Head of Strategy, Mitek Systems
A serial entrepreneur, business leader and ID strategist. Joe has been developing, evangelizing and selling ID&V solutions for close to 15 years. Interestingly, he doesn’t see himself as an industry expert or a thought leader, but rather a passionate, trusted adviser with extensive experience in building verification solutions with both small and large enterprises, and, with that comes some idea of what to do and what not to do to be successful.
“I believe we can unlock the true potential of global connected economies if we can learn to trust people online like we can in person. To do that, we have to think about our online identity. We need to start using the attributes that provide trust in the real world, in the digital world.”
Marketing Director, WorldReach Software
Shelley Bryen has been the Marketing Director at WorldReach Software since 2009. Having worked in the technology industry for more than 25 years, her industry knowledge includes embedded technology, consular, border management, seamless travel and digital identity verification. Prior to joining WorldReach, Ms. Bryen worked in product management/marketing and strategic alliances at CADLINK Technology, QNX Software Systems, Wind River Systems, and ALT Software. Her professional activities include: the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada’s (DIACC) Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) Expert Committee (TFEC), the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA), the Biometrics Institute, and Women in Identity. WorldReach’s Know Your Traveller (KYT) platform is the basis for the digital services for identity verification to support the EU Exit Settlement Scheme, known as the UK Home Office EU Exit: ID Document Check app.
Security Consultant & Researcher
Andrew Churchill has over 20 years’ experience working in security within Government, Industry and Academia, in particular cyber security and financial crime. He has led the cyber crime task force and co-ordinated security technology requirements for HMG, acted as subject matter expert on a European Union cyber crime and terrorism programme, sits on the Federal Reserve’s Secure Payments Task Force, has recently completed the UK’s Open Banking Threat Assessment Exercises, and is providing guidance on mitigating actions to Regulators to prevent vulnerabilities being exploited. In addition to his consultancy work, he is also currently lead author of the British Standards Institution’s ‘Digital Identification & Authentication Code of Practice’, adopted by UK Finance as meeting their regulatory obligations, and is developing technology benchmarking in this regard in partnership with GCHQ’s Academic Centre of Excellence, Royal Holloway. He acts as a cyber/financial fraud adviser to numerous institutions and associations, including the Emerging Payments Association, Kompli-Global, Huntswood, inter alia, In addition to his first degree he holds Masters in Defence & Security Analysis (MA, Lancaster) and Information Security (MSc, Royal Holloway).
CEO, Tricerion Limited
Schehrezade Davidson began her first career in financial services and equity fund management, where she was a highly ranked fund manager running retail unit trusts and institutional pension fund money at HSBC Asset Management. At RAB Capital, she went on to run a hedge fund investing in early stage technology companies on the cusp of commercialisation. At RAB Capital she was a main board director at its listing on AIM. In her second career, she is currently the CEO of Tricerion Limited, whose solution uses Neurographic Passwords to stop Spoof Phishing. The patent protected software allows for mutual digital authentication for all – addressing issues to do with age, literacy and accessibility in one offering. Schehrezade is a believer that technology is a force for good.
CEO, Chief Analyst and Founder of Goode Intelligence
Alan Goode is the CEO, Chief Analyst and Founder of Goode Intelligence, a world-leading identity and biometrics research and consulting organisation founded in 2007 and based in London. With 13 years of research and analysis experience and 17 years of senior management and technology consultancy including strategy and deployment, Alan is an expert in biometrics, authentication/identity, fraud management and cyber security. His previous roles include Head of Information Security at T-Mobile UK, Security Practice Manager at Atos Origin, Head of Digital Security at De La Rue Identity Systems (including biometric passports) and Security Analyst for Citibank (Payments).
Associate Director, psd
Charlotte Hackett is an Associate Director working in the Technology sector at psd specialising in the Identity, Authentication & Biometric industry globally. For several years, Charlotte has hired Commercial, Technical and Leadership positions at Executive, Non-Executive and Board level, supporting many cutting edge start-ups as well as industry leaders as a trusted consultant in her field.
