Keynote speaker announced for 2016 MorphoTrak Users Conference
Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will be a keynote speaker at next month’s MorphoTrak Users Conference.
The annual conference is a standard in the biometrics community, and for federal, state, and local law enforcement. The three-day event runs May 24 to 26 in Costa Mesa, California and provides attendees with opportunities to interact and exchange best practices knowledge with fellow users, and join industry thought leaders in presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and hands-on workshops.
Jeff Bauman’s story is well known. He had been standing near the marathon finish line when he saw a man place a backpack on the sidewalk nearby, and caught a momentary glimpse of his face before the bomb hidden in the backpack exploded. Bauman’s description of the man helped the FBI identify the Tsarnaev brothers as suspects in the bombing and, while still recovering from multiple surgeries, Bauman testified in federal court at the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Bauman has since dedicated his life to the support of charitable causes such as the Amputee Coalition’s Limb Loss Resource Center and the Boston Medical Center Marathon Team.
“Each year, MorphoTrak hosts biometric identification professionals, forensic experts, and security specialists from around the world to consider advances in biometric technology, and best practices for current and emerging identification tools,” said Celeste Thomasson, MorphoTrak President and CEO.