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Visionaries and Pioneers in Automatic Identification


The outstanding quality of the ID WORLD 2011 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

H. Sprague Ackley
Technologist
Intermec
Sprague Ackley works for Intermec on projects pertaining to RFID and barcode technology and is the named inventor on many AIDC patents. He has extensive experience in standards development and is a recipient of the AIM Dilling Award. He is an active participant with current RFID data construct development including work on the EPCglobal Tag Data Standard and SC31 WG4 SG1 ISO/IEC 15962. Sprague Ackley has participated in the barcode and RFID technology committees of GS1, AIM and ISO.

Dr. Joseph J. Atick
Executive VP and CSO
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. Over the years, Dr. Atick co-founded and managed several companies focused on technology transfer and development.

Werner Blessing
Founder & CEO
Biometry.com
Werner Blessing is the founder of Biometry.com. He has directed companies in Germany, United Kingdom, France and Switzerland for over 20 years. He was winner of the Swiss Marketing Trophy in 2002 with a company in the consumer market. He joined the biometric market in 2003, initially as co founder of a company producing software for biometric passports. Werner Blessing also invented and patent protected a multimodal simultaneous biometric authentication procedure.

Richard Bravman
CMO and VP Corp. Dev.
NCR Corporation
Richard Bravman is Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Corporate Development with NCR. He 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.

Rémy de Tonnac
CEO
Inside Secure
Prior to joining Inside Secure as CEO in 2006, Remy was a Partner of Vertex Venture Capital in Europe and sat on the board of several technology and services companies in the Vertex portfolio, including the chairmanship of Inside Secure. From 1988 to 2001, Remy de Tonnac served in various positions in sales and marketing with Gemplus. As a member of the executive committee of the group, he served as CEO of the company’s Asia Pacific operations from 1991 to 1998, first based in Singapore.

Xavier Fricout
Managing Director
Oberthur Card Systems
Xavier Fricout, is Managing Director of Oberthur Card Systems. Oberthur 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 Oberthur’s Identity Product Line, Xavier Fricout started his career at the Spatial Research Center in Brazil.

Reinhard Jurisch
Managing Director
Microsensys
Reinhard Jurisch is the Managing Director of Microsensys. Initially, his career spanned development engineering for digital flat-screens and later in semiconductor technology. From 1985 until 1989, Reinhard Jurisch was department chief in the areas of test design and analysis technology, especially micro-processor and EPROM technologies. 1990 saw the foundation of an engineering office for transponders and measurement technology, and then the creation of Microsensys.

Dennis Khoo
CEO
Xerafy
A veteran in the smartcard and RFID space, Dennis Khoo is the CEO and founder of Xerafy and brings with him 20 years of senior management, regional sales and business operation experience to help steer the company towards its mission He has been involved in leading teams for entrepreneurial start-ups, and has been responsible for the success of many start-up ventures and business from Motorola, Schlumberger and Inside Contactless throughout his career.

Joseph E. Krull
Assurance Director
Pricewaterhouse- Coopers
Joseph E. Krull is an Assurance Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is engaged in major security and compliance projects and initiatives. He has been a security professional for more than 35 years, previously serving as a security executive for Accenture Technology Consulting. Prior to this, he 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.

Paul McKeown
Customs, Ports & Border
IBM
Paul McKeown leads IBM’s Customs, Ports and Border Management initiative in Northern Europe where he is currently working on a new border messaging system to improve security and convenience for travellers. In his 27 year IBM career, Paul McKeown has been Global Leader of IBM Smart Card Solutions, European Leader for Wireless e-Business in Finance and held a number of posts in marketing, development and sales.

Dr. Gisela Meister
Standardization Manager
Giesecke & Devrient
As Giesecke & Devrient’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 the Technology Consulting Department and thereby is responsible for conducting G&D’s evaluation projects. Dr. Meister has been employed with G&D since the end of 1989 and since then, she has made a large number of expert contributions to national and international standardization activities.

Tom Miller
Director
Stuart & Deville
Tom Miller, former President of Intermec and a Partner in The Sage Group, has joined Stuart & Deville Consulting as Director, responsible for the delivery of strategy consulting services to clients. Stuart & Deville is an international consulting firm headquarted in New York City, serving both private and public entities that are active in the fields of security, ID and mobility an offering a comprehensive portfolio of business strategy consulting, marketing and communications, as well as channel building services.

F. Scott Moody
Founding Chairman/CEO
AuthenTec
F. Scott Moody is the co-founder and founding Chairman/CEO of AuthenTec, a leading provider of security and identity management solutions where he remains a member of the Board of Directors. During his time with AuthenTec from its founding in 1998 until 2010, Scott Moody led the company’s successful IPO in 2007. He also led AuthenTec’s successful transition from a component supplier to a security solutions provider through both internal development and M&A.

Dr. Gérald Santucci
Head of Enterprise and RFID
European Commission
Gérald Santucci has been working in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission since 1986. In 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”.

Wim Tappij Gielen
Senior Vice President Global Government Business Development
Datacard
Wim Tappij Gielen is Senior Vice President Global Government Business Development 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. In 1989 he joined Datacard as Regional Vice President Europe Middle-East, India and Africa. Under his leadership, Datacard has established a major position in secure ID and passport solutions.

Peter Went
CEO
WCC Smart Search & Match
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. Peter Went founded WCC in 1996 after discovering 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.

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