VP, Director of New Business Development Ellenby Technologies
Mr Dobbins has spent 15 years designing electronics for consumer and cash management applications and has over 20 US patents. He has lead a number of smart safe design efforts to uniquely solve challenges faced by retailers with great attention to their needs in the areas of security, simplicity and serviceability.
Chief Executive Officer, CPS
Adam joined CPS from The Royal Mint where he has served as Chief Executive between 2011 and summer 2017. During this time, Adam led the business through a period of transformational development. Prior to joining The Royal Mint in 2008 as Director of Finance, Adam held senior positions with Catalent Pharmaceuticals and its predecessor businesses in Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and holds an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Adam was awarded an OBE by the Queen in June 2018.
National Loss Prevention, Corporate Security, Health & Safety McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
With over 25 years of extensive corporate experience in loss prevention, distribution, logistics and supply chain for leading edge companies such as McDonald’s Canada and Loblaw Companies Ltd, Al has established a solid foundation of best practices for asset protection, shrink and risk mitigation, and health & safety within these brands. His background also includes years of leadership and driving results in Operational Shrink & Risk Mitigation, Leadership & Development, Technology & Innovation, Audit & Analytics and Physical Security, on both a National and Global scale. Throughout his career, Al has developed a strong understanding of the correlation between operational efficiencies and financial performance.
Retail & Financial Advisor, Former President of ARCA
Aubrey Meador is an advisor in the financial and retail cash handling industries. Having spent the last 15 years as US president and global leader of sales at ARCA, a cash handling technology company, Aubrey grew the business from $1m to over $130m in annual sales. Included in the INC Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing private companies for 9 of the last 10 years, ARCA is a global leader in cash handling solutions headquartered in the USA and provides cash automation technology to customers in over 50 countries.
Senior Analyst Celent
Bob Meara is a senior analyst in Celent's banking group, with a research focus on branch and ATM delivery channels, omnichannel delivery and check and cash payment processing technologies. Mr. Meara has led multiple consulting engagements including proprietary research projects involving financial services hardware, software and the impact of self-service on branch banking as well as being a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Before joining Celent, Mr. Meara was the director of product marketing at Alogent. Previously, Bob has also held positions in marketing and brand management at Stonebridge Technologies, BellSouth, Hayes Corporation, and Procter & Gamble in addition to being a commissioned naval officer. Mr. Meara earned a B.S. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
VP of Loss Prevention Shoe Carnival
Chris has 30 years of Loss Prevention experience. The past 28 years have been with Shoe Carnival’s LP department. Since being promoted in 2008, Chris has been truly honored to lead some of the most experienced and talented LP professionals at Shoe Carnival. It’s all about the TEAM! Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers, offering a broad assortment of moderately priced dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children, with emphasis on national and regional name brands. The Company operates 403 stores in 34 states and Puerto Rico.
President & CEO, Technology Strategies International
Christie Christelis is the president of Technology Strategies International Inc., a leading technology market research and intelligence firm. An internationally recognized payments industry analyst, he has conducted bespoke assignments on the payments industry in ten countries and provided advisory services to clients in the area of EMV implementation, virtual currencies, mobile payments and emerging payments technologies. He has spoken at payments industry conferences in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and South Africa.
Dr. Christoph Kocher
R&D Director Landqart
Christoph Kocher graduated as materials scientist from ETH Zürich in the year 2000. He did a PhD on functional optical polymer systems at ETH Zürich and the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, USA. In 2003, he joined Landqart® AG as project manager in the R&D-department. He developed several new security features and security printing substrates, including the paper-polymer-paper composite substrate “Durasafe®” that is today used for the new series of the Swiss Franc. In 2008, Christoph Kocher was appointed Director of Research and Development and became a member of the management team in 2011. He is co-author of numerous publications and patent applications in the fields of security features, document protection and security printing substrates.
CTO Nano Tech Security
Clint Landrock is CTO and co-founder of Nanotech as well as is the primary inventor of the company’s patented nano-optic technology. He is an expert scientist in the study of nanotechnology and currently holds a number patents in this area. Mr. Landrock completed his Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto and earned a Masters of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
Director of Cage Operations, Venetian/Palazzo
Cynthia Bolden-Swinson is a Las Vegas native with over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry, holding various roles at multiple Las Vegas resorts. Currently, she is the director of casino cage at The Venetian and The Palazzo, where she oversees casino operations.
Bolden-Swinson received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and she is currently pursuing her Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She is an advocate for assisting individuals in the Las Vegas community and regularly engages in charitable work, volunteering at her church and through work opportunities like Nevada Reading Week and the company’s annual toy drive. Bolden-Swinson also enjoys spending time with her family and listening to old school music.
