Biometrics 2016

Free seminars

The evolution of mobile identity: A primer on the application of biometrics in the mobile environment

12.30 | Wednesday 19 October

Northrop Grumman

This talk provides a brief summary of the business and social benefits associated with verifying identity on the spot, and moves on to provide an overview of the technology used to deliver Mobile ID in the UK over the past decade – along with the technical and business challenges that to date have prevented widespread deployment. The talk then focuses on the opportunities moving forward under the auspices of the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme and the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP), citing progress in both hardware and software algorithms that finally promise to fulfil the ambition to achieve widespread deployment of Mobile Identity capability at a reasonable cost and in a form factor acceptable to the user base.             

Matt Black, Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman
With a 30-year track record in delivering national critical infrastructure-related IT programmes to the UK Government. Having graduated with a 1st in Electronics and collected the IEE ‘Most Meritorious Man’ award, Mr. Black continued post-apprenticeship with BT at their research labs for 10 years, also becoming a Whitworth Scholar. Mr. Black’s professional experience covers electronics design, software development, project management, general consultancy and, for the past 13 years, systems engineering and security with Northrop Grumman as part of the team delivering fingerprinting services nationally.

The Seminar Programme is free to attend. Space is available on a first-come first-served basis.

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