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The Biometric Consortium Conference 2012



The 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference presented by NIST, NSA and AFCEA will address the important role that biometrics plays in identification and verification of individuals for government and commercial applications worldwide. The 2012 Conference focuses on biometric technologies for homeland security, identity management, border crossing, electronic commerce, and other applications.


Two and a half days of presentations, workshops and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Charles H. Romine, Director, NIST/ITL
  • His Excellency Dr. Gamawan Fauzi, Minister of Home Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
  • Mr. Steven Martinez, Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Deputy Commander, U. S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
  • Dr. Adam Cox, Deputy Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency (HSARPA), DHS Science & Technology Directorate

Featured Speakers

  • Mr. R. S. Sharma, Director, General & Mission Director, UIDAI
  • Mr. Duane Blackburn, Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer, MITRE

For the complete agenda, please visit http://www.biometrics.org/bc2012/program.pdf


Open to the general public, nearly 1,500 individuals attend including policy developers and decision-makers, government and industry executives, information technology users and developers, IT CEOs, CTOs and product managers, law enforcement officials, system integrators, personal authentication and information security specialists, educators and students, government, industry, and academia researchers.

Web Sites

Biometric Consortium Home: www.biometrics.org
Biometric Consortium Conference 2012: BCC 2012

Concurrent with the conference is the Biometric Technology Expo that showcases a variety of solutions of biometric and identity management challenges.


Start Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
End Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Format: Conference

Technical Contact:

Fernando L. Podio - Co-Chair Biometric Consortium

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