AI Magazine Issue 9 2018

Acquisition International - Issue 9 2018 23 IrisGuard is the world’s leading supplier of novel end-to-end iris recognition biometric technology that authenticates identity and authorises transactions for large-scale humanitarian deployments. Having awarded the firm Most Innovative Iris Recognition Technology Manufacturer – 2018 in our 2018 Global Excellence Awards, Acquisition International Magazine decided to share an insight into this dynamic firm with our readers. Founded in 2001, IrisGuard’s bold mission is to provide the world’s unbanked with dignified, secure and cost- effective financial inclusion platforms. Iris recognition is the safest, most accurate, secure and reliable biometric, and IrisGuard is the pioneer, effectively writing its history. Based on its world-leading and award-winning iris recognition technology, IrisGuard has pioneered the way from identity authentication at international borders through to transaction authorisation of ATM cash withdrawals, grocery shopping and now blockchain payments, all with a simple blink of the eye. With 2.5 billion people around the world without access to traditional banking services, IrisGuard has become an established and trusted solutions Empowering financial inclusion in the blink of an eye… F provider for international agencies including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and many national government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) around the world who serve these vulnerable populations. Reducing the stigma and empowering dignity around welfare distribution, IrisGuard’s platforms provide access to both cash and food in exactly the same way as those with a bank account. The patented technology in its EyePay®, EyeCloud®, EyeCash® and EyeHood® solutions ensures that those who need assistance receive it quickly, securely and seamlessly. IrisGuard platforms have to date processed seven trillion iris cross-comparisons, with a zero per cent error rate and no false positives. New and revolutionising the EyePay® platform family is the EyePay® Phone, which turns mobile biometrics on its head by authenticating identity from a database of millions, instead of the usual 1:1 security stored in the mobile device. In addition, IrisGuard is developing mobile applications that once identity is verified, can open the door to a number of other services including mobile wallets and healthcare provision. “iris recognition is the safest, most accurate, secure and reliable biometric, and IrisGuard is the pioneer, effectively writing its history” Company: IrisGuard UK Ltd. Contact: Imad Malhas, CEO Address: 43 Shenley Pavilions, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, MK5 6LB, UK Website: 1806AI68