Biometric Summit London 2019

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM GST

41 Luke Street, London, UK, EC2A 4DP, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM GST

Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London, UK, EC2A 4DP, United Kingdom.

The Biometric Summit London 2019* on Wednesday 20 November is presented by Goode Intelligence and hosted by Rise London.  Bringing together speakers and delegates for a thought leading and educational event through enlightening talks, panels and workshops, the key themes of the event are:

  • Biometric authentication
  • Legal and regulatory considerations for using biometric technology
  • Building the bank of the future        
  • Biometric commerce and digital onboarding     
  • Biometrics – beyond authentication


With up to 120 senior leaders from a range of sectors such as finance (including the FinTech community), retail, government, manufacturing, technology and telecoms, this power-packed summit provides plenty of opportunity for networking with peers and making new contacts. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts and end-users, bringing together investors and buyers interested in discovering the latest innovation in biometrics and digital identity.

Biometric technology and digital identity specialists and practitioners will be on hand with expert knowledge and case studies to share the latest innovation and best practice in these areas.  This will enable you to deepen your understanding and help you make decisions on the best strategy to deploy biometric technology in your organisation.  With industry attendees representing a mix of companies at various stages of development from private start-ups through to established, listed companies, there will also be advice, business acceleration and investment opportunities to explore.

What you can expect:

·         Attend a programme of enlightening and interactive talks, workshops and panels to build and strengthen your knowledge about deploying biometric technology in your organisation and its optimum use for authentication, fraud management, identity verification and more

·         Hear from the experts about what the latest trends are and their implications for your organisation

·         Engage in discussions with in-house specialists and practitioners who will share their experiences and insight

·         Participate in sessions that will give you insights into the fast moving markets of biometric technology and digital identity, their emerging challenges and opportunities

·         Easily compare and benchmark potential products, services and solutions

·         Network with

-      Industry analysts, including access to Alan Goode, one of the world’s leading authorities on biometrics and digital identity

-      CEOs of technology companies

-      End-users and experts to gain insight into what and where they are deploying biometric technology

-      Investors with a proven track record in biometric technology and digital identity


*Subject to change and alteration

Goode Intelligence is a world-leading identity and biometrics research and consulting organisation founded in 2007 and based in London. We work internationally with technology vendors and service providers to inform, educate and influence. Our services are used by a range of clients, from established super-brands right through to hot, emerging start-ups and market disrupters.

Contact the Organizer

Clive Bourke
President of EMEA and APAC, Daon

Clive Bourke is President of EMEA and APAC for Daon and is a member of Daon’s Board of Directors. His team are responsible for all Daon’s business activities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. They deliver and support biometric and identity solutions in banking, payment, public sector, aviation, telecommunication, gaming, online markets and fintech sectors. Clive has been intimately involved in the development of Daon from start-up to an established global business with market leadership in biometrics and identity. With over 25 years of international technology experience, Clive brings a track record in taking multiple first-of-a-kind initiatives from concept to realisation. He earned his Electronic Engineering degree from University College Dublin in Ireland. In his free time, Clive enjoys going to the gym, running, hanging with family and socialising, reading and playing golf.

About Clive Bourke

President of EMEA and APAC, Daon

Andrew Bud is founder and CEO of iProov, the world’s leading provider of Genuine Presence Assurance for online face authentication and ID verification. He has led the prize-winning London-based business since 2013, and customers for its patented technology now include the US Department of Homeland Security, UK Home Office and ING. 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 in 2016. His earlier experience includes the role of Marketing Director of Europe’s largest Cisco distributor, the founding CTO of what is now Vodafone Italia, and the founder of Europe’s first wireless LAN business. He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

About Andrew Bud

CEO, iProov

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.

About Emma Butler


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 B-Secur’s commercial strategy and GTM, building strong customer relationships.

About Ben Carter

CCO, B-Secur
Steve Cook
Head of Global Business Development, ID R&D

Steve Cook is head of global business development for ID R&D, a biometric company focused on developing frictionless authentication and passive liveness detection technologies for identity verification, fraud prevention and customer onboarding. Steve has over eight years' experience in the biometrics industry, providing consultancy services to biometric vendors, fintech start-ups, investor groups and banks. He has previously advised a number of financial institutions and ecommerce providers regarding their biometric deployment strategies. Steve is an expert speaker at major biometric, fintech, banking and payments events regarding digital identity, PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication. He is also ranked 24th on the Refintiv’s global social media influencers, and he owns the Biometrics for eCommerce LinkedIn community news group which has 24,000 members.

