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Rob Zivney

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Mr. Zivney is a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners (IDTP). Mr. Zivney supports IDTP’s participation in the Identity Ecosystem with a background of physical security systems, building automation systems, and NFC solutions. As a strategic marketing executive he has been committed to industry standards development with the dual goals of high utility and high security. He is currently focused on supporting organizations pursuing end-to-end systems solutions for SecureID, Identity Management, Access Control, enhanced Cybersecurity and Near Filed Communications (NFC). Prior to joining IDTP, Mr. Zivney has been active in strategic planning & marketing, product development, industry alliances, and associated vertical market programs, with a heavy emphasis on the government sector. His career in the security and building controls industries spans 38 years, and his expertise covers access control and intelligent building systems including the integration of environmental, lighting, fire & security systems – and more recently RFID & NFC. Mr. Zivney has held positions with Hirsch Electronics and it parent Identive Group, CSI Control Systems International (now Schneider), MCC Powers (now Siemens), and Honeywell.

Mr. Zivney is on the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and serves as SIA’s chair of the Personal Identity Verification Working Group. He is also vice chair of SIA’s Standards Committee. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the NFC & Mobility council of the Secure Technology Alliance (formerly the Smart Card Alliance) and also participates in the Alliance’s Access Control Council. He has been active with both SIA and the Secure Technology Alliance in providing practical input to government regarding PIV and FICAM standards, and has testified before Congress on behalf of the physical security industry regarding HSPD-12/FIPS 201. He has been active with NSTIC since inception and represents IDTP as a participating member of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. Mr. Zivney is active in standards activities with SIA (for Access Control, Identity, Biometrics), ASHRAE/BACnet, NMSAC for TWIC reader spec, RTCA 207 for Airport Security Systems, and is Chair of the Security Industries Standards Council. A sought-after industry speaker, his opinions and market outlook are often quoted in the industry trade. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.