Main Conference Day 1

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Registration & Coffee

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Keynote Presentation

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM The Role of Biometric Technology in the Election Process

Thomas Hicks, Chair, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Can implementing newer technology into the voting process help to make it more secure' Would the Am erican people be open to applying biometrics into the process' As we have with social media, smart phones and other aspects of American life which have become more common place in the last 10 plus
years. As technology continues to evolve what solutions can be
made to ensure that the voting process is secure and increase the confidence of the process'
  • Open source and proprietary software
  • Are younger voters more inclined to give up perceived privacy in order to vote using technology?
  • How did the 2016 election effect the conversation on using technology and biometrics to vote?


Thomas Hicks

Chair, Commissioner
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
  • Developing common infrastructure
  • Large scale data sharing between agencies and government
  • The importance of interoperability


Wayne Towson

Chief Information Officer

Mark Branchflower

Head of Unit, Police Forensics Sub-Directorate

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Demo Drive / Morning Networking & Refreshment

During our Interactive Demo Drive, each attended will be placed in a small group and given the opportunity to rotate through our exhibit hall. Join us and discover the best way to meet each of our exclusive sponsors and find out what they can do for you!

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Global Perspective on Identity Management

Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP
New technologies can play a crucial role in bridging the global identity crisis and ensuring legal identity for all (15 billion people throughout the world lack legal identity). Biometrically­ supported identity register systems, particularly those introduced for persons 16 or 18 years old, rely largely on the accuracy of the feeder data coming through from the civil registry system and in particular from the birth registration system. Until such time as countries are planning for holistic,
"birth-to-death" systems of identity management, legacy paper records need to retain legal primacy, and countries need to ensure that identity management systems sufficiently resource the basic systems of registering births, just as importantly, deaths.

  • Biometric technology will tell you whether someone is a unique individual, but will not confirm to you who that person is unless the feeder data coming from the basic civil registry is accurate
  • Countries need holistic birth to death systems. Biometric systems that start at 16 or 18 years risk fake identity data contamination unless there are safeguards to ensure birth data "follows" someone to the point of adult registration in the biometric system.
  • The global development community- including the UN and its development- is not fully coordinated and has not yet adapted to the opportunities and challenges that biometrics present.


Niall McCann

Lead Electoral Advisor
United Nations Development Programme, UNDP

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Controlling the Waters, Border Protection at All Ports

Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Port Director, Port Everglades
Biometrics Security is everyone's business at U.S. seaports, including Florida's Port Everglades, which is why this cruise and cargo seaport applies a multi-layered, multi-agency approach to securing its two-mile Jurisdictional area, including the use of biometrics.
  • How the Federal Transportation Workers Identification (TWIC) Credential is incorporated into current port security and where card readers will take it into the future
  • Migration of Automated Passport Control for efficient cruise ship passenger processing by US Customs and Border Protection
  • The use of biometrics by the US Coast Guard and US Customs and Border Protection to deter illegal entry into U.S. seaport

Glenn Wiltshire

Deputy Port Director
Port Everglades

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Discuss some of the topics covered in the morning sessions while simultaneously networking with other attendees, all while enjoying a good meal!

Keynote Presentation

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Bridging the Gaps between Cyber Infrastrucutre and Biometrics

Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management


Shonnie Lyon

Office of Biometric Identity Management

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Department of Homeland Security Identifying Services of Tomorrow

Steve Yonkers, Director for Screening and Vetting Strategy and Investments, Department of Homeland Security
DHS has successfully implemented biometric capabilities
to support homeland security functions including national
security, immigration, border security, law enforcement,
intelligence, disaster recovery, site access control, benefit
adjudication activities while protecting privacy, civil rights
and civil liberties. The DHS Office of Policy has been working
with DHS components and oversight offices to develop
consistent policies for managing the complete continuum of
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biometric data (i.e., collect, store, match, analyze, adjudicate,
and share) and leveraging the full potential of these
capabilities across the homeland security environment.
·· Current status of the DHS Biometric Framework (2015-
·· DHS policy considerations for creating a DHS integrated biometrics enterprise


Steve Yonkers

Director for Screening and Vetting Strategy and Investments
Department of Homeland Security

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

During the break, pre-selected speakers will be arranged in the networking hall to answer any of our questions. Come and pick their brains!

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Department of Homeland Security, The Future of Biometric Technology Improving Facilitation, Security & Customer Experience

Paul Hunter, Chief, Biometrics Strategy, Department of Homeland Security, DHS
Exploring the current and future use of biometric
technology at US Citizenship and Immigration Services
·· Overview of how biometrics are collected and used across
the Department of Homeland Security today
·· A strategic look into the future of biometrics at USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security


Paul Hunter

Chief, Biometrics Strategy
Department of Homeland Security, DHS

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Identifying Structural and Procedural Gaps and Developing Biometric Solutions for Criminal Justice and National Security Community

Justin Cook, Senior Management & Program Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI
Steering industry direction and addressing customer
·· Identifying and developing viable toolsets
·· Testing and measuring the accuracy of emerging
biometrics for law enforcement
·· Integration strategies of unimodal sources


Justin Cook

Senior Management & Program Analyst
Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Round Table Discussion

Does biometric technology and equipment provide a false sense of security? Addressing the challenges when someone has a clean background, how can we accurately identify the imposed threat on national security?

5:20 PM - 11:59 PM Closing Remarks