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SXSW 2018

Now Boarding Securely: Facial Recognition & Travel

Without even realizing it, consumers have embraced facial recognition through the everyday likes of Snapchat, Facebook, the Photos app and mobile device security. Travel is poised to be the next frontier where facial recognition will play a key role in making things more convenient and secure. Seasoned expert Neville Pattinson will present his perspective and global examples of how biometrics can transform each stage of the travel experience, from boarding passes to immigration checkpoints.

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  1. How realistic is it for facial recognition to be part of the everyday travel experience within the next 3-5 years?
  2. What needs to happen between now and then to make that future a reality, and which players need to lead the charge?
  3. How will the industry handle and mitigate any privacy concerns associated with facial recognition?


  • Neville Pattinson, SVP of Federal Government Sales, Gemalto


Aaron Motsinger, Partner, The Dialog Lab

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Intermediate
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