Press Release: Biometrics experts to gather in London in October to address digital identity, the metaverse and the responsible and ethical use of biometrics including AI

16 September 2022: As biometric technology continues to develop at high-speed and use cases expand and evolve, the Biometrics Institute will take a leading role in facilitating the discussion around the responsible use of biometrics, with over 250 attendees gathering in person in London from the 25-28 October 2022 at the Biometrics Institute Congress

“The biometrics community needs to address important challenges right now including tackling public misunderstanding of biometrics, managing a lag in policy and standards development, mitigating biometric fraud and deep fakes, and understanding how the industry can best work towards interoperability for a growing mobile and interconnected world,” says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

“The Institute prides itself on providing balanced discussions, thought leadership and impartial guidance to ensure the responsible and ethical use of biometrics. Through its global multi-stakeholder membership community, the Biometrics Institute is uniquely placed to lead this debate, enabling industry experts to share their knowledge and learnings with those new to biometrics in a trusted, off-the-record environment”.

The Congress is a gathering of key decision makers from government, academia, and business, and is held entirely under the Chatham House Rule to encourage interactive and open discussion between speakers and delegates. The conference will examine the current state of biometrics and will explore themes including the metaverse, governance and policy, digital identity, biometrics and travel, the importance of standards and testing, and the latest in technology and innovation, including morphing, deepfake and AI concerns.    

Expert speakers amongst others include Fraser Sampson, the UK’s Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Marvin Sim, Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore, Radu Cimpean, Scientist, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NATO Communications and Information Agency, Joseph Jerome, Policy Manager, Meta Reality Labs, Diane J. Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner for CBP Office of Field Operations, Fernando Garcia-Quismondo, Head of IDCoE (Identity Center of Excellence) at Santander – PagoNxt, Dana Michalski, Discipline Leader AI Systems Effectiveness, Information Sciences Division, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia, and Jakob Dam Glynstrup, Director at the Danish National ID Centre.

There is still time to join the important discussions, get the inside scoop on what matters, what’s on the horizon and what the community is doing to shape a responsible future of biometrics for all at the Biometrics Institute Congress.

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 and ethical 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 10 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 and ethical use of biometrics.

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