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Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement International Summit

26 July, 2017 - 28 July, 2017, Alexandria, VA, United States

Driven by factors such as the growing demand for government initiatives to innovate and enhance operations and security, Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement International will bring together an audience comprised of 200+ Secretaries, Directors of Security Agencies, Heads of Acquisition, Biometric Program Managers, Academia and Industry Experts from the U.S. and International partners to discuss the challenges and successes shaping national and global security.

Current advances and topics will take place on:

  • Establishing global standards and requirements for integrating identity systems
  • Securing borders with mobile biometrics and automation
  • Leveraging iris, fingerprint, facial, voice, rapid DNA and identification tools and applications to enhance law enforcement operations
  • Best practices for building private public partnerships
  • Investing in infrastructure to enhance real time collection, processing and analysis of information

What will you learn?

  • Analytics - Real time matching, analyzing and processing, understand the enterprise information platform and the capabilities government and law enforcement need to share information across agencies
  • Mobile Biometrics - Tools & Applications that can adapt to your environment. Mobile devices that can enhance border security and operations
  • Multimodal Systems - Authenticating identity with measuring a single or multiple inputs against two or more different biometric characteristics
  • Collection - Understanding the Collection approaches that meet your agenices needs. Leveraging facial, iris, fingerprint, voice, rapid DNA, and emerging tecnology to establish identity management systems
  • Storage & Security - Identifying storage and cloud solutions that manage data sets and enhance capabilities. Cyber security to protect infrastructure and identities.


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22311
United States
Phone: 703-845-1010

Conveniently located near Washington, DC and Reagan International Airport, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center sits on a serene lakeside, blissfully adjacent to 43 acres of botanical preserve. Our 55,000 sq. ft. meeting space is perfect for your dream wedding or any other event - giving you the option of entertaining your guests indoors or outdoors. Savor the delectable cuisine at our award-winning restaurant, Finn & Porter and tantalize your taste buds with its innovative cocktails and select wines. In July 2016, the hotel completed a remodel, including the atrium lobby, bar and bathrooms, as well as the addition of a new grab-and-go concept called Mark Center Market. The hotel's 10,000 sq. ft.Plaza Ballroom was also renovated to include new wall-to-wall carpeting, upgraded lighting and modern furniture. Allow yourself to unwind while enjoying world-class amenities available and waiting just for you in our elegant guest rooms and suites!

The special room rate of $172 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-845-1010 and give the group name "IDGA Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement" no later than July 7, 2017.  In addition the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.Focus Day - Wednesday, July 2, 2017

Main Summit Day One
- Thursday, July 27, 2017

Main Summit Day Two
- Friday, July 28, 2017

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Lieutenant General Talib al-Kinani al-Kinani, Commanding General, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Services Iraq
  • Brigadier General Abdllah Salem Al-Ali, Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar
  • John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Lu Fernandes, Director General, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Dr. Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General of Information Systems and Communications for Security Secretary of State for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
  • Jiri Celikovsky, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol, Ministry of Interior Czech Republic
  • Ciaran Carolan, Research & Development Officer, eu-LISA
  • Shkelzen Sopjani, Inspector General, Intelligence, Kosovo
  • Derek Bopping, Counsellor, Australian Border Force
  • Simon Wilcox, Passenger Automation Programme Development, Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom
  • Josef Iroko, Head of Administration / Legal & Compliance, National Identity Authority, Ghana
  • Annet Steenbergen, Coordinator Happy Flow and Preclearance, Government of Aruba
  • Royce Walters, Assistant Director, Interpol WASHINGTON
  • Tadgh Smith, Deputy Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Systems & Analysis, Enforcement Removal Office Immigration and Custom Enforcement
  • Dr. Narjes Abdennebi, Chief Facilitation Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Paul Grassi, Trusted Identity Initiative Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Niall McCann, Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP
  • William Graves, Director, Technical Management Division, DoD Biometrics
  • Matthew Cornelius, Vice President, Airport Policy Council International
  • Latif Merovci, Deputy Director, Kosovo Intelligence Agency
  • Mohamed Majd Al-Sulaiti, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar
  • Patrick Nemeth, Director, Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management
  • James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI
  • Janice Kephart, Former 9/11 Commission Border Counsel, Advisor, Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement International
  • Mike Clayton, Regional Liaison Officer for Identity Management, United Nations High Commission of Refugees UNHCR
  • Jim Chapparo, Former Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Thirimachos Bourlai, Professor, West Virginia University
  • Catherine J. Tilton, Chief Technologist, Biometrics, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Marios Savvides, Director of CyLAb, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jeremy Grant, Former Senior Executive Advisor, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), Managing Director, The Chertoff Group


Event details

26 July, 2017
28 July, 2017
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
United States


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