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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…

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

INTERVIEW: Precise Biometrics CEO Håkan Persson

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. The conversation details the transformative period the company has navigated in 2017, beginning with discussion of how it is addressing last year’s announcement that its long-time hardware partner, Fingerprint Cards (FPC), will be replacing Precise’s algorithm solutions with its own biometric…

INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Toronto-based BioConnect has long been one of the major multimodal biometric solutions providers for businesses, having collaborated with some big names like Visa. Lately, the company has been keen to highlight how this kind of technology can be used to prevent high-profile data breach fiascos, and it looks like a growing proportion of the enterprise…

INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

This week at Money20/20, FindBiometrics reported live from the show floor, where biometrics had an unprecedented presence. Among the attending firms representing the biometrics industry was Biocryptology, a company dedicated to revolutionizing access control on a universal scale. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill took the opportunity to speak with Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology. The live interview begins with…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec’s John Wojewidka at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

While FaceTec has been developing and refining its unique mobile facial recognition solution for quite some time, the timing of its ZoOm SDK’s launch this summer appears to have been propitious. The 3D face recognition solution arrived at a time of growing awareness of the need for liveness detection in biometric authentication, and brought said…

INTERVIEW: David Benini, VP, Aware, Inc. at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Aware, Inc. has long been one of the big names of the biometrics industry, applying its technology across the consumer, commercial, and government sectors. As disclosed in its latest quarterly update, the company has lately placed a strong focus on R&D, and that has evidently borne fruit in the form of Knomi, Aware’s new mobile…

INTERVIEW: Fujitsu’s Jason Bradlee at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics was at Money20/20 this week, covering the biometrics boom underway in financial services. Biometrics have had a presence at Money20/20 since year one, but never before has strong authentication and biometry been so prolific at the Las Vegas conference. At Money20/20, FindBiometrics Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Jason Bradlee, Head of…

INTERVIEW: Frances Zelazny, VP, BioCatch at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Behavioral biometrics has emerged in recent years as an exciting new security technology in the digital space, and BioCatch has been one of its leading pioneers. And while it already enjoyed a high profile in the industry, the company’s eponymous platform got a big boost this week with the news that Samsung SDS was integrating…

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

HYPR has had a big year in 2017. On the heels of a funding round that brought in $3 million in venture capital toward the end of 2016, HYPR launched its biometric security platform for e-commerce in January, and proceeded to get the server component of its platform FIDO certified just a few months later.…

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Jumio won some early acclaim last year after it integrated facial recognition into its Netverify identity verification platform, but it’s in the months since it combined this technology with document verification earlier this year that Jumio’s success has really skyrocketed. The platform has seen numerous integrations and won industry acclaim, and Jumio’s latest quarterly update…

INTERVIEW ROUNDUP: Money20/20’s Biometric Conversation

INTERVIEW ROUNDUP: Money20/20’s Biometric Conversation

Money20/20 is always a hub of major financial biometrics news, year after year serving as the stage for major product announcements, inspiring thought leadership, dynamic conversation, and industry-shaking partnerships. This year, the Las Vegas conference was more biometrics-focused than ever before, with strong authentication playing a pivotal role in everything from futuristic Augmented Reality retail…

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

The FIDO Alliance is having a high-profile week in Las Vegas at the Money20/20 conference. The strong authentication consortium’s standards are being highlighted on stage and in the media, thanks to major integrations and demonstrations of FIDO Certified technology— though, with the Alliance nearing the 400 FIDO Certified products milestone, this kind of proliferation doesn’t come as…

INTERVIEW: Crossmatch’s Michel Nerrant at Money20/20 2017 [Audio]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Money 20/20 this week, and biometrics are everywhere, from new wearable retail concepts, to behind the scenes providing continuous authentication. As an indication of just how important Money20/20’s Las Vegas show has become to the biometrics industry, even the massive global players like Crossmatch are in attendance. Peter O’Neill, President,…

INTERVIEW: Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

The iris recognition market has been heating up thanks in large part to the pioneering efforts of Samsung, which has put the technology front and center in its newest flagship smartphones. It’s no surprise, then, that the key supplier of Samsung’s iris biometric technology, Princeton Identity, has attracted a lot of attention at this year’s…

