DUBAI, UAE and SHENZHEN, CHINA– 26 January 2017, – Zwipe is off to a busy start in 2017 with a range of activities across the world. The company had multiple teams active in the Middle East and Asia cultivating relationships with key strategic partners in both markets.
The access control sales team visited InterSec in Dubai, one of the world's largest security conferences. Alongside Zwipe's partners in the region, Mawarid Technology, the team was able to secure many important meetings with distributors and systems integrators who specialize in providing innovative solutions not just in the Middle East but Africa and Asia as well.
Speaking on the event, Zwipe's recently appointed Director of Sales EMEA, John Laws commented,"InterSec is a great event to meet all the major players in the region, especially considering our focus on government, health and military clients. Interestingly we were able to meet and showcase our solutions to both education and banking organizations as well, with many important follow-up appointments confirmed already."
Zwipe has put an emphasis on developing this market in 2017 and the company plans to participate in more large events like InterSec in the region this year.
A bit further east, ahead of the Chinese New Year, Zwipe and Kuang-Chi organized several meetings seeking to expand cooperation in China both technically and commercially. Meeting with potential new partners in the area and also many prospective clients.
" We were very happy to be hosted by Kuang-Chi in their offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. We saw great interest in deploying our solutions in the region through partners whose customers include some of the largest companies and organizations, not just in China but across the whole of Asia. " said Einar Boije, SVP of Sales and Marketing.
Zwipe's sales and marketing team is currently in Japan as part of a previously arranged kick-off with their partner Hitachi High-Technologies.
KANSAS CITY, USA– 13 January 2017, – Identification Systems Group (ISG) formally introduced Zwipe Access and ID solutions to it's extensive member network today.
Started in 1982 as an association for identification system dealers across North America. ISG is a network of local experts in identification, security and card personalization solutions, providing high quality, cost-effective solutions backed by local dealers. Certified members are identification industry veterans that cater to projects large and small, local and nationwide, providing consistent cohesive services and technical support for clients with locations across state or country borders.
The 34 regional ISG member companies have more than 100 offices nationwide, located in every major metropolitan area, with over 500 sales and service experts with local support in most geographic areas across North America. Combined annual sales exceeds 300 million USD, with products and services being sold to a vast array of markets including, corporate, healthcare, education, local, state and federal government, retail and hospitality and financial and insurance institutions.
Commenting on the new partnership, Bob Fee, Zwipe's Director of Sales for Access Control North America," ISG is an excellent platform for us to put our products in the hands of some of the most reputable distributors and integrators in North America. The extensive reach of the organization allows us to expand our sales and also gives us an opportunity to present our solutions in exclusive events only accessible to certified ISG members."
OSLO, NORWAY– 19 December 2016, – Biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the addition of Orlando Martinez as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and John Laws as the new Director of Sales Access Control EMEA.
Zwipe’s new COO Orlando Martinez has an extensive background in bringing innovative biometric technology to market and driving international business expansion and organizational development.
“We are entering a very important time at Zwipe, moving towards larger scale product roll out and having someone with Orlando’s pedigree join our team is a real triumph. His background and understanding of what it takes to grow a biometric technology company will be a great asset for our team,” said Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe, adding “Orlando will play an instrumental role as we navigate the expansion and mature our capabilities.”
“I bring with me a deep appreciation for Zwipe and its unique biometric authentication solution. I look forward to leveraging Zwipe’s technology leadership and driving the implementation of the company’s exciting growth strategy”, Martinez said.
In 1999 he cofounded SecuriMetrics, a biometrics company that revolutionized identity management systems used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence communities, the company was acquired by L-1 Identity Solutions and merged into Safran’s MorphoTrust, today a leading identity solutions and services company in the U.S. At SecuriMetrics, Martinez was part of the team that started and scaled the company until sales reached approx. USD 50 million in 2007, at which point the company was sold and merged into a larger unit to strengthen growth capabilities. For 12 years, from 1999 to 2011, Martinez led a variety of operational, marketing, sales and business development positions at his first biometric venture, before he joined CGI Federal as the Director of Applied Technology & Cyber Solutions. He spent 4 years at CGI managing the CGI Security practice which included biometric based intellectual property as well as the Cyber Security offerings. Martinez joins Zwipe from IT performance management company Snarf Networks where he was the SVP of Business Development.
John Laws joins Zwipe with over 15 years of sales experience working with major accounts in the Access Control industry at industry giants HID and Honeywell. Prior to his career in the security industry he was a decorated infantryman in the British Army. His exemplary track record and diverse international network make him an ideal representative for Zwipe in key target markets all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Commenting on the new hire, Einar Boije, SVP of Sales and Marketing said, “John is a determined individual, with a demonstrated understanding of how to deliver innovative security solutions to a diverse set of clients. His addition to our sales team strengthens our ability to take Zwipe to new and larger volume clients in 2017.”
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SANTA CLARA, USA 16 December 2016 - Zwipe was one of eleven handpicked companies invited to Intel Capital's premises to present their technologies as part of a Future of Payment Technology Day this past week.
Zwipe was represented at the event by Louis Bianchin, Director of Strategic Alliances, who held a thirty minute presentation introducing Zwipe to Intel Capital's cross-payment team covering biometrics, POS/retail and the wearables market. Others in attendance were also Intel Capital's ecosystem partners representing some of the payments industry's largest and most important players. The venture capital firms Technology Day serves as a platform from where selected companies, like Zwipe, get an introduction and opportunity to meet the vast network of decision makers that work with and for Intel.
Commenting on the event, Louis Bianchin said "initial feedback was positive and we were able to have an excellent dialogue with the Intel team. We are definitely looking forward to the follow-up in the coming months."
Operating globally with an emphasis on building technology ecosystems, Intel Capital is a stage agnostic investor, working with companies of virtually every size. Intel Capital has invested more than 11.6 Billion USD since 1991 in over 1,440 companies across 57 countries. For more information about Intel Capital, please visit www.intelcapital.com
CANNES, FRANCE 2 December 2016 - Zwipe participated in Cartes Trustech this week, one of the world's most prominent card technology and payment industry exhibitions. Senior executives from over 130 countries flocked to Cannes to participate in a week of intensive forums and discussions about some of the industry’s most pressing topics. Artificial intelligence, the future of payments, IoT connectivity, digital identification and biometrics were just some of the major burning issues reviewed. This year's event saw considerable enthusiasm for biometric technology, specifically biometric smart card applications.
Commenting on this development, Einar Boije, Zwipe's SVP of Sales and Marketing who was a speaker and panellist at the Biometrics for Authentication session at Trustech said, "It is definitely an exciting time to be in this space. From our perspective, seeing this heightened level of interest in biometric smart cards is clearly a positive signal. We remain very well positioned to maximize this interest and to adapt to the evolving opportunities that are presenting themselves in the different market segments that we operate in."
The increased interest in biometrics follows a major emerging trend this year, with a whole host of authentication applications coming to market with ranging levels of adoption. Many experts and industry insiders agree that the new wave of FinTech innovation is changing the way the payment ecosystem functions. With this emphasis on what is shaping the future of trust based technologies, Trustech was a true meeting point, with many key players and decision makers present.
"We had many excellent meetings with both existing partners and new parties that expressed an interest in working with us. It was time very wisely spent as we were able to speak intimately with some of the industry's largest and most strategically important companies. Looking forward we feel confident that we are on the right path and working with the right partners,” added Louis Bianchin, Zwipe’s Director of Strategic Alliances.
A majority of Zwipe’s entire value chain was well represented at Trustech. With very many meetings scheduled in advance of the exhibition. Summing up his experience, Einar Boije said, “we left Cannes in great spirits as we were able to confirm progress being made on both technical and commercial fronts.”
OSLO, NORWAY- 25 November 2016 - Zwipe's SVP of Sales and Marketing, Einar Boije, will be speaking at Trustech next Tuesday, November 29. Participating in the segment titled; Biometrics for Authentication: Death of the Password.
Einar's topic will center on the evolving world of biometric authentication and how the world is progressively moving away from PIN and passwords and adopting biometric solutions.
Trustech is the world's largest event dedicated to trust-based technologies, specifically payment, identification, connections and security. With over 18,000 attendees from all over the world the conference brings together key players across many industries that Zwipe is actively engaged in.
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NEW YORK, USA - 18 November 2016 - Zwipe attended ISC East this week, one of the largest physical security gatherings in the United States. With over 225 exhibitors featuring some of the industries largest and most respected brands, ISC East provides an excellent venue to see the latest trends in the physical security industry.
Commenting on the event, Bob Fee, Zwipe's Director of Sales, North America "ISC East saw excellent attendance this year. Interest is high on finding new solutions such as Zwipe, focusing on higher level authentication for daily physical access applications." Adding "We met with many existing partners in the region and were able to introduce our Zwipe Access solution to a host of new potential customers and solutions providers."
Zwipe is slated to participate in many large events like ISC East, over the next few months ,with a focus on promoting and selling Zwipe Access and Zwipe ID solutions.
For more information about ISC East, please visit www.isceast.com
OSLO, NORWAY– 14 November 2016, – biometric tech company Zwipe is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member, Jörgen Lantto.
Lantto was most recently the CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB, a Swedish high-tech company that designs and manufactures biometric system solutions. Before that he also served as the company’s CTO and head of strategy and product management. During his tenure, Fingerprint Cards grew from a small company to one of the largest companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, taking a strong position in the global market. Prior to Fingerprint Cards, he held a range of senior executive positions at global ICT company Ericsson.
Jörgen Lantto commenting on the appointment “the decision to join Zwipe’s board is rooted in my belief of Zwipe’s technology allowing fingerprint recognition without batteries or fixed power supply. Seeing first-hand the commercial opportunities that exist for Zwipe in the biometrics market, I very much look forward to supporting the company through its next phase of development.”
“Zwipe is a biometric tech company that is focused on developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy to use biometric authentication solutions in three key areas; payments, access control and government ID. Jörgen led Fingerprint Cards during a period of strong growth as the company’s CEO. I expect that he will add experience, competence and energy to the Zwipe board and be a strong support to the management team going forward,” says Clas Thelin, chairman of the board of Zwipe, and adding “his expansive mindset and network within the industry will certainly bring value to Zwipe as it commercializes it core platform of products.”
Lantto joins the board with immediate effect. The board now consists of the following members:
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OSLO, NORWAY; 09 November 2016 - Zwipe's CEO, Kim Humborstad will participate in a panel discussion tomorrow, November 10, at the DN (Dagens næringsliv) Fintech Conference. Dagens Næringsliv, is Norway's most widely circulated financial daily. The event will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in Nordic fintech with topics focused on mobile payments, security and consumer privacy. The panel discussion will be held from 10:00-11:00.
The way the financial ecosystem is shifting is a result of regulation and innovation. With representatives expected from all the major financial institutions, this venue will look to bring to the table honest discussions on how the varied players in the market can cooperate more effectively. Industry gatherings like this one represent a movement that seeks to promote cooperation across the entire value chain while creating links that can lead to tangible actions in the future.
November 10, 2016
DN Fintech Conference, will be held at Gamle Museet, Dronningensgate 4, Kvadraturen, 0152 Oslo
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MUNICH, GERMANY– 08 November 2016, – As part of an ongoing cooperation Asteelflash and Zwipe will be showcasing Zwipe’s innovative biometric authentication technology, manufactured by Asteelflash at Electronica, in Messe Munchen, Hall B4, Booth 109.
Electronica is one of the largest meeting places for the electronics industry. Providing an in-depth look at what new developments will be the building blocks of future technology. With over 2700 exhibitors from 52 countries and over 70,000 visitors expected Electronica Munich is an ideal launching pad for Asteelflash and Zwipe.
“We have had and continue to have an excellent partnership with Asteelflash. This partnership signifies an important element of the supply chain for Zwipe, as it allows us to utilize Asteelflash expertise and capacity to deliver high volume products across the world, further strengthening our supply chain.” said Kim Humborstad, Founder and CEO of Zwipe. “We have made significant progress in the last few months and look to carry this momentum forward into 2017. Electronica is a great place for us to demonstrate how we are working with strong partners like Asteelflash.”
Commenting on the relationship with Zwipe, Asteelflash Group President and CEO Gilles Benhamou said “We are very pleased to count Zwipe among our customers. Their innovative product and cutting-edge technology can make the difference and Asteelflash is proud to be part of this adventure. And because each customer deserves a proper support, we have entered into a very close partnership with Zwipe in order to provide them with the right level of flexibility and technical capabilities to support their go-to-market strategy”.
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