NEC and Fido Alliance announce new authentication and biometrics events
Event details have emerged for two of the industry’s top-level events, both with changes made in light of the COVID pandemic. NEC has recently unveiled details of its Visionary Week 2021 event, which will take place online between September 16th and 17th.
The two-day series of webinars will bring together a number of leaders in the identity space and will be available on-demand until October 30th.
The webinar will open with the ‘Seize the Future Together’ keynote by Takayuki Morita
President & CEO of NEC. During the session, Morita will set the scope of the event, and describe NEC’s efforts towards the implementation of new technologies worldwide.
Visionary Week will also feature various panel discussions, particularly about wealth management, AI-supported spacecraft development, cloud networking, Safe Cities, and Open 5G Networks.
Authenticate 2021 confirmed for October
The three-day event will take place between October 18-20 in Seattle, U.S., but will also be accessible via remote attendance options.
Authenticate 2021 will reportedly “help educate attendees on business drivers, technical considerations, and overall best practices for deploying modern authentication systems.”
The event will analyze various case studies focusing on the Internet of Things, biometrics, and identity verification, and will be conducted by leading service providers, including eBay, Facebook, and Google.
“Relying on passwords is passé,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance.
“[We] encourage organizations of all sizes to prioritize stronger security, and it is our mission to share the tools and resources to help them get there. This year’s agenda delivers on that mission, providing attendees with a strong foundation for deploying simpler, stronger authentication.”