FULL WEBINAR: The Promise & Pitfalls of Facial Recognition & Biometrics


Adrian Weidmann, Founder and Communications Architect for StoreStream Metrics, recently gave a webinar presentation about the double-edged sword that is facial recognition and biometrics. As he explains in the recording below, this technology is readily available and used pervasively today. However, we’re likely to see a lot more implementation in the future as biometrics are a natural complement to digital signage. The role of the integrators and users then becomes about how to minimize the price tag that comes with the technology. As most already know, biometrics will interfere with the privacy of the general public including tech-savvy millennials. That said, it still represents a valuable and quantifiable metric, and as Weidmann says, companies won’t fund what they can’t measure. Enjoy.

board_weidmann_adrianPresenter Bios: Adrian Weidmann is the Founder and Communications Architect at StoreStream Metrics LLC. He bridges the ‘business objective’ communication gap between the chief marketing officer and retail IT. With more than 28 years of experience introducing emerging digital media technologies and business solutions designed for video, audio and graphics production and strategy, Weidmann now assists brands and retailers designing and implementing intelligent, integrated omni-channel marketing communication and merchandising solutions driven by digital media. He assists brands, retailers and their agencies to realize the full potential of integrated multi-channel and interactive digital media solutions to enable integrated marketing conversion with measurable results.

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