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 Alexandru Balan



Alexandru Balan, CEO at A.B Engineering, Specialist and aeronautical engineer, chemist and nonconformist a young enthusiast who has invented, tested and patented two revolutionary systems designed to save lives. Named SIAAB Technology have two directions, to instantly neutralize kerosene and make it completely non-flammable and the second is to prevent injuries to passengers and crew in the event of a plane crash. With these two technologies he gathered a special team and founded the company that bears his name which have a mission to mandatory implementation of this technology across the all aviation park.


 Philip Baum


Philip D. Baum, Managing Director, Green Light Ltd. and Editor, “Aviation Security International”, started working within the aviation industry in the 1980s, when he joined TWA’s security subsidiary at Heathrow. From LHR Duty Manager, he moved to TWA’s International HQ where he ultimately became Manager Security Training and Auditing. In 1996 Philip established Green Light, an aviation security training and consultancy company.
Philip is an accredited instructor for IATA, and worked with IATA on the way behavioural analysis might be incorporated into the (original) Checkpoint of the Future. His own specialities within aviation security focus on behavioural analysis/profiling, inflight security and hijacker/unruly passenger management.
In 2010, Philip appeared as an expert witness in the UK’s House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into aviation security. Philip is Editor of “Aviation Security International”, regularly commentates for CNN, Sky and BBC, and frequently acts as Chair/Moderator for international symposia. In both his consultancy and editorial roles, Philip advocates a common sense-based approach to risk management, rejecting tick-box security methodologies. 

 Eric Bergeron

Eric Bergeron, CEO Optosecurity, has 25 years of management experience in high-tech industries, including business development, sales, technology and finance. Since its foundation in 2003, he leads Optosecurity Inc., a venture-backed software company that is transforming the economics and performance of security screening and threat detection delivery in airports and other critical infrastructure. Prior to starting Optosecurity in 2003, he worked for Venture Capital fund Innovatech Québec and for US-based wireless vendor Invertix Corporation, where he served as VP and General Manager of its European division in The Netherlands.
Before, he was Director of Strategic Technology Development for Telesystem International Wireless Inc., a global mobile operator. Eric began his career at Bell Canada in 1989. Eric holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from Laval University, a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications from the University of Quebec and completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program from the MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec and the IEEE. 

 Kristen Best

Kristen Best, Office of Security Operations, TSA, US, has more than 11 years of professional experience related to homeland security, and more than seven years of experience focusing on aviation security. Ms. Best began her career at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), where she held positions in the Aviation Operations Division, at the TSA Transportation Security Operations Center, and in the Transportation Sector Network Management office, General Aviation division. In 2006 she left Federal service and accepted a position at Booz Allen Hamilton to provide strategic planning and policy consulting services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Over a period of seven years, she continued to consult with DHS, its components, and the intelligence community, most recently as part of CENTRA Technology, Inc. and LeighFisher Management Consultants. In December, 2013, Ms. Best returned to TSA in the Office of Security Operations, Operations Performance Division, Operations Improvement Branch. In her current role, she provides expertise and end-user support to airports in the integration of new technology and procedures into their existing concept of operations. She also identifies strategies to improve operational performance with a specific focus on using metrics to support continuous improvement in airport operations within the checkpoint. Ms. Best holds a BS from the University of Delaware (2003) and an MPA (with a concentration in Homeland Security) from George Mason University (2012).

 Dominic Bianchini

Domenic “Nick” Bianchini joined the Transportation Security Administration in September 2002. He currently serves as a Senior Technical Advisor in the Office of Security Capabilities.  He previously served as the Division Director for the Mission Analysis (acting) and Checkpoint Technology Divisions. His experience includes supporting airports in the deployment, training, integration, and lifecycle management of aviation screening technology for over 15 years. His primary role is working with international partners to share best practices to enhance aviation security. He has held numerous industry and federal certifications including Cisco, Microsoft, DHS S&T Level III and Project Management Professional (PMP)

 Christophe Boquen


Christophe Boquen, University of Toulouse, CAA, Frsance, began his career in security in 1992 as an aviation security instructor before becoming the head of the security training department in 1995 and the ICAO ASTC director of Toulouse in 2010. He has participated to the development of multiple programmes such as the very first French computer-based training course, and the French security inspector programme. In 2013, he successfully contributed to the development of the French National Screener Certification Programme implemented by ENAC today.

Christophe is now the Head of the Continuous Training Development programme at the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse France, where he is in charge of the promotion and the coordination of the continuous training at the ENAC. The ENAC is one of 28 certified ICAO Aviation Security Training Centers (ASTCs) established around the world.

