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Working Groups

International Biometrics + Identity Association’s working groups define the priorities and agenda of the association by focusing on specific areas which are relevant to the broad spectrum of its members. Based on the ideas and feedback generated through the working groups, IBIA develops strategies to achieve the association’s goals.


  • Privacy and Public Policy Advocacy Promote the responsible use of identification technologies through the application of International Biometrics + Identity Association's Privacy Best Practice Recommendations. Active engagement with Congress, Administration, federal agencies, and states to promote receptive legislative and regulatory environment for expanding markets for identification technologies.


    Chair:  
     
    Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director

    Members:  

    • Dave Benini, Aware, Inc 
    • Kathleen Carroll, HID Global
    • Magruder Dent, Aware, Inc 
    • Tom Geier, 3M 
    • Benji Hutchinson, NEC
    • Dawn Lucini, Telos ID
    • Mohammed Murad, Iris ID
    • Rick Nelson, Crossmatch
    • Michael Petrov, Vision-Box
    • Michael Petrov, Vision-Box
    • Benjamin Silverstein, MorphoTrust
    • Teresa Wu, MorphoTrak
    • Amanda Wood, Consultant
  • MobilityFocus on establishing International Biometrics + Identity Association as an independent authority and valuable resource on the use of biometrics and identification technologies in mobile markets, including consumer (cell phones), government (ruggedized hand-held devices for military, law enforcement and large scale civil ID) and the internet of things. This would include addressing topics such as accuracy, privacy, security, user experience, and other topics as appropriate.

    Chair:

    John Schneider/Steve Crout, Qualcomm

    Members:  

    • Bill Carleton, NEC
    • Mike DePasquale, BIO-key
    • John Dowden, NEC
    • Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Dir
    • Steve Miu, MorphoTrust
    • Mohammed Murad, Iris ID


  • Health CareShowcase demonstrated value proposition of biometrics in simplifying user access, enhancing patient safety, medical workflow, improving patient care, meeting emerging compliance requirements, preventing medical identity theft, facilitating de-duplication, and reducing system waste and fraud.

    Chair:

    Kathleen Carroll, HID Global 

    Members:  

    • John Dowden, NEC  
    • Allen Ganz, NEC 
    • Tom Geier, 3M
    • Kabir Kasargod, Qualcomm
    • Tovah LaDier, IBIA
    • Mohammed Murad, Iris ID
    • Greg Sarrail, HID Global
    • Jim Sullivan, BIO-key
  • Education and OutreachTo support education activities aimed at domestic and international audiences to enhance understanding of the benefits and responsible applications of identification technologies, and to build connections with leaders in commercial, consumer, and government markets to share ideas and shape policy.

    Chair:

    John Mears, Leidos 

    Members:  

    • Christer Bergman, EyeVerify   
    • Walter Hamilton, IDTP
    • Rob Rowe, HID Global
    • Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director


  • Financial ServicesEstablish the IBIA as a trusted resource for financial services companies exploring biometrics and identity. Build cooperation among biometrics vendors to facilitate membership, increase awareness and understanding of biometrics within the financial services industry, and to form collaborative positions for dialogue with advocacy groups, media, regulatory agencies and other stakeholder groups.

    Chair:
     
    Tinna Hung, EyeVerify

    Members:  

    • Greg Sarrail, HID Global
    • ChrisTryttenCrossmatch
    • Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director




    NOTE: The working group will not address issues related to employee access to systems. This is a well-understood solution space that is much the same as any other enterprise.
  • Advances in Biometric TechnologiesFocuses on advancing knowledge and information about newer and emerging biometrics and identification technologies - including facial, iris and voice recognition, DNA, gait recognition, vein recognition, and innovations in fingerprint technologies and how they can be effectively used by governments, commercial enterprises and consumers.

    Chair:

    Benji Hutchinson, NEC

    Members:  

    • John Bredehoft, MorphoTrak   
    • Steve Crout, Qualcomm
    • Kaustubh Deshpande, MorphoTrak 
    • John Dowden, NEC
    • Allen Ganz, NEC
    • Walter Hamilton, IDTP
    • Eric Hess, NEC
    • Caitlin Newark, Novetta
    • John Mears, Leidos
    • Elke Oberg, Cognitec
    • Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director

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