Major Conferences and Roundtables organized by Carlos Moreira
1988 – Conference in Singapore organized by Singapore Network Services to launch the ASEANet project connecting 6 ASEAN countries to the Singaporean TradeNet system. TradeNet is a nation-wide electronic data interchange (EDI) system for the exchange of structured trade documents and information electronically. http://www4.ncsu.edu:8030/~gdickson/singtakeaways.htm
1988 – Conference in Lisbon, Portugal to launch the CEPexNet for the Centro de Exportacoes de Portugal, connecting CEPex Overseas Trade Offices around the world. http://www.cepex.com/
1989 – Market Intelligence System Workshop at the International Trade Center – World Trade Organization Geneva wwww.intracen.org
1989 – Conference in Lusaka, Tanzania at the PTA Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA Secretariat) on the Trade Opportunity Monitoring System TOMS http://www.sardc.net/editorial/sanf/2001/Iss1/SADC.html
1990 – Conference at the Arab Monetary Fund – for the establishment of an Intra-Arab Trade Information Network (IATIN), with the financial support of the United Nations development Program (UNDP) and the technical cooperation of the international Trade Center (ITC). ATFP has been mandated by the Arab Economic and Social Council, of the Arab League, to implement and administer the Network on a regional basis for the benefit of all Arab countries.
1997-1998 – Conceptualization and Development of the Secure Electronic Trading Opportunity sytem at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologies
1992 – Presentation of the Trade Point Concept at the UNCTAD VIII Cartagena des Indias, Colombia 8-25 of february 1992 http://www.unsystem.org/jiu/Download/Reports/1996/en96_01.pdf
1993 – Feasibility Study and Project plan for the establishment of the Trade Point Development Center in Thailand. more
1994 – Launch of the Electronic Trading Opportunity ETO system at the World Summit on Trade Efficiency in Columbus, Ohio, October 17-21, 1994.- World Summit and the Information Superhighway http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/economics/statements/940907.html
1995 – The United Nations Conference on the Effective Use of Information Technologies for Trade and Investment. Bangkok, Thailand, 9 to 10 May 1995. more program
1995 – The International Working Conference on Restructuring Strategies for Information Industry – Advances in Technology, Emerging Markets and Investment Opportunities, Thailand, 1995 more
1995 – Seminar od Secure E-Commerce , New Delhi, India 1995, to commemorate the Launch of the New Delhi Trade point – Ministry of Trade and Industry, India with the presence of H.E. Mr. P.Chidambaram, Minister of Trade and Industry.
1995 – Secure Electronic Trading Conferenet at Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China . MOFTEC. 1995 http://www.arraydev.com/commerce/jibc/9704-28.htm
1996 – Conference in Bangkok, Thailand organized by the Depertment of Export promotion DEP to launch the DepNet project. http://www.thaitrade.com/
1996 – Secure E-Commerce Presentation at the International Symposium on Trade Efficiency UNCTAD IX South Africa 1996
1996 – Secure E-Commerce Presentation at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota- Minnesota organizations involved electronic commerce, all of which illustrate leading edge involvement of Minnesota industry in this area. November 1996.
1996 – Symposium on Secure Electronic Trading at the Minnesota University, US during the Global Electronic Commerce Day” by Gov. Arne Carlson. The forum, held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, highlighted the University and state’s roles as global leaders in the ever-expanding world of electronic commerce. more
1997 – The Internet and Global Trade: An Operational Guide to Importing and Exporting in the Global Marketspace, by Madanmohan Rao and Carlos Moreira more
1998 – RSA Data Security® Conference, San Francisco, CA – January 12, 1998 – Presentation on Secure Electronic Commerce http://www.spyrus.com.au/content/pressroom/releases/1998/pr_seal.asp
1998 – Secure E-commerce Roundtable at the United Nations Summit for Partners for Development – 9 November 1998 – 12 November 1998 – http:www-partners.unctad.ch
2000 – The Secure Electronic Commerce Partnership Conference at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) – Sponsored and Organized by WISeKey in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union – http://www.wisekey.com/wiseworld2000/program.htm
2001 – The CH21 Congres – Le programme d’impulsion CH21 est une initiative visant à rassembler et à promouvoir l’ensemble des activités et projets susceptibles de faire progresser la Suisse dans le domaine des technologies de l’information et de la communication.
2002 – KeyNote at the launch of the Worldetrust.org Memorandum of Understanding to establish an inclusive, technology-neutral and technology independent framework for electronic Trust and e-government. http://www.worldetrust.org. Member of the Steering Committee of WorldEtrust.
