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Visionaries and Pioneers in Automatic Identification

The outstanding quality of the ID WORLD 2009 agenda is guaranteed by the strong support offered by our prestigious Technical Committee. The Technical Committee will define the agenda by selecting the most appropriate abstracts submitted by potential speakers.

Biographies of the Members of the Technical Committee

Dr. Joseph J. Atick
Executive VP Chief Strategic Officer
L-1 Identity Solutions
Dr. Joseph Atick is Executive VP & Chief Strategic Officer of L-1 Identity Solutions. Dr. Atick is known as one of the early pioneers of the biometrics industry. Prior to joining L-1 Identity Solutions, Dr. Atick served as President and CEO of Identix, today an L-1 Identity Solutions Company. He also co-founded one of the original facial recognition companies, Visionics Corporation. Over the years, Dr. Atick co-founded and managed several companies focused on technology transfer and development, and has served as technical advisor to many high-tech organizations, including NATO. He also led the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory at Rockefeller University and the Neural Cybernetics Group at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.

Richard Bravman
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Richard Bravman is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Intelleflex. He has 27 years of software, marketing, sales and general management experience in wireless, mobility, and automatic identification technologies. Mr. Bravman joined Intelleflex Corporation, “The Intelligent RFID Platform Company” in September of 2005. Prior to joining Intelleflex, Mr. Bravman had a distinguished 25-year career at Symbol Technologies, Inc. In addition to his senior executive experience, he has held general management and functional leadership roles in teams responsible for product development, IP portfolio management, marketing and business development, and sales and systems.

Peter Collins
A2B Tracking Solutions
Peter M. Collins is the Founder and President of A2B Tracking Solutions. In this role, he has consulted on the streamlining of operations in many industries including the US military, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors, health care, insurance, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and the Federal Government. With his background as a bar code and mobile tracking expert, Collins quickly became recognized as one of this country’s foremost experts in UID compliance. Under his leadership A2B Tracking has developed UID Comply! data management software. Since UID was mandated in 2003 he has worked closely with the DoD’s UID policy office. He was recently named a Director of AIM North America, an arm of AIM Global. He was also named head of AIM’s UID Suppliers Alliance (USA) committee which acts as an intermediary between UID providers, the DoD and Congress. Peter Collins led the effort when United Parcel Service (UPS) contracted with A2B to complete development of the UPS Trackpad® parcel tracking system. Under Mr. Collins’ leadership, A2B Tracking has been the sole provider of development, maintenance and technical support to 700 UPS Trackpad users around the world.

Xavier Fricout
Managing Director
Oberthur Card Systems
Xavier Fricout, is Deputy General Manager of Oberthur Technologies – Identity Division. Oberthur Technologies enjoys a strong position and has considerable expertise in Identity and Security projects and in view of the sector’s considerable prospects for growth, the company believes that the Identity Division will further drive the company’s success. Formerly Managing Director of Identity Product Line of Oberthur Card Systems, Xavier Fricout started his career at the Spatial Research Center in Brazil. He then worked as an engineer for Matra Telecom, before joining Sécré (Schneider group) as Director, Radio Communication. He then was appointed Export Director at CS Telecom prior to joining Oberthur Card Systems in 1998. Xavier Fricout graduated from an Engineer School in Paris and is a Foreign Trade Advisor for the French Government. He is “chevalier du mérite” for foreign trade and he is also President of the smart card section of the Gixel (french organization that gathers the main French companies producing smart card solutions.)

Martin George
Smart Sensors Ltd
Mr. Martin George is CEO of Smart Sensors Limited, a collaboration with Professor Don Monro that has developed an independent new set of algorithms for iris biometrics. Mr. George’s previous systems and strategy consulting experience specialised in the commercial, human factors and operations impact of ID technologies, including TV image processing, RFID, smart cards and biometrics used in identity determination, protection and tracking applications. He has worked with clients including BAE Systems plc, Motorola Inc, and Cambridge University Engineering Department. He has also been instrumental in realising voice ID authentication using proprietary signal processing and recognition technology licensed into mobile phone and access control applications with customers such as ARM, TI, Schlumberger (Axalto), QinetiQ, and AT&T (NCR). Mr. George holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK), and has extensive experience of developing business around the incubation and licensing of Intellectual Property.

