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Houssem Assadi
President, dejamobile
Houssem Assadi is the CEO of dejamobile, a French start-up created in July 2012. Dejamobile software solutions help businesses and organizations to develop interactive mobile services using contactless technologies, with a strong focus on NFC.
Before founding dejamobile, Houssem worked for Orange and was Director of the "security and trusted transactions" Orange lab from 2005 to 2012. His team delivered several projects dealing with NFC, m-banking services and security of networks, platforms and devices. He was particularly involved in the rollout of the Orange "Payment & Contactless" product line in several countries in Europe and Africa.
Houssem is a graduate of ENSTA – ParisTech and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Paris 6 University. He started his career working for Electricité de France R&D Division, on knowledge engineering projects. He then joined the Bibliothèque nationale de France IT Department, working on large software development projects, before joining France Telecom R&D Division to be in charge of projects dealing with Customer Intelligence.

Arman Aygen
International Business Development & Sales, UL Transaction Security Division, The Netherlands

Lionel Baraban
CEO, Famoco
Lionel Baraban is a serial entrepreneur. After creating and working in several start ups, he acquired great experience in start-­‐ups management, business development, fundraising, project management, R&D collaborative, negotiation and marketing. Lionel Baraban has always worked in the field of new technologies. He developed the first multimedia presentation of the French exportation database, he became executive manager of a technology incubator and in 1998 he succeeded to raise 40M dollars for his company. In 2010 Lionel Baraban cofounded FAMOCO. FAMOCO is a French start-­‐up specialized in the commercialization of a NFC Android reader. The company is already positioned as one of the worldwide leader of the NFC readers market. FAMOCO is today present internationally in 25 countries through 80 use cases

Franck Bellaiche
Director of inStore Front Office Customers Systems, Intermarché

Gilles Bourron
Head of Payments and Mobility, Total, France

Laurence Bringer
Technical Marketing, Standardization and Technology Department, Gemalto, France
Laurence Bringer belongs to the Standardisation and Technology Department of Gemalto.
Since 2006, among other activities, she contributed to different GlobalPlatform specifications related to the NFC-mobile environment in the GlobalPlatform Mobile Task Force (Requirements and specification for the management of multiple contactless Secure Elements or for the embedded SE – terminal interface), in the GlobalPlatform Device (SE Remote Application Management or SE Access Control specifications), System (Messaging specification for Mobile NFC Services) and Card Committees (editor of the Managing Entity and Digital Letter of Approval specification). Prior to this role, Laurence has carried out several positions such Technical Expert, Card Application Architect and Project Leader. Laurence joined Gemplus in 1999.

Gerard Compain
CEO, GMX YouTransactor, France

Patrick Connolly
Senior Analyst, ABI Research, Ireland
Patrick is a Senior Analyst for ABI Research’s global Location Technologies practice which includes indoor and outdoor location technologies, LBS, navigation and GNSS, Location-based advertising, retail, smart home, personal tracking and IoT

Sergio Cozzolino
Consumer Marketing Mobile Service Development Dept Telecom Italia, GSMA SIM Group Chairman

Giancarlo Cutrignelli
Senior Product Marketing Manager, ams AG, Austria
Giancarlo Cutrignelli is a Senior Marketing Manager at ams AG, where he is responsible for marketing strategy and development of mobile NFC products.
Mr. Cutrignelli has 13+ years of experience in RFID/NFC technology and security. He has held numerous roles in R&D, Project Management, Product Management and Marketing. Mr. Cutrignelli earned his Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari and graduated with summa cum laude in 2000.

Christian Damour
Security Business Line Manager, FIME, France
Christian Damour has 23 years’ experience in the security field. He acted as a security certification leader within a licensed security evaluation lab (ITSEF) for 12 years and has become a security business line manager for FIME. He is familiar with product security certification against Common Criteria as well as several other certification schemes. On behalf of FIME, he is attending GlobalPlatform Card Security and TEE Security Working Groups. He has been appointed as chairman for the TEE Attack Experts Working Group.

Julien Decoster
Global Business Development Manager, Worldline, France

Justin Derbyshire
Digital strategy advisor & trainer, DigiStrateo
Justin Derbyshire specializes in digital strategy and innovative projects management, with 15 years experience in IT, Telecoms and Media industries. He helps customers refine and delivers strategic innovation initiatives. Passionate about new ventures, he acts as innovation correspondant for the ‘Réseau Entreprendre network’ of entrepreneurs, and teaches students and professionals at various institutions. Digistrateo, his newly founded venture, accompanies corporations in launching new business models and delivering digital solutions to the market.
Justin is a graduate from ESCP Europe’s executive MBA and from Ecole Centrale de Lyon’s engineering school.

