Mobile ID World is your leading industry resource for all information on mobile identification, digital identity, and ID verification systems and solutions in workplace, healthcare, financial services, consumer electronics, IoT, and government applications. We have the latest daily news from the global mobile ID and identity verification business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, and a calendar for the most important and current industry events and conferences including our lauded webinar series and virtual Identity Summit events.
For nearly 10 years, alongside our sibling site FindBiometrics, we have brought you the top identity industry news and crucial thought leadership, answering all of your questions, and have remained an integral player in the ID tech community. Now, as mobile ID technology makes the transition to the mainstream, we are here to keep you more connected, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest digital identity news than ever before. Mobile ID World is also a proud member and longtime supporter of the International Biometric and Identification Association (IBIA).
Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics are part of the ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media LLC, a leading U.S. business-to-business media company and conference producer.
For the past 10 years, Mobile ID World brought you the most important industry news on a daily basis, publishing the best featured content in the business. In 2023 we are continuing to educate and inform through our multimedia content, created in accordance with the following editorial calendar.
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January: 20th Annual Year in Review
Looking ahead to 2023 in mobile ID and biometric technologies, informed by the responses to the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey.
Featured articles include analysis of preliminary survey results.
February: Road Ahead for Biometrics & Identity Event
+ Consumer ID Month
Feb 15: Road Ahead for Biometrics Event
The 20th Annual Year in Review comes to an end in early February with a full day virtual event featuring sessions discussing and deconstructing the findings of the Year in Review survey. Sessions are varied, with high level panels and interviews about finance, enterprise, border control, mobility, different modalities, and controversial topics like privacy.
All February: Consumer ID Month
Featured articles will explore mobile ID in consumer-facing applications and devices like smartphones, mobile wallets, and wearable tech.
March: Healthcare ID Month
Featured articles will explore the role of digital identity in remote care, electronic medical records, hospital access, and e-prescriptions. This coverage sets the runway for our live coverage of HIMSS 2023 (April 17-21).
April: Converged Access Control Month
Featured articles will explore physical access at the office, logical access in the workplace, how digital ID is enabling remote work, and more.
We will also look back on highlights from this year’s ISC West (March 28- 31).
May: Biometrics and Mobile ID on the Innovation Highway Event
May 17: A full day virtual event focusing on innovation in mobile ID and biometrics across the hottest vertical markets: financial, travel & hospitality, government, healthcare, and the enterprise.
A special panel session explores the privacy-enhancing aspects of biometrics and mobile ID.
June: Government Applications Month
Featured articles will explore biometric voting and national ID programs, comparing and contrasting different national approaches to government level digital ID around the world.
September: Civil ID Month + Around the World with Secure Identity Event
All September: Civil ID Month
Featured articles will explore new innovations in mobile driver’s licenses, ePassports, and national ID. We look to developing markets in Africa to see how strong identity technologies are enabling social inclusion.
Sept 27: Around the World with Secure Identity Event
A full day virtual event focusing on innovation in digital ID across the hottest vertical markets: financial, travel & hospitality, government, healthcare, and the enterprise.A special panel session take a global view of the identity industry, comparing the key regions where biometrics and mobile ID are making a difference.
October: Travel & Hospitality Month
October’s featured articles will explore mobile ID, identity verification, and digital ID in airports, hotels, and entertainment venues. Explore how strong identity technology is enabling seamless and secure travel journeys from the moment you book a trip to the time you return home.
November: Financial ID Month
Check in on the frontlines of mobile and digital ID adoption! November’s featured articles will explore biometric payment cards, mobile identity at the bank branch, and digital onboarding.
Look back on Money20/20 USA with the ID Talk Podcast, which will feature interviews with identity leaders recorded at the world’s biggest FinTech conference.
December: Strong Identity Starts with You Event
Dec. 13: A full day virtual event focusing on innovation in digital ID and biometrics across the hottest vertical markets: financial, travel & hospitality, government, healthcare, and the enterprise.
A special fireside chat with our research partner Acuity Market Intelligence looks back on the year’s highlights and controversies.
Staff and Editorial
Peter B. Counter
Editor in Chief, Ambassador
Peter Counter writes about technology and culture. As Editor in Chief of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World he brings a multitude of technology writing experience, having covered industry news and written features on topics as diverse as dark fiber, call center solutions, satellite technologies, robotics, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, telematics, IPTV, healthcare tech, and gaming. With a decade of biometrics and identity industry experience, Peter has been a four-time judge for the prestigious GSMA Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards and is the host of the ID Talk Podcast.
Director of Digital Media and Events
Doug OGorden is a veteran expert in physical access control, security and robotics. An intrepid interviewer, OGorden represents FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World at industry events – be they physical, virtual, or hybrid — interviewing the biometrics experts from the show floor, where all the most critical conversations in digital identity and access begin.
Alex Perala is a writer and online media professional. Working with both words and data, Alex specializes in helping content find its audience.
Tony is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he got his bachelor of arts in History, and has since attained a range of work experience in web development, construction/logistics, hospitality, and writing. He’s passionate about the tech industry and enjoys the challenge of keeping up with its rapid growth.
Peter O’Neill is known throughout the industry as an integral thought leader and a prominent voice for strong authentication. He is a member of the International Biometric + Identity Association (IBIA), the FIDO Alliance and SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board.
Peter O’Neill is the inter-industry face of biometrics. In addition to bringing biometrics to the world’s biggest vertical market conferences including Money 20/20, Money 20/20 Europe, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, and ISC West, O’Neill initiated the largest annual review of the identity management industry: The FindBiometrics Year in Review. Now entering its 16th year, the in-depth survey and market analysis is relied upon by industry-leading executives seeking to keep their finger on the pulse of biometrics, identity, and related market trends.
In 2013, responding to industry trends toward mobility, O’Neill launched Mobile ID World, a sibling-site to FindBiometrics focused on the intersection of identity, connectivity, biometrics, and end-user experiences. Expanding the digital identity narrative to encompass disruptive innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, AR, VR, biometric credit cards, wearable technology, connected cars, and more, Mobile ID World was responsible for hosting the world’s first executive summit to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with mobile ID – Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility Rules. For three years in a row, Mobile ID World’s expertise in this area has landed it on the judging panel for the prestigious GSMA GLOMO Awards, presented at Mobile World Congress.
With over 25 years of advertising and business experience, Peter O’Neill has an extensive background in media, in both online and broadcasting environments. Prior to founding FindBiometrics, O’Neill helped launch History Television and Showcase Television in Canada for Alliance Communications.
C. Maxine Most
Acuity Founder and Principal, C. Maxine Most, has 25 years experience in international emerging technology market development. Throughout her career, Ms. Most has provided strategic expertise in emerging markets such as biometrics, electronic identity (eID), e-commerce, interactive services, and 2D and 3D visualization and image processing. She has worked with start-ups, established technology market leaders, Global 1000′s and a range of organizations in between. Since 2001, Ms. Most’s focus has been on biometrics and associated electronic identity solutions where she has consistently provided original, provocative, accurate, and reliable thought leadership and industry analysis. Ms. Most founded Acuity Market Intelligence in 2001 to bring strategic market development expertise to the then nascent biometrics market. Since that time, she has earned a reputation for providing hype-free, technology and vendor independent, actionable insight and analysis that clients rely on to achieve business success.
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