Crossmatch Press Release

Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch has joined the Board of Directors of the Biometrics Institute

The Biometrics Institute welcomes Adam Hergert from ANZ Bank, Jason Holmes from Heathrow Airport and Richard Agostinelli from Crossmatch to its already impressive Board of Directors.

Courtesy of Biometrics Institute

The incoming Directors bring invaluable expertise to the Board as it looks at the new opportunities and challenges facing the biometrics industry as the adoption curve for biometrics moves from large scale government enrolment programmes to commercial and consumer authentication programmes.

“It is important that the Biometrics Institute provides expert guidance in this growing area of biometrics adoption,” says Andrew Rice, Chairman and Director, “we need to strengthen our engagement with commercial businesses and consumer facing organisations such as in financial services, retail, healthcare and aviation sectors that are increasingly looking at introducing biometrics.  We need to lead the conversation about the current capabilities of biometrics, how they are being used and how biometrics can be securely integrated into today’s enterprise.”

The Board has also agreed to establish a new expert group, the ‘Digital Services Expert Group’, which will explore some of the unique challenges of using biometrics for digital identity verification and authentication. The new expert group will also look at what new guidance may be needed by industry to ensure the responsible use of biometrics in digital services.

The Digital Services Expert Group will meet with Biometrics Institute members and key stakeholders on the 21 October 2016 in London to discuss its role and priorities.

“We are encouraging all organisations looking at digital transformation to engage with the Biometrics Institute and this meeting will be a fantastic opportunity for members to meet the experts on this new group and help shape its agenda,” explains Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute.

As a peak industry association, the Biometrics Institute engages its large global membership through a range of networking forums where members and stakeholders can connect with other experts, from a cross-section of biometrics related sectors and on best-practice and innovation exchange.

The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international forum for biometrics users and other interested parties.  It has been established to promote the responsible use of biometrics technologies. The Biometrics Institute has offices in Australia and the UK and a member base of over 204 organisations world-wide represented by over 800 individuals.