354: Biometric Authentication & Identification Technology With BioConnect
BioConnect is a technology company with a fundamentally different approach to “identity.” The BioConnect Identity Platform provides secure, frictionless biometric authentication that works across any channel. The team strongly believes in the importance of flexibility and consumer choice in verifying identity and that consumers want to decide whether to capture their fingerprint, be prompted to speak, scan their eyes, or enter a password.
Merchants and banks also need choices in the way that consumers are authenticated – from who you are to what you do, anywhere across the globe, using any device. By broadening the universe of authentication options, BioConnect provides a level of trust that does not yet exist in the market today.
Rob Douglas is the Chairman and CEO of BioConnect. Over the last fourteen years, he has been providing global market leadership in the biometric identity market. He was formerly Board Member, President and CEO of Bioscrypt Inc from 2003 to 2009 (BYT.TO) which was successfully sold to L-1 Identity Solutions (ID:NYSE) in 2008. Prior to that Rob was instrumental in shaping high growth technology companies as a former leader at IBM, Oracle and Siebel Systems. While at Siebel Systems, Rob led a hyper-growth business unit from $1m to $110m in less than 4 years.
After leading the sale of Bioscrypt, Rob risked it all to start BioConnect and the “Quest for Rightful Identity.” He felt it was his purpose in life to serve a cause bigger than a company. His founding belief was that the 7 billion people on this planet are better served to prove their rightful identity by being themselves for every transaction in life. What happens to your day when you cannot remember your password or have lost your key or card? With his strong business acumen, Rob sees the impact of fraud and operational friction to corporations, financial institutions, healthcare, education and government organizations that would save billions in costs if they simply interacted with people.
Rob created BioConnect as a place to unleash the power and potential of millennials. Rob does not believe in the traditional employer/employee model – at BioConnect, employees are called BioConnectors because they are part of a tribe. He has shaped BioConnect into a place where innovation, collaboration, and commitment lead to your strongest self, your most engaged life and offers the highest business impact and the discovery of your rightful self. He is a passionate and engaging leader and a strong public speaker with an unrelenting vision.