Financial Technology Innovations That Make Financial Gurus Salivate (The Huffington Post)

An article was published in The Huffington Post titled “Financial Technology Innovations That Make Financial Gurus Salivate,” written by contributor Pradeep Aradhya (@pradeep_aradhya). The article focuses on what the author thought were the most interesting demos at FinovateFall 2016 and Daon’s demonstration of IdentityX® was reviewed. The Finovate series of events showcases the best innovations that impact the banking and financial services industry through short demos and intimate networking sessions.

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Mastercard Among Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies, Biometrics A Key Ingredient

Technology company Mastercard was recently named one of Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies, coming it at #30 on the list and moving up 6 spots from their ranking last year. In a press release, Mastercard noted that it “anticipates more change in payments in the next five years versus the previous 50, and is fully embracing the digital transformation with new ways to pay.”

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Will selfies kill the traditional password? (BBC News)

In a world increasingly dependent on online transactions – from paying your credit card bill to setting your thermostat – web security is more important than ever. But one company says the traditional passwords don’t cut it anymore. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports on how biometric technology is being used to protect our smartphones and even our bank accounts.

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Goodbye passwords, forever! (CNBC’s Squawk Box)

Tom Grissen, Daon’s Chief Executive Officer, explains how biometrics can get rid of passwords on your mobile device, delivering more convenience to the consumer while still keeping it secure. Mr Grissen said “If you want to authenticate with your voice you can, you can swipe your finger on a sensor, or you you can take a selfie.”

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Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU (The Register)

The proliferation of password protection has become an assault on the senses. The rise of biometric authentication is helping to create some balance, enabling verification with a simple interaction, which, for many, is the fingerprint reader on a mobile phone. And once you start using the fingerprint/phone combo for NFC payments, the convenience it offers soon becomes habitual.

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Daon’s Conor White Celebrates NAFCU Innovation Award Win for IdentityX Platform (CU Broadcast)

Doan’s President, Americas Conor White joined CU Broadcast in their Studio Lounge just after winning NAFCU’s Innovation Award for Daon’s biometric security platform IdentityX that credit unions can integrate into their mobile application. CU Broadcast Host Mike Lawson said “It is hands down one of the coolest innovations to come along in quite a while — and it will be coming to your credit union when you want it.” Ask your vendors about it today.

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