Callsign has become the newest member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Innovators Community. The Community is a collection of leading start-ups that are driving innovation in their respective fields, either through the development of new business models or the creation of new technologies.
The WEF previously recognized Callsign as a Technology Pioneer back in 2019. At the time, the WEF indicated that the company’s multifactor authentication tech could change the way that organizations build trust in a digital environment, since it could minimize the amount of friction for legitimate users while still barring access to potential criminals.
Callsign will be positioned to deliver on that promise after receiving the invite to the Global Innovators Community. Members can use the platform to engage directly with leading organizations in the public and private sectors, and work with those organizations to build solutions that address current security challenges. Callsign is already involved with the WEF’s Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence communities, and will be able to help set priorities and shape the agenda for those issues moving forward.
“Our world is more connected than ever and the World Economic Forum recognises that this revolution presents an opportunity to adopt technologies and establish digital trust for a more inclusive and human centred future,” said Callsign Chairman and CEO Zia Hayat. “It’s a privilege to be invited to work with the World Economic Forum and to collaborate with organizations in public, private and academic sectors as well as governments to establish digital trust and secure the future of the global economy.”
Callsign is best known for its behavioral biometric technology, which has already been delivered to financial institutions like Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank. The has spent the past year trying to raise its profile in the US after bringing on a new senior advisor last July. The WEF, meanwhile, has argued that organizations should be replacing passwords with biometric authentication to better protect themselves in a remote work environment.