About the Alliance : Management
Willy Dommen is an executive in Accenture’s infrastructure and transportation business. He has been leading the development of mobile and smart card projects worldwide for the last 20 years. He was a key contributor on smart card, RFID and mobile payment assignments around the world, for both government and private industry including Australia, Singapore, London, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, all of which started from the work he completed for Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Clipper (formerly TransLink®) program in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Dommen served as the hands-on advisor for the BART-Sprint mobile payment trial. He was also a leader for the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 initiative for several federal government agencies. In addition, Mr. Dommen’s client and project lists include development of national health care card programs in Italy and Australia, leading edge technology evaluation and strategy development for financial services companies, RFID strategy development for global manufacturers of electronic systems. He continues to serve clients with resolving strategic and technical issues related to contactless smart card and mobile payments technology. Mr. Dommen authors articles and presents internationally on strategic issues with regard to smart card and mobile payment systems.
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Randy Vanderhoof is the Executive Director of the Smart Card Alliance. The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association of over 180 member firms working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of smart card technology in North America and Latin America. He came to the Alliance in January, 2002 and became the Executive Director in August, 2002. During his tenure as the chief executive, he has directed the transformation of the organization from primarily a networking organization into a diverse, education oriented, international, multi-industry organization that gathers industry stakeholders together to help stimulate the rapid adoption of all forms of smart cards (cards and other form factors) for electronic payments and digital security applications. In December 2008, Randy was named by Security Magazine to the list of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry.
Prior to joining the Smart Card Alliance, he was employed with IBM Global Smart Card Solutions; an international product group supporting IBM’s smart card services to its global banking, healthcare, and government industry vertical teams. Previously, he served as on the Executive Board for the Alliance as a corporate member from 1998–2001. From 2000 to 2001, he was Vice President Business Development with First Access, Inc. a developer of contactless smart card technology for network access security and authentication. From 1995 to 2000, he worked at Schlumberger (now Gemalto) as Market Segment Manager, Campus Solutions supporting the development and marketing of smart card–based identification and payment systems.
Randy is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA with a BS in Management Marketing. He received his MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.
2013-2014 Executive Board
- Chair: Willy Dommen, Accenture
- Vice Chair: Garfield Smith, Oberthur Technologies
- Treasurer: Paul Legacki, Infineon Technologies
- Assistant Treasurer: Brian Russell, Giesecke & Devrient
- Secretary: Greg Garback, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Assistant Secretary: Debbie Bartoo, Bank of America
- Technology Vice Chair: Neville Pattinson, Gemalto
- Kirk Brafford, Deloitte
- Troy Bernard, Discover
- Bob Dean, Chase Card Services
- Dominic Morea, First Data Corporation
- Greg Boardman, Ingenico
- David Batchelor, LifeMed ID, Inc
- John Mears, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Oliver Manahan, MasterCard Worldwide
- Bob Gilson, U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Manpower Data Center
- Simon Hurry, Visa, Inc.
- Michael Nash, Xerox
Director, Strategic Programs
Cathy Medich is Director of Strategic Programs for the Smart Card Alliance. In this role, she manages strategic marketing and industry initiatives and directs all industry council activities, including the definition of new projects, the management of project teams, and the development of messaging and marketing programs to promote council positions in the industry.
As an independent consultant with over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic planning for technology businesses, Cathy has completed projects for Hewlett-Packard, Diversinet, NACHA, Zantaz, Securify, ePatterns, RadarGolf, ViVOtech and VeriSign. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Cathy was Vice President of Product Marketing for PaymentNet (now part of PayPal), an Internet payment services startup. From 1996 to 1998, she served as Director of Marketing for VeriFone, managing marketing activities for VeriFone’s Internet Commerce Division and next generation Integrated Payment System.
From 1994 through 1996, Cathy was the founding Executive Director of CommerceNet, a non-profit industry association whose members were pioneers in Internet electronic commerce applications and usage. Prior to 1994, Cathy was the Division Engineering Manager for Teradyne in Walnut Creek, CA. She also held senior product marketing and strategic planning positions at both Teradyne and General Electric.
Cathy has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School.
Associate Director for Latin America
Edgar Betts is the Associate Director for Latin America of the Smart Card Alliance. He came to the Alliance in 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. On February 1st, 2006 Edgar Betts was appointed Associate Director for Latin America of the Smart Card Alliance.
Prior to joining the Smart Card Alliance, Edgar Betts was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Smart Card Division (03) for Integra Group Corporation based in Panama City, Republic of Panama. The mission of his division was to promote, distribute, and implement smart card and RFID systems in Central America and the Caribbean Region.
In 2002, Edgar Betts worked under the Director of Electronic Business Technologies at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). During this time he worked on the promotion of electronic business technologies and government policies for the United States government and the North Dakota Government Rural Outreach (NDGRO) Project.
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.