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WCC Announces: Peter Went Wins ID People's Trail Blazer Award
The Trail Blazer Award honors visionaries in the ID Community

MILAN, Italy, November 2, 2011 – ID World 2011, the International Congress on the evolving world of biometrics, identification and security, has presented its ID People Trailblazer Award to Peter Went, Chief Executive Officer of WCC Smart Search & Match. The award was announced at the 2011 ID World International Congress Award Ceremony Wednesday, November 2nd by Sophie Boyer de la Giroday. The Trailblazer Award honors pioneering researchers and entrepreneurs whose contributions help the ID community envision what will happen in the coming generations.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by ID World and to receive such an inspiring validation for our creativity and vision. I’m even more thrilled to be able to share this award with the rest of my team at WCC,” said Peter Went.

According to ID World, Peter Went has received the award for playing a pivotal role in commoditizing large identification projects in both government and private sector markets. “With the introduction of the ELISE platform in the ID market, WCC revolutionized the ID market in several ways. Firstly, by integrating multiple modalities, speed and accuracy of biometric identification has improved substantially.” Said Sophie Boyer de la Giroday. “Secondly, by allowing tier-2 vendors to deploy their technology in large scale systems. As a result, thirdly, competition was able to grow and price points to come down.”

About Peter Went
Peter Went is the Chief Executive Officer of WCC, where his role is to oversee the company’s operations in the Netherlands and the United States. Mr. Went’s experience includes the development of the Person Centric View in identity matching. Being an internationally recognized expert in Matching Systems, Mr. Went has partipated in a number of Industry shaping initiatives, including ID World and Security Symposium.

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