BIO-key adds Fabian Shin to board, expands Asia presence

In an effort to expand its presence, experience and base of relationships in Asia, BIO-key International has appointed Hong Kong-based Mr. Fabian Shin to BIO-key’s board of directors, increasing the board to nine members with three directors in Asia, one in Europe and five in the U.S. “I am honored to join BIO-key’s Board at this exciting point in its transformation and growth,” commeted Shin. “I already see a range of potential opportunities to pursue on BIO-key’s behalf in Asia

Fingerprint Cards board member resigns

Michael Hallén, Fingerprint Cards’ board member, has resigned from the board of the Swedish biometrics company. Hallén, President and CEO of Vizrt Group AS and Chairman of the Board of Paxport AB, resigned due to an increasing heavy workload and working conditions. The board remains in full decision power. In other company news, the new Smartisan Nut Pro2 features Fingerprint Cards’ touch sensor FPC1272, which is designed exclusively to be mounted under a layer of glass or ceramics. The FPC1272

OT-Morpho exec joins IBIA Board of Directors

Bob Eckel of OT-Morpho will join the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) Board of Directors. As President, North America, OT-Morpho, Eckel leads the Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services business for OT Morpho. He is also a long-time member of the biometrics and identity solutions community and brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the IBIA board. “Bob Eckel … brings a deep understanding of the importance of identification in a globally connected world, not only as

HYPR appoints its first independent member to board of directors

HYPR Corp. has appointed IBM veteran Nicholas M. Donofrio as the first independent member of its board of directors. Donofrio currently holds seven technology patents and is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies. As director, Donofrio will provide HYPR with extensive expertise on scaling technology, operations and corporate governance earned during his lengthy tenure at IBM. “From the rise of personal computing to machine learning, Nick has experienced a half-century of innovation and disruption across multiple waves

Precise Biometrics’ AGM to address management remuneration, employee incentive program

Precise Biometrics AB detailed the agenda for its annual general meeting, to be held on May 16 in Lund, Sweden, which will focus on establishing guidelines for management remuneration, the issuance of shares and/or convertible bonds, and an employee incentive program, among other issues. The board of directors proposes that the levels of remuneration and other employment terms for management will be in accordance with the market as well as provide both short-term and long-term incentives. The short-term incentives will

FPC board member taken into custody

Fingerprint Cards has revealed that former CEO Johan Carlstrom and board member Lars Soderfjell have been taken into custody for alleged market abuse in conjunction with the company’s profit warning in December 2016. “We take very seriously on these events and the information that now has come to our attention,” said Jan Wäreby, chairman of the board at Fingerprint Cards. “We are of course cooperating with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority.” The company reports that operations are not affected by

Former FPC CEO joins Zwipe’s Board of Directors

Biometrics technology company Zwipe has announced the appointment of its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto. Lantto commented on the appointment saying, “the decision to join Zwipe’s board is rooted in my belief of Zwipe’s technology allowing fingerprint recognition without batteries or fixed power supply. Seeing first-hand the commercial opportunities that exist for Zwipe in the biometrics market, I very much look forward to supporting the company through its next phase of development.” Lantto was most recently the CEO of Fingerprint

SimplifIDe closes $1 million seed round, elects new directors

Biometrics start-up SimplifIDe, Inc. has raised $1 million of seed funding and announced the election of former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and former Wisconsin Chief Information Officer Matthew Miszewski to its Board of Directors effective immediately. SimplifIDe offers a cloud-based identification platform that allows enterprises to use biometric tools and trusted devices to uniquely identify individual employees, customers and others. J.B. Van Hollen was elected Wisconsin’s 43rd Attorney General in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Van Hollen continues

Biometrics Institute names new members of board of directors

The Biometrics Institute has appointed Adam Hergert from ANZ Bank, Jason Holmes from Heathrow Airport, and Richard Agostinelli from Crossmatch to its board of directors. The new directors bring significant expertise to the board as it looks at the new opportunities and challenges facing the biometrics industry as the adoption of biometrics moves from large scale government enrolment programs to commercial and consumer authentication programs. “It is important that the Biometrics Institute provides expert guidance in this growing area of

SIBA appoints Ella Schiralli and Michael Bruce to Board of Directors

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association recently appointed Ella Schiralli, Federal Government Markets Manager at 3M Company, and Michael Bruce, Director at General Dynamics Mission Systems to its Board of Directors. Michael Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer of SIBA commented: “Ella and Michael bring a wealth of experience to our Board of Directors. SIBA is growing rapidly, and their input on our Board will help SIBA to build on its success in promoting substantive conversations between industry and government operators, in