Our Speaker
Egert Belitšev
Police and Border Guard Board Estonia
Head of Integrated Border Management Bureau
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Meet our Speaker: Egert Belitšev

Mr Schneider is a Director within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, where he provides biographic and biometric strategy and services to the Department and other interagency and international partners.  Currently, Mr Schneider leads a business team responsible for deploying biometric technology to the U.S. land border used for both vehicle and pedestrian crossings.  He is also responsible for the operation of a biographic system storing traveller data for individuals arriving and leaving the U.S. and determining if the traveller adheres to the terms of their entry.  Previously he has been a member of the DHS US-VISIT office, where he had oversight responsibilities for the DHS biometric identity system, IDENT.  During this time, he was selected for a secondment with the UK Government, where he advised and offered expertise to the UK Home Office and other foreign officials about implementing large-scale biometric programs.  
Mr Schneider has extensive experience with the management of identity systems supporting various needs of the U.S. government and works to advance information sharing and relationship-building opportunities with international partners to strengthen border security worldwide.

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