Did you know that one of iProov’s talented team was known as ‘Particle Girl’ at school because of her love for science? To be honest, it was news to us too. But it’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and we decided to celebrate by finding out more about some of the extremely talented women that work here at iProov.
Susannah, our Digital Marketing Executive, sat down with Aarti, SVP of Product and Marketing; Gemma, from our Research Science team; and Trupti and Anindita, from our Software Engineering team, to hear about how they got into technology and what advice they would give to girls that are looking to STEM for a future career.
Susannah: What inspired you to start a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)?
Aarti: I was schooled in India, where the education system is focused on STEM subjects. As a child I was fascinated by the history of mathematics and inspired by the lives of the great mathematicians. It was a perfect amalgamation of art, science and philosophy. University was perfect for me to really delve into this subject and explore its various facets. At the time I was advised to pursue a more vocational subject, but I followed my passion, and have never looked back!
FinovateEurope is taking place in Berlin this week and iProov will be there - come and join our demo session on Thursday 13 February at 11.30am. If you can’t attend in person, follow us on Twitter for live tweets on what we’re revealing at the event.
iProov has won Best of Show at Finovate for the past two years, so we have a lot to live up to as we take to the stage looking for a third successive win this week.
Since the last Finovate we have:
- Seen over 2.5million consumers ‘iProov’ themselves to access travel, financial and government services, in applications like onboarding and applying for settled status using the Home Office’s EU Settled Status app
- Won a number of exciting new projects with global banks, public sector agencies and partners
- Doubled the size of our team and relocated to lovely new offices
We’ve just released a new report, Deepfakes: The Threat To Financial Services, which shows that 77% of financial sector CSOs are concerned about the impact of deepfake video, audio, and images.
The use of deepfakes in fake news, pornography, hoaxes and fraud, has created a storm of controversy. Earlier this month, Facebook announced plans to ban deepfakes from its platform, with concerns mounting about their influence on the impending US election.
We surveyed 105 cyber security experts in the financial sector, who told us that:
- Personal banking and payment transfers were most at risk of deepfake fraud, above social media, online dating, and online shopping
- Only 28% said that they've already put plans in place to protect against deepfakes, with 41% planning to do so in the next two years
- 29% said that deepfakes were a significant or severe threat to their organisation
- 64% said that the deepfake threat is going to get worse
By Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO of iProov
I think there are few more exciting sectors than biometrics and digital identity in 2020, and it's a privilege to be in the midst of it all. Many of the themes that we’ve talked about for years, from digital identity as a service to biometric onboarding, will finally make it onto the main stage this year.
My top four predictions for 2020:
Written by Luke Moore, SVP Revenue
I am delighted to welcome Simon Williamson to iProov. Simon joins iProov's Global Sales Team as VP of Sales North America. He is actively hiring a team of Regional Enterprise Sales professionals across America, so get in touch if you'd like to join our mission of increasing trust online with world-class biometric authentication technology.
Welcome, Simon! What attracted you to iProov?
There are three things. Firstly, the technology. iProov has found a completely unique, completely brilliant way of solving a significant challenge in people's lives, namely how do I get access to services with my bank or the government or for travel without having to physically go into a building with my ID documents. The opportunity is huge. It allows businesses to increase customer acquisition, and it makes public sector services more easily available to millions of citizens. It's such a customer-centric idea.