Reinhard Posch

Federal Government of Austria

Reinhard Posch is member of the Working group on Security of payment systems with chip cards of the Austrian National Bank. He worked with the OECD group of experts on cryptography in preparing the OECD guidelines for cryptographic policies. At the national level he consulted the Federal Chancellery, the Ministry of the Interior and other public institutions on matters of security and cryptography. He participated in the negotiations for the “Directive on a common framework for electronic signatures” of the European Union. He is also participating in the Working Party on the authenticity of legal data and electronic signature in the justice sector of the Council of Europe. Within the i2010 framework Reinhard Posch participated in the eGovernment subgroup taking the lead in Identities and interoperability of electronic documents. Prof. Dr. Posch acts as the Austrian member of the ENISA Management Board. At the 10th meeting on 23rd of March 2007 he got elected Chairmen of the management board. He was appointed coordinator for the electronic citizen card, a signature based smart card, by the Austrian government. As Chief Information Officer he is heading the platform “Digital Austria”, the coordination body for ICT in public administration and E-Government in Austria .