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Signzy and Clear appointees to lead biometrics innovation and market development

One World Identity forms Senior Advisory Board
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Signzy and Clear appointees to lead biometrics innovation and market development

Biometric authentication providers Signzy and Clear have announced the appointment of new top executives to different positions in the respective companies, just when digital identity research and advisory firm One World Identity says it has formed a new Senior Advisory Board.

While Signzy announced in a news release that it has appointed Arun Rajkumar as its new vice president in charge of technology, Sport Techie reported that Clear had picked Jerome Pickett to lead its sports and entertainment division.

Rajkumar, who was formerly Vice President in charge of technology at Wooqer and Chief Technology Officer at TechJini, comes aboard Signzy with over 13 years of experience and will be expected to lead new technology research and development efforts at the company, with special attention on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision technologies. He has offered IT leadership and cross functional support to various companies.

Ankit Ratan, Signzy’s co-founder, hailed Rajkumar’s vision and strategic leadership prowess, saying they will enable him be the right person to steer the technology innovation ship at the company. “He also joins us at an opportune time as we reaffirm our commitment to offer the most technologically advanced solutions to our customers around the world. I look forward to working closely with him in bringing Signzy’s technology vision to life,” Ratan said.

Rajkumar welcomed the appointment and said he looks forward to embracing the next set of challenges in order to achieve the company’s vision by delivering new solutions.

NBA’s former EVP to assume role at Clear

Jerome Pickett was until recently the NBA’s executive vice president and chief security officer. He is expected to take up the role of senior vice president and general manager of sports and entertainment at Clear, just as the market is expected to see greater demand for touchless access control through face biometrics.

Pickett is said to be an experienced hand. Before’ joining the NBA, he had spent 16 years in the U.S. Secret Service, where he was at the forefront of forensic investigations for cybercrimes, as Sports Techie reports.

New advisory board at One World Identity

One World Identity said in a news release that the senior advisory board is made up of four world-class technology experts and operators, David Birch, Jackie Shoback, Eric Woodward, and Filip Verley. Each member, the company said, brings comprehensive knowledge from various market segments, including financial services, technology and media, and the gig economy.

Birch was appointed to AU10TIX’ Advisory Board earlier this year, and spoke to Biometric Update about how machine learning can help reduce synthetic ID fraud.

The members of the senior advisory board boast years of experience in various sectors such as the financial services industry.

Travis Jarae, CEO of One World Identity said setting up the senior advisory board is a step toward incorporating decades of experience in their efforts to boost their digital identity strategy enhancement.

“As we continue to push innovation in the digital identity industry, it’s important we have the most experienced operators join us on our mission. We’re privileged to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our Senior Advisors and continue delivering unparalleled advisory services for our more than 200 clients,” Jarae said.

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