ID Analytics won first place in its category at the 2015 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. The company impressed judges with its ID Connect solution, launched in September, which makes it easier to onboard and enroll customers digitally.
ID Connect validates identity with a minimal amount of information, helping businesses increase conversions and lower abandonments. The solution auto-fills application fields and risk assesses the user in seconds. The SaaS technology can be combined with ID Connect Photo, which uses a government-issued ID card to populate fields.
Also taking top honors at the event was Payfone. Payfone won the Over-the-Top (OTT) Monetization category with its Payfone Signature technology, and also won the Customer Security category with its Identity Certainty Platform.
Payfone Signature is a deterministic, trusted mobile identity that, according to the company, “cannot be forged, cloned, spoofed, or hacked.” The technology uses data from the mobile network operator level to “permanently bind, verify, and subscribe” mobile identity at the account level. The result is what Payfone calls “a persistent mobile ID.” Identity Certainty leverages the Signature technology to provide organizations with the ability to provide seamless yet secure access to sensitive business information.
The Fierce Innovation Awards span 24 different categories and feature an additional six companies singled out for “Best in Show” recognition. Judges for this year’s competition included representatives from the Verizon Innovation Program, TeliaSonera International Carrier, Comcast, and T-Mobile USA. Companies were judged based on:
- technological innovation
- financial impact
- market validation
- compatibility with existing network environments
- end-user customer experience
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Diego, ID Analytics demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2015. Payfone demoed its 1 Touch Checkout solution at FinovateFall 2012. Payfone was founded in 2008 and is based in New York City.