eIDAS meets PSD2 - Securing access to financial services with qualified certificates

  • 20 March 2018Add this to my calendar
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  • ETSI, Sophia Antipolis Franceexpand

ETSI and Open Banking Europe (OBE) have the pleasure to invite you to the eIDAS meets PSD2 workshop, an event on securing access to financial services with qualified certificates.
This one day workshop will take place on 20 March 2018 at ETSI Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis. 


ETSI is developing a standard for the use of EU Qualified Certificates, as defined in Regulation (EU) No 910/201 (eIDAS), profiled to meet the requirements for securing communications between payment services under Directive (EU) 2015/2366 (PSD2).
This event is to explain the PSD2 Qualified Certificates as specified by ETSI in TS 119 495 and discuss its usage with eIDAS trust service providers and PSD2 payment service providers.
This is to be a joint workshop with Open Banking Europe (OBE), a multi-national community of Associations, Regulators, Banks, TPPs and Service Providers for PSD2.

Target Audience

This event is of interest to: 

  • Technical officers and architects in Banks and third party payment service providers using PSD2 qualified certificates.
  • Technical officers and architects in trust service providers offering PSD2 qualified certificates.
  • European and national regulators who oversee the operation of trust service providers
  • European and national supervisory bodies who oversee the operation of trust service providers
  • European and national financial competent authorities who oversee the operations of banks and third party payment service providers.


10:00 Welcome Coffee
11:00  Opening Address
Riccardo Genghini, ETSI TC ESI Chairman
11:15 - 12:00  Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities Lying Ahead
  11:15 Gabor Bartha, EC DG Connect
  11:30 EC DG FISMA - Speaker to be named
  11:45 ECB - Ann Borestam
12:00 - 13:00  Session 2: Background to PSD2 Access to Account, eIDAS and Certificate Profile
  12:00 Payment Services Directive (PSD2) access to account and the Regulatory Technical Specifications (RTS) Context
John Broxis, OBE
  12:15 eIDAS Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs) and qualified certificates
Nick Pope, ETSI TC ESI
  12:30 Introduction to Qualified Certificates supporting PSD2, Michał Tabor, ETSI TC ESI
  12:45 Questions and Answers

Networking Lunch

14:15 - 15:15

Session 3: Demonstration of the PSD2 Qualified Certificate Registration Experience and on Example of Securing End to End Transaction with PSD2 Certificates

  • Chris Kong, Azadian
  • Kornél Réti, Microsec
  • Luigi Rizzo, INfoCert
15:15-15:45 Coffee
15:45 - 16:25

Session 4: Roundtable on how eIDAS meets PSD2
Bank and QTSPs will be brought together to raise and answer the key questions that the financial industry has about eIDAS over PSD2.

Moderators: Nick Pope, ETSI TC ESI and John Broxis, OBE

  • Thomas Kopp, Luxtrust
  • Kornél Réti, Microsec
  • Luigi Rizzo, INfoCert
  • Christian Seegebarth D-Trust GmbH
  • Michał Tabor, ETSI TC ESI
  • Elzbieta Wlodarczyk, KIR, Poland
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Deutsche Bank
16:25 Closing Remarks – Nick Pope, ETSI TC ESI & John Broxis, OBE
16:30 Workshop Close
16:30 - 18:00 Networking Drinks 

A draft for public review and comment of the draft PSD2 Qualified Certificate standard.

ETSI TS 419 495 is distributed with this agenda with close of commenting period on 23rd March immediately following the workshop.


Gábor Bartha, European Commission
Gábor Bartha works for Unit H4 (eGovernment and Trust) at Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) as a legal/policy officer.
He is responsible for the eIDAS domain. Previously he was assigned to the eIDAS Task Force with the same duties. He is responsible primarily for legal aspects of electronic identification and trust services since 2009. Now he is the leader of the legal team responsible for eIDAS.
Previously he worked in DG Competition on antitrust cases.
A Hungarian lawyer by training, before coming to Brussels, he worked in Bogsch and Partners Law Firm in Budapest dealing with business and IT law representing multinational companies.

