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INTERVIEW: Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Dr. Hemant Mardia, Managing Director and CEO, IDEX. Thanks to its off-chip flexible sensor solutions, IDEX is a big name in the current biometric smart card market that is being pursued by the world’s leading fingerprint sensor companies. The interview begins with an overview of how IDEX’s technology varies from other…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson

Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson speaks to FindBiometrics at MWC 2017 about the recent Delta ID acquisition and what’s next for FPC. Last week at Mobile World Congress 2017, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill met with Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprint Cards, for an interview. MWC 2017 served as a massive stage for fingerprint biometrics innovation, and FPC…

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent. The conversation begins with a review of Tascent’s history before shifting to an in depth look at the company’s InSight One and Tascent M6 multimodal biometrics solutions. The following interview provides an expert view of the…

INTERVIEW: Frances Zelazny, Vice President of Marketing, BioCatch

INTERVIEW: Frances Zelazny, Vice President of Marketing, BioCatch

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Frances Zelazny, Vice President of Marketing, BioCatch. The conversation starts with a look at research suggesting that behavioral biometrics are on the verge of becoming a mainstream modality and then takes a look at the most interesting of BioCatch’s many key patents. The interview then delves into the…

INTERVIEW: Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with BIO-key chairman and CEO Mike DePasquale after his company’s strong presence at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The conversation starts on the topic of BIO-key’s newly launched biometric padlocks, and the consumer-facing market in general, before moving on to the company’s major authentication service contract announced…

INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

One of the big showstopping events of this year’s recent Global Identity Summit was the Bratwurst, Beer and Biometrics party hosted by Germany-based JENETRIC. The festivities served as a stage for the company to launch its latest biometric technology, the LIVETOUCH quattro Compact mobile tenprint reader (pictured right). FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the…

INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has long been fighting for the implementation of a biometric exit program in the United States. Recently, the IBIA released a position paper on the topic, addressing old misconceptions that have stalled the program in the past, and urging the Department of Homeland Security to finally fulfill the mandate.…

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch. The conversation begins with recognition of the company’s 20th anniversary and an overview of Crossmatch’s efforts to reorganize into two distinct business segments. The interview then goes on to deal with Crossmatch’s involvement in two extremely important vertical markets right now—FinTech and refugee ID programs—before concluding…

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic. For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption…

Interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID

-The following interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World– Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID. The conversation begins with a short history of the iris biometrics company and their major contributions to the biometrics industry. The…

INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had a chance to speak with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation begins with talk of how NEXT is planning to capitalize on the smart card market in 2016. It then goes on to deal with Greenbridge Partners’ recent investment in the company, the advantages NEXT brings to the…

INTERVIEW: Alan Goode on Mobile Biometrics 2.0

INTERVIEW: Alan Goode on Mobile Biometrics 2.0

Last week we reported on new research from Goode Intelligence on the state of mobile biometrics in FinTech. Regular readers of Mobile ID World will no doubt be aware that the intersection of said technologies is a hot space right now, but Goode’s numbers are very exciting: among the firm’s key findings is a forecast…

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joe Rosenkantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The facial recognition company had an excellent 2015, and with the year coming to a close, O’Neill got the CEO’s perspective on what has been driving this success. The conversation spans a range of topics: biometrics in law enforcement and…

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 was released this morning and I recently had a chance to speak with Sensory’s CEO, Todd Mozer, about what’s new with this latest update. New And Improved TrulySecure is one of the flagship biometric solutions from Sensory, Inc. A biometric software platform, TrulySecure offers face and voice based biometric authentication on mobile devices, leveraging…

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Elections commissions from around the world are increasingly adopting technology to improve election administration. According to expert Robert Cook, Worldwide Business Support Vice-President for Smartmatic, biometrics and the Internet are two of the technologies that are making elections more transparent and efficient. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke to Robert Cook about the work this London-based…

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, recently had a chance to speak with Scott Swann, Senior Innovation Director at MorphoTrak (Safran). The conversation centers around the workshop that Swann will be moderating at the upcoming Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, while also going on to examine MorphoTrak’s recent innovations in contactless fingerprint scanning – particularly…