Germany ‘s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is currently visiting the African countries Ghana and Gambia. Markus Hoffmeister, CEO of cryptovision, is accompanying him as member of a delegation of leading business representatives. Markus was invited to this trip by the Federal President’ s Office, as cryptovision has been extremely successful on the African market for years – especially in eID projects in Ghana and Nigeria. Markus is particularly pleased about the visit to Ghana, where the issuance of electronic ID cards with cryptovision technology started recently. Ghana is regarded as the most stable democracy in
cryptovision ‘s Klaus Schmeh gave a presentation about cryptography and secure electronic identities at the Internet Day in Stuttgart. Hosted by Prof. Dr. Dirk Heuzeroth (Hochschule für Medien) this event took place on December 1. Klaus mainly spoke about the challenge of putting cryptography and electronic identities into practice – a task that is often difficult, as security budgets are low and endusers tend to care little about protection of their data. Klaus’ entertaining presentation style, which included the use of self-drawn cartoons, was, as usual, well received. All Internet Day talks were streamed live via the university website. Videos are now available online.
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The TRUSTECH in Cannes, France, is a must-attend for the smart card industry. Like in the years before, cryptovision did without a booth and organised an off-site party instead. The meanwhile legendary invitation-only CryptoNite party again proved a highlight of the TRUSTECH event. After an exhausting exhibition and conference day the attendants, which were