connect:ID Biometrics Conference Adds Distinguished Speakers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- connect:ID 2017,  an innovative international conference and exhibition focusing on identity technologies, has announced three distinguished speakers joining the conference lineup. They are Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security; and John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations for US Customs and Border Protection. The speakers will be playing leading roles in helping to legislate for, design, and implement important new systems to enhance and facilitate border management and security in the United States.

The connect:ID event takes place over three days May 1-3, 2017 and features 70+ expert speakers who will educate, debate, inspire, and share experiences.

Startup TechWire 2017 Sponsorships Now AvailableIn just three years, connect:ID, powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), has become the world’s premier event dedicated to all aspects of human identity technology and its implementation in the digital, mobile, and physical domains. The event has grown as governments, the private sector, and consumers, increasingly recognize the importance of secure identity solutions. The challenge is to understand how these systems can be used in a way that is natural and frictionless, yet is trusted, and sensitive to privacy concerns.

Secure identity technology can be used in a multitude of ways. From next-generation authentication solutions for accessing digital or mobile infrastructures, to securing transactions, and delivering new, efficient ways to identify citizens.

connect:ID’s mission in 2017 is to explore how secure identity technology is enhancing authentication, wherever it is used – from aviation and border control, to healthcare, finance, education and countless other markets. Topics discussed will include challenging issues, such as identity fraud, personal data theft, the intensification of national security threats, and cyber intrusions.

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