Speakers » Alberto Sanchez Bermejo

Alberto Sanchez Bermejo

ID Documents Manager FNMT-RCM, Spain


New apps for electronic identification documents: a door to usability

  • Dual interface Spanish national ID;
  • Upgrading of document-issuance infrastructure;
  • Mobile apps for both eGovernment and daily activities;
  • Spanish ID/Travel documents decentralized issuing process;
  • Dual interface Spanish national ID;
  • Upgrading of document-issuance infrastructure;
  • Mobile apps for both eGovernment and daily activities.

This presentation discusses the physical and electronic innovations of the Spanish identity card issued in 2015. Its dual-interface chip facilitates communication with administration and allows it to be used with NFC-enabled smart phones, opening new possibilities.

After reviewing the security measures of the plastic support (UV, rainbow printing, OVI, CLI, transparent window, etc.), the electronic features of the new document’s dual-interface chip (citizen identification, electronic signature and electronic travel document) will be presented, as well as the internal data structure, which follows international standards. The infrastructure of document issuance (PKI, time validity of certificates, etc.) was upgraded to coincide with the launch of the new identity card.

Examples of mobile applications will also be given, for both eGovernment (Social Security, Tax Agency, Traffic Department, etc.) and daily activities (authorisation to withdraw products in pharmacies or mail, electronic signature, registration, etc.), whose source code is available for developers.


Alberto Sánchez Bermejo is Director of Identity Documents and Smart Cards at Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM).

He entered the Mint’s School of Apprentices aged just 14 and, soon after, joined the Fábrica Nacional whilst pursuing further education in Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Alberto initially worked as an Organization Technician in the Maintenance Department. He then served as a Software Engineer, developing applications for card personalisation, before becoming a Project Manager, and is currently responsible for the Department of Identification Documents.

In that capacity, Alberto had been involved in a number of projects related to the development of Spanish identification documents including, but not limited to, the credit card-sized driving license, the digital control system for road transport (digital tachograph),different versions of electronic ID, and several generations of the electronic passport; thereby playing an active role in the migration from paper to credit card-format documents, and in the incorporation of chips and other electronic devices.

He is married and has three daughters.

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