ExecTuesday is a networking/presentation evening we host on the second Tuesday of each month for senior members of our technology community. If you would like to be added to our invite list, please contact us. Regards, Terry Matthews.

Seeing the Future – An Understanding of Facial Recognition

Whether it be from movies, news stories, personal experiences, we are all aware of how ever-increasing computing power and technology advances make applications such as Facial Recognition an evermore present reality today. Increasing features and accuracy, combined with growing demand and downward cost pressures are contributing to an expanding market. But as members of the public, how much do we really know about the good and perhaps the bad of such advances?

This is a question we thought worth exploring at ExecTuesday in February. To our good fortune, there is a company here in Kanata who is happy to educate us. Ilan Arnon is CTO at Face4 Systems Inc., and he will join us with some of the latest insights into the what, how and why of face recognition. He will share his views on how good the technology has become, the applications for it today and in the future, and also the implications of it in terms of privacy, for example.

Ilan holds a Master’s degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto. He has been involved in face recognition R&D and solution design for more than 18 years now. He has led global teams in the deployment of systems for passport and ID issuance, border control, and security at airports, stadiums and casinos. At Face4 Systems, Ilan has focused on the development of face recognition on-the-move technology for surveillance applications and traveler facilitation, including a world-leading project at Pearson Airport in Toronto. We hope you can join us to hear his presentation.

Ilan ArnonIlan Arnon,
CTO, Face4 Systems Inc.

In my view, if Canada is to be more than a branch economy in the tech sector, experienced C-Level Leaders – even those who are semi-retired – need to come together regularly to share their experiences, best practices, ideas and more. They need to share their network, and help identify business opportunities for our next generation of industry leaders and participants.
Terry Matthews
Terry Matthews