John F. Sheets
John F. Sheets is a Vice President at Visa Inc, responsible for authentication technology and strategy. Sheets has 30 years of experience in the payments industry. Prior to joining Visa in 2006, he served as Chief Security Officer at Ingenico and held similar positions at VeriFone. He began his career at TRW Space and Technology Group, working on a number of spacecraft and classified programs. Sheets is the former convenor of the International Organization for Standardization’s working group on Security in Retail Banking (ISO TC68/SC2/WG13), focused on financial services security standards that provide the cornerstone for secure retail financial services. Sheets also served as chairman of the Cardholder Authentication & ICCs Working Group X9 F6. He holds numerous payments security patents.
Ding Xiaoqing is a professor and Ph.D supervisor in Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. She is the Senior Member of Chinese Institute of Electronics and the fellowship of Chinese Communication Institute. She have published 140 papers and is the co-author of two books, one is published by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Her research interests include Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Character Recognition, Document Analysis, Computer Vision, Multimedia information Processing and Video Surveillance etc. She has researched and developed a series of Chinese character recognition systems, which are in the tope level worldwide. Therefore, she has owned more Honors and Awards, such as Second and third class China National Scientific and Technical Progress Award, in 1999 and 1992, respectively, and First class Scientific & Technical progress Award by Chinese Ministry of Education in 1998 and 1990, Second class Scientific and Technical Progress Award by Chinese Ministry of Education or by Beijing City five times, Top 10 Electronics Achievements Award, by China Ministry of Electronic Industry, and also Award for Advanced Person of 863 Chinese High Tech Plan.
Professor Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and to its Chairman, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.). In this capacity, he advised Senator Franken in crafting legislation and conducting oversight on mobile location privacy, health data privacy and NSA transparency and worked to improve privacy protections for biometric technology like facial recognition and fingerprint readers. He also advised the Senator on civil rights, immigration, and intellectual property matters, and served as his lead advisor in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.