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AUDIO INTERVIEW: GSMA’s David Pollington Talks Mobile Connect and Biometrics at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: GSMA’s David Pollington Talks Mobile Connect and Biometrics at MWC 2018

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, where the future of mobility is in full view. Emerging 5G, automotive, drones, FinTech, and secure identity technologies are all being showcased at the event, painting a bright and prosperous mobile-powered tomorrow. Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, had a chance to speak with…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

AUDIO INTERVIEW: IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon on Biometric Smart Cards at MWC

Biometric smart cards are a major topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The fingerprint secured credit card space heated up in 2017 and now, at the dawn of 2018 the industry is headed towards commercialization of the next generation card payment solution. That’s the focus of FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill’s conversation with…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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