Matt Smallman to keynote Voice Biometrics Conference, May 8-9, in San Francisco

February 27, 2013 - 

Opus Research has announced that Matt Smallman of Barclay’s Wealth and Investment Management will present this year’s keynote case study at the Voice Biometrics conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, May 8-9, 2013.

Smallman leads the Client Experience Strategy and Change team for Wealth and Investment Management at Barclays. In 2012, Smallman was part of the team that implemented the world’s first application of non-text dependant voice biometrics as the primary means of authentication in service centers.

The emphasis of this year’s Voice Biometrics Conference is on sharing real-world experience and will feature “Reality Checks” and use cases to show the latest developments and deployments including the use of voice biometrics to promote security and personalization for consumer electronics and mobile devices, as well as e-commerce oriented contact centers.

“We’re ahead of all past conferences in terms of attendees and sponsors,” Dan Miller, conference chair and Opus Research founder said. “As banking, entertainment and general communications goes mobile, application and service providers have discovered how multi-factor authentication, including voice, makes for fast, easy and strong user authentication.”

The previous Voice Biometrics Conference took place in Singapore last year.

“Discussion and presentations at Voice Biometrics Conference-Singapore were both thought-provoking and pragmatic,” Miller said. “The efficacy of core voice biometric technology was a given. Now people are looking for practical advice to prepare their IT infrastructures and organizations for the transition to voice-based authentication technologies and workflows.”

Registration for this conference is now open and the early bird rate is $499 until March 15, 2013.
More information, including registration and the full event schedule are available on the Voice Biometrics Conference website.

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