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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Reminder about the Biometrics e-Symposium

The Biometrics e-Symposium begins in a few hours. Registration is free. Here's the press release:

Free Global Biometrics Web Conference With World-Leading Experts

The Biometrics E-Symposium™ will be held online on the 28 September 2005, and archived thereafter. It is accessible free of charge and from the convenience of your own workplace.

London (PRWEB) September 15, 2005 -- World-leading experts (see below) have confirmed their participation as speakers at the Biometrics E-Symposium™, Setp. 28 2005 (http://www.biometrics.e-symposium.com). Organised by e-symposium Ltd in association with the iAfB, the IBIA, the EBF and the BI, this pioneering international web conference will see some of the industry’s most influential experts engaging in presentations and round table debates. The online nature of the ‘e-vent’ means that delegates around the world can tune in to live and archived presentations from the convenience of their own workplace and submit questions to the experts.

System requirements are very basic (a soundcard and an Internet connection), no plug-in or software are required to join in and registration is free of charge.

Program Highlights:

Gary McDonald (Chairman, New Technologies Working Group, ICAO)
>> Opening Keynote

Asa Hutchinson (Former Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security, White House & Chair of Venable’s Homeland Security Group)
>> Closing Keynote

Dr Frank Paul (Head of Unit "Large-scale IT systems", European Commission)
>> Large-Scale Biometrics Systems

Maxine Most (Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence)
Omid Omidvar (Program Manager, Advanced Technology Program, NIST)
Carter Morris (Chair, Interoperability Consortium, American Association of Airport Executives)
>> Round Table: Evolution of the Biometrics Market - Wishful Thinking vs. Practical Reality

Philip Statham (CESC Biometrics Program Manager & Chairman of the UK Government Biometrics Working Group)
>> Biometric Security and Security Evaluation

Axel Munde (Head of Biometrics, German Information Security Agency)
>> Conformity Assessment

John Daugman (Professor, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University)
>> Iris Recognition

Raj Nanavati (Partner, International Biometric Group)
Scott Moody (President & CEO, AuthenTec, Inc.)
Angela Sasse (Professor of Human-Centred Technology, University College London)
>> Round Table: Consumer Acceptance of Biometrics

Dr. Fred Preston (Director of Identification, Police Information Technology Organisation)
>> Biometrics in Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

Bob Mocny (Deputy Director, US-VISIT, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
>> US-VISIT Update

Randy Vanderhoof (Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance)
Christer Bergman (President & CEO, Precise Biometrics)
Joseph Kim (Associate Director of Consulting, International Biometric Group)
>> Round Table: Combining Biometrics and Smart Cards

Henning Daum (IGD, Security Technology Division, Fraunhofer Institute)
>> 3D Face Recognition Testing

Walter Hamilton (Chairman, International Biometric Industry Association, VP and General Manager, Biometric Solutions for SAFLINK Corporation)
Clive Reedman (Chair, International Association for Biometrics & Consultant UK Passport Service)
Martin Walsh (Chairman, European Biometric Forum)
Ted Dunstone (Chair, Technical Committee, Biometrics Institute & CEO, Biometix)
>> Round Table: Towards International Biometrics Standards

Other presentations will tackle cutting edge topics such as Passports and ID Cards, Identity Theft of Biometric Security Systems, AFIS & APIS Systems, UBID - The Universal Biometric Identification Vision, Determination of Iris Colour from DNA, New Biometric Applications, Biometric Solutions and Optical Memory Cards.

For more information on the Biometrics E-Symposium™ and to register free of charge, please visit http://www.biometrics.e-symposium.com.

e-symposium Ltd is the world's leading 'e-vent organizer' and specializes in staging high profile international web conferences (E-Symposia™) for non-profit making associations, institutes, media houses and corporations. For more information, please visit www.e-symposium.com.

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