VP, Director of New Business Development Ellenby Technologies
Mr Dobbins has spent 15 years desiging electronics for consumer and cash management applications and has over 20 issed 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.
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.
Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Field Office, United States Secret Service
Brian Spellacy, a native of Springfield Massachusetts, has served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Field Office since January 2014. As Special Agent in Charge, his responsibilities include the daily management of the agencies investigative and protective missions in the Las Vegas metropolitan area as well managing the resident office in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Spellacy is a 27-year veteran of the Secret Service, having served in protective and investigative assignments in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX and Washington, DC. Mr. Spellacy began his career with the Secret Service in 1991, serving as a Special Agent in the New York Field Office. Mr. Spellacy was subsequently assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, as well as the Counter Assault Team. Entering the agency’s supervisory ranks, Mr. Spellacy was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division. He then was assigned to the Chicago Field Office where he oversaw the Counterfeit Squad as well as the Financial Crimes Squad. Mr. Spellacy returned to Washington, DC and served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the office of the Assistant Director of Protective Operations, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Special Operations Division, Airspace Security Branch before being assigned as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Houston Field Office.
Senior Vice President, Standards Development GS1
VP of Loss Prevention Shoe Carnival
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
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
Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Tidel
Darren Taylor has served as Executive Vice President of Global Business Development for Tidel since 2012. Prior to joining Tidel, Darren was the Vice President of Retail Solutions for G4S, the world’s leading international security solutions group. In his role at G4S, Darren designed, developed and led its global retail solutions strategy and created a number of unique retail cash management solutions. Prior to his role at G4S, Darren was Vice President of Business Development for De La Rue Systems, both in Europe and North America, where he spearheaded the launch of De La Rue’s Retail Payment Solutions.
Owner & President, Breakthrough Solutions Consulting
David Hasler is the Owner & President of Breakthrough Solutions Consulting, LLC – a finance and strategy consulting firm focused on helping organizations solve complex problems, articulate and unlock hidden value, improve employee impacts and develop actionable strategies that deliver results. David has experience working in consumer products, retail and the restaurants' industries gaining finance and strategy leadership roles in prominent companies such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble and Limited Brands.
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.
Dr. Dieter Sauter
Managing Director, Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd. Switzerland
Dr. Dieter Sauter studied physics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and wrote his doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart. He started his professional journey in security printing at Bundesdruckerei GmbH in Berlin. Afterwards, he spent several years with Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and joined Orell Füssli Security Printing in 2011 as Head of Technology. In April 2014 he took over directional duties and is responsible for sales and marketing as well as technology and developments. Dieter Sauter has also been chairman of the Intergraf expert committee since 2016.
Fernand Garcia de Cruz
Marketing Director – Banknotes, Arjowiggins Security
Strategic Accounts Director Honeywell Authentication Technologies
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 Americas 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.
Commissioning Editor - Security Print, Smithers
John Nelson leads Smithers Pira’s market reports and consultancy team for security printing applications. This includes coordinating and producing a range of strategic market and technical studies both for the industry overall, and important segments, like banknote printing and personal ID. Smithers work in this area combines insightful qualitative analysis with extensive quantitative data research to give a unique perspective on this dynamic industry.
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.
President / Board Member Independent Armored Car Operators Association (IACOA)
Director North American Field Solutions Management, NCR
Malon S. Updike is Director of Field Solution Management for NCR’s North America region. He is based in NCR’s Atlanta Georgia facility and his team supports the financial industry channels in the US and Canada. Malon holds degrees from both Virginia Military Institute and the University of Richmond. He has 25 years banking experience holding numerous management positions including Director of Marketing, Chief Information Officer, Regional Retail and Small Business Banking Manger. He has been involved with the deployment of self service Deposit Automation and Check Imaging and Interactive Teller for NCR and holds three image based patents.
General Manager, Guardsman Armoured
Marcus Brodber is the General Manager for Guardsman Armoured Limited, the largest Cash-In-Transit company in Jamaica. During his time there, he contributed to the formulation and implementation of strategies which have improved the efficiency of the CIT, ATM and Deposit Processing Operations. This, coupled with his three years of experience as head of currency analysis at the Central Bank of Jamaica, has given Marcus a solid understanding of the cash cycle within Jamaica. At the Central Bank of Jamaica, he re-defined the methodology used to determine the currency structure and prior to that, spent eight years recommending monetary policy action.
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.
Commercial Dirctor, Vaultex
Vice President of Sales, Tidel
Marty Hendrickson joined Tidel in 2016 as our Vice President, Sales where he leads the North American sales and field support teams. Before joining Tidel, Marty was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Promontory, a Washington, D.C. – based regulatory consultancy where he was responsible for building and leading Promontory’s business process solutions sales team calling on global financial institutions. Prior to joining Promontory, Marty held multiple roles at Brink’s, U.S., a global leader in cash in transit and secure logistics services. In his most recent role at Brink’s, Marty led their U.S. smart-safe and cash recycler business development teams. Marty has a B.A. in Communication from Luther College.
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
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
Senior Analyst, World Currency Technologies, Crane
Executive Director, Europe, ATMIA Europe
Ron Delnevo entered financial services with Bank Machine, the company which installed the first UK independent ATM in 1998. Ron soon became Managing Director of Bank Machine and spearheaded a successful MBO in 2003. He continued to lead the company until 2012. During his time at Bank Machine, Ron also served as a Director of the UK Payments Council. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Ron Delnevo had several Board-level roles in Public and Private Companies. Now European Director of the ATM Industry Association, Ron is a recognized thought-leader on Payment Choice & Innovation.
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.
President / CEO, BankSupplies Inc.
Rusty Wigal is now the President / CEO of BankSupplies. An expert for counterfeit currency detection, his experience and broad knowledge in this area allows him to provide expert advice and training in the areas of counterfeit detection, the science of currency, and other related topics. Rusty holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with post-graduate work in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Group Director, Secure Transactions Spectra Systems Corporation
Mr. Tillotson has held a variety of positions in business and product development with Spectra Systems for ten years, the IGT Corporation, a leader in the gaming industry and the IBM Corporation as an Account Executive and Electrical Engineer. Mr. Tillotson holds a BSEE from Purdue University.
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.
Head of Production Section in Directorate, European Central Bank
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.
Wilco de Groot
MD, IGT Testing Systems