Ronny Bjones Presented with EEMA Lifetime Achievement Award

30-Year Career Spent Advancing IT Security and Identity Recognised at ISSE in Paris

 BRUSSELS, 18th NOVEMBER 2016 –  EEMA,  the leading independent not for profit, European think tank focussing on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the Internet of Things and mobile applications, has presented Ronny Bjones with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

 Every year at the ISSE conference, EEMA bestows its highest accolade on one individual that has made a significant and lasting contribution to IT security. This year at ISSE in Paris, the 30-year career of Ronny Bjones was recognised.  Currently the Director of Cloud Identity & Privacy Services at Microsoft Corporate, Belgium, Ronny joined the company in 2002 to become its EMEA security lead and more recently he kicked-off the design and development of Azure Active Directory B2C – a cloud-based consumer identity and access management service capable of managing billions of authentications. He is also the author of several books including the implementation of electronic signatures and best practice for applications using the electronic identity card.

 Upon receiving the award Ronny Bjones commented:

“I am very honoured to receive this award from EEMA. I’ve been collaborating with EEMA for about 25 years providing me fantastic memories and friends.” 

The award was presented by the Chair of EEMA, Jon Shamah, who stated:

“Throughout his career Ronny has made a huge contribution to our industry, through a combination of hard-work, innovation and commitment to education and knowledge sharing. We are very proud of his close association with EEMA and we are delighted to honour him with this much-deserved award.” 

Former recipients of the EEMA Lifetime Achievement Award include Andrea Servida (European Commission), Kim Cameron (Microsoft), Roger Dean (Founder of EEMA) and Reinhard Posch (Austrian Federal Government). 

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