Raghu K Dev
World Wide Identity and Access Management Lead, IBM
Raghu Dev currently leads IAM Strategy for IBM, before that he was the World Wide Identity & Access Management Services Leader. Prior to IBM he led the North American Identity & Access Management, Database Security Solution Architecture practice at Oracle, VP of Operations at Paladion Networks a security firm. Has served for over 6 years as a Board Member of Institute for Infrastructure & Information Assurance at James Madison University where he helped formulate the department’s curriculum and partnering for on campus hiring for Oracle. With over 20 years in IT and 12 years in Security, particularly in Identity and Access management, network, application security and data security he has been able help many fortune 500 companies with their end-to-end security needs. Has given several talks at many international and national conference venues on varied security topics. His current interest is in Identity analytics and new generation IAM, he will share client experiences and provide insight into how companies can develop practical programs to address and mitigate the IAM related threats that arise in an enterprise.

Olivier Devillers
Consultant, Netlocal

John Devlin
Principal Analyst and Founder, P.A.ID Strategies

Donna Dodson
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor National Institute of Standards and Technology United States Department of Commerce

Alain Duquenne
Mobile Contactless Program Manager, Orange

Jean-Pierre Enguent
Director, System Engineering, Inside Secure, France
Jean-Pierre Enguent is managing System Engineering Department with an active role in Product Qualification, Customer Support and IP Protection & Defense. From 1997, he worked towards the development of a secure contactless product portfolio with more than 80 patents, publications and significant contributions to the ISO14443 standard.

Robert Fargier
Senior Consultant, ISTIUM, France
With more than 25 years’ experience in financial services businesses, Robert Fargier displays a strong expertise in the secure transactions and digitalization fields and a thought promoter of digital economy. He’s now founded ISTIUM consultancy to spread his expertise into the ecosystem.
ISTIUM is active members of EESTEL, the European Experts in Secure Transactions association.

Julia Farina
Senior Manager, Aruba Networks, USA
Julia Farina is a senior manager at Aruba Networks, an HP Company (NYSE:HPQ), in the Mobile Engagement division. She works directly with retailers and other large public venues using mobile technologies to increase shopper loyalty and reduce customer-support inefficiencies. Julia also handles product marketing for Meridian (an industry leading mobile-app building platform) and Aruba Beacons (Bluetooth Low Energy hardware for mobile apps). She has presented to and worked with innovative retailers from around the world on mobile engagement strategies and technology deployment.

Prof. Janusz Filipiak
Founder & CEO, Comach, Poland
Janusz Filipiak is the founder and CEO of Comarch SA. He holds a Professor’s degree in telecommunications, which enables him to give his organization unique competitive features from functioning on the convergence of the academic and business worlds. This is one of the main sources which provides Comarch with its unrivalled level of innovation and competitiveness. Professor Filipiak has over 20 years of experience in hi-tech industry. In the eighties he worked for France Telecom Laboratories (Paris) and held Scientist and Manager positions at Universities in Australia and the U.S. From 1991-1998, Professor Filipiak was the Head of the Telecommunication Department at the AGH University of Science and Technology (Kraków), and in 1991, he earned a Professor’s Degree. He is the author of over one hundred publications in the domains of telecommunications and teleinformatics. He has written six books on teleinformatics (two of which were published in the U.S. and Western Europe), and still contributes to many specialist IT publications.

Guy Fremont
Head of Department Prospective and Transverse Projects, SANEF, France

Thierry Gadou
CEO, Store Electronic Systems, France

Jean-Luc Garnier
Senior Consultant, Knowbile Consulting, France
Leveraging a strong technical background, Jean-Luc Garnier has developed his inner comprehension of the digital economy ecosystem in various innovative areas over the past 15 years. This innovation culture is now the foundation of the expertise he brings to businesses experimenting with mobile services, providing them with upstream and downstream assistance from their strategic evaluation phase to the project implementation and deployment operations.
Knowbile Consulting is active members of EESTEL, the European Experts in Secure Transactions association.

Didier Geiben
Managing Partner, GM Consultants, France

Kevin Gillick
Executive Director, GlobalPlatform, USA
As Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization’s strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors.

