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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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' 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.
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, 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 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Director, 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.
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.