Advisory Board

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Phédra Clouner
Deputy Director
Centre for Cyber Security Belgium

After having obtained a Master’s degree in Ancient History and  Master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology at the ULB, Phédra Clouner started her carrier at the Ministry of Finance as IT Project Manager. Specializing in document management, enterprise content management and records management, she becomes responsible of information management, business intelligence and web content management at the Ministry of Justice. In parallel, she becomes chair of document@work, the belgo-Luxembourg-association  for Enterprise Content Management  and founds and manages the Belgian antenna of  FEDISA international (the fedération for information lifecycle management, storage and archiving).  Given her passion for information security, she also took up a CISO function for the Ministry of Justice and evolves further in that area. She has been Deputy Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Belgium since its creation a little over 3 years ago.

She’s  Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative, launched by European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and also member of the Advisory board of The FIC (Forum International de la Cybersécurité) .

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Ferdinand Casier
Business Group Leader for the Digital Industries

Ferdinand holds an Executive Master in Management from the Solvay Business School and has more than 18 years of experience in the ICT sector. In March 2013 he joined Agoria, the Belgian Federation for the technology industry, as Business Group Leader for the Digital Industries. He has spurred innovation in the data field through the EluciDATA project in collaboration with Sirris and DTAI (2014-2018), has developed several projects in the areas of IoT, cybersecurity and information management and is now actively involved in the implementation of regional and national strategies to encourage the adoption of AI by companies and organizations.

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Peter Spiegeleer
Enterprise Security Architect

After having graduated as a civil engineer, Peter started his career in the information assurance domain at Belgacom. He has over 20 years of experience in IT, with proven track records in information security governance, risk and compliance, enterprise architecture, software engineering, and IT security, in telecoms, banking & insurance and the public sector. When working at IBM, Peter was the lead architect of various custom application development and integration engagements, ranging from billing and clearing, road user charging, freight transportation planning, as well as various integration and automation projects for information security management. Peter was the leader of IBM Belgium’s Security Focus Group, a member of the IBM BeNeLux Technical Leadership Team and a people manager. At present, as the Enterprise Security Architect of Proximus, Peter is responsible for the strategy definition and architectural governance of the cyber defense program, supporting the enablement of Proximus’ business transformation programs.

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Pieter Wellens
Strategic Advisor
European Commission

Pieter Wellens, Belgian, aged 57, holds an Engineering degree in Electronics. He has worked in ICT for 30 years. In 1987 he started his career as an officer engineer in the Belgium army specialised in telecommunications. In 1997 he joined the Belgium Police as an ICT expert where he actively contributed to  improvement of national and international police cooperation, INTERPOL, EUROPOL and Schengen. In 2000 Pieter went to the European Commission where he became one of the founders of the sTESTA network which is a private secured communication infrastructure between EU Institutions,  Member States and EU agencies. As of February 2018 he was appointed Strategic Advisor in the Security Directorate of the IT department of the European Commission. In this role he advices and coordinates internally strategic ITSEC developments and manages the relationships with contractors.

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Erik R. van Zuuren
Chairman of the summit

Erik is activily engaged in several jobs / activities, which activities include:

  • Founder TrustCore.EU
  • Topic Leader ITSE-S2 “Security Practices” at Solvay Brussels School
  • Security advisor and architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Advisor/Expert on Trust/eID/eSig/eSeal/Blockchain at Flemish Government
  • Expert / PM regarding (Qualified) Trust Services related guidelines for ENISA

Since January 2015 Erik left a big4 to start up TrustCore.EU and is currently active in the roles mentioned in the list above. Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Information & CyberSecurity (Management) etc. Erik's engagements include activities in public sector (Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal ICT Department (Fedict), the eGov & ICT agency of the Flemish Gov, DG Connect, DG Employment, DG RTD, EC-ISA, etc.) as well as activities in a diverse spectrum of private sector organizations (incl. NBB, ING, KBC, Electrabel Suez, Infrabel, DeLijn, BPost, Euroclear).Erik's achievements include being one of the fathers/authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and being one of the fathers of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government (wide range of (trust-)services wrt e-identification / e-authentication / authorisation / e-signing / stamping, etc). Currently Erik is focusing on Enterprise (Security) Architecture, on the effects/implementation of the eIDAS-Trust Regulation and on the upcoming Payment Services Directive 2.

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