An opinion piece by Integrated Biometrics VP David Gerulski titled, “Africa benefits from biometrics as an identifier” was featured in the industry publication Biometric Update. In the piece, Gerulski examines progress made since the push for biometrics in Africa accelerated after the United Nations (UN) adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Surging economic and population growth across Africa is driving increased demand for mobile biometrics for identity management enrollment and verification by government agencies, international organizations, law enforcement and commercial entities. Integrated Biometrics products such as the Watson Mini, Kojak, and Columbo are building a path to the future.
The history of biometrics in Africa is unique, as is its future. As Integrated Biometrics prepares to actively participate in this month’s ID4Africa conference, we caught up with one of the event’s founders, Dr. Joseph Atick, Executive Chairman, ID4Africa & Identity Counsel. Dr. Atick is an identity and biometrics pioneer, and trusted adviser and counsel to governments and international development agencies, helping the world adopt identity technology responsibly and for the common good.
Integrated Biometrics fast, lightweight, and reliable light emitting sensor (LES) film-based fingerprint scanners are gaining momentum in the African marketplace thanks in large part to our exclusive distributor Idversol Integrated Solutions. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Idversol understands the unique needs of the African marketplace and is able to quickly and effectively service new and existing customers.
Governments, social institutions, law enforcement, military, and commercial entities across the world are discovering that Integrated Biometrics’ products are more ideal for mobile environments than silicon or traditional optical sensors. The different ways our enrollment and verification solutions for electronic devices are being used are different and impressive.
Jim Seaborn is Integrated Biometrics Vice President of Business Development and is the company’s main contact for the African marketplace. As one might expect, Jim has been busy of late as nations all across the continent are pursuing mobile biometrics solutions to help their citizens build a better tomorrow. Jim is happy to share some of the unique aspects of enrolling and verifying millions of people all across Africa.