Manager, Government Relations
Security Industry Association
Before joining the SIA team, Drake Jamali completed a yearlong fellowship with the U.S. Department of State in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program. Prior to this international experience, Jamali worked in the Office of Policy Development and Planning Research at the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
Jamali attended Webster University in St. Louis, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics, and then earned a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois – his hometown.
Advances in computing power and photo and video technology have allowed facial recognition software to develop and mature, offering key advantages in the security field by enhancing the capabilities of video security, access control and identity management systems. At the same time, concerns have been raised about technology performance and uses in law enforcement, which have led to a range of proposals at the federal, state and local levels for regulation or even sweeping prohibitions on use of the technology. This session examines the difference in approaches, the extent to which we are seeing adoption and what we can expect in the future.