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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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