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This free-to-access portal is designed to shine a light on the biometric industry, promote the industry’s expertise, give critical analysis, uncover breaking news, and, most importantly, provide educational information and advice for end users.

  • Fully researched news and information by a team of expert industry editors;
  • All information segmented into relevant technology/application/industry silos;
  • In Focus portals designed to educate and inform in highly targeted subject areas;
  • Critical interviews, market commentaries, whitepapers;
  • Events listings, a fully-featured industry directory and more…

The Planet Biometrics portal and its newsletters are designed to be the best in the business. This professional, content-rich site contains cutting-edge news, case histories, white papers, analysis, a directory and more. High-quality, informed information is the hallmark of this site, which is targeted at decision makers in the government and commercial sectors.

The international team of editors at Planet Biometrics is led by Mark Lockie, who is also Chief Editor of SecurityDocumentWorld.com and Conference Director of the acclaimed SDW and connect:ID events. Mark was, for more than a decade, Editor of the respected Biometric Technology Today journal and Conference Director of the London Biometrics show.

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Science Media Partners Ltd

25 Horseshoe Business Park
United Kingdom

To contact us choose the appropriate contact from the list below

Science Media Partners Ltd is a limited liability company formed under English company law and registered in the UK no. 5965531



For any editorial enquiries please contact one of our senior editors:

Publishing Director
Mark Lockie
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 844932
Email: m.lockie@planetbiometrics.com

Biography - Mark Lockie is the founder of Science Media Partners Ltd, a fast-growing UK-based media and events company dedicated to providing international conferences, exhibitions and online news and information portals in the area of biometrics, smart cards, security documents and other identification technologies. He is regularly quoted in leading international science and business publications and is a frequent speaker and moderator at major international conferences. He is also programme director and conference chairman for the annual SDW and connect:ID events.

European Editor

Wendy Atkins
Email: wendy.atkins@planetbiometrics.com

Biography - Wendy Atkins has a BA in International Relations and is a seasoned journalist and commentator with almost two decades of editorial experience. She is correspondent with the Financial Times Group where she is in frequent contact with both industry and government leaders in her specialist areas of biometrics, card and banking technology, identity issues as well as foreign direct investment.

Prior to becoming a freelance journalist, Wendy held a number of research and journalism positions including: a researcher with the UK Home office, a researcher and feature writer for Biometric Technology Today, and a journalist for the Bristol Times.

She is dual located with offices in London, UK, and France.

Assistant News Editor
Andrea Davies
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 843209

Biography - With almost five years experience in reporting on biometric and smart card issues, Andrea Davies is French Graduate from Swansea University and is a full-time employee of Science Media Partners.

Assistant Editor
Janine Bill
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 843209
Email: j.bill@sciencemediapartners.com



There are many ways to promote your company on this website. For more details please contact Pam Chattin, our advertising sales manager:

Advertising Sales Manager:
Pam Chattin
Tel: +44 (0)1322 663006
Email: p.chattin@sciencemediapartners.com

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