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NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Gets New CEO

NuData Security’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer is taking over as the company’s new CEO. Christopher Bailey will be replacing company co-founder Michel Giasson, who is retiring after 12 years of service as the former CEO. Though the assignment is technically a promotion, Bailey co-founded NuData alongside Giasson in 2007 and is extremely…

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Neil MacDonald is taking over as Sequent’s new Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sequent is a data security specialist with a platform that tokenizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The process makes that information useless to hackers and other cybercriminals, and can be used to protect everything from bank accounts to…

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

IDEMIA Looks to Expand Government Reach with New Head of Business Development

“Thompson brings 26 years of executive experience to the role, and has spent much of it helping companies build better business relationships with the Federal Government, which was a key factor in his hiring. IDEMIA has officially brought on Sean Thompson as the company’s new Head of Business Development for IDEMIA Identity & Security, North…

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This Week’s Top Stories: The Art of the Deal

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is about as varied as they come, with stories spanning smart car tech, online gambling, biometric payment cards, and more. But if there’s any theme to discern in this lineup, it may perhaps be dealmaking. Three of this week’s top stories involved companies teaming together on…

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

“The announcement comes just ahead of the ID4Africa conference, in which Integrated Biometrics has participated since the conference’s launch in 2015.” Integrated Biometrics is looking to strengthen its presence in the African market, announcing its first office located in South Africa. The office will be headed by Integrated Biometrics founding partner Jim Seaborn, who has…

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

“Javier brings an interesting new outlook on the digital ecosystem to the GSMA and has a solid understanding of the key topics impacting the region.” – Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA The GSMA has a new Head of Latin America. Javier Piñeiro comes to the mobile alliance from a previous position as Google’s Commercial…

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Hires Sanjay Dhawan to Lead Automotive Spin-off

Nuance Communications has tapped Sanjay Dhawan to lead Nuance Automotive when the mobility division becomes an independent company later this year. Nuance Automotive will be spun off on October 1, at which point it will be a publicly traded entity focusing exclusively on automotive software and mobility technology. Dhawan will join Nuance Communications on July…

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico has appointed two new executives to its team and has a new member on its advisory board, the company has announced. Jeff Kukowski is Yubico’s new Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to the company from SecureAuth, which he helmed as CEO and Board Director from 2015 to 2018. Bill Rule, meanwhile, joins Yubico as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FaceTec Appoints New SVP Business Development

FaceTec Appoints New SVP Business Development

“We’re in the right place at the right time with the right technology, and now we’re building our business development team to match to our incredible dev team.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec has a new business development executive aiming to build up its activities on the west side of the Atlantic: Richard Lobovsky…

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

Zwipe’s New VP of Business Development is a Biometric Cards Expert

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

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