Assistant Director of Cage, Venetian / Palazzo
Dakata Nield began her career in gaming as a Pit Clerk, Dakata developed a passion for the casino cage, learning all areas and aspects of the operation. Dakata joined The Venetian in March 2004 and has served in various positions including Cage Cashier, Assistant Casino Cage Shift Manager, Casino Cage Shift Manager, and most recently her current role as Assistant Director of Cage Operations, a position she has held for the last three years. Prior to joining the Venetian Team Dakata held similar positions at the Luxor, Monte Carlo and Green Valley Ranch. Collectively Dakata offers more than 20 years in Casino Cage Operations and Management experience.
Co-ordinator, Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch, Interpol
Daniela is serving the INTERPOL’s Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch (CCSD) as a police officer and forensic expert under secondment from the Forensic Chemistry Department within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia. As a Coordinator of the CCSD Team, she is responsible for establishing programs that provide operational support, forensic assistance, and technical databases for the 192 member countries of INTERPOL, relating to the crimes of fraudulent travel documents and counterfeit currency. Daniela obtained her degree Master’s in Science specialty in Criminalistics from the University Claude Bernard of Lyon, France.
Vice President, G4S Retail Solutions
Business Development Manager, Spinnaker
David is the elected Vice Chairman of the European Intelligent Cash Protection Association, a member of the Export Council of the British Security Industry Association and sits on the European board for the ATM Industry Association. He is also responsible for global Business Development at Spinnaker International, UK manufacturer of Cash protection systems and has worked there for 19 years. Previously, David had military career followed by work in the commercial sector with Chubb and then TYCO.
David N. Tente
Executive Director, ATMIA
David is responsible for leading ATMIA’s largest region. He works with the membership team to maintain and grow U.S. membership, develops and manages content for the industry’s premier conference, manages regional committee groups, and serves as an ATM industry evangelist. Prior to joining ATMIA, David worked for a major ATM manufacturer and was responsible for the launch of a new business unit, which provided imaged deposit processing services. David’s career has been focused on ATMs, payments, fraud detection, image capture, and image processing applications for more than 25 years.
Chief Information Officer, Dunbar Armored Inc
Donna Becraft is the Dunbar Companies Chief Information Officer where she is responsible for the company’s implementation of new information technology, strategic planning, software development, and systems hardware. Donna began her career with Dunbar, and has grown with the company. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Information Technology area. Throughout her career with Dunbar, Donna has become well-versed in all aspects of the organization’s varied businesses, while concentrating her efforts on the company’s IT growth and enabling the organization to benefit from the utilization of digital technology. Donna’s extensive experience in the armored and cash vault business gives her an edge as she focuses on the information technology side of the business. Donna leads a team of 50+ at Dunbar. She serves on the Dunbar Companies Executive Committee, GS1 US Cash Visibility Executive Leadership Committee, member of the Federal Reserve System Cash Product Office’s Cash Advisory Council (CAC) and leads industry initiatives like One Information Security review.
Dr David Finnegan
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner iDAs Global - CSCS
Head of Consultancy, Smithers
Mr. Duane Neidert is a former PwC Principal and a seasoned industry professional, having served as VP of Product Management and Development, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief Operating Officer in the home goods and building materials industries. Over the course of his career, he has focused on a multitude of strategic growth initiatives (organic and inorganic) as well as channel optimization, technology and service opportunities.
President, North America, CMSPI
From analyst, to consultant, to President, Elley has been involved in CMSPI’s growth from the ground up. Elley has been President at CMSPI for the past 5 years, and in that time, has increased CMSPI’s product offering, grown the business financially, and expanded into new territories. As well as leading an ever-expanding team spread across the globe, Elley also manages her own portfolio of key strategic accounts. Elley is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and is considered an industry expert in cash management and cash office technology solutions.
Strategic Accounts Director Honeywell Authentication Technologies
Garth Zambory has over three decades’ experience in the field of currency, security print and identification systems specializing in secure substrates, bank note sorting, secure document personalization, document reading hardware, business process re-engineering with a worldwide reputation for knowledge in the specialized field of document/bank note security and paper. Mr. Zambory joined Honeywell’s Authentication Technologies group in 2014. He’s currently the Strategic Accounts Director with a focus on the global currency market. Mr. Zambory was previously worked for several companies in the document security market including JDSU, Digimarc, Portals Paper, De La Rue and others. Additionally, Mr. Zambory has been active in the area of International Standards being involved in the creation of standards for Tax Stamps as well as Travel Documents.
