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Alvaro X. Andrade Sejas, CEO, Ethical Hacking Consultores (EHC Group)
Systems Engineer with MCSE designation, with over 15 years of experience, dedicated to Cybersecurity and computer forensics, specialized in cybercrime (over 10 years), working as Senior Advisor to multiple organizations in the public as well as in the private sector in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and USA.
CEO of Ethical Hacking Consultores, helping telcos, governments, banks and other financial institutions across Latin America and the USA and founder of KAS “Krypto ATM Systems”, dedicated to the development of robust solutions for ATMs, both, at the software as well as at the hardware level, serving over 70 banks in Mexico, USA and Central America, including Telered Panama.
Based out of Panama, directs an accredited International Certification Program in Computer Forensics, Cybercrime, Cyber-defense, Cyber-intelligence and Cyber security.
Current Faculty of Computer Intelligence – Master in Security and Defense at Escuela de Altos Estudios Nacionales in Bolivia since 2008
Delegate to SSIG 2016 (South School on Internet Governance) at the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS), focused on Cybersecurity (Mar-Apr 2016) – Former Advisor and Consultant on e-commerce of the Government of Panama (2013-14) – Senior Advisor to President Rafael Correa (Ecuador) on Intelligence affairs (2011-13) – Former President of FIADI Bolivia (2013) – 8 years supporting the Bolivian Police as an Expert in computer forensics for the Cybercrime and Human Trafficking divisions – Former Delegate in Chief to the Harvard National Model – United Nations, HNMUN (2010-11), Boston, MA.
Special guest speaker and Keynote Speaker at international congresses, including ATMIA London 2016 and DragonJar Security Conference 2016
Additional Certifications: Ethical Hacker / CEH / MCSE / CNDP / LA ISO 27001 / INSS / CCFE
Luis Bencosme, President, Cardnet
Luis Bencosme, es el principal ejecutivo de CardNet en adición a sus funciones de Presidente del Consejo de Administración. Cuenta con un amplio conocimiento y una activa participación en la industria de medios de pago y más de 30 años de experiencia en servicios financieros.
Kaye Berjot, Value Added Services - Lead Strategist, Euronet Worldwide
Kaye Berjot has over 15 years experience driving product strategy within the financial, mobile and data management sectors. Her diverse experience offers a unique perspective and vantage point into how industries converge in order to create the current global financial ecosystem. She currently leads the strategic initiatives for Value Added Services at Euronet Worldwide.
Edgar Betts, Director, Smart Card Alliance Latin America-SCALA
Edgar Betts is the Director for the Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter of the Smart Card Alliance. The Smart Card Alliance is a non profit, non partisan, multi-industry association of over 200 member organizations, working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of smart cards technology in the Americas. He has more than 10 years of experience promoting e-commerce and governmental policies including smart cards, biometry and public key infrastructure. Edgar came to the Alliance on March 2005 to help develop and complete the MDCP grant that the Alliance received for Latin America. In June of 2005, he worked with key organizations to create the Smart Card Alliance Latin American (SCALA) Chapter. In 2007 Edgar was named by the Junior Chamber International of Panama the most influential person in Science & Technology. In 2010 Mr. Betts was also named among the 40 most influential people under 40 by Capital Financiero in Panama.
Edgar Betts is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs. He communicates fluently in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, which allows him to effectively convey and promote the Smart Card Alliance throughout the region of the Americas.
Achim Boers, Innovation Director, Prosegur
Achim started his career at Prosegur as director of operations in Spain, currently he's responsible globally for driving innovation in the cash business forward. Previously Achim worked as a management consultant for Oliver Wyman and American Management Systems.
Achim has a degree in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from IESE in Madrid.
Rogerio Camargo, CEO, Alarmtek - Protect
Rogerio Camargo, CEO of Alarmtek a company group of RCL Industries.
Engineer with 27 years of experience on Automation and Security Systens for bank facilities.
Over than 7.000 projects made for Bank protection.
