Now in its 18th iteration, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is the biometrics industry’s longest running annual survey event. This year has been, without a doubt, monumental. The coronavirus pandemic that swept the globe rapidly changed society and culture in dramatic ways that directly affected the biometrics industry. Every biometrics-concerned market was forced to contend with accelerated digital transformation trends as remote work, public health guidance, and converged digital and physical security transformed our perceptions of digital identity. We saw digital onboarding skyrocket as contactless biometrics enabled socially distanced security; we saw tap-to-pay transactions soar in popularity, boosting enthusiasm for biometric smart cards; we saw the controversy and utility of biometrics take center stage in conversations about privacy and fraud prevention.
It’s time to take stock.
In the coming months, the FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World Editorial Team, with support from the ID Talk Podcast, will be shining a spotlight on the most prevalent trends, popular modalities, exciting applications, and crucial discussions of the year in biometrics. But this event isn’t just about us – it’s about you, too. And that’s why we need your participation. Be a part of the 2020 FindBiometrics Year in Review by taking part in our short survey. Your input will ensure that when we turn our expert analysis on the past 12 months, your views will be included.