Speaker details

Drs. Jacoba C. Sieders

Member Of The Board Of Advisors


Jacoba is a digital identity expert, eager to make digital life better and a lot more secure than it is today. Keynote speaker at international IAM congresses and teacher of masterclasses. 

After twenty years in leading Identity positions at four multinational banks, Jacoba now focuses on strategic freelance assignments only. 

eSSIF-Lab is an EU-funded project and aims at advancing the broad uptake of Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI) as a next generation, open and trusted digital identity solution for faster and safer electronic transactions via the Internet and in real life. Next to being member of the eSSIF-Lab Advisory Board, Jacoba is a reviewer for SSI projects and companies demanding EU-funding under the eSSIF-lab. 

Jacoba holds a Master degree in Classics from Leiden University (Greek, Latin, Hebrew) but re-educated to start an IT-career, first as a developer in Java, C++ and databases, moving to IAM and cybersecurity from there.


Date Title

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2021

Nov 10, 2021
CISO Roundtable IV - Self-Sovereign Identities: What the EU Is Planning and What It Means for All Enterprises
Nov 10, 2021
Gain – SSI – Traditional
Panel: Comparing the Different Approaches to a Global Identity Layer for Commerce, E-Health, Finance & E-Government

European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021

Sep 13, 2021
Panel: Identity, Privacy, Security - The European Perspective
Sep 14, 2021
Coffee & Inspiration Lounge
Introducing ESSIF-LAB - The European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework Lab

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2018

May 15, 2018
Digital Identities and Blockchain: Experiments and Use Cases @ ABNAMRO
May 16, 2018
IAM Blueprint & Compliance
Trends in Digital Identity Strategies

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

May 11, 2017
PSD2 Opportunities
PSD2 - Disruptive Opportunity for Banks?
May 11, 2017
Best Practice: Finance Industry
PSD2 - Turning Compliance Needs into Opportunities