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2016 TRUSTECH keynote speakers: Engage with some of the most important executives in our industry!

The best and exclusive speaker line-up in one event at TRUSTECH 2016, the Global Event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies!



Co-founder & CTO, TESLA MOTORS



Tesla is not just an automaker, but also a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation!

As Founder and CTO, Tesla, JB has spearheaded an alternate business model that has strongly challenged the traditional automotive business model. It has ‘disrupted’ the technical end of power, the practical side of production and the structure of distribution in the automotive industry.

“Forbes names Tesla Motors as the World’s Most Innovative Company”

However, Tesla’s great innovation isn’t simply the way its cars get around. Rather, the company’s other meaningful innovation lies in its business practices, which differ significantly from those of other car manufacturers. It is also different from the standard innovative model being a high-end disruptor.

Internally, the company’s Silicon Valley-style “techpreneurship” enabled it to move faster, work more efficiently, and create groundbreaking new ideas around sustainable mobility and automotive technology.

JB manages the technical direction and engineering design of the Tesla products including battery technology, power electronics, motors, software, firmware and controls.  He also has responsibility for new technology evaluation, R&D, technical diligence review of key vendors, and building partner relationships.

His more recent focus is Tesla Energy where he is amplifying its efforts to accelerate the move away from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy future with Tesla batteries, enabling homes, business, and utilities to store sustainable and renewable energy to manage power demand, provide backup power and increase grid resilience.

Prior to Tesla Motors, JB was the CTO and co-founder of the aerospace firm, Volacom, which designed a specialized high-altitude electric aircraft platform using a novel power plant. At Volacom, JB invented and patented a new long-endurance hybrid electric propulsion concept that was later licensed to Boeing. Before Volacom, JB worked at Rosen Motors as a propulsion engineer developing a new hybrid electric vehicle ‘drivetrain’ based on a micro turbine and a high-speed flywheel. JB was also part of the early team at Pentadyne. 


Director of Engineering, Lead Engineer, Android Security, GOOGLE


They strongly believe that rigorous, data-driven discussion about security will help guide their efforts to make the Android ecosystem safer.

Adrian is the Lead Engineer for Android Security at Google.  In this role, he is responsible for the security of the Android platform and Google's applications and services for Android. His presentation at TRUSTECH 2016 will explain their latest plans and advances in the ever-changing world of security.

In context, last year Google performed over 400 million checks of devices per day for security issues and helped find and wipe over 200,000 lost or stolen devices per day and checked over 6 billion installed applications per day for malware.

"One of the things we do on Android security is look at every single application that comes into Google Play, every single application that we can find on a website that you've heard of, as well as every website you haven't heard of. We're really good at crawling the Web and finding that stuff."

As to the future, Ludwig states

If the future of security lies in managing risk, then the future of security is machine learning, the same breed of artificial intelligence that has proven so successful in so many other parts of the Google empire. We shouldn’t code hard-and-fast digital rules that aim to stop all online attacks. As the internet grows more complex—as it reaches more people—this would end up shutting everyone out. Instead, we should build systems that can analyze the larger landscape and learn to identify potential problems on the fly.”

Prior to joining Google, Adrian held technical leadership positions at Joyent, Adobe, Macromedia, @stake, and the Department of Defense. He has a BA in Mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.


Founder & CEO, POYNT

Osama Bedier, Founder & CEO, POYNT


Poynt was founded on the belief that all merchants should have access to innovative technology without compromising on security or user experience. They are passionate about providing incredible levels of insights, control, and security to all of our partners.

Over the past decade, technology has transformed the way people shopped. It was time for commerce to catch up! Osama founded Poynt on the belief that payments should be more efficient, transparent and uncomplicated for both merchants and consumers.

Applying his entrepreneurial verve to the payment terminal startup, Poynt, the POS maker he founded has gained PCI PTS, PCI DSS and EMV certification for its device. As such, The Poynt Smart Terminal accepts all types of payments from mag-stripe and EMV cards to NFC, Bluetooth and QR codes, and works with diverse types of apps—sold separately—to suit merchants’ needs. It has been developed to make sure the device will keep up with the rapidly changing payments landscape.

