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Interactive, Hands-on WORKSHOPS:
February 27, 2012

Take biometrics from complexity to clarity through these interactive workshops guaranteed to enrich your conference experience. These information-packed sessions are a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees while taking a hands-on, common-sense approach to mastering biometrics that will enhance your understanding of the informative, case study presentations throughout the entire conference and prepare you for implementing the new technologies when you return to your organization.

Choose ALL FOUR Workshops for Maximum Value and Learning

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:00 a.m. for the morning workshop attendees.

Biometrics 101:
Understanding Biometric Technology And Its Implementation

This workshop will prepare you for the rest of the conference by providing fundamentals of biometrics, biometric modalities, devices and scanners, concepts and terminology. It will demystify enrolment, authentication, verification, and identification. Additionally, you will be presented with a comparison of capabilities, advantages, disadvantages, and vulnerabilities of various biometric systems.

This pre-conference workshop is a comprehensive tutorial that will give you the fundamentals necessary to understand the real issues involved in deploying biometrics, including:
  • Biometrics concepts and terminology
  • Understanding different forms of biometric systems and their advantages/disadvantages to help you choose the right type of biometric system for your needs

WORKSHOP LEADER: Ms. Roanne Levitt, is the Founder and CEO of Perceive Solutions Inc., a company specializing in text-independent voice biometrics. Prior to Perceive Solutions, Roanne held several senior positions at leading technology companies including Softimage/Microsoft and Engenuity Technologies Inc (formerly TSX:EGY). As VP of Research and Development for Engenuity, her vision, strategy and execution were instrumental, leading to the corporation’s acquisition by Canadian simulation leader CAE Inc. Under her leadership, Roanne and her team earned several awards including the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2006 Product Innovation of the Year Award.  Ms. Levitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science with a major in Mathematics from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Concordia University.


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon break/lunch on your own.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Implementing Biometrics:
A Step-By-Step Process To Ensure Project Success

During this workshop, you will learn best practices for biometric system implementation to help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure success. You will leave with a step-by-step checklist that can be tailored to your own biometric project.

Specifically, through examples of good and bad implementations,
you will learn a process for:
  • Matching the right technology to the application
  • Determining unique biometric considerations and risks
  • Addressing system integration considerations
  • Ensuring best practices for enrollment, interoperability, data privacy and security
  • Considering human factors and the physical environment

WORKSHOP LEADER: Walter Hamilton is a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners, a consulting firm in the identity management field. Prior to joining IDTP in 2006, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Biometric Solutions for Saflink Corporation after completing a distinguished 30-year career with Unisys Corporation. Mr. Hamilton is a recognized industry authority and subject matter expert on biometric technology. He is serving a sixth term as Chairman and President of the International Biometrics & Identification Association, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit trade association that represents the collective interests of the biometrics and identity management technology industry. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums related to biometrics and identity management. He also serves as Chairman of The Biometric Foundation, a non-profit research and education organization.

Testimonials From Past Walter Hamilton Sessions:

"Great information – glad I attended!"

"Great speaker. Very useful information and excellent 'food for thought' in biometrics deployment. My favorite presentation of this conference!"

"Easy to understand, entertaining and interesting."

"Walter's presentation pace is great and the content was pitched at an appropriate level"

Thursday, March 1, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:00 a.m. for the morning workshop attendees.

Understanding And Using Biometrics Standards To Ensure Interoperability And Interchangeability

Have you been wondering what's going on in the area of biometric standards development and adoption and how this could and should impact your plans for implementing or deploying a biometric-based system? Attend this top-rated workshop to answer these questions and more! Since 9/11, development of biometric standards has expanded and accelerated -- at the consortium, national, and international levels. These existing and new standards can have a major influence on vendors, integrators, and end-users, as they are key to interoperability and interchangeability.

This interactive workshop will examine and discuss:
  • Data standards, such as CBEFF, ANSI/NIST ITL1-2000/7 and various modality specific data interchange formats
  • Preface standards, such as BioAPI, BIAS, EFTS/EBTS, and NIEM
  • Security standards, such as X9.84 and ACBio
  • Standards for integrating biometrics and smart cards
  • Standards body activities and projects

WORKSHOP LEADER: Catherine J. Tilton, VP for Standards & Emerging Technologies at Daon, has over 25 years of engineering and management experience, including over 15 years in the biometrics industry. She has led the design, development, and deployment of numerous biometric systems in both the commercial and government domains, many of which involved smartcards. Cathy is also very active in the development of national and international biometric standards, currently serving as the US head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics and chair of the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration technical committee at OASIS.

Testimonials From Past Cathy Tilton Sessions:

"Cathy brings outstanding knowledge and energy to her presentations!"

"Very knowledgeable about subject. Excellent speaker!"

"Cathy was a wealth of knowledge and a captivating speaker."


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon break/lunch on your own

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How To Prepare For The Future Of Biometric Systems

Have you wondered what’s new in the biometrics industry? Are you worried that your current deployment will be obsolete in a few short years? Are you planning a cutting-edge system? This interactive workshop will take a look at advances in biometric technologies and new biometric deployments from around the world, and how you can use this information to improve or protect your current systems and investments.

Prepare yourself for the future by attending this workshop to learn what’s next in biometric systems, including:
  • How R&D efforts of the past have impacted today's deployments
  • Emerging biometric modalities
  • New ways to use biometrics
  • A summary of the latest advances in biometrics
  • Tips on "future-proofing" your system

WORKSHOP LEADER: Joy Kasaaian, Program Manager at IBG, provides strategic consulting services to clients in both the private and public sectors on developing and optimizing biometric systems. She has led teams in understanding and implementing state-of-the-art identity technologies for systems with millions of users. Ms. Kasaaian has a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Testimonials From Past Joy Kasaaian Sessions:

"A great resource for an overview and centralized info on
biometrics vendors, products, etc. Thanks!"

"Exceptional speaker. Clear, comprehensive."

"Lots of information and well presented."

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