Overcoming the global identification challenge

Toby Norman is our notably inspirational guest this week. Toby is a social entrepreneur, passionate about empowering the global health community with high impact, cutting edge biometric technology in order to overcome the difficult lack of identification challenge faced by many developing countries. Toby is the co-founder and CEO of Simprints, the Cambridge based, non-profit technology company responsible for developing fingerprint recognition biometrics that are 98-100% accurate. Simprints is currently reaching 2.1 million mothers and children across 11 countries, the next challenge facing the company is to provide concrete evidence that the Simprint biometric is a frontline tool that positively impacts people lives.

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Toby is the CEO and co-founder of Simprints. A Gates Scholar and PhD in Management from the University of Cambridge, BA

in Biology from Harvard, he has worked >10 years with frontline workers across Africa, Asia, and Central America on initiatives to improve global health and development through technology. Toby is a 2018 GLG Fellow, 2017 Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur.

For current metrics please see Simprints website.

Simprints are now active in 11 countries and have a staff of 30.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:

The Legal Landscape - Building a social enterprise. The white paper written by Simprints and Taylor Vinters that looks at different options for social enterprise.

Business Weekly article Cambridge University spin-out, Simprint scales globally.

Simprints - LinkedIn

Toby Norman - LinkedIn

The Times article - Simprints wins $2M saving lives at birth prize