Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi

Chairman of the Board / Head of Government Relations

NEC Corporation of America

Shin Takahashi is Chairman of the Board and Head of Government Relations for NEC Corporation of America, an industry leading provider of biometrics and communications technology and integrator of IT solutions. In his Government Relations role, Mr. Takahashi is focused on further strengthening NEC’s relationships in the U.S. government and other international organizations based in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mr. Takahashi previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NEC Corporation of America and was responsible for the business strategy, operations and leadership of the company.

He is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of extensive sales, marketing, business development and management experience with NEC Corporation and NEC America, primarily in satellite, network and wireless communications. Before joining NEC Corporation of America in January 2013, Mr. Takahashi was President of JAE Electronics, Inc., a provider of advanced electronic components and aerospace products. As head of JAE Electronics, he was instrumental in strengthening the focus on customers and innovation as well as driving significant new business growth.

Mr. Takahashi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University, Tokyo and attended the University of Wisconsin as part of an International Exchange Program.


What’s New in Biometrics for Homeland and National Security

Wednesday, June 27th
  • CBP: Changing the Face of Travel through Land Border Innovation
    • As the guardian of the nation’s borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a multi-layered mission and is a world-class law enforcement agency that adapts to counter new threats; protects the nation’s economic vitality; and manages increasing volumes of travel and trade to the United States.As travel continues to rise, CBP must find innovative and dynamic solutions to manage the challenge of securing and facilitating travel and trade across air, sea, and land borders. Building off its matching verification service in the air environment, CBP plans to test facial biometrics in the entry and exit process at the land borders in 2018.CBP is well-positioned to serve as the catalyst of innovation within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will transform the face of travel through biometrics.
      • Mattthew Schneider, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Biometrics in Facility Security and DOD Missions
    • Brian Hunt, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
  • Evolution of Advanced Recognition Systems – Industry Perspective on Federal use of Biometrics Technology
    • Benji Hutchinson, VP of Federal Operations, NEC