Benji Hutchinson is President and Chief Operating Officer at Paravision. Over the last twenty years, Hutchinson has contributed to the launch of some of the largest biometric and identity programs in the world. At Paravision, he's helping answer the demand for ethical AI, conscientiously sold.
Hutchinson comes to Paravision from NEC Corporation of America, where he established a federal government practice of identity technologies and positioned NEC as a market leader in the space. Most recently, Hutchinson served as President of NEC National Security Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC he founded to serve NEC’s federal government customers.
Prior to NEC, Hutchinson was Senior Director of Federal Business for Idemia, focused on National Security Accounts. There, he managed the development of Idemia’s Identity Authentication product portfolio, including the launch of the company’s first enterprise multimodal biometric cloud solution. Earlier in his career, he also served as a biometric standards and identity technology consultant for various agencies within the Department of Defense, Department of State and the Intelligence Community.
Hutchinson spent three years teaching a graduate course on privacy, ethics and law as an Adjunct Professor of Policy for Identity Analysis at George Mason University, and served for two years as the Vice Chair of the Identification Technology Association (IdTA) Board of Directors. He currently chairs the Security Industry Association’s Identity and Biometric Technical Advisory Board (IBTAB) and sits on the advisory board for Purdue University’s International Center for Biometric Research.