 Nina Brooks


Nina BrooksDirector, Borders and Security, is an aviation industry expert specializing in Aviation and Border Security. She is passionate about innovation and process improvement and is dedicated to helping both private and public sector clients. From defining security checkpoint improvements, to customs, immigration, and cyber security, Nina has delivered many projects and provided advocacy on behalf of the aviation industry.
She has a background in program management, project management, regulatory and government affairs, business and systems analysis and design, and has worked for a major airline and trade association prior to joining InterVISTAS.

 Vladimir Chertok

Vladimir Chertok, Deputy Director of the Federal Authority for Transport Oversight, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. Graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI). For more than 30 years Mr. Chertok had been involved in in-flight and on-ground certification tests of practically all types of aircraft and equipment for the purposes of flight safety and aviation security.
Since then he has occupied, for more than 12 years, various managing positions in the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in the field of aviation and transport security. Mr. Chertok is a designated member of the ICAO Aviation Security Panel from the Russian Federation. He is a National Aviation Security Coordinator for the Russian Federation.

 Gary Coward


Gary Coward, Chairman Redline Aviation Security Limited, is a strategic consultant and non-executive director operating in the defence, aerospace and security sectors.  He assumed the role of Chairman of Redline Aviation Security in March 2013 on retirement from the British Army after 39 years in uniform. 
In his military career he commanded at all levels in the Army Air Corps, led the Joint Helicopter Command, was responsible for Joint Training & Development and latterly was the Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General.

 Marie-Claire Dissler




Marie-Claire Dissler, Director of the French civil aviation technical center (STAC), 47, is graduated engineer of the “Ecole Polytechnique”(X87) and of the French civil aviation academy (ENAC), promoted in 1992. She has been occupying a first position as a responsible for economic studies at French civil aviation authority, in the service of European and international economic coordination, before taking on the responsibilities of office manager to the Sub-Directorate of Economic Research and Forecasting, at the french air transport directorate in 1994.

In 1998, she was assigned to the engineering department of the Air Navigation technical service (STNA) in Toulouse, as head of the pole in charge of the development of monitoring equipment. Marie-Claire Dissler went back to ENAC in 2004 as head of the air traffic management department. In 2007, she joined the Civil Aviation Southeast regional directorate, where she was in charge of the department responsible for supervisory and regulation in this region. Since the 1st of September 2012, Marie-Claire Dissler is the director of the French civil aviation technical center (STAC).

 François Dubuisson


François Dubuisson, French Civil Aviation Authority, 24, engineer from the french national school of civil aviation (ENAC) graduated in 2013 and currently the program manager for security innovations at the Security and Defence department of the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). He also studied, during his scholarship, transportation system management at the University of Austin, Texas. He is mainly in charge of a major program led by DGAC which aims to innovate passengers’ screening in France

Moreover, he is in charge of the national coordination of technical, regulatory and oversight experts in security equipment, including Explosives Detection Dogs. He is also a member of the ECAC Explosives Detection Dogs study group.
He also takes part in a French task force on “How a security system could be driven by security objectives?”..

 Frédéric Fuso

Frédéric Fuso, works at the French civil aviation technical center (STAC), is a Civil engineer and graduated in architecture by the French government, Frederic FUSO, 43, started his career in public buildings design, including architectural and urban planning, then as a specialist of structures and stress analysis.
After being a project manager for specific investment projects of the French Ministry of Defense, he joined in the French Civil Aviation technical center (STAC) the 1st of September 2008, where he’s been conducting studies related to the safety of aircraft movements and airport planning. He is involved in the field of airport security since the 1st of November 2013.
He’s now head of “Vision” project for STAC, project aiming at promoting innovative methods for the checkpoint screening of passengers and their luggage, while maintaining a high level of safety, improving passenger comfort, and controlling costs.

 Diana Hardmeier


Diana Hardmeier, Director Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA), has more than 10 years of professional experience in human factors research in aviation security. Before becoming director of CASRA in 2009, she worked for nearly three years at Zurich State Police Airport Division and was responsible for the development, deployment and supervision of quality control measures for airport security control processes involving about 700 airport security officers.

During her employment at the University of Zurich, Dr. Hardmeier was project manager and responsible for certification and competency assessment. She received her doctoral degree with the title “Aviation Security Resource Management: A psychological Approach To Pre-Employment and Training Procedures” in 2008.

 Patricia Hayes




Patricia Hayes, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation and was appointed Director General of Aviation in the UK Department for Transport in August 2013. She is responsible for all aspects of domestic and international aviation policy, including aviation security. She is a member of the ECAC co-ordinating committee.

Tricia first joined the Department for Transport in 1987, since when she has worked on almost all modes of transport, including rail, road, aviation and sustainable travel issues. At Director level, she has held a variety of roles principally on roads and motoring issues. She has also been responsible for freight and logistics policy, and has led the Department’s relationship with Transport for London.
Her previous aviation experience included a three-year spell on loan to the FCO to run the Transport desk in the British Embassy in Washington. She has also held posts in Ministerial Private Offices, and spent two years working with Jonathon Porritt setting up the multi-sectoral Sustainable Development Commission. Tricia is originally from Northern Ireland, and is married with three children.



 Florin Hungerbuehler





Florin Hungerbuehler is a Security Inspector with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland. His primary field of responsibility covers aviation security measures at Swiss airports. He is also representing the FOCA in national and international working groups, conferences and seminars.

Having worked many years for the Swiss national carrier, he joined the FOCA in 2002 as a traffic rights specialist and project leader. In 2006 he moved to the Security Section of FOCA as a Quality Control Manager responsible for the implementation and enhancement of the National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme. He also initiated and developed the covert testing regime and was responsible for the national screener certification programme developed in collaboration with the University of Zurich.
From 2009 to 2012 he was seconded by the Swiss administration to ICAO as a Senior Official working as an Audit Team Leader in the framework of the USAP programme.



 Chistophe Hurter



Christophe Hurter, University of Toulouse, CAA France, is an associate professor at the Interactive computing laboratory (LII) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. In 2010, he got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toulouse. He is also associate researcher at the research center for the French military Air Force (CReA), Salon de Provence, France.

His research interests cover information visualization and human-computer Interaction, particularly the visualization of multivariate data in space and time, the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques.


 Matthew James


Matthew James' role in the UK Department for Transport is to deliver the research programme for aviation security, with particular responsibility for passenger and cabin baggage screening. This involves commissioning research, evaluating and technically reviewing the results, and providing strategic direction to future research requirements. In this role he also provides technical advice and direction to the policy teams and the aviation Industry, including airports, airlines and equipment manufacturers.  

International Representation:
  • Chair of the ECAC Technical Task Force (TTF)
  • UK Member of the ICAO Working Group on Technology (WGTech)
  • UK Member of the ICAO International Explosives Technical Commission (IETC)

 Trevor Jones


Trevor Jones, Manager Security Policy & Regulation, Qantas Airways Ltd has Group wide accountability for developing aviation security policy and maintaining the Group’s statutory security documentation. Trevor is responsible for promoting and safeguarding Qantas' interests in its interactions with governments at the Commonwealth, State and International level and with external agencies, industry associations and individuals involved in aviation security, border security, compliance policy and regulation development and review.

Trevor engages at the strategic level with a range of governments, agencies, industry associations such as the Australian Office of Transport Security, US Transportation Security Administration, UK Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority, the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the International Air Transport Association and the Asia Pacific Airline Association. Trevor is currently chairing the IATA Single Air Carrier Security Programme project under the auspices of ICAO. Trevor is a member of a number of industry working groups and committees.
Trevor has over thirty years aviation experience at progressively higher levels of line, corporate, national and international management responsibilities. This includes eleven years of line operational management experience at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, six years policy development, compliance and corporate governance including five years of international policy development at the Corporate Office of the Australian Federal Airports Corporation (FAC). During this time Trevor was responsible for developing and promulgating aviation safety operational policy and programs across Australia largest 22 airports. Trevor was also a member of the ACI World Operational Committee for five years.

Trevor holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) and a Master of Policy degree from the University of NSW and is currently a part time Senior Lecturer in Aviation Security (School of Aviation) at the same university.

 Siim kallas


Siim Kallas has been an active participant in the restoration of Estonian statehood and has served in Estonia as Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank. He has been elected to the Estonian Parliament three times. He also held the position of the Chairman of the Reform Party since the party’s creation in 1994 until November 2004, after which he became the Honorary Chairman of the party. Since November 2004, Mr Kallas is a Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Administration, Audit and Anti-fraud.

Mr Siim Kallas graduated cum laude from the Finance and Credit Department of the University of Tartu in 1972. He continued his studies as a post-graduate student until 1975 and is now a Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu.
In January 2010, Mr Kallas was appointed as Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Transportation. 

 Poppy Khoza


Poppy Khoza (Gugulethu N.B. Khoza) has over 15 years�� experience in the field of aviation and now holds the position of the Director of Civil Aviation, having worked in various management portfolios. She has 10 years’ experience in senior management with her academic progression being largely in strategic business administration, coupled with aviation specific training. Her experience encompasses both the industry and the Regulator.

Ms Khoza serves in various aviation structures nationally and internationally as a member. She was appointed as Vice Chairman of the ICAO Aviation Security Panel for two consecutive years and also co-chairs the ICAO AvSec Panel Working Group on Air Cargo Security.

