Peter O'Neill

Peter O’Neill is known throughout the industry as an integral thought leader and a prominent voice for strong authentication. He is a member of the International Biometric + Identity Association (IBIA), the FIDO Alliance and SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board.

Peter O’Neill is the inter-industry face of biometrics. In addition to bringing biometrics to the world’s biggest vertical market conferences including Money 20/20, Money 20/20 Europe, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, and ISC West. O’Neill initiated the largest annual review of the identity management industry: The FindBiometrics Year in Review. Now entering its 16th year, the in-depth survey and market analysis is relied upon by industry-leading executives seeking to keep their finger on the pulse of biometrics, identity, and related market trends.

In 2013, responding to industry trends toward mobility, O’Neill launched Mobile ID World, the sibling-site to FindBiometrics focused on the intersection of identity, connectivity, biometrics, and end-user experiences. Expanding the digital identity narrative to encompass disruptive innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, AR, VR, biometric credit cards, wearable technology, connected cars, and more, Mobile ID World was responsible for hosting the world’s first executive summit to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with mobile ID – Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility Rules. For three years in a row, Mobile ID World’s expertise in this area has landed it on the judging panel for the prestigious GSMA GLOMO Awards, presented at Mobile World Congress.

With over 25 years of advertising and business experience, Peter O’Neill has an extensive background in media, in both online and broadcasting environments. Prior to founding FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World, O’Neill helped launch History Television and Showcase Television in Canada for Alliance Communications.