Interviews

Interviews
Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

Interview: FacePhi CEO Javier Mira on the Biometrics Specialist’s Amazing Ascent

The booming biometrics market has seen a lot of success stories over the last several years, but in the financial services sector, FacePhi is one that really stands out. The Spain-based firm was one of the first to wholeheartedly embrace the concept of selfie-based authentication via facial recognition, launching its flagship Selphi authentication solution back…

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Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

Interview: CTO David Harding Discusses ImageWare’s Big New Identity Platform

ImageWare has been a major player in the enterprise biometrics market for many years now, accruing renown largely for its GoVerifyID solution, which supports multiple authentication factors including facial, fingerprint, palm, and voice recognition. And while that platform delivered some exciting news from ImageWare last September when the company announced it had been integrated into…

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Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

Interview: IDEMIA’s Civil Identity Head Matt Thompson on Mobile ID and Pearson VUE

IDEMIA is a giant in the identity space, having been formed in 2017 with the merger of two of the biggest identity security specialists in the world, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security. Nevertheless, the company has shown relentless dynamism in its operations, rolling out sophisticated new technologies over the last several months and…

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INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

INTERVIEW: BioCatch’s Frances Zelazny on Biometrics, Education and New Fraud Threats

Last week, our sibling site FindBiometrics published part one of an extensive interview with Frances Zelazny, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, BioCatch. That first half of her conversation with Peter Counter, Managing Editor of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World, dealt with how behavioral biometrics can thwart sophisticated vishing fraud attacks, the behavioral insights market, and…

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INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics has established itself as a world leader in supplying fingerprint algorithm software. The company has also proven adept at maneuvering to navigate the market changes that have ensued, from the dramatic rise of smartphone-based fingerprint sensors to that market’s saturation to the expansion to multimodal capabilities. Precise Biometrics also has a relatively new…

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INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

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INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

With FaceTec having become the first company in the world to attain Level 1 certification for its authentication solution in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection evaluation program earlier this year, and having more recently seen that solution integrated into Jumio’s high-profile Netverify service, there was much to discuss in our latest interview with FaceTec CEO, Kevin…

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INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy on Spoofing and PAD Testing [PART ONE]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy on Spoofing and PAD Testing [PART ONE]

FaceTec has had a big year. The company marks a successful 2018 with some high-profile integrations of its AI-driven ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution, which utilizes standard 2D smart device cameras and webcams to create 3D FaceMaps with its patented ZoOm motion technology. ZoOm is now securing user logins on five continents in several industries, including…

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INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi

Mobile ID World recently caught up with Javier Mira, Co-founder and CEO, FacePhi, for an interview about the facial recognition company’s recent activity. The conversation begins with talk about the effect Apple’s Face ID has had on the mobile face biometrics market at large, as well as the substantial growth FacePhi has seen over recent…

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INTERVIEW:  John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

INTERVIEW: John E. Ahrens, CEO, Veratad

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed John E. Ahrens, CEO of Veratad, a world class provider of age and identity verification solutions. The conversation begins with discussion of the company’s origins involving the convergence of online banking and payments with age verification technology. Ahrens proceeds to outline Veratad’s product lineup, including its document…

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Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

Interview with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the…

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INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…

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INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio on Frictionless Banking, GDPR and Verifying Over 120 Million IDs in a Year

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio on Frictionless Banking, GDPR and Verifying Over 120 Million IDs in a Year

Jumio is a rising star in the biometrics industry thanks to its multiple award-winning mobile ID verification software: Netverify. Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut, along with the company’s VP of Marketing, Dean Nicholls. The conversation begins with talk about Jumio’s accelerating rate of success, and the drivers behind…

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INTERVIEW: Michael Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy

INTERVIEW: Michael Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy. The conversation begins with how MicroStrategy is delivering on its vision of the Intelligent Enterprise. The concept shows us how a unified mobile identity, device management and communication capabilities can be tightly integrated with analytics to bring a simple solution that’s…

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Interview with Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

Interview with Yves Portalier, EVP for Connected Objects, IDEMIA

Mobile ID World 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…

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INTERVIEW: David Pollington, Senior Director Technology, GSMA

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, Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with David Pollington, Senior Director Technology at GSMA. The conversation opens on the topic of…

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Interview with Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

Interview with Hemant Mardia, CEO, IDEX ASA

Mobile ID World 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…

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