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About the Speaker
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    Karl Weaver
    Business Development Director, Newport Technologies

    Mandarin Chinese-speaking, Mobile Device ecosystem specialist for the Smart Card sector of the Wireless industry. Newport Technologies is Karl’s public speaking vehicle to evangelize cutting edge mobile technologies within Greater China and Asia. Karl’s career in the Smart Card/Semiconductor ecosystem and embedded software World spans 13 years. Additionally, Karl spent 5 years working in China for Gemalto (and Trustonic) as Rainmaker for design in of embedded Mobile NFC Payments & TEE security technologies to the OEM Smartphone/Tablet PC ecosystem. He possesses a B.S degree in Business Management from Salve Regina University, Certification in Mandarin Chinese Language, Customs and Culture from National Taiwan Normal University – Mandarin Training Center and Certification in Broadband wireless communications from University of Washington (Seattle). Karl has many streaming videos on YouTube and Youku discussing mobile payment and security technologies. In 2014, Karl stablished an NFC, Payments & TEE Security Meetup Group in the Seattle tech corridor. Karl is a top public speaker on Wearable Payment Smartwatches for subway transit ticketing in China.