The role of Electronic Identity in Electronic Signatures

As more processes get digitized and automated, it is no wonder the demand for electronic signatures is growing. Organisations are seeking efficiencies by reducing the time and cost it takes to get a contract or agreement signed, without the need to print and send any papers, or even schedule face-to-face meetings in situations when the other party must be identified. This webinar examines the business value of incorporating various electronic signing solutions and different ways user can identify when signing.

  • When: June 24 2020

  • Time: 1000 CEST

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In a market set to grow to USD 5.5 billion by 2023, electronic signing still remains neglected by many businesses despite its simplicity.

Electronic signing goes across legal, societal, psychological, and technological areas. Opposed to popular belief, it is not the legal or technological aspects that create the main problems when implementing electronic signing solutions but rather the following two issues which are the most severe:

  • Getting users and businesses acquainted to electronic signing.
  • Getting electronic signatures incorporated into digital process flows in a smooth way.

As a third issue users must possess signing means. In many markets this is still a problem, in other markets where electronic identity is available, such means are widespread but with little use.

  1. Better understanding of the properties of electronic signatures
  2. The role of electronic identity in electronic signatures
  3. eIDAS regulations in electronic signatures 
  4. Business value of electronic signatures

Meet the speakers

Mads Henriksveen, CA & eID Manager, Buypass

Mads Henriksveen has a Master in Computer Science and has more than 30 years of working experience with focus on systems development and IT security. He has been working with cryptography, eID, eSignature, PKI etc for the last 20 years and is the TSP Manager for Buypass AS. Buypass is a Norwegian QTSP according to eIDAS and Certificate Authority issuing publicly trusted certificates.

John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation, Signicat

John Erik Setsaas has been working with identities for more than 20 years. He has in-depth knowledge in the areas of security and identities. His current role is Identity Architect at Signicat AS, working with identity assurance, authentication, electronic signatures and seals. He has been presenting at numerous international conferences, like SAP TechEd, EEMA, ISSE, Kuppinger Cole (EiC, DFW and CIW), World eID and Cybersecurity, Trustech, BrightTalk, OIX, Oslo Trustech forum and more. Before joining Signicat, John Erik worked as chief development architect for SAP Identity Management. In addition, he has also worked as assistant professor at Buskerud University College, teaching Electronic Commerce, identity services and security.

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Handwritten signatures have a strong connection to the person signing, but not so much to the actual document. Electronic signatures on the other hand are closely linked to the document, but not to the person”


Rolf Riisnæs dr. juris, Partner at Wikborg Rein

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