Barclays joins Biometrics Institute, Biometrics 2014 conference sees record delegate numbers

October 13, 2014 - 

The Biometrics Institute announced that Barclays Bank has joined the organization as the 163rd member.

Additionally, Biometrics 2014 conference, “The Biometrics 2014: the future of identity starts here!” has nearly 300 registered participants for the conference and 800 visitors on the exhibition floor.

Membership for the Biometrics Institute has grown exponentially over the past few months.

With the addition of Barclays, Biometrics Institute now has 163 organizations representing over 500 individuals including Barclays Bank (UK), ICAO, British Airways, Timpson (UK), PwC Luxembourg, Fujitsu North America, Danish Prison and Probation Service, Wells Fargo Bank USA, Biometria Aplicada from Mexico, and Biomatica from Brazil.

“We are delighted by the support we have received from all areas of the industry and by the high-calibre of representatives on our board,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Many of our members and our board directors are attending the Biometrics 2014 show which is reaching record numbers, getting close to 300 for the conference and 800 visitors on the exhibition floor. Organizations simply cannot afford to miss this event.”

Organized by Elsevier in partnership with the Biometrics Institute, Biometrics 2014 will be held on October 21-23 in London, England. Registration for the three-event is still open with a special delegate rate of £500 for Biometrics Institute members.

The conference will cover a range of topics, including biometrics on mobile devices with Samsung Electronics; government applications at the borders, in law enforcement and developing economies; biometrics in payments with the UK Cards Association, the British Retail Consortium, and the Spanish Federation of Savings Banks; and customer authentication with Citi and Wells Fargo Bank.

The third day will explore privacy issues in an interactive “ask the audience” format, which will be followed by a discussion on biometric vulnerabilities including panelists from the Biometrics Institute Vulnerablity Expert Group.

The conference finale is a delegate-driven session where delegates will be divided into smaller working groups to discuss their desired topics of interest.

The exhibition Biometrics Live! includes 30 exhibitors, including a Biometrics Institute booth. Nearly 800 professionals are expected to attend the two day exhibition, which can be attended with a free visitor pass.

The Biometrics Institute will host its “Annual Drinks Reception” on October 21 at 6 p.m. in the exhibition hall at Australia House. RSVP is essential for the networking event.

The Biometrics Institute will also provide briefings about its current Biometrics Institute Trust Mark proposal, held on October 21 at lunch time in the conference room, as well as during its Annual Drinks reception.

Previously reported, the Biometrics Institute and the FIDO Alliance will hold a joint event on October 20, just one day before Biometrics 2014.

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