Peter Graham
Associate Partner
IBM Global Business Services
Peter Graham is the Worldwide Leader for Border Management in IBM Global Business Services. A leading expert in border management strategies and technologies, he works with key IBM clients around the world on strategic border and transportation security and identity management programs. Previously, as Director of Special Projects in the UK Immigration Service Peter Graham led the development of the UK’s Visa and Border Control Strategy as well as leading a number of strategic projects, including international data sharing and registered traveler programs (Projects IRIS and MiSense). Prior to this he was Director of Strategy and Policy for e-Borders, a multi-agency program, being developed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office, which will transform the concept of operations for securing UK borders. Graham joined the Immigration and Nationality Department of Home Office in 1991 and was made Deputy Director for Border Control Operations of the UK Immigration Service in 2001 with particular responsibility for policy, strategy, modernisation and carrier relations. Graham is a member of IATA’s Simplifying Passenger Travel group, the international border police organisation BorderPol, the European Science Research and Innovation Forum and acts as a strategic advisor to a number of national and international public sector organizations.

Wim Tappij Gielen
Senior Vice President
Wim Tappij Gielen is Senior Vice President at Datacard and has the responsibility for Sales and Service globally. As one of the pioneers in the card industry in the Netherlands, he started his career in 1969 developing card related solutions for the banking, retail and health care industry. With the growth of the card industry, ID related projects became a key element of his day to day business. In 1981 he joined DeLaRue and became the MD for their card operations in The Netherlands and Belgium. In this capacity he was responsible for the card production facilities in The Netherlands and Germany, the personalization bureaus in The Netherlands and Belgium and the development of security features for the ID division. With the expertise that he gained in several national ID projects, he contributed to many of the global Government ID projects DeLaRue was involved in. In 1989 he joined Datacard as Regional Vice President Europe Middle-East, India and Africa. In addition to his regional role, he led the development of secure ID and passport personalization solutions. Under his leadership, Datacard has established a major position in secure ID and Passport solutions.

Tom Grant
Chairman & CEO
Tom Grant is the Chairman and CEO ThingMagic. Prior to joining ThingMagic full-time as CEO in 2004, he was an early stage venture investor and business advisor to Boston’s high technology companies. He is Founder and Managing Partner of Protos, and General Partner for Applied Technology, both early stage venture investment funds. He was previously with Softbridge MicroSystems, a PC software development company, and Data Resources, where he was group Vice President. Grant serves on the Board of Directors of several early stage corporations including Ambient Devices and is also a Trustee of Northeast Health Systems, a $300M community health system north of Boston, and founder and Director of Heads Up!, a non-profit devoted to linking community service activity and student-athletes.

Joseph E. Krull
Senior Manager, Technology Consulting Security Group
Mr. Joseph E. Krull is currently a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Technology Consulting Security Group working on major security and compliance projects and initiatives. Mr. Krull has been a security professional for more than 30 years, previously serving as the Security Director for Accenture’s largest Government services project. Prior to joining Accenture in 2005, Mr. Krull was a Chief Security Officer for Fortune 500/Global 1000 companies, an independent security consultant and a senior intelligence and security officer for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency at American embassies overseas. He has worked in more than 100 countries and is a frequent public speaker on security and privacy matters. Mr. Krull holds multiple international security and audit certifications and in 2006 he served as Vice Chairman of the ASIS International IT Security Council and was inducted into the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Dr. Gisela Meister
Head of Technology Consulting R&D / Standardisation Manager C-TO
Giesecke & Devrient
As G&D’s standardization manager, Dr. Gisela Meister is a member of the Chief Technology office C-TO within G&D. She also acts as head of R&D’s Technology Consulting Department and thereby she is responsible for the conduction of G&D’s evaluation projects. Dr. Meister has been employed with G&D since the end of 1989 and henceforth she has made a large number of expert contributions to national and international standardization activities. She chairs the European standardisation working group for digital signature applications on smart cards (SSCD), deployed in Germany in connection with the electronic health card, ID Card and banking cards. Additionally she heads the just installed Task Force within CEN to maintain the European Citizen Card’s Software Smart Card Interface. Since 1994, Dr. Meister has been a member of the DIN national committee on Card Standardization. Since 2006, she has chaired the technical committee NIA 17.4, and acts as head of German delegation of its international mirror technical committee within ISO/IEC. Dr. Meister has degrees in mathematics and economics from the University Münster and has received the SIT Fraunhofer Smart Card prize 2004. She is a member of several program committees regarding smart cards and security aspects.

