Washington D.C. | November 2-5, 2020

Alejandro Alegre, Chief Cashier, Bank of Mexico
Alejandro Alegre, Chief Cashier, Bank of Mexico

Alejandro Alegre is a lawyer and worked for 14 years at Civilian Intelligence Services in México. He was General Director of the Planning Center for Drug Control, the Intelligence Agency of the Office of the Mexican Attorney General, as well as General Director of the National Security Intelligence Center (CISEN).

Since 2001 he has worked at the Bank of México, where he has been Advisor to the Board of Governors, Security Director, and General Director of Planning and Budget. He is now General Director of Currency Issuance and Main Cashier.

Markus Angerer, Head of the National Central Office, Criminal Intelligence Service Austria (Bundeskriminalamt)
Markus Angerer, Head of the National Central Office, Criminal Intelligence Service Austria (Bundeskriminalamt)

Markus Angerer is the Head of the National Central Office for combating currency counterfeiting at the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria (Bundeskriminalamt).

Markus has over 25 years’ experience as an investigator and has dedicated more than half of these tackling currency counterfeiting at nationaland international levels. Since 2013, he has spent considerable time on investigations revolving around the darknet phenomenon and the trade of counterfeit money in the marketplaces, notably of banknote security features on Chinese online platforms.

Markus analysed the main challenges and organisational issues facing central police offices in dealing with darknet investigations as part of his master’s thesis, and found overlapping cooperation at the international level and information exchange both essential to addressing these.

Doug Crane, Adviser, Federal Reserve Board
Doug Crane, Adviser, Federal Reserve Board

Doug is an advisor to the Cash Program at the Federal Reserve Board where he is supporting initiatives related to the US Currency program.

Formally, he was the principal owner of the New Dalton Group, a business development consultancy, which he founded following a thirty-year career at Crane & Co. During his career at Crane & Co., Doug spent the bulk of his time on the development and supply of high security products, overseeing multiple government contracts, and managing multiple process, technology and product development programs.

Doug is a member of the board at the Berkshire Innovation Center, and the Berkshire Museum, and an advisor to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Institute. He also acts as an advisor to several start-up companies, and is a limited partner at Cue Ball Capital.

Doug holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, an MS in Paper Chemistry from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.

Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Managing Director, SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC)
Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Managing Director, SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC)

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan is presently serving as the Managing Director of SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), central bank of the country. Mr. Khan joined SBP in 1988 and during his distinguished career, he has held several positions in core functions of SBP including as Executive Director, Banking Policy & Regulations and Development Finance Groups. Prior to being appointed as the Managing Director SBP BSC, Mr. Khan was serving as the CEO of Export Import Bank of Pakistan (EXIM Bank).

In addition, he has represented SBP in various high-level policy-making forums (local and international) dealing with bilateral institutions vis-à-vis IMF, IDB, IDB, World Bank, DFID, USAID, IFC, etc. on various spectrums. He is currently on the Board of Directors of SBP BSC, National Institute of Banking & Finance (NIBAF) and Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC).

Mr. Khan’s career achievements include his advisory position in Banking Policy at the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA), KSA. Besides, he was the Deputy Negotiator for establishment of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in China. He was also involved in the development of National Payment Systems Strategy and liaising with legislative bodies for amendments to banking laws. Further, he has remained involved in designing policy initiatives for the development of industry and exports from Pakistan.

As Managing Director of SBP BSC, he is responsible for the management and supervision of strategic as well as the day-to-day operations, which include Currency & Foreign Exchange Operations, Public Debt Management and Development Finance initiatives. At present, he is spearheading the Currency Management Strategy for the introduction of automated currency processing at both the Central Bank as well as commercial banks across the country. Mr. Khan is also heading a development initiative to promote financial literacy and inclusion amongst unbanked/underbanked individuals as part of SBP’s strategic initiatives for long-term economic growth of the country.

Mr. Khan holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Sindh, Pakistan and a Diploma in Banking (DAIBP) from the Institute of Bankers, Pakistan.

Tim Berridge, Director R&D, Marketing and Design | CCL Secure
Tim Berridge, Director R&D, Marketing and Design | CCL Secure

Tim Berridge joined CCL Secure October 2016. In his role as Director R&D, Marketing and Design, Tim is responsible for CCL Secure product and R&D strategy as well as the substrate and banknote design functions. He has a particular focus on understanding the customer and market needs to guide R&D activities and drive design innovation.

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, 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.

