Ciaran is Programme Manager for the ICAO Public Key Directory. As well as leading operational management of the system, he coordinates all work to evolve the system to meet developing and future needs in the domains of aviation, border management and digital identity. Thus, he is involved in several international working groups in the field of identification technologies while he has led testing of such technologies at international borders, including as part of the EU Smart Borders test team. Ciarán has B.Sc and PhD qualifications from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining ICAO, he led research and development efforts, headed the external affairs team and managed work towards EU systems interoperability at the EU Agency for Information Technology in Tallinn, Estonia.