Karimzadeh to moderate a technical session on how biometrics can be used to authenticate the cardholder for the payment transactions and issues related to its use.

NEW YORK, February 17, 2020 – Secure Payments Academy (SPA), a leading provider of payments industry education announced today that company CEO Mansour Karimzedah will moderate a session at the upcoming Payment Summit Conference on March 27 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek. The Payments Summit is known as the premier industry event that will cover all technical and operational aspects of payments, including EMV, mobile and other payment technologies, for example NFC, contactless, transit payments, AFD conversion to EMV, mobility as a service and more.

For the past few years the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum have joined together for this event and that is happening again this year. This event is the most comprehensive gathering of card and payments professionals in North America.

Mansour Karimzadeh will be moderating a session on the future of Biometrics for authentication of the cardholder in the payment transaction. This session includes presentations on:

  • Advances in biometrics authentication
  • Role of Enrollment for Biometric Payments Cards
  • Using Ultrasonic authentication for Mobile Payments

As the number of channels for payment transactions grow, different authentication techniques are needed to secure the transaction and authentication of the users. Biometrics have been used in many different fields and is now finding its way into payments. However, there are several issues with the use of biometrics. During this session the presenters will discuss how to overcome these challenges and provide a secure method of using biometrics.

“In this world of new payment channels, new authentication capabilities, the security becomes a complex task”, said Mansour Karimzadeh, “We need to be able to use these new techniques with confidence and provide platforms for their longevity.”

Secure Payments Academy Class Schedule

SPA offers a wide range of courses both in class and online.  These range from 90-minute introductory courses, to multi-day system level, business cases, and program-oriented payments workshops for technical and non-technical professionals or those with an interest in secure payments. For more information visit the latest Class Schedule.


Secure Payments Academy (SPA) is the leading provider of payments industry education in the United States and other countries. Based in New York City with offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles, SPA offers the most comprehensive collection of payments industry classes and workshops in North America. For more information or to schedule a class email [email protected] or call 516-338-8880 or visit securepaymentsacademy.com.


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