDPR, digital wallets, age assurance, emotional AI, children’s privacy, biometrics, and de-identification.

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Johan Finndahl
Engineering Manager – Access Governance, Enterprise Identity & Access Management, IKEA IT AB

Johan works as the Engineering Manager for the Access Governance team within Ingka’s (IKEA) Enterprise IAM area. The Access Governance team focuses on providing services that helps our co-workers with a better and more secure experience when accessing our digital landscape.

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Jan Olsson
Police Superintendent / Operations Developer, SC3 Swedish CyberCrime Center

Jan has worked as a police officer for more than 30 years and for 15 years with internet-related crime, e.g. as a national expert in fraud. Among other things, he has been involved in starting the National Fraud Center (NBC) in 2013 , but has for the last 5 years worked with preventive efforts and as a business developer at the National IT Crime Center (Noa) / Swedish CyberCrime Center (SC3).

Jan is a seasoned lecturer who lectures and presents in Europe and the USA. He also participates in international police cooperation within Europol, Interpol but also within the majority of international Private-Public-Partnership organizations in Europe and sits on the board of ECCFI and MRC’s LE Commission.

Jan has received a number of awards, the most recent of which was “Safety Profile of the Year 2022”.

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David Magård
Senior Advisor at Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) and Coordinator at EWC

David Magård has been working in public sector and as an expert to EU and OECD with a focus on new technologies and digital identity for most of his career. He is now the coordinator of the EWC and works as a senior advisor at Bolagsverket.

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Raffaele Angius
Product Owner, The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration - UDI

Raffaele Angius is a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), where he has worked since 2008 and served in many different roles.

He is currently a member of UDI’s Identity Expert Team and Product Owner for ModPerson, the first step in the restructuring of the Norwegian foreign-national database from a monolithic to a domain-based architecture. This is a joint programme of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, the Norwegian Police Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Immigration Appeals Board, and the Norwegian Tax Administration.

Fun fact: Raffaele shares his name and place of birth with two cousins and one uncle, something which has always created some sort of identity confusion outside of home. After becoming a Norwegian citizen, Raffaele added a Nordic name to his original name but failed to inform the Italian authorities about the change. He thus became in effect his own alias and a walking identity paradox.

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Bruno Falcão
CIAM Product Manager, Roche

Bruno has been immersed in the IAM world for more than 7 years, where he has implemented IAM solutions in Nestle, International Olympic Committee and now at Roche. He is responsible for the overall strategy for Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solutions, with an external user portfolio of more than 1 million customers worldwide.

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Sebastian Stauber
Service Owner - Identity and Access Management, Caverion

Sebastian gained extensive experience in the broader realm of identity governance and administration during his time as a consultant at Accenture, working on various identity projects in the financial and telecommunications sectors. Currently, Sebastian spearheads the efforts of Caverion towards a mature identity architecture by implementing Saviynt as the identity platform that will enable the further growth of the business.

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Jochen Raymaekers
Principal Solution Architect, ForgeRock

Jochen Raymaekers is a Principal Solution Architect at ForgeRock, and is helping businesses solve complex IAM issues in the Northern Europe territory. Over the past 10 years, Jochen has performed full IAM implementations, from developer to architect, security architecture reviews, security assessments, and penetration tests of different systems and devices.

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Ivo Van Bennekom
EMEA Impact Center Leader, Digital Identity, PwC.

Ivo leads the PwC Digital Identity Impact Center for the EMEA region. Ivo has over 15 years of experience within the digital technology space, with a specific focus on global identity market patterns and translating them to business objectives for clients. He is a strategic and tactical Subject Matter Expert on digital identity topics advising client senior management. Ivo works for a variety of sectors, with a main focus on Finance, Consumer markets and high-tech firms. He is engagement leader of several global Cyber Security & Digital Identity transformational programs.

