November 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Davis Wright Tremaine
1251 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor, New York
NY 10020

Your Body as a Better Password: The Rise of Biometrics

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
at the offices of DWT
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10020


Last November 11th was China’s ”Singles Day,” the world’s largest shopping event, and more than 60% of those consumers paid with either a fingerprint or by taking a selfie. Biometrics replace passwords and are more convenient, safer and more secure than other authentication methods. But is it all good news? Biometrics last a lifetime. What if yours is stolen? What if the biometric doesn’t work? And what about privacy?

Join NYPAY for a lively conversation with industry experts about types of biometrics, advantages, limitations and challenges for each; techniques to foil fraudsters, best practices for employing biometrics in payments, the emerging regulatory environment, e.g. “Biometric Information Privacy Act.”

Hosted by and with special thanks to annual sponsor:



Moderated by
Emily Bruemmer​, Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Emily Bruemmer, CIPP/US and CIPP/E, is an associate with the firm’s privacy and security practice group. She counsels corporate clients across multiple industries on compliance with intersecting international, federal, and state privacy and data protection laws. Emily works with clients to scope their objectives while navigating compliance challenges in these complex regulatory areas. Her experience with international, federal, and state privacy laws and regulations allows her to assist at all stages of development of a corporate privacy or data protection program, including conducting due diligence, drafting privacy policies and notices, advising clients on how to operationalize best practices in information governance and cybersecurity, and advising clients on cross-border data transfer.

Emily has also advised clients on compliance with other regulatory regimes, particularly regulations related to financial institutions and payments, and has participated in a variety of investigations on behalf of corporate clients, including investigations in connection with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act.

The Panelists

Walter Beisheim

Walter Beisheim

Chief Business Development Officer, Nok Nok Labs, Inc.

Mr. Beisheim has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in leading public and private companies in the Information Technology industry that provide products and services in the AI, NLP,  online security, mobile technology and fraud prevention solutions sectors. In his role as Chief Business Development Officer for Nok Nok Labs he is responsible for strategic initiatives to expand global adoption of Nok Nok’s Strong Customer Authentication products and services, and to advance corporate development.

Bojan Simic

Bojan Simic

CTO, Hypr Corp

Bojan Simic is the Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder of HYPR. Previously, he served as an information security consultant for Fortune 500 enterprises in the financial and insurance verticals conducting security architecture reviews, threat modeling, and penetration testing. Bojan has a passion for deploying applied cryptography implementations across security-critical software in both the public and private sectors. His extensive experience in decentralized authentication and cryptography have served as the underlying foundation for HYPR technology. Bojan also serves as HYPR’s delegate to the FIDO Alliance board of directors, empowering the alliance’s mission to rid the world of passwords.

Carey OConnor Kolaja

Carey OConnor Kolaja

President & COO, AU10TIX

Carey is the current President and COO of Au10Tix Ltd., one of the leaders in automated identity detection and cyber fraud prevention. She is one of the top influential women in the FinTech industry, and has more than 25 years’ experience, leading both the “Fortune 500”, start-up ventures and product organization projects notably across Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Australia. During her time as Chief Product Officer at Citi FinTech and as Vice President, Global Consumer Products at PayPal, she was responsible for the adoption of innovative technologies and cutting edge commercial strategies meeting the new and developing needs and interests of customers’ both in domestic and international markets. She participated in FOX Business and CNBC shows, TED Talks and has given keynote speeches at conferences around the globe, including, Money 2020, Card Forum, MITA Institute, Conference in Dubai and at the MSA in Hong Kong at the New EconomyQuartz Next Billion, SXSW and Qualtrics Experience Management Summit, Seamless Payment Summit Japan.

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