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SOURCE EyeLock Inc.
Keith Hanna, PhD Elevated to Chief Innovation Officer; Jeff Carter Takes Chief Technology Officer Role
NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced two key management changes to support the company's rapid growth. As EyeLock matures and readies for its next phase, company co-founder and current Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dr. Keith Hanna becomes Chief Innovation Officer effective immediately. Jeff Carter, EyeLock's current Chief Strategy Officer, will assume the role of CTO.
EyeLock's patented iris authentication technology has provided physical access solutions to Fortune 500, 100 and 50 corporations, and other global leaders for the last several years. EyeLock is one of the only iris authentication providers to utilize dual eye authentication to identify the more than 240 points of unique characteristics in each human iris. Combined with its unique high speed video technology, EyeLock provides unprecedented authentication security. EyeLock launched its first consumer product, myris, to industry acclaim at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show. The product is the first iris authentication technology designed for both enterprise and mass market use across digital spectrums. With myris, EyeLock has distilled its proven technology platform into a palm-sized form factor to provide secure access to digital accounts.
"Keith and Jeff have played integral roles in establishing EyeLock as a global leader in iris authentication," said Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer, EyeLock, Inc. "As more companies seek EyeLock's exclusive technology and deploy iris-based identity solutions, senior leadership's deeply rooted technology and commercial expertise will allow EyeLock to accelerate its growth trajectory."
As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Hanna will focus on extending EyeLock's overall technology platform, adding innovative software applications to iris authentication and identity solutions on a mass scale. One of the most influential leaders in the biometrics space, Dr. Hanna holds a PhD from Oxford University and has published more than 25 papers and holds 40 patents. Dr. Hanna and his co-authors were awarded the 2007 Most Influential Paper of the Decade award at the Machine Vision Applications Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
Jeff Carter's prior CTO experience, demonstrated technology leadership, and track record of building successful businesses will be key as EyeLock deepens it focus on embedded solutions and licensing of its patented iris authentication technology. Jeff Carter's depth of experience connecting technology with core business objectives is well recognized. His prior experience at Bank of America will inform EyeLock's software strategy, as the company deploys solutions to support high transaction rate systems across markets. In addition, Carter's thought leadership in the security sector is well documented, having spoken at multiple TED events on the future of privacy-centric identity.
EyeLock is a global leader in iris-based identity authentication technology solutions. The company is changing the way identities and information are protected from theft and financial fraud. Established in 2006, EyeLock has built an extensive IP portfolio and broad suite of physical access control software and logical access control solutions. The company's software development kit (SDK) for embedding across OEM products and platforms extends EyeLock's move deeper into logical applications by integrating the technology across consumer and enterprise devices and digital networks. Its solutions help meet critical needs across vertical industries spanning consumer electronics, digital platforms, enterprise, retail, education, financial services and public sector among others. As a sponsor member of the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), the leading industry consortium dedicated to creating a safer and more secure digital presence for consumers, EyeLock is dedicated to providing digital privacy and next generation security.
Weber Shandwick for EyeLock
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