Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia 2014

18th November 2014 Hotel Realm, Canberra In its 10th year, a promising line up of national and international expert speakers will take the stage to discuss the latest industry topics and trends. Be a part of the who’s who of biometrics and network with key decision makers from government, industry and the biometric user sector. Held at the award-winning Hotel Realm in Canberra, this one day event will have an exhibition showcasing the latest in biometric technologies. About the Biometrics

UK Science and Technology Committee launch inquiry into use and collection of biometric data

The UK’s Science and Technology Committee has made an inquiry regarding the potential use and collection of biometric data, as well as whether or not the regulations in this relatively new field are sufficient. So far, biometric technologies that help authenticate identity have mostly been used by the UK government for security purposes, such as safeguarding network access, anti-fraud measures and in different components of UK border security. Meanwhile, commercial organizations are developing and implementing biometric data and technologies at

Gemalto ranked first in government and healthcare electronic documents study

Gemalto announced it has been ranked first in ABI Research`s most recent study of the leading suppliers for government and healthcare electronic documents. The company’s top ranking can be attributed to its comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens, advanced production capabilities and service delivery, and extensive list of references and ability to positively influence the development the government ID market. Runners up were Datacard with 40% of government ID projects and its acquisition of Entrust, ranking

BIO-key International, Experian Public Sector to provide enhanced ID verification using biometrics

BIO-key International announced it is partnering with Experian Public Sector to provide combined, streamlined multi-factor ID proofing services and fraud prevention. As a result of the partnership, BIO-key will provide its fingerprint-based biometric identification technology along with Experian’s suite of identity verification products, to offer comprehensive identity proofing for authentication transactions. “By adding BIO-key’s world class technology to our industry-leading suite of fraud solutions which includes Precise ID, Experian customers will be able to positively ID an enrolled individual during

Cross Match to offer biometrics solutions through UK government cloud

Cross Match has just announced the debut of its biometric solutions to enable criminal booking, mobile ID, enrollment and border verification, and identification on the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. CloudStore is an online marketplace where suppliers can offer their software, infrastructure or platform “as a service” to the UK public sector via the G-Cloud framework. The G-Cloud framework provides vendors with the opportunity to sell ready-to-deploy services to public sector clients instantly. The G-Cloud framework provides a simplified, streamlined process for

Canadians oppose online spying bill

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Biometrics 2014 launches final conference agenda, Samsung to keynote

The Biometrics Institute has recently announced several new speaker additions and updates leading up to its Biometrics 2014 event, set to take place October 21-23, 2014 in London. Among the latest announcements, Samsung has signed on and a representative from the company will present on the digital experience and the future of identity at Biometrics 2014. “We are extremely excited to announce Samsung’s participation as a keynote speaker at the conference. The impact on how mobility is changing identity management

SpeechTEK 2014

August 18-20, 2014 New York, NY The Smart Customer Interaction Event Enterprises succeed or fail based on interactions with their customers. If customers are able to obtain the information they need and purchase goods and services they want, the enterprise will be successful. This year’s SpeechTEK program concentrates on how to automate interactions between businesses and customers using the latest technologies. Understanding how to use these technologies to design, implement, and deploy automated or semi-automated customer interaction systems is key

Biometrics market expected to exceed $23B by 2019 claims new report

The global biometrics technology market is projected to reach a value of $23.3 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 20.8% from 2013 to 2019, according to a report published by Transparency Market Research. The report notes that high level security is needed more than ever now with escalating security concerns brought on by the rise in terror attacks and crimes. The rapid growth of the biometrics technology market can be party attributed by recent government initiatives such as e-passport,

Demand from govt, finance promoting growth in facial recognition market: report

Market research report distributor Reportstack announced on Monday it has published a new research paper called Demand From Government, Finance Promoting Growth in the Global Facial Recognition Market. The analysts behind this research paper looked at the impact of market drivers, challenges and trends regarding the global facial recognition market over the next 3 to 4 years. The paper features data on product segmentations, vendor shares, growth rate by revenue and an evaluation of the different buying criteria in the