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Nominations open for 2020 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Nominations open for 2020 Women in Biometrics Awards

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews are accepting nominations for the 2020 Women in Biometrics Awards, presented with support from Idemia, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum. Beneficiaries recognized for their work in the biometric identity and security industry will be awarded during the 2020 SIA GovSummit in Washington, D.C., June 2 and 3.

“The innovative women recognized each year as Women in Biometrics award winners have made incredible advancements toward creating a more secure world through guiding this crucial technology market, and SIA looks forward to welcoming the next class of awardees to this elite group” said SIA CEO Don Erickson in a statement.

Previous nominees and winners have worked for biometric companies, peripheral suppliers, system integrators, academia, government and security and IT departments at U.S. and international organizations.

The 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards winners were Debra Marcopulos, Planning and Assurance Section Chief within the Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management, Dr. Dana Michalski, Science Team Lead in Biometrics, Defence Science and Technology Group for the Government of Australia, Dr. Nicole Spaun, Senior Principal Face Biometric Expert with Idemia National Security Solutions, and Sherry Stein, Identity Management Program Manager at SITA.

“Since we launched the Women in Biometrics Awards in 2015, the program has recognized more than 20 entrepreneurs, scientists and visionaries guiding the biometric identity and security industry,” said Chris Corum, publisher of SecureIDNews. “When we started, biometrics was an emerging technology. Today it is a key tool securing modern society, and female leaders are charting the course.”

Nominations are based on industry contributions related to leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative or standards efforts, participation in the larger identity sphere, innovation or mentoring.

Nominations are open until April 24 through the Women in Biometrics website. They will be reviewed by a jury made up of previous winners.

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