She is the recipient of a Meritorious Award as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government. She is also a 2014 finalist in Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government. She is passionate about meaningful change and aspires to provide good leadership in the aviation sector in the interests of aviation safety of security.



 Philipp Kriegbaum






Philipp Kriegbaum, a former Criminal Investigation Officer, has acted in the field of Aviation Security at Frankfurt Airport for more than 20 years, with both the local regulatory body and the airport operator, Fraport AG. He has been certified as an ECAC Aviation Security Auditor as well as an ECAC Aviation Security Manager. In his company’s Corporate Safety and Security Department, he is Vice President, Security- and Quality Management. In this role, he manages the relationship with legislative bodies on both national and international levels, and he is responsible for the Service Center Airport Supplies.

Philipp Kriegbaum holds a diploma in public administration, and he is Fraport’s representative in industry associations such as the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee and the ACI WORLD Security Standing Committee of which he is the immediate past chairman.




 Wayne Liepmann


Wayne Liepmann is an Associate Partner, with IBM Global Business Services, working with a variety of Public Safety clients on large-scale system integration projects. Wayne specializes in areas concerning entity resolution, risk assessment, cloud solutions, and security. He has leveraged IBM's WATSON technology - which is now in use with a very forward-looking client.

Wayne is an IBM, and Open Group Master Certified, IT Architect. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He lives happily in Ottawa with his wife and daughter and plays center with his pick-up hockey team.  



 Peter Liu


Peter Liu is a Specialist Leader with Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has spent a successful career developing innovative concepts at technology startups such as Yurie Systems (sold to Alcatel-Lucent) and a number of agencies across the United States federal government. With a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Management from the University of Maryland, Mr. Liu specializes in systems engineering concepts for complex systems in national security agencies.

At Deloitte Consulting over the past eight years he has brought that expertise to consulting for transportation security at TSA. As a subject matter expert, and specialist leader of Deloitte consulting teams in aviation security, Mr. Liu has been involved in the risk and systems analysis of new security programs at TSA. He has consulted to the development of numerous programs across TSA including behavior analysis, new screening equipment, changes to security processes, compliance inspections, air cargo security policies, pre-screening programs and new programs for innovation and applied science. He has been involved in the development of a number of specialized tools and modeling systems for security analysis.




 Bonnie Kudrick


Bonnie Kudrick holds an M.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Human Factors (HF) and has had fourteen years of progressive experience in Human Factors. As a subject matter expert, she provides support for policy, guidance and oversight of new programs to define the human element into systems acquisition process. She brings with her direct experience in all facets of experimental design aimed at optimizing human performance, knowledge and experience in the fundamental theories, concepts, and current-state-of-the art research, as well as technology development in the broad areas of human systems integration (HSI), psychology, human factors engineering and technology, and cognitive science, including but not limited to, human decision-making, HSI engineering design, intelligent systems, training, performance support, human-computer interaction, user needs analyses, and HSI modeling and simulation with the goal of optimizing human performance. Ms. Kudrick has extensive experience in the development of Concept of Operations and Operational Requirements documentation for passenger, checked baggage and cargo screening programs at the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration.


 Ron Louwerse







 Ron Louwerse, Director Safety, Security & Environment, Schiphol Group is responsible for the policy on and the implementation of Aviation Security, Acces Control, Company Security and Information Security. Includes contract management, contacts with (inter)national government agencies, private security companies and technical development companies. He has direct responsibility for 140 employees, and 3500 full time equivalent outsourced staff.
Ron is also responsible for Safety & Environment policy on safety and environmental issues, and for the Airport Fire Brigade.





 Ralph Markert


Ralph Markert has been an officer with Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt for more than 25 years and joined INTERPOL in 2006 as a seconded Criminal Intelligence Officer in the Trafficking in Human Beings Sub-Directorate. As a Project Manager, he was responsible for the international implementation of INTERPOL databases at borders. He has since been appointed Assistant Director of the International Partnerships and Development Directorate, charged with the development of the INTERPOL I-Checkit Programme, a security tool that aims to strengthen global security and protect key infrastructure.

Special Commendatins and Awards: In 1999, the German Ministry of Interior officially commended Mr. Markert for his innovative work linked to a special analysis on “Cooperation of security agencies at the international airport of Frankfurt am Main”. He was awarded the title “professor ad honorem” in 2004 by the Police Academy of Buenos Aires/Argentina for his teaching work in the area of modern forms of crime and European police structure. He consequently received a special commendation from the German Ministry of Interior in recognition of his contribution to the improvement of cooperation between the security services of Argentina and the Federal Republic of Germany.       



