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Technology Showcase Australia 2013

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 26 November 2013 | Hotel Realm, Canberra, Australia

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Focus: Matching requirements and capabilities to deliver a secure and efficient customer service while cutting cost

We are pleased to announce that the Biometrics Institute Technology Showcase Australia will be held on the 26th November 2013 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra.

Over the past 12 years, the Biometrics Institute has provided a forum for its members to share knowledge and experiences to promote the responsible use of biometrics. We have seen a lot of investment into government applications using biometrics especially in the large-scale identity management projects. As confirmed by our Industry Survey 2013, we are expecting an increased interest of the introduction of biometrics in our everyday life transactions with smart devices being at the forefront of the discussion. This one-day event will provide a platform for discussion of the future of biometrics bringing together the experts and those new to biometrics, covering themes such as:

  • How will the industry respond to this demand for biometrics in an uncontrolled environment and how can organisations be convinced that there is a business case for biometrics in private sector applications such a financial transactions at an ATM or on a smartphone?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the government identity management projects that have successfully been implemented? What gaps are there in training and in the technology?
  • Can biometrics help combat fraud and how can organisations justify the investment?
  • What success is the industry having for the use of biometrics for security in the online world? What are the known challenges, dead ends, and risks, and are biometrics really improving things over passwords, pins, registered devices and other techniques for authentication.
  • How does the customer feel about the introduction of these new technologies? Is ease of use and security enough to convince customers to accept biometrics?

The Biometrics Institute builds on a wealth of knowledge amongst its members who benefit from sharing their experiences in this independent forum. The Technology Showcase Australia provides a platform for discussion of these important questions with the experts being present to debate the future of biometrics and its responsible use at this one day event.

The showcase will be followed by the Biometrics Institute’s End of Year Dinner at the Boat House by the Lake in Canberra.

Speakers Include:

  • Unho Choi, Senior ICT Security Officer, UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
  • Stephen Mundell, Fraud Analyst, Enterprise Services, Bank of New Zealand
  • Michael Lynch, Director Passport Identity Section, Australian Passport Office, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, and Chair, Facial Biometric Centre of Expertise
  • David Chadwick, Director of Biometric Projects, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Robyn Miller, National Manager Passenger Policy & Practice, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
  • Alastair MacGibbon, Trust and Safety Director, Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra  
  • Stephen Wilson, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Lockstep Consulting
  • Andrew Sipos, Inspector, Fingerprint Operations Branch, New  South  Wales  Police  Force
  • Kim Terrell, General Manager, Service Delivery Projects, Department of Human Services
  • Richard Kemp, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
  • David White, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
  • Andrew Solomon, Director of Privacy Law and Practice, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Strategy to ensure the capture of fingerprints within the Legislation
  • Latest update on Fraud / Cybercrime
  • Assessing gaps in training and technology presented by the Facial Biometrics Centre of Expertise (FaBCoE)
  • Recent research on human factors in facial biometrics systems
  • Next generation smart payment with biometrics (ATM, POS, phone, credit card and smart TV) – a personal perspective
  • Implications and key challenges from the strategies outlined in blueprint for reform – plans for biometrics
  • The implementation and milestones of voice recognition software in Bank of New Zealand’s contact centers


  • Discussions about the future of biometrics
  • Supplier presentations - Learn about the latest technology developments in the biometrics industry
  • Technology exhibition - Experience the latest biometrics technology hands-on


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  • Network extensively with delegates and speakers 
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End of Year Dinner following the Technology Showcase Australia. Click here for more details.

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Silver Sponsors & Exhibitors:

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Supporting Publications:
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Registration Fees:

Member Rate $340.00

Non-Member Rate $680.00

University Subscriber Rate $220.00

University Non-Subscriber Rate $330.00

All prices are in AUD and include GST.



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