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AnyVision plans to scale biometrics business with appointment of new CEO

Ping Identity appoints new leader for EMEA and APAC
AnyVision plans to scale biometrics business with appointment of new CEO

AnyVision has a new CEO, with Avi Golan appointed to lead the company’s biometrics and visual AI business.

Co-founder and outgoing CEO Eylon Etshtein moves over to the role of AnyVision president.

Golan brings more than 30 years of experience in operations, technology innovation and business, including as an Operating Partner with SoftBank. In that role, he identified strategic investment opportunities and served on the board of some of the most successful companies SoftBank was invested in, including Behavox.

Golan has also held key roles at Google, Intuit and Air New Zealand, and before that at several software startups.

“When I first met AnyVision’s co-founders Eylon Etshtein and Alex Zilberman about a year ago, it was very clear to me that I was witnessing a transformational technology and a unique group of people embarking on an incredible mission. AnyVision has become a powerhouse of computer vision capabilities on a global scale and I see a significant opportunity to grow the company and take its business to the next level,” comments Golan.

“As a company that is on the verge of becoming the leader in the visual AI space, it’s our duty to bring in highly successful, seasoned professionals to key positions, including the CEO role,” states Etshtein. “We are fortunate to have several extremely qualified candidates express interest in this position. However, as soon as Avi started the process with us, there was no question in my mind, or the Board’s, that he was absolutely the best person to lead this company into the future. As AnyVision works hard to meet the increasing demand for visual AI enterprise solutions, I can’t think of a better and more capable leader than Avi to help us carry our mission forward.”

AnyVision recently announced a $43 million funding round and intentions to scale its touchless biometric access control and remote authentication business.

Ping adds new regional VP and GM

Ping Identity has appointed Emma Maslen to open new markets for its voice biometrics and intelligent identity software and ensure its continued growth as the company’s new vice president and general manager for the EMEA and APAC regions.

Maslen has served in senior leadership roles with household names in IT including Sun Microsystems and BMC Software, and joins Ping following a stint as managing director of SAP Concur. She is also on the advisory boards for several organizations, and is a champion for employee engagement, talent development and inclusion, according to the announcement.

“Managing Identity is one of the biggest societal challenges of the next decade,” states Maslen. “Ping is ready to grow rapidly to meet this need and key to that success is attracting the best talent in the industry and building the right culture to deliver on our vision. I’m looking forward to helping Ping achieve these goals and working closely with our channel and technology partners to deliver on our next phase of international growth.”

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