Biometrics 101

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January 15, 2002
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
155 Wellington St. W, 40th Floor
Toronto, Ontario

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In keeping with TCLG’s goal to provide timely and informative seminars, Tony and Brian will present a description of the business and technology relating to the biometrics field and legal issues for authentication technologies.

ANTHONY LAMANTIA, Director of Strategic Planning and Key Accounts, SecuGen Canada

Anthony LaMantia (Tony) joined SecuGen as Director, Strategic Planning and Key Accounts in September of 2000. Before coming to SecuGen, Tony managed the Export Analysis and Services unit of Ontario Exports Inc. Among Tony’s achievements there was the development of a five-year trade strategy for the Province (with $20 million in new funding) and an ISO 9001 certification – a global first for a lead public trade agency. Recognizing both the need and promise of biometrics, in 1996 Tony joined Mytec Technologies as Regional Manager responsible for business development in Canada and overseas. As a pioneer in the marketing of commercial biometric technology, Tony initiated and supported a number of important pilot installations for fingerprint recognition systems. He has an Honours B.A. (Political Science/Economics) from the University of Waterloo’s Applied Studies Co-op Program and graduate studies at York University.

BRIAN A. LUDMER (B.Com., LL.B., Ontario Bar 1987)

Brian is a partner of Ogilvy Renault and a member of the Business Law Group practising in the Firm’s Toronto office. Mr. Ludmer holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, merchant banking, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and technology companies. He has been involved in some of the most significant cross-border initial public offering, merchant banking and merger & acquisition transactions. Mr. Ludmer has expertise in the sale and restructuring of public and private companies, including a major automobile manufacturer, where he also implemented an offshoot consumer finance company. He has extensive experience in the real estate and retail sectors and has acted as general corporate counsel to some of the country’s principal real estate companies. The burgeoning field of information technology law is a growing part of Brian’s practice. He has represented strategic purchasers of software companies and has led some of the most significant high tech initial public offering and merger & acquisition transactions. He has also acted as general counsel for a number of software and other technology companies.