2002 – Lisbonne Portugal – Présentation à la Deuxième réunion du comité de préparation du Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-s/md/03/wsispc2/c/S03-WSISPC2-C-0079!!MSW-F.doc
2002 – KeyNote at the Secure E-Government Center of the World Summit on Information Society: 2003 The World Internet Secure Key – WISekey SA is partcipating actively to the preparatory committe meetings (PrepCom) of the Summit as ITU-D member on a number of events that have taken place and others that are scheduled for future dates. WISekey participated in the first Preparatory Committee (PrepCom I) meeting in Geneva, 1-5 July 2002. WISekey also contributed to the informal governmental session on Content and Themes on 16 September 2002, in Geneva. http://www.wisekey.com/pages/wsis.htm
2002 – Keynote at the WISekey E-Security Awareness Day
at Telecom 2003 http://www.wisekey.com/pages/telecom2003_wk_day.htm
2003 – UNIDO – UNIDO SME Panel during the WSIS, 9 Dec. 2003
… Mr. Carlos Moreira, “E-trust and e-security
for SMEs in developing countries”. 4. Description of the UNIDO panel
2004 – Carlos Moreira presenting E-Passport technologies developed by WISekey to the EU Commissioner Mr. Pascal Lamy http://www.wisekey.ch/news_pool/internal/2004_02_24.htm
2004 – Carlos Moreira Presenting at the achs Bloomberg – 4th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Forum Investing in Emerging Growth Technology Companies – Organised by Sachs Associates in association with Bloomberg LP – 27 January 2004,Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, Munich. http://www.sachsforum.com/
2004 – Keynote presentation at the launch of the Secure E-Marketplace system in Mauritius with the presence of Mr. Pascal Lamy, EU Commissionner for Trade. The secure e-marketplace was inaugurated by H.E the Hon Sushil Khushhal Chand KHUSHIRAM, Ministry of Industry, Financial Services and Corporate Affairs of Mauritius, who emphasized the security elements included in the portal using WISeKey PKI technology and the advantages that this technology will bring to Mauritius SMEs. http://www.wisekey.ch/news_pool/internal/2004_02_12.htm
2005- Keynote at MERID 2005 – WISeKey Technologies Showcased by Microsoft as One of the Most Exciting R&D European Products at MERID 2005. The Microsoft event MERID (Microsoft European Research & Innovation Day) was designed to bring together politicians, companies, researchers, academics and policy makers in Brussels for a debate on the future of European research and development (R&D). Speakers included Carl Bildt, former Swedish premier and now UN Special Envoy. Some 15 Irish delegates attended the conference. The innovation day also showcased products of Microsoft and its partners’ R&D activities to demonstrate the vibrancy of Europe’s innovation sector. This part of the event was visited by Irish European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy.
Carlos Moreira, Chairman and Co-Founder of WISekey SA was part of the Roundtable “What is Needed to Drive Europe’s Global Competitiveness?” at the Microsoft Research and Innovation Day. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, with the participation of German MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis; Colette Lewiner, executive vice-president of Capgemini; Carlos Moreira, co-founder and chairman of WISeKey; and Carlos Zorrinho, president of the Council of Ministers for the National Lisbon Strategy.
At the event Microsoft announced their commitment to key European partners including CapGemini, WISeKey SA and Gemplus SA, to showcase some of the most exciting R&D products and activities currently coming out of Europe. http://www.microsoft.com/emea/presscentre/MERID_QA.mspx
2006 – Keynote at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum (GLF) Europe 2006, in Lisbon organized by Microsoft Corp. Keynote on Public Services and eGovernment Strategy that will provide governments with the prescriptive guidance and technology to focus on a seamless service delivery for citizens through technology. The strategy and solutions are designed to enable governments at all levels to reduce the cost burden of “red tape” and allow increased technology adoption to stimulate economic productivity. Government sources have estimated productivity losses in the area of £100 billion in the U.K., €400 billion across the EU-25, $17 billion in Australia and $843 billion in the U.S., per annum1. Carlos Moreira announced at this event the “BiscayTIK” project signed with Microsoft and the Government of Bizcay. This €17.4 million project includes a leading edge identity federation that enables the establishment of private citizen portals adapted to the needs and the interests of each citizen in a real WEB 2.0 environment, where the citizen will have the control over the portal contents on an identity basis. This advanced WISeKey service is tightly integrated with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 platform and allows secure and private access to the full scope of the DFB city-halls’ on-line services. This unique combination establishes a world reference for a community of over one million citizens and one hundred town halls and can be easily replicated in many other e-government scenarios and therefore contribute to the further advancement of the e-government promise. http://www.wisekey.com/en/Press/Pages/080710-biscaytik.aspx
2007 - Keynote secure digital identification solution prevents spies breaking into data systems to obtain critical race information; and its Smartcard kit is used by hospitality guests – Carlos Moreira during his keynote announced its work with Alinghi – twice winners of the prestigious Americas Cup – in delivering a high security digital identification solution to prevent confidential electronic information and data being leaked into the opposition’s camps helped them to gain a competitive advantage. Alinghi opted to protect the large volumes of electronic data and communications being transmitted between the race team, partners, and sponsors, throughout the duration of the build-up to the race, which included implementing Wisekey’s secure electronic identity solution, which incorporates a photograph, personal password and a computer chip to limit people’s access to sensitive areas of the Alinghi website and data bank; and to prevent the team’s camp and associates accessing specific data without proof of identity. Wisekey’s solution, which is part of its CertifyID suite enabled Alinghi to benefit from its data being protected in a limited access, highly-secure universal computing environment, which was low-cost to deploy and easy-to-use. In addition, Wisekey provided an Alinghi Smartcard kit to hospitality guests during the America’s cup, so a social network could be created around the Alinghi secured website, allowing them to preview special materials, plus more.