Dr. Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board | Deutsche Bundesbank
Dr. Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board | Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr Johannes Beermann was born in 1960 in Emsdetten, Westphalia, Germany. He studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (1980-1985). After passing his second state examination in law in 1988, he joined the staff of the Federal Ministry for Youth, Family Affairs, Women and Health. In 1990, he completed his PhD in law at the University of Münster, and then worked at the Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and at the Saxon State Chancellery until 1992. From 1992 to 1995, he held the position of Head of Office for the CDU Secretary General Peter Hintze and then became State Councillor to the Senator of Finance of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (1995-1999). From 1999 to 2003, Dr Beermann was Secretary of State for Federal and European Affairs at the Hessian State Chancellery and Commissioner (Bevollmächtigter) of the State of Hesse to the Federation. After that he worked in a law firm as a lawyer. In 2008, he was appointed Chief of the State Chancellery and Minister of State for Federal and European Affairs of the Free State of Saxony and was then reappointed to these positions in 2009 (until 2014). Since January 2015, Dr Beermann has been a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, responsible for the Directorates Banknotes, Controlling, Administration, Construction and the Procurement Centre.

Sven Bertelmann, National Counterfeit and Damaged Cash Analysis Center (NAC) | Deutsche Bundesbank
Sven Bertelmann, National Counterfeit and Damaged Cash Analysis Center (NAC) | Deutsche Bundesbank

Sven Bertelmann holds a graduate degree in business administration from Freiberg Technical University and joined Deutsche Bundesbank in 2007.

For almost ten years, he worked as a policy expert in the Banking and Financial Supervision department, dealing with own funds, prudential consolidation and supervisory disclosure. Since October 2017, he is head of Bundesbank’s National Analysis Center at the Directorate General Cash Management and thus responsible for counterfeit deterrence and anti-counterfeiting, but also for replacing damaged genuine money.

Fredrik von Blixen-Finecke, Senior Banknonte Designer | Crane Currency
Fredrik von Blixen-Finecke, Senior Banknonte Designer | Crane Currency

Fredrik holds a Ba. Hons. in Graphic Design & Illustration from the London College of Printing and a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University College of Arts, Stockholm. Prior to Crane Currency, Fredrik worked at ad agencies and as a freelance designer. He has been working with banknote design and origination processes of Crane Currency for nearly a decade. Fredrik has led and contributed to the design of numerous banknote productions and tenders.

Jeff Conroy, Ph.D. | Chief Technology Officer | Authentix
Jeff Conroy, Ph.D. | Chief Technology Officer | Authentix

Jeff Conroy, Ph.D., serves as Chief Technology Officer for Authentix. Jeff has 22 years of experience in technology and business development in the areas of high performance materials, focused on product development with emerging technologies. He organizes and oversees the technology development activities across Authentix businesses including materials and device development.

Prior to joining Authentix, Jeff served as a Chemistry Group Lead at Spectra Systems Corporation where he oversaw the development of a proprietary marking technology for the play side of optical discs and covert currency authentication on high speed banknote printers. Prior to Spectra Systems, Jeff served as Senior Scientist and Vice President of Eikos, Inc.

Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Roland Costa | Banknote Co-Chairman
Roland Costa | Banknote Co-Chairman

Roland Costa is currently President and CEO of Roland Costa Advisory Services. RCAS is a consulting company providing advisory and strategic services supporting strategic technology projects and leadership development programs.

Roland was a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Currency Technology Office. He was responsible for all technology for the Federal Reserve that sorted currency. This included equipment that was used to destroy old currency at high speeds and capture counterfeit to be sent to the Secret Service. He retired in July 2018.

He has worked very closely on the design of all new currency since 1996. He served on the group that determined the design and release dates for new currency.

Roland has more than 30 years’ experience in senior management and leading highly complex technical programs for the Federal Reserve.

Julia Dean, Technology Director | Luminescence Sun Chemical Security
Julia Dean, Technology Director | Luminescence Sun Chemical Security

Julia Dean is Technology Director at Luminescence Sun Chemical Security where she has been leading the global R&D and technology team since January 2020. She is fascinated by both ink and colour.

Julia has worked in the banknote industry since 1999, when she joined De La Rue to work on banknote paper coatings. In her career at DLR, she worked extensively in the research and development of inks and printed security features for both banknotes and product authentication. She is the inventor of DLR’s Mask™ security feature, which is sucessfully designed into many banknotes in circulation today. She has also been responsible for technology development within the design function and pre-press within the print manufacturing sites, which included both ink manufacture and platemaking.

Harald Deinhammer, Senior R&D Expert | European Central Bank
Harald Deinhammer, Senior Team Lead Banknote R&D | European Central Bank

Mr. Harald Deinhammer joined the European Central Bank in Frankfurt in May 2007 as Senior Research and Development (R&D) Expert.

Before that he had been, since 2002, R&D Project Manager at Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH (the Austrian Banknote Printing Works), focussing on the development of sorting machine sensors and equipment for the direct laser engraving of Intaglio plates. He was, until 2013, a member of the R&D team being in charge of various R&D activities and responsible for some of the security features of the ES2 banknotes. Until mid-2019 his focus of work was on the management and conduct of counterfeit resilience activities, as well as matters related to banknote processing.

HCurrently he is responsible for the management of the R&D portfolio covering developments related to new security features of all levels, as well as optimisation work related to substrates and production processes.

