FIDO Alliance Strong Authentication Seminar @ The Raddisson Blu
May 9 @ –

Attend FIDO Alliance Berlin, 5/9 Seminar on Strong Authentication in Europe

The FIDO Alliance, an industry organization that is developing specifications to decrease reliance on passwords in order to promote simpler, stronger authentication, is hosting an open seminar which will touch on key trends in authentication in Europe and beyond. Speakers will feature thought leaders from finance, government, mobile technology and also start-ups with emerging authentication solutions.  During the seminar, you’ll get hands-on tips from companies that have led real-world FIDO deployments, discussions on related initiatives and technologies, as well as technical details on FIDO’s approach to biometric and second factor authentication.

FIDO’s open specifications can help all organizations, especially developers in the startup community, who want to scale strong authentication for web and mobile services. Today there are over 150 solutions on market that have been FIDO Certified, and hundreds of millions of end-users’ web and mobile apps have been FIDO-enabled for strong authentication protection by leading service providers, including Google, PayPal, Samsung, Bank of America, Dropbox and GitHub.


Why: FIDO offers a simple, low-cost way to improve security and the online experience. Come attend our seminar and learn how to bring an interoperable product to market faster using FIDO’s open-source specs

When: Monday, May 9, 2016 from 9am to 3:15 pm (CEST)

Where: The Raddisson Blu, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Berlin, Germany

Who can attend: Open to all, including media. Registration is required; no fee



About the FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance,, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors includes leading global organizations: Aetna, Inc. (NYSE: AET);  Alibaba Holdings (NYSE: BABA); American Express (NYSE: AXP); ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and NASDAQ: ARMH); Bank of America Corporation  (NYSE:BAC); BC Card; CrucialTec (KRX: 114120); Daon; Egis; Google (NASDAQ: GOOG); Intel (NASDAQ: INTC); ING (NYSE: ING); Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY); Lenovo (NASDAQ: LNVGY); MasterCard (NYSE: MA); Microsoft (Nasdaq: “MSFT”); Nok Nok Labs, Inc.; NTT DOCOMO, INC. (NYSE: DCM); NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI); Oberthur Technologies OT; PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL); Qualcomm, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM); RSA®; Samsung Electronics, Ltd (KOSCOM: SECL); Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA); USAA; VASCO Data Security International, Inc.  (NASDAQ: VDSI); Visa Inc. (NYSE: V); Yubico.

Shoptalk @ Aria
May 15 – May 18 all-day

shoptalk conference

With 2,750+ attendees, including 300+ CEOs, from 1,000+ companies, Shoptalk is now one of the largest Retail and Ecommerce Events–in its very first year. Shoptalk attracts a senior audience with more than 30% C-level executives and 25% EVPs, SVPs and VPs. It’s an unprecedented gathering of individuals and companies reshaping how consumers discover, shop and buy. It provides a unique platform for large retailers and brands, startups, tech companies and investors to come together in an open and friendly environment. Shoptalk will be held on May 15-18, 2016 at the Aria in Las Vegas.

Receive a $250 discount when you register – use promo code FIND250

ID4Africa 2016
May 24 – May 26 all-day

Following a successful launch in 2015 which brought together over 300 stakeholders in the identity
space, ID4Africa 2016 returns as bigger and better than before! The annual forum and expo focuses on
digital identity and its application for driving socio-economic development in Africa. It provides a unique
opportunity for African nations to compare experiences, share knowledge and pool resources to build
capacity related to developing identity systems. Follow the movement at , or
on Twitter at @ID4Africa.

Biometrics Institute Asia – Pacific Conference
May 25 – May 26 all-day








Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference
2526 May 2016 | Sydney, Australia
The leading forum for biometric users

The Biometrics Institute is proud to present its 2016 Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference, its flagship event and gathering place for the Institute’s regional membership base.

Now in its 16th year, the Asia-Pacific Conference continues to bring together biometric users from key government agencies, commercial organisations and technology providers to share ideas, discuss the opportunities biometrics offer and implementation challenges.