Bedier states

 “The Poynt Smart Terminal is moving the payments story forward to a place where every player in the ecosystem benefits. We call upon banks and developers to join us in this mission to do for merchants what smartphones have done for consumers — usher in a new chapter of commerce.”


Osama Bedier is practically the granddaddy of today’s payments world. He explored point-of-sale ideas at AT&T Wireless a lifetime ago, guided a thriving e-commerce business for a PC maker called Gateway that you have to be over a certain age to remember, and became a senior product executive at PayPal  in its formative years. He also helped launch Google Wallet, the search, advertising, and mobile software behemoth’s first foray into moving money around in support of commerce on its properties.

He is a board director at WePay, PayRange and QIWI and considered one of the 10 most influential people in payments globally.




Head of Global Innovation, SANTANDER BANK

Peter Jackson, Head of Innovation, BANK SANTANDER


They believe that customers should be at the heart of all that they do. They want to create a new banking standard in which customer relationships come first.

As Head of Innovation for Banco Santander, Peter Jackson is also responsible for the group’s digital bank, Openbank, and InnoVentures, the $100m VC Fintech fund. His appointment in 2016 cemented the bank’s commitment to the Innovation Group, which was specifically created a year ago to research and anticipate disruptive market trends and design business and customer solutions from a global, disruptive and long-term perspective. In his address, Peter will be discussing the strategic and practical ways in which to achieve this.

Santander’s Fintech fund invests in minority shares in the capital of startups in the financial sector helping them to grow and, at the same time, trying to learn about the new technologies they have developed to make them useful to the group and its customers. Among other initiatives, InnoVentures has opted for projects such as iZettle (payments with credit card using mobile or tablet devices), MyCheck (payments in hotels and restaurants), Cyanogen (ecosystems mobile), Ripple (blockchain), Elliptic (security based on blockchain) or Kabbage (financing to SMEs in minutes).

Peter has a strong history in financial services; he was previously CEO of Travelex Group, the multinational foreign exchange company, where he led a major process to transform the company, focused on digital innovation and business re-engineering, and through mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was Managing Director of Consumer Banking for the Lloyds Banking Group, having previously held a number of senior roles within the Retail arm of HBOS plc before its merger with Lloyds. He also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. 

He is also an independent non-executive director of Paddy Power Betfair plc and holds an MEng from Cambridge University.


General Manager, PayPal France

Damien Perillat - Directeur Général France PayPal

AREAS OF EXPERTISE : PayPal in EMEA, business strategy, future of payments and banking, market insight

Damien Perillat is PayPal CEO for France since 2015, November 1rst. Damien originally joined PayPal in 2008. He has been responsible for PayPal's financial products offering in southern Europe, and PayPal' market development in Russia.

Prior to PayPal, Damien worked for GE Money in Europe and Asia, and as a consultant at Eurogroup in France.

Damien holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Spain and MSc in management from ESC Toulouse, France


Director of Strategy & Public Affairs, Orange Cyberdefense (Orange Group).



Nicolas Arpagian is Academic Director of the "CyberSecurity Programme" at the National Institute for Security & Judicial Studies (INHESJ) - French Prime Minister Office. He is also Teachings Coordinator « Lobbying & tactical operations » at INHESJ and Professor at the France’s National Police College (ENSP).

Recent books :

  • Rapport moral sur l’argent dans le monde 2015-2016 [Moral report on money in the world 2015-2016],
    Coll. AEF – Caisses des Dépôts & Consignations.
  • La Cybersécurité (second edition) [Cybersecurity], 2016, Presses Universitaires de France (PUF).
      Laureate of the « Cyber Book Prize 2016 »: International Forum on Cybersecurity (IFC).
  • The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance (Coll.), 2016, Palgrave Macmillan US.
  • Observation : Pratique et Enjeux [Observation: Practice and Issues], 2015, Editions Omniscience.
  • Influentia (Coll.), 2015, Editions Lavauzelle.
  • Sécurité privée, enjeu public [Private security, public issue] (Coll.), Editions Armand Colin.