ATSAIC - Las Vegas Field Office, United States Secret Service
Director of Authentication Systems Spectra Systems Corporation
James Cherry is Director of Authentication Systems at Spectra Systems Corporation where he leads the product management of authentication materials and sensor systems designed for banknotes, passports, tax stamps, holograms, and consumer goods. Prior to Spectra Systems, Jim managed all phases of the product lifecycle while working at Crosfield Electronics, Auspex Systems, and DuPont where he focused on imaging systems and enterprise scale data management.
Product Manager, SUZOHAPP
Jessica is the Product Manager at SUZOHAPP for CashComplete™ solutions in North, Central, and South America. Trained in Pragmatic Marketing principles, she contributes her expertise to the product development, refinement and marketing of the entire retail solutions line. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Business Administration and specialization in International Business. During her studies, she completed their flagship business student exchange program at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She previously served as the Country Manager for the US operation of Cata Company, a Brazilian cash management solution manufacturer, responsible not only for the US operation but sales efforts in Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, and Africa.
Joe de Rosa
President of Loomis International LATAM Loomis
Currency Adviser, Seven Layer Solutions
John Winchcombe became Product Development and Marketing Director at De La Rue Currency in 2011, with his team bringing De La Rue’s Safeguard product to market and developing the early thinking that has since led to De La Rue Analytics. In addition, while at De La Rue John worked in the Gateshead banknote printing factory, the Portals paper mill, was part of the De La Rue banknote sales team looking after the UK and Western Europe and spent 8 years as the Currency marketing manager.
In summer 2015 John left De La Rue and has worked as a consultant and for Innovia Security. He is currently working with 7 Layer Solutions to take their data analytics tool, NoteChain®, to market. In March/April this year he was a crew member in a sailing race across the North Pacific. His feet are back, firmly on the ground, bringing his wide industry experience to the ACCE conference.
Counterfeit Analyst, De La Rue
Kerre Corbin is currently a Counterfeit Analyst with De La Rue plc. She is responsible for the forensic examinations requested by De La Rue customers as well as the counterfeits from Northern Ireland and Scotland. She also applies her years of experience to the analysis of new security features and designs. Mrs. Corbin has provided counterfeit detection training to law enforcement agencies, government institutions, and the banking community throughout the world.
Previously, Kerre Corbin was a Counterfeit Specialist with the United States Secret Service Criminal Investigative Division in Washington, DC. She conducted forensic examinations on U.S. Treasury obligations that involved authenticating genuine Federal Reserve Notes and classifying counterfeit notes. She worked for the U.S. Secret Service for over 12 years.
Product Management Director, NCR
Kevin King is a Product Management Director, based in Atlanta, GA at our new GHQ. Kevin has global responsibility for our cash dispense portfolio and recycling products. Kevin has been with NCR for 8 years and has held numerous product management roles, launched a number of ATM products across the world and has served time in our R&D facility in Dundee, Scotland before moving to the US office. Kevin helped launch the new 80 series ATMs into the US market and has extensive knowledge around ATM hardware developments and innovation.
President / Board Member Independent Armored Car Operators Association (IACOA)
CEO, DLT Labs
Loudon Owen is currently Chair and CEO of DLT Labs Inc., a leader in the field of blockchain in business. A successful international businessman, venture capitalist, and lawyer with over 30 years experience building companies around the globe. Loudon co‐founded McLean Watson Capital, one of Canada’s premier venture capital firms. He has decades of experience in technology ventures, including 3D imaging software, deep mining technology, xml data management, and now blockchain. A champion of intellectual property rights and recognized by IAM300. He holds a BA (University of Toronto), a JD (Osgoode Hall Law School), and an MBA (INSEAD).
Founder & CEO, InterCrim-press
Lyudmila has more than 20 years' work experience as an industry publisher. Her published works include: Series Banknotes of the World, series Commemorative Coins, Travel Checks reference guide, series Genuine and Counterfeit Banknotes.
President Secure Cash & Transit Association (SCTA)
Mark is a founding member and the President of the Secure Cash and Transport Association, representing the shared interests of the professionals and organizations in ATM servicing, cash handling/processing, transportation, and safe keeping of cash and coin throughout North America.
Mark serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowers Risk Group, a provider of enterprise-wide risk mitigation and loss prevention, employment screening, and data intelligence services through its three complementary companies: Lowers & Associates, Proforma Screening Solutions, and Wholesale Screening Solutions. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has over 30 years of experience administering risk management functions.