Whether your objectives are to find out future trends, learn about latest technologies and applications, or gather strategic and technical information, this annual event presents an unparalleled opportunity to meet with the experts in their field.

Learn from international experts
•       David Birch of Consult Hyperion, UK, a renown thought leader on digital identity and digital money
•       Fons Knopjes from the National Office for Identity Data, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Holland will explore identity management in 2030
•       Patrick Grother and Mei Ngan from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA will present on unconstrained facial recognition to support law enforcement investigations
•       Kim Mills from Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security will discuss transforming the entry/exit process through biometric technology

Hear regional and local case studies
•       Modernising biometric capability at Crimtrac by Lee Walton, Chief Information Officer, Crimtrac
•       Your face, your passport – what are the prospects for a virtual passport? By Michael Lynch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
•       Clarence Yeo from Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Paul Cross from Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection and George Rodrigues from Immigration New Zealand will provide an update on initiatives in their countries
•       Advancing Law Enforcement – Biometrics at the AFP by Clifton Frost, Australian Federal Police
•       Creating a trusted identity framework for Australia – next steps for the DTO and where biometrics fits in by Rachel Dixon, Head of Identity, Digital Transformation Office

Visit for more information and to register.

PayExpo Europe 2016
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

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Conference & Expo
7-8 June 2016
ExCeL London
Taking place in the Fintech capital of the world, PayExpo Europe is the ultimate event for anyone looking to make their payments process faster, easier or more secure.

20% discount* for FindBiometrics readers – quote promo code ‘FB20’ when registering online

PayExpo Europe returns to London in June, once again bringing the entire European payments industry together in the Fintech capital of the world.
As the UK’s largest payments event, PayExpo Europe attracts 2000+ attendees from over 50 countries and 700 different organisations who meet to network, learn about the ever changing payments landscape and make essential business contacts for the year ahead.
If you are from any of the following company types – PayExpo Europe is perfect for you!
Payments solution providers ◦ start-ups ◦ retail banks ◦ public transport operators ◦ MNOs ◦ gaming operators ◦ hotelier / leisure operators ◦ prepaid programme managers ◦ loyalty & personalisation providers ◦ ecommerce providers ◦ POS software providers ◦ investors ◦ advisory firms ◦ government bodies ◦ retailers  and other merchants.
For more information and to find out about our innovative event features and workshops visit our website

20% discount* for Find Biometrics readers – quote promo code ‘FB20’when registering online! Complimentary passes are available for MNOs, retail banks, merchants, gaming operators, government and local authorities! Reserve your place now
Group discounts and local rates are available – please enquire direct by emailing
*Applies to new bookings only.

MWC Shanghai
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day

MWC_Shanghai_logoMobile World Congress Shanghai is Asia’s best annual gathering of C-Level mobile executives as well as consumers passionate about mobile. It’s organised by the GSMA and held each year in Shanghai, China.

We work all year long to plan the world-class exhibition, award-winning conference programme, and outstanding networking opportunities that comprise the event each year. Then we add 50,000+ attendees to create an unparalleled experience.

In short: if you’re in mobile, or an industry that supports mobile, are looking to make contacts in the mobile industry, or if you’re looking to make a splash in the Asia market, you simply have to attend MWC Shanghai in 2016.

Download MWC Shanghai 2016 Brochure

The GSMA holds Mobile World Congress events in Barcelona and Shanghai each year in order to bring together the worldwide mobile industry, showcase exciting new technologies and products, and educate attendees about the mobile industry. Regardless of where the events take place, global audiences gather to take part.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai is unique in that, in addition to the above goals, it includes mobile-passionate consumers in its audience. By including the end consumers, the event appeals to the entire ecosystem from start to finish.