Harald Deinhammer holds a PhD in Technical Chemistry from the Technical University of Graz, Austria.

Tim Driscoll, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Currency & Tax Stamp, Authentix
Tim Driscoll, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Currency & Tax Stamp, Authentix

Tim Driscoll is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Currency and Tax Stamp at Authentix, a company providing advanced authentication and track and trace solutions to safeguard the integrity of global commerce for governments, central banks and commercial products.

Tim joined Authentix in 2005 and has been involved in the design, development and implementation of authentication solutions for banknotes and excise tax recovery for 25 years.

Tim holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University and a B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer

Shaun Ferrari, Global Cash Product Director | Currency Research and Banknote 2020 Co-Chair
Shaun Ferrari, Global Cash Product Director | Currency Research and Banknote 2020 Co-Chair

Before joining Currency Research, Shaun spent 16 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Shaun began his career in currency in 2000 in the Division of Monetary Affairs where he forecasted daily changes in currency in circulation. In 2003, he transitioned to the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems where he oversaw all operational and policy aspects of U.S. banknote issuance and processing.

Shaun was appointed Assistant Director in 2013 and was responsible for the global issuance of U.S. currency and operations of Reserve Bank cash processing centers. Shaun is an expert on the usage and circulation of U.S. currency and represented the Federal Reserve on numerous domestic and international policy making groups. Shaun also chaired the Committee on Custody Controls and served on the Interagency Currency Design Committee where he gained extensive knowledge of security features, design elements, and counterfeit risks.

Shaun graduated from Connecticut College with Bachelor Degrees in Government and Economics and later earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Applied Economics. He currently resides just outside Washington, D.C., in Springfield, Virginia.

David Finnegan, CEO - Founding Partner | CSCS- iDAS Global
Dr. David Finnegan, CEO - Founding Partner | CSCS- iDAS Global

An accomplished Global Chairman, thought leader and a Senior Data Scientist with over 30 years of broad and multi discipline commercial P&L experience. Dr. Finnegan specialises in Strategic and Thought Leadership and Data Science led Strategic Transformation and Change. Previous strategic engagements include Crime Prevention for the Swedish Home Office for over 10 years and 20 years in the commercial strategic interventions. Previous senior engagements also include working alongside the CEO of IBM auditing Customer Focussed Data Integration Strategy deployment across 16 lines of business Globally. Leveraging his international background in tactical governance & Data Science empowered transformation Dr. Finnegan has authored several global award winning books and management journals and has successfully used both practical and intellectual expertise in his application of scientific methods to solve complex business problems globally. These include EU commissioned European Healthcare Audit and Cloud and data integration leveraging Data Science methodologies. Currently engagements include as CEO and Founding Partner for iDAS Global -CSCS serving key global central banks and government agencies in thought leadership/Data Science led process innnovation in equipping the banks for the future of cash, whilst also advising on lean and secure Deep Machine Learning led cash lifecycle; special areas of interest include Circular and Sustainable Economy, AI- Deep CNN and Reinforcement Learning, sensitive document inspection, banknote quality and authentication, airport, cyber and physical security.

Irina Geiman, Document Analyst | Criminal Investigative Division | United States Secret Service
Irina Geiman, Document Analyst | Criminal Investigative Division | United States Secret Service

Irina Geiman has been a Document Analyst with the United States Secret Service in Washington, DC, for over eight years. Ms. Geiman specializes in chemical analysis of questioned documents and conducts examinations of Treasury obligations, including suspect counterfeit currency. She participates in adversarial analysis, forensic research, and technology development projects. Ms. Geiman also travels worldwide to train employees of financial institutions and law enforcement agencies on recognition of genuine and analysis of counterfeit U.S. currency.

Ms. Geiman holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Forensic Science, Master of Science in Forensic Science, and a certification from the American Board of Criminalistics.

Jean-Michel Grimal, Head of Division Currency Development | European Central Bank
Jean-Michel Grimal, Head of Division Currency Development | European Central Bank

Jean-Michel Grimal is currently Head of the Currency Development Division at the Directorate Banknotes of the European Central Bank. His area of responsibilities covers R&D, Counterfeit Deterrence, Anti-counterfeiting and new Euro banknotes including reflexions on the evolution of cash.

Before, Jean-Michel Grimal held senior managerial positions at the Banknote Manufacturing Division of Banque de France. He started his career at the Central Research Laboratory of Saint-Gobain developing optical thin films on glass.

Jean-Michel Grimal holds a PhD from the University Paris-Sorbonne in Surface Science, a master degree in Engineering Physics from Grenoble INP and a master degree in Theoretical Physics from the University Grenoble Alpes.

