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ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Over the past few years, biometric surveillance based on facial recognition technology has emerged as an important and highly active industry, with a number of companies offering solutions that can scan faces directly through live video feeds. But this year, an unfamiliar face has emerged onto the scene: Kogniz, a California-based startup, has officially launched,…

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Princeton Identity VP Bob McKee Talks Iris-Based Access Control [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Since spinning off from its parent company SRI International in 2016, Princeton Identity has established a rising profile as a provider of sophisticated iris recognition technology, not least because its solutions powered the flagship biometric authentication capabilities of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 smartphones. Now, the company is looking to make a bigger name…

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Selfie-based authentication has emerged as a key trend over the last year, thanks in part to Apple’s outsized role in popularizing the technology with its Face ID facial recognition system on its latest iPhones. Ipsidy, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the key software players in the area of face-based authentication, offering multimodal biometric solutions…

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

IDEMIA had a huge presence at the 2018 Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas last month, and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to talk with multiple executives from the company live on the show floor. Among them was Gary Jones, the head of the company’s Biometric Access & Time Solutions division, who chatted…

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Crossmatch CEO Rich Agostinelli. The interview begins with talk of the autumn’s big news: in September Crossmatch was acquired by HID Global. After detailing how the acquisition will affect the company, Agostinelli shed some light on Crossmatch’s product line and use cases for its NOMAD biometric readers, as well as…

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

The FIDO Alliance has had a very big year, in no small part thanks to its launch of the FIDO2 authentication standard and its launch of the Biometric Component Certification Program. These are major developments for the identity industry as a whole, setting the stage for broad implementation of stronger authentication security, and with digital identity…

[Money20/20] IDEMIA VP Garfield Smith Talks ‘Augmented Identity’

[Money20/20] IDEMIA VP Garfield Smith Talks ‘Augmented Identity’

As one of the biggest solutions providers in the identity industry, IDEMIA naturally had an extensive presence at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. And as a result, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to catch up with a few of its executives on the show floor, including Biometric Access & Time Solutions…

[Money20/20] IDEMIA’s Megan Heinze Talks Mobile Driver’s Licenses

[Money20/20] IDEMIA’s Megan Heinze Talks Mobile Driver’s Licenses

As one of the biggest solutions provider operating in the identity industry, IDEMIA had a wide-spanning presence at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. But a central focus for the company was clearly its Mobile Driver License (MDL) project, which is aimed at establish a government-certified, virtual driver’s license that can exist entirely within…

[Money20/20] Pinn CEO Will Summerlin On Why This Year Is ‘All About Growth’

[Money20/20] Pinn CEO Will Summerlin On Why This Year Is ‘All About Growth’

As the financial services industry has continued to shift away from password-based security and toward more sophisticated solutions like biometrics, Pinn has emerged over the past year as an important new solutions provider with its open API platform. Accordingly the company was in attendance at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, where FindBiometrics President…

[Money20/20] MicroStrategy VP James Letsky On the Value of Mobile Data

[Money20/20] MicroStrategy VP James Letsky On the Value of Mobile Data

MicroStrategy established itself as an important player in the mobile security revolution a couple of years ago with the launch of its Usher platform. Essentially designed to turn a user’s mobile device into a security credential through the use of NFC, Bluetooth, and QR code technology, it also supported the use of biometrics for extra-secure…

[Money20/20] IDEMIA VP Gary Jones On Frictionless Biometrics at the Bank

[Money20/20] IDEMIA VP Gary Jones On Frictionless Biometrics at the Bank

IDEMIA is a major player in the global biometric industry, and its work spans across a range of sectors. An ongoing effort in the government sector, for example, entails the development of mobile driver’s license technology that uses facial recognition for user identification. But at Money20/20, the overall focus is, of course, on what’s going…

[Money20/20] Aware VP David Benini Talks Knomi, FIDO, and Aware’s Big UK Contract

[Money20/20] Aware VP David Benini Talks Knomi, FIDO, and Aware’s Big UK Contract

It was just about a year ago that Aware became one of the most notable biometrics specialists to offer a multimodal biometric authentication platform for mobile apps. Called Knomi, the SDK package immediately became one of Aware’s key flagship offerings, and it attained even more prestige this summer when it attained FIDO UAF 1.1 certification.…

[Money20/20] CEO John Ahrens On Veratad’s Expansion

[Money20/20] CEO John Ahrens On Veratad’s Expansion

Veratad has been active in identity verification technologies for over a decade now, but it’s currently taking some bold new steps. One of them is the decision to become an exhibitor for the first time at Money20/20, where Veratad CEO John E. Ahrens spoke with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill on the show floor. In their…

[Money20/20] Jumio’s Philipp Pointner On the Big ZoOm News

[Money20/20] Jumio’s Philipp Pointner On the Big ZoOm News

As the appetite for selfie-based authentication solutions has intensified over the last couple of years, Jumio has established itself as a clear winner among solutions providers, racking up accolades and some really impressive sales numbers thanks to its Netverify solution. A range of organizations, particular in the financial services industry, have enthusiastically embraced the system,…

[Money20/20] BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas On Why He’s Buying Everybody Lunch

[Money20/20] BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas On Why He’s Buying Everybody Lunch

BioConnect has had a very busy October. Only about a week ago, the company announced that it had upgraded BioConnect ID, a multimodal authentication platform for the enterprise that supports facial, fingerprint, eye, voice, and behavioral biometrics. Then the Toronto-based company’s executives flew down to Las Vegas for Money20/20, where they’ve announced a big new…

[Money20/20] IDEX’s David Orme Talks Biometric Cards

[Money20/20] IDEX’s David Orme Talks Biometric Cards

It’s an exciting time for IDEX Biometrics. The fingerprint sensor specialist has been one of the key players pioneering biometric payment card technology, and largescale deployments appear to be imminent, with a major partner, Mastercard, thought to be negotiating with banks about delivering the technology to customers. Understandably, biometric cards were the main topic of…

[Money20/20] CLEAR’s CEO Talks Biometric Access Control and Naked Payments

[Money20/20] CLEAR’s CEO Talks Biometric Access Control and Naked Payments

With biometric technology being a bigger topic than ever at this year’s Money20/20 Las Vegas, one of the most fascinating panel discussions was focused on one particular biometrics program, albeit a very ambitious one: CLEAR. It started out as a system aimed at using biometric identification to expedite airport screening for members, but has recently…

INTERVIEW: Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn

INTERVIEW: Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn. The interview begins with an overview of the company’s background, as well as the authentication challenges it was founded to address, and Summerlin provides some insight into the company’s security offerings. The conversation shifts to talk of the rise in behavioral biometrics, their…

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