Toni Merschen
Former Group Head
Chip Centre for Excellence
Dr. Toni Merschen is a global expert on all aspects of chip-card technology based business solutions focusing on the financial, telecommunication, transportation and electronic identification industries. He provides strategic consulting services on executive and board levels and knowledge transfer for emerging consumer technologies. Until recently, Dr. Merschen was the Group Head and Senior Vice President of MasterCard’s Global Chip Center for Excellence responsible for managing all business and technology aspects, development and deployment of chip-based business solutions. He was also responsible for developing, coordinating and executing MasterCard’s chip strategies and tactics on a global basis. Prior to joining MasterCard Worldwide, Dr. Merschen was head of Citigroup’s global competence centre for chip card-enabled solutions, mobile financial services, PKI, and biometrics. Previously, while working for IBM, he had worldwide responsibility for their R&D activities and strategic alliances for smart card technology and solutions.

Tom Miller
Former President
Tom Miller is the former president of Intermec and a partner in The-SAGE-Group. The SAGE Group is a value transformation organization working with owners of private and boards of publicly held companies to accelerate company performance to create higher levels of economic value. As president of Intermec, Miller was a leader in the AIDC industry in 2004 and 2005 and a corporate officer in Unova, its parent company. Prior to his position as President, He served in the executive capacities of Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing from 2001-2003 and Senior Vice President, Americas and System and Solutions 1999-2001. Miller began his career in the automated data collection industry with Norand in 1982 and in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations; he was a member of the executive team that sold Norand a $240M public traded company to Western Atlas in 1997. He served as President of Norand from 1997 to 1999 and led the organization during its integration and merger with Intermec, a division of Western Atlas/Unova. Miller serves on the Board of Directors for Infologix and is also on the Board of Socket Mobility. Miller is past Chairman of AIM and a member of the AIDC100 organization. He received his Bachelor of Business and MBA degree from Western Illinois University.

F. Scott Moody
Chairman & CEO
F. Scott Moody is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of AuthenTec, the leading provider of fingerprint sensors and solutions. Founded in 1998, Mr, Moody raised four venture rounds including investments by The Carlyle Group, Sierra Ventures, Texas Instruments, China Development Industrial Bank and others prior to leading the company’s successful initial public offering in June of 2007 on Nasdaq. AuthenTec has assembled a highly qualified team; introduced new products at a rapid pace; quickly ramped to production and developed strong relationships with industry partners. Prior to founding AuthenTec, Moody was the Vice President of a $200 million division of Harris’ Semiconductor Sector (now Intersil). During his tenure at Harris, he led the successful turnaround of several diverse operations including the repositioning of the commodity logic business, which was later successfully sold, the acquisition and repositioning of GE Microelectronics and the profitable turn around of the Group’s Military & Aerospace business. Scott Moody began his career at Harris in 1980 where he gained experience in both the Semiconductor and Electronic Systems Sectors, including functional experience in engineering, manufacturing, program management, marketing and general management. Moody received a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State in 1980 and an executive MBA from the University of Florida in 1987.

Heinrich Oehlmann
Vice President Technology
European Health Industry Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) Support
Heinrich Oehlmann is the founder and senior consultant of Eurodata Council Stichting, The Hague, and co-founder of the system house for AIDC, Elmicron. He is also a board member of ICS Identcode Systmes, Pfäffikon, Switzerland. His speciality is development of systems for automatic data capture for cross industry applications and related standardization for common use. Based on the experience of implementing barcode in the early 80s, Oehlmann integrated the first RFID project in 1986 in heavy duty applications. Recognizing that auto ID with barcode and RFID will not succeed without common standards, he joined the national normalization body DIN and contributed as the German representative in forming the working groups for Barcode, RFID and Data structures with CEN and ISO. Chairing the Healthcare committee AIDC with EHIBCC his mission is to bring the ISO standards for barcode & RFID in this important area as well.

Dr. Gérald Santucci
Head of Unit “Networked Enterprise and RFID”
Directorate-General Information Society and Media, European Commission
Gérald Santucci has been working in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission since February 1986. In March 2007, he was appointed Head of the Unit Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The adoption by the European Commission, in March 2007, of a Communication on RFID has constituted a first milestone towards the achievement of a European policy framework regarding RFID. Work underway includes a Recommendation on the implementation of privacy and information security principles in RFID-enabled applications and a new series of global consultations on the Internet of Things. Over the years, Gérald has gained extensive experience in the activities of the Directorate-General through his involvement in research management, including heading the Unit “Applications relating to Administrations” (i.e. eGovernment) 1999-2002, the Unit “Trust and Security” 2003, and “ICT for Enterprise Networking” 2004-2006. Gérald holds a Master’s degree from the Institute for Political Studies in Paris, and a Ph.D. in Microeconomics from the University of Paris 12 Val-de-Marne.

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