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Talk

Amit Anand

CTO

Treefort Technologies Incorporated

Amit Anand Amit is a visionary technology leader. As the CTO of Treefort Technologies, the premier Canadian identity verification technology company, he is passionate about building technology that can effect positive change. With over two decades of experience in the IT industry, he has left an indelible mark on the technology landscape in Edmonton. Besides his work with Treefort, Amit is an innovator and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Ez enRoute, an AI IOT SAAS based company focused on school transportation and other innovative IOT solutions. He also owns a software consulting company, A+ IT Solutions. Amit is an outstanding example of how Canada has benefitted from immigration, having come to Canada with nothing at the age of 17 and went on to graduate from computing science at NAIT and then obtained his MBA at Athabasca University. Besides his love for technology, Amit is an avid Cricket player, where he recently represented Canada at the International Cricket World Senior Championships in South Africa. He also has a history of giving back having sat on several boards including the NAIT Program Advisory Board. Amit embodies the spirit of innovation, resilience, and collaboration and is passionate about making a difference.

Beyond Recognition: A Cautionary Tale of AI and Identity Fraud

In todays digital age, the rise of generative AI has enabled bad actors to create synthetic IDs and that are impossible to detect, both online and in person. Furthermore, identity fraud is being taken to the next level with deepfake video and audio capabilities. This talk delves into the sophisticated methods fraudsters employ to generate synthetic fake IDs as well as deepfake videos, circumventing traditional identity verification technologies. Our session will explore cutting edge advancements in identity verification technology and offer a glimpse into the future of how new technology can combat deepfake videos by showcasing a  new secure video meeting system designed with identity verification technology integrated into the platform that can detect digital injection deepfakes. Join us for an insightful journey into the evolving landscape of identity security and the innovative solutions being developed to safeguard against these emerging threats.

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