FindBiometrics is your leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar for the most important and current industry events and conferences.
For more than a decade we have brought you the top industry news, answering all of your questions, and have remained an integral player in the biometrics community. Now, here in the industry’s most rapid growth period, we are here to keep you more connected, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest identity management news than ever before. FindBiometrics is also a proud member and longtime supporter of the International Biometric and Identification Association (IBIA).
FindBiometrics is a division of TopickZ Inc. TopickZ is a progressive electronic information resource company, lead by a team of experienced and award winning professionals. With a proud history, and bright future, TopickZ has a passion for informing and educating by embracing all of the opportunities created by the rapid growth of technology, digital media, and mobile. The company is privately held and does not trade on equity markets.
Staff and Editorial
President & Founder, FindBiometrics.
Peter O’Neill is known throughout the industry as an integral thought leader and a prominent voice for strong authentication. He is a member of the International Biometric + Identity Association (IBIA), the FIDO Alliance and SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board.
Peter O’Neill is the inter-industry face of biometrics. In addition to bringing biometrics to the world’s biggest vertical market conferences including Money 20/20, Money 20/20 Europe, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, and ISC West, O’Neill initiated the largest annual review of the identity management industry: The FindBiometrics Year in Review. Now entering its 16th year, the in-depth survey and market analysis is relied upon by industry-leading executives seeking to keep their finger on the pulse of biometrics, identity, and related market trends.
In 2013, responding to industry trends toward mobility, O’Neill launched Mobile ID World, a sibling-site to FindBiometrics focused on the intersection of identity, connectivity, biometrics, and end-user experiences. Expanding the digital identity narrative to encompass disruptive innovations in artificial intelligence, 5G, AR, VR, biometric credit cards, wearable technology, connected cars, and more, Mobile ID World was responsible for hosting the world’s first executive summit to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with mobile ID – Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility Rules. For three years in a row, Mobile ID World’s expertise in this area has landed it on the judging panel for the prestigious GSMA GLOMO Awards, presented at Mobile World Congress.
With over 25 years of advertising and business experience, Peter O’Neill has an extensive background in media, in both online and broadcasting environments. Prior to founding FindBiometrics, O’Neill helped launch History Television and Showcase Television in Canada for Alliance Communications.
Peter B. Counter
Editor in Chief
Peter Counter writes about technology and culture. As Editor in Chief of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World he brings a multitude of technology writing experience, having covered industry news and written features on topics as diverse as dark fiber, call center solutions, satellite technologies, robotics, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, telematics, IPTV, healthcare tech, and gaming. For four consecutive years, Peter has been a judge for the prestigious GSMA Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. Interested in the intersection of technology and culture, he has written for Motherboard, Art of The Title, and is the author of many plays.
Chief Operating Officer
Barb Sarjeant brings a BSc in Microbiology and a degree in small business accounting to FindBiometrics. With experience as a research technician in immunology labs including Ontario Cancer Institute and Toronto General Transplantation department, Ms Sarjeant spent 12 years living in Germany, Turkey and the Czech Republic. When not residing over the finances of our company, Barb leads an active life that includes a healthy amount of skiing, tennis, curling, camping and most recently golf.
Alex Perala is a writer and online media professional. Working with both words and data, Alex specializes in helping content find its audience.
Manager of Digital Content
Tony is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he got his bachelor of arts in History, and has since attained a range of work experience in web development, construction/logistics, hospitality, and writing. He’s passionate about the tech industry and enjoys the challenge of keeping up with its rapid growth.
Eric is a Toronto-based creative writer and digital media professional. He has written extensively about Virtual and Augmented Reality and enjoys exploring the intersection of art and technology. He moonlights as a playwright and a Narrative Designer, and is currently working on the Emberwind tabletop RPG with Nomnivovre Games.
C. Maxine Most
Acuity Founder and Principal, C. Maxine Most, has 25 years experience in international emerging technology market development. Throughout her career, Ms. Most has provided strategic expertise in emerging markets such as biometrics, electronic identity (eID), e-commerce, interactive services, and 2D and 3D visualization and image processing. She has worked with start-ups, established technology market leaders, Global 1000′s and a range of organizations in between. Since 2001, Ms. Most’s focus has been on biometrics and associated electronic identity solutions where she has consistently provided original, provocative, accurate, and reliable thought leadership and industry analysis. Ms. Most founded Acuity Market Intelligence in 2001 to bring strategic market development expertise to the then nascent biometrics market. Since that time, she has earned a reputation for providing hype-free, technology and vendor independent, actionable insight and analysis that clients rely on to achieve business success.
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