 Jim Marriott


Jim Marriott is Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based in Montreal. In this capacity since May 2010, he leads ICAO’s activities in aviation security and facilitation policy and standards development, the Universal Security Audit Programme, international aviation security and facilitation assistance and capacity building, the ICAO Machine Readable Travel Documents / Traveller Identification Programme and the ICAO Public Key Directory. 
During 25 years with Transport Canada, Jim occupied a variety of positions with increasing responsibility and complexity in the transportation security field.  He played a major role in developing Canada’s aviation, marine and surface transportation security programmes from 1985 until joining ICAO. 

At the senior executive level in aviation security, Jim has extensive experience in international relations, policy and regulations development, strategy, oversight, critical incident management and organization development. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of aviation security. 

 Andrew McClumpha


Andrew McClumphaDirector, McClumpha Associates Ltd, has over 25 years’ experience in aviation and transport security.  He has worked with airports, airlines, transport infrastructure groups, security regulators, and government agencies to help achieve the highest operational standards of aviation security. His expertise lies in human factors, organisational effectiveness, and operational analysis. He has been responsible for developing and delivering guidance and solutions for the security industry on recruitment, selection, training, operational performance management and security technology optimisation.

He wrote the updated human factors guidance for ICAO Security Manual as well as providing improved human factor guidance for IATA’s Security Manual. He is Chairman of the International Transport Security Human Factors Technical Advisory Group (InterTAG), and a member of both the Airports Council International, World Security Standing Committee (ACI WSSC) and the European Aviation Security Committee. He is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

 Francis Morgan

Francis Morgan joined Heathrow Airport as Security Director in November 2013 from global law firm DLA Piper LLP where he was Director, Government Relations and Trade.  Previously he worked as a senior civil servant in both the British Civil Service and European Commission, most recently holding posts as Head of International Aviation and Safety at the UK Department for Transport and aviation policy advisor to the European Commissioner for Transport.
During 15 years in Brussels he worked on a range of international and European aviation issues, including the EU-US Open Skies negotiations, as well as spending time as an EU negotiator in WTO negotiations on trade in services. He graduated from the University of Wales in Cardiff.

 Johnnie Müller

Johnnie Müller has served as Head of Security at Copenhagen Airports A/S since 2006. He is responsible for all Security functions and staffing at the airport with 971 employees and an OPEX of +440 MDKK and CAPEX varying between 60 and 250 MDKK.
Johnnie has introduced new management structures to the department and during his time at the Airport, Security has won the Skytrax Award for Best Security Processing twice – in 2013 and 2014.
Johnnie has served as Chairman of ACI Europe Security Committee since 2014 and will hold this position until 2016: he was Vice Chairman from 2011 – 2013.
From 1996 to 2006 Johnnie worked for DHL Express. Throughout his employment, he advanced from being a bike courier to Customer Care Manager to Head of Customer Service and then Nordic Customer Service Director. During his time at DHL Johnnie especially focused on restructuring, streamlining as well as modernizing management methods to improve customer service levels.

 Paul Murphy


Paul Murphy is a Principal Consultant in GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings and transportation.   

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in the management of a wide variety of infrastructure, defence and security projects across a range of sectors; including aviation, maritime and surface transportation and has qualifications in Engineering, Technology and Security, including completion of the ICAO AvSec PMC. 
Over the past 10 years, Paul has contributed significantly to the development of standards and thought in the area of transport security, particularly in the application of security technology in the transport environment, having completed projects for the Australian Government on security technology in mass transit, current and emerging technology and front of house security matters. 
Paul is an innovation advocate for GHD for last 5 years and is passionate about how organisations and sectors can utilise innovation to advance their objectives. Paul regularly contributes to the development of standards, policy and guidance materials within the security and engineering profession He represents Australia at the International Standards Organisation (ISO –TC223) Technical Committee 223 – Societal Security and is currently the Chair of Standards Australia Technical Committee – MB-021.   

 Joseph S. Paresi

Joseph (Joe) Paresi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Defense and Security Solutions, IDSS, founded in early 2012 by a team of experienced security experts including co-founder Mr. Bernard Gordon, former Chairman and CEO of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq: ALOG) and Dr. Douglas Boyd, founder of InVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVN). L-3 and InVision are credited with deploying over 2400 TSA Certified Explosive Detection Systems as well as the ProVision Body Scanners. In addition, Dr. James Connelly, formerly of L-3 S&DS and the TSA Laboratory Staff, is the IDSS Chief Technology Officer.
IDSS main focus is on providing advanced technology solutions for security checkpoints. The IDSS marquis product, the DETECT™ 1000 Checkpoint Explosive Detection System, is the most advanced checkpoint scanner ever developed and is presently in the TSA Qualification process at the TSA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Prior to IDSS, Mr. Paresi was the Co-founder and Executive Vice President of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ID), a leading supplier of credentialing systems and multi-biometric solutions as well as subject matter expertise to agencies within the U.S. Directorate for National Intelligence (DNI). Prior to L-1, Mr. Paresi was part of the founding team of  L-3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LLL) and served as Corporate Officer and Vice President of Product Development as well as President of L-3 Security & Detection Systems until 2005. During his tenure, Mr. Paresi was responsible for developing and deploying a number of advanced defense and security products, including the eXaminer 3DX 6000 EDS. Prior to L-3 Communications, Mr. Paresi served as Corporate Director of Technology for Lockheed Martin and Loral Corporations, respectfully.
Mr. Paresi holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Program Management Degree from the Defense Systems Management College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Pace University and Top Secret/Special Compartmental Information (TS/SCI) clearance with the Defense and Intelligence Communities.

