Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Ronald Reagan Building 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C., DC 20004

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Michael Dougherty, CEO 

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association 


Identity and Biometrics Innovations Forum 2016 

Prominent government speakers from CBP, TSA, OBIM, FBI and NIST will discuss innovations in traveler identity management, the biometric exit system and data-sharing to combat terrorism and crime, in a unique 1-day forum hosted by the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association.

Seating is limited, early registration is encouraged.

7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Networking

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks

8:45-10:15 Panel I  Screening Innovations: Increasing Accuracy, Speed and Throughput
The panel will discuss the progress of innovations to improve accuracy, speed and volume in the screening and processing of large volumes of people for travel and national scale identity management enterprises, including the testing of multi-modal biometrics, contactless fingerprint capture and document authentication.

  • Jose Bonilla, Director, Innovation Task Force, Transportation Security Administration
  • Deborah Kent, Director, Executive Liaison Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Transportation Security Administration
  • Patrick Grother, Biometrics Testing Products Leader, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST (Invited)
  • John M. Libert, Image Group, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Ella Schiralli, Federal Marketing Manager, 3M Company
  • Jeff Lennon, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, Vision-Box

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Panel II  An Update on Air Exit and the Future of Traveler Management
CBP will discuss recent activities and future challenges in carrying out the Congressional mandate to deploy a biometric exit system for air, land and seaports in the United States.

  • Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break and Networking

1:00 - 2:30 Panel III  The Future of Data-Sharing, Interoperability and Innovation
The panel will discuss advances in the sharing of biometric and biographic information with domestic and international partners to combat terrorism and crime.

  •  Afua Bruce, Executive Director, National Science and Technology Council, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric and Identity Management, DHS
  • Nick Megna, Unit Chief, Biometrics Center of Excellence, CJIS, FBI
  • Robert Holman, Supervisory Management and Program Analyst, Biometrics Center of Excellence, CJIS, FBI
  • Scott Swann, Senior Director of Innovation, Safran MorphoTrak

Tabletop technology display sponsorships are available at this widely-attended gathering. For more information, contact Michael Dougherty at mdougherty@sibassoc.org.

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