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New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

New BioCatch CRO to Spearhead Company’s Ambitious Growth Plans

BioCatch has a new Chief Revenue Officer; Bill Sytsma will lead the company’s sales and professional services team, and will oversee “an ambitious plan for growth,” according to a statement announcing his appointment. Sytsma comes to the company from ThreatMetrix, another provider of an enterprise-focused digital security platform, where he served as the company’s Americas…

FIDO Alliance Adds HYPR to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Adds HYPR to its Board of Directors

HYPR is the latest company to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the FIDO Alliance, with company co-founder and CTO Bojan Simic stepping up to serve as HYPR’s official delegate. “HYPR believes that FIDO standards provide enterprises with a powerful framework for securing their customers and employees without the use of passwords,” said…

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp Brings on Former US Marshall to Lead Financial Crime Division

Trust Stamp has tapped a longtime law enforcement veteran to serve as the company’s new Director of Financial Crime Services. John Bridge brings 34 years of experience to the position, including 25 years as a US Marshall. During that time, Bridge was at the forefront of financial crime investigation. He previously served as the Senior…

Aware Issues Strong Q1 Update, Bolstered by Mobile Biometrics Success

Aware Issues Strong Q1 Update, Bolstered by Mobile Biometrics Success

“Knomi is an SDK package designed to enable biometric facial and voice recognition on a standard mobile device, with on-device storage of users’ biometric data.” Aware, Inc. has issued its results for Q1, ended March 31st, showing a strong year-over-year improvement. Revenues came in at $3.7 million, compared to revenues of $2.9 million in the…

Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

Behavioral Biometrics Company TypingDNA Appoints New VP of Sales

“In his new position with TypingDNA, Freeman will be based in the company’s US office, and will focus on building its presence in the American market.” As it seeks to expand, Romania-based behavioral biometrics startup TypingDNA has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales. The new VP, Terry Freeman, comes to the…

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

Thales Pursues Final Share Buyout with Gemalto to be Delisted May 29th

“Now, since it holds over 95 percent of Gemalto’s shares, Thales has been following through on its statutory obligation to buy out the remaining shares in order to attain a 100 percent shareholding.” Just a little over 97 percent of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to Thales‘ acquisition offer, the companies have announced. It’s…

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Selfie Biometrics Specialist Jumio Gets New CEO

Jumio has a new chief executive. Robert Prigge, who previously served as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, has been promoted to the role of President. In a statement announcing the change, Jumio’s Board of Directors highlighted Prigge’s “track record of success” as the company’s CRO, as well as his previous experience in high-level positions with…

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

Thales Formally Completes its Acquisition of Gemalto

After months of negotiations, Thales has finally completed its acquisition of Gemalto. The final price tag was €4.8 billion, and increases Thales’s revenues to €19 billion for 2018. “With Gemalto, Thales has acquired a set of highly complementary technologies and competencies with applications in all of our five vertical markets,” said Thales Chairman and CEO…

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

Robert Mueller Becomes Zwipe CTO

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and will be instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of our technology platform to our expanding global customer base.” – André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A longtime NEXT Biometrics executive has now become Zwipe‘s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Robert Mueller – no, not that Robert Mueller – is…

Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

Gemalto Shareholders Accept Thales’ Acquisition Offer

It’s official: Thales and Gemalto are merging. With the March 28th deadline for Gemalto shareholders to accept Thales’ acquisition offer now passed, the companies report that 85.58 percent of shares have been tendered, rendering the deal unconditional. As of April 1st, Gemalto will be consolidated into Thales’ financial statements, while payment of the share offer…

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

Synaptics Announces CEO’s Departure, Lower-End Revenue Guidance

“We are focused on capturing numerous opportunities before us and evolving the company under new leadership to increase shareholder value. We thank Rick for his contributions to Synaptics.” Nelson Chan, Executive Chairman of the Board, Synaptics With Synaptics‘ leadership anticipating lower revenues than had been hoped for the third fiscal quarter, the company has announced…

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales-Gemalto Merger to Move Forward With or Without Russian Approval

Thales is now ready to move ahead with its acquisition of Gemalto, even if the merger has not obtained all of the global regulatory clearances yet. The companies have announced that Thales is waiving the Offer Condition pertaining to antitrust and foreign investment regulations in Russia, the last remaining country in which the merger has…

Jumio Targets Latin American Market with New Sales Office in Brazil

Jumio Targets Latin American Market with New Sales Office in Brazil

“The move is in keeping with Jumio’s recent push into Latin America…” Jumio is expanding its presence in Latin America with a new sales office in Brazil. The expansion effort will be led by newly appointed Regional Director Samer Atassi, who brings more than 25 years of strategic planning and international sales experience to the…

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

Court OKs DoJ’s Merger Clearance for Thales and Gemalto

“The companies say that together with the antitrust and foreign investment clearances they have received from authorities in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Turkey, as well as the CFIUS, they now have 12 of the 14 regulatory approvals needed for their merger.” Only two more regulatory clearances…

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

Thales, Gemalto Obtain DoJ Clearance for Merger

“The approval is dependent on Thales’ agreement to sell off its Hardware Security Modules business, a condition that was also set by other regulatory authorities, perhaps most notably the European Commission.” Thales and Gemalto are now on the cusp of sealing the deal for their proposed merger: The companies have announced that Thales’ offer to…

IDEMIA Announces Secure Enterprise Transactions Division

IDEMIA Announces Secure Enterprise Transactions Division

“The company’s Financial Institutions, Connected Objects, and Mobile Operators divisions are all joining together to form the Secure Enterprise Transactions, or SET, division.” IDEMIA has announced further changes to its corporate structure, a little over a year after its last major overhaul. Essentially, the changes comprise the consolidation of three previously discrete business units. The…

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Hong Kong’s Blockpass IDN has joined forces with Malta’s Blockchain Advisory (BCA) to develop a new blockchain ecosystem that will help set regulatory standards for the emerging digital landscape. The BCA is a group of tech regulatory specialists that has been pioneering blockchain policy with the Maltese government, while Blockpass is a digital identity application…

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido to Open Paris Office as Part of €4M Expansion Effort in France

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

IDEX Intensifies China Focus with Latest Biometric Cards Partner

IDEX Intensifies China Focus with Latest Biometric Cards Partner

“It’s beyond doubt that the market for biometric cards will ramp significantly in 2019. During the second half of 2018 a vast range of card integrators have geared up their efforts to commercialize biometric cards which will provide simple, secure and personal authentication for all. We see especially strong pull in China, and we are…

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