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Asia-Pacific Conference 22-23 May 2019

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm


The Biometrics Institute is proud to present the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, to be held in Sydney on 22-23 May. Now in its 18th year, the conference continues to bring together biometric users from key government agencies, private sector organisations, suppliers and academia to share ideas and discuss the opportunities biometrics offer.

The Biometrics Institute offers a very special environment for connecting a multi-stakeholder community, for sharing knowledge and for leading the debate on biometrics.

Keynote speakers:

  • Sustainable e-government, Estonian experience since 2002, Ruth Annus, Head of Citizenship and Migration Policy Department Ministry of Interior, Government of Estonia
  • Kenneth Gantt, Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security, United States of America
  • Randall Brugead, CEO, Digital Transformation Australia
  • Patrick Grother, Biometric Standards and Testing Lead, National Institute of Standards and Training (NIST), United States of America
  • Trust requires more than good marketing: Embedding our liberal democratic values in Artificial Intelligence, Edward Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Other expert speakers include:

  • Identity of a Nation, Anne Lyons, Visiting Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Using Biometrics to help the Vulnerable, Darren Bark, Director, Department of Justice (NSW Office for Police)
  • Terry Aulich, Head of Privacy Expert Group, Biometrics Institute
  • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
  • Russell Cooke, Government Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand
  • David Vaile, Co-convener, University of NSW – Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, Australia
  • Samantha Gavel, NSW Privacy Commissioner, Australia
  • Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the UN Security Council (UNCTED)
  • Update from Department of Home Affairs, Paul Cross, Head of Borders User Group, Biometrics Institute & A/g First Assistant Secretary, Identity and Biometrics Division, Department of Home Affairs, Australia
  • Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer, Travel and Tourism Association
  • Ted Dunstone, Head of Biometric Security & Integrity Group, Biometrics Institute
  • Tori Lamb, Director, Identity Management, Department of Human Services Australia

Please email alex@biometricsinstitute.org if you would like to be involved in the program, if you are interested in sponsoring or you have questions on the Biometrics Institute. 

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Registration Fees

User Member –  $1,285.00
User Non-Member –  $1,810.00
Supplier Member –  $1,570.00
Supplier Non-Member –  $2,020.00
University Subscriber –  $292.00
University Non-Subscriber –  $390.00

The event will be held under Chatham House Rule and will be off-the-record (no media) to facilitate open dialogue between our members and stakeholders.

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May 22 @ 9:00 am
May 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Dockside Sydney Australia