Charles M Hendriks

Digital Architect,

Schiphol Group

Charles joined Schiphol Group in 2000 and has been active in the IT department in several roles. He is also a member of a group that organises a two-day conference every year in the Netherlands for the digital architecture community.

Mats Berglind

Innovation Manager,

Swedavia AB

Mats is an Innovation Manager with his roots in User Experience and Service Design. After spending over a decade as a User Experience Designer consultant, in the finance and media sectors, he decided to try out the more innovative parts of the airport business. During the first 3 years, he has helped define the strategy for digitalisation and established a ‘learn fast’ way-of-working at Swedavia called ‘The Function Factory’.


Philip Baum

Managing Director,

Green Light Ltd & Editor, Aviation Security International

Editor of the global journal of airport and airline security since 1997. Managing Director of Green Light Ltd., a London-based aviation security training and consultancy company specialising in Hijack Management and Passenger Profiling. Green Light also provides security consultancy services relating to the selection and integration of security technologies for industrial use, and conducts security audits and surveys.

Marc Pearl

President and CEO

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

Marc Pearl has led the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council since 2008.  Prior to coming to the Council, Marc headed IT Policy Solutions, which he founded in 2003 to counsel private sector organizations in meeting their public policy challenges, while also serving as executive director of the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition.  He was a partner and led the e-commerce policy practice at the international law firm, Shaw Pittman LLP; and before that served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Information Technology Association of America. Marc also served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Counsel to Members of Congress, including former U.S. Representative Dan Glickman, when he chaired the House Intelligence Committee. Marc has focused for more than two decades in assisting those who provide Internet security, cybersecurity and overall Homeland Security services, technology and products better ways to leverage their business acumen and thought leadership in the public sector. His members and clients have included a wide range of Fortune 100 companies and CEO-participating associations. Marc has helped form and lead coalitions that focused on such issues as passing Y2K millennium bug liability legislation, digital authentication, e-commerce transaction jurisdiction laws and the DTV transition.  Over the past several years he has applied his expertise in developing models of engagement and communication between industry and government in the Homeland Security Enterprise space to achieve mission success. Marc has represented the private sector on U.S. government delegations at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the World Trade Organization.  He received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his law degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Ladislav Kaspar

Head of Security and Emergency Response Planning,

Czech Airlines

Ladislav manages operational and long-term security and emergency response strategies with a continuous focus on process, procedures and service innovation. He has spent over 15 years in the aviation industry, mainly in security and emergency response planning and has responsibility for the environment, fire protection and health care. Ladislav has overseen the implementation of complex security and emergency procedures for both airlines and handling companies. Ladislav completed his degree at Czech University of Agriculture (Faculty of Management and Economy) and is a certified instructor and auditor to the Ministry of Transport of Czech Republic, He has delivered several security courses on behalf of ECAC and has represented Czech Airlines at various international conferences and meetings (including Airport Security 2013). He is Security auditor for ABS Jest, Lagardere Czech Republic and Chairman of the Aviation Functional Security Groupe SKY TEAM.


Andreas Hedskog

Founding Partner, Head of Products and Innovation

4C Strategies

Serge Yonke Nguewo

Senior Manager,

ACI World

Nancy Rivard

President and Founder

Airline Ambassadors International

Donna Hubbard

Human Trafficking Awareness Trainer

Airline Ambassadors International

Peter O’Broin

Policy Manager

Airport Operators Association

Kelly Allen

Director of Vertical Sales for Transportation & Hospitality

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Philippe Bletterie

Sr Director of Network Product Marketing

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Dr. Sidney Alford


Alford Technologies Ltd

Dr. Ferhan Kuyucak

Assoc. Prof. of Aviation Management, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Anadolu University