INTERVIEW: Thomas Rex, SVP, Fingerprint Cards at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Many of the biggest names in the biometrics industry have converged in Las Vegas this week for Money20/20, not the least of which is Fingerprint Cards. The company has established itself as one of the biggest suppliers of fingerprint sensors for the mobile industry, and has reported an almost constant stream of smartphone integrations over…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Facial recognition is a massively popular biometric modality in FinTech, and the outlook is looking even brighter now that Apple has included it on the upcoming iPhone X. At Money20/20, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill caught up with Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi – a face biometrics company well positioned to take advantage of the modality’s rising…

INTERVIEW: Jeff Rogers, VP Sales, Sensory at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Rogers, VP Sales, Sensory at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is reporting live form Money20/20 in Las Vegas this week, where artificial intelligence and biometrics are taking center stage when it comes to dynamic discussion. It’s fitting then that Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with Jeff Rogers, Vice President of Sales for Sensory – a biometrics company specializing in face,…

INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP, NuData Security at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP, NuData Security at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

At the top of 2017, FindBiometrics pegged behavioral biometrics as a technology set to go mainstream. Now, with the biggest and most disruptive FinTech conference underway in Las Vegas, it’s clear this prediction was prescient. Behavioral biometrics are at the core of major integrations, enlightening talks, and game-changing solutions this year at Money20/20, and NuData…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President, Americas, Daon at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas this week at Money 20/20, where biometrics are everywhere – from interviews with Steve Wozniak to expert FinTech panels. On Monday, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Conor White, President, Americas, Daon. Daon is a familiar face at Money20/20’s global events, but this year the company came to…

INTERVIEW: Everything You Need To Know About BioCatch’s Nexsign Integration

INTERVIEW: Everything You Need To Know About BioCatch’s Nexsign Integration

BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny expands on Money20/20’s big behavioral biometrics news Today at the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch announced the integration of its continuous authentication technology into Samsung SDS’s Nexsign solution. FindBiometrics is at Money20/20 this week too, reporting live, and we got all the prescient details on this major authentication…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. The conversation begins with some highlights of Sensory’s exceptional year before diving into the details of a recent major milestone for the company: the integration of its TrulySecure biometric software into LG’s latest flagship smartphones. LG’s move came in anticipation of Apple’s recent Face ID announcement, and…

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

INTERVIEW: George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed George Avetisov, CEO, HYPR Corp. The conversation begins with a brief history of the company and an overview of its decentralized security technology before delving into the vertical markets HYPR is finding success in. The discussion then touches on the company’s recent acknowledgement as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors”,…

INTERVIEW: Tracey Davies, Managing Director, Money20/20

INTERVIEW: Tracey Davies, Managing Director, Money20/20

Next week all eyes will be on Las Vegas for Money20/20, the biggest and most essential payments and FinTech industry event in the world. As usual, FindBiometrics will be there, reporting from the ground floor and sparking the financial biometrics discussion with our panel: Biometric FinTech in the Real World. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

FedID: Interview With Green Bit’s Nadia Reid [AUDIO]

FedID: Interview With Green Bit’s Nadia Reid [AUDIO]

The inaugural FedID conference is currently underway in Washington D.C. and FindBiometrics is there on the show floor. Reporting from the exhibition floor, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill spoke with Nadia Reid, VP of Business and Sales Development, Green Bit. The interview begins with talk of what makes Green Bit stand out as a company in…

Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Interview With Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe is wrapping up today in Copenhagen, and FindBiometrics is there reporting live from the exhibition floor. Earlier today, FindBiometrcs president Peter O’Neill caught up with Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics for a brief interview. The conversation starts on the topic of TOC’s development of facial recognition technology supported by deep learning, the latter…

Money20/20 Europe: Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, Talks Biometric Payment Cards [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, Talks Biometric Payment Cards [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Copenhagen for Money20/20 Europe, where the leading minds in FinTech are networking with executives from the biometrics industry helping transform commerce. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill caught up with Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, to talk about biometric payment cards and fingerprint sensor technology. Listen to our exclusive Money20/20 Europe interview with Dr.…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for the ISC West 2017 conference and exhibition. Today FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill stopped by the Princeton Identity booth (#7079) for a brief interview with company CEO Mark Clifton. Princeton Identity is attending the show in the wake of some major releases—its iris recognition technology is featured on Samsung’s recently…

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…