Biometrics Today: REALITY CHECK

Webinar for Businesses

Watch the recording of the first of our 6-part Biometrics Education Webinar Series below and look out for details on next one – coming soon!

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Unlock the Potential of Biometrics – Myths Debunked, Real-World Applications Explored 

Dive deep into the world of biometrics – the concerns, the myths and the benefits. Discover why biometrics are revolutionising businesses in New Zealand from retail to government sectors. 

Webinar Outline

Introduction and Welcome (5 mins): Meet our panel of top-tier biometrics experts from both the public and private sectors. 

Biometrics in New Zealand (20 mins): Discover the cutting-edge ways biometric technology is being integrated into everyday life in New Zealand. From enhancing security at airports to streamlining customer onboarding, see real examples of its impact.

Myth-Busting Session

  • Myth: Biometrics are biased and unreliable. 
  • Reality: Learn how advanced algorithms and diverse data sets are reducing bias in biometric systems, ensuring fair and accurate results for everyone. Understand the continuous efforts in improving technology to address and eliminate biases. 

Panel Discussion (30 mins):

Get the inside scoop on:

  • Innovative biometric implementations across various industries. 
  • How New Zealand’s privacy laws shape the use of biometric data. 
  • The public’s perception of biometric solutions. 

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Join us and elevate your business with the power of biometrics. Register today and be part of the future! 

Join us and elevate your business with the power of biometrics. Register today and be part of the future! 

What You’ll Gain 

Essential Knowledge

Gain essential knowledge to support decision-making, and better understand privacy laws.

Myth-Busting Clarity

Understand concerns vs myths, especially in relation to privacy and bias.

Practical Insights

Learn about real case scenarios and explore use cases for your business, and New Zealand.


Steve Graham

GM Biometrics and Digital ID
Executive member DINZ

Steve Graham has an extensive background in biometrics and technology, with a career spanning Japan, the USA, and New Zealand. Steve’s professional journey includes senior executive roles at Microsoft, KPMG and Fronde as well as leading product development at Alpine Electronics in Japan.

Steve is a member of the Executive Council for Digital Identity New Zealand and chairs the Special Interest Group for Biometrics where he continues to influence the evolution of biometric technologies and their applications in digital identity and security. He works for NEC New Zealand.

Vica Papp

Vice President DINZ
MBIE Principal Data Scientist,
Identity Services

Dr Vica Papp is a dual forensic-biometric identification specialist who has served as an independent forensic expert Since 2009. Vica works as a Principal Data Scientist at MBIE testing, optimising, and consulting on high-throughput biographic entity resolution and biometric identification solutions in the face and fingerprint domains. 

They are the elected President of the NZ Forensic Science Society, and elected Vice President of DINZ. When not working, they roam the South Island high country or dance Argentine tango.

Graeme Prentice

Biometric Subject Matter Expert
NEC New Zealand

Graeme is a Biometrics Solution Consultant at NEC New Zealand, and has been with the company for over seven years. One of his areas of expertise is Digital Identity and the utilisation of biometrics in confirming identity.

Graeme has been involved in client projects for government departments and involved with Digital Identity New Zealand – specifically with the Biometrics Special Interest Group.

Graeme enjoys the opportunity to work with smart people on world-leading biometric technology that will provide a way to interact securely in a digital world. He has previously worked in both government and the private sector in New Zealand and overseas.

Outside of work, he enjoys the country lifestyle and enjoys training his dog.

Roger Ford

Head NZ Software Association
Digital Identity Subject Matter Expert

Roger has been building software businesses for three decades. For the last twenty years he has also been a leading contributor to the growth of the NZ Software sector, through mentoring dozens of SaaS ventures and as the head of the NZ Software Association. In recent years he has been called on to advise several government agencies and to advocate for the technology sector on key legislation. He is the co-chair of the DISTF Working Group, a representative member at the Digital Identity NZ Executive Council, and the Managing Director of Innovise.

Specific to Biometrics:

Roger is a contributing member of the DINZ Biometrics Special Interest Group. He has been a leading author for DINZ submissions on the Privacy Commissioner’s Biometrics Code of Conduct, providing a business and commercial perspective.

jeff kennedy

University of Auckland
Executive member DINZ

jeff is Enterprise Architecture Manager at The University of Auckland. jeff has worked extensively in the domains of identity management, integration architecture, information management, solutions architecture, and business architecture. jeff attempts to lead a pragmatic, effective, and appreciated enterprise architecture practice. jeff served as founding co-chair of the CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice, has represented Universities New Zealand on national working groups for digital identity services in education and research systems, and co-convenes the CAUDIT Higher Education Reference Models Working Group.

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