Biometrics Strategy Forum in US

US Strategy Forum taking place in Washington DC on 20 June 2024

Biometrics stakeholders to convene in Washington D.C. to shape the future of responsible biometrics

Biometrics stakeholders from across North America and beyond will gather for the US Strategy Forum on 20 June 2024 in Washington D.C. This one-day event, hosted by the independent Biometrics Institute, will convene a diverse range of experts to explore critical issues surrounding biometrics and its responsible use.

“The forum takes a new format, focusing on how to design your biometric strategy and is for a high-level audience involved in making strategic decisions about biometrics” says Isabelle Moeller, CEO Biometrics Institute. “It builds upon the Institute’s successful US Conference series which has been running since 2017.”

Key discussion topics:

  • The implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relationship with biometrics
  • The future of secure identity solutions and digital identity management
  • Putting the Three Laws of Biometrics into practice for responsible, ethical, and effective use

The forum begins with presentations focusing on designing your biometric strategy. The Institute will provide invaluable insights into how the Good Practice Framework and the Three Laws of Biometrics can work in practice. The event will be broken into three sessions encompassing policy, processes, and technology. The technology session will comprise roundtable discussions with industry to present practical solutions.

Speakers sharing strategic insights and expertise

John Boyd, Assistant Director, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) will provide an update on National Academies of Sciences Face Study & Executive Order 14074; Pam Dixon, Director, World Privacy Forum who will be participating in a panel discussion on AI and biometrics and Biometric Standards, and Testing Lead, Patrick Grother from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who will provide further updates.

Open and trusted conversations

The Biometrics Institute fosters a safe space for productive dialogue under Chatham House Rule, ensuring open and honest discussions on even the most sensitive topics. With balanced thought leadership and dialogue, the Institute addresses potential gaps in policy and technology, evolving into valuable guiding tools for decision-makers.

Help shape the future of biometrics

The US Strategy Forum is for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of biometrics strategy and responsible use. Discussions at the forum will influence the future work of the Biometrics Institute and its community. This event presents a unique opportunity to connect with global representatives, gain an international perspective on the rapidly evolving landscape, and actively contribute to shaping the future of responsible biometrics innovation and implementation.

More information about the US Strategy Forum is available from the event listing on the Biometrics Institute website.

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About the Biometrics Institute:

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.

The member register, which represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community now lists over 200 membership organisations from 34 countries. It includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers, academics and 14 Observers representing United Nations agencies, IGOs and European Union institution.

The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good practices and thought leadership for the responsible, ethical and effective use of biometrics.

For more information, please email Marco Lombardi: marco@biometricsinstitute.org

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