Rosmaya Hadi, Deputy Governor | Bank Indonesia
Rosmaya Hadi, Deputy Governor | Bank Indonesia

Rosmaya studied obtained her Bachelor Degree of Law at Padjadjaran University and has a Master Degree of Social & Political Science from the University of Indonesia, she has also obtained leadership and Executive certifications from Stanford University, Oxford University, the Leaders School, Bank Indonesia and the National Defense Institute, where she obtained the Best Graduate award.

She started her career at the Bank Indonesia where she has progressed to the positions of Assistant Manager – Director, Executive Director of Payment System Policy Department, she then became the BI Head of Representative of West Java Province before her current position as Deputy Governor from 2017.

Her experiences include working as a team member on various BI systems development (BI ASA, BI OSA, SAKTI, MKO, BI RTGS, BI SOSA) as well as serving as Co-Chair of the Working Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (WCPSS). She has participated in the Payment System Conference organised by the World Bank & BdF and was Indonesia’s Head of Delegation at SEACEN BOG Meeting. She has also been recognised as the Best Change Leader at the BI Culture Fair in 2015 and received the Excellence Award from the Public Relations Association of Indonesia in 2016.

Elisa van den Heuvel, Policy Advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank
Elisa van den Heuvel, Policy Advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank

Elisa van den Heuvel joined the De Nederlandsche Bank in 2017 as a senior technical policy advisor at the Cash payments division. In this role, she is highly engaged in scientific research into counterfeit resilience and into the application and detection of IBNS-inks on banknotes. Before that, she worked for 12.5 years at the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI), starting as senior scientist and project manager of several innovative R&D projects, and finally as program director of innovation: future technologies in crime scene investigation. Elisa holds her PhD since 2000 in cognitive science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Frank van der Horst, Researcher/Policy Advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)
Frank van der Horst, Researcher/Policy Advisor, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

Frank van der Horst is working partly as a researcher and partly as a senior policy advisor at the Cash Policy Department of De Nederlandsche Bank since 2010.

Topics that Frank primarily is engaged in are: Public Perception Research, Counterfeit Banknotes, Recirculation Framework and Banknotes Stocks and Issuing. Frank participates in the Eurosystem Issue Expert Group (IEG) and in the Eurosystem Research Network on Cash (EURECA).

Before 2010 Frank worked at the Human Resources Department advising about collective labour agreements, social plans and pension schemes. In 1994 he graduated in Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam

Rosbert Humphrey, Acting Director, Currency Management Dept. | Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Rosbert Humphrey, Acting Director, Currency Management Dept. | Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Mr Humphrey has been employed at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) for the past twenty (20) years, nineteen (19) of which have been in the Currency Management Department, where he is currently the Acting Director. His main duties include Forecasting, Ordering and Monitoring currency stocks. He is a certified Banknote Forensic Expert Witness and a Trainer in the delivery of Expert Witness Training in the Eastern Caribbean.

Rosbert is originally from St Vincent and the Grenadines, and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, and a Masters of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Barbara Jaroszek, Director, Cash and Issue Department, National Bank of Poland
Barbara Jaroszek, Director, Cash and Issue Department, National Bank of Poland

Barbara has been working at Narodowy Bank Polski for eight years. She began work at Poland’s central bank as Deputy Director of Cash and Issue Department, where she currently holds the position of Director. During her work for the central bank she was involved in the introduction of a new series of circulation banknotes and coins, the change of denominational structure, and the introduction of new regulations regarding cooperation with the cash market. Before she joined the central bank, for seven years she had held the position of Sales Director at the Mint of Poland. She is the chairwoman of the Polish Cash Circulation Council. She graduated from the University of Szczecin and completed postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw.

Sarah John, Chief Cashier and Director of Notes | Bank of England
Sarah John, Chief Cashier and Director of Notes | Bank of England

Sarah John is Chief Cashier and Director of Notes at the Bank of England, responsible for the issuance and circulation of banknotes.

She started her career at the Bank Indonesia where she has progressed to the positions of Assistant Manager – Director, Executive Director of Payment System Policy Department, she then became the BI Head of Representative of West Java Province before her current position as Deputy Governor from 2017.

Sarah joined the Bank in 1999 after completing a degree in economics at Cambridge. She worked in a variety of risk management roles before moving to the front office, where she was heavily involved in reforming the Bank’s operations during the financial crisis. Most recently, she was Head of Sterling Markets Division at the Bank, responsible for the design and implementation of the Bank’s operations in Sterling markets. Sarah has also worked in the Bank’s Financial Stability area, focusing on European macro-prudential policy issues.

Arushi Joshi, Founder and CEO, AtCash
Arushi Joshi, Founder and CEO | AtCash

Arushi is a strategist and technology innovator. She has expertise in trust systems. She has special interest in identity and reputation systems. She also has experience in central bank digital currencies and using blockchain for various use cases. Her professional experience includes leadership roles in Visa and Mastercard. Arushi has also led projects for several Fortune 500 clients while working at Deloitte.