Nektarios Psycharis

Team Leader IT&T Business Analysis and Project Management

Athens International Airport

Ziomas Alexandros

Manager, IT&T Business Transformation & Support Services

Athens International Airport

Roni Tidhar

Head of Int'l Consulting Business – Security & Safety

Ben Gurion Airport, Israel Airports Authority

Wayne Smith

Head of IT Services

Birmingham International Airport

Peter Knudsen

CEO & Co-founder

BLIP Systems

Captain Martin Drake

Chairman of the BALPA Security Commitee

British Airline Pilots Association

Andy Oppenheimer


Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare

Esben Kolind

Head of Operational & Business Analysis,

Copenhagen Airports

Simon Thoustrup

Head of Airside Operations,

Copenhagen Airports

Anders Dohn

Managing Partner and co-founder

Copenhagen Optimization

Mirna Bešlagić


Daallo Airlines

Capt. Vladimir Vodopivec

Daallo Airlines Crew Members

Tanya Zachariah

Daallo Airlines Crew Members

Mirna Beslagic

Daallo Airlines Crew Members

Alan Black

Vice President & Director of Public Safety

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Deb Helton

Emergency Management Administrator

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Christoph Kreis

Sales Manager

Dallmeier electronic GmbH & Co.KG

Sabrina Abdullah

Lecturer and Supervisor at Copenhagen Business School,

De Montfort University

Alexander Modl

Business Developer Security

Dimension Data Austria

Matthew Horobin

Director of Brand and Digital,

Dubai Airports

James Duffitt

Airport Control Centre Manager,

Dublin Airport

Raymond Cleary

Business Information Manager,

Dublin Airport Authority

David Gammie


Edinburgh Airport

Stuart Cotterell

Head of Business Applications,

Edinburgh Airport

Alan Marsden

Technical Expert,


Rainer Koelle

Senior Expert Operational ANS Performance,


Arne Schwarze

Head of Research Group,

Franhofer Institute (FKIE)

Lucy McAuliffe

Passenger Security Operations Manager

Gatwick Airport

Anita Filli

Capacity Planner

Genève Aéroport

Stephen Mitroff

Associate Professor

George Washington University

Karl-Heinz Keller

Business Manager & TAM Co-ordinator,

German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

Olivier Delain

IT Security Project Manager,

Groupe ADP

Olivier Ruhlmann

IT Security Project Manager,

Groupe ADP

Steve Armitage

IT Futures

Heathrow Airport

Tim Cummins

Chief Inspector

Heathrow Police Station

Marc Pearl

President and CEO

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

Anne Carnall

Program Manager, Future Airports

IATA - International Air Transport Association

Timothy Grosser

Head of Digital Transformation,

IATA - International Air Transport Association

Ilja M. Bonsen


IB Consultancy

Haridasan Pappinisseri Puthanveedu

Radiation Protection Specialist

International Atomic Energy Agency

Dvir Rubinshtein

Aviation Security Operation Center Manager, Security Department

Israeli Ministry of Transport, Aviation Security Operations Center (ASOC)

Peter Holmes

Aviation Operations and Compliance Manager

Launceston Airport

Stephen Wood

Principal Lecturer

Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University

Edward Bushman

Director of Emergency Management

Los Angeles World Airports

Christoph Schneider

Senior Airside Masterplanner

Munich Airport

Yasushi Oshima

Senior Manager

Narita International Airport Corporation

Rob Watts

Regional Sales Director, Public Safety


Shane Zbrodoff

Director Projects,

Pilot Project International Inc,. Formerly - Calgary International Airport

Zdeneěk Truhlaar

Director, Airport Security Strategy and Administration

Prague Airport

Antony Bridges

Group Leader


Dr Usama Hasan

Head of Islamic Studies

Quilliam UK

Dr John Harrison

Associate Professor, Homeland Security and Intelligence Program

Rabdan Academy

Gail Leong Kye

Acting Airport Manager

Rodrigues Airport

Erik Scherff

Senior IT Manager,

Schiphol Airport

Hedzer Komduur

Value Stream Owner of seamless flow

Schiphol Airport

Charles M Hendriks

Digital Architect,

Schiphol Group

Peter Böhm

Market Manager Airports Europe Innovative Solutions

Siemens AG Österreich Building Technologies Division

Thomas Kampka

Sales Manager IT

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics

Detective Sergeant Neville Hay

Former Detective Sergeant

Sussex Police Special Branch

Chris Bishop

VP International Business Development


Adrian Bizgan

Sales & Marketing Director


Jeff Ulrich

Senior Manager - Mobile App,

United Airlines

Jaymes Todero

Product Manager

United’s self-service

Raúl Fernández

Product Expert


Iris González

Product Expert


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