John Broxis, PRETA
John has been working in payments and banking systems since 1997 with Logica (now CGI) in London and Saudi Arabia. He moved to EBA CLEARING in 2002 to support the development and launch of STEP2, the pan-European ACH.
In 2007, he became Director of STEP2 taking the platform through SEPA migration to be the largest clearing system in Europe, and one of the most sophisticated globally. In 2010, John created MyBank, a pan-European e-authorisation solution for online payments, which went live in 2013. In 2014, MyBank was moved to a separate company, PRETA S.A.S. with John as Managing Director.
In 2016, John conceived and launched the Open Banking Europe programme to support the industry to understand the collaborative requirements from PSD2 access to account solutions.

Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ETSI TC ESI Chairman- eIDAS
Riccardo Genghini is a "one of a kind" lawyer: interested in the normative power of language as the pre-condition of natural law. He is influenced by the writings of Thomas Sebeok, Walter J. Ong, John Searle, Maurizio Ferraris, Steve Mithen, John Rawles, Lawrence Lessig, and Angus Maddison, with his research is focused on the changes of customary law as a consequence of digitalization.
The outcome of his research is that most problems in IT are design problems, not ontological problems. The next question therefore is "what is proper design"? On this path, he ended in being involved in the standardisation of digital signatures, documents, mails, archives and in designing his applications for such technologies.
From 2011 to 2015 he supported the EU Commission's in drafting of the Regulation 2014/910/EU (eIDAS Regulation) and is still working on its implementation through European standards as Chairman of ETSI-ESI and of the eSign Coordination Group.

Thomas Kopp, LuxTrust
Thomas Kopp started his professional career in 1987 after having finished studies of mathematics & computer science with diploma degree at the University of Saarbrücken in Germany. During the subsequent 25 years, he took on various professional roles and acquired in-depth knowledge and expert competences in numerous fields of information processing with special focus on parallel computation, network protocols, security infrastructures, PKI and Advanced Electronic Signatures.
Thomas joint LuxTrust S.A. in Luxembourg as Head of IT Development in 2012 after having formerly been responsible for the Security Development Department of DIaLOGIKa GmbH in Germany. He became responsible for the LuxTrust IT Department in 2013, finally released operational obligations in 2016 to concentrate on innovations and new technologies as the LuxTrust Chief Scientist.

Nick Pope, Thales – eIDAS
Nick Pope is a principal consultant at Thales e-Security supporting their customers on use of Thales' hardware security modules in banking, governmental and commercial sectors, specialising in eIDAS. He has been involved in EU standards relating to electronic signatures for more than 15 years and before that the development of X.509 standards in ISO. Currently, Nick is vice-chair of the ETSI TC ESI, chair of the ESI steering group on signature creation and validation, and liaison representative on the CEN Working Group on signing devices. Previously, he led the STF on standardisation for trust services supporting electronic signatures.

Kornél Réti, Microsec Ltd
Kornél Réti is a research engineer at Microsec Ltd., the leading certificate authority (CA) and prominent supplier of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology in Hungary. He has deep technical knowledge on the theoretical background and security aspects of PKI. He has hands-on experience in the application of various PKI-based solutions, such as electronic signatures, electronic seals, webserver certificates, time-stamping, long term preservation, registered e-delivery, eID, mobile ID, remote signing, validation, authentication, encryption, e-documents and e-administration.
Kornél Réti actively participates in the work of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee (TC) Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI) since 2015. He has been involved, among others, in the updates of TSP policy documents and creation of PSD2 certificate profiles. He is a member of the Specialist Task Force within TC ESI producing standards for electronic registered delivery (ERD) and registered electronic mail (REM) services. He is also a member of the Hungarian Association for Electronic Signature.
Kornél Réti has studied at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, holds a Master's Degree in Technical Informatics, specialized in IT security.