Francois-Xavier Godron
Director Contactless Services, Orange, France

John Harvey
Business Development, Trustewd Services, LEGIC Identsystems, Switzerland
John has many years of experience in the NFC space having spent the last 7 years with companies such as ViVOtech and Sequent. He has a strong background in mobile and payment solutions through managment positions over the previous 15 years with the mobile payment pioneers paybox and market leading POS payment terminal supplier Verifone.
In his current position with LEGIC he leads their business development for their IDConnect Trusted Services operations platform for mobile ID and Access credential deployment and is building the network of LEGIC partners who use IDConnect.
John has a degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College Dublin

Achim Himmelreich
Partner, Mücke Sturm & Company, Germany
Achim Himmelreich, Partner at Mücke, Sturm & Company .In my consulting mandates, I focus on digital transformation of companies within the areas of commerce and media. I can draw on many years of experience in strategic development and positioning of companies within the TIME market, in retail, in developing digital strategies for media companies and in the area of e-payments. At MS&C I am responsible for the competence center Digital Commerce.
I am vice president at BVDW (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft / German Association of the Digital Economy), author of various professional articles and key note speaker at many professional conferences.

Charles Jackson
Deputy CEO, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, PRICER, France
Charles Jackson is Deputy CEO, EVP of Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Charles has 20 years of top management experience in electronics and wireless industries. With his international background and thorough knowledge of the ESL market, Charles joined Pricer in December 2014 in order to lead its new strategic development, moving the company from n°1 ESL provider to the leader of digital shelf-edge solutions.

Stephane Jacquelin
Head of Marketing, Advanced SIM Business Line, Oberthur Technologies, France
Stéphane is currently head of marketing in the Advanced SIM Business Line at Oberthur Technologies. He has held various positions as Product Marketing, Business Office, Network Design in Europe and North America over the years in network infrastructure vendors including Ericsson, Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent. Stéphane, as a result of his experiences, possesses a great deal of knowledge and experience gained from working with mobile operators in understanding the needs and the challenges operators face.

Manfred Jantscher
Engineering Manager Wireless and Embedded Systems, CISC Semiconductor, Austria
Manfred Jantscher is Engineering Manager Wireless and Embedded Systems of CISC Semiconductor GmbH. He got involved in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in 2004. During his studies he completed a half year research stay with Prof. Peter Cole at the Auto ID Lab Adelaide hosted by the University of Adelaide. As an external supervisor Manfred Jantscher was involved in planning and conducting ETSI RFID Interoperability Events in 2008 (Germany), 2009 (China) and 2013 (Brazil). Currently, he heads the development of NFC based communication systems and is responsible for operation of the CISC NFC interoperability test lab.

Sylvia Kaiser-Kershaw
Global Marketing Management, Consumer Interactive Marketing, NXP Semiconductors, Austria
A marketing professional with 15 years of experience working across markets, including technology, FMCG, prestige, and financial services, Sylvia Kaiser-Kershaw is an expert in the definition and delivery of cross-channel marketing solutions for international organizations. At NXP, she is responsible for NFC applications that increase engagement between brands and consumers by adding digital connectivity to physical media and products.

Ercan Kilic
Director Mobile Commerce, Project Head NFC City Berlin, Germany
Ercan Kilic has worked for more than 15 years in Mobile Commerce. Today he holds a position as Head of MobileCom at GS1 Germany in which he is responsible for all strategic efforts / activities concerning Extended Packaging (Barcode scanning via Smartphone), Mobile Advertising, Mobile Couponing and Mobile Payment. He has a deep understanding of the relevant business models in each of these strategic segments.

François Lecomte-Vagniez
Associate Partner, Lobary
François Lecomte is heading Lobary, a consulting firm focusing on marketing and operational deployment of digital proximity services for information, payment, shopping, urban travels and secured access using mobile phones. Expert on contactless (NFC) and mobile solutions, he is chairing of the Program Committee of the NFC World Congress. François Lecomte-Vagniez launched and managed the “mobile contactless services Forum” (Forum des services mobiles sans contact) from 2008 to 2012. He advised Banque Accord (Auchan retail group) for successfully issuing the first contactless EMV card in France in 2007. Previously, he played senior European executive roles in companies such as MDSI/Ventyx (mobile Workforce Management solutions), Aspective UK Ltd (eBusiness solutions) , Fujitsu Personal Systems (Tablet PC’s) and IBM France.

Jerome Leger
Vice President, Mobile Marketing Association, France

Michel Leger
Senior VP Innovation, Ingenico, France

Manuela Livraghi
Innovation Lab Head of Contactless, SIA, Italy
Manuela Livraghi has a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and is PMP certified.
She began her professional career at NCR becoming the Head of Financial Professional Services.
In 1995 she joined SSB, where she was as Head of the functional analysis team and worked as Project Manager on issuing and acquiring processing projects.
She then moved to TSP (SIA Group) as Head of Project Management in Business Development, contributing to the growth of the company with several projects on the Gateway Self Service Infrastructure.
Since 2014, she has been working as Head of Business Development and Product Management of SIA, for the Electronic and Mobile Payment Service Line.
Currently, Manuela Livraghi works for the Innovation Lab, the organizational structure within the Financial Institutions, Corporate and Public Sector Divisions of SIA, with responsibility for overseeing the development cycle of the contactless solutions.

