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Alain Hiltgen
Head of Business Security Advice, Executive Director at UBS AG


At UBS Alain is responsible for advising the bank's strategic initiatives on security and cyber-risk topics. Alain brings with him over 25 years of experience gained through security architecture, information security and IT risk roles at UBS and prior cryptography advisory and research roles at other companies and at the Swiss Federal institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), from where he has a PhD. At UBS he notably contributes to the bank's electronic and mobile banking security strategy and to the specification of its market-leading client authentication solutions. Alain has been since the very beginning also a member of the Payment(formerly Information) Security Support Group of the European Payments Council (EPC) and a board member of the Swiss Commission for Financial Standardisation.

Agenda Sessions

  • Strong Customer Authentication – Regulatory Developments, Practical Challenges and Evolving Best Practice