Dr. Karl Martin

President & CEO, Bionym Inc.

Dr. Karl Martin is co-founder of Bionym Inc., a Toronto based firm which develops novel biometric recognition solutions, including Biometric Encryption for privacy and data security, and HeartID, a new cardiac (ECG) recognition system. He holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was also formerly an instructor. He speaks internationally and serves as an expert witness on a variety of topics, including biometrics, video surveillance, privacy, and data security. His work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Toronto Star, CBC, Security Matters Magazine, Canadian Security Magazine, ITBusiness.ca and YongeStreetMedia.ca. He is an active volunteer in the IEEE and is the chair of the IEEE Toronto Signals and Applications Joint Chapter.