OXFORD, England, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Home Office and Samsung Electronics head up 80 speakers on the use of biometrics in identity management in government, mobile and payment applications at Biometrics 2014.
At Biometrics 2014 [London, 21-23 October 2014 http://www.biometrics2014.com ], more than 80 international speakers will convene to reveal how biometric technology, such as fingerprint, DNA, facial and iris recognition, is being used to identify individuals. In addition to large-scale government projects, the use of biometrics in mainstream customer-facing applications such as mobiles and payments comes under the spotlight.
Brendan Crean, Programme Director for the UK Home Office Biometrics Programme, opens the government session followed by a look at using biometrics to combat fraud (by CIFAS), to manage identity in border control and law enforcement with international case studies and a review of the use in developing economies.
Samsung Electronics headline the commercial applications streams, revealing their vision for a secure and personal digital future. Speakers from the British Retail Consortium, UK Cards Association, payment organisations and banks take a look at securing transactions in the financial services.
Isabelle Moeller, Programme chair and CEO of the Biometrics Institute, is excited about the programme format: "The new delegate-driven format has received wide acclaim with delegates and speakers keen to bring their opinions, issues and concerns to the table. Big names such as Santander, Barclays and Caixa are all sending delegates to find out how biometrics will fit in their plans for the future.
"We are confident that this event will genuinely focus on the future of identity and engage the biometrics industry with new markets, particularly in the payments and mobility sectors. We expect debate, dialogue and discussion from the exhibition floor to the conference stage and welcome participation from all sectors."
Day three takes a look at the important issue of privacy and building trust in biometrics with a mix of interview, debates, panel sessions leading to an 'Unconference' where delegates are brought together to reflect and outline the way forward.
A large exhibition, BiometricsLive, featuring live interviews and free seminars runs alongside the conference.
Nigel Clear, Conference Director, Elsevier, says: "We have seen a big uptake in delegate numbers from end-user sectors this year along with a similar trend in our visitor pre-registrations for the Exhibition. We see this as a real indication that the use of biometrics is being seen as more mainstream and that use of the technology will be adopted more widely. We think this is an excellent opportunity for our exhibitors and expect to see much business being conducted on the exhibition floor."
Notes to Editors: Biometrics 2014 is organised by Elsevier in association with the Biometrics Institute.
The conference is held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, 21-23 October 2014. The exhibition is open 22-23 October 2014. http://www.biometrics2014.com
SOURCE Elsevier and Biometrics Institute