Chris Catlin, Head of PolyTeQ Central Banking Services, Innovia Security
Chris Catlin spent many years with the Reserve Bank of Australia, including 20 years managing cash processing and distribution operations in various States of Australia.
He was an integral member of the initial polymer banknote launch team for the Reserve Bank of Australia.
In 2000 he project managed the centralisation of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash processing and distribution operations in Melbourne, Australia.
He joined PolyTeQ Services in 2006 as a Central Bank Advisor, assisting other central banks with the adoption and implementation of Guardian® polymer banknote technology.
In January 2009 he was appointed as Head of PolyTeQ Central Banking Services responsible for the oversight and management of PolyTeQ’s Central Banking activities.
Chris holds an MBA degree from the Adelaide University.
Michele D'Ambrosio, Executive Manager, TecBan
Mr. D'Ambrosio, as an Executive Manager, is currently responsible for one of TecBan's largest customers, which corresponds to about 20% of the company's yearly revenues. He has been with TecBan for over 10 years, in different roles in relationship management with our customers. He has extensive experience in the information technology sector, having worked previously for Unisys, HP and ACI. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Escola de Engenharia MAUA.
Poul Dalsgaard, CEO, PROTECT A/S
CEO Poul Dalsgaard founded in 2001 PROTECT, which today is present in more than 50 countries. PROTECT has installed more than 70.000 solutions in many different sectors. With HQ in Denmark, Europe PROTECT is working with bank and ATM security in most countries.
Steven Glude, Vice President, Productivity Systems International, Inc.
Steven Glude has extensive business experience in the design of automated and semi-automated material storage, handling, and computer control systems for Central Banks around the world. Over the past 19 years he has designed major systems that include Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (“AS/RS”), carousel systems, Automated Guided Vehicle Systems (“AGVS”), conveyor systems, custom materials handling containers, shipping/receiving dock equipment, real-time control systems, and data/telecommunication systems and networks. He has extensive experience in the development of architectural layouts and integration of support systems for new and existing currency handling operation facilities. In addition, he has worked with many central banks and commercial banks to optimize their currency distribution logistics regionally and throughout entire countries.
His experience as a Technical Project Manager includes US Federal Reserve Bank projects in Birmingham, Atlanta, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Houston, Kansas City, and Chicago. In addition he was the Technical Manager for PSI projects for the Banco de la Republica de Colombia, The National Bank of Hungary, The Central Bank of Azerbaijan, The People’s Bank of China - Shanghai, Bank Negara Malaysia, Banco de Mexico Printing Works, Banco Central de Guatemala, and the Central Bank of Chile, among many others.
Steve Hensley, EVP Global Sales, KAL
Steve Hensley is the Global EVP of Sales for KAL and a member of the KAL Board of Directors. Steve has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry where he has held numerous sales and sales management positions. Throughout his career Steve has been involved in the Financial Industry and has focused on Self-Service solutions including ATM’s, Kiosks as well as Branch Automation technologies.
Rafael Rever, CEO, Cyttek Group
Rafael Revert he is a Technical director at Cyttek Group, he develop different ATM security courses and testing methodologies for real ATM netowrks around the world, he also work whit many different XFS software vendors testing they security.
Cyttek Group is one of the top leading Cyber security ATM services we provide thanks to our experience different security consulting and products for multi-vendor layer in ATMs.
Edward Robles, Director of Sales - Latin America, Euronet Worldwide
Edward Robles is the Director of Sales, Latin America for Euronet Worldwide, Inc., a Nasdaq company (EEFT). Mr.Robles brings over 30 years experience in the electronic payments and financial services industries, having led several companies to significant growth and prominence.
Prior to joining Euronet Worldwide in 2012, Mr. Robles served as an Independent Consultant in the Financial Services industry. During that time, the companies he consulted with grew their revenue and profits significantly. Previous to that, Mr. Robles held executive positions with International companies in the financial industry developing business relationships, in the US and in Latin America. Mr. Robles has worked for a myriad of companies ranging from fortune 100 companies, such as EDS, US Bancorp, Cash America to small, mid-size and start-up organizations.