Alinghi wanted to ensure nothing would hinder their title defense, and with little difference in the basic design of the race boats since circa. 1992, additional elements such as sail designs, race strategy, and tactical information and communications were the only differentiators between winning and losing. To have this critical information leaked to competitors by insiders, or through spies breaking into and accessing systems that could be decrypted, could have cost Alinghi the race.
2007 – Keynote at the World Economic Forum Dalian – Revealing a bold new initiative of the World Economic Forum Community, comprised of the 1,000 foremost global enterprises, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, announced the creation of a new community of fast-growing companiesdestined to join the ranks of global multinationals in the next 5 to 10 years. “These are a very special group of companies that have not really been understood,” said Schwab. In his opening remarks of the Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Schwab had set the goal of 100 Founding Global Growth Company Members. Today, he welcomed 125 Founding Members, clearly signalling that the time is right for this new initiative. 40% of the members are from Asia; 26% hail from Europe; 20% are based in the Americas; and 14% come from Africa and the Middle East. “This is a truly global community,” said Schwab.Schwab’s remarks followed a lively panel on the essential elements – the leadership DNA – of Global Growth Companies. The panellists, CEOs of five of the world’s most successful companies, listed traits that included: the constant drive for innovation, adherence to openness and flexibility, recognition of core competencies, allocation of resources on a global scale and, particularly, recruitment and retention of talented individuals. Closing the meeting, Dai Xianglong, Mayor of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, offered his “heartfelt thanks” to the Forum for its selection of his city for the second Annual Meeting of the New Champions.
2007- Keynote at the Clinton Global Initiative – As part of its support to the Clinton Global Initiative starting in New York this week, WISeKey is providing, in cooperation with the OISTE Foundation, the first results of its commitment to the CGI by launching the NETeID. The announcement was made today at the CGI Annual Meeting held in New York on September 26-28. The event coincides with the U.N. General Meeting that gathers 1,000 leaders from business, NGOs, foundations, academia and government.
“NETeID provides the necessary identity management and transactional platform enabling a new approach to cash flow management, reducing operational costs, intermediaries and other sources of losses for aid, remittances and micro-credit initiatives, as well as increasing the awareness and control capabilities of the funds providers”, said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey.
Relying on strong authentication, digital signatures and ID management, the NETeID system provides a platform handling the funding procedures lifecycles. In the NGO and AIDS fund scenario, from the user’s perspective, the lifecycle can be represented by the concept of a “Digital Committed Aid Check” and its different states: requested, issued, assigned, cashed. Local funds donors, NGOs and governments all play an important role, in pre-approval, post-control, consolidation, assignment. The system also allows direct fund transfer from a provider to a requester, with few or no intermediaries, mostly appropriate when direct trust is established, as in the case of remittances.
This initiative embodies the possibility to expand the use of digital identification and fund transfers to Less Developed Countries and emerging economies via a network of Identity Authorities interconnected among them by a Global Interoperable and acceptable Trust Model, and is based on the work done by WISeKey with International Organizations such as ITU, OISTE, IOM, and others.
OISTE is working since 1998 with public and private organizations mobilizing them towards the creation of a global standard on privacy. Privacy is a central issue in our convergent and ubiquitous world. Countries clearly recognize the inherent challenge that the present expansion of the Internet, with its invisible, intuitive and pervasive system of networked computers, holds for current social norms and values concerning privacy and surveillance.
Privacy is generally considered by the majority of governments and private sector institutions to be an indispensable ingredient for democratic societies and economic development. There is no clear standard for privacy as it can be considered as a new phenomenon and an inherent challenge from ubiquitous computing.