Projects

E J Consultants provides business consultancy explaining, in easy to understand terms, how eID and Trust can be utilised for stakeholder benefit in both private and public sectors. E J Consultants' principal, Jon Shamah is also an expert on Cybersecurity impact and mitigation.

 

Jon Shamah is a technical and business communicator. He is renowned as being able to reduce complex methodologies and processes into concepts that the non-technical can understand and absorb.

 

Jon Shamah is able to facilitate the 'Light-Bulb Moment' and brings a 360 degree vision of programs and projects - especially important at early stages of any activity with many participants.

 

 

DE4A

DE4A is a Member State-driven pilot, aligned with strategic eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and EIF Implementation Strategy and with full regulatory compliance (SDGR, GDPR, eIDAS, Services Directive…), establishing a culture of co-creation, transparency, accountability and trustworthiness. Its goal is facilitating migration towards European Digital Public Services co-delivered across borders, across sectors and with different participants, reinforcing trust in public institution, and unleashing multiple measurable positive impacts on efficiency gains and reduction of administrative burden and costs.

PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 15

LOCARD

LOCARD aims to provide a holistic platform for chain of custody assurance along the forensic workflow, a trusted distributed platform allowing the storage of digital evidence metadata in a blockchain. Each node of LOCARD will be able to independently set its own permission policies and to selectively share access to digital evidence with other nodes when deemed necessary and upon proper authorization through fine-grained policies.

LOCARD's modularity will also allow diverse actors to tailor the platform to their specific needs and role in the digital forensic workflow, from preparation and readiness, to collection, to analysis and reporting.

PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 20 

LIGHTest

LIGHTest develops a lightweight trust infrastructure providing parties of electronic transactions with automatic validation of trust based on their individual trust policies. To ease integration and improve availability on any system, LIGHTest makes use of the existing global Domain Name System (DNS) for publication, querying, and cross-jurisdiction translation of information relevant to make such decisions, including levels of assurance.

Responsible for internal and external communications, dissemination and Community activities.

Participation in other technical Work Packages

PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 20 

FutureTrust

The FutureTrust project will address the need for eIDAS compliant globally interoperable solutions, through basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, active support of the standardisation process in relevant areas, and providing Open Source software components and trustworthy services, which will ease the use of portable eID and electronic signature technology in real world applications.

Responsible for internal and external communications, dissemination and partner programs
Responsible for applicable standards surveys
Participation in other technical Work Packages
PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 20

Cloud For Europe

Cloud for Europe supported public sector cloud use as collaboration between public authorities and industry. The project identified obstacles, found innovative solutions and has built trust in European cloud computing. Cloud for Europe used pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The pre-commercial procurement identified innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs, but also provided better information to public procurers about the potential of cloud services. The project started in June 2013 and ran until 30 June 2017. It was co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).

Member of the dissemination team.

FutureID

The FutureID project builds a comprehensive, flexible, privacy-aware and ubiquitously usable identity management infrastructure for Europe.  It integrates existing eID technology, trust infrastructures, emerging federated identity management services, and modern credential technologies

 

Responsible for internal and external communications, dissemination and partner programs
Responsible for assessment of AppServer integration requirements
Responsible for applicable standards surveys
Participation in other Work Packages
PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 26

STORK 2.0

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed 2.0 contributes to the realization of a single European electronic identification and authentication area. It builds on the results of STORK, establishing interoperability of different approaches at national and EU level, eID for persons, eID for legal entities.
 

Large Scale Pilot: STORK, STORK2.0:
Part responsible for dissemination
Advisor to banking pilot
PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 5+

ECIM

ECIM as a platform aspires to encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors in cities, bolstering pan-European innovation and contributing in the development of smarter public services. ECIM envisions smarter services as more user-centred as well as cost-effective in their conception and deployment.

 

Responsible for Cross-Border Interoperability design - including STORK and FutureID interoperability
PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 6.5

ATTPS

ATTPS supports the TDL community with the implementation of its SRA. The focus of ATTPS is on orchestration of the project roadmap (innovation funnel), the execution of pilot projects to validate new innovative technology concepts for trustworthy ICT, and the support of standardisation bodies.


Project Manager (Period3)
Responsible for coordinating WPs and forming coherent outcomes to further goals of project
PAID PERSON MONTHS - 6

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SSEDIC

The objective of this network is to provide a platform for all the stakeholders of eID (electronic identity) to work together and collaborate to prepare the agenda for a proposed Single European Digital Identity Community as envisaged by the Digital Agenda (DAE) in its Key Action 16.
 

Founder and Network coordinator
Responsible for Mobile eID and Authentication outcomes

PAID PERSON MONTHS on project - 20 

COSTAR

The ambition for the COSTAR use case is to introduce a commercial service in all European Member States to SMEs to protect themselves against cyber threats. The market introduction of COSTAR would be a major contribution to the Trust Paradigm Shift where users are prepared to pay for trustworthy ICT services.

COSTAR has a number of multinational ICT providers as partners.

 

Part responsible for the concept, development and delivery plans, as well as communications and alliances

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Advisory Boards

E J Consultants provides the benefit of experience to projects, helping to ensure success and efficiency.