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Haiko Wolberink
VP of Sales – EMEA, Silverfort

Haiko leads Silverfort’s go to market within EMEA and serves as the Vice President of Sales. With 20+ years of experience serving the EMEA marketplace, he has worked within various domains of the Cyber Security Industry and most recently as Area VP of Sales, Middle East. Haiko holds a postgraduate diploma in Management from ESMT Berlin.

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Matthew Berzinski
Senior Director, Product Management, ForgeRock

As a Senior Director of Product Management, Matt is responsible for building product strategies in bringing the ForgeRock product portfolio to market. Matt works closely with customers and partners to understand the current market demands and bring them to the product teams to deliver the most modern and comprehensive platform in IAM. Prior to joining ForgeRock, Matt has over 20 years experience in the Identity Management and Security space working with companies such as Oracle, Symantec, Unisys and Passlogix.

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Matthew Berzinski – Seminar
Senior Director, Product Management, ForgeRock

As a Senior Director of Product Management, Matt is responsible for building product strategies in bringing the ForgeRock product portfolio to market. Matt works closely with customers and partners to understand the current market demands and bring them to the product teams to deliver the most modern and comprehensive platform in IAM. Prior to joining ForgeRock, Matt has over 20 years experience in the Identity Management and Security space working with companies such as Oracle, Symantec, Unisys and Passlogix.

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Mehmet Yaliman
Principal Solutions Architect , Ping Identity

Mehmet has been working in the Identity space for over a decade, spending time in various roles at the customer, integrator and vendor sides. In his current role at Ping Identity as a Sr. Solutions Architect he supports customers and prospects across EMEA to find the right solution for their next identity-related project.

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Hans-Robert Vermeulen
Identity Strategist, SailPoint

Hans-Robert Vermeulen brings over 20 years of experience in the broader Governance and Identity and Access Management space, ranging from consultancy and advisory work to technical pre-sales, Hans-Robert has a wealth of experience and understands the underlying business issues and complexity associated with the security and Identity Governance challenges that businesses face in today’s complex market. Hans-Robert is the Identity Strategist in EMEA. He has been with SailPoint for over ten years and was a part of the original team that built out the EMEA region.

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Niels Fenger
Advisory Practice Director, Omada

As Advisory Practice Director at Omada, Niels Fenger specializes in maturity assessments and IGA solution enhancement, as well as significantly contributing with setting standards and best practices, resulting in improved service quality and quicker customer value realization.

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Jacob Ideskog
CTO, Curity

Jacob Ideskog is an Identity Specialist and CTO at Curity. Most of his time is spent working with security solutions in the API and Web space. He has worked with both designing and implementing OAuth and OpenID Connect solutions for large enterprise deployments as well as small startups.

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Ingvar Johansson
Pre-Sales Engineer, One Identity

More than 35 years in IT and focusing on Identity and Access Governance for 20+ years working for several leading IGA vendors. Now focusing on IAM in the EMEA region.


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Philip Hoyer
Field CTO EMEA, Okta

Philip Hoyer has spent the last 20+ years in identity and technology leadership roles as a CTO and VP of Engineering at Videojet Technologies, HID Global and ActivIdentity. He has in-depth knowledge of identity standards as an active contributor and represented HID Global in industry forums such as GlobalPlatform (where he previously held the position of Strategic Director and Chair of Identity Task Force), Smart Card Alliance, IETF and OATH. He’s also a named contributor on 25+ patents in the identity and secure credential space. Philip is a recognised subject matter expert on Innovation, NFC, TSMs, Mobile Security, Identity, Cloud Security and Payment Standards, especially in financial services and e-government, who regularly speaks at major conferences.

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Fredrik Hörnell
Sales Director, Saviynt

Fredrik Hörnell is a seasoned professional in the realm of cybersecurity, prominently known for his role at Saviynt. With more than 25 years of experience, Fredrik has significantly contributed to helping organisations around the globe protect their data, systems and identities.

He possesses a keen understanding of identity and access management, aiding organisations to fortify their security posture. Fredrik’s dedication to innovation and commitment to helping businesses navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity has made him a respected figure in the industry.

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