Presented in partnership with the Money Pot at Money 20/20 – Bandadelic – A Podcast on the Colorful side of Finance presents:

“NEC VP of Enterprise Identity, Micah Willbrand, Interviewed at Money 20/20 on face scans, fraud fighting and all things digital ID”

Imagine walking into a sporting event where your face (and we know it’s lovely) is enough to get you into the game. Or a time when moving through airport check-in is as easy as smiling for the camera. That day has arrived, and the potential for biometrics to streamline your life — and fight fraud — is taking off. Micah Willbrand of NEC lets us in on the future that’s now, and how NEC is making it happen.

This podcast also discusses how the importance of secure and reliable identity authentication cannot be overstated in an evolving digital world. With the staggering increase in cyber fraud, phishing attempts, and unauthorized access, the fintech industry requires state-of-the-art solutions to ensure user safety and trust. NEC America presents its pioneering Digital ID system, backed by two decades of relentless advancements in facial recognition technology. Through this session, we discuss how the future of Digital IDs will shape the FinTech sector and ensure a robust digital ecosystem.

Listen Here – https://soundcloud.com/bankadelic/live-from-money-2020-ep-2-face-scans-fraud-fighting-and-all-things-digital-id  

Interviewed by Lou Carlozo – https://www.linkedin.com/in/loucarlozo/

More sessions from the Banadelic podcast series can also be found here. https://soundcloud.com/bankadelic

Identity Reimagined at Identity Week

Identity Week is recognized as an unmissable identity event! NEC National Security Systems (NSS) was proud to be the title sponsor for this year’s conference, October 3-4 in Washington, DC.

NEC NSS kicked off the event with a keynote, "Delivering the Future Today," which was co-presented by NEC NSS President Kathleen Kiernan and NEC Laboratories America President Chris White. Spotlighting the speed of innovation to address the speed of threat, they described new AI technologies that go beyond face recognition to anomaly and intrusion perimeter detection, fiber sensing, and more. The interactive discussion examined use cases for increasing trust in the modern decentralized digital identity ecosystem.

Immersive demos were key features at our booth, including:

  • NEC’s Gateless Entry combines the #1 face algorithm with proprietary person re-identification technology to allow fast and reliable entry control at speed for groups of people. Even if people are facing away from the camera or their bodies are occluded, Gateless Entry provides accurate matching.
  • Iris & Face on the Move offers the most advanced, robust and flexible identity authentication. Because a person’s iris pattern is unique, the solution delivers safe, convenient access to highly secure areas, businesses, government buildings, military bases, as well as stadiums, theme parks and more.
  • Intelligent Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (IPIDS) uses cutting-edge technology, industry-leading detection rates, and low false alarms to detect unauthorized entry quickly and accurately. This capability is a leap forward for the protection of Critical Infrastructure and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), increasing efficiencies and lowering costs.

Our team members described success stories and the latest advancements in authentication technologies during panel discussions and roundtables:

  • A panel discussion on Decentralized Identity with Jason Van Sice, Vice President of Aviation at NEC Corporation of America, fostered an in-depth discussion on how AI transforms digital identity management.
  • Austin Park, Director of Software Development at NEC NSS, led a panel discussion on AI, Automation and Machine Learning that focused on how AI is transforming identity management, concerns and issues related to AI, along with validation, governance and policy signals.
  • AI, Machine Learning and Identity: Differences, Similarities and Utilities Roundtable led by Frank Sangiorgi Senior Account Manager and Elena Harner, Solutions Engineer from NEC NSS, underscored how computer vision are rapidly evolving technologies. NEC’s active R&D keeps U.S. solutions on the forefront.
  • Triple Threat Detection: Identity, Video Analytics and Acoustics for Multi-Layered Intrusion Detection Roundtable led by Kelly Kipferl, Director of Solutions Engineering at NEC NSS and Dave Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing Strategy at Network Integrity Systems, led a roundtable discussion that looked at how fiber sensing provides real-time awareness, secures facilities and perimeters, including national borders, military compounds, data centers, diplomatic outposts and more.

NEC NSS hosted an uplifting networking event at our booth, celebrating the remarkable innovations within our industry, as well as the dedication of our colleagues in public safety, defense, military and government. The “on the tech floor” reception allowed for continuing conversations and some outstanding partnering opportunities.

We look forward to next year’s event! Until then, you can discover more about NEC National Security Systems or contact us to tour our Living Lab in Arlington, VA.

Safeguarding Fiber Optic Networks: The Power of Real-Time Monitoring and AI

In our increasingly connected world, fiber optic networks have become the backbone of communication systems, enabling seamless data transmission and connectivity. However, these networks are vulnerable to a range of threats.

Our industry-first, NEC Fiber Optic Smart Sensing (FOSS) solutions provide a way to protect network investments and reduce maintenance costs related to repairs and operational efficiency.

Watch the video to learn how to unlock the full potential of your fiber optic networks with NEC FOSS.

The NEC FOSS solutions combine our 20+ years of experience in transoceanic fiber optic transmission, our expertise with distributed acoustic sensing and advanced machine learning (ML)-based AI technologies to provide unobtrusive, low-maintenance detection capabilities.

Harnessing the Power of Distributed Acoustic Sensing
Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is a cutting-edge technology that utilizes fiber optic cables themselves as sensors to detect and locate physical disturbances along their length. This enables real-time monitoring of the network’s surroundings, allowing for immediate responses to potential threats.

