The FindBiometrics 2017 Year in Review

In December of 2017 FindBiometrics surveyed over 200 members of its informed audience – including executives from the world’s leading biometrics companies – on topics relating to the identity technology industry over the past 12 months. The results comprise the 15th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review.

The FindBiometrics 2017 Year in Review

The Results

Throughout January, FindBiometrics published the 2017 Year in Review Survey results, but that’s not all. Week after week we delved deeper into the data collected by the survey, providing context with our Year in Review featured articles:

Year in Review 2017: Introduction From John Mears, Vice President and Tech Fellow, Leidos

Year in Review 2017: The Most Exciting Modalities, Part 1

Year in Review 2017: Most Exciting Modalities, Part 2

Year in Review 2017: Most Exciting Modalities, Part 3

YIR 2017: Respondents Agree Face ID Will Have a Big Impact

Year in Review: Vast Majority Look to Industry Cooperation to Overcome Challenges

Year In Review 2017: The Bioptimist Majority Weighs In

Year in Review 2017: Top Applications, Part 1

Year in Review 2017: Top Applications, Part 2

The Industry Leading Discussion

The festivities culminated the first major biometrics webinar event of 2018, hosted in concert with Leidos.

On Monday, January 22, 2017, at 11 AM Eastern, FindBiometrics and Leidos hosted the first expert biometrics webinar of 2018. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill and John Mears, Vice President and Tech Fellow at Leidos, analyzed and discussed the results of the 2017 Year in Review survey before leading a panel conversation with key experts from the identity and authentication industry:

  • John Schneider, Senior Technology Director of Qualcomm (and former President and CTO of Ultrascan);
  • Arun Vemury, the Director of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology’s Biometrics Technology Engine;
  • Paul Hunter, US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Chief of Biometrics Strategy

Watch the full webinar right here:

The Industry Speaks!

The Year in Review discussions and thought leadership were not simply confined to our survey results. In December and January we interviewed biometrics and identity technology thought leaders from around our global industry, asking them to reflect on 2017 and give us a glimpse into the year ahead. Here is what they had to say:

Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence

Sergio Rainero, COO, Green Bit

George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President – Advanced Recognition Systems Division at NEC Corporation of America

Frances Zelazny, Vice President of Marketing, BioCatch

Ryan Wilk Vice President of Marketing, NuData

Andrew Morris Chief Content Officer at Money20/20 USA

Samira Saba, Integrated Communications Director, Smartmatic

Mary Jane Couldridge, Vice President Partnerships and Sales, Zighra

Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

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The 15th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review is brought to you by Leidos.

February 5, 2018 – by Peter Counter