Today marks the closing of Money20/20 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it’s clear that biometric technology has fully secured its spot as essential to the most innovative discussions surrounding the future of finance.
All throughout the week major stories broke from the ground floor of the conference. EyeVerify chose Money20/20 as the public platform from which to announce its major Eyeprint ID upgrade and Bionym introduced the world’s first wearable biometric payment solution (powered by vital biometrics, no less).
At the center of it all was Money20/20’s first ever biometrics-centered panel discussion hosted by Peter O’Neill, president of Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics. The room quickly reached its 500 seat capacity, forcing some attendees to stand and leaving some unfortunate souls outside in the hall.
Bringing major biometrics industry entities into a finance-focused venue, the panel featured Steven Rahman, director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung; Bill Smith, technology evangelist and senior policy advisor at PayPal (and board member of the FIDO Alliance); Pierre Antonio, Natural Security Alliance’s chief marketing manager; and Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence.
“It’s amazing,” says O’Neill, who attended the conference in its second year. “To see a conference that had little-to-nothing to do with biometrics just a year ago so fully embrace our industry is very exciting. To be positioned at the very heart of all the action is an amazing privilege. Here, you can really feel how revolutionary biometrics have become in the world of finance.”
Stay posted to Mobile ID World and our sister site FindBiometrics throughout the coming days as we continue to unpack the massive amount of news that came out of Money20/20 this year.
Money20/20 is the world’s largest conference dedicated to everything about money. This year, the conference sold out with over 7,500 attendees. The annual event has become so successful that in advance of this year’s Las Vegas conference it announced that it will be expanding with Money20/20 Europe in Spring of 2016.