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BiometricUpdate.com is published by the Biometrics Research Group Inc., a leading market research supplier and consultancy to the global biometric industry. Geared to businesses and consumers alike, we cut through the clutter and deliver the content that matters to you.

You can contact any member of the BiometricUpdate.com team here or find us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Stephen Mayhew is the managing director and co-founder of Biometrics Research Group, Inc. Find him on LinkedIn.

Allison Heather is co-founder and director of sales at Biometric Research Group, Inc. Find Allison on LinkedIn.

Chris Burt is editor of Biometric Update and manages our daily biometrics industry news and research reports, conducts industry interviews and special projects including in-depth conference coverage.

Jim Davis is the managing editor of Edge Industry Review (EdgeIR.com), founder and principal analyst at Edge Research Group and regular contributor to Biometric Update.

Frank Hersey is a tech reporter for Biometric Update covering Africa-related biometrics and digital identity news.

Javad Jarrahi has conducted foreign policy research at Georgetown University and the U.S. Department of State. He holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia and has recently published research on Iran’s commercial biometrics industry.

Rawlson King is a contributing editor at BiometricUpdate.com. He is currently on leave.

Ayang Macdonald is a freelance journalist based in Yaounde, Cameroon and regular contributor to Biometric Update. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Buea in South western Cameroon and is a politics reporter for state-owned Cameroon Insider bi-weekly newspaper.

Alessandro Mascellino is a freelance multimedia journalist focusing on emerging technologies and regular contributor to Biometric Update. His work has been featured on The Independent, The Mirror Online, and The Sun, among others.

Jim Nash is a business journalist and regular contributor to Biometric Update. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Robotics Business Review and other publications.

Katya Pivcevic is a graduate based in Brussels, Belgium working for a think-tank on the current refugee crisis in Europe and regular contributor to Biometric Update. She has a master’s degree from King’s College London in the field of human rights.

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