Twitter : @cyberguerre

June Yee Felix

President, Verifone Europe

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June Felix joined Verifone as President of Europe in May 2014. June is responsible for implementing regional and country deployments of terminals, payments as a service and commerce enablement solutions throughout Europe, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

A proven global leader, June has held various executive management positions at multi-national companies, including Citibank, IBM, JP Morgan Chase and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Prior to joining Verifone, she served as managing director of Citi Enterprise Payments, where she led a global business focused on creating consumer-centric mobile healthcare payments. Prior to her role at Citi, June served as IBM’s global general manager of Banking & Financial Markets.

In 2013, June was elected into the Innovators Hall of Fame for Banking Systems and Technology, and named one of the Top 10 leading innovators by Banking Technology News. Additionally, she was named one of the Most Influential Women in Banking by U.S. Banker.

June holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in chemical engineering and pre-med.          


Risk Taking and Decision Making, Poker Player

Taking and Decision Making, Poker Player


Caspar BERRY has previously worked as an actor, screenwriter for film and television, sports commentator, entrepreneur and professional poker player. Berry was the presenter and poker expert on a number of TV poker shows. He was an uncredited poker adviser on the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale,along with his credited Sky Poker co-host Dr Tom.

At a time of great change in the payments arena, this keynote will provide a great opportunity to better understand the many areas of risk, and subsequent critical decisions, companies must take to drive forward and not be left behind.


As a specialist in the areas of risk, decision making, innovation and leadership, Casper Berry has worked with some of the best international companies in the world, including Visa, Google, IBM, Barclays, Citgroup, Axa, Nestle, Esso, KPMG, Orange, ASDA Walmart.


“I work to enrich companies’ understanding of how we make decisions and deal with risk, a subject which cuts to the heart of the ways in which we allocate resources, plan time, do more with less and maximize returns.”


Having studied economics at Cambridge University, Casper has spent time as an actor and film writer, built and sold his own company to a PLC and operated as a professional poker player in Las Vegas.


What he saw in the mechanics of poker was a relevance to business that was not fully understood or realized by most. So he brings cutting edge scientific research together with powerful metaphors and his own personal experiences as a professional poker player to advice companies on how to take calculated risks and create dynamic leaders and managers who will innovate and change the world around them.


Professor, MIT Media Lab, AI Expert & Serial Entrepreneur

Kevin Slavin, Professor, MIT Media Lab, Al Expert & Serial Entrepreneur


Kevin Slavin will discuss the way in which algorithms are increasingly controlling our lives, the opportunities and risks this give rise to and the implications for the payments world.

As the complexities of payment systems continues to increase, the relevance of AI and algorithms has moved centre-stage. Algoworld navigator and data science expert, Kevin Slavin will discuss the way in which algorithms are increasingly controlling our lives, the opportunities and risks this give rise to and the implications for the payments world.

Professor at the MIT Media Lab and a serial entrepreneur, Kevin has worked on many cutting-edge projects and has run companies that are at the intersections of entertainment, games, big data, next-generation technologies, and design. He is also author of the acclaimed book ‘How Algorithms Shape the World’ in which he states,

“We have collectively written something that we can no longer read. We are producing greater complexity in the systems that we use and a diminishing capability to understand what we’ve built.”

Kevin discusses its effects far beyond Wall Street and his work remains on the cutting edge of the world these technologies have unleashed.

In 2013, MIT's Media Lab appointed Kevin to start and lead “Playful Systems,” a new division of the lab who have now worked with the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley, and MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. In 2013, he also co-founded Everybody at Once, a consultancy focused entirely on how online audiences and fans interact with TV, movies, and sports. In 2005 he co-founded Area/Code (acquired by Zynga in 2011), where he developed large-scale, real-world games using mobile, pervasive, and location-aware technologies. Prior to acquisition, their work served several billion pages, and more than 50 million users.

Slavin has taught at NYU’s ITP, the Cooper Union, Fabrica, and his TED talk has had 3 million views to-date.