"Road to BMIC6": Digital Health Certificate for Cross-Border Mobility
Mr. Donato Colucci
Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management Specialist, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Donato is the “Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist" at the IOM Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He provides to IOM offices and Governmental counterparts expertise, planning and guidance in the development, coordination, and implementation of capacity building initiatives, in particular on border and migration management including Integrated Border Management and data collection and analysis. He assists IOM Country Offices and Governmental counterparts in developing, implementing and monitoring IOM's capacity building strategy and training activities, at national as well at regional level, undertaking, when requested, technical field assessments. With the IOM IT-Expert, he provides technical support for assessing, budgeting, installing and training on Border Management Information System (BMIS) and trains on various IBM topics including passport examination procedures.
Technical Officer, Public Digital Health Technology, Department of Digital Health and Innovations, World Health Organization (WHO)
Natschja Ratanaprayul (Nat) is a Technical Officer in the Digital Health and Innovations department at WHO, based in Geneva. She is responsible for coordinating the SMART Guidelines work with internal and external partners at WHO. As part of the pandemic response, Nat is also coordinating the work related to publishing guidance on Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates. Prior to joining WHO, Nat worked in strategy consulting across multiple sectors, including health and public service, financial services, products, and more. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration, both from the University of California, Berkeley; and she has a Master of Science in Public Health in International Health, Health Systems from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Airports & External Relations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Vinoop Goel is the Asia-Pacific Regional Director of Airports & External Relations for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is based at their Asia-Pacific regional office in Singapore. Vinoop leads a team that is responsible for all IATA's activities in the Asia-Pacific region relating to Airports, Passenger Facilitation, Cargo and Security. In addition to this, Vinoop also heads the Member and External Relations department for the region that is responsible for IATA membership and government policy issues such as environment, taxation and aviation regulatory matters. Vinoop has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Delhi in India. He has 3 decades of aviation industry experience including a 15-year stint in Japan and has been with IATA since 2005.
Executive Founder and President, The Commons Project
Paul Meyer is Executive Founder & President of The Commons Project, a nonprofit unlocking the full potential of technology and data for the common good. Paul began his career working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign and was one of President Clinton’s speechwriters. He was the first Chief Operating Officer of Endeavor, a non-profit supporting entrepreneurs globally. He then joined the International Rescue Committee, leading projects using technology to reunify refugees in the Sierra Leone and Kosovo wars. Paul co-founded IPKO, a wireless Internet provider serving the UN and humanitarian agencies that became Kosovo’s leading telecom, internet and cable TV company, and the IPKO Foundation, which has provided free technology education to a generation of Kosovar students. Then, Paul co-founded and served as CEO of Voxiva, which developed and deployed mobile health services across 17 countries, including the first nationwide digital disease surveillance systems in Peru and Rwanda.
Policy officer, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Michiel Sweerts is a policy officer in eHealth, Well-being and Ageing in the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) at the European Commission. He has been part of the Digital Covid Certificate team from its inception since joining the European Commission in late 2020. Prior to that he spent 13 years as a senior auditor at the European Court of Auditors, working across a range of policy areas, most recently technology and security. Prior to his career in the European institutions, Michiel qualified as a chartered accountant and worked in regulatory and operational affairs in the Belgian energy industry and as a manager at PwC in London.
Greg Pote is Chairman of APSCA, the business association for secure identity and payments, which he co-founded in 1997. Greg is also Chief Information Officer of ID4Africa, a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in the service of development in Africa. Greg has chaired and spoken at more than 200 industry conferences, forums and seminars covering identity and payments, across 22 countries in Asia, Africa, the Gulf and Europe, leading discussions with experts from governments, banks, transport operators, mobile operators and technology companies. Greg is a jury member for the Radiant Awards for government electronic identity schemes, and was a jury member for the Cartes Paris and Cartes Asia SESAMES Awards, the NFC Forum & WIMA Global Competition and the Asia PKI Innovation Awards.