Women in Biometrics
 2016 AWARDS

presented by SecureIDNews and the Security Industry Association

Finalists and Winners Announced

ABOUT THE AWARDS | 2016

Biometric technologies are fundamental to securing physical and digital identities in a modern society.

The incredible advancements made by the dedicated men and women leading this field are helping keep our cities and citizens, our companies and employees and our schools and children safe. In 2015 the inaugural Women in Biometrics Awards were launched to recognize innovative women dedicated to creating a more secure world by guiding this crucial technology market.

In recognition of the importance of biometrics to the future of physical access control, the Security Industry Association is joining SecureIDNews as a co-sponsor of the awards program.

Nominations will be accepted between Aug. 29 and Oct. 15, 2016, and may include those working for biometric companies, peripheral suppliers, system integrators, academia and end user organizations.

PRESENTERS AND SPONSORS

WINNERS | 2016

From a pool of more than 100 nominations, the panel of judges ultimately selected a group of eight finalists. From that group of deserving finalists, four winners were selected.

JoAnn Buscaglia

FBI Laboratory

Teresa Wu

MorphoTrak

FINALISTS | 2016

Liane Moriyama

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center

Kavita Belani, Aradhana Jena, Aaishani Kabu, Teena Joseph

United Nations High Commission on Refugees

QUALIFICATIONS | 2016

Nominees should exemplify one or more of the following contributions to the industry

LEADERSHIP

Substantive and defining leadership in academic, public awareness, legislative or standards efforts

PARTICIPATION

Efforts that go above and beyond individual company walls and into the larger identity sphere

INNOVATION

Pioneering product development, innovation or corporate start-up efforts

MENTORING

Industry involvement sharing expertise and mentoring peers, thus growing the market

JUDGES AND PROCESS | 2016

For the 2016 awards, a distinguished panel of judges will independently and objectively evaluate nominations. From the pool of nominations received prior to the Oct. 15 deadline, a small group of finalists will be selected. Throughout October, finalists will be profiled online at SecureIDNews. From the finalists, three winners will be selected as Women in Biometrics awardees for 2016.

Gena Alexa

Dignari, LLC

Kathleen Carroll

HID Global

Ame Enright

Security Industry Association

Zack Martin

AVISIAN Publishing

Cathy Tilton

CSRA

THE VENUE | 2016

The 2016 awards will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 16 during the Security Industry Association’s prestigious “Honors Night: Celebrating Performance, Partnerships and People in the Security Industry,” held in conjunction with the ISC East event. Women in Biometrics Award winners will be honored at the event along with other distinguished security industry award recipients. Learn more

2015 AWARD WINNERS

In the inaugural year of the Women in Biometrics Awards, five distinguished and pioneering recipients were honored in Washington, D.C. during the international Borderpol event.

Janice Kephart

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association

KIMBERLY MILLS

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

PATRICIA WOLFHOPE

Department of Homeland Security

PRESENTERS & SPONSORS

NOMINATION FORM | 2016

Please complete the form to the best of your ability. Anonymous submissions will be accepted, though we may reach out to the nominator (if provided) to request additional detail.

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