Frans Rijkers is working in the field of population registries and identity management for over twenty years. His career started at the GBA project in 1989, a nation wide project for the automation of the municipal civil registries. After the successful completion, he was involved in implementing the civil service number and the design of the registration of non-residents
Since 2013, Frans is working at the Dutch National office for Identity Data. His main concern is innovation. Current pilots he is working on: Self Sovereign Identity, Personal Data Management, various blockchain implementations and verifiable claims.