Alexandru Joitoiu, Specialist, Europol
Alexandru Joitoiu, Specialist, Europol

After finishing his studies in Economic Cybernetics and his Master in “E-Commerce” at The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Alexandru Joitoiu followed trainings in organisations like OLAF, FBI, US Secret Service, INTERPOL or EUROPOL. This education added to the experience acquired as specialist in fighting currency counterfeiting during 15 years of work for the Romanian Police, which represented a strong motivation for his next steps in the career and move to Europol.

In his last four years, as Europol’s employee, he had the chance to continue the fight against criminals involved in money counterfeiting, this time with a more coordinative role played within the Analytical Project Soya, team tasked to be the European Central Office for euro counterfeiting.

Alex is currently the team leader of AP Soya, where he is mainly focused on supporting and strengthening action by the competent authorities of the Member States and their mutual cooperation in preventing and combating currency counterfeiting.

Dr Michael Kasch, Managing Director | Orell Fussli Security Printing
Dr Michael Kasch, Managing Director | Orell Fussli Security Printing

A German National, Dr Kasch holds a Diploma in Organic Chemistry from Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, where he subsequently worked as Scientific Assistant from 1994 to 1996.

From 1997 to 1999, Dr Kasch was Head of Laboratory, at the Consortium for Electrochemical Industry in Munich, responsible for the development of organic effect pigments for coatings, paints and (security) printing inks.

Joining Wacker Chemie AG in Burghausen from 1999 to 2005, Dr Kasch was assigned as Laboratory Head Technical Marketing. In this role he was responsible for business development and product management for organic effect pigments for security printing, cosmetics and automotive coatings.

In 2005, he joined security ink specialist SICPA, heading their operations in Germany as Managing Director. From 2010 onwards he overlooked in addition Western Europe and Canada, as Regional Business Director Banknote.

Christoph Koffler, PhD, Technical Director Americas, Sustainability Consulting | CCL
Christoph Koffler, PhD, Technical Director Americas, Sustainability Consulting | CCL

Chris Koffler is the Technical Director of the American branch of Sphera’s Sustainability Consulting pratice. In this role he is responsible for the quality of all North American sustainability consulting projects, methodological development, project oversight, and is the primary lead in key selected areas, such as the automotive sector.

Chris received his Doctorate in Engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology in 2007. His PhD work was on Automotive Product Life Cycle Assessment. He has published numerous papers in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and frequently provides his expertise in peer and critical reviews.

Chris is the current Chair of the Joint SETAC/ACLCA LCA Interest Group Steering Committee and a member of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) Board of Directors. He has represented the U.S. in the development of various LCA-related ISO standards in the past and teaches Product Life Cycle Assessment at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES).

Connect with Chris on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com

Aaron Klein, Brookings Institute, Fellow - Economic Studies, Policy Director | Center on Regulation and Markets
Aaron Klein, Fellow - Economic Studies & Policy Director - Center on Regulation and Markets | Brookings Institution

Aaron Klein is a fellow in Economic Studies and serves as policy director of the Center on Regulation and Markets. He focuses on financial regulation and technology, macroeconomics, and infrastructure finance and policy. Previously, Klein directed the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative and served at the Treasury Department as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy. Prior to his appointment as deputy assistant secretary in 2009, he served as Chief Economist of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for Chairmen Chris Dodd and Paul Sarbanes. He worked on financial regulatory reform issues including crafting and helping secure passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He also played leading roles on housing finance reform, transportation and infrastructure policy.

Klein is co-editor of Thomson Reuters’ FinTech Law Report. He serves as an external economist and consultant for the National Homebuyers Fund and for the Native American Finance Officers Association. He has recently written papers commissioned by Secure View and provides occasional expert analysis for several groups, including Gerson Lerhman Group, AlphaSights, and Guidepoint. He previously served as an economist for the Dollar Coin Alliance.

Klein is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs at Princeton University

Michael Lambert, Director of Banknotes, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Michael Lambert, Director of Banknotes, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Michael Lambert is an Associate Director at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System with responsibility for issuing the nation’s currency. Michael has direct responsibility for the Currency Education Program, Banknote Issuance and Cash Operations, Banknote Planning and Quality Assurance programs, and participates in an interagency committee to make design recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury. Michael also oversees the provision of cash operations activities at the Federal Reserve Banks. He is a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group, and an Executive Committee member of the Four Nations and the Reproduction Research Center.

Dr. Nabil Lawandy | CEO Spectra Systems
Dr. Nabil Lawandy | CEO Spectra Systems

Dr. Nabil Lawandy received a PhD in Chemical Physics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1980.  After joining the faculty at Brown University in 1981, his work focused on instabilities in single and multimode lasers, optically encoded second harmonic generation in bulk homogenous and quantum dot doped glasses, novel laser fabrication methods for nano and micro-optics in glasses, inhibition of spontaneous emission in a 3D photonic lattice of self-organized colloidal crystals, laser action in a 3D FCC structure, and high gain Random Laser action.  The latter work created a major resurgence of interest in this area and has since grown into a major field in modern optical interactions.

