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Government Officials Weigh in on the Future of Biometric Technology

Ahead of the Summit, we spoke with our past speakers to hear about their most current initiatives, which includes: 

  • Biometric Security at Port Everglades 
  • The Future of Biometric Technology with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Applying Biometrics at the Department of Justice
  • Ghana's National Identity Authority Plan 
  • Insight on the Biometrics Division at USCIS (DHS)
  • Accelerating the Use of Biometrics in Kosovo
  • Automation & Biometric Airport Security in the United Kingdom

Identity in a Digital Age: A Glance at the Countries Leading the Revolution

We took a look at the top countries investing the most into biometrics and identity management technology. According to a market report published by Credence Research Inc., the global biometrics technology market is expected to reach US$34.5 billion by 2022. The report emphasizes that the primary factor influencing the growth of biometrics systems is government adoption. Governments across the world are adopting biometrics technologies for access authorization, identification and verification, e-passport management and national border control projects. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to see the fastest growth, with increasing adoption of biometrics technologies particularly in India and China. North America accounted for the largest revenue share followed by Europe.

Past Presentations of Global ID

In preparation for the 2018 Global ID Summit, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: 

  • Biometrics as a Single Token to Create a Seamless Passenger Flow
  • EU-Lisa Update on Smart Borders Package Program
  • Universal Standards and Requirements for Biometric Technology and the Future of Identity
  • Innovating Schengen Architecture to Meet the Priorities of Member States
  • Standards and Requirements for Biometrics Collection
  • Heathrow Airport’s Journey in Integrating Automation & Passenger Travel Systems

2018 Global ID Summit Advisory Board eBook

Driven by factors such as the growing demand for government initiatives to innovate and enhance operations and security, it is now more important than ever that industry leaders come together with leaders from across the US and International governments to discuss how to best support one another.

Take a moment to learn more about our 2018 Global ID SUmmit Advisory Board which includes representatives from INTERPOL and more.

OBIM's View On Biometrics

Interview with Shonnie Lyon, Acting Director, Office of Biometrics Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Tapping Into The FY17 Budget

The FY 2017 Budget funds critical Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations staffing, equipment, and technology investments that enhance the capabilities of front-line officers and agents. The Budget includes funding requests for the following key investments.

Global Biometric & Identity Perspectives

This exclusive package features information coming from Simon Wilcox, Program Manager – Automaton of the Passenger Journey at Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, Josef Iroko Head of Administration / Legal & Compliance, National Identity Authority Ghana, and Shkelzen Sopjani, Inspector General, Kosovo Intelligence Agency. They spoke at last year's summit. 

The Future of Biometric Technology: With U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

In this interview we sat down with Paul Hunter the Chief of Biometrics Strategy at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He explores the current and future use of biometric technology at USCIS. He mentions that “Voice holds a lot of promise in the digital age,” and elaborates on ways that voice analytics can help at USCIS.

Controlling the Waters Biometric Security at Port Everglades

Glenn Wilshire Deputy Port Director discusses with us the Federal Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) at Port Everglades, and what technologies would have an enormous impact on U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Exclusive Interview with Acting Deputy Chief, Lee Bowes, USCIS (DHS)

In this extensive interview Mr. Lee Bowes gives us some of the major challenges facing biometrics at U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS), his person-centric focused strategy, improvements in the collection, storage and dissemination of biometric data and how mobile biometrics can play a huge part for USCIS.

Exclusive Interview with the Department of Justice's James Loudermilk

James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist of the DOJ, is interviewed on how a mobile fingerprinting application would help the FBI, What rapid DNA collection and analysis technology would do for the booking process, what some of the key challenges facing biometrics in the DOJ are, and more.

Biometric Solutions at the Ministry of Interior Czech Republic

Jiří Čelikovský, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol Ministry of Interior for the Czech Republic, touches on challenges the border patrol agencies are currently facing in the Czech Republic, future acquisitions and solutions that the ministry of interior is looking to procure to support operations, best practices for supporting coordination efforts and operations of the member states part of the Schengen agreement, and the type of enterprise information platforms that are being integrated to support identity management and biometric technology.

Automation & Biometric Airport Security in the United Kingdom

Simon Wilcox is the Program Manager – Automaton of the Passenger Journey at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. In our discussion he touches on:

  • What Heathrow Airport’s next generation of passenger automation looks like
  • How passenger automation is going to improve security
  • How biometrics fits into security and passenger automation
  • Where he sees most of the investments going concerning biometric technology within airports
  • The top challenges experienced in automation development

Accelerating the use of Biometrics in Kosovo

We got the chance to catch up and interview Shkelzen Sopjani, Inspector General of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency. In the interview Shklezen talks about his experiences, challenges, solutions, and more regarding national security and biometrics!

Ghana National Identity Authority Plan

We had the chance to catch up and interview with Josef Iroko, Head of Administration / Legal & Compliance, National Identity Authority Ghana. Download to learn more about Josef’s experiences and thoughts on national security and biometrics.