It might be simple to assume that MWC Shanghai is only focused on or appeals to the Asian market or Asian consumers. While a large portion of attendees are from China, and MWC Shanghai presents an excellent opportunity to get in front of an Asian audience, the event maintains global appeal. Our 2015 event had:

  • 100 unique operator groups represented from around the globe – 97 of them outside of China.
  • 101 total countries represented by our attendees and exhibitors.
  • Over 8,000 companies were represented. The top countries in terms of attendance were China, Korea, Taiwan, USA, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, France, UK and Hong Kong.

Companies from various countries and regions band together to create national pavilions in our Exhibition. If you’re interested in doing business with a particular country or region, be sure to stop by our Country & Regional Pavilions. In 2016 we’re featuring exhibitors from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and Indonesia.

RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2016 @ Marina Bay Sands
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

In the digital world in which we now live, information is a very highly valued commodity. Safeguarding that information, therefore, has become a top priority.

RSA Conference’s mission is to connect you with the people and insights that will empower you to stay ahead of cyber threats. We do this through our events in the US, the EMEA region and the Asia-Pacific region and through our digital outreach. However you access our community, RSA Conference is your best resource for exchanging ideas, learning the latest trends and finding the answers you are looking for.

Always relevant. Always fresh. Always on.

Our conferences draw nearly 30,000 attendees per year, making us the world’s largest info security event. However, the real value of RSA Conference lies not in our size, but in the valuable content we provide and our commitment to finding new industry voices and new ways for our community to feel inspired and engaged.

Be better prepared for future challenges. Connect with RSA Conference today—the go-to resource for the people and ideas that matter most to the industry, your organization and your career.


DEFPOL Expo 2016 @ Hanoi, Vietnam
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day

DEFPOL EXPO 2016 is being held in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 30 and 31 2016.

DEFPOL is an international exhibition for Defense and Police Forces. The expo is aimed to introduce the latest equipment, technology and products for warfare, cyber security, border security, homeland and internal security.

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Global Identity Summit 2016 @ Tampa Convention Center
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

1,200 Professionals • 21 Countries • 50+ Sessions
55 Government Organizations • 75 Industry Exhibitors

The Global Identity Summit (GIS) is the U.S. federal government’s primary outreach and collaboration-building event with the worldwide identity community. GIS is held annually and is designed to:

  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of current capabilities, pending needs, market trends, and future directions of both the federal government and the entire identity community.
  • Initiate and advance public-private and cross-discipline collaboration necessary for the continued advancement and appropriate application of identity and access management disciplines across all mission spaces.

The Global Identity Summit provides an immersive environment where identity professionals from the federal government, private sector, and academia can dedicate three continuous days to strategic planning, information sharing, needs analysis, collaboration, and relationship building.  GIS venues are chosen to support this environment (rather than drive-by participation), and enable concurrent presentation tracks, workshops, exhibition space, dining, and private events.

The 2016 GIS will be more focused than ever on the community’s future, and the expanded role the private sector can support and share in mission success.  The Planning Committee has designed this year’s event so that it provides an assessment of the current state of government and private-sector programs and challenges, generates public-private consensus on items that are most critical to this community’s future, and pairs solution providers with stakeholders in order to improve the posture of identity management in the US, and around the globe.  The shifting drivers within our community, new threats and trends, and an impending presidential administration change makes the next 12 months critical for joint planning.  Participants at the 2016 Global Identity Summit will be able to share their experiences and insights as the community deliberates on the current state of identity and plans a path forward for the global identity community.

EAB Research Projects Conference 2016 @ Damrstadt, Germany
Oct 19 all-day

The third EAB Research Projects Conference 2016 will assemble on September 19/20 allowing for numerous EU sponsored research projects to present their research results. The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) jointly with various European agencies (e.g. eu-LISA and DG Home).

Biometrics and Identity Management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a number EU-projects running under the seventh Framework program and the new Horizon 2020. International research is dealing with innovative solutions for secure and privacy compliant biometrics and federated identity management.

The EAB and EU-projects in the field like FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, Future-ID, INGRESS, PIDaaS, ABC4EU are jointly organizing a Research Project Conference (EAB-RPC), to present research results and in order to discuss the benefit of this research for our European society.

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