M-Enabling Summit session to discuss security, privacy, biometrics and bio-recognition

May 29, 2015 - 

The M-Enabling Summit will feature a session that discusses security, privacy, biometrics and bio-recognition as it relates to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

The summit, which is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK), takes place June 1-2 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

The event is designed to promote mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities using new operating systems, handsets and tablets based technologies.

The session titled “Security, Privacy, Biometrics and Bio-recognition” is part of Track 6: CMO/CIO Accessibility Imperative, which will be held June 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

The session will highlight the many technologies and applications available in the marketplace, what lessons can be learned, and will also explore how secure mobile devices may use Near Field Communications (NFC) to allow people with disabilities to interact in a secure manner with secured access systems, electronic kiosks, payment terminals and other types of digitally controlled devices.

The session will be chaired by Puthukode (Ram) Ramachandran, program director of advanced technologies at IBM.

He will be joined by a panel comprised of Katie Haritos-Shea, senior accessibility SME, standards QA architect at JP Morgan Chase; Rawlson King, lead researcher at BiometricUpdate.com; Elham Tabassi, biometrics expert at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Andy Foote, strategist at Wells Fargo; and Steve Tyler, head of innovation and development at Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

A full agenda for the summit’s other sessions can be viewed here.

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