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Frank Smith | Former Deputy Director
Home Office | United Kingdom

Frank Smith, Former Deputy Director, Home Office

Planet Biometrics - Day 2: Securing Identity at the Border
"Border and identity technology - Continuing the revolution"

  • Multiple innovations have arisen in identity, biometrics and border security - machine readable passports, secure chips, e-gates, mobile technology...
  • What lessons can we draw from these developments?
  • What new directions are we heading towards next? e.g. identity technology expanding from borders to airports generally, bigger and better biometric systems + integration across the organisation, AI, big data, 5G and its implications, LDS-2 and Digital Travel Credentials (DTC)...
  • What questions should we be thinking about, taking emerging trends and recent experience into account?

Frank Smith has had a varied career in the UK Home Office including work in biometrics, document security and mobile solutions; policy and legislation; and he has been Private Secretary to the Minister for Immigration. His work has covered law enforcement, business strategy and international engagement. He has also served on the front-line of border control in France for UK Border Force.

Frank continues to chair ENLETS Mobile, the EU working group on mobiles for police and borders. He has undertaken assignments for the Biometrics Institute and the Secure Identity Alliance, for whom he was lead author of a recent guide to border security, Strong Identity, Strong Borders.


Day 2 @ 10:10

Industry Fishbowl: Putting Biometrics to Work in the Mobile Domain

Join a diverse group of industry experts as they answer big-picture questions on biometric technology in the mobile domain. This interactive forum will bring to light the challenges faced when providing biometric solutions to government and commercial players embracing mobile identity.

Day 2 @ 14:25

Securing Identity at the Border

Agencies tasked with securing identity at the border face a complex challenge in an ever-changing and increasingly digital world. This session will explore how developments such as Biometric entry/exit, eGates and other innovations, will play a key role in working towards stronger and smarter borders.
last published: 17/Jun/19 13:35 GMT

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