Hong Kong trade delegation highlights opportunities for Irish firms

Hong Kong’s most senior financial official was in Dublin on Thursday to cement trading ties between the two jurisdictions and showcase the opportunities for Irish firms in Asia’s financial hub. Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, met with officials from Enterprise Ireland and some of its key fintech clients including Daon. Read the full article here.

For the offical press release from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, click here.

Facial recognition tech: Could it be used to track your habits in stores?

In this segment from WJLA ABC7 News, Daon’s CEO, Tom Grissen and Pre-sales Engineer, Jason Beloncik, chat with Horace Holmes as he takes a deeper dive into how retailers are using facial recognition technology. “[Retailers] want to provide the opportunity to recognize that a loyal customer is coming into the store,” Grissen says. “They can alert a salesperson and make sure they provide the finest service they can.”

Watch the full segment here.

Get ready to use Amazon's Alexa to send friends money (CNET)

CNET tech reporter, Ben Fox Rubin, is out with a new report on how banks will soon be using Amazon's Alexa to transfer money and provide other services. He spoke with Daon's CEO, Tom Grissen and Pre-sales Engineer, Jason Beloncik, for a behind-the-scenes look at the technology innovated right here at Daon. Read the full article here.

Tom Grissen, Daon's CEO, talks facial recognition and Samsung's Galaxy S9 (American Banker)

Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress 2018, promising a new dual-aperture camera that can produce clear pictures in low-light conditions, potentially encouraging banks to embrace facial recognition technology even more. In an article with American Banker, Daon's CEO, Tom Grissen, shares his thoughts on the new release and customers' need for convenient and secure authentication. Read more here.