Biometrics player turns to private sector market

Biometrics player turns to private sector market

Desmond’s company shifts focus to financial services

Daon, the biometrics company established in 2000 by financier Dermot Desmond, has shifted its focus from the public sector to financial services in response to widespread smartphone usage.

“We started out focusing very much on the government space, working with governments around the world – particularly after 9/11 – to secure their borders and make it safer for people to travel,” said James Ahern, Daon’s chief technology officer.

“In the last ten years, we’ve changed quite dramatically to...

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