Dr. Lawandy has developed novel authentication technologies used in over twenty central banks, the world’s first banknote cleaning technology using supercritical CO2, and most recently, the first machine readable polymer banknote substrates. During his sixteen years at Brown University in the Division of Engineering and Department of Physics and since his transition to business, Professor Lawandy published over 180 papers in peer reviewed journals and mentored nineteen PhD students through a combination of funding sources. Dr. Lawandy has founded three companies and in July of 2011, he and the Spectra management team successfully floated Spectra Systems on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange.

He holds over 100 published US and international patents in a number of applications spanning optical materials, processes, and devices.  Dr. Lawandy is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a recipient of a Cottrell Award, the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Slater Foundation Innovation Award, and the Rolex Prize for his work on using Random Lasers for Photo-medicine.

Pradeep Maharaj, Group Executive: Currency Management | South Africa Reserve Bank
Pradeep Maharaj, Group Executive: Currency Management | South Africa Reserve Bank

Pradeep is the Group Executive: Currency Cluster at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). This role entails being responsible for the Currency Management and Security functions at the SARB. The currency management role includes oversight and responsibility for the two currency producing subsidiaries of the SARB, viz. South African Bank Note Company (RF) Proprietary Limited and the South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited.

For two and half years he filled the role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SARB, accountable for the human resources, financial, business systems and technology and facilities management functions.

Prior to joining the SARB, in November 2012, Pradeep fulfilled various roles at Absa Capital, Transnet as well as the Gauteng Provincial Government in the Department of Finance and Economic Affairs. Pradeep holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.

Amanda Moffett, Document Analyst, United States Secret Service
Amanda Moffett, Document Analyst, United States Secret Service

Amanda Moffett is a Document Analyst for the United States Secret Service. She has been with the Service since 2007 and has been a Document Analyst for the past 11 years. Amanda works in the Counterfeit Forensic Section which is responsible for U.S. currency analysis, to include authentication examinations, classification of counterfeit banknotes, and other requested forensic examinations. In addition, she has specialized training and expertise in ink, paper, and toner analysis.

Tod Niedeck, Corporate Marketing Director, Crane Currency
Tod Niedeck, Corporate Marketing Director, Crane Currency

Joining Crane & Co. in 1997, Tod has represented Crane Currency to government security printing works and issuing authorities for 20 years.

In 2002 Tod was part of Crane’s advance team that led the company’s acquisition of the Tumba Bruk security printing works and paper mill outside Stockholm. Following five years of representing Crane to its Asian central bank customers, Tod returned to the United States as Commercial Director for Crane’s US Government Products division, managing the company’s contracts with the US Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, including its adoption of MOTION® in the current series of US$100 Federal Reserve Note.

In his current role as Corporate Marketing Director, Tod oversees Crane Currency’s introductions of new products, customer outreachprograms and communications.

Diego Oller, Manager of Production of Means of Payment and Commercial Coordinator, Casa de Moneda de Argentina
Diego Oller, Manager of Production of Means of Payment and Commercial Coordinator, Casa de Moneda de Argentina

Diego Oller has more than 15 years in public management, and in programs of international organizations and more than 10 years of experience in the integral management of equipment for the manufacture of banknotes and currency, including development, production, logistics and Media Payment operations

Diego has extensive experience in developing joint actions with leading international companies in the banknotes and coins industry; public-private printers and Central Banks and is a specialist in instrumentation of services and solutions in cash management, based on international best practices.

Arie Piet, Deputy Director, National Bank of Belgium
Arie Piet, Deputy Director, National Bank of Belgium

With more than 30 years’ experience in various end responsible functions in security print and secure document processing, Arie Piet’s career has gradually shifted to cash operations functions including sourcing, counterfeit analysis and cash related R&D.

In his current position at the National Bank of Belgium, Arie is also involved in the policy making on the transformation of the use of cash on national as well at Eurosystem level.

Jane Raymond, Head of Public Perception Working Group | Secure Perception Research, Ltd.
Jane Raymond, CEO | Secure Perception Research, Ltd.

Professor Jane E. Raymond is Chair of Visual Cognition at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham and CEO of Secure Perception Research, Ltd.

Professor Raymond has been actively engaged in basic and applied research in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience for nearly 30 years and has specific expertise in human perception, selective attention and emotional response. She has published over 100 scientific peer-reviewed articles, has had extensive editorial experience in her field’s top-flight scientific journals, and serves on a major UK Research Council grant review panel.

In addition to her internationally recognised basic research on human brain function, Jane also pursues an active program of applied research that innovatively links cognitive neuroscience to consumer behaviour and marketing. She received the prestigious WPP/Google Marketing Research Award in 2010 for her work on attention to advertisement on web pages. Her recent work is heavily focused on banknotes and counterfeit detection.