Mark Raymond has written over 100 patent applications resulting in approximately 70 issued patents in micro-optics and micro-mirrors for anti-counterfeiting and imaging over the last 25 years. Mark has also written over a dozen patents in solar technologies and other light management systems for light diffusion and voxel projection. His patents have been issued around the world and have resulted in revenue of hundreds of millions of dollars in various business sectors. Mark is currently serving as the CEO of Lumenco, LLC in Englewood, CO and as a Director in LenSys Sarl and is a co-founder in both companies.
Director of North American Partnerships and Operations, Cassida
Matthew Holt is an expert in currency authentication and verification. He has been with Cassida Corporation, America’s leading brand in business-grade currency handling solutions, for over five years. During that time, Matthew has led the way in the creation of industry-leading counterfeit protection products and their standardization into leading national retailers.
Starrd Solutions and former Head of Marketing, The Royal Mint
Senior Vice President – Retail Markets, Glory
Peter Wolf is Glory’s Senior Vice President, Retail Business Development. Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College, a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and has deep experience across marketing, sales, business development and business management. Before joining Glory, he held executive sales and marketing leadership positions with retail technology companies Partech, Fujitsu and Triversity where he contributed significantly to their success in the retail technology marketplace. With a background of over 25 years in the retail technology industry, Peter leads Glory’s North America business development efforts dedicated to building their brand, as well as identifying and nurturing Glory’s strategic partnerships that enable Glory’s cash automation solutions in the retail space.
Senior Policy Adviser, The Netherlands Bank
Peter Balke is Senior Policy Advisor at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). He received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in Applied Physics and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science, in 1997 and 2002, respectively, both from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2008 he has been with the Dutch Central Bank. Whereas his research interests were banknote soiling and banknote (fitness) sorting. After a secondment from 2013 to 2015 on fitness sorting at the European Central Bank he returned to DNB. As machine readable features are currently a high priority at DNB this subject was added to his research portfolio on his return. Peter is a member of the Eurosystem Research and Development Task Force.
Head of Engineering Cash Processing Solutions
Phill is responsible for the Engineering team in Dallas, Texas – a multi-disciplined team that serves the CPS high-speed sorters. In the last 12 months, Phill has overseen significant growth of the engineering team which has seen the team more than quadruple in size. Having gained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Phill joined CPS in 2012 holding positions in both product management and product development in the UK. He moved from the UK to the United States to lead the engineering team in 2016.
Business Development Manager, Mühlbauer
Ms. Regine Pflamminger works for the Mühlbauer Group as a Business Development Manager. Her role is providing strategic leadership for the global sales team with a strong focus on the High Security Printing market while also working directly with customers worldwide on currency inspection topics. She has been employed with Mühlbauer for seven years gaining experience as Head of Marketing in the Automation division. Prior to Mühlbauer, Ms. Regine Pflamminger studied Business Administration and Economics in Germany and the USA; she graduated with a Master of Science degree at the University of Passau.
Technical Delivery Manager, Gemalto
Rick Outland is a twenty-year veteran of the US Secret Service Forensic Laboratory and the current Technical Delivery Manager for Gemalto. He has instructed law enforcement organizations and banking institutions worldwide on document authentication. He is a co-founder of the Document Security Alliance and holds a BS Degree in Criminal Justice.
Sr. Product Manager, Fifth Third Bank
Robert has been in the payments industry for more than 30 years, transcending many payment delivery solutions from card to check and most recently joining Fifth Third Bank to manage their Currency Processing Solutions product. In the past 8 years, Robert has lead the development of a unique delivery of smart safe and Recycling solutions to improve the retailers handling of cash receivables. During this time Fifth Third has been a market leading provider of cash solutions.
Principal Engineer for Currency, Crane Payment Innovations
Robert holds degrees or certificates in Arts, Electronics and Law Enforcement. Robert worked in Industrial Controls from 1988 to 1995. He changed direction and has been in the Automated Cash Payments Industry since 1996. Robert participated in the Euro preparations in the late 1990s and has worked on multiple low cost sensor systems since then. From 2003-2006, Robert lead the “Peripherals Group” at International Gaming Technologies in Reno integrating payment systems. Since 2006 Robert has worked as liaison between the Currency Validation industry, Central Banks and banknote designers. He is currently the “Principal Engineer for Currency” at Crane Payments Innovations.
Dr Rory Herriman
Dr. Rory Herriman is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Software and Digital Systems at SUZOHAPP. In this role, he has responsibility for advancing SUZOHAPP’S product strategy and development of next generation intelligent connected devices (IoT), cash management and analytics software, and cashless payments platforms.
