Biometric and Digital Identity Industry Thought Leader


C. Maxine Most (“max”), Principal and founder of Acuity Market Intelligence, has more than 25 years experience in international emerging technology market development. Ms. Most founded Acuity – a strategic research and analysis consultancy -- to provide candid, “hype free” insight exposing bottom line issues that drive and shape emerging markets. Most relies on “rigorous intuition” -– a combination of quantifiable, data driven analysis and insight honed over two decades –- to consistently provide original thought provoking, accurate, and reliable industry analysis.

Throughout her career, Ms. Most has provided strategic expertise in emerging markets such as biometrics, authentication, and identity solutions, e-commerce, interactive services, and 2D and 3D visualization and image processing. She has worked with start-ups, established technology market leaders, Global 1000's, and a range of organizations in between. Most leverages her in-depth understanding of technology evolution, emerging market development, and the process through which industry leaders are established to provide candid strategic analysis, highly targeted implementation plans, and quantifiable and measurable results.

Since 2001, Ms. Most's focus has been in the biometrics and associated electroinc identitiy marketplace. Previously, she managed the Computer Aided Molecular Design Market for Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, directed Pacific Rim operations for a pioneering hospitality-based interactive services company, and founded and operated a Silicon Valley-based retail company. She designed, developed, and delivered sales and technical training courses worldwide and began her career as a software engineer specializing in 3D graphics applications.

Ms. Most is the author of Acuity’s research reports entitled The Global Biometrics and Mobility Report: The Convergence of Commerce and Privacy, The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates & Kiosks, The Global National eID Industry Report, The Global ePassport and eVisa Industry Report, The Asia Pacific ePassport and eVisa Industry Report, and The Future of Biometrics, and a contributor to several books including Digital Identity Management.

Ms. Most regularly offers insight and analysis in on and off-line publications, is quoted frequently in industry, business, and consumer press, and presents regularly at industry events on the evolution and development of biometrics and electronic identity markets. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a multi-disciplinary degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and minors in Visual Arts and Economics.