Points of keen interest are how attention and memory contribute to the emotional and evaluative responses that determine the perception of value, genuineness, and liking of products and communications. Jane uses a range of techniques in her research including verbal report, response time, eye movement analysis, EEG, and fMRI.

Jane has supported multiple IBDA initiatives on public perception, education and communication and has conducted a significant study on their behalf on the perceptual value of intaglio.

Roger Replogle, Executive Vice President & Cash Product Manager | Federal Reserve Bank, Cash Product Office
Roger Replogle, Executive Vice President & Cash Product Manager | Federal Reserve Bank, Cash Product Office

Roger W. Replogle is Executive Vice President and Cash Product Manager in the Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office, which oversees domestic and international currency and coin management. The Cash Product Office provides strategic direction to the Federal Reserve System’s Cash Services function by guiding policy, product development, and capacity planning for its cash operations. The Cash Product Office also provides standard software and tools to all cash processing and vault automation systems nationwide.

Mr. Replogle serves as the Los Angeles Branch regional executive and oversees the Los Angeles Branch Board of Directors. He is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and the Emergency Operations Committee. In his capacity as Cash Product manager, he is a member of the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Services Committee and the Business Technology Council.

Mr. Replogle joined the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in July 1980. In his career with the Bank, he has held a variety of management roles in financial services, Retail Payments, Administrative Services, Cash Services functions, and has served on Federal Reserve System leadership committees for Cash, Checks, Electronic Payments, Facilities, Information Technology, and Law Enforcement.

Mr. Replogle is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marketing Executive Program and the University of Colorado’s Payment Institute and attended Southwest Missouri State University.

William Riley, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer | Federal Reserve System Currency Technology Office
William Riley, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Federal Reserve System Currency Technology Office

Located in Richmond Virginia, Mr. Riley serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in the Federal Reserve System’s Currency Technology Office and Cash Product Office.

In support of the Federal Reserve System and in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving and Printing, and the U.S. Secret Service, Bill’s team is responsible for the design, procurement, quality assurance, implementation, training, and customer technical support activities for high speed banknote processing systems used in Federal Reserve cash processing operations nationwide.

Mr. Riley has been with the Federal Reserve System for more than 20 years, and had held varying roles in the Information Technology arena for over 35 years with experience in overseeing large complex projects and information security

Cameron Robertson, Co-Creator, Kong Project
Cameron Robertson, Co-Creator, Kong Project

Cameron has worked on secure hardware and consumer electronics for a decade. He previously co-founded Lockitron, the first app-controlled smart lock. Lockitron was funded by Y-Combinator, a16z, SV Angel and acquired in 2018 by The Chamberlain Group.

Henri Rosset, R&D Manager | VHP Security Paper
Henri Rosset, R&D Manager | VHP Security Paper

Henri Rosset graduated in 1995 from PAGORA, the French engineering paper school in Grenoble. Henri joined ARJOWIGGINS first as a research engineer within the specialty papers’ R&D division, and then as a project leader, helping different business units in the field of high security paper.

In 2004, based at the Research Center in Apprieu (France), he became Leader of the Research Group involved in developments for banknotes, and technical assistance for the banknote paper mills located in France, Brazil and The Netherlands.

In 2009, he joined ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY as the Head of R&D for banknotes and security features and contributed, with his team, to the development of the security substrates and security features portfolio.

In April 2019, he joined VHP Security Paper, the subsidiary of OBERTHUR FIDUCIAIRE, to manage the Research Centre based in the south of France and he now leads all VHP Security Paper R&D activities.

Dr. Daniel Schwarzbach, Director of Innovations | Orell Fussli Security Printing
Dr. Daniel Schwarzbach, Director of Innovations | Orell Fussli Security Printing

Dr. Daniel Schwarzbach, born in London in 1967, has a solid technical and business background from the Vienna University of Technology and Harvard Business School.

Daniel started his professional career as Research Engineer at Philips Electronics in Eindhoven and Audi AG in Ingolstadt.

In 2001 he joined OeBS, the Austrian Banknote Printing Works, as Director Research and Product Development, where he lead a team of engineers and artists, pioneering in the development of digital intaglio platemaking systems and banknote quality control equipment. In 2007-08, Daniel worked as Engineering Director for large sorters at De La Rue Cash Systems in Dallas/TX.

After holding various senior positions in the paper and packaging industry, Daniel joined a start-up company in Vienna, focusing on Innovation Management consultancy and Digital Transformation projects, mainly in the energy sector.