 José María Peral Pecharromán

José María Peral Pecharromán, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) - Aeronautical engineer and with a Master in International Business Management, José María Peral Pecharromán started his career in the Defence sector, first as a test engineer for the Spanish Army and later in EADS Defence & Security (currently Cassidian) working in the Eurofighter Programme.
In 2008 he joined the Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC), where he worked in the inspection branch, the Spanish Civil Aviation Agency for Safety and Security (AESA) as an Aviation Security Inspector also tasked with the development and implementation of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme and related regulations. Promoted to Head of Security and Facilitation Division in AESA in September 2009, he represented Spain in several international and European fora.
On 28 April 2014, he joined the ECAC Secretariat as Aviation Security Technical Officer and is currently in charge of the ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP) of security equipment and secretary of the ECAC Technical Task Force (TTF) and the ECAC CEP Management Group (CEP-MG).

 Guido Peetermans

Guido Peetermans is responsible for the Smart Security program, a joint initiative of IATA and ACI. In collaboration with regulators, screening authorities, airports, airlines, solution providers and members of the research community, the program aims to provide a roadmap for passenger-friendly security checkpoints at airports, while strengthening security and improving operational efficiency.
Prior to joining IATA in 2005, Guido held several senior management positions in international computer software and consulting companies on both sides of the Atlantic, with a focus on human performance and organizational change management. Guido holds a Master degree in Law and a Master Degree in Information Systems from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

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 Eric Plaisant

Eric Plaisant is a Chief Superintendent (Commissaire divisionnaire) with the French National Police. He joined the force in 1984, after having completed a master in Law. He graduated from the Police Superior National Academy (ENSP) and served as police chief in different sensitive cities, as well as chief of a bureau in the central directorate of public safety.
In 1992, he graduated from the FBI National Academy (170th session). In 1997, he headed a judicial police division in Paris of two hundred police officers (in charge of miscellaneous and serious crimes), prior to being appointed two times as chief of a community policing district in Paris (three to five precincts, 1500 police officers).
In 2002, he was appointed by the general director of the national police as a special advisor for security affairs of the High official for defence and security of the Ministry of economy, finance and industry. He also headed the bureau of nuclear security, in charge of enforcing security measures for nuclear materials, sites and transports.
In September 2008, he served as senior counsellor in the new Delegation for foresight and strategy in the Ministry of interior. Since July 2009, he is in charge of security and defense affairs as an assistant director (sous-directeur de la sûreté et de la défense) in the French civil aviation Authority. Eric PLAISANT is 54, and is married with two children.  

 Estelle Pochat

Estelle Pochat joined the French Civil Aviation Academy (ENAC) in 2000 as aviation security training designer, after completing a master in cognitive science and ergonomics at Toulouse University. From 2003 to 2006, she joined ICAO AVSEC ISD-security section as a security officer involved in AVSEC training development.
Back to ENAC, she is now managing the AVSEC human factors research activities. She was involved in the French behaviour detection programme project from 2008, establishing the core methodology and the training programme and following up with the operational implementation. She is a member of the steering group for national behaviour detection legislation and implementation, and participates in the ECAC behaviour detection subgroup and the ECAC training task force.   

 John Romanowich

John Romanowich is the president and CEO of SightLogix, a leading smart camera supplier for outdoor security applications. Mr. Romanowich participated in developing the RTCA Standard for Airport Security (DO-230D) Perimeter Intrusion Detection Standards and currently serves as the Chairman of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Perimeter Security Standards Committee.
He has two decades of success in building technology companies, having held management positions in video technologies with Intel, IBM and the Sarnoff Corporation. He also co-founded Pyramid Vision Technologies, a pioneer in intelligent video surveillance acquired by L3 Communications. For Mr. Romanowich’s efforts within SIA, he received the “2011 Statesman Award,” the highest honor given to one member each year.

