October 27-30, Rise Up’s second annual and highly influential “Money 2020 USA” event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Money 20/20 USA 2019’s agenda focuses mainly on creating a global digital banking system and will also focus on AI, biometrics and digital ID.
But one panel discussion in particular caught my eye.
The discussion titled “Building Fusion Centers And Combatting Evolving Threats” by Anil Markose, Senior VP for Booz Allan Hamilton, is designed to promote Homeland Security’s Fusion Centers and the spread of biometrics to track people of interest.
As you will see, using Money 20/20 USA as a platform to help spread the use of biometrics has far-reaching consequences.
According to an article in Find Biometrics, “last year’s Money20/20 USA in Las Vegas drew a crowd of over 2000 professionals from 53 countries.”
Money 20/20 USA 2018’s agenda focused on AI, biometrics and digital ID more than 50 times. A talk by CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker called “CLEAR-ing a Frictionless Future With Biometrics” promoted the spread of facial recognition.
Why would Money 20/20 USA 2018 let CLEAR, a company who’s CEO said that “no’s are really yes’s” and when a potential customer says no to facial recognition “it is just time to pivot.” Be allowed to promote facial recognition?
CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker’s discussion “CLEAR-ing a Frictionless Future With Biometrics” with Anheuser-Busch’s Global Director of Innovation and the Seattle Seahawks GM of CenturyLink Field is a disturbing example of corporate involvement in the spread of biometrics.
Clearly, using Money 20/20 USA to expand biometrics is a smart business decision (pun intended).
The feds, bankers, and major corporations have also realized that Money 20/20 USA can be used to help spread AI, biometrics and digital ID across the globe.