IDEMIA launches Asia Pacific headquarters
03 October 2018 15:14 GMT

Identity tech firm Idemia has  announced today the official opening of its APAC headquarters, in the presence of Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to the Republic of Singapore, Didier Lamouche, IDEMIA CEO, and Eric Duforest, IDEMIA APAC President.

The firm said Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, its status as a leading innovation and financial hub, and gateway to the rest of Asia Pacific made the city-state an attractive location for IDEMIA to establish its regional headquarters.

The Innovation Centre will showcase advanced technologies in identity security to support partners and customers on their digital transformation journey, offering seamless experiences with next-generation technologies without compromising security. Featured solutions include an automated air passenger boarding process, advanced mobility solutions, IoT innovation, video analytics, mobile payments and a new generation biometric and display payment card.

IDEMIA’s border control technologies are currently deployed in Terminal 4 of Singapore’s state-of-the-art Changi International Airport. The fully automated departure process at Terminal 4 combines the best of biometric accuracy, design efficiency and program execution, based on IDEMIA’s expertise in biometrics, border control and system integration.

“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Singapore as it’s an ideal backdrop for building the future of digital security in APAC. As identity theft is the most common type of cybercrime that transcends borders, it is critical for governments, airports and border controls to bolster national security whenever and wherever security matters. Our next-generation and innovative solutions enable nations and enforcement agencies to substantially improve security capabilities in today’s connected environment, while ensuring convenience and seamless processing of citizens’ identities,” said Didier Lamouche, Chief Executive Officer, IDEMIA.

“I am delighted that IDEMIA has chosen Singapore to establish its headquarters and innovation centre, as Singapore is in the forefront of introducing new initiatives to steer innovation and digitalisation. As identity security is of paramount importance in today’s digital age, IDEMIA is in good stead to boost national and citizen security in Singapore and the region. This announcement is also timely as 2018 has been declared the France-Singapore Year of Innovation which recently led to the signing of a joint roadmap for deepening cooperation in digital innovation, internet governance and cybersecurity during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Paris in July 2018. Singapore and France share a synergy in enhancing our innovation ecosystem, and as more French companies continue to establish its presence in Singapore, I am confident that the collaborations between both countries will deepen, to create more opportunities for enterprises and consumers,” said His Excellency Mr Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore.