ABI’s President, Iain Drummond, has been directly involved with security applications and biometrics since 1998. His experience includes managing the local operations of a major multinational computer company in South-East Asia, India, and the Middle East, before being appointed President of the Canadian subsidiary.
Iain was appointed CEO of Imagis Technologies Inc in Vancouver in 1998, a company which he took public the following year. Imagis had the skills in-house to develop face recognition technology in response to law enforcement users of its arrest & booking system. This was highly successful and was used extensively by police departments in the USA (mostly California) and Canada, as well as by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other agencies in various parts of the world.
He led the UK ChildBase project, which was at the time the most advanced application in the world for the analysis of images of child abuse, identification of abusers, and recovery of missing children. ChildBase was formally launched by the UK Government at the House of Lords in 2003.
Iain has given numerous presentations and advised on the use of biometrics to the governments of the US, UK, Canada, Finland, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.