Humans in Tech

Conversations About Verification, Security, and the IoT

Our podcast explores today’s most transformative technology and the trends of tomorrow. Bringing together the brightest minds in and outside of our industry, we unpack what is new in physical access, identity verification, cybersecurity, and IoT ecosystems. We reach beyond the physical world, discuss our digital transformation as a species, and dive into the emerging phygital experience. Join us on our journey as we discover just how connected the future will be, and how we fit into that picture.

Identiv Podcast Host

Leigh Dow
Identiv VP Global Marketing

Leigh’s career spans over 20 years in marketing, branding, and public relations leadership, 14 of those in the Fortune 100, including Honeywell and Intel. She founded and built a multimillion-dollar agency, was named one of the 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity by the Software Report, was a 2020 Phoenix Business Journal Most Admired Leader honoree, and has won 23 American Marketing Association Spectrum Awards and 8 Public Relations Society of America Copper Anvil Awards. Leigh is a frequent speaker on marketing topics and author, and holds an M.B.A. specialized in Technology Management and a B.S. in Geopolitical Strategy.

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  • Strengthening Device and Identity Security (S1:E16)

    May 19, 2022

    Jonny Adams, Product Manager of Logical Access at Identiv, is joined by Steve Clark, Security Technologist at WISeKey and tech expert in IoT, blockchain, PKI, anti-counterfeiting, and privacy. The two discuss today’s growing data and identity security concerns and how Identiv and WISeKey’s 15-year partnership and product portfolios simplify complex logins, protect valuable time, and strengthen security at the device and identity level.

  • The Origin Story of Not Tom Cruise (S1:E15)

    April 28, 2022

    As a professional impersonator working heavily in social media, Evan Ferrante, A.K.A. Not Tom Cruise, lives in the thick of the digital transformation — the idea of living the new “phygital” human experience where the boundaries between our digital and real-life personas are beginning to blur. He joins us to tell his origin story, go behind the scenes, and educate the masses to stay wary of deep fakes.

  • IoT-Connected Collectibles and Consumables (S1:E14)

    April 21, 2022

    Worldwide annual sales of counterfeit goods are expected to total a staggering $4.2 trillion this year. Fear of fake products undermines confidence in brands. Lukasz Bulawski, Head of Product at collectID, joins us to talk about how brands can use NFC technology to transform authentication, anti-counterfeiting, and consumer experiences, and touches on what is next for the metaverse and NFTs.

  • The Passwordless Journey to the Cloud (S1:E13)

    April 14, 2022

    George Muldoon, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at HYPR, “The Passwordless Company”, joins us to talk about moving away from unsecure passwords and moving towards multi-factor authentication (MFA) and cloud platforms to improve security posture and enable business growth.

  • Fixing the Password Problem (S1:E12)

    April 11, 2022

    The world remains addicted to passwords, regardless of the growing consensus to fix the password problem. David Turner, Director of Standards Development at FIDO Alliance, discusses how the nature of authentication is changing. The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords.

  • Cannabis Quality Control from Farm to Fingertip (S1:E11)

    April 7, 2022

    As a self-regulated ingestible, it is a no-brainer that we need to be deploying high-tech solutions for quality control in cannabis and the overall betterment of the industry. Joining our cry for smarter, safer standards, we chat with Tim Daly, President at TrueGreen, the world’s first cloud-based cannabis asset and smart packaging management platform. We talk about the digital transformation and how to be better advocates for cannabis standards.

  • Access Control in the Cloud (S1:E10)

    March 14, 2022

    In this episode, Brandon Herd, Owner of Access Systems, and Greg Johnston, Vice President of Access Systems, join us to talk about the most prevalent trends in access control technology today. We cover access control and video surveillance in a single pane of glass and cloud-based Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) with the ability to do everything from unlocking doors to viewing live video right on a phone.

  • Riding the Contactless Wave of NFC (S1:E9)

    March 11, 2022

    As an Executive Member on the NFC Forum Board and Vice-Chair of its Healthcare Task Force, Amir Khoshniyati, GM and VP of Transponders at Identiv, joins us to discuss the mission behind the non-profit forum and explore what the future holds for near field communication (NFC) technology. We talk about the latest tech innovations in the contactless wave and the collaborative journey towards sustainability in NFC.

  • Fighting Federal Cybercrime with FIDO2 (S1:E8)

    March 10, 2022

    In this episode, we are joined by John Guerrero, Business Consultant for Identiv. John’s tech roots run deep and he discusses how federal government agencies can be more intentional about aligning their operations to the latest industry standards and protocols. We also cover how FIDO solutions and FIDO2 hardware security keys are increasingly being recognized as the responsible way to solve government cybersecurity challenges.

  • What Is FedRAMP? (S1:E7)

    March 9, 2022

    We bring on tech expert Dave Helbock Jr., Director of Product Management at Identiv, to unpack the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. FedRAMP is an initiative that aims to ensure government agency data is consistently and highly secured in the cloud. Dave dives into the options physical security specialists have in moving on-premises technology to a FedRAMP-approved cloud model.