 Michael Rossell

john_s_pistole.jpgMichael Rossell, Director – ICAO Relations, Airports Council International, joined ACI World in 2012 where he is primarily responsible for developing relations with ICAO and other organisations on international civil aviation policy matters. In addition he is responsible for policy on emerging aviation security issues, in particular on the collaborative Smart Security project (with IATA) and on environmental protection.
From 2006 to 2012, he was the United Kingdom Permanent Representative and, in 2011/12, First Vice President of the ICAO Council.  He has extensive experience of civil aviation regulation and policy making, in particular where these regulations and policies have a direct impact on the safe, secure and sustainable development of international air transport.
Previously, Michael was the UK Transport Attaché to the European Union (2003 to 2006) where he brokered European agreements on the legislative framework for Community action to improve air safety and on new rights for passengers with reduced mobility travelling by air.  He has also represented the UK in taking forward policy on other aviation issues including market liberalisation, slots, insurance, security, safety and on environmental protection. 
Michael has a BSc degree in Geology from Edinburgh University and Masters degrees from both Durham and Sheffield Universities. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Hubert H Humphrey Institute for Public Policy at the University of Minnesota in 1994-95 where he studied the effect of the 1978 US deregulation of the aviation industry and considered how this might be a lesson for Europe.

 Donald Roussel

Donald Roussel was appointed Director General, Marine Safety & Security, Transport Canada, in April 2012. He has held the position of Director General, Marine Safety since October 2008. 
His responsibilities include developing, coordinating, enforcing and managing national safety legislation, policies, standards and regulatory controls governing Canada’s marine transportation and pilotage systems and services; managing the Navigable Waters Protection Program; approving environmental response systems; regulating and licensing vessels; examining and certifying seafarers; and establishing and maintaining international liaison.
In addition he is responsible for marine security policy, marine security regulatory affairs, and marine security operations, as well as having functional authority for regional marine security operations through the Regional Directors, Security and Emergency Preparedness. Through the Interdepartmental Marine Security Working Group, the directorate has a lead role in the coordination of government-wide marine security policy and initiatives.
In January 2014, he accepted the role of Acting, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of Safety & Security at Transport Canada. The Safety & Security portfolio within Transport Canada includes Marine as well as Air, Rail, and Road safety & security portfolios, in addition to the portfolio of Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
Mr. Roussel is Chairman of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council and the Canadian representative at numerous International Maritime Organization and International Labour Organization meetings for the Marine Sector.
Before joining Transport Canada in 1988, Mr. Roussel worked as a Marine Engineer for Canadian and foreign companies. From 1988 to 2000, he served as Senior Surveyor and Manager of the Transport Canada Centre in the Quebec region. He joined the Headquarters’ Marine Safety Directorate in 2000 as Manager, Marine Occupational Health and Safety and then became Director, Personnel Standards and Pilotage. In January 2007, he became Executive Director, Regulatory Services and Quality Assurance, until his recent appointment as Director General, Marine Safety.
He holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Resources Management, Marine Transportation, as well as professional certifications as First-Class Certificate Motor Vessel and Second-Class Certificate Steam Vessel.

 Oscar Anibal Rubio

Oscar Anibal Rubio is a Lieutenant in the Argentine Air Force Reserves, and holds a Law Degree from the University of Buenos Aires; specializing in Aeronautical Law, as well as International Law dealing with Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law.
Since 2001 he has been working as an Aviation Security Specialist with the Aviation Security Authority of the Republic of Argentina, serving as an Auditor and Instructor.
At a national level, along with his auditing and instructional responsibilities, he is responsible for the development and implementation of their integral risk management system and contributes to the drafting of aviation security Standards and Programmes.
He is also a certified ICAO Aviation Security Instructor (2007) and a Certified Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) Auditor (2010).  He has participated as an audit team member in one USAP audit and has regularly served as an instructor for ICAO, including most recently for the National Inspectors Course, the National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme Workshop and the Risk Management Workshop.

 Florian Schmid

Florian Schmid graduated from the Zurich University of Teacher Education with a major in languages and history in 2009. Besides various positions in education, he worked for the Zurich State Police Security Control Division at Zurich Airport for more than four years. From 2010 to 2012 Florian Schmid was head of instruction at CASRA and since 2012, he is project manager of Systematic Threat Assessment (STA) at CASRA.
His team constantly evaluates current news and information from different sources in order to develop defense strategies based on the findings of applied research. Besides his professional activities, Florian Schmid serves in the Psychological-Pedagogical Service of the Swiss Armed Forces with the rank of an officer since 2007.

