BOSTON, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoyos Labs, Inc., a leader in end-to-end biometrics-based authentication solutions, today announced the appointment of Dr. John ("Jack") Callahan to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective June 1, 2016.
In his new role, Dr. Callahan will be responsible for the development and deployment of Hoyos Labs' enterprise-ready biometric solutions, leading a team of software developers, computer vision scientists and sales engineers across North America and Europe.
As more and more organizations shift to new modes of user authentication—eliminating the need for traditional passwords, PINs and tokens—Dr. Callahan will play an integral role in ensuring that Hoyos Labs remains at the forefront of biometric identity assertion and provides a robust framework for customers to securely and conveniently store data.
"The transition away from current authentication systems, which are fragmented and extremely vulnerable, will likely prove challenging for many enterprises—especially those in the financial services and healthcare industries," said Dr. Callahan. "Therefore, it is critical that today's organizations have access to high-quality products with clear, open standards to ensure deployment goes as smoothly as possible. Hoyos Labs is committed to evolving with the industry by continuously improving user experience and staying one step ahead of threats, and I'm thrilled to be joining such a smart, innovative team."
Dr. Callahan previously served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) through an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. He is also the former Vice President of Engineering and CTO of Baltimore-based BDMetrics, Inc.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Callahan was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University and research director at the NASA Independent Verification and Validation Facility. He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
About Hoyos Labs
Hoyos Labs is a leader in biometrics-based end-to-end authentication software, and one of the only companies that safeguards data by proving identity. The goal of Hoyos Labs is to develop and deploy enterprise authentication technology that conveniently and securely addresses identity challenges businesses face today. Hoyos Labs currently has offices in New York, Boston, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Oxford (United Kingdom), Bucharest (Romania) and Timisoara (Romania).
SOURCE Hoyos Labs, Inc.