Leadership appointments at WCC Group and SNA International, Laxton and Australia’s DTA looking to hire

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Leadership appointments at WCC Group and SNA International, Laxton and Australia’s DTA looking to hire

WCC Group has added identity management industry veteran Frederic Trojani to its Supervisory Board to provide insight into the enterprise and government ID and security software markets.

Trojani was formerly Executive Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto, and says global market momentum is building around WCC’s ID and security software solutions.

“Frederic Trojani’s experience as prominent leader in the digital security industry will provide our board and leadership team additional insight and experience to continue our momentum as a fast-growing supplier of high-quality ID and Security software solutions globally.  We are pleased to welcome a board member of Frederic’s caliber to the team as we continue to evolve our strategy and company”, said Robert de Bakker, chairman of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

A pair of new members have been appointed by SNA International to its executive leadership ranks, with Ryan Hayes joining on as president, and Cecily Sullivan named Chief Growth Officer to support the company’s efforts providing forensic, biometric, and identity intelligence solutions to government agencies.

Hayes has more than 20 years of industry experience, including as President of Inflow and VP of Forensic Intelligence for PAE, and is a U.S. Navy veteran. Sullivan has 19 years of experience in leadership, management, and technical laboratory operations, including in the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement fields. She moves over from the director of business development position at PAE.

SNA CEO Steve Niezgoda lauds Hayes deep understanding of forensic science and identity intelligence, and Sullivan’s proven expertise in science and business development leadership.

Industry openings

Laxton is hiring a full time bid coordinator for its Dutch offices to support the company’s bid manager, according to a LinkedIn post.

The position includes responsibilities around document control, forecasts and actuals data, quality review processes, risk analysis and planning and bid records maintenance.

Applicants are expected to have administrative and organization skills, knowledge of specialist tools and techniques, and speak Dutch or French as a second language, along with possessing industry experience in fields like elections, biometrics, civil registries.

The Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agency is looking for a biometrics and security specialist to lead the composition of a comprehensive report on the potential use of biometrics for digital identity.

The report is expected to include a review of current and future ways for face, voice, fingerprint, gait, or behavioral biometrics to be used in the digital identity ecosystem, as well as risks and benefits of restricting biometrics use for innovation and participation in the ecosystem. The position also entails being available for workshops and to answer questions to inform policy development.

The contract is expected to last six weeks, and in-depth knowledge of biometrics is the top criteria. Knowledge of the country’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework is also desirable.

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