Keynote Speakers

Jon M. Peha
  Jon M. Peha is Chief Technical Officer of Cyphermint, developer of the Pay Cash Internet payment system and of publicly accessible kiosks secure enough to support e-shopping and financial services. Cyphermint is bringing financial services to people who do not have access to credit cards, or even bank accounts. Dr. Peha is also a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Engineering and Public Policy, and he is Associate Director of the CMU Center for Wireless and Broadband Networks.  Dr. Peha's research has addressed both technical and policy issues of information networks and payment systems. He has served on technical staff at SRI International, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Microsoft, and legislative staff in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.  He also launched a US Government program to assist developing countries with telecom, Internet, and e-commerce infrastructure. Dr. Peha has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford.
Simon Pugh
  Simon Pugh is vice president, Infrastructure & Standards for MasterCard International’s e-Business and Emerging Technologies group. In this role, Mr. Pugh is responsible for MasterCard’s participation in smart card, electronic and mobile commerce standards groups, as well as the infrastructure necessary to support these activities, including smart card security evaluation. Joining MasterCard in June of 2000, Mr. Pugh also works as a liaison with strategic business partners to promote the development of programs to support MasterCard’s e-Business initiatives.
In addition to his duties at MasterCard, Mr. Pugh serves as co-president of the Mobile Payment Forum and is also chairman of the Board of Managers of EMVCo. (Europay-MasterCard-Visa). Mr. Pugh holds a bachelor of science degree in theoretical physics from the University of York in the U.K.
Ronald L. Rivest
  Professor Rivest is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a member of MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science, a member of the lab's Theory of Computation Group and a founder of its Cryptography and Information Security Group. He is also a founder of RSA Data Security (now merged with Security Dynamics to form RSA Security) and of Peppercoin. Professor Rivest has research interests in cryptography, computer and network security, and algorithms.

Jack Selby
  Mr. Selby is a Managing Director at Clarium Capital Management LLC. Prior to Clarium, Mr. Selby served as a Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President of PayPal, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL). Mr. Selby was an original member of the founding PayPal team, and served in variety of roles during his tenure at the company, including the management of PayPal's international operations. Prior to PayPal, Mr. Selby worked for GFTA Analytics GmbH, a Düsseldorf-based financial consulting company which provides foreign exchange solutions to financial institutions, multi-national corporations, governments, central banks and institutional investors.
Mr. Selby remains actively involved in the financial technology sector and currently serves on the Board of Directors of FreedomPay, Inc.
Mr. Selby is a graduate of Hamilton College (NY).
Jacques Stern
  Jacques Stern is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris and has received his Ph.D. in 1975 from the Université Paris 7. He is currently a professor at the ENS and the head of CS Lab. He is an expert in cryptography, the author of over one hundred publications, and the holder of ten patents. He has been program chair for Eurocrypt 99 and an invited speaker for Eurocrypt 03. He is a member of several committees advising the French government. He has also served as a consultant for various firms and organizations.