Yesterday was my last day full-time at EyeVerify. As I reflect on the ride I've had with the company and the team since the technology went commercial in 2012, I'm humbled and impressed by the experience.
We started in 2012 with a clunky prototype that used the back facing camera of a smartphone, and required the user to hold the phone 6-8 inches away, nearly blinding most of our users with the bright flash as they were gazing from the left and then to the right. It was beautiful, and we were far away from being "soccer mom friendly".
Over the next two and a half years, we've brought the technology to the front facing cameras, and you no longer have to gaze! Verifications happen in well under a second, we generate cryptographic keys, enabled chaff-based enterprise server support, run as a service on Android phones, integrated with several financial institutions, enabled liveness support; and several new innovative, yet unannounced, features and deals under way.
What a ride! We have a mature product!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be starting as the Chief Data Officer at MindMixer. It's an exciting opportunity to build a new product, and engage with a very different set of stakeholders to solve a very exciting, yet challenging set of problems.
Given my history and strong connection with EyeVerify, I will still stay involved at some level, including working on my dissertation work - which is strongly tied to the core technology at EyeVerify. However, starting tomorrow, I'm tackling a whole new set of problems and exploring a radically different set of approaches to solve them, and I'm pumped.