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LumenVox and ImageWare appoint sales leaders to advance biometrics adoption

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LumenVox and ImageWare appoint sales leaders to advance biometrics adoption

LumenVox has appointed Dr. Clive Summerfield, a pioneer in the adoption of speech recognition and voice biometrics in the public and private sectors, according to the company announcement, as a regional managing director.

Summerfield will head the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand regions,

Over 40 years in the speech synthesis, speech recognition and voice biometrics fields, Summerfield has amassed more than 20 patents, and has worked on integrations of voice biometrics for citizen authentication by the governments of Australia and New Zealand. He has also helped financial institutions, healthcare providers, managed service operators and telecommunications firms implement customer voice authentication.

“Dr. Summerfield is a prominent figure in the voice biometrics world with a rare combination of customer focus and technical expertise,” said Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox. “Because of his decades of experience, his skills span all aspects of voice technology, and we are thrilled he has joined LumenVox to expand market awareness of our award-winning technology.”

LumenVox says its executive team has spent ten years recruiting and assembling a team it claims is the most talented voice technology team in the world.

ImageWare appoints new VP of Sales

Just days after it announced it will stand up an IP licensing business, ImageWare has announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) D. Dickson as its new vice president of sales.

Dickson brings more than 25 years of experience in sales and business development for security, blockchain, cloud and enterprise software. Over that time, he had held leadership positions around the world, including in Australia, New York, California and Switzerland.

“Chris brings a welcomed sense of urgency and focus to our company and a network of key relationships in the tech sector. He applies his deep technical background to his role which gives us a vital sales edge as he guides us to achieve our revenue goals. His passion for building teams, collaborating closely with engineering, and product management are Chris’s strong suites.”

Most recently Dickson has led sales for The Bitfury Group, which is a Forbes 50 blockchain company, where he was pivotal in the launch of one of the first Enterprise-based blockchain SaaS solutions to the market. There he delivered quarter over quarter growth and a 600 percent increase in sales over the first 12 months. He has also led growth at Enterprise SaaS company Panaya and with Verizon Enterprise’s partner and system integrator for EMEA.

“With an organized focus, and new go-to-market strategies, I am certain we have the technology and team to help customers solve their identity management challenges leveraging ImageWare’s deep experience with biometrics,” Dickson comments. “Multi-factor authentication that leverages Cloud-based biometric matching is fast becoming the new standard for ensuring and protecting access to data for both consumers, enterprises, and governments alike.”

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