Profile & expertise

IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.

With close to $3 billion in revenues and 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.

IDEMIA seeks to create a climate of confidence by contributing to the safety and security of individuals, businesses and countries around the world. Its solutions meet a wide range of security needs worldwide, including identity management, personal rights for residents and travelers, physical access to airports or other high-value sites. IDEMIA is a recognized leading global player for security and identification systems. As the world leader in AFIS and multi-biometric ID management solutions, IDEMIA has proven its ability to manage large-scale projects and develop customized local solutions.

IDEMIA is a very legitimate player to promote end-to-end secured biometric solutions and believes this is necessary in the perspective of more and more sophisticated attacks as well as in the perspective of more and more concerns on personal data breach and misuse.

Role in the Project

IDEMIA will bring its expertise in biometrics, neural networks and security to develop and demonstrate a new robust biometric system for human identification.

IDEMIA will use its state-of-the art software and hardware development environment, platforms and software to perform machine learning processes, the various software development and integration works.

Thanks to the high resolution data provided by last of breed sensors and imagers developed in the VIZTA project, IDEMIA will improve further accuracy of face recognition as well as better cope with spoofing attacks. To further improve security, IDEMIA will work in VIZTA to port its algorithms in imagers available in the projects directly in their stacked layers.

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Olivier TOURET

+33 (0)1 82 30 46 75

Courbevoie, France


Pierre Gacon has been working at IDEMIA for 12 years within the Unit of Research & Technology. He graduated in Electronics and Signal Processing from ENSIEG in 2002 and received his PhD in 2006, on Image Processing, from INPG. At IDEMIA, he became an expert on iris recognition, leading algorithmic research, contributing to iris sensor development and supporting iris systems deployment. He has been the technical coordinator for several contributions of IDEMIA in collaborative European projects. As a biometric expert, he is currently involved in biometrics international standardization committees representing France and IDEMIA.

Pierre Gacon

Olivier Touret graduated in Physics from ENSPG and holds a MBA in Marketing from HEC. He joined Idemia in 2005. Mr Touret held several positions in programme, new ventures management, strategic business development and market management, in various security fields, including explosive detection and border control. He is currently Programme Manager for collaborative programmes and strategic business development.

Olivier Touret