12 May 2021 2pm – 3pm Meeting Online
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In recent years we’ve experienced considerable advancement in the development of voice biometric technology. By using a person’s voice as a unique identifier, voice biometrics can be a convenient way of providing customer access to services across a multitude of sectors, from banking and financial services to the automotive and healthcare industries.

Still in its nascency, the Voice Biometrics Market is estimated to be worth $3.9 billion by 2026.  This projection has in part been amplified by the current COVID-19 pandemic, where more people have been forced to access digital services remotely. In fact, according to Nomidio’s State of Identity 2020 research, an additional 3.5 million people in Britain proved their identity digitally for the first-time during lockdown.

During this session panelists will discuss the benefits that this technology is delivering and highlight the steps being taken to address previous security challenges associated with voice biometrics. In addition, speakers will evaluate the role this technology could play in the UK’s post-COVID economic recovery and the necessary next steps to ensure the adoption of this technology can be scaled responsibly.



  • Philip Black, Commercial Director, Nomidio
  • Mark Bosworth, Business Development Manager, Aculab
  • Dr Philip Harrison, Associate Lecturer & Research Fellow, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York
  • Katherine Holden, techUK (moderator)


If you have any difficulties registering for this event, please contact [email protected]


Katherine Holden

Katherine Holden

Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. 

Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out.    

Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

[email protected]
020 7331 2019

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Assistant, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

[email protected]
020 7331 2174

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