Chief Revenue Office, IPification
Mark has worked in the fintech and telecom industries for more than 20 years, creating innovative new products that have inspired end users across the globe. As an accomplished business leader who has taken startups to multimillion-dollar exits, he joined IPification as the Chief Revenue Officer in October 2019. His focus is on driving partnerships with telecom operators around the globe, and companies from other industries that believe mobile authentication must be frictionless, secure and fully protect the user data and privacy.
Senior Pre-Sales Solution Manager, Security Business Group – EMEA Hitachi Europe Ltd
Ray has been with Hitachi since 2014 working with Finger Vein technology. Prior to that, he has worked at a number of financial organisations and banks including Swiss Re, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, ING, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Grenfell and Standard Chartered Bank.
With a long history in payments, trading and cash reconciliation in the financial sector, together with retail experience at companies like Diageo, BP, Xerox and security experience while working on military projects, he has a broad background of business and technical experience.
Identity & Access Management Product Owner, Royal Bank of Scotland
Martin Ingram is the Identity & Access Management Product Owner for RBS, in charge of transforming identity & access management for RBS to support new customer digital journeys and requirements such as PSD2.
Prior to RBS he has had a broad experience in security both from a vendor and a client organisation perspective having consulted or worked for organisations in Europe, America and Australia. As such he has been involved in IAM, Crypto systems, Content Security and malware amongst many other security domains.
Martin has a background in engineering and has been on the board of several start-up technology companies.
Vice President, Identity Products, Mastercard
Dan Johnson is vice president, Identity Products for Mastercard based in London. He is a key leader in Mastercard’s initiative to create an effective, efficient and principled model of digital identity in an increasingly connected world. His team is helping to define how a person’s identity, and the entities operating on their behalf, can be verified immediately, safely and securely, across multiple touchpoints in both the digital and physical worlds.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Johnson was head of digital identity at HSBC Digital Solutions, where he worked with the UK government and a public/private consortium to define a multi-sector, multi-jurisdiction digital identity ecosystem designed to streamline cross-border bank account opening. He has also held senior IT and project management roles at Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and the General Medical Council.
Mr. Johnson’s career spans more than 20 years, predominantly in financial services, but also within the commercial and public sectors. Originally a COBOL programmer and software tester, he has designed and delivered global customer data management, account opening and financial product management systems.
Mr. Johnson holds a BSc Hons in Information Systems with German from Staffordshire University.
Co-founder of Women in Identity
Emma Lindley is an advisor on digital identity and co-founder of Women in Identity, a not for profit organisation focused on developing talent and diversity in the identity industry.
Over a career of 16 years in identity Emma has held various roles, most recently as Head of Identity and Risk at Visa, previous board level roles at Confyrm, Innovate Identity and The Open Identity Exchange, and was instrumental in the commercial development of GB Group’s position in the identity market back in 2003.
She has been recognised in the KNOW Identity Top 100 leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women 2016 and 2017, and was voted CEO of the year at the KNOW Identity Awards. She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis in Competitive Strategy in the Identity Market.
Vice President, UK & Ireland, Daon
Mark is a business leader with over 20 years’ experience in growing and building software businesses in the Financial Services and FinTech Market. He is recognised for sales success and strategy development in complex enterprise and cloud software solutions in the Financial and FinTech markets. Mark has worked with internet start-ups and more recently was MD of an enterprise cloud services company. He has recently joined Daon as Vice President, UK and Ireland.
Head of Technology, Open Banking & CEO, Ozone
Chris is an experienced industry expert in building cross functional teams, technology platforms and digital products for global brands. He is currently leading development of the UK Open Banking Standard, including creation of the collaboration and governance model which covers both regulatory compliance and commercial requirements. Chris is a strategic innovator and founder of Ozone, a FinTech providing Open Banking technology solutions and advisory services to banks, third parties and regulators in UK, Europe and globally.
