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Raffie Beroukhim

General Manager, Senior Vice President, Advanced Recognition Systems, NEC Corporation of America, USA



Raffie Beroukhim is the Senior Executive leading the Advanced Recognition Systems Division at NEC Corporation of America (NEC). The Divison provides leading-edge biometrics, analytics and identity management portfolio to North America public safety and enterprise markets. Since joining the company, the Division has experienced five years of year-on-year top line and bottom line growth; boasting an all-organic, 25% compound annual growth rate.

With close partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and under Mr Beroukhim's stewardship, NEC assisted in the roll out of the long mandated US-EXIT program. Initiating from a small POC, at a single gate at Atlanta International Airport, NEC’s technology and collaboration with CBP has now led to the national roll out of the program in all US airports and all international departure gates.

Under Mr Beroukhim's guidance, and with the use of facial recognition as a single, unified, biometric key, the Division has also embarked on the digital transformation of NEC’s clients in airlines, theme parks, and retail markets. Such transformation has allowed a more personalized, frictionless and interactive relationship along multiple customer touch points. Key among such transformations is the partnership with Delta Airlines, whose ticketless boarding program has opened considerable new opportunities for future travel.

Creating a significant shift in the public safety purchase paradigm Mr Beroukhim also led the launch of NEC’s Identity as a Service (IDaaS), cloud-based SaaS, solution portfolio. The first to offer such services in the United States, NEC’s IDaaS now hosts identity services for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the nation’s 4th largest law-enforcement agency, among many other prestigious clients.

The establishment of a Center of Excellence in North America has resulted in the development of several key, globally available products by the Division, including award-winning Integra ID, NEC’s flagship Multi-modal Biometrics Identification Solution (MBIS), NeoScan 45 (patented mobile fingerprint capture units), and a facial recognition suite of products including NeoFace Express.

In addressing issues such as terrorism, cyber crimes and critical infrastructure security, Mr Beroukhim has focused the Division to offer solutions that go beyond evidence-based policing and offer continuous vetting, threat monitoring and assessment.

Prior to joining NEC, Mr Beroukhim was Vice President of Worldwide Biometrics Sales at Motorola, where he led an internationally diverse organization in the sale of all biometrics products for Motorola worldwide.

He is currently on the Board of the International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) and AFIS Internet, NEC’s user advisory group.

In 2005 Mr Beroukhim earned his Executive MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, and is a graduate of the University of California, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Computer Science and Engineering degree, awarded in 1984.


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