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US Conference 26 March 2019

March 26


Our Annual US Conference follows-on from our recent Congress in London and will again bring a range of speakers from our US and international community to deep-dive into some of the most pressing challenges facing our industry.  Through a series of keynotes, conversations and panel discussions, the event will focus on:

  • Identity as a service – biometrics as an integral part of this
  • Privacy and Oversight
  • Federal and State biometric legislation
  • New technology – with a focus on Face
  • Seamless Travel – the intersection of digital ID

Speakers include:

  • Kenneth Gantt, Deputy Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Dept. of Homeland Security, USA
  • Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for IDEMIA Identity & Security, North America
  • Jean-Philippe Morange, Senior Legal Officer, Border Management, Law Enforcement, (BMLE) Coordinator, Counter-Terrorism Committee, Executive Directorate, United Nations

  • Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, Bureau of Policy & Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Amanda Koulousias, Staff Attorney, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Lisa MacDonald, Director, Identity Capabilities Management Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Dept. of Homeland Security, USA
  • Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
  • Debra Bernard, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Joseph Jerome, Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology 
  • Emmanuelle Deault-Bonin, Director, Identity Management and Information Sharing, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Canada (IRCC) 
  • Patrick Grother, Biometric Standards and Testing Lead, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST 
  • Dr Stephanie Schuckers, Head of Academic Innovation Group, Biometrics Institute & Director, CITeR
  • Richard Lobovsky, Senior VP Business Development, FaceTec
  • John Boyd, Assistant Director, Futures Identity, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Dept. of Homeland Security, USA

  • John Kendall, Director, Biometrics Institute and Member, Biometrics Institute Privacy Expert Group
  • Rocco Messina, Head of Border Security and Management Programme, UNOCT/UNCCT

Participation is from US Government, from industry, from our international network, our supplier community, academics and privacy advisers.


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


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