Biometricsworld Executive Conference to Address Biometrics in Financial Service Applications

NEW YORK and FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 7, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, and International Biometric Group (IBG), the leading biometric consulting firm, today announced the BiometricsWorld Executive ConferenceTM on "Biometrics in Financial Service Applications," which will take place November 19-20 at the Embassy Suites in New York City.

This BiometricsWorld Executive Conference will provide critical information on biometrics applications for financial institutions. Presentations will examine the ROI of biometrics for physical access, desktop applications, check-cashing applications, employee background checks, expanded service kiosks, customer telephone account access and Internet banking and commerce.

Participants will also learn about privacy issues, regulatory and legislative compliance, relevant biometric standards and biometric technology performance pertinent to the financial sector.

"With myriad applications that require reliable authentication, financial institutions can use biometrics not only to secure and improve existing services, but also to enable new services which would not be possible without biometric technology," explained Samir Nanavati, Partner at International Biometric Group. "This conference will help make clear both the return-on-investment and the challenges involved in using biometric technologies in a variety of financial service applications."

This BiometricsWorld Executive Conference is designed for members of financial institutions considering the deployment of biometrics, as well as biometric vendors and integrators marketing their technology to the financial community. Both audiences will have a unique opportunity to meet and learn from each other during this two-day conference, which will also feature a product showcase area displaying state of the art biometrics technology.

The BiometricsWorld Executive Conference is the second in the BiometricsWorld global series of events produced by IDG World Expo and IBG. This series serves industries influenced by biometric technologies as well as biometric vendors and service providers.

For more information on the BiometricsWorld Executive Conference series or to register, visit

About International Biometric Group

International Biometric Group is the leading biometric integration and consulting firm, addressing the identification and authentication needs of mid to large size organizations. IBG brings direct, hands-on expertise in all leading biometric technologies, including multiple-biometric systems. IBG works on behalf of both private and government clients to evaluate, design, and integrate biometric solutions for public sector programs, network security, Internet applications, point of sale applications, physical access, and smart card systems. Learn more at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Bio-IT World Conference + Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM and Portable Power Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at