Before joining Morpho, you were head of the global mobile operators’ association, GSMA*. How do you view mobile today?
For nearly a decade now, the telecom market has shown extremely rapid growth. With mobile connectivity booming, the competing players are developing increasingly inventive solutions to anticipate consumer expectations and maintain market share. Consumer demand today is driven by the desire to benefit from faster and simpler use of mobile, such as making an online purchase without having to enter multiple security codes. To address this demand, we must develop safe and reliable technologies for user identification. A first step in this direction has been the integration of fingerprint recognition sensors in smartphones. But that’s not enough, especially from a security standpoint. The next step will be incorporating higher-performance biometric technologies in our smartphones and tablets, such as facial or iris recognition, and incorporating them simultaneously for a given person. Through integration of several biometric factors, we can really start talking about highly secure digital identities.