19 November 2010  |  One Moorgate Place,  London

Best practice for the development and operation of biometric systems

Biometric technologies, such as automated face recognition, fingerprint verification and iris scans, are set to play an increasingly important role in a number of sectors. As the use of biometric recognition systems increases, there is a growing need for interoperability and conformance to standards. The emergence of these new technologies has also highlighted some important societal issues regarding privacy and data protection.

Focus on Biometrics will discuss the application of biometric systems across a range of sectors, with a particular emphasis on best practice for the collection of biometric data. Attendees will find out how standards (such as PAS 92 – Code of practice for the use of biometric systems) can be used in the procurement and operation of biometric systems.

Key topics include:

  • Introduction to PAS 92 – Code of practice for the use of biometric systems
  • Data collection: can biometrics be anonymous?
  • Applications of biometric systems in different sectors
  • What testing can be conducted with biometric systems?

Supporting organizations:

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For full details of our sponsorship packages, email Asky Desta or call
+44 20 8996 7371.


Chairman’s Introduction

Dr Peter Waggett
Emerging Technology, IBM

Privacy and legal considerations for developing biometrics systems

  • Complying with the Data Protection Act
  • Legal obligations and guidance
  • Challenges.
Jonathan Bamford
Head of Strategic Liaison, Information Commissioner’s Office

Introducing PAS 92 - Code of practice for the use of biometric systems

  • Why standards matter
  • Why PAS 92 was developed
  • Scope and overview of PAS 92 (what it is and what is it not?)
Bill Perry
Managing Director, ETS

Biometrics in the Construction Industry

  • Hand geometry as the most common form of biometrics in the construction industry
  • Why biometrics are introduced to the construction industry?
  • Generating reports and attaching valuable data to a persons identity
  • Future of biometrics in the construction market
Nick Wilkinson
Construction Business Unit Manager, Human Recognition Systems

Face the future

  • Overview of face recognition
  • Issues for clients considering an installation
  • Benefits of well implemented systems
  • Key lessons learnt
Hugh Carr-Archer
Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Computer Services Ltd

Case Study: Biometric door systems in day nurseries

  • Biometric system as a security device
  • Biometric system as a marketing tool
  • Perspectives from nursery owners, staff, parents and media
  • Would we see biometric systems in every school and nursery in the future
Dr Melissa Kao
Director, NurseryCam Ltd

Chairman’s closing remarks

Who should attend?

All those responsible for biometrics implementation within their organizations including:

  • Security Advisors
  • Facility Managers
  • CEOs
  • Security Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Heads of Security Systems
  • Risk Managers

Sponsorship Opportunities

BSI are renowned for producing high quality conferences, masterclasses and briefings across a wide range of industries. We combine the sector-specific insight of our research committees with the creativity and professionalism of our in-house conferences team to deliver timely and informative events of the highest calibre.

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations. If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts, whilst at the same time aligning your company with an award-winning brand, then we can create a package that ticks all of your boxes.

Our range of sponsorship packages will help you:
  • Showcase your products and services to senior decision makers in your industry
  • Increase brand awareness within your target market
  • Differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors
  • Maintain existing relationships and generate new leads for future business

For further details on our sponsorship opportunities and how they can augment your marketing strategy, please contact:

Asky Desta
Sponsorshoip Manager
BSI Conferences
Tel: +44 20 8996 7371
Fax: +44 20 8996 7888

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