Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Know Identity logo17th May 2017, Find Biometrics

"The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as a run-of-the-mill login option, but when it comes to the deep discussions on biometrics, research firm Acuity Market Intelligence is doing much of the heavy lifting."

iProov's Founder & CEO Andrew Bud spoke at the conference as part of the 'Convenience, Security, And The Next Step For Biometrics’ panel hosted by Acuity Principal Maxine Most on day two of the event.

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Citi Unveils Finalists to Showcase Integrity Solutions to Citi & Ally Executives, Government Entities & Special Guests

Citi T4I logo12th May 2017, Let's Talk Payments

"Announced in February 2017, Citi Tech for Integrity (T4I) Challenge a global initiative to source solutions to promote integrity, accountability, and transparency in the public sector – brought together 80+ allies and contributors including governments, regulators, Fortune 500 Tech companies, international NGOs, and local allies.

The T4I Strategic Allies include PwC, IBM, Mastercard, Let’s Talk Payments, Microsoft, Facebook and Clifford Chance. The T4I Government Sector Allies include Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the Indian government’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Mexico Digital, and the Government of Argentina.

Approaching the culmination of the challenge, Citi is proud to unveil 103 finalist solutions in EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions that will present at the Demo Days and showcase their integrity solutions to Citi executives, ally executives, government entities and special guests in six locations around the world."

iProov will be presenting at the Citi T4I Demo Day in Singapore June 8–9 2017.

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FCA TechSprint March 2017

21st March 2017

On the 14th & 15th of March, members of the iProov team participated in the 3rd two-day TechSprint organised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and hosted by PwC on the theme of "Money and Mental Health".

The FCA is working with the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute to achieve real change by bringing together financial services and technology organisations, encouraging the industry to come up with practical innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by those with mental health problems and their financial services providers.

The solutions developed collaboratively over the two days by cross-organisational teams including developers and designers from iProov, Monzo, Aire, Hitachi Data Systems, Lloyds Banking Group and Nationwide Building Society included "the NIV-Bot" (a chat bot which allowed users to delegate access responsibility using iProov), "MoneyBuddy" (a solution to help enable better financial decisions, including a trusted buddy, user mood feedback, and improved user accessibility) and "Money Jars" (allowing users to set aside their fixed monthly costs in protected "jars").

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CyberUK 2017 Roundup

20th March 2017

A very exciting three days for iProov at the NCSC's CyberUK event! Held at the ACC Liverpool from 14-16 March, CyberUK is the Government’s biggest and most influential IA and Cyber Security event to date, hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Our team was busy showing the iProov Verifier solution for authentication and remote onboarding to delegates at our stand in the Innovation Zone (sponsored by the DCMS) of the conference.
On the first day, CEO & Founder Andrew Bud delivered a Dragon's Den-style pitch (an initiative of the DCMS Cyber Security Growth team) to the NCSC's Dr. Ian Levy, Jon L and Rob T. After facing the "dragons'" questioning, iProov was chosen as the winner of the competition, which was announced by Ciaran Martin (Director, NCSC) during the conference.

The reward for the winner is assistance from the NCSC that will be tailored to suit the selected product or service. It could take the form of developing, assessing and piloting their product or service. It may include consultancy on the technology, targeted penetration testing of the product to improve its security, or potentially working with a government department to test deploy the offering.

After winning the competition, the iProov team also had the opportunity to give a 4-minute presentation on the conference's Spotlight Stage during the networking evening of day 2 and was featured on BBC Radio4's You&Yours and itv's Good Morning Britain.

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Here are the links to some of the highlights:
NCSC Blog Post "In the Den with the Dragons"
NCSC News "Cyber Security summit closes with commitment to a more diverse future"
ComputerWeekly.com "NCSC commits to greater diversity"
Wookbox.com "NCSC devotes to higher variety"
BBC Radio4 You&Yours "Cyber UK, Mobile phone charges, Granny chic"

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FinTech conference a success: Official

The Hindu logo11th March 2017, Visakhapatnam, India

"The State government’s maiden two-day FinTech Spring Conference-2017 concluded here on Friday on a high note with over 15 agreements being signed. [...] The conference saw over 300 participants, who included 30 international delegates and a 20-member delegation headed by Monetary Authority of Singapore. In all, 150 entries were received from across 15 countries for the FinTech Valley Start-up Challenge."

iProov was selected as the winner of HDFC Life startup challenge as well as the winner for the overall Insurance category across 3 challenges (ICICI Lombard, HDFC Life, Bharti AXA).

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