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SPEAKERS: Maxine Most, Thomas Frey
SPEAKER: Maxine Most
Founder and Principal of Acuity Market Intelligence
Acuity Founder and Principal, C. Maxine Most (“max”), has 25 years experience in international emerging technology market development. Throughout her career, Ms. Most has provided strategic expertise in emerging markets such as biometrics, electronic identity (eID), e-commerce, interactive services, and 2D and 3D visualization and image processing. She has worked with start-ups, established technology market leaders, Global 1000′s and a range of organizations in between. Since 2001, Ms. Most’s focus has been on biometrics and associated electronic identity solutions where she has consistently provided original, provocative, accurate, and reliable thought leadership and industry analysis. Ms. Most founded Acuity Market Intelligence in 2001 to bring strategic market development expertise to the then nascent biometrics market. Since that time, she has earned a reputation for providing hype-free, technology and vendor independent, actionable insight and analysis that Clients rely on to achieve business success.
The Future of Biometrics, The Global ePassport and eVisa Industry Report, and The Global National eID Industry Report. She regularly contributes to industry publications and presents at industry events on biometrics and eID trends, visions, and the data that support them.
HOST: Thomas Frey
Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute
Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists." Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.