Mark Stevenson, President | IBDA
Mark Stevenson, President | IBDA

Mark Stevenson is the founder and current president of the IBDA. He has been active in the banknote industry since 1993 having worked with many industry leaders in banknote design, production and printing. Despite having a Law degree and a Diploma in European Community Law & Economics, Mark entered the banknote industry at an early age and has been active in banknote printing, automation and technology projects across the globe. Having identified the need for banknote designers to have access to more information and support, Mark joined forces with a small team of banknote designers to create the 1st International Banknote Designers Conference. This was a launch platform from which he created the International Banknote Designers Association and today the association counts members from across the world and is supported by leaders in the banknote industry.

Helena Tejero, Director of the Cash and Issue Department | Bank of Spain
Helena Tejero, Director of the Cash and Issue Department | Bank of Spain

Helena Tejero joined Bank of Spain in 2006. Since end of 2014, she is the Director of the Cash and Issue Department at Bank of Spain. Reporting to the General Director of Cash and Branches, she is responsible for the euro banknote issuance and cash operations in Spain. Previously she was in charge of the Operational Risk and Process Management function. Before that she developed financial services related activities in financial institutions as well as consulting activities in the area of banking strategy and operations. Ms Tejero undertook graduate studies both in Spain and in France, BS in Economics and Business Administration at ICADE University (Madrid), and Master’s in arts in Portfolio Management at the Barcelona University.

Richard Wall, Chair | IACA
Richard Wall, Chair | IACA

Richard Wall recently retired from the Bank of Canada after 28 years of service. During his career, he has held various positions within the Corporate Services and Currency departments. In 1990, he was Building Consultant leading the design and construction of the cash processing centers in Montreal and Toronto. In 1998, he was appointed project manager for the New Note Series Project and joined the Central Bank Counterfeit Deterrence Group (CBCDG) as project director in 2001. He became Director of Currency Operations in 2004, responsible for banknote production and distribution. In this role, he undertook the redesign of the bank note supply chain, including leading the negotiations for major service and supply agreements related to the new polymer banknote series.

In 2013, he was appointed Managing Director of the Currency Department responsible for all aspects of the Bank of Canada’s Currency function. Under his leadership, the department reorganized to reflect the operational and budgetary impacts of polymer implementation, issued two commemorative notes and developed and produced the first note of the next polymer series.

Axel Wappler, CEO, Landqart AG
Axel Wappler, CEO, Landqart AG

Axel Wappler joined Landqart AG, the Swiss manufacturer of highly specialised substrates for banknotes and passports, as CEO in 2013 and served 3 years as an executive Board Member. Prior to that he has held CEO and Managing Director roles in the chemical, ceramics, and paper industries. He has also served on the executive board of companies in the non-ferrous metals and raw materials industries.
His background is an MBA in business administration at the University of St. Gallen. And he acquired technical expertise in chemical engineering at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Carrie Wilkie, Senior Vice President | Enterprise Program Delivery
Carrie Wilkie, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Program Delivery | GS1 US

Carrie Wilkie, oversees standards development, product management, and education and training programs for GS1 US. She leads these specialized teams to ensure GS1 US programs and GS1 Standards align with industry’s current needs and support their future growth opportunities.

Previously, Ms. Wilkie was Senior Vice President of Standards Development where she led the team responsible for direct customer support, assisting members with their standards implementations across several industry sectors including apparel, general merchandise, foodservice, healthcare, and retail grocery, as well as industries with emerging standards usage (banking and government).

Before joining GS1 US in 2014, Ms. Wilkie held several management roles during her 10-year tenure at Dawn Foods where she worked to improve product data management and address regulatory affairs. She led cross-functional, digitally innovative teams that made significant improvements to data synchronization, data quality, and regulatory compliance in the foodservice industry.

Ms. Wilkie is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Association for Financial Professionals, Secure Cash and Transport Association, and GS1 global standards events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in organizational management from Spring Arbor University and a Master in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.

Neil Young, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Crane Payment Innovations
Neil Young, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Crane Payment Innovations

Neil Young is the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for Crane Payment Innovations (CPI). CPI, Crane Currency and Crane Merchandising Systems form the Payment and Merchandising business segment for Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. CPI holds one of the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems.
In over 32 years of experience, Neil has worked with consumer cash payment systems in many industries. For the last decade, he has focused on cash recycling automation at the point of sale. Neil holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a former consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Samson Yuen, Head, Currency and Settlement, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Samson Yuen, Head, Currency and Settlement, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr Samson Yuen is the Head of Currency and Settlement Division of Hong Kong Monetary Authority (the HKMA), responsible for currency management, government bond programme and settlement functions of the HKMA. Prior to joining the HKMA in 1998, Mr Yuen worked in a number of government departments for 11 years. In 2011, he was seconded from the HKMA to Hong Kong Note Printing Limited (HKNPL) and was appointed as Director and General Manager of HKNPL.

During his service in HKNPL, he oversaw the production oftwo series of Hong Kong Banknotes (i.e., 2010 series and 2018 series) and three commemorative notes. After serving in HKNPL for 8 years, Mr Yuen has taken up the current post in the HKMA since September 2019.