Accenture Technology Managing Director Cyrille Bataller and Technology Architecture Manager Anders Astrom, along with their global team of innovators, have been named the winners of the most recent Accenture Invention of the Year for their development of unique human identification techniques through their Biometric Matching Engine.
“It’s very exciting to be recognized for creating innovative IP and assets that help us take Accenture into new fields,” said Bataller, noting the portfolio of 23 issued patents and 52 pending patent applications that the team has generated in this technology area. “It really comes down to teamwork.”
The Biometric Matching Engine uses software to compare a variety of biometric identifiers, such as face, fingerprints, iris or voice, against large volumes of reference identity data. Based on this information, the software automatically creates a unique identification strategy to optimize the speed and effectiveness of database search for a matching record.
The Invention of the Year competition, established in 2006, recognizes Accenture people who contribute to Accenture’s culture of innovation through our robust patent program. All inventions that receive a first granted patent during the prior fiscal year are eligible to compete for this global award. In addition, Accenture annually gives cash awards to Accenture inventors in recognition of their patent applications and granted patents.
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