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Auraya voice biometrics and Signzy video KYC business expansions prompt new appointments

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Auraya voice biometrics and Signzy video KYC business expansions prompt new appointments

Auraya has appointed Clive Busby as its new General Manager for the EMEA region to lead the company’s growth in the UK and elsewhere. He will lead a growing team in supporting new and existing resellers of Auraya’s voice biometrics.

Busby joined Auraya in a business development role last year, having previously served as GM at Australian identity verification provider VixVerify (now known as GBGplc), and positions at Oracle, Siemens, and Mercator.

“I am delighted to be a part of the team, helping take Auraya into its next phase of expansion within the EMEA region,” comments Busby. “I am also especially excited for the upcoming opportunities of Auraya’s voice biometric technology on Amazon Connect and the Amazon Marketplace platform. Voice biometrics is a high growth area and Auraya has well-proven technologies and a great track record with our customers over many years.”

User voiceprint control was recently added to Auraya’s Amazon Connect extension.

“Clive joins the Auraya executive team at an exciting time for Auraya and our partners,” Auraya CEO Paul Magee states in the company announcement. “The new ways of working and the extra challenges organisations are facing in delivering first-class service to their customers in an environment where security and privacy are major considerations for all organisations. Clive will help Auraya and its trusted partners to deliver voice biometric solutions to address the needs of large and small organisations. Clive brings a wealth of experience in the identification and verification market as well as deep experience in building a high-performance team. His experience in delivering solutions from AWS marketplace leveraging the new Amazon Connect cloud-based contact centre will allow customers to fast track their voice biometric solutions.”

Signzy adds customer value proposition leader

Signzy has named Ashok Kumar Pillai as its new global delivery head to spearhead the expansion of the company’s biometric KYC onboarding business.

That expansion is expected to be rapid, with Signzy announcing a plan in July to hire nearly 70 new employees within half a year. The reason is high demand for its digital KYC solution, which looks set to continue growing with two dozen insurance companies approved to implement it by Indian regulators this week.

Momentum in India’s video KYC market had already been noted as early as April.

Ashok was previously Altimetrik’s client partner and head of its Pune operations center, and is a veteran of 25-plus years in the banking and payments industry, according to a company announcement. His primary responsibility with Signzy will include monitoring and maintaining the company’s customer value proposition, according to the announcement. He will also provide leadership to project and customer support teams, and lead delivery innovation, the company says.

“These are challenging yet exciting times for the entire banking and financial services industry,” comments Ashok in a press release. “The current scenario has also presented unprecedented opportunities to fasten digital transformation in the sector. Signzy, with its world-class digital solutions is aptly geared to tap into these opportunities and further intensify its growth. The startup has charted an unparalleled success story in a short span.  I hope to further unleash its potential and transform it into a globally scalable delivery organization through my efforts. I am equally excited to work with the young founders to accelerate the next level of growth for Signzy.”

The company was recently honoured with a spot on the Medici Regtech Top 21 2020 list.

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