Executive Director, Open Identity Exchange
Nick is an Executive Director of the Open Identity Exchange, a member’s organisation whose goal is to make it easier for consumers, organisations and things to trust each other when interacting online. He was previously Director of ID and Fraud solutions at Experian where he was responsible for the strategic development of Experian’s fraud and identity solutions for both the public and private sectors. Nick has a depth of knowledge regarding Identity solutions for a variety of different sectors (e.g .government, finance, age related) using different verification techniques spanning data validation to document selfie verification. Key to ID trust is mitigating against ID theft, and Nick also has expert knowledge in fraud detection and prevention tools.
Nick was also director of a company providing global solutions within the broader Criminal Justice arena. Here he architected the Scottish Intelligence Database: the only cross force intelligence sharing and matching solution in the UK. He also exported best of breed UK crime management systems to Australia and the US. Nick has also worked for IBM in the healthcare and utilities sector, and began his career as a mainframe systems analyst with a large UK brewer and pub company. He has a degree in Computer Science.
Dr Manreet S Nijjar
Doctor and Founder of Digital Identity company Truu
Dr Manreet Nijjar is a practicing Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician who has been working in the NHS for over a decade. He has recently completed his Consultant training and is focusing on creating a trusted decentralised digital identity for doctors and associated healthcare workers. He has worked on this problem for the last three years and is working with leading global organisations in the digital identity space and is a recognised international speaker on the subject. Dr Nijjar also contributed to the health section of Lord Holmes’s report on blockchain.
Chair ENLETS Mobile
Frank Smith has worked in law enforcement and technology, including 37 years with the UK Home Office. This has included biometrics, mobiles and travel document security; and work on front-line border control for UK Border Force, in France. He has considerable international experience, representing the UK on the management board of eu-LISA, has managed new legislation, and has been Private Secretary to the UK Minister for Immigration.
Frank was lead author of ‘Strong Identity, Strong Borders’ for the Secure Identity Alliance (2017/18). He Chairs the EU working group on law enforcement use of mobiles (ENLETS Mobile) and has written on biometrics good practice. He has spoken at several international conferences and continues to focus on new technologies than can improve security and throughput at the border for all stakeholders.
European Managing Director, Evernym
Andrew Tobin is a technology strategist. He has a history of delivering innovative technology solutions to complex business problems in the converging worlds of banking, mobile and identity markets.
At Evernym he has been intricately involved in the growth of self-sovereign identity from theory into practice. He spends the majority of his time helping organisations to understand the implications and opportunities for their business, and showing them how it works in reality. He is a well-known evangelist, speaker and writer on the topic and loves the "ah-ha" moment when people realise the huge potential that digital credentials bring to the entire online ecosystem.
Vice President, Global Marketing, Mitek Systems
Cindy White is Vice President of Global Marketing at Mitek Systems, a global leader in digital identity verification and mobile capture technology solutions.
Cindy has worked across industries, high-tech categories and marketing disciplines. She has a proven ability to integrate marketing and sales teams to achieve exceptional results for both brands and business. Passionate about leadership, Cindy has developed a reputation for building high-performing teams in complex and fast-paced environments.
Prior to Mitek, Cindy led marketing at enterprise companies including FICO and Microsoft. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Cindy resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.
Simon is responsible for planning, communicating and delivering Ubisecure’s overall vision and corporate strategy to enable the true potential of digital business through modern identity management solutions. Prior to joining Ubisecure, Simon was CTO at GMO GlobalSign, a leading global Certification Authority, where he led the technical and strategic growth of the company. Simon has also held executive positions QuantumWave Capital where he led the Venture Building practice, Talecom, an enterprise mobile software company, Artilium PLC, the mobile virtual network enabler, and flyingSPARK, a mobile applications company. Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering from Southampton University. He holds multiple patents in the field of mobile internet software systems design.