Mrs. Tilton is the VP for Standards & Emerging Technologies at Daon, a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide.

Cathy has over 25 years of engineering and management experience, including over 16 years in the biometrics industry. She has lead or been involved in the design, development, and deployment of numerous biometric systems in both the commercial and government domains. These include the US-VISIT program, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and other US and international projects.

She is very active in the development of national and international biometric standards, currently serving as the US head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics. She also chairs the BioAPI Consortium, is the international representative for INCITS M1, and chairs the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration technical committee at OASIS.

Prior to Daon, she held a similar position at SAFLINK. She was also a systems engineering department manager at Unisys, where she was involved with large scale electronic defense systems development, as well as leading the systems engineering effort for the FBI Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) program (Phase II prototype). As a captain with the US Army, she was involved with R&D and testing of new communications-electronics equipment and systems.

She has a BS in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State and an MS in systems engineering from Virginia Tech.