Humans In Tech

Humans In Tech

Conversations about Verification, Security, and the IoT.Our Podcast explores today's most transformative technology and trends of tomorrow. Bringing together the brightest minds in and outside of our industry, we unpack what is new in physical access, identity verification, cybersecurity, and IoT ecosystems. We reach beyond the physical world, discuss our digital transformation as a species, and dive into the emerging phygital experience. Join us on our journey as we discover just how connected the future will be, and how we fit into that picture.


March 9, 2023 16 min

Just in time for Women’s History Month, Alice DiSanto, VP of Global Marketing, Rajant Corporation, and SIA Charitable Giving Subcommittee Chair, joins us to discuss the critical need to usher in socioeconomic change for women. For the third year in a row, the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Women in Security Forum (WISF), Dress for Success Southern Nevada (DFSSN), and ISC West are teaming up to enable more women to get the...

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Cryptocurrency known to be involved in illicit activities like cybercrime, money laundering, and terrorism financing totaled $14 billion in 2021, almost doubling the amount in 2020. Drew Todd, Journalist at Secureworld News, returns on this episode to help us take a closer look at the growing landscape of crypto crimes.

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February 23, 2023 21 min

Today, we’re joined by Laura Angelini, a leader in the MedTech industry and newly appointed member of the Identiv Board of Directors. Laura discusses the transforming role of the IoT in healthcare, and predicts true innovation and the evolution of standards of care will occur at the intersection of technology advancement and big data management.

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February 16, 2023 24 min

The future of sports entertainment is data-informed. Our guest today, David Geisser, Co-founder of collectID, is redefining heightened fan experiences with NFC. collectID solves the problem of counterfeit products and creates a gateway for physical products to the metaverse by combining encrypted, smartphone-ready NFC tags with secure NFTs on blockchain.

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February 9, 2023 22 min

Today, we’re bringing back Mike Taylor, Identiv’s VP of Global Sales. Our chat sheds light on machine learning, discussing how it differs from AI, unpacking some of the myths surrounding the technology, and determining exactly why it is such a vital tool for modern businesses.

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February 2, 2023 27 min

We’re excited to welcome Hermence Matsotsa, Founder and CEO of uBuntu, to today’s episode. Hermence is a multilingual speaker, global strategic intercultural connector, executive coach, and a DEIA consultant with 20+ years of experience supporting leaders in creating diverse, inclusive, equitable, accessible, and safe spaces that vitalize a culture of genuine respect. She joins us to discuss the importance of DEIA in cybersecur...

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January 26, 2023 12 min

Still basking in the tech afterglow of CES 2023, Gianmarco Ferrari, Marketing Manager for NFC/RFID and NVM Americas at STMicroelectronics, joins us to discuss the innovations in sustainability he spotted at the influential trade show earlier this month. A longtime Identiv partner, STMicroelectronics creates technology that prioritizes people and the planet while minimizing its overall ecological footprint.

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Today, we’re joined by Joe Maddox, ACES Program Manager here at Identiv. ACES is our Architects, Consultants, and Engineers in Security partner program, providing continued education opportunities, resources, and technical design assistance to end-users and consultants on the converged nature of IT and physical security.

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January 5, 2023 21 min

Humans in Tech returns for season 2! One topic we talk about often on our podcast is how cyber threats are becoming more and more sophisticated. John Guerrero, CEO, Identify Systems, joins us to chat about K-12 cybersecurity. We cover the critical need for multi-factor authentication (MFA) in protecting school-age children and how FIDO2 technology specifically can prevent cyber attacks.

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December 15, 2022 20 min

Stefan Genser, Identiv’s Director of Sales for RFID/Transponder Solutions in EMEA, joins us on this episode to discuss the role of RFID and NFC in medical devices and healthcare environments. He covers the four major challenges in the medical industry right now and what digital transformation looks like in healthcare via RFID technology.

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December 8, 2022 28 min

Security has a profound influence on the way our world is progressing, and women bring a unique perspective to the industry. Identiv’s Tatum Mathis, Tracy Wilson-Alexander, Diane Kehlenbeck, Katie Shaw, and Cynthia Gieseke join us to talk about equity and diversity in security and what it means to be a leader in a historically male-dominated industry.

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December 1, 2022 31 min

While it’s no fun for the organizations involved, this week’s episode takes a playful look at epic cybersecurity fails. We’re joined by journalist Drew Todd who covers cybersecurity at Secure World News. For 20 years, Secure World has been tackling global cybersecurity issues and sharing critical knowledge and tools needed to protect against ever-evolving threats.

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November 17, 2022 15 min

The holidays are growing closer and the seasonal scrambling to come up with gift ideas for family and friends is upon us. Loren Miller, Director of Business Development at Identiv, helps us dig into the top IoT-enabled holiday gifts that should make their way into your shopping cart (or your own wish list) this year.

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November 10, 2022 33 min

Today, we are talking with entrepreneur Prachee Kale about design thinking in cybersecurity. Prachee’s impressive 17-year career spans cybersecurity and tech, business strategy, diversity and inclusion, and executive coaching. Now the co-founder of Think.Design.Cyber, a founding executive fellow of Cyber Theory Institute, and a woman of color, she has coalesced her experiences to help advance the cybersecurity industry.

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November 3, 2022 17 min

Our new episode is all about intelligent video analytics, technology that processes digital video signals using a special algorithm to perform a security-related function. Identiv’s Mike Taylor, VP Global Sales, and Mark Allen, GM Physical Access, join us to talk about the latest security trends in video content analysis, from facial recognition and asset tracking to AI learning.

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October 27, 2022 31 min

Cybersecurity is a complex, serious market that’s currently exploding, and so are the demands on digital marketers to keep pace with dramatic growth in services, solutions, and competitors. The entire Identiv marketing team joins us to talk about the challenges in the industry, how they turn technical topics into accessible stories, and the top trends they see on the horizon.

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October 20, 2022 18 min

Steve Dunlap, President of the Thursby brand at Identiv, joins us to discuss the differences between BYOD and BYOAD, how to streamline mission-critical processes, and the secure mobility of the new Sub Rosa PDF app. Sub Rosa PDF gives U.S. armed forces, federal agencies, and commercial customers the ability to digitally sign documents on any iOS device from any location.

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October 13, 2022 10 min

Identiv Global Services (IGS) provides ecosystem partners with a highly personalized experience that goes above and beyond typical customer support. Tracy Wilson, Director of Identiv Global Services, joins us to discuss the high-touch help offered by IGS, from technology implementation to customized configurations.

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October 6, 2022 16 min

Today, we’re talking U.S. federal facility security with a selection of Identiv’s experts, including Dave Helbock, Director of Product Management, Todd Harrington, Director of Federal Sales, and Tom Dymacek, Director of Federal Sales. We discuss the top threats, biggest challenges, and how to deploy the right solutions to protect the nation’s highest security buildings.

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September 29, 2022 24 min

Steve Statler, Senior VP of Marketing at Wiliot, and Amir Khoshniyati, VP and GM, Transponders at Identiv, join us to talk about their collaboration on the first-to-market Battery-Assisted Pixel (BAP) IoT cold-chain solution. The BAP is innovating the provision of pharmaceuticals and healthcare through item-level intelligence, and optimizing food supply chains and retail asset management.

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