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Dr. Dennis Berkey

BIOMIDS, Inc., Appoints Dr. Dennis Berkey, President & COO

Dennis Berkey

Dr. Dennis Berkey

PRLog – Aug. 1, 2014 – COTUIT, Mass. — Biometric Identification and Security Systems, Inc. (BIOMIDS), has announced the appointment of Dennis Berkey, Ph.D., as its President and Chief Operating Officer.  BIOMIDS is a biometric software security company with software applications utilizing biometric technologies in higher education, health care, and financial services industries to increase operating efficiencies, reduce cost, increase security of personal information, and improve convenience in critical functions.

Expertise in Education and Mathematics

In making the announcement, BIOMIDS CEO & Founder, Frank Mann, said “Berkey brings important expertise in education, broad experience on a variety of boards in fields relevant to our business, and strong management and leadership skills.  We are delighted to have him join us at a critical time in our development.”

Berkey is a former president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a former dean and university provost at Boston University.  He is a mathematician and mathematics educator with published research in applied mathematics and textbooks in traditional and applied calculus.

He has served on regional and national boards of directors in higher education, healthcare, life sciences, and STEM education.  He serves currently on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Education and Finance Authority. “

Biometrics is a powerful enabling technology,” said Berkey, “and the BIOMIDS team has a clear and compelling vision for its promising applications across many fields and industries including higher education where I have spent many fulfilling years.”

The BIOMIDS applications utilize Windows as well as the Apple iOS platforms utilizing biometrics technology such as facial recognition, speech recognition and iris scanning and can be purchased on the Apple Store, Windows Store, CNET or at www.biomids.com

For further information: contact Brad Sweet, Senior VP at 508-477-9576 or brad.sweet (at) biomids.com – P.O. Box 1989, Cotuit, MA 02635

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BIOMIDS attends ICS West event in Las Vegas

In today’s world so much of our business can be conducted over the phone, through email, and over the web.  Yet, it is still important to meet face to face with clients and vendor partners to have deeper conversations that begin to cement relationships.  BIOMIDS founder, Frank Mann, and CTO Vern Grabel did just that at the ICS WEST event this past week in Las Vegas.

The event seems to be primarily a conference for traditional vendors in the access control industry. For example, there were lots of video security companies in attendance.  Fortunately, we had plans to meet with several of our world class vendors and new partners in the biometrics industry.  Being able to meet with  C-level executives in order to discuss mutually beneficial strategies and tactics as we launch into new vertical markets is vital.

At BIOMIDS, our sense is the biometrics industry and Iris technologies in particular are at an interesting point in the adoption cycle.  It gives every indication of being a classic example of  technology and an industry  that is ready to “cross the chasm.”

1. We are seeing rapid changes and improvements in camera technology that also bring the cost of high quality Iris imaging cameras down to levels that warrant big volume purchases.

2, Initial market adoption across government sectors globally provides use cases and client testimonials. These client successes enable the technology and benefits to be sold across wider industry verticals.

3.  We do see a need for a more sophisticated sales, marketing, and system integration channel especially in the US since many vendors are effectively based outside the US.  The good news is that our perspective is recognized by most of the leading Biometrics and Iris technology vendors.

Attending ICS WEST was terrific for many reasons. Confirming that BIOMIDS is in the right place at the right time with the right biometric partners leads the list.

BIOMIDS Team

March, 30th, 2012