Biometric Summit 2018 News

An interview with Mark Gent

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Mark Gent, Director Worldwide Sales Engineering, BehavioSec presented at last month’s Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018 about the human factor as an asset.  Watch our short video clip

with him to see what he thinks the most exciting innovations in biometrics are at the moment, what’s likely to come in the future and where the greatest demand is for these technologies right now.

You can also read more about behavioural biometrics in our interview with Mark here.

Showcasing UK Biometrics

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Three leading UK-based vendors presented at the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018 to showcase UK biometrics.  We spoke to their CEOs, Andrew Bud, iProov; Grant Crow, Smilepass and Alan Foreman, B-Secur to find out more about building technology companies in the UK and the challenges and opportunities in the biometrics industry.  Read more here.

An interview with Torgny Hellström, Chairman, Precise Biometrics

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The consumer biometric revolution was started by Apple with the arrival of Touch ID fingerprint authentication on the iPhone 5S in 2013. Since that leap billions of smartphones are shipped every year with touch fingerprint sensors as standard. Torgny Hellström, Chairman of Precise Biometrics shared his views on market trends in fingerprint biometrics and the latest on the potentially explosive growth of biometric payment cards at the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018. Read more here.

An interview with Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO, Nok Nok Labs

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Biometrics offers a way in which the password can finally be relegated to the technology scrap heap but biometrics on their own do not provide the answer for a password-less world. Nok Nok Labs is a California-based authentication vendor that has been instrumental in setting up the FIDO Alliance – a group of leading technology companies and global businesses with a mission to standardise authentication and to make it simple for users.

We caught up with Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs and, one of the legends from Cyber Security, to ask a few questions about the state of biometrics now and what the future likely has in store for us. Read more.

What GDPR means for Biometrics

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One of our most popular sessions at the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018 was the panel on Privacy & Biometrics – The impact of GDPR on biometrics with Andrew Bud, CEO, iProov, Emma Butler, DPO, Yoti and David Cook, Solicitor Advocate, Eversheds Sutherland, moderated by Alan Goode, CEO and Chief Analyst, Goode Intelligence.

Read our article with Emma and David to find out more about the implications that GDPR brings for Biometrics.

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone this afternoon

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The day has finally arrived and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone from 13:00 today.

The final agenda has been announced and our full speaker list is as follows:

Andrew Bud, CEO, iProov

Andrew Bud is founder and CEO of iProov, the world’s leading provider of online face verification.  Previously, he was the founder, CEO and then Executive Chairman of mBlox Inc., which grew to become the world’s largest provider of enterprise-to-consumer SMS services and payments, processing six billion transactions a year when it was sold for $117m in 2016. His earlier experience includes the role of Marketing Director of Azlan, Europe’s largest distributor of Cisco, and the founding CTO of Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italia), and the founder of Europe’s first wireless LAN business. He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Emma Butler, Data Protection Officer, Yoti

Emma Butler is the DPO for Yoti, a digital biometric identity platform. Before joining Yoti in 2016 she spent four years in the Privacy team at RELX Group, also acting as the UK DPO for the LexisNexis Legal and LexisNexis Risk businesses.

Before joining the private sector, Emma spent seven years leading the international policy team at the ICO where her role included working with other regulators and the Article 29 Working Party.

She has a degree in French, Italian and linguistics, an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice, an ISEB data protection certificate, CIPP/E and CIPP/M and is also an IAPP Fellow in Information Privacy.

Ben Carter, Commercial Director, B-Secur

Ben Carter is the Chief Commercial Officer at B-Secur. Ben’s experience spans a number of local and global leadership roles in major technology players including Microsoft, Nokia, Pace and Sony. Specialising in the mobile industry, with experience across global and European operator, retail and distribution channels, Ben manages commercial strategy and GTM, building strong customer relationships.

David Cook, Solicitor Advocate, Eversheds Sutherland

David is a solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland in Manchester specialising in privacy and cyber security compliance and litigation.  He advises on a range of cyber security and data protection related legal issues, including the following:

  • General Data Protection Regulation: advising clients on how to approach their compliance journey for this new law and its various and onerous obligations.
  • Pre-incident readiness: assisting clients in assessing their current ability to respond to cyber incidents or data loss in a compliant manner, providing workshops and advising C-suite stakeholders on their legal responsibilities and liabilities, and then supporting organisations with respect to maintaining an incident response process that will withstand regulatory consideration or customer scrutiny.
  • Incident response: advising clients on their legal response to a cyber incident or data loss and translating the technical forensic outcomes to boardroom approach to regulatory engagement, customer notification and/or seeking law enforcement assistance.
  • Cyber security compliance: advising and assisting clients on the numerous (and often competing) cyber security laws and regulations that businesses operate within, such as the GDPR, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2002 and the Communications Act 2003.

David also advises on the cyber security impact of the various new laws being introduced across Europe, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Security Regulations 2018.  He regularly provides seminars to academia, law enforcement, lawyers and those in the information security industry.

Steve Cook, expert biometrics and fintech consultant

Steve Cook has previously worked with organisations such as Daon and Facebanx as a sales consultant. He now advises banks, fintech start-ups and investor groups in the area of biometrics.  Steve has a strong background in providing guidance in financial services and a good understanding of the latest market trends in the biometrics industry.  He also has a wealth of knowledge in the areas of regulations such as PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication.

