How to Scale and Grow Biometric Solutions: The Power of a Platform Approach

October 22 2016 by Rob DouglasLeave a Comment

This post was originally published on Rob's Linkedin on Oct 22, 2016. You can follow him here

It was about 15 years ago when I was first presented with the opportunity to enter the world of biometrics first as a board member of the publically traded company BioScrypt, later as their CEO and then eventually as the Founder and CEO of my own biometric technology company, BioConnect.

When I became the Founder of BioConnect, I was further presented with the challenges of growing and scaling biometric solutions. We had a very excellent and sound product and yet, we still had problems with adoption. At the time, I concluded that this had to do with the cost, complexity of biometric solutions and the difficulty onboarding users. What that really means is the industry had a point to point (or one to one) integration problem. In order to adopt biometric solutions, a company either had to take the solution right out of the box and have it work side by side their existing solution, (which eventually led to it not being used at all because it was such a burden – I’ve heard it referred to as “swivel-chairing”) or building a point to point integration so that it could communicate with its existing infrastructure.

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BioConnect and VoiceVault Partner to Enable Voice Recognition with Every Day Financial Services Applications

October 21 2016 by JessicaLeave a Comment

Las Vegas, NV / Oct 21, 2016 /

BioConnect Inc., creator of the BioConnect Identity Platform and VoiceVault, Inc., which specializes in voice biometric identity verification solutions, have announced a partnership that will see VoiceVault’s voice recognition software added to the BioConnect Identity Platform mobile solution.


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Are We Missing Something Big About Cybersecurity?

October 07 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was originally featured on Bianca's Linkedin on Oct 7th. You can read it here.


An estimated 47% of American adults, or 110 million people, have had their personal information stolen in the last 12 months. What is even more alarming is the fact that over $24.7 billion was lost in a single year, due to identity theft (most of which happened through credit cards). Consumers are not alone, however. Enterprises like Target have suffered breaches; they had over 40 million credit card numbers stolen while other companies like JP Morgan Chase had 83 million records accessed.

I live in the world of identity... so this just makes me wonder why, in 2016, identity theft it is one of the top three attack vectors behind security breaches globally?


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Tagged With: biometrics, security, security industry, Cybersecurity

How to Manage Millennials - Lessons from This CEO to Another

September 30 2016 by Rob DouglasLeave a Comment

Next week (Tues. Oct. 4) I’m speaking at a "Fireside Chat" at the TSX on Lessons Learned as a CEO.

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BioConnect and EyeVerify Re-confirm Accelerating Plans for Secure Authentication in the Financial Services Sector

September 14 2016 by JessicaLeave a Comment
Comments today from BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas and EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush make it clear that the two companies plan to double down on their joint plans for convenient, secure and private authentication solutions.
Yesterday, EyeVerify made news with a major announcement that reinforces its commitment and appeal to banks, payment providers and other market sectors;
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Toronto: Demonstrating It Has What It Takes to be A Leading Tech Hub

September 08 2016 by Jeff CrewsLeave a Comment

I am a very big fan of the city in which I work, Toronto. More specifically in a neighbourhood known as Liberty Village – which is definitely an emerging tech hub within Toronto.

This is my third opportunity holding a leadership role at an earlier stage tech company.  My previous role had me commuting to SFO every month to a company located in Sunnyvale, CA -- so I have firsthand knowledge of working down in the Valley as well. But, a few years ago I exchanged the monthly trips to SFO with the ability to stay in Toronto, cycle to work over 50+ times a year (taking into consideration the Canadian winter) along the the shore of Lake Ontario.

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Tagged With: Blog, company, startup, Toronto, tech

Delta's Data Center Crash: Proof IT Needs to Get Involved

September 07 2016 by James ShannonLeave a Comment

This piece was originally shared on James' Linkedin on September 7th, 2016. You can follow him here.


Last month Delta Airlines suffered a power outage in its Atlanta data center. What should have been a small problem became an operational nightmare as core data center systems failed to recover. Without control of their network, Delta was forced to ground hundreds of flights.

Delta has since reported a $100 million hit to its revenue as a direct result of the system outage.

Whose fault was it? Tough to say. Technicians on site blamed a failed “switchgear” for not routing power to a backup generator. However, the airline has yet to address broader questions about legacy technology and operational changes.

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Banks Taking on Biometrics – Now, Which to Choose?

September 06 2016 by Rob DouglasLeave a Comment

We just announced a partnership with EyeVerify last week and Bianca Lopes, our VP Strategic Marketing and Global Alliances commented in particular how EyeVerify’s solution and biometrics in general can help to tackle KYC, AML regulations, and combat fraud. 

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What Security Experts AREN'T Doing to Protect You

September 06 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was originally featured on Bianca's Linkedin on August 9th. You can read it here.

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Tagged With: biometrics, security, security industry

Brexit: 2 Months Later and Pound Still Down? Well, Come Talk to Canada!

September 01 2016 by Bianca LopesLeave a Comment

This post was originally featured on Bianca's Linkedin, published on August 31st. You can read it here.


Following the official decision to leave the EU, the British pound dropped nearly 10% overnight, reaching its lowest since 1985. As such, Brexit represents economic uncertainty regardless of what any future changes might bring.

I'm heading to Finovate in just over a week and am excited to talk to FinTech companies and banks from all over the world. I've seen panic, concern and some interesting comments being made about the true impact of Brexit. What does this really mean for one of the key FinTech capitals of the world: London? Well, I'm certainly not an expert, but have for obvious reasons followed the story closely, watching the whole thing unfold. As a Canadian entrepreneur, with clients abroad and a growing tech company to build, I as well have some thoughts and questions as they relate to Brexit.


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