Face biometrics firm SVI and digital ID platform Auth0 announce board appointments

Former SoftBank exec and retired U.S. Army LTG join SVI
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Face biometrics firm SVI and digital ID platform Auth0 announce board appointments

StereoVision Imaging (SVI) introduced former SoftBank executive Steve Carlin and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ken Tovo to serve on the company’s advisory board. The two new advisory board members will help lead SVI as it pivots to the commercial market for its biometric identification technologies.

Former fortune 500 executive and SoftBank Robotics America President Steve Carlin will join the facial recognition and remote sensing firm’s board of advisors. Carlin, who founded Kebek Ventures and leads TransLink Capital, also led Facebook as its global head of strategy and served as Ubisoft’s senior marketing director. His extensive portfolio also includes previous experience in marketing and strategy for Procter & Gamble as well as Energizer.

“I’m excited to join the experienced team at SVI at this critical stage in the company’s development where it is pivoting from the government to commercial products and sales,” commented Carlin. “SVI possesses a highly advanced biometric and object recognition technology with a broad range of applications ripe for commercial exploitation across multiple industries. SVI has emerged at the forefront of bringing new and enhanced capabilities to these applications.”

Joining Carlin will be current DOL Enterprises CEO and President Lieutenant General Ken Tovo, U.S. Army, Ret. He has more than 38 years of leadership experience in the military and private sectors and is specialized in strategic management, organizational effectiveness, and risk management. While in the Army, LTG. (Ret.) Tovo commanded 34,000 members of the U.S. Special Operations Command across Europe and Asia.

“Like Steve, I’m excited to join SVI’s advisory board at this important stage in its growth and commercial development. SVI’s advanced 3D facial recognition technology incorporated into a portable binocular system has been a game-changer for U.S. military surveillance, security, and for the warfighter in the field. Having proven its superior capabilities for biometric and object recognition, I see many commercial businesses and other federal, state, and local agencies realizing similar benefits as they adopt SVI technology,” said LTG (Ret) Tovo.

Three new tech leaders join Auth0 board of directors

Digital identity solutions firm Auth0 introduced three new members to its board of directors. SaaS experts Sue Barsamian, Sameer Dholakia, and Simon Parmett will be joining the company to help shape its ongoing expansion. These newest additions, which follow the board appointment of former SmartSheet CFO Jennifer Ceran will help launch Auth0’s growth initiative.

Sue Barsamian who also serves on the boards of Box, Gainsight, XactlyCorp, and Norton LifeLock, will bring extensive expertise in business operations, marketing, sales, and product design.

Joining Barsamian will be former SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia with more than twenty years of industry experience. Dholakia also oversaw the successful development of other companies such as Twilio, VMLogix, and its parent Citrix Systems and currently serves at the PagerDuty board of directors.

Also joining Auth0 will be Simon Parnett, former MuleSoft CEO and general manager. Parnett has also distinguished himself over two decades leading such firms as Oracle and it’s subsidiary Agile Software.

Auth0 CEO and Co-founder Eugenio Pace welcomed the trio. “Sue, Simon, and Sameer offer broad expertise, and we are honored to welcome them to our Board. Their experience in scaling high-growth technology companies will be very valuable to Auth0. We are thrilled they will be applying their experience and counsel to our work on growing and scaling the company.”

1Kosmos announced the availability of its BlockID biometric solution on Auth0 Marketplace of digital ID technologies earlier this month.

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