About us

Our history

It all started in  2011 with 3 ingredients: the need to ensure at low cost the reliability of information on paper documents, a strong public leadership to find a solution, and a small company with a big idea!

Before the Otentik VDS, there was the 2D-Doc VDS

New technologies and deceits reduce the barrier to entry for counterfeiting and fraud. This is especially true for paper documents, and it can become extremely problematic when these documents are used to issue passports.

Leaders at France’s Ministère de l’Intérieur (Interior Ministry) and l’Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés (ANTS) decided to tackle this problem and started looking for a technology that provided highly reliable information and that was low cost to operate. Enters AriadNext with a big idea. Together, they develop the first digitally signed and inter-operable VDS: the 2D-Doc. In operation since 2012, it is used in France to deliver proof of addresses across multiple industries, notably telecom, energy and finance.

The Otentik VDS is an important evolution based on 2D-Doc, and the Otentik network supports both VDS technologies.

Our members

Membership directory

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Legend: Private=Private organization. Public=Public organization. Pro. Assoc=Professional Association.

Founding members

 NameTypeDescription
Advanced Track & TraceAdvanced Track & TracePrivate
AlphacodeAlphacodePrivate
AriadNEXTPrivate
Bruno Couderc ConseilPrivate
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)Public
Chambre Nationale des Huissiers de JusticePro. Assoc
Comité Français d’Organisation et de Normalisation BancairePro. Assoc
Conseil National des Greffiers des Tribunaux de CommercePro. Assoc
Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts ComptablesPro. Assoc
DhimyotisDhimyotisPrivate
Digiposte – Groupe La PostePrivate
FNTCFédération des Tiers de Confiance du NumériquePro. Assoc
G.L.I Ingénierie et ServicesPrivate
Hoefle, FlorianExpert
IN GroupePrivate
Le Querrec, YvesExpert
Lex PersonaLex PersonaPrivate
NotariusNotariusPrivateNotarius provides solutions for legally reliable documents. It is trusted to issues certificates for Otentik VDS, and has a software suite to create and validate content on the Otentik Trust Network.

Members

 NameTypeDescription
ACNAlliance pour la Confiance Numérique (ACN)Pro. Assoc
Experts Comptables et Commissaires aux Comptes de FrancePro. Assoc
MDSTMinistère de l’Intérieur (Mission de Délivrance Sécurisée des Titres – MDST)Public
ResocomResocomPrivate
Stéphane Gasch et AssociésPrivate

Associate members

 NameTypeDescription
Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés (ANTS)PublicThe ANTS has launched the first generation of VDS, named 2D-Doc, to fight against document fraud and enable a trustworthy exchange of printed information.
Délégation Nationale à la Lutte contre la Fraude (DNLF)Public
Ducass, AlainExpert

Leadership Team

Deep background in public policies and fraud prevention

Gilles Barré, President

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Yves Le Querrec, General Secretary

Zbigniew Sagan, CTO

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Patrick Drolet, Co-chair – Technical working group

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