Martin George

Biometrics Consultant, FotoNation Limited

Martin George is currently Biometrics Consultant at FotoNation Limited, and an entrepreneur and pioneer in identification technologies and systems. A research spin-out from the University of Bath, his original company Smart Sensors’ MIRLIN iris biometrics technology is deployed worldwide in applications ranging from physical access control, to military force protection, gun control in law enforcement, and automated border gates.

Now part of FotoNation Limited, a Tessera company, the biometrics team is working on products and security strategies for the smartphone world. The goal is to provide easy-to-use “payer present” authentication in m-commerce, a key issue for fraud reduction, while protecting privacy of the user.

George holds a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK), and has worked in a range of technical and business development roles involving the incubation and licensing of intellectual property.

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