Kristian Luoma
Business Development Manager, OP Financial Group, Finland
Kristian Luoma works as a business development manager in OP-Pohjola Group, the biggest Finnish bank. Kristian is responsible for the award-winning Pivo Smart Wallet initiative in OP-Pohjola that aims to be the winning mobile wallet in Finland. Before OP-Pohjola, Kristian has worked in startups and Nokia – in various product management and partnering roles, building products for millions of mobile and internet users.

Greg Mardinian
CTO, GMX YouTransactor, France

Samia Melhem
The World Bank Group, USA

Patrick Merlat
Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry R&D VP, Dassault Systèmes

Pierre Métivier
Founder, NET-7 Innovation ; Editor, “Avec ou sans contact” blog, France
Founder of NET-7 Innovation, a consulting firm helping companies and local authorities to innovate through the use of contactless technologies, Pierre Métivier is also the author of « Le mobile NFC, Télécommande de notre quotidien » (the NFC mobile as the remote control of our daily life) book, Editions AFNOR and the main editor of «Avec ou sans contact» , a 5-year old French blog dedicated to innovation and usage of contactless technologies and the Internet of Things.
Former General manager of Forum des services mobiles sans contact, the French NFC industry association, Pierre is also a visiting professor (project management) at the NEOMA Business school and a regular speaker in major events in France and Europe such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Pierre also organized the first two IOT DAY events in Paris, France and he is a member of two professional associations – ACSEL and Internet of things Council.

Margherita Miali
New Projects Development, Telecom Italia, Italy
Margherita works in Telecom Italia and she is responsible for Scouting and new initiatives in the Strategy&Innovation, Business Development team. She was head of Telecom Italia NFC and Mobile Payment Project, her responsibility started with the business positioning and went on with the development of the product, the agreements with Banks, Schemes and Service Providers and the launch of TIM Wallet and related services like TIM SmartPAY. Previously she had been responsible for the launch of several innovative projects like eBook, IPTV and CDN, VoIP, Fixed-Mobile Convergence. She has a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and lives in Milan.

Jim Morrish
Founder & Chief Research Officer, Machina Research, UK

Marcin Okarmus
Graduated from the University of Science and Technology at faculty of Electronic, Automation and Computer Science. Since 2000 he has been working at Comarch. In course of career he participated in the implementation of IT projects for the banking & insurance sector and automotive industry. In the area of hardware prototyping he collaborated with leading international manufacturers of consumer electronics. Passionate about electronics and IT technology with many years of practical experience in electronic device design and software development. Currently he leads R&D department for development of IoT related HW & SW.

Sampath Paranavitane
Chief Operating Officer, TeleSoft, Sri Lanka
Sampath has over 20 years of experience in the Software and IT sector. He is the Chief Operating Officer and strategist at ATSL TeleSoft (Pvt) Ltd, based in Sri Lanka. His experience in the Smart/contact-less payments and transactions range from “Cashless” payment systems for public and private transport, GPRS/Smart Card enabled Toll ticketing systems, Smart Card loyalty systems and Mobile Micro Finance Solutions enabling “Branch-less Banking”. He holds a MSc in Software Engineering from the University Of Houston.

Matti Penttila
Senior Researcher, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Thierry Plissonneau
Loyalty Marketing Manager, Orange

Prof. Amol Potgantwar
Associate Professor & Head of Department, Computer Engineering & Information Technology, Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Center, Nasik, India
Currently working as a Head of Department & Associate Professor in Computer Engineering and
Information Technology department at Sandip Institute of Engineering & Management Centre,
Mahiravani, Nashik(University of Pune). 11 years of Teaching and reserch experince. Delivered
Keynote Address for “NFC Congress 2012” Hagen berg Austria 11-12 September 2012 on “A
Standalone RFID and NFC Based Patient Monitoring System”.

Edmund D. Puckhaber
Co-Founder & President/COO, Thanks Again, LLC.
Ed spent the first seven years of his career in corporate banking at Wachovia and ABN-AMRO banks, where he advised Fortune 500 companies on financial strategies. He has provided operational, technical, and financial expertise to two start-up ventures. Ed earned his BA in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Wake Forest University.

