Eckhard Braun (Dipl.-Ing. FH) has a comprehensive industry and technology background, especially in the field of business and product development. More than 30 years of international project experience and proven specialisation in the field of high-security printing form a broad foundation of knowledge. Familiar with IT/software applications for decades, he and his FALCON team are particularly valued as competent project partners in times of digital transformation.
An experienced engineering team is a competent partner for strategy and concept development as well as holistic, intelligent and future-oriented process and factory planning. Industry-specific customer orientation and professional advice on digital transformation issues are success factors for achieving far-reaching integration and automation potential. Successful project implementations worldwide confirm FALCON as a professional industry specialist.
Mike Chambers is the former CEO of Bacs, Faster Payments and CHAPS – the UK’s systemically important payment systems. Mike now holds a portfolio of roles including Chairman, CEO, payments advisor, Non-Executive Director, ambassador and awards judge. Mike also publishes the Payments:Unpacked newsletter (www.payments-unpacked.com) and blogs at www.northeypoint.com.
An experienced financial services leader and public speaker with significant experience of working in financial services covering a range of senior management and board positions he is co-author of the UK access to cash report - Is Britain ready to go cashless?
Enryo is an independent consultancy designed to navigate the rapidly changing payments landscape. We offer support and guidance by providing agile and innovative solutions to: Research & education, Stakeholder & political engagement and Risk & resilience planning
Leo van Hove
Professor of Economics
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)
Professor of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), where he teaches courses in monetary economics, IT economics, and research methods. His current research interests include payment instruments, network effects, e-commerce, and access to finance.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) originated from the French speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), that was founded in 1834 by a Brussels’ lawyer with Flemish roots, Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen. It was his intention to create a university independent of church and state at which academic freedom would roam. Although ULB would already teach in Dutch at the law faculty as early as 1935, it wouldn’t be until 1963 before practically all the faculties would teach in Dutch.
Chief Production Officer
State Printing Works of Securities, State Company (STC)
After graduating from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague I became a technologist at a private printing company. In 2013 I moved from the private sector to the public sector, taking on the role of director of a state production plant (producing PC and PVC cards).
STC is producing all security documents for the Czech government, including passports, banknotes, Czech ID's, Driving Licenses, Resident Permit Cards, tax stamps, etc. We also offer digital solutions, for example a track and trace system for tobacco.
Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH
Thomas Scholler graduated in Vienna as Prepress and Printing technology engineer. After several senior positions in commercial and security printing companies, he joined OeBS in 2008. His experience includes security printing technology aspects, product development and best practice models. He is a member of various Eurosystem-related working groups.
OEBS is a 100% subsidiary of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. The company has evolved from pure banknote printing to a unique combination of know-how and experience, being a competent partner in terms of innovation, sustainability and technical developments.Located in Vienna, Austria, OEBS prints all Euro denominations and other currencies.