28 September 2012 | IET London: Savoy Place
Chris Shire, Chipcard & Security, Infineon Technologies UK
Chris Shire has a background in security technologies and smart cards. He joined Infineon (then Siemens) in 1998 in the Chipcard & Security business line with many years experience in the industry.
His current focus is with projects in the telecom, finance and government sectors and as been active on several advisory committees helping to set the card standards for the UK, and support new security solutions.
Chris has been a speaker at seminars for the IET, Intellect, the UK Smart Card Club and a guest lecturer for several years to the RHUL Msc course on Smart Card Security.
Damaris Homo, Business Development Manager, Connecthings UK
Damaris joined *Connecthings in 2011 following experience within the telecommunication sector in France. After some time spent at Paris headquarters, she moved to *Connecthings new office in London where she is in charge of Business Development. Damaris is responsible for launching new projects and strategic partnerships, and strengthening existing relations with local partners who want to implement NFC.
David Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion
Dave is a founding Director of Consult Hyperion. Here he provides specialist consultancy support to clients around the world, including all of the leading payment brands, major telecommunications providers, governments bodies and international organisations including the OECD.
Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics.
Gary Waite, NFC Capability Manager, O2 UK
Gary has been in mobile for over 20 years. In the mid 90's he designed what became the de facto standard SIM & Mobile test tool for the entire GSM industry. At the same time he grew a start-up from two to over 100 people, attracting $20m VC funding in the process to provide secure SIM products to market.
Since 2002 Gary has been with Telefónica, leading them on a number of technologies on which he is expert: SIM, location, M2M, NFC and Mobile Wallet. And until recently Gary was also Vice-Chair of GSM Association Smart Card Group.
Gerry Kelliher, Senior Director, UK & Ireland Sales Operations
Gerry Kelliher is Senior Director of UK & Ireland Sales Operations at Research In Motion (RIM). His primary role is to provide the strategic insight to shape the commercial direction of the business in the UK and Ireland.
Gerry is responsible for driving new commercial activities, including business development and also manages the UK and Ireland applications strategy, ensuring alignment with wider business objectives to achieve ongoing sustainable success.
Since joining RIM in 2002, Gerry has held several different positions within the company (most recently as Director of Commercial Relationships for Telefonica O2 Europe) and has been instrumental in the development and launch of BlackBerry services across Europe. Prior to joining the company, Gerry worked for Swedish software solution provider Telelogic, where he led the development of early 3G handset technology.
Gerry holds both a BEng. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland and an MBA from Henley Management College.
John Hillan, Technical Committee Chair, NFC Forum
John Hillan is a Principal Engineer at Qualcomm, based at the Farnborough office in the UK. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, he has spent half of his career in California and the other half in England. John has spent close to 20 years working on a variety of short range wireless technologies, and has been an active participant at the NFC Forum since 2008.
Neil Garner, CEO Proxama
Chief Executive and Founder of Proxama, Neil has a wealth of experience in contactless technology. He passionately believes in using emerging technologies to create valuable services for real people which hide the technology and give the consumer control.
Nick Norman, Head of Sales, Consult Hyperion
He has over 10 years experience in the mobile payment industry, initially with Gemplus (now Gemalto), where he supported trials of WIM cards in Scandinavia and co-ordinated Gemplus’ activities across the Vodafone Group and all Vodafone operating companies. Whilst at Consult Hyperion, he has helped many leading financial institutions, MNOs, transit operating companies, payment schemes and their suppliers to formulate their strategies towards both SMS and NFC-enabled payment and ticketing services.
Nick is excited by the opportunities offered by contactless payment cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices, as they deliver both a great customer and merchant experience. He and his team can help you to understand the benefits that they can bring to your organisation and how they can be integrated into your existing product or service portfolio. They will help you to scope out a project that delivers against your short to medium term corporate objectives.
Nick has an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.SC (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Vincent Barnaud, Director, Mobile Contactless, France Telecom Orange
Vincent Barnaud has been leading the development of Mobile Contactless and mobile wallet for Orange since 2006. Before that, after eight years in the International Business Development division of TDF, he joined France Telecom as Sales Director of Minitel and web payment in 1999. He is a graduate from EDHEC Business School (France, 1989) and Brighton Polytechnic (UK, BA Finance, 1989).