Projects range from eID and Trust to Cybersecurity and Smart Cities.

Jon Shamah is a technical and business communicator. He is able to facilitate the 'Light-Bulb Moment' and brings a 360 degree vision of programs and projects - especially important at early stages of any activity with many participants.

 

ID2020

In 2018, ID2020 Alliance Partners, working in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), drafted a formal articulation of our perspective on ethical approaches to digital identity. The landmark ID2020 Alliance Manifesto https://id2020.org/manifesto lays out these shared principles and forms a starting point to guide the future of digital identity globally.

Jon spoke at the Launch event at the UN Assembly in New York in 2016 

Member of the Ethics Advisory Board

YAKSHA

YAKSHA will build an ecosystem of partners around its solutions that will contribute to enhancing cybersecurity skills in Europe and creating new positions for cybersecurity specialists in ASEAN. Moreover, the direct access to the important ASEAN market will positively impact the competitiveness of European security industry. The YAKSHA software solution will be validated in real-world pilot projects in both EU and ASEAN, initially focusing on Vietnam and Greece, and with plans to expand the deployments to other countries.

Member of Advisory Board

KONFIDO

KONFIDO is a H2020 project, that aims to leverage proven tools and procedures, as well as novel approaches and cutting edge technology, in view of creating a scalable and holistic paradigm for secure inner- and cross-border exchange, storage and overall handling of healthcare data in a legal and ethical way both at national and European levels.

Member of Advisory Board 

ARIES

The main goal of the ARIES Identity Ecosystem is to provide new technologies, processes and security features that ensure highest levels of quality in secure credentials for highly secure and privacy-respecting physical and virtual identity management with the specific aim to tangibly achieve a reduction in levels of identity fraud, theft, wrong identity and associated crimes and to create a decisive competitive advantage for Europe at a global level..

Member of Advisory Board

LEPS

LEPS enable existing certified e-Delivery, e-Notifications and remote e-Signature services in the private sector to use the pan-european elD infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification and authentication, while complying with elDAS specifications and rules. Member states are Greece and Spain.

Member of the Industry Monitoring Group.Advisory Board

Trust in Digital Life

TDL’s mission is to create a trusted ecosystem that protects data and assets of citizens and enterprises through which industry can provide innovative and trustworthy ICT products and solutions across Europe.

 

Member of Advisory Board 2012-2015

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Industry Participation

E J Consultants offers organisations and agencies the opportunity to benefit from a rich experience within Trust, Identity,  and Cybersecurity.

ENISA

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, is working for the EU Institutions and Member States. ENISA is the EU’s response to the cyber security issues of the European Union. As such, it is the 'pace-setter' for Information Security in Europe, and a centre of expertise.

 

Member of two small expert groups contracted to advice on Cybersecurity standards coordination and eIDAS Trust Services coordination with outputs as recommendations to the European Commission on its future strategy.

eIDAS

The role of the eIDAS regulation is to boost TRUST and CONVENIENCE in secure and seamless cross-border electronic transactions by promoting the widespread use and uptake of electronic identification and trust services.

 

Contracted Facilitator on behalf of DG-CONNECT
Ministerial Workshop on eID, in Poznan Poland. Outcome was ministerial recommendations which became the fundamental components of eIDAS.eIDAS legislation (Trust Services

EEMA

TDL’s mission is to create a trusted ecosystem that protects data and assets of citizens and enterprises through which industry can provide innovative and trustworthy ICT products and solutions across Europe.

 

Chairman of Board 2014-

Recipient of 2009 EEMA Fellowship Award for Services to European Identity

Office of PM

Advisor to the Prime Minister's Office (Biometrics Commissioner) of a digitally advanced non-EU state on strategy for establishing a mobile national eID for the entire population. Advice includes overall strategy, policy, scheme dynamics and liaisons with prospective Identity Service Providers (IDPs). Conducted Best Practice workshop for internal and external IDPs.

Ongoing engagement commenced 2015.

TDL

TDL’s mission is to create a trusted ecosystem that protects data and assets of citizens and enterprises through which industry can provide innovative and trustworthy ICT products and solutions across Europe.

 

Member of Advisory Board 2012-2015

NETS

Nets specialises in managing digital values through delivery of strategic consulting and IT solutions, particularly in payments. They connect businesses, the public sector and consumers via an international network, which facilitates the exchange of digital payments, identity and information. Solutions include payment services to many households in Norway and Denmark and more than 7.8 million digital identities have been issued.

 

Long-term retained consultancy assisting in internationalising toe e-Services offerings.

EDGE Consulting

Consultant for EDGE Consulting Group (ECG), which operates at the crossroads of supply chain management and financial services. ECG has a range of very experienced consultants, who in teams manage complex projects involving deep financial knowledge, commercial acumen, organisational change and advanced technology in regulated environments.

ITU-T

​The Study Groups of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) assemble experts from around the world to develop international standards known as ITU-T Recommendations which act as defining elements in the global infrastructure of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

 

Co-Chair ITU-T SG17 JCA IDM 2011-2013

Responsible for coordinating relationships between other SDOs and ITU-T.

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