About Steve Cook

Head of Global Business Development, ID R&D
Dr. Allison Gardner
Keele University

Allison lectures at Keele University in Bioinformatics and Data Science and is the co-founder of Women Leading in AI. Her research is primarily focused on algorithmic bias; gender and computing; AI Ethics and Governance of AI. She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. She speaks internationally on AI Ethics, the need for diversity in tech and the potential regulation and governance of AI. Allison acts as a consultant for a variety of companies on the ethical design of autonomous and intelligent systems and development of algorithmic impact assessments. She is also a district councillor and an alumnus of the first cohort of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme.

About Dr. Allison Gardner

Keele University
Ray Hockley
Senior Pre-Sales Solution Manager, Security Business Group – EMEA, Hitachi Europe Ltd

Ray has been with Hitachi since 2014 working with Finger Vein technology. Prior to that, he has worked at a number of financial organisations and banks including: • Swiss Re • Barclays • Deutsche Bank • ING • Merrill Lynch • Morgan Grenfell • Standard Chartered Bank With a long history in payments, trading and cash reconciliation in the financial sector, together with retail experience at companies like Diageo, BP, Xerox and security experience while working on military projects, he has a broad background of business and technical experience.

About Ray Hockley

Senior Pre-Sales Solution Manager, Security Business Group – EMEA, Hitachi Europe Ltd
Vera Ishani
Information Governance & Data Protection Officer

As a Data Privacy and Biometrics ID Consultant, Vera’s recent and current roles include ISO Coordinator/DPO at Exasoft Group Plc, Onboarding Officer at Ipsos MORI and supporting Information Governance Officer/DPO at National Church Institutions. In addition, Vera is Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) for Omnia Digital Assets, a Createlinx Group start-up enterprise. Vera leads the development of Validitum, Createlinx’s own Trusted Source validation service which will ensure highly secure STO on-boarding and a one-stop validation platform. She began her IT biometrics career as QA Lead/Manager for the Home Office using fingerprint technology for border control ID verification with UKBA and was also a key member of the team which successfully implemented the IRIS recognition/ePassport border control entry systems at London’s Heathrow airport. Previously she worked as a Systems Engineer/BA for the National Crime Agency working on fingerprint and facial recognition database systems and as a Biometrics Test Consultant for HM Passport Office (pilot identity card project). Vera holds a Master’s degree with Distinction in Management of Business Information Technology from the University of Greenwich, and plans to start work on PhD research in 2020. Her dissertation focuses on the GDPR and its effects on international and outsourced projects.

About Vera Ishani

Information Governance & Data Protection Officer
Martin Ingram
Identity & Access Management Product Owner, Royal Bank of Scotland

Martin Ingram is the Identity & Access Management Product Owner for RBS, in charge of transforming identity & access management for RBS to support new customer digital journeys and requirements such as PSD2. Prior to RBS he has had a broad experience in security both from a vendor and a client organisation perspective having consulted or worked for organisations in Europe, America and Australia. As such he has been involved in IAM, Crypto systems, Content Security and malware amongst many other security domains. Martin has a background in engineering and has been on the board of several start-up technology companies.

About Martin Ingram

Identity & Access Management Product Owner, Royal Bank of Scotland
Ian McGuire
Fraud and Biometrics Specialist, Nuance

Ian joined Nuance in 2012 as a Business Consultant. In that role, he has provided insight and strategic guidance to a number of clients in their deployment of natural language call steering, speech self-service, and, in particular, authentication solutions. Ian’s skill set covers the whole spectrum of speech technologies, but in recent years he has been focussed on voice biometric authentication and counter-fraud solutions. He has worked with major banks, and leading telecom providers, to develop customer experience, security and communication strategies for the successful deployment of their voice biometric solutions. Notable highlights include the launch of voice biometric authentication for HSBC Group, Lloyds, Coutts, and TalkTalk, and counter fraud solutions for Barclaycard and RBS Group.

About Ian McGuire

Fraud and Biometrics Specialist, Nuance
Paul Morris
Business Development Manager, Phonexia

Paul is Business Development Manager for Phonexia, a cutting edge Czech company from Brno that has many years experience in developing voice biometrics and speech analytics technologies. Having grown up in the UK and studied European Studies and German at Manchester University, he moved to Central Europe, specifically to Poland then his mother’s birthplace of the Czech Republic where he has lived and worked for the last 18 years in the Construction and IT software industries. He has consistently worked for Czech companies who have been best of breed in their fields on a global level.

About Paul Morris

Business Development Manager, Phonexia
David Orme
SVP, Sales & Marketing, IDEX Biometrics

David joined IDEX Biometrics as SVP for Sales & Marketing in June 2018. He has a strong track record in supporting key sales, marketing and business development activity, in particular from his time at Bell ID, where he was the CEO for nine years and drove the business to substantial growth until acquisition by Rambus Inc. David helped transition the Bell ID business to being part of the security division at Rambus. He was also Chief Operating Officer at both Quadnetics Group plc and Bell Group plc, both major electronic security companies. David holds a BA Honours in Management Studies from Leeds University and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors.

