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Visionaries and Pioneers in Automatic Identification

The outstanding quality of the ID WORLD 2008 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

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. Alastair MacWillson
Global Managing Partner, System Integration & Technology
Dr. Alastair MacWillson is the Global Managing Partner of Accenture’s global Security Practice and works with business and government leaders around the world on critical issues such as security, trust, privacy and compliance. He also serves on the leadership team of Accenture’s Global Technology Consulting business. Prior to joining Accenture, Dr. MacWillson spent 16 years with the UK Foreign Service specializing in political and technical risk analysis on postings in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and the USA. In 1990, he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and in 1992, took on the role of global lead for the Technology Risk and e-Business Services, a group of 2,500 technology and security professionals. Dr MacWillson was also the founder and interim global CEO for beTRUSTed, PriceWaterhouseCooper’s managed identity services spin-off.

Heinrich Oehlmann
Vice President Technology
Business Communication Council (EHIBCC) Support
Mr. 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 AG, Pfäffikon-CH. His speciality is development of systems for automatic data capture for cross industry applications and related standardization for common use. Based on the experience implementing Barcode in the early 80th Mr. Oehlmann integrated the first RFID project in 1986 in heavy duty applications. Recognizing that Auto ID with Barcode & RFID will not succeed without common standards he joined the national normalisation body DIN and contributed as the German representative in forming the working groups for Barcode, RFID and Data structures with CEN and ISO.

The Honorable James W. Ziglar
President and CEO
Cross Match Technologies
The Honorable James W. Ziglar is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Match. Before joining Cross Match in August 2005, Mr. Ziglar was a Managing Director and Chief Business Strategist at UBS Financial Services, Inc. in New York. He was a member of Cross Match’s Advisory Board before becoming President and CEO of Cross Match. Mr. Ziglar had over 10 years of experience with UBS prior to departing in 1998 to serve as Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate. From August 2001 until his retirement from federal service in December 2002, Mr. Ziglar served as the last Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Before rejoining UBS in 2004, Mr. Ziglar was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics. In addition to his positions as Commissioner of the INS and as Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, Mr. Ziglar has served at various times as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science, as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun, as a congressional and public affairs officer at the Department of Justice, and as an aide to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Ziglar is a member of the bar in Virginia, New York, Arizona, and the District of Columbia.

Jacques Sénéca
Executive Vice-President
Mr. Jacques Sénéca is Executive Vice-President of Gemalto and President of its Security Business Unit. He is also Chairman of Eurosmart, an international non-profit organization committed to expanding the world’s smart card market, developing standards and continuously improving quality and security applications. Previously, Mr. Sénéca was in charge of Gemalto European operations and prior to that, he served as head of both the ID & Security Business Unit and the Business Development Unit in Gemplus. Mr. Sénéca joined Gemplus in 1989 as Project Manager and has held several management positions such as General Manager for the Telecom Business Division, Executive Vice President for Gemplus Marketing & Technology and General Manager of Gemplus’ Corporate Ventures Services Unit. Prior to joining Gemplus, he worked with STMicroelectronics where he held various positions in the fields of manufacturing, marketing and business development. Mr. Sénéca holds a Degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM— Paris, France) and a MBA from the IAE of Aix-en-Provence in France.

Paul McKeown
Customs, Ports and Border Management
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.

Remy de Tonnac
Inside Contactless
Mr. Remy de Tonnac is the CEO if Inside Contactless. Prior to joining Inside Mr. de Tonnac was a Partner of VERTEX Venture in Europe and sat on the board of several technology and services companies of the VERTEX portfolio, including the chairmanship of INSIDE Contactless. From 1988 to 2001 Mr. de Tonnac was with GEMPLUS in various position in sales and marketing and then, as a member of the executive committee of the group Chief Executive Officer of AsiaPacific operations from 91 to 98 based in Singapore, and then in Redwood Shores (California) as CEO of US and Latin America operations. Mr. de Tonnac holds a Master of Science Degree, with Honors, in Engineering & Applied Science from Ecole Centrale de Lille and a Degree in Economics from the University of Lille.

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.

Tom Miller
Former President
Mr. Tom Miller is the former president of Intermec and current owner of jTM Consulting an AIDC, mobile computing and wireless management consulting company focusing on channel development and business strategy. As president of Intermec, Mr. Miller was a leader in the AIDC industry in 2004 and 2005 and a corporate officer in UNOVA Corporation its parent company. Prior to his position as President, Mr. Miller served in the executive capacities of Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing from 2001 to 2003 and Senior Vice President, Americas and System and Solutions 1999 – 2001. Mr. Miller began his career in the automated data collection industry with Norand Corporation 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 Corporation a $240M public traded company to Western Atlas Corporation in 1997. Mr. Miller served as President of Norand from 1997 to 1999 and led the organization during its integration and merger with Intermec Corporation a division of Western Atlas/Unova. Mr. Miller received his Bachelor of Business and Master of Business Administration degree from Western Illinois University.

