EU Borders Getting Smarter Through Technology

17th October 2018 | Swissôtel, Tornimäe 3, Tallinn, Estonia

08:30 – 09:00Welcome Coffee and Registration
09:00 – 10:00Keynote addresses
09:00 – 09:15Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA
09:15 – 09:30Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of Frontex
09:30 – 09:45Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director-General,
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commissio
09:45 – 10:00Mike Fandler, Head of Unit IV/2, Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior
10:00 – 11:00SESSION 1 – Future of information driven integrated border management
Moderator: Mike Fandler, Head of Unit IV/2, Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior
Theofanis Syrigos, Chairperson of the Entry/Exit System Advisory Group, Customer Relationship Officer, eu-LISA
Richard Ares Baumgartner, Senior Strategic Advisor, Frontex
Luis de Eusebio Ramos, Deputy Executive Director of Europol,
Capabilities Directorate

Marc-André Daigle, Director, Strategic Initiatives and GCMS Coordination, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break and discussion in the hall
11:30 – 13:00SESSION 2 – Integrating technology into external border management – View of the end-users
Moderator: Javier Quesada, Head of Research and Innovation Unit, Frontex

Nicolas Goniak, Advisor, European and International Affairs,
French Ministry of Interior
Fares Rahmun, Project Management and Software Development,
Federal Office of Administration (BVA), Germany
Pasi Nokelainen, System Manager for Border Checks,
Finnish Border Guard Headquarters
Pedro Figueira, IT expert, Foreigners and Borders Service, Portugal
13:00 – 14:00Buffet Lunch
14:00 – 15:00SESSION 3 – Interoperability – adding maximum value for the border management community
Moderator: Mare Haab, Head of the External and Internal Communication Sector, eu-LISA

Interoperability – state of play and upcoming challenges”
Rob Rozenburg, Head of Information Systems for Borders
and Security Unit, DG Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission

Interoperability and privacy rights implications”
by Owe Langfeldt, Acting Head of Prior Checks and Consultations,
European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

“Implementing interoperability – a collaborative effort already underway”
Ciarán Carolan, Head of the External Affairs
and Capacity Building Sector, eu‑LISA
15:00 – 15:30Coffee break and discussion in the hall
15:30 – 17:00 SESSION 4 – Future outlook
Moderator: Guido Brockmann, Head of Sector, Test and Integration Services, eu-LISA

Michiel van der Veen, Chief Executive, European Association for Biometrics
Laurent Beslay, Scientific Project Leader , Law enforcement technologies 
 and citizen, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Paolo Venturoni, Chief Executive Officer, European Organisation for Security
Sirra Toivonen, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, BODEGA project representative
17:00 – 17:20 Closing remarks by Frontex, eu-LISA and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU
19:30 – 22:30 Reception in Maarjamäe Castle, Pirita tee 56, Tallinn
Busses depart from Swissôtel to the reception venue at 19:10
Return from reception
– bus No 1 leaving from Maarjamäe to Swissôtel at 22:10
– bus No 2 leaving from Maarjamäe to Swissôtel at 22:30