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The outstanding quality of the ID WORLD 2010 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
Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Corporate Development
NCR Corporation
Richard Bravman is Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Corporate Development with NCR Corporation. Mr Bravman leads business development, corporate communications and marketing, government relations and field marketing and is tasked with driving a business development strategy that will expand NCR’s market reach. He joined NCR from Intelleflex, where he was president, chairman and CEO with overall general management responsibilities for the company’s operations and performance. Prior to that, Mr. Bravman formed Coastal Ventures in 2004, and served as its principal partner providing consulting, board and advisory services to top management of emerging and early stage technology companies and to their customers. In 1978, Mr. Bravman joined Symbol Technologies and later served as its vice chairman and CEO.

Alain Fanet
Tagsys RFID
Alain Fanet is a well-recognized veteran of several fast-growth international high-tech companies. He provides TAGSYS with a unique blend of entrepreneurial and global business management experience. Alain Fanet is the co-founder and CEO of Arteris, a global semi-conductor system-on-chip design firm, and a co-founder, President and COO of T.sqware, Inc., a high-performance network processing firm. He has also served as VP and General Manager with Globespan Virata and more recently as the President of the European Technology Tour Association, an industry body that helps emerging technology companies expand internationally.

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.

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.

Antti Korhonen
President & CEO
Mr. Antti Korhonen has over 20 years of experience in high tech and IT industries in international sales and marketing leadership and product management. Prior to Ekahau, Antti worked at Vaisala Inc., Boston, MA, USA, as a General Manager of Vaisala’s Industrial Business Division for North America. Prior to Vaisala Mr. Korhonen worked in several management and leadership positions in companies such as Government Research Institute VTT, Computer 2000, and Western Digital Corporation. Antti has a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and is a graduate of the MIT Sloan Fellows program, from Cambridge, MA.

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.

Paul McKeown
Customs, Ports & Border Mgmt
IBM Global Business Services
Mr. Paul McKeown leads IBM’s Customs, Ports and Border Management initiative in Northern Europe. He has worked with clients in Government, Travel and the Banking Industry to help introduce new technologies to their business and to improve the security, safety and convenience of modern borders. Mr. McKeown has had a long career at IBM holding a number of senior positions including Global Leader of IBM Smart Card Solutions, European Leader for Wireless e-Business in the Finance sector and a variety of posts in Marketing, Development and Sales. Currently, Mr. McKeown is working on the challenge of applying large-scale biometric systems to improve security and convenience for travelers. Mr. McKeown holds a BSc in Technology and Business Studies, the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, and is both Senior Marketing Manager and an accredited Consulting IT Specialist.

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.

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. Mr. Oehlmann is also chair of DIN NA 043-01-31 AIDC and chair of CEN TC 225/WG 1 ORM (Optical Readable Media) and member of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 AIDC.

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 unit’s portfolio includes some 40 R&D projects, grouped around two clusters, which address the development of ICT-based systems supporting the Future Internet Networked Enterprise and the shift from contactless technologies towards 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. During the period from 1986 to 1989, Gérald managed the preparatory work that led to the AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine) exploratory action, which still exists today in the form of the ICT for Health unit of DG Information Society and Media. In 1991-1993, he was involved in the Uruguay Round Trade Negotiations with respect to Semiconductors (tariffs, rules of origin, direct investment) and drafted a Commission Communication on the European Telecommunications Equipment Industry. 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.

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.

Peter Went
WCC Smart Search & Match
Mr. Peter Went is the Chief Executive Officer of WCC, where his role is to oversee the company’s operations in The Netherlands and the United States. Mr. Went founded WCC in 1996 after a frustrating search for a new house exposed the fact that existing database technologies were ill-equipped for performing certain types of searches.This revelation led him to develop a search tool that worked more like the human mind, and set the foundation for WCC’s ELISE fuzzy database technology. Prior to WCC, Peter Went held a number of leadership positions with different high tech companies. He served as CTO of Quality System Development, which developed and marketed an integrated banking system for European banks. He was also Founder & CEO of UniSoft, where he orchestrated the company’s expansion into Prague.

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