Date: May 29, 2024 | Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm | Place: Bellesalle Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan

The CSC Trust Without Borders Summit in Tokyo brought together government representatives, regulators, policymakers, industry leaders, and business experts for insightful discussions about the role of digital trust and identity in our globally connected society. Convened by the Cloud Signature Consortium, this event was designed to spark in-depth conversations about enhancing interoperability across borders. Participants had the opportunity to explore real-world applications that demonstrate the effective implementation of identity and trust services within various national contexts. The summit also provided a platform to unpack the influence of European Union regulations on global practices and to share case studies exemplifying successful cross-border interoperability.


09:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Registrations

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Remarks

10:30 am – 11:45 am
Session 1: Implementing Trust & Identity Services in National Contexts

Government representatives/ regulators and their advisors will share valuable insights on implementing trust and identity services within national contexts. Case studies showcasing successful national implementations will be presented, offering practical examples of effective collaborations between authorities, regulators and industry. The session aims to explore best practices and lessons learned from national initiatives – including the inclusion of interoperability criteria.

  • Apostolos Tolis Apladas, Program Manager – eID and eSigning Services, European Commission
  • Tomoo Yamauchi, Director-General for Cyber Security, CISO & Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan)
  • Andrea Sassetti, CEO at Aruba PEC S.p.A.
  • Sanjeev Premi, Senior Principal Architect at VIDA Digital Identity
  • Himalaya Gupta, Software Architect at VIDA Digital Identity

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Session 2: The Importance of Global Interoperability of Identity & Trust Services

In this session, leading stakeholders from different backgrounds (industry, policy, society) will short inspirational speeches highlighting the significance of identity and trust services for advancing digital transformation and the need for interoperability across borders. A panel discussion will delve into the challenges and opportunities in achieving seamless cross-border trust. The goal is to set a foundation for understanding the critical role of interoperability in today’s interconnected digital landscape.

2:30 pm – 3:50 pm
Session 3: Creating A Positive Environment for Digital Transformation

This session will focus on real-world applications and innovations in digital trust and identity products and services that are relevant for regulators/policymakers to know and understand. Industry experts will discuss strategies for creating a positive environment for digital trust and identity services for the good of business, society and the environment. The interactive panel aims to facilitate discussions on improving cross-border trust frameworks and promoting global harmonization in identity standards.

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Session

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovation Showcase during Networking Sessions
Opening our networking session and get-together, we invite key experts and providers to showcase innovative ideas and solutions to kick-start the more informal part of the Summit and give interesting insights for further connection building.