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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.


    • Paul Anstine, Leidos
    • Magruder Dent, Aware, Inc 
    • Jeff Dunn, IDTP
    • Benji Hutchinson, NEC
    • Jim Loudermilk, Idemia-NSS
    • Tom McCabe, Integrated Biometrics
    • John Mears, Leidos
    • Josh Kolchins, Vision-Box
    • Neville Pattinson, Gemalto
    • Brendan Peters, Idemia

  • 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.


    Jean-Baptiste Milan, HID Global


    Tom Buss, Integrated Biometrics
    Magruder Dent, Aware
    Bill Dumont, Innovatrics
    Ramon Reyes, IDTP

    Victor McNeal, NEC
    Neville Pattinson, Thales Group
    Paul Townsend, Acuant

  • 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.

    Celine Savaton, IDEMIA


    • Hans Bergman, BehavioSec
    • Bill Dumont, Innovatrics
    • Fabrizio Vargas de Morais, Biomatica

    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.

    Matt Pruitt, NEC


    John Bredehoft, IDEMIA
    John Mears, LEIDOS
    Rob Rowe, HID Global
    Michelle Brown, IBIA

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