Biometric Update Bloggers

The Biometric Update Blog offers a regular look at trending biometrics topics and occasional guest posts discussing unique perspectives on issues, products and the future of our industry.

If you are interested in contributing to our blog, please contact us.

Staff Posts

David Hamilton
David Hamilton is a technology journalist who contributes to He focuses primarily on long format feature interviews.

Rawlson King
Rawlson blogs regularily on issues affecting the biometrics industry, government policy and security.

Justin Lee
Justin manages the daily biometrics news section of our site.

Stephen Mayhew
Stephen blogs occasionally about issues relating to and the Biometrics Research Group including new research notes, whitepapers and media coverage of our company.

Adam Vrankulj
In addition to editing our research reports, Adam blogs occasionally about the intersection of biometric technology and consumer devices.

Guest Posts

David Anderson
David Anderson leads Enacomm’s efforts to create and launch new vertical products, supporting Enacomm’s mission to bring interactive intelligence to customer self-service. David has a wealth of experience in financial marketing and created some of the first predictive marketing campaigns in America.

Millind Borkar
Milind Borkar, Ph.D., is a part of the marketing team for the Singlecore DSP product line at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

Chuck Brooks
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox and has served in government at the Department of Homeland Security and also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter and was Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University.

Steve Cook
Steve works in the world of biometric technology providing both face and voice recognition verification ID solutions to online and mobile banks, payment providers, retailers, telecoms, insurers, gambling operators and ecommerce companies.

Paul Coombes
Paul Coombes is the Head of Commercial (EMEA) for Argus Global. Paul is experienced in biometric systems integration and distribution of biometric products. He has experience of both the public and private sectors and has a sound knowledge of various biometric modalities.

Ravi Das
Ravi is a technical writer for, Inc., an independent news and information business about the Biometrics Industry.

Janice Kephart
Janice Kephart is the founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association, SIBA, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit that represents innovations that secure and protect identity.

Ian Koskela
Ian Koskela is the CEO of Face Data, Inc., a company devoted to the responsible exploration & application of facial recognition technology & data, & the creator of Face Guardian, helping individuals monitor the usage of their image online.

Maria Makedonas
Maria Makedonas is Marketing Coordinator at Argus Global in Sydney, Australia.

John Petersen
John is the Global Head, Business Development for ValidSoft and has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology consulting within the Financial Services industry, both in Australia and the UK.

Mohammad Shahnewaz
Mohammad is a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at M2SYS Technology and an occasional blogger.

Max Snijder
Max Snijder, CEO of European Biometrics Group, is one of the leading independent biometrics experts in Europe. It is his mission to support stakeholders from the biometrics community with the proper and beneficial understanding and implementation of biometric technology, with a focus on supporting decision makers from governments as well as industries at a strategic level.

John Trader
John Trader is a Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology and a guest blogger for the healthcare industry at Healthcare IT News.

Ryan Wilk
Ryan is the director of customer success for NuData Security. Previously, he was manager of Trust and Safety at StubHub and spent eight years with Universal Parks & Resorts in various e-commerce roles.