Steve is a regular speaker at conferences and the owner of “Biometrics for eCommerce”, a LinkedIn business community group with more than 23,000 members.  Read more about Steve at

Grant Crow, CEO, SmilePass

Grant is a very experienced, entrepreneurial software (SaaS) CEO with international experience and a track record of leading rapid sales growth in UK based Enterprise SaaS businesses ranging in size from start up to $40m ARR. Grant has led SaaS businesses in Talent Management and Strategy Execution and has three successful exits including an IPO behind him. His passion is building great teams who achieve outstanding results.

Khalil Dimachkie, CTO, SmilePass

Khalil is a CTO with a difference. In addition to possessing the expected technical qualities and experience in mobile, agile and emerging technologies, he is a commercial entrepreneur. He also writes and blogs regularly and is a highly regarded speaker at events on emerging technologies and their practical applications.

Mark Gent, Director Worldwide Sales Engineering, BehavioSec

Mark Gent is the Director of Worldwide Sales Engineering at BehavioSec AB, a leading provider of AI driven Behavioral Biometric solutions.

He has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, in both technical and managerial roles, and draws on this to deliver insights into the role of technology in delivering benefits to both business and the public.

Alan Goode, CEO and Chief Analyst, Goode Intelligence

Alan Goode is the CEO, Chief Analyst and Founder of Goode Intelligence – the UK’s leading cybersecurity research and consulting company.


With 13 years of research and analysis experience and prior to that, 17 years of senior management and technology consultancy including strategy and deployment, Alan is an expert in biometrics, authentication/identity, fraud management and cyber security. His previous roles include Head of Information Security at T-Mobile UK,

Security Practice Manager at Atos Origin, Head of Digital Security at De La Rue Identity Systems (including biometric passports) and Security analyst for Citibank (Payments).  Alan is a frequent speaker and industry awards judge including GSMA Global Mobile Awards for the past seven consecutive years, speaker on biometrics at Connect ID, Biometrics & Identity Conference  2015 , MoneyConf  2016 and Lendit Europe 2017.

Torgny Hellström, Chairman, Precise Biometrics

Having spent more than 30 years in the global tech industry, Torgny Hellström today is a management consultant and non-executive board member for several companies. He is the chairman of Precise Biometrics and currently Executive Chairman awaiting the newly recruited CEO`s arrival in August.

Michelle Salway, Senior Director of Sales EMEA, Nok Nok Labs

Michelle has over 30 years experience in the IT industry with the last 16 years focused on Information Security in high tech sales and products.  Before joining Nok Nok Labs, Michelle spent the previous five years as sales and product specialist in Identity and Authentication services for Symantec, and has managed sales organisations in EMEA for PGP TrustCenter and Betrusted.  Before moving to the UK, Michelle was GM of Sales and Consultancy at 90East, a Managed Security Services company in Australia that was acquired by Betrusted. She left her native New Zealand in 2000 after working in senior management roles with both Systems Integrators and Network Services Providers there. She has extensive experience working with Business, Industry and Government implementing strong secure solutions which enhance client experience and deliver value.

Jeremy White, Executive Editor, WIRED UK

Jeremy White is Executive Editor of WIRED UK, a monthly magazine that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.  Prior to this role, he was WIRED’s Product Editor in charge of all product coverage for WIRED UK, both print and digital – finding the best-looking and top-performing products that are truly WIRED and at the very cutting edge of innovation and design, covering automotive, interior design, technology, sound & vision and watches – plus much more. He also edited WIRED’s GEAR section, which highlights and tests the very best in “WIRED” products from smartphones to wearables, nano drones to supercars, interiors to architecture.

His expansive knowledge of the product world and forecasting design and tech trends has seen him be commissioned for consultancy services to some of the world’s largest consumer brands on industrial design and user experience.

Jeremy appears regularly on the BBC and Sky News representing the magazine. He has been writing about technology and design for more than 10 years and is also currently the technology expert for Telegraph Luxury and Harrods.

Key Note Speaker – Jeremy White, Executive Editor, WIRED Magazine UK

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We’re delighted to announce Jeremy White as Key Note Speaker for the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018 on 21st June.

With expansive knowledge of the product world and forecasting design and tech trends, he is tasked at Wired with evaluating products and technology at the cutting edge of innovation, from wearables to supercars, architecture to autonomous cars.  Join us at the Summit to find out what he thinks technology has in store for our future lives.

Don’t miss out – book now to secure your place.

Final day of our Early Bird ticket offer

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It’s your last chance today to book tickets for the Goode Intelligence Biometric Summit London 2018 at our Early Bird rate of just £350.00 (excluding VAT).  Usually priced at £450.00, you’ve got until Midnight tonight (BST) to take advantage of this offer.  Don’t miss out – register now to ensure your place.

Why attend?

  • Attend a tailored programme of enlightening and interactive talks, workshops and panels to build and strengthen your knowledge
  • Hear from the experts about what the latest trends are
  • Engage in discussions with leading players from the industry
  • Participate in authoritative streams that will give you insights into this fast moving market, its emerging challenges and opportunities
  • Easily compare and benchmark potential products, services and solutions
  • You’ll be one of just 65 VIPs at the event, ensuring that you get personal attention
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits through (ISC)² and ISACA
  • Network with peers and industry experts to find solutions to problems you face, build your network and increase your understanding of key areas
  • Access to all presentation material
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day and evening events