Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference.
Here is a look back on the top stories in identity management from the week that was:
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Experts on Biometrics and Mobility
Last week we published an interview with JENETRIC CEO Roberto Wolfer. Fresh from the recent Global Identity Summit in Tampa, where JENETRIC held a high profile launch party for its new mobile livescan tech, the conversation with Wolfer examines the importance of true mobility in vertical markets. Mobility and biometrics experts are slated to convene on November 2 to speak on the topic of how said technologies benefit financial services and address the myths surrounding strong authentication in commerce in a webinar co-hosted by Samsung SDS America and our sister site Mobile ID World. Last week we broke down what to expect at the webcast, which is shaping up to be the online biometrics industry event of the year.
Money20/20 Las Vegas
Speaking of experts and biometric finance, Money20/20 2016 is only a week a way and we are starting to see just exactly how big biometrics are becoming at the annual FinTech conference. Last week we reported on what to expect from Daon, Mastercard, and STC Group at the leading conference all about money and technology. Daon and Mastercard will both be participating in a panel discussion moderated by FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill. Take a look at the articles below to see how Money20/20 is shaping up this year.
Outside of the conferences and webinars, biometric FinTech made headlines last week with a new partnership between Spreadtrum and the IFAA aiming to promote an iris recognition based payment standard in China. Meanwhile, online money transfer service Fonmoney integrated HooYu for security purposes, and in doing so embraced biometric authentication.
Fingerprint Cards AB
Fingerprint Cards announced last week that its business developer, Johan Carlström, has left the company as of October 15 to pursue entrepreneurial commitments. The company also announced its by-now-expected smartphone integrations, including the first from new client SK Telecom. The integrations and executive departure are in line with FPC’s very active year, which will be discussed at the upcoming conference call scheduled for the end of October, when the company will go over its Q3 results.
Mobile Biometrics Innovations, Integrations and Controversy
New reports of exploding smartphones caused Samsung Electronics to halt sales and exchanges of its iris scanning Galaxy Note7 handset. It wasn’t all drama in the realm of mobile biometrics, though. 360 selected Oberthur to provide the secure element to its Q5 and Q5 Plus smartphones, Precise Biometrics saw its software ship on a new handheld thanks to its partnership with Synaptics, and a new patent from Microsoft illustrated new ways for biometrics to improve mobile user experience.
Last week we looked at how NEC Corporation’s face biometrics have been helping secure a football stadium in Colombia. Meanwhile, Face Forensics upgraded its F2 facial recognition platform. Read more by following the links below.
Making The Strong Authentication Upgrade
Last week reported on the integration of ImageWare’s GoVerifyID biometrics platform into Fujitsu’s Smart Origination solution. We also saw Centrify announce its support for STOP.THINK.CONNECT., an initiative that’s part of National Cyber Security Month aiming to raise IT security awareness at home and in the workplace.
It was a week of milestone celebration in the realm of national ID. Safran Identity & Security announced that it’s issued over 10 million electronic IDs in Chile, and NEC Corporation was celebrating the 2016 milestone of India’s Aadhaar program having surpassed a billion enrollments. Meanwhile the National Police Directorate of Norway selected Gemalto for the country’s eID project.
Finally, Apple made biometrics news last week too. Its biometrics enabled mobile wallet, Apple Pay, launched in New Zealand, and we saw a new patent from the company that could lead to the inclusion of vital sign-based user identification on future Apple Watch models.
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October 17, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter