Dr. Joseph Atick is Chairman, Identity Counsel International, France.

Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer of L-1 Identity Solutions and set overall strategic direction for product development, technology investment and support of merger and acquisition activities.

He is one of the early pioneers of the biometrics industry, involved in its early phases of development through the validation and current commercialization growth phase. Prior to joining L-1 Identity Solutions, Dr. Atick served as President and CEO of Identix. Prior to that, he co-founded one of the original facial recognition companies, Visionics Corporation.

Over the years, Dr. Atick co-founded and managed several companies focused on technology transfer and development, and has served as a technical advisor to many high-tech enterprises and organizations, including NATO. He led the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory at Rockefeller University and the Neural Cybernetics Group at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Atick is a highly sought after speaker at high level industry conferences and a frequent commentator in the media. He also testified several times before congressional committees. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.