About David Orme

SVP, Sales & Marketing, IDEX Biometrics
Ruth O’Toole
Senior Legal Counsel, Daon

Ruth O’Toole is Senior Legal Counsel in Daon. A core focus of her role is data privacy, providing strategic advice and training on privacy compliance issues globally. Ruth led the creation of Daon’s GDPR compliance programme, which was successfully implemented using strategic planning and cross-functional collaboration across all global regions. She has published legal articles on privacy and biometric technology and acts as a guest lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland, in its Diploma in IP and Technology Law.

About Ruth O’Toole

Senior Legal Counsel, Daon
Stefan K Persson
CEO, Precise Biometrics

Stefan Persson has more than 16 years’ experience from various product management and product development roles in Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Sony Mobile Communications. His latest role was as COO at Bang & Olufsen where he was responsible for Product Management, Research & Development, Quality, Design, Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has managed product development in China, Sweden, USA and Japan as well as being responsible for Sony Mobile Communications’ mobile accessories business. In his role as CEO of Precise Biometrics, Stefan Persson is responsible for outlining the strategic direction of the business and daily operations.

About Stefan K Persson

CEO, Precise Biometrics
Dr. Clive Summerfield
Founder and CTO, Auraya Systems

Clive is an internationally recognised authority on voice biometrics and is the founder and chief technical officer of Auraya Systems. He obtained his Bachelor of Science with honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Diploma of Industrial Studies from the Loughborough University of Technology in the United Kingdom. Thereafter, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic Engineering (Speech Processing) from the University of Sydney in Australia. He was also the Adjunct Professor of Computing at the University of Canberra and has been a Research Associate with Opus Research Inc.

About Dr. Clive Summerfield

Founder and CTO, Auraya Systems
Abdallah Turki
Cofounder of Riot Micro

Abdallah Turki is the cofounder of Riot Micro and member of its Board. He has held different managerial positions in the Middle East and Europe. In the last years he has focused his energy on three core sectors, IoT, payment technology and renewable energy.

About Abdallah Turki

Cofounder of Riot Micro

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Sessions on Nov 20, 2019

09:15 AM

Registration and light refreshments

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM


09:30 AM - 09:40 AM
09:40 AM

Opening Keynote: Using biometrics to strike the perfect balance between security and usability – a case study from Barclays Bank and Hitachi

09:40 AM - 10:05 AMMain auditorium
  • Ray Hockley

    Senior Pre-Sales Solution Manager, Security Business Group – EMEA, Hitachi Europe Ltd

10:10 AM

Biometric Authentication – solving the problem of frictionless user authentication

10:10 AM - 11:10 AMMain auditorium
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  • Steve Cook

    Head of Global Business Development, ID R&D

11:15 AM

The Heart of the Human Ecosystem

11:15 AM - 11:40 AMMain auditorium
  • Ben Carter

    CCO, B-Secur

11:40 AM


11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Presentation and panel: Mind the Gap

12:00 PM - 01:00 PMMain auditorium
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  • Emma Butler


01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
01:20 PM

Birds of a Feather Lunch: Evolving perspectives on PSD2 & AML5 compliance

01:20 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Andrew Bud

    CEO, iProov

02:00 PM

Why Biometrics now and for the future - a case study with RBS

02:00 PM - 02:20 PMMain auditorium
  • Martin Ingram

    Identity & Access Management Product Owner, Royal Bank of Scotland

02:25 PM

Bye Bye Breakage. ID Verification & Authentication need not hurt

02:25 PM - 03:00 PMMain auditorium
  • Andrew Bud

    CEO, iProov

03:05 PM

Risk Based Approach to Digital Identity Onboarding and Authentication

03:05 PM - 03:30 PMMain auditorium
  • Clive Bourke

    President of EMEA and APAC, Daon

03:35 PM

It's your mum! Presented by Ian McGuire, Fraud and Biometrics Specialist, Nuance

03:35 PM - 04:10 PMMain auditorium
  • Ian McGuire

    Fraud and Biometrics Specialist, Nuance

04:10 PM


04:10 PM - 04:30 PM
04:35 PM

The perks of biometrics – Independent of who you are, where you are and what you do

04:35 PM - 05:00 PMMain auditorium
  • Stefan K Persson

    CEO, Precise Biometrics

05:05 PM

Conversational Biometrics

05:05 PM - 05:30 PMMain auditorium
  • Dr. Clive Summerfield

    Founder and CTO, Auraya Systems

05:30 PM

Closing remarks

05:30 PM - 05:45 PMMain auditorium
05:45 PM


05:45 PM - 05:45 PM