Mary Haskett is the co-founder and CEO of Blink Identity, a Texas-based company specializing in facial recognition technology that identifies people at a full walking speed. Creator of the technology that modernizes access control for a wide variety of industries, including live events, commercial enterprises, healthcare, and others. Recently completed Techstars Music Accelerator with Blink Identity, leading to a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment (Live Nation/Ticketmaster), developing pilot programs with their revolutionary facial recognition system.
Previously founder and CEO of HCI Training, Inc., managing development and deployment of training programs for Dell, Sybase, and USAA, as well as the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. After acquisition by Ideal Innovations, Inc. in 2007, Haskett continued as Vice President of Software and Training, leading integration teams that provided comprehensive biometric solutions to both U.S. and foreign governments. Under her leadership, the first satellite office of I-3 (based in Washington DC ) grew from 4 people to 20 people with a project budget of $15M. Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan on a number of occasions, she was responsible for deploying the National Afghanistan biometric database system.
Pioneered numerous concepts in the virtual office space, and managed projects and million dollar profits in a highly competitive industry. Nominated as one of the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles to Watch in tech-savvy Austin.
Haskett holds a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics awarded by the University of Texas at Dallas.
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