Vice President Information Security
InterContinental Hotel Group
David Billeter is currently leading Information Security for the InterContinental Hotels Group, where he is responsible for securing information at corporate data centers and over 4,000 hotels worldwide.
Prior to joining InterContinental, he led IT development and information security teams at CompuCredit, QVC, the State of Minnesota, General Motors, and the State of Washington, as well as architecting security solutions. His responsibilities have included overseeing electronic authentication for the State of Washington, where he saved the state $400,000 per year by utilizing digital signature technologies.
Billeter is a pioneer in the field of digital signatures and has been significantly involved in the development of electronic commerce legislation at both state and national levels. He was recognized by the Governor of the State of Utah in 1997 for his efforts to promote PKI technology. He served as eCommerce Manager for General Motors, and was the Executive Director for the CriMNet Program for the State of Minnesota, where he was cited by Governor Jesse Ventura as a “great example of what government can achieve” for creating the backbone and completing connectivity between more than 285 separate criminal justice systems.
Billeter was the Senior Technical Architect at QVC, where he planned and managed the design and implementation of business and technology solutions for the $5 billion global retail firm. He served as the Data Privacy Officer for CompuCredit, where he evaluated and resolved privacy and regulatory issues for the billion dollar financial firm. He was also a critical reviewer for Secure Electronic Commerce by Michael Baum & Warwick Ford, and is a frequent speaker at information technology conferences.
Billeter has a B.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah.