About Stephen Mayhew

Stephen Mayhew is the publisher and co-founder of Biometrics Research Group, Inc.. His experience includes a mix of entrepreneurship, brand development and publishing. Stephen attended Carleton University and lives in Toronto, Canada. Connect with Stephen on LinkindIn.

Veridium appoints fintech veteran to drive company growth

Biometrics software startup Veridium has announced the appointment of James Stickland as new CEO. Stickland is a seasoned financial technology industry executive with decades of experience and has served in senior executive roles for HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and Cisco, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios. He most recently served as managing director of U.K.-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. As Veridium CEO, Stickland will be primarily focused on driving

Changi airport selects MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal

Safran Identity & Security announced that Singapore’s Changi airport has selected the MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal. MorphoPass uses biometric identification to manage a passenger’s journey through an airport and makes checkpoints faster and less intrusive for travelers at bag drop, airside access and passport control, as well as the boarding control point. According to a company statement, the MorphoPass project is focused on three points: improving security, operational efficiency and passenger experience. To meet these three needs

7-Eleven implementing biometrics, CCTV to prevent wages fraud by Australian franchisees

Australia`s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has signed a agreement with convenience store chain 7-Eleven to use biometric technology and CCTV supervision to prevent worker exploitation by franchisees, according to a report by The ABC. 7-Eleven will integrate and manage biometric time and attendance systems and CCTV at all stores to allow its head office to monitor worker hours and ensure workers are paid correctly. An FWO spokesperson said the proactive compliance deed committed the company to preventing wages fraud and

Valencell marks three years of triple digit growth

Valencell has achieved a third consecutive year of triple digit growth for its biometric wearable technology in 2016 with a 360 percent increase in companies who have acquired Valencell technology over last year. The company also reports robust interest in its technology for hearables for fitness and healthcare applications. Valencell develops performance biometric sensor technology and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for

EyeVerify CEO says biometric banking breakthrough has already begun

The tipping point for biometric authentication for mobile banking may have already arrived, EyeVerify CEO and founder Toby Rush says. Further, that position is not one of optimism, he says, but observation of financial institutions currently achieving their user experience and security goals with biometric implementations. When it was acquired by Ant Financial in September, EyeVerify already had dozens of clients in production, and was moving more through the procoess. The company announced last week that Poland-based Comarch will use

World Border Security Congress to address identity and biometrics at the border

Identity, biometrics and advanced passenger information (API) at the border will be some of the key subjects addressed at the World Border Security Congress to be held in Morocco next March. The “Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation” session will address how ease of travel for bona fide travelers has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics and e-visas and how can biometrics can be implemented in compliance within legal, privacy and data

UAE government adopting facial and iris recognition to identify customers

UAE government departments plan to adopt new biometric verification processes including facial recognition and iris recognition within two years, according to a report in Arabian Business. Currently, residents have to show their Emirates ID at majority of the government departments to complete any transaction. “Iris scans and facial recognition are very important add-ons to our system,” saidf Shukri Al Braiki, director, Emirates Identity Authority. “You use biometrics to ensure that you avoid duplicating a record, which means issuing more than

Vision-Box and BioSSL pick up Sesames Awards

At this year`s Sesames Awards, Vision-Box was acknowledged for the best egovernement solution for its Happy Flow Smart Cities product and BioSSL took the prize for the best cybersecurity solution. Organized as part of Trustech, the Sesames Awards are a competition showcasing innovation and the best technological innovations in the trust-based technologies industry. Entries are submitted to a panel of 18 international experts all recognized within their field of expertise. Panel members selected the finalists and winners of the Sesames

Bodet introduces employee feedback apps for its time and attendance terminal

Bodet Ltd have introduced software apps for businesses to carry out automated employee surveys and receive staff suggestions directly through Bodet’s Kelio Visio X7 time and attendance terminals. Bodet introduced the Kelio Visio X7 interactive time and attendance system in January of this year. The new staff survey and staff suggestion apps prompts employees to make suggestions as they clock in or out, without having to fill in forms. The engagement is ongoing as it also provides a communication trail

SecuGen to demo bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor at CES

Optical fingerprint device and technology vendor SecuGen announced that they will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged, and affordable at the CES 2017 show in Las Vegas in January. According to a company statement, the UN20 Bluetooth uses a Bluetooth interface with a simple and easy to use set of commands that allows the developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint