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

Rawlson King
Rawlson is our lead researcher, manages our special reports and blogs regularly on issues affecting the biometrics industry, government policy and security.

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

Chris Burt
Chris contributes to our research reports, conducts industry interviews and special projects including in-depth conference coverage.

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

Guest Posts

Rouzet Agaiby
Dr Rouzet Agaiby is Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. She has over ten years’ experience in a variety of technologies including semiconductor manufacturing, solar cells and flexible electronics with special focus on sensors.

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.

Ethan Ayer
Ethan Ayer is CEO of Resilient Network Systems. Before joining Resilient Networks, first as an investor and later as the CFO, Ethan was a partner at One Equity Partners and Milestone Venture Partners.

Sándor Bálint
Sándor Bálint, Security Lead for Applied Data Science for Balabit, is a senior security professional with over 15 years of security experience in the telecommunications, financial and energy industries.

Graziela Barros
Graziela Barros is Product Manager for face and voice biometric solutions at CPqD, in Brazil.

David Benini
David Benini is Vice President of Marketing at Aware, Inc., where he drives marketing, business development, and product development activities aimed at growth of Aware’s biometrics software business.

Howard Berg
Howard Berg is the Senior Vice President at Gemalto where he is responsible for the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Ireland Business, as well as a number of Global Payment Accounts.

Nora Blomefield
Nora Blomefield is the Head of Marketing for Travel Segment & Border Management Offers, Government Business Unit at Gemalto.

Anne Bouverot
Anne Bouverot is President of Morpho (Safran).

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

Michael Boukadakis
Michael Boukadakis is the founder and CEO of Enacomm, a provider of intelligent customer interactions and authentication technology.

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.

George Brostoff
George Brostoff is Co-founder, CEO and Director of Sensible Vision. Brostoff has been an industry-recognized entrepreneur in the computer, security, and communications industry for more than 20 years.

Simon Cadbury
Simon Cadbury is Head of Strategy and Innovation at Intelligent Environments.

John Callahan
Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer at Hoyos Labs.

Robert Capps
Robert is the vice president of Business Development for NuData Security. He is a recognized technologist, thought leader and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the design, management and protection of complex information systems.

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.

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

Ravi Das
David van Damme is responsible for Partnerships & Business Development at bunq.

Amit Desai
Amit Desai is Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing at Verint Systems.

David Dunlap
David is the co-founder and Senior Vice President at StoneLock, responsible for corporate planning, corporate strategy, marketing, internal and external communications and legal.

Paul Sheldon Foote and Fatima Alali
Paul and Fatima are Professors of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton. Their publications have included biometrics, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SAP ERP systems, auditing, accounting, and forecasting.

Paco Garcia
Paco Garcia is the CTO at Yoti. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science & Telecommunications from Malaga University & Virginia Tech.

David Gerulski
David Gerulski is a threat identification expert experienced in behaviorial recognition, IT and physical security systems and biometrics.

Alan Goode
Alan Goode is the Founder and Managing Director of Goode Intelligence and a respected expert in information security and mobile security.

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.

Anthony Kimery
Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief at Homeland Security Today.

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.

Jonas Lamis
Jonas Lamis serves as the VP of Marketing to Nok Nok Labs, a leading provider of modern authentication technologies.

Xavier Larduinat
Xavier Larduinat is the head of banking and payment innovation at Gemalto.

Jesse Maida
Jesse Maida works out of Technavio’s Toronto office as their media relations and digital marketing manager.

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

Francis Mather
Dr. Francis Mather is the Director of Computer Vision at Hoyos Labs.

Kayla Matthews
Kayla Matthews is a biometrics and technology writer who contributes to VentureBeat, VICE, MakeUseOf and The Week.

David Menzies
David Menzies is a writer and public relations consultant specializing in technologies like biometrics which positively impact our society.

Terry Nelms
Terry Nelms is the Director of Research at Pindrop where he leads a team of applied researchers solving challenging problems in fraud detection and authentication.

Jeff Nolan
Jeff Nolan is the Chief Marketing Officer at SecureAuth Corporation, where he leads product marketing, demand generation, events, field marketing, and brand development.

Asem Othman
Asem Othman is a biometric scientist at Veridium. Dr. Othman holds 3 patents/patents pending, and has published a variety of journal articles, conference papers, and key research entries.

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.

Joey Pritikin
Joey Pritikin leads Tascent’s marketing and product management efforts, driving a unified approach to communication, design, and interaction at the company and product level.

Scott Richardson
Scott Richardson is managing director of Cardzgroup Ltd, a China-based contract manufacturer of smart card and RFID tagging solutions.

Patrick Salyer
Patrick Salyer is the CEO of Gigya, where he oversees the company’s vision, strategy and operations.

Rocky Scopelliti
Rocky Scopelliti is Telstra’s global thought leader and industry expert in the banking, finance and insurance industry.

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

Rajesh Sharma
Rajesh Sharma serves as VP Mobile Banking & Payment Apps, INSIDE Secure.

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 Spencer
John Spencer is a seasoned IT Executive with 30 years experience in the software industry. John’s focus is on the development of Veridium’s product offerings, as well as looking into the future and detailing the product roadmap.

Robert Sprecher
Mr. Robert Sprecher PMP is the Program Director for Face Recognition and Video Analytics for MorphoTrak.

Steve Thies
Steve Thies is the CEO of Integrated Biometrics and a contributor to news outlets in multiple industries on the subject of identity and biometrics.

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.

Don Waugh
Don is the co-CEO and founder of Applied Recognition, provider of Ver-ID face authentication technologies.

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.

Thomas Yohannan
Thomas has been involved in law and enterprise technology for more than 15 years and has written for various publications on the convergence of enterprise, security & payments with a pinch of law.