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.

Dr. Toni Merschen
Group Head, Chip Centre for Excellence
MasterCard International
Dr. Toni Merschen is the Group Head of the Chip Center for Excellence responsible for managing all business and technology aspects, development and deployment of chip-based business solutions for MasterCard’s global Advanced Payment Solutions department. He is 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.

Michael Saunders
Director, Aviation Industry Solutions Group
Mr. Michael Saunders is the Director of Aviation, for the Industry Solutions Group for Motorola positioning Motorola’s product portfolio into all segments of the air transport industry. Mr. Saunders has been involved in aviation his entire career. Following the completion of his B.A, he worked for Swissair in operations as well as sales & marketing. While studying for his MBA , he joined SITA, the international telecommunications company servicing the aviation sector, where he directed its Common Use Terminal equipment platform (CUTE), and was instrumental in the formation of their then new Airport Services Business Unit for SITA. Mr. Saunders then moved on to become Vice – President of Sales & Marketing for Servicetec, Ltd., until 2004 when he joined Matrics, the RFID Company based in Rockville, Maryland. Following its acquisition by Symbol Technologies and subsequently Motorola, he was promoted to his present position.

Mark Grossi
Vice President, Advanced Development
Mr. Mark Grossi is the Vice President, Advanced Development for NCR. Mr. Grossi joined NCR in 1979, upon graduation from Abertay University, with a Bachelor of Science in Computing. Working with a team of some of NCR’s most innovative hardware and software engineers, Mr. Grossi forged relationships with technology suppliers and customers to build a completely new concept for self-service software and hardware solutions, which became the ATM as we know it today. As head of Strategic Solutions for the Financial Systems Group, Mr. Grossi nurtured the development of a strong architecture community, a strong design community, and a research-based innovation culture, with true task-oriented, rapid-prototyping-based concept development and many external linkages and partnerships. Mr. Grossi is now head of Global Advanced development, reporting to NCR’s CTO. His approach and technology leadership over the years shaped the ATM to become the most trusted and ubiquitous banking channel in the world.

Mirko Panev
Director International Sales Public Security
Siemens AG
Mr. Mirko Panev is Director International Sales Public Security in the Siemens AG. He has gathered extensive experience in developing and implementing complex public security projects worldwide in the last 2 decades in Siemens. In these ID – Management projects, e.g. biometric passport or border control, the integration of innovative technologies has always been an important part to fulfill the security challenges of the public authorities.

Matthew Finn
Director, Government & Security
Mr. Matthew Finn is the Director for Government & Security with SITA. Joining SITA in 2001, Mr. Finn was first appointed to the position of Manager, Government Relations; then to Senior Portfolio Manager, Transportation Security (2003); and ultimately to his current position. From 1992, Mr. Finn worked at the International Telecommunication Union—a specialized agency of the United Nations. In 1998 he worked as a government consultant before taking up a position with the Chief Executive Board of the UN System in 1999. In this role, he advised on technology development and the implementation of standards, policies and recommended practices relative to Information Communications Technology. Mr. Finn has been working in IT and Telecommunications for more than 15 years, having held a range of positions in international organizations, agencies of the United Nations and as a consultant to numerous national governments. Today, Mr. Finn represents SITA in a broad range of international forums and is also author of numerous papers dealing with border control, passenger screening, identity management, risk assessment and transportation security.

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.

Manfred Rietzler
Mr. Manfred Rietzler is the CTO and is a member of the management board of Smartrac. As one of the co-founders, Mr. Rietzler has been with the company since it’s foundation in 2001, and held a managing position since 2006. Prior to working for SMARTRAC, he was managing partner at Louda Systems GmbH in Gersthofen. From 1993 to 2000 Mr. Rietzler held the position of the Technical Director with the responsibility of development and production at AmaTech GmbH & Co. KG in Pfronten, where he was also a co-founder. Mr. Rietzler started his career in 1987 at Maho AG in Pfronten, where he worked as Head of Electronics Assembly. Mr. Rietzler graduated with an Engineering degree from the Technical University of Munich.

Saleem Miyan
Mr. Saleem Miyan is the Chief Executive Officer at Wavetrend. Prior to joining Wavetrend, Mr. Miyan was the Vice President and General Manager of Checkpoint Systems Inc running their global RFID and emerging technologies business. Mr. Miyan has worked in the Automatic Identification industry for the past 12 years and before joining Checkpoint’s management team, he spent six year with Philips Semiconductors where he served in several key positions in their Identification business (Smartcards, RFID and Near Field Communication). He left the company as the head of global strategic alliances and programs for the Semiconductors business. Prior to that, Mr. Miyan worked for Ernst & Young in, London and Chicago, where he served as a managing consultant, overseeing a team of 30 systems and software experts. Mr. Miyan has a Masters degree in project management and psychology and a Bachelors degree in software engineering. In addition to this he has also written many articles and papers on RFID deployment, technology development and emerging new technologies.

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