It is happening again. February 13-17th. Registration will open soon.
Two things happened today that solidified the decision to move forward with the event.
- I had a great conversation with a government of Canada official who started his career as an officer at a boarder crossing and is currently inside the government on modernization on boarder crossing system and process. We are sending him a formal invite tomorrow.
- My friend Pet Kaminski shared the event with his newsletter/mailing list community Collective Sense Commons and framed the event and my work very well.
This is a bit of a sneak peek, because registration isn’t open yet – although there is an RSVP form to save your place – but it’s the start of another thing that Kaliya does so well. Find an important part of the tech world, where society needs to make progress, for the good of all, but where the various parties involved have not been able to communicate effectively, and bring them into communication.
In this case, it’s biometrics – using unique physical characteristics to quickly and reliably identify human individuals. You, dear reader, are probably in one of two camps: biometrics give you hives; or biometrics are a key, cornerstone technology for the future.
Kaliya says that the use of biometrics is not going away, and so, how about we get both sides together and figure out how to use the technologies with care and foresight?
Scroll down on the TBW page to see who should be interested and who should attend this workshop. I’m so glad that it’s Kaliya who is taking on this challenge, after her careful stewardship in the identity space.– Pete Kaminski – Collective Sense Commons