Also highly regarded and respected as a civic leader, Mr. Robles rose from active volunteer to the position of Chairman with the National Conference for Community and Justice in, a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias and bigotry in America. As a volunteer, he was awarded the Distinguish Merit Citation Award and lauded for his commitment and dedication to the organization’s goals. Furthermore, Mr. Robles served as Co Chairman of the Technology division of the Chamber of the Americas, and also served on the boards of the Latino/a College Leadership Council, the Herb and Lani Alpert Scholarship Fund, and the Center City Community Center. He currently serves on the Colorado Council for Community and Justice and is the founder and Chairman of Operation Project HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday.)
A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Robles earned a BS in Business Administration, a BA in Management at the University of Phoenix; and a MBA in International Business at American Intercontinental University. Ed Robles enjoys his home in Los Angeles with his lovely daughter, Enya Robles.
Patrice Rullier, Managing Director, Oberthur Cash Protection
“Currently Managing Director of Oberthur Cash Protection, which he joined in 2008, Patrice Rullier is a Graduate of the Lyon Business School (EM Lyon) as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Patrice is currently Vice Chairman of EURICPA – the European Intelligent Cash Protection Association-
He was also in 2014 and 2015 Chairman of the European advisory board of ATMIA
He previously occupied the positions of Managing Director and Commercial & Marketing Director in a number of High Technology companies in Europe and Asia.
Ricardo Sáenz, Ingeniero de Sistemas, NCR Corporation
Ricardo Sáenz trabaja hace más de 57 de años en NCR. Comenzó su carrera en NCR Perú como asistente de ventas en el sector ventas instituciones financieras. Durante su carrera en NCR ha tenido la oportunidad de trabajar en diferentes países (Perú, Bolivia, Argentina, México y USA), desempeñando funciones en diferentes áreas de la empresa, desde analista de sistemas, así como Gerente General de NCR en Bolivia, director de área en el sector Retail, Director del Centro educativo regional, especialista en seguridad de cajeros automáticos, etc. En la actualidad, es el Field Solutions Manager para las soluciones del sector financiero de NCR par Latinoamérica y el Caribe, además es el especialista en seguridad y Fraude en el Canal de Cajeros Automáticos para NCR en la región.
Sáenz ha sido orador invitado a diferentes congresos y seminarios sobre seguridad y sobre la Industria Financiera como ser CLAB, ATEFI, ATMIA, Asobancaria de Colombia, Congresos de seguridad Bancaria en el Caribe, etc. Tiene amplia experiencia en diseño de soluciones de autoservicio para Instituciones Financieras en diferentes países de la región.
Se educó en The Grange School en Santiago de Chile, luego estuvo en la Universidad de Maryland (USA) done siguió estudios de Ingeniería Mecánica.
Además, Sáenz está casado, tiene 2 hijos ya profesionales que viven en California y Houston respectivamente. En su tiempo libre juega golf y disfruta de viajar a visitar a sus hijos y dos nietas mellizas, así como a otros parientes y amigos en diferentes lugares del mundo. Es nacido en el Perú de familia Boliviana.
Oscar Salgado, Licenciado en Administracion de Empresas, Banco Atlantida
Name : Oscar Salgado Kafatti
Place and date of birth : Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1972
Studies : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)
Title : Licenciado en administración de empresas
Licenciado en Historia
Workplace : Banco Atlántida S.A.
Position : Gerente de Canales Alternos
Time in industry : 25 años de experiencia en la industria, con amplio conocimiento en medios de pago y canales alternos, manteniendo activa participación en el desarrollo é implantación de nuevos productos y servicios de adquirencia.
Luis Segura, Business Development Director, Planet Payment Inc
Luis Segura career on the payment services industry spans 27 years, including management positions in the Acquiring and processing services in different companies in Costa Rica. Since 2008, Luis joined Planet Payment, with the target to open new markets in LAC for the company, actually, he served as Planet Payment Business Development Director for Latin America, previous to Planet he holds senior positions with Crest S.A. (actually Evertec in Costa Rica), Procesadora Cubica, and Credomatic Costa Rica.