Dr. Mohan Reddy
Chairman, CYIENT, India

Florent Renahy
Embedded Security Architect IoT, Inside Secure, France
Florent Renahy has been Application Engineer and Security Expert at Inside Secure for the last four years and he has been working in secure embedded systems for 15 years. He is responsible for designing and developing secure software solutions targeting some use cases of IoT.

Alexander Rensink
Vice Chairman, NFC Forum
Alexander Rensink is business segment manager in the Business Unit Security & Connectivity at NXP Semiconductors. At NXP, Alexander drives a business that establishes the further deployment of contactless technology into a multitude of applications, including access management, loyalty, micropayments, device pairing, smart media and gaming. Throughout his career he has gained considerable ecosystem experience in working with infrastructure suppliers, application developers and service providers to deliver end-to-end solutions for vertical markets. Prior to joining NXP’s Security & Connectivity business unit in 2007, Alexander worked at Philips Digital Networks and later Philips Semiconductors in marketing, business development, and strategy roles. Alexander has served on the NFC Forum Board of Directors since March 2012 and was elected Vice Chairman in December 2013. Alexander studied Electrical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. degree.

Philippe Rousselet
General Secretary, ADCET, France

Helmut Scherzer
Senior Technology Manager CTO Office, Giesecke & Devrient, Germany

Jon Shamah
Principal Consultant, EJ Consultants, UK
Jon Shamah is the Chairman of EEMA and a recognised international digital Identity & Trust Subject Matter Expert, he specialises in maximising the technology and operational value chain of very large scale eID programmes.
Jon contributes to European Programs such as TDL, ATTPS, ECIM, and FutureID. In addition, Jon is former co-chairman of ITU-T, SG17, Joint-Coordination for IDM, and is currently a registered expert at ENISA for Cyber standards coordination.

Liora Shechter
Chief Information Officer, Tel-Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Israel

Dirk Slama
Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations, Germany

Thierry Spanjaard
CEO & Principal, Smart Insights, France
Since 2006, Thierry Spanjaard heads Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure
transactions and market intelligence. Thierry Spanjaard is also the editor in chief and
publisher of the secure transactions industry centric publications Smart Insights: Smart
Insights Weekly, Smart Insights Reports, Smart Insights Market Trends and Smart Insights
White Papers. After initial positions with software houses, Thierry Spanjaard spent 11 years
with Gemplus (now Gemalto) in various managerial positions including marketing, customer
education, competitive intelligence and market intelligence.

Dr. Angelika Steinacker
IAM Competency Leader Europe / Global Security Practice, IBM, Germany

Erick Tallon
Co-Founder &Director of Innovation, RODRIGUE, France

Prof. Pascal Urien
Telecom ParisTech, France
Pascal Urien is full professor at Telecom ParisTech.He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, and holds a PHD in computer science. His main research interests include security and secure elements, especially for wireless networks and cloud computing architectures. He holds fifteen patents and more than one hundred publications in these domains. Pascal was one of the winners of French 9th an 11th national contest (in 2007 and 2009), organized by the French research ministry, for the support of innovative start-ups. He is the cofounder of the EtherTrust company.

Richard van Hooijdonk
SoftLayer, an IBM Company

Christian Von Hammel-Bonten
EVP Sales Telecommunications, Wirecard Technologies, Germany
Christian von Hammel-Bonten has almost a decade of experience in the online payment industry. From 2002 until 2009 he was responsible for Project Management with Munich-based Wirecard AG, one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Before returning to Wirecard in October 2011 Christian worked as Senior VP of Product Management for Clickandbuy, a company of Deutsche Telekom. In his current role with Wirecard as Executive Vice President he is responsible for the Telecommunication sector and a know expert on mobile payments in Europe.

David Weiss
Chief Executive Officer, Media Bridge, USA
At Media Bridge, David Weiss is proprietary owner, creator and propagator of applications bridging all tangible media objects to web executable actions including use of RFID/NFC via smartphone. He is also CEO of uVu Technologies. His specialties are innovations centered around plastics, polymers, packaging, Bar Coding and RFID technology. Residential, Commercial land development, Intellectual property.

Morten Wiese
CEO, One2Touch, Norway
Mr. Wiese is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years experience within mobile, consumer electronics, automotive and security industries. He has founded and co-founded several ground-breaking, fast growing and successful technology companies – several of them eventually acquired by major industry-, venture- and private equity players.

Mung-Ki Woo
Executive VP, Digital Platforms, MasterCard Worldwide

Stephen Wood
Vice President of Mobile Payments – Europe at MasterCard, UK

Samee Zafar
Director, Head of Advanced Payments Consulting Practice, Edgar Dunn, UK

Christophe Zehnacker
Emerging Payments Head Western Europe, Mastercard