EC Panel Discussion: Integrated Border Management

14:30 - 15:30 hrs
World Forum Theater

Using technology to secure Europe’s borders & freedom of movement

The European Commission has adopted important measures to help improve border management and the EU’s internal security, as well as to safeguard the principle of free movement of people. This brings opportunities for new technologies on for example the use of unmanned systems and sensors for border protection to ensure strong and shared management of external borders.

The panel will discuss on:
- how to strengthen co-operation between concerned relevant actors and
- how to exploit existing information tools more effectively.
Based on lessons learnt in research and innovation projects, the aim of this discussion debate is to explore opportunities in for the field of technology in order to better integrate systems for the surveillance of the EU’s external border.

Session Chair : Beatrice Comby (Director, FRONTEX)
Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos (Director, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and Representative of PERSEUS project, EE)
Krum Garkov (Executive Director, eu-LISA)
Jean-Yves Guedon (Director of Business Units, Morpho)
Nathalie Paez (Technology Innovation Office, Guardia Civil Headquarters, ES)

The panel discussion will be followed by a workshop. Those who are interested in the topic can discuss further with project coordinators and the panellists so that they can look through in-depth what security research can do for policy making in their are in the future.


Integrated Border Management
Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos
Krum Garkov (Executive Director, eu-LISA)
Jean-Yves Guedon (Director of Business Units, Morpho)
Jean-Yves Guedon holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris. He started his career in R&D activities in the Defense field. He joined Morpho in 1998, and managed several ID cards and biometric systems programs, before to hold the position of Vice President of the Border Control Business Unit. He then moved to the US to manage the Business Units and Operations of the US subsidiary of Morpho during 4 years. He moved back to France mid 2013 as Vice President Partnerships and Development for Morpho.