Prior to joining SUZOHAPP, Rory served as the Co-founder and CTO of Ponvia Technology where he led both product development and consulting for contact center and customer experience solutions. During this time, he developed and launched one of the industry’s first multi-modal dialog platforms for AI based customer self-service. Before joining Ponvia, he Co-Founded and led the product development at NEXVU Technologies where is focused on products that provided real-time data network performance monitoring and analysis. Rory also served in the role of Sr. Director for Engineering and Operations at Sears, Roebuck and Company where he led technology development in both the retail and credit divisions.
Rory holds a Doctorate in Engineering from George Washing University and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is a member of multiple industry standards boards.
Head of International Department, InterCrim-press
Sergey is currently heading the International Department at InterCrim-press with a focus on bringing the company's most recent product, the e-Database, and Banknotes of the World magazine to the international community. After joining the company in 2008, he was in charge of translating and sharing the expert analysis results for counterfeit banknotes recovered in Russia and the CIS.
Chief Counsel The Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Department of the Treasury
Head of Production Section in Directorate, European Central Bank
Sylvain Calluaud graduated from the ESPCI Paris Tech, a major French institution of higher education in general engineering. He started his career as R&D engineer for the company BASF and moved to the Banque de France Printing Works in 1997 as manager of the central laboratory. In 2002, he joined the European Central Bank (ECB) to be involved in key projects related to the development of the second series of euro banknotes. From 2009, he has been Chairman of Eurosystem working groups responsible for developing technical and policy proposals on all aspects related to the processing of banknotes by Central Banks and cash handlers. Since 2013, Sylvain Calluaud heads the Banknote Production Section with responsibilities covering the coordination and monitoring of the euro banknote production, and of the Eurosystem security, quality, health & safety and environmental management systems. Sylvain Calluaud is the chairman of the Banknote Requirement Steering Group (BRSG), a sub-group of the Banknote Committee (BANCO) of the European System of Central Banks.
Head of Product Management & Substrate Design, CCL Secure
Tim Berridge joined CCL Secure as Head of Product Management & Design in October 2016. Tim is responsible for product strategy and banknote design, with a particular focus on understanding the customer and market needs to guide R&D activities and bring new products to market by working cross functionally.
Tim has over 20 years’ experience within the banknote and security industry across a range of roles, including R&D, intellectual property and product marketing. During this time, he has acquired a detailed knowledge of the currency market and banknote design and production. He has worked on a wide range of innovation projects, including security features, paper development and polymer substrate.
Tim holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons) from University of London.
Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, CONTROLTEK
At CONTROLTEK Tom leads the solutions development strategy and retail-specific strategic initiatives, while at the same time championing information security technologies and protocols for CONTROLTEK and its partners. Previously, Meehan was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, systems and data analytics. He currently serves as the chair of the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC) innovations working group. He is also the Co-Host of the Crime Science PODCAST and is the author of the future of Loss Prevention column in LP Magazine as well as the author of Tom’s TEK tips featured in the D&D daily. Prior to his 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale's, Meehan worked for Home Depot in loss prevention and has had various technology, loss prevention, and operational roles at several other companies.
Special Adviser - Cashiers Department, Norges Bank
Trond Eklund is an economist, working for Norges Bank since 1980. This January, Trond has become a Special Adviser in the Cashiers Department. Previously, he held the position as Director and Chief Cashier and played a central part in the changes that have been taking place in Norges Bank’s cash operations to increase the efficiency in cash distribution. Moreover, he has from the start been responsible for the New Series Project. Trond was the head of Financial Analysis and Structure Department and responsible for the Financial Stability report for nearly ten years. He has served as the CBCDG Chairman and is a Board Member of the Nordic Investment Bank. Since 1975, Trond has taught credit risk analyses at Norwegian School of Management. He has written textbooks on this subject as well.
Director Standards Development, GS1 US
Vivian Chung Underwood is the Director of Standards Development at GS1 US. She works with industries to drive adoption of the use of GS1 standards to improve supply chain visibility and data accuracy and automate processes. She is the GS1 US lead for the cash visibility proof of concept (POC). Prior to GS1 US, Vivian had supply chain, IT, finance and business unit leadership roles in the chemical, food and beverage, media and entertainment and retail industries.
Wilco de Groot
MD, IGT Testing Systems
Dr. Zoltán Bajkó
Dr. Bajkó obtained his MSc degree in chemical engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He continued his PhD studies at the University of Bonn in cooperation with the University of Michigan in the area of organometallic chemistry. After receiving his Ph.D, he became postdoctoral fellow of BASF in Ludwigdshafen. He has several years of management and research experience in the field of the chemical industry.