MANAMA, BAHRAIN – 30 March, 2021 – Faceki named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Tech Startup of the Year category in the second annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 19 years.
More than 400 nominations from organizations across the Middle East and North Africa were considered this year. Faceki won in the Most Innovative Tech Startup of the Year category.
Faceki is a startup that specialized in AI powered digital face biometric authentication, KYC, and Digital onboarding. All built with localization and Arabic support at heart. Focusing on simplifying users’ journey and fight fraud with the aim to create safer, more accessible user experiences. for all, powered by. Faceki users AI and machine learning to power it’s certified liveness and anti-spoofing detection technology which help verify if users who they are claim to be. Protecting customer, enterprises and reducing onboarding process time by up to 95%.
“Pandemic pushed organizations to speed up their digitization plans, but with the rise of fraud and identity theft in the past 12 months, made a lot of organization review their plans. The need for a more secure verification alternative to the current traditional method, is becoming a must” said Hamza Al-Ghatam, Co-founder and CEO of Faceki. “Being honoured with Gold Stevie® Award as the Most Innovative Tech Startup of the Year for 2021 which shows how significant our technology is to combat fraud and protect users and enterprises.”
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 60 executives around the world acting as judges on six juries.
“We are delighted to recognize the achievements of such a diverse group of organizations across the MENA region in the 2021 edition of the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “Despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, these organizations show us that it is possible to innovate and succeed at any time, regardless of the challenges. We look forward to celebrating them during our virtual ceremony on 2 June.”
FACEKI is a Facial Recognition authentication platform. Developed with the aim to create safer, more accessible user experiences for all, powered by state-of-the-art facial recognition technology.
FACEKI’s face recognition technology powered by a leading-edge AI to helps identify each and every user uniquely thus making face as a key. This completely eliminates the chances of fraud due to theft.
It’s a highly secure cloud-based cross-devices technology. Which can be integrated easily with any online platforms, websites, and apps to provide them with a powerful facial recognition login and digital KYC which comes with document verification capabilities and full Arabic language support.
FACEKI aim is to make login to accounts seamless, simple and more secure than ever.
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com
About the RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry
RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RAK Chamber) is the second chamber of commerce commissioned in the United Arab Emirates. Incorporated on 22 October 1967, RAK Chamber adopts the spirit of innovation and creativity, strong leadership and initiative to support and develop business sectors to achieve excellence and become pioneers, focusing on clients, investors and business by meeting their needs and offering them added value. The chamber is keen to create and develop a system of sustainable enterprise relations, and it also works to provide a business environment and practices that enhance the culture of group work by working in a spirit of a unified team – along with responding to internal and external changes by providing information, data, procedures and laws for all concerned categories. This is in order to achieve transparency and credibility and to create a business-motivating environment so as to promote the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as an economic hub in the United Arab Emirates.