connect:ID announces full 2015 conference programme
31 March 2015 10:44 GMT

Keynote speakers are set to include prominent industry experts, politicians and media figures.

The organisers behind influential next-generation identity event connect:ID have announced the line-up for the conference in Washington, DC on 23-25 March, with keynote speakers set to include prominent industry experts, politicians and media figures.

You can download the full conference agenda here, and view the full list of speakers here.

connect:ID unites solutions adopters and stakeholders while exploring the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies – including biometrics, secure credentials and digital identity systems.

While Congressman Louis J Barletta will address the topic of visa overstays and exit policy, Fox News commenter Juan Williams will chair a media panel on issues of importance to the identity community.  

There will be a keynote from the FBI's Joseph M Demarest, Assistant Director, Cyber Division - a man very much at the heart of investigations into recent high-profile hack attacks.

A spotlight debate will focus on the use of facial recognition in today's society, including representatives from the ACLU, NEC, and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA).

A privacy debate organized by the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS will feature renowned experts from FBI, NIST and the Center of Democracy and Technology.

There will also be a Fishbowl Debate on the use of ID systems in developing countries will host experts from organizations such as The World Bank, the Center for Global Development, and the former chairman of NADRA in Pakistan.

Finally, there will be high-energy "Lightning Talks" session focusing on next-generation authentication technology for the digital age - including the latest on prospects for biometric credit cards; a possible alternative to FIDO; and the idea of identity becoming "absolute".

Organised by Science Media Partners in conjunction with the International Biometrics & Identification Association, the event is expected to welcome some 800 attendees from across the identity industry.

As part of a Valentine’s day offer, the organisers are currently offering a 20% discount to anyone buying a conference pass before 20 February. You simply need to use the discount Code – LOVE20 – when prompted.