Interviews

Interviews
INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

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INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

INTERVIEW: Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX

Biometric smart cards have been a hot topic in FinTech for over a year now, and at the center of that conversation is IDEX, a Norway-based biometric solutions provider focused exclusively in the smart cards vertical. FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter had the opportunity to speak with IDEX’s new CEO, Stan Swearingen, who was appointed…

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INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

On-device authentication has been a hot topic here at FindBiometrics, and it’s the same story at this year’s Money 20/20 Europe, now in full swing in Amsterdam. User authentication and a password free internet are all major topics being discussed at Europe’s largest FinTech event and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill is on the scene and…

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INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio

Jumio is a rising star in the biometrics industry thanks to its multiple award-winning mobile ID verification software: Netverify. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut, along with the company’s VP of Marketing, Dean Nicholls. The conversation begins with talk about Jumio’s accelerating rate of success, and the drivers behind it. The…

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INTERVIEW: Shiraz Kapadia, CEO, Invixium

INTERVIEW: Shiraz Kapadia, CEO, Invixium

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Shiraz Kapadia, CEO of Invixium. The conversation begins with an overview of the multimodal biometrics company’s history, touching on its problem solving focus and dedication to education. Kapadia then details Invixium’s impressive product lineup, including the “masterstroke” IXM TITAN which will be on display at the company’s booth (#6109)…

INTERVIEW: Sherida Sessa, Industry Vice President, ISC West

ISC West is just around the corner and we are preparing for another year of live event coverage here at FindBiometrics. In 2017 FindBiometrics entered an exclusive premier sponsorship with the world’s biggest security expo, and our managing editor Peter Counter recently spoke with Sherida Sessa, Industry Vice President at ISC West, beginning with talk…

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INTERVIEW Raffie Beroukhim, SVP, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America

INTERVIEW Raffie Beroukhim, SVP, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Raffie Beroukhim, Senior Vice President, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC Corporation of America. The conversation begins with an update on the company after a year of tremendous growth, and the market highlights in law enforcement, federal government and critical infrastructure that contributed to NECAM’s success. Beroukhim explains how Apple’s introduction…

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INTERVIEW: Deepak Dutt, President & CEO, Zighra

INTERVIEW: Deepak Dutt, President & CEO, Zighra

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke to Deepak Dutt, President and CEO of Zighra. The conversation begins with the Canadian behavioral biometrics company’s origin story and an overview of its innovative identity technology. After differentiating Zighra’s technology from other behavioral biometrics solutions, Dutt speaks about the major factors generating interest in the behavioral authentication space…

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INTERVIEW: Martin Zizi, and Pierre Pozzi, Aerendir Mobile, Inc.

INTERVIEW: Martin Zizi, and Pierre Pozzi, Aerendir Mobile, Inc.

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Aerendir CEO Martin Zizi and the company’s Chairman Pierre Pozzi, the makers of the NeuroPrint – one of the most ambitious and novel new biometrics technologies, which uses proprioceptive neurophysiology for authentication. The interview begins with an overview of NeuroPrint from Zizi, explaining how proprioception…

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INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. The conversation begins with a review of Crossmatch’s successes in India, China and the Middle East markets, as well as the biometric opportunities offered by today’s emerging markets around the globe. Agostinelli goes on to speak about Crossmatch’s educational initiatives and how his company is positioning…

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INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Iris ID‘s Vice President of Global Business Development and Sales, Mohammed Murad. The conversation begins on the topic of the recent Somaliland presidential election, in which Iris ID biometric technology played a crucial role, and how the success of that deployment will positively affect the iris biometrics industry…

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INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

INTERVIEW: Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA. The interview begins with an overview of the new company structure after the 2017 merger of OT and Safran Identity & Security that resulted in IDEMIA’s creation, as well as an explanation of IDEMIA’s Augmented Identity core philosophy. The discussion then turns…

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INTERVIEW: Colleen Dunlap, CEO, StoneLock

INTERVIEW: Colleen Dunlap, CEO, StoneLock

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Colleen Dunlap, CEO of StoneLock – a global facial recognition security company. The conversation begins with a brief overview of the company’s history, and why StoneLock’s near infrared facial recognition stands out in the competitive physical access market. Dunlap then speaks about the enterprise biometrics market and other…

INTERVIEW: David Pollington, Senior Director Technology, GSMA

We are less than one month away from Mobile World Congress 2018 – the world’s premiere mobile technology congress hosted in Barcelona by the GSMA. Gearing up for our live event coverage, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with David Pollington, Senior Director Technology at GSMA. The conversation opens on the topic of Mobile World…

Year in Review 2017: Maxine Most, Acuity Market Intelligence

Acuity Market Intelligence and its Principal Analyst, Maxine Most, were among the earliest industry experts to predict the full extent of the mobile biometrics revolution, and they have kept on the ball over the past year. Acuity’s prediction at the start of 2017 that cheaper biometric smartphones would flood into the market presaged the increasing…

Year in Review: Interview with Sergio Rainero, COO, Green Bit

That 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of Green Bit is just one of the reasons it was a big year for the Italy-based company. The year also saw the appointment of a new head of sales in the US; the launch of its new DactyScan84t and MultiScan527t fingerprint scanners; and a strong showing in a…

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INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP Sales, SecuGen

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP Sales, SecuGen

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jeff Brown, Vice President of Sales at SecuGen. The conversation begins with with a review of SecuGen’s activities at CES earlier this month and a recap of the company’s 2017 highlights. Brown goes on to speak about SecuGen’s ambitions in the biometric software arena, the market landscape from…

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Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Year in Review 2017: Smartmatic’s Samira Saba on the Rise of Biometric Elections

Headquartered in London, Smartmatic is a specialist in digital elections technology with offices across the globe. True to form, 2017 saw the company bringing its biometric technology to a diverse range of clients across Sierra Leone, Armenia, Estonia, and Argentina. In her interview with FindBiometrics, Smartmatic Integrated Communications Director Samira Saba starts things off with…

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