Interviews

Interviews
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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INTERVIEW: Visa Canada’s Gord Jamieson on the Popularity of Financial Biometrics [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Visa Canada’s Gord Jamieson on the Popularity of Financial Biometrics [AUDIO]

Visa Canada recently made headlines by publishing survey results indicating that Canadians’ familiarity with biometric technologies is stoking greater enthusiasm for fingerprint authentication in payments scenarios. Commissioned by Visa, the survey was conducted by AYTM Market Research and provided insights into how Canadian adults feel about different biometric modalities. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke…

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INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

INTERVIEW: Christian Fredrikson, President and CEO, Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards is a prolific biometric technology vendor, with its fingerprint sensors shipping on 300 smartphone models. But mobile fingerprint scanning is only part of the equation for the company that aims to be a leading biometric company – FPC became a multimodal biometrics provider last year with the acquisition of Delta ID, and the…

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INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, President & CEO, IDEMIA US & Canada

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, President & CEO, IDEMIA US & Canada

One of the most ground-shaking acquisitions in the biometrics industry in the past five years was the purchase of Safran Identity & Security (formerly Morpho) by Advent International. Initially branded under the moniker OT-Morpho, the resultant identity tech giant officially became IDEMIA earlier this autumn. The operational scope of IDEMIA is massive, covering everything from border…

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INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

INTERVIEW: Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. The conversation begins with an in-depth discussion of the biometric smart card market, in which IDEX is a significant player, providing fingerprint sensors for the biometric Mastercard. The interview then broadens to the larger picture in mobility, namely: how IDEX sees its role…

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Daniel Asraf, Senior Vice President Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto. The conversation begins with talk of how Gemalto’s 2017 acquisition of 3M’s identity business has affected the company, before going on to detail the vertical markets it’s pursuing. O’Neill and Asraf then discuss the rise of multimodality and Gemalto’s biometric product lineup,…

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INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key. The interview begins with highlights from BIO-key’s exciting and productive 2017, as well as discussion of the financial biometrics market, before taking a deep-dive into the company’s enterprise operations. O’Neill and Sullivan delve into the nuances of implementing…

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