Terry Hartmann will lead business development and client relations as VP for Asia Pacific at biometric tech house, Cognitec Systems.

Based in Sydney, Australia, Hartmann will direct an international sales and support team to meet the demands of an expanding biometrics market in the region. Governments in Australia, New Zealand and many Asian countries are investing heavily into large-scale biometric projects, and many of them have trusted Cognitec’s market-leading face recognition technology for more than a decade. 

“Face biometrics is now a proven technology, yet has so much potential for growth. Asia Pacific is certainly the place where innovation can be realized,” said Hartmann. “I am excited to leverage Cognitec’s products into numerous security and facilitation benefits to prospective clients, integrators and their customers.”

Hartmann led the transportation business in the U.S. and Canada for Unisys, and before that managed their solutions for industry applications globally. He became an internationally acknowledged thought leader on applying biometric and chip technologies to border control/identity management during his tenure with the Australian Passport Office and was the author of the ISO/ICAO international standards for face recognition in ePassports, winning numerous international awards and speaking engagements.

“Terry brings to Cognitec a long-standing, remarkable reputation as an industry expert,” said Cognitec CEO Alfredo Herrera. “We are certain that his passion for advancing biometric technologies, and his experience with global applications and projects, will perfectly align with Cognitec’s growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region and further strengthen our business position and relationships.” ♦