The Biometrics Institute Week London 2017 dates announced, with a new venue and format
London/ /Sydney, 6 December 2016 - The Biometrics Institute announces dates for its 2017 London conference, including a range of satellite events, during the week of the 30 October – 3 November 2017.
“We are very pleased to announce that we have confirmed dates for the next conference in London on the 1-2 November 2017, the Biometrics Institute Congress 2017”, states Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute, “and we are honoured that we can hold this event at an unique London venue, Australia House on the Strand. The congress will be held over two days with streamed sessions and will be accompanied by an exclusive exhibition space in the beautiful Grand Hall of Australia House”.
This event will bring together government, industry, suppliers and academics from around the world sharing knowledge and experience around the best-practice implementation of biometrics. The London conference has become well established in the industry’s calendar and next year’s event will build on some of the challenges that were posed in October 2016: the use of biometrics to create social impact and financial inclusion, how to achieve cross-organisational data sharing to prevent fraud, how to tear down privacy walls that prevent innovation and how the adoption of biometrics for digital services is creating new challenges and opportunities for organisations.
“The events we host around the globe have always been integral to the sharing of knowledge and experience around the use of biometrics," adds Andrew Rice, Chairman of the Biometrics Institute. “With our membership growing each year and becoming increasingly diverse across regions and industries, these events really complement the work we are doing in promoting the responsible use of biometrics. We see the discussion making progress in the areas of privacy, vulnerabilities, border management, migration of people, authentication and digital services.”
The London congress will be accompanied by several other briefing sessions and training courses that will be supported by several of the Biometrics Institute committees.
Over the years, the Biometrics Institute has established several committees to provide expert advice and develop guiding material for members. It now has four Expert Groups including Digital Services, Privacy, Technology Innovation and Vulnerability Assessments and two User Groups including Academic Users and Borders and Major Programmes.
It runs a comprehensive event programme around Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA which includes the first Biometrics Institute USA Conference in Washington DC on the 28 March 2017 and the well-established Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney on the 17-18 May 2017.
The Biometrics Institute is governed by its Board of Directors representing a majority of user members. Its current chairperson is working for the Australian Attorney-General’s and other Directors are from Heathrow Airport UK, Wells Fargo Bank USA and the UK Home Office.
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international forum for biometrics users and other interested parties. It has been established to promote the responsible use of biometrics technologies. The Biometrics Institute has offices in Australia and the UK and a member base of over 210 organisations world-wide represented by close to 900 individuals.
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