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Cognitec names biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann VP of Asia Pacific


Cognitec Systems Pty Ltd has named biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann vice president of Asia Pacific, a role in which he will lead an international sales and support team to meet the demands of an expanding biometrics market in the region.

The appointment comes as governments in Australia, New Zealand and several Asian countries continue to make significant investments in large-scale biometric projects, with many of them having deployed Cognitec’s face recognition technology for more than a decade.

“Face biometrics is now a proven technology, yet has so much potential for growth. Asia Pacific is certainly the place where innovation can be realized,” said Hartmann. “I am excited to leverage Cognitec’s products into numerous security and facilitation benefits to prospective clients, integrators and their customers.”

Hartmann brings to Cognitec worldwide leadership experience in the identity and security domains.

Most recently, he led the transportation business in the U.S. and Canada for Unisys. Prior to that, he managed Unisys’ solutions for industry applications globally.

During his tenure with the Australian Passport Office, Hartmann became an internationally-recognized thought leader on applying biometric and chip technologies to border control/identity management.

Other notable achievements include authoring the ISO/ICAO international standards for face recognition in ePassports, winning several international awards, and delivering keynote presentations at numerous global industry events.

“Terry brings to Cognitec a long-standing, remarkable reputation as an industry expert,” said Cognitec CEO Alfredo Herrera. “We are certain that his passion for advancing biometric technologies, and his experience with global applications and projects, will perfectly align with Cognitec’s growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region and further strengthen our business position and relationships.”

Previously reported, Cognitec announced that its FaceVACS-VideoScan allows users to perform complex searches on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and stored media files.

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