Real-Time Monitoring with AI and ML
While DAS captures a wealth of data, its true potential is unlocked when combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. AI and ML can process the massive amounts of data generated by DAS systems and identify patterns indicative of potential hazards.

Benefits of Using FOSS:
1. Rapid Threat Detection
2. Cost Efficiency
3. Advanced Fiber Locating
4. Accurate Cable Route Mapping

To learn more about NEC FOSS and NEC National Security Systems, please visit necnss.com.

Reimagining Digital Identity and Air Travel

The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) played host to Future Travel Experience 2023. FTE Global was co-located with APEX (The Airline Passenger Experience Association) and IFSA (International Flight Service Association) Expo, making this the definitive event for innovators, technologists, designers, collaborators, and game changers in the air travel industry. NEC was proud to be the Diamond Sponsor of the event, including the Biometrics & Digital Identity Summit sponsorship.

Biometrics & Digital Identity Summit
The Biometrics and Digital Identity Summit brought in a packed house with Maurice Jenkins, Chief Innovation Officer, Miami International Airport, serving as moderator for a candid talk among industry leaders about their experiences using digital identity solutions including:

  • Nael Samha, Acting Executive Director, Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Chang Ellison, Identity Management Capability Manager, Enrollment, ID Proofing, and Vetting, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Christian Draeger, Vice President of Customer Experience, Star Alliance
  • Forest Beattie, Senior Manager Solution Engineer, SITA
  • Devon Heyns, Director of Customer Innovation at United Airlines, spotlighted the airline’s digital identity strategies.
  • Jenns Sanner, Program Manager at Fraport, presented the compelling business case for Frankfurt Airport to make one of the largest investments in biometrics to date with NEC.
  • Bill Carleton, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC Corporation of America, showcased the progressive digital identity solutions for airports, airlines, urban air mobility, cruise and hotel industries NEC is moving forward today.

Award-Winning Booth and “Identity Reimagined” Demos
We were thrilled to have our interactive booth recognized with the Best Exhibitor Award during the Global Networking Party and Awards Ceremony! Our booth showcased solutions that brought forward the notion of “Identity Reimagined,” using advanced recognition systems and leading-edge biometrics for secure, streamlined digital identity solutions, including:

  1. Decentralized Identity (DID) Enrollment and Authentication – Digital enrollment using the NEC I:Delight platform on IOS/Android/Microsoft devices.
  2. Baggage Detection Solutions – Object detection solution based on real-time video streaming and analytics.
  3. Intelligent Perimeter Detection – Detects physical border and facility breach using fiber optic sensing and self-modifying, machine-learning-based AI.
  4. Intelligent Spaces – Detects behavior and dwell time in specific areas for security and operation in airports.
  5. Parallel Reality™ Experiences – Technology from Misapplied Sciences creates personalized airport experiences for each of a hundred people simultaneously sharing the same digital display.

Personalized Airports
NEC and Misapplied Sciences also hosted an exclusive showroom tour to showcase, “Personalized Airports powered by Parallel Realities™ Technology.” Attendees were wowed as they explored the immersive and interactive capabilities and personalized airport experiences while simultaneously sharing the same digital display.

Relive the experience by watching our FTE Global video recap and check out our photo gallery.

Learn more about the ways NEC can help you take travel to new heights with Digital ID. Contact us today.

Delivering Superior Patient Engagement: NEC UNIVERGE BLUE Introduces Key EHR Integrations within UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE

NEC is excited to announce new integrations between UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE and the industry’s top EHR (electronic health records) platforms, including Epic, Cerner, and MEDITECH. These integrations empower healthcare providers to streamline patient communication and optimize employee workflows, allowing them to focus on providing superior care while giving patients better access to critical information.

Improved Patient Communication and Access to Information
One of the key benefits of UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE’s healthcare integrations is the improved patient-provider communication experience. By connecting ENGAGE with leading EHR platforms, healthcare professionals can access patient data and history in real-time during routine interactions. This means more personalized and informed patient conversations, resulting in better care outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Patients also gain easier access to their medical information, appointment scheduling, and test results. This enhanced accessibility fosters greater patient engagement and empowers individuals to actively participate in their own care.

Enhancing Efficiency and Workflow Automation
Healthcare professionals face numerous challenges daily, from managing patient inquiries to coordinating care across different departments. These new healthcare integrations help bridge the gap between ENGAGE and leading electronic healthcare records (EHRs) organizations, enabling seamless data exchange and workflow automation.

Through these integrations, time-consuming manual processes are automated, allowing healthcare providers to optimize their workflows for employees. The automation not only cuts costs, it also saves valuable time and reduces the risk of errors associated with manual data entry, ensuring accurate and up-to-date patient information across all platforms.

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance and Data Security
Security and compliance are of utmost importance in the healthcare industry. Fortunately, UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE adheres to strict data protection regulations and industry-best practices, ensuring that patient information remains secure and confidential throughout the communication process. Any integration with Epic, Cerner, or MEDITECH’s EHRs maintains stringent data security standards, facilitating seamless and protected data exchange between systems.

ENGAGE’s new healthcare integrations mark a significant step forward in NEC’s commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and patient experiences for all providers. To learn more about how UNIVERGE BLUE ENGAGE can transform any healthcare organization, visit our website or contact an authorized NEC representative directly.