NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeLock Inc., a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, announced today the appointment of Roger An as Vice President of Global Market Development. In this new role, An will be responsible for research, analysis and strategic initiatives to further the embedded applications of the technology and facilitate EyeLock's global expansion, with a heavy focus on Asia.
An joins EyeLock with more than 15 years of multinational experience managing and executing corporate development and cross-border transactions including strategic alliances, joint ventures and technology transfers during his previous work for SK Group. While at SK Group, the largest petro chemical and telecommunications conglomerate in South Korea, An served in the Office of the Chairman for Management & Planning, providing internal corporate advisory support to top executives. In this role, An also spearheaded assignments in a variety of industries including wireless communications, IT services, oil and gas, and consumer products.
EyeLock is a leading provider of iris-based identity authentication products and technology solutions. The company's suite of iris biometric technology products can be used to accurately, safely and securely authenticate identities in both physical and logical environments. It has been deployed across a variety of sectors, from financial services and healthcare to border control, homeland security and beyond.
"Right now, biometrics is absolutely booming and iris is the safest, most secure and easy-to-use biometric of them all. EyeLock's technology has great global potential and we've only hit the tip of the iceberg. Our initial deployments throughout the past several years have been extremely successful, and we anticipate an even higher demand for our solutions in the near future," said Jim Demitrieus, Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock Corp. "We are pleased to welcome Mr. An to the EyeLock team, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise to develop and implement global business partnerships that take advantage of the technology's game changing applications. Mr. An's experience as a multi-faceted strategic planner and transactional professional make him an ideal person to help lead EyeLock into this next phase of growth."
Prior to his work with SK Group, An was a Product Controller at Bankers Trust Company where he joined as a founding team member responsible for the launch of the bank's proprietary and successful BTIF family of mutual funds.
"Biometrics are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. It's not just countries like the U.S. that understand and are exploring the benefits of this technology – it's much farther reaching. EyeLock's iris-based authentication provides the most secure and seamless way to protect one's identity, and there are going to be numerous upcoming opportunities for EyeLock to further expand internationally," said Roger An. "I'm looking forward to being part of a team that is on the forefront of these groundbreaking technological changes."
About EyeLock Inc.
EyeLock Inc. is a leading technology provider of iris-based identity authentication products and technology solutions. Transforming the way identities are authenticated and protected, the Company offers a broad suite of breakthrough solutions for the identity management, access control, border control and logical access sectors.
The proprietary, iris-based identity authentication solutions are cost-effective, scalable and easy-to-use iris recognition systems that operate while a person is in motion and at a distance. EyeLock delivers products and solutions where privacy, convenience and security are synonymous.
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