 Kevin Shum

Kevin Shum is the Deputy Secretary (International) at the Ministry of Transport, where he helps to oversee Singapore’s policies in the aviation and maritime sectors.
Prior to this, he worked at the Ministry of Finance, where he was responsible for budget provisions and financing issues for the social sectors in Singapore: education, health, manpower, housing, social and family development. He has also worked at the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and International Enterprise Singapore.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Sentosa Development Corporation.
Kevin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Economics; and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, with a Masters in International Public Policy. He also studied at the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.
He received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2011. He is 43 years old, and married with a 8-year old daughter.

 Alan Xavier Tan

Alan Xavier Tan - As Vice President of Aerodrome Safety and Aviation Security at Changi Airport Group, Alan’s responsibilities include directing, planning, coordinating activities of aviation security policies and compliance. He is also responsible for implementing security enhancement and developmental projects, managing the contracted security services, undertaking aviation security audits and inspection and promoting security culture & awareness. He constantly seeks improvements in security standards and had completed several trials of screening equipment and implemented the world first Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) based Perimeter Intrusion Detection System at Changi. 
Alan also oversees the Aerodrome Safety Unit and is responsible for Changi’s Safety Management System. The unit aims to drive a strong safety culture and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to maintain the high safety standard of airport operations. He is currently Vice Chairman in ACI World Security Standing Committee. Prior to joining CAG, Alan was a senior police officer holding various key appointments in his 12 years with the Singapore Police Force.

 Jim Termini

Jim Termini is the Commercial Director for Redline Aviation Security Ltd (RAS), Jim has been one half of a driving force in introducing this company to the AVSEC industry both within the UK and Internationally. RAS is now the preferred AVSEC training company within the UK and provides a substantial amount of training delivery on behalf of the UK government overseas.
Jim’s experience within the aviation industry as a commercial pilot and with the British Army has equipped him to have specific AVSEC industry knowledge as well as commercial awareness of the need for robust security within an airport and airline operation.
Jim has spent much of his flying career interacting with company colleagues from countries such as Jordan, Iran, Syria and Lebanon; this has given him an excellent appreciation of regional variations and sensitivities.
Jim is a fully qualified Aviation Security Manager with a wealth of operational and regulatory experience and knowledge. He also is a TAP Instructor (UK Foundation and British Institute of Learning and Development), providing him with the ability to fully appreciate learning and development within the industry.
Sitting as an observer to the ICAO Working Group for Guidance Material Jim offers operational viability and process to the assembled regulators.  

 Angus Watt

Angus WattPresident and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) CATSA, joined CATSA in 2012 after a 37-year career with Canada’s Air Force.  During his military career, he trained as a pilot, flew Sea King helicopters and was a flight instructor.  Mr. Watt served in many staff positions, mostly focused on coordinating and supervising current operations. 
He also commanded at numerous levels, ultimately culminating as Chief of the Air Staff (Commander of Canada’s Air Force).  After his military service, he taught strategic leadership at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto for several years. Mr. Watt holds an MPA (Auburn) and an MBA (Ottawa).

 Wang Weidong

Mr. Wang Weidong, Vice President of Nuctech Company Limited, has been with Nuctech since 1999, and is now in charge of both the global marketing and after-sales service of Nuctech.
With twenty years of management experience, Mr. Wang used to work as an engineer in the Guangdong Dayabay Nuclear Power Plant from July 1988 to Dec 1992 and a Deputy General Manager of Takasago Thermal Engineering Company from March 1993 to May 1998. He holds a bachelor degree in solid mechanics and a Master’s degree in civil engineering structure engineering from Tsinghua University.

 Steve Wolff

Steve Wolff has 29 years experience developing & marketing advanced aviation security detection solutions based on X-ray, radio frequency and neutron inspection technologies. His 11-year-old consultancy helps companies with planning, development, trials, government access and outreach strategies. He recently was elected Vice Chair for the 2015 Gordon Research Conference.  
He led a team that coauthored IATA’s initial Checkpoint of the Future vision and serves on various advisory boards and as an expert witness in security technology lawsuits. Mr. Wolff was a cofounder of - and V.P., Marketing & Engineering for - InVision Technologies (now Morpho Detection) where he helped bring the successful CTX-5000 and other products to market.

 Fan Ying

Ms. FAN Ying, Deputy Director of Marketing Department, Security CT Center, NUCTECH Company Limited. Dedicating to the security field for more than eight years makes her an expertin security detection. She has participated in plenty of projects for container/vehicle screening projects in Europe. She has also directed the marketing and sales, starting from planning to implementing, of NUCTECH’s liquid-inspection products in European countries and obtained remarkable achievements.

 Nickolay Zakhryapin

Nickolay Zakhryapin, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, graduated from Moscow Technological Institute.
He attended the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation with a specialization in the “State Regulation of  Market Economy”. Since 1986 he has occupied different engineering and managerial positions at different production enterprises and organizations. Since 2010 – Deputy Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. Since 2013 – Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.