ImageWare® Appoints Chris Dickson as Vice President of Sales

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ImageWare(®) Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader biometric identification and authentication, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher (Chris) D. Dickson, as Vice President of Sales, effective June 30, 2020.

Dickson joins ImageWare with over 25 years of sales and business development experience in Security, Blockchain, Cloud and Enterprise software. His career includes eighteen years with Computer Associates, where he held key sales leadership positions in various parts of the world including Australia, New York, California and Switzerland.

Before coming to the Company, Dickson worked within technology for nearly two decades in sales. Most recently, he was responsible for sales at The Bitfury Group (a Forbes 50 blockchain company) and was pivotal in launching one of the first Enterprise based Blockchain SaaS solutions into the market, delivering quarter over quarter growth, ending the first 12 months, with a 600% increase in sales. While at Panaya (an Enterprise SaaS company), he delivered quarter over quarter double-digit (50%) growth, with significant new client focus. While at Verizon Enterprise, he led the partner and system integrator businesses for EMEA, growing sales by 350% within eighteen months through country-specific go to market strategies, partner specialization, enhanced operating discipline, and deliberate expansion of cross-sell and up-sell.

Kristin A. Taylor, President and CEO of ImageWare, said, "Chris brings a welcomed sense of urgency and focus to our Company and a network of key relationships in the tech sector. He applies his deep technical background to his role which gives us a vital sales edge as he guides us to achieve our revenue goals. His passion for building teams, collaborating closely with engineering, and product management are Chris's strong suites."

Dickson said, "With an organized focus, and new go-to-market strategies, I am certain we have the technology and team to help customers solve their identity management challenges leveraging ImageWare's deep experience with biometrics. Multi-factor authentication that leverages Cloud-based biometric matching is fast becoming the new standard for ensuring and protecting access to data for both consumers, enterprises, and governments alike."

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Mr. Dickson studied Computer Studies at the Central Institute of Technology, now Victoria University. He is a trained programmer and began his career performing object-oriented coding.

About ImageWare® Systems, Inc.
In 1987, ImageWare was founded to innovate imaging. After a bold start evolving silver halide photography into digital images, ImageWare built the first statewide digital booking platform for the United States law enforcement in 1998. Since then, ImageWare has evolved into the largest holder of multimodal biometrics, managing millions of identities daily. With vast experience in the government sector, ImageWare is democratizing biometrics by offering defense-grade identity and authentication solutions to the masses. By identifying the person, not a device, ImageWare is giving populations around the globe access to their important data.

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