Metrarc’s co-founder and CTO Professor Gareth Howells, holds the chair of Secure Electronic Systems at the University of Kent. He has been involved in research relating to cybersecurity, biometrics, secure communications and identity management for over 25 years and has published over 200 papers in the technical literature, coediting two books and contributing to several other edited publications. He has been responsible for the design of a generalised document security system and substantial work on the development of techniques for the direct generation of encryption keys from ICMetric samples. This