Arkami™, Inc. today announced new members to the Advisory Board (list below) to provide valuable perspective on the introduction of myIDkey™, the industry’s first biometric fingerprint, Bluetooth wireless / USB key. Building off the successful Kickstarter launch, the board brings strategic counsel to the executive team in the areas of business development, market trends and technology leadership as the product gets set to launch later this year.
With 10 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, myIDkey already has more than 3,000 backers who have pledged more than $354,000 which is 235% of the original funding goal.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/myidkey/myidkey-passwords-at-the-tip-of-your-finger
The award-winning myIDkey, the company’s flagship product, stores all of your passwords and critical information on a portable Bluetooth / USB device. Unlocked with the swipe of a finger, myIDkey enables you to voice-search for logins, passwords and ID information on its own OLED screen for quick access while on the go.
myIDkey is also a complete password management system that auto-fills passwords across all frequently used web sites on all personal computers and smart mobile devices. Utilizing myIDkey apps for iPhone and Android, you can easily manage and edit passwords and encrypt select files to protect with your unique fingerprint.
New Advisory Board members include:
Michael Dunn: consultant and former CTO with Hearst, Time Warner, Dell Online. Dunn is an accomplished executive with extensive experience as a business and technology leader within the media, advertising and technology industries primarily in the CTO role. He focuses on enabling emerging Internet technologies including the semantic Web, big data, Web and enterprise content management systems, digital asset management, cloud services, online video, mobile applications, social platforms, and analytics and ecommerce.
Mikko Hakkarainen: director engineering Lutron Electronics, Maxim Integrated Products, GE Research. As a versatile electrical engineer he has broad-based expertise in integrated circuit design and definition for consumer, medical, and wireless electronics applications. His designs for innovative products reinforce an organization’s position as an industry leader. He also utilizes his extensive international experience and social acumen to develop and maintain visibility with customers worldwide.
Geir Magnusson Jr.: former CTO Viggle. He’s served as a technical executive and leader for companies such as Gilt Groupe,10gen, Joost, Adeptra, Bloomberg and Intel, and has built systems and solutions for industries ranging from financial markets to digital audio. He also has broad experience in open source, having founded several significant open source projects, such as Apache Geronimo, Apache Harmony and Apache Velocity. He’s also an international speaker on open source and software technology.
Dave Rand: chief technologist for internet content security for Trend Micro (TSE: 4704). He is responsible for creating innovative solutions to problems such as spam, phishing and pharming. Rand is a pioneer of network-layer spam blocking technologies and founded Kelkea which was acquired by Trend Micro. Prior to Kelkea, he co-founded AboveNet Communications, the co-location company with the largest IP network that went public in 1998 and was acquired by Metromedia Fiber Network in 1999. He has also held senior positions at Cisco, National Semiconductor, and Novell.
Harriet Seitler: CMO and executive vice president for both OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios. She oversees all marketing and social media strategies for both the network and the studio. Seitler is a Harpo veteran with more than 15 years’ experience in promoting “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and launching key brand extensions and new media ventures that maximize its audience. Prior to working at Harpo, Seitler served as vice president, marketing at ESPN.
Leo Spiegel: managing partner at Mission Ventures, a Southern California venture capital firm that invests in early stage IT companies. Prior to joining Mission Ventures, Leo Spiegel was President of Digital Island, Inc., a leading provider of global e-business network and content delivery services. Leo joined Digital Island as a result of a merger with Sandpiper Networks, Inc., the world’s first content delivery service provider for the Internet, where he was the chairman, president, and chief executive officer. In 2000, Leo won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.
About Arkami, Inc.
Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, Arkami, Inc. recognized a familiar pain point in most digital users’ lives and manufactured a simple password management device. myIDkey is the first fingerprint, voice-search, secure Bluetooth / USB drive that displays passwords and ID on the go as well as works with all smart mobile devices and personal computers. Now passwords and account information is at the tip of your www.myIDkey.com
Original Release: MarketWire
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