Emmanuel Wang

Emmanuel Wang

  • Vice-President Governance, Travel & Transport Business Line
  • IDEMIA, France

After starting his career as a business consultant for governments, Emmanuel worked with the French government for the introduction of the biometric passport back in 2008.

He joined IDEMIA in 2010, where he has been delivering large-scale biometric border control solutions for governments, notably for the European Commission and the EU-LISA agency, where he was in charge of the Biometric Matching System of the Visa Information System (VIS).

He also led some Smart Borders pilots in the EU, in preparation of the Entry-Exit System (EES) and the shared Biometric Matching System (sBMS) which IDEMIA is now developing for the European Union.

He then focused on delivering flight reservation (Passenger Name Record) data analytics solutions for governments and was in charge of the border control and travel experience global offering at IDEMIA between 2018 and 2022. During this period, he notably managed to position IDEMIA in a number of European Member States to offer them national solutions for EES.

He then joined the Europe organization from IDEMIA and is now in charge of the Business Development of IDEMIA’s activities.


  • Future Borders

    It is now clear that entry/exit systems are future of our borders and that API/PNR data is fundamental to their successful implementation. But how is that implementation progressing, especially at our maritime and green borders where there is little or no experience in the use of these technologies and data systems, and where conditions make it much more challenging, like busy ferry ports or secluded border crossings points or harbours?
    As passengers in general want technology to make travel simpler, governmental movements towards new forms of border control with the use of Digital Identity are with public-private cooperation. What is the changing landscape of API/PNR and how will that data and systems be managed as it rolls out across the world and are Trusted Traveller Programmes based on API/PNR data the future.
    What’s the latest thought leadership in enhancing border protection and management to counter the ever-changing challenges?