Mark Lockie is connect:ID’s Event Director and Conference Co-Chair and the founder of Science Media Partners Ltd, a UK-based media and events company, recently acquired by Terrapinn Holdings. For more than 20 years, Mr Lockie has developed world-leading international conferences, exhibitions and online news and information portals in the area of biometrics, secure government-issued credentials and digital identity. In 2007, Mr. Lockie established and remains the leading force behind the highly successful SDW exhibition in London, which focuses on the development and use of next-generation identity credentials for government and citizen ID markets. In the past year, Mr Lockie has overseen the evolution of SDW into Identity Week, which sees the addition of two new co-located shows – Planet Biometrics 2019 and Digital:ID 2019. He is also Event Director of a new Identity Week Asia event taking place in Singapore in October 2019. Mr. Lockie is also the Managing Editor for the Planet Biometrics, Security Document World and Digital:ID Wire news and information portals. For 15 years, until 2012, he was programme director for the Elsevier Biometrics show in London. He is also regularly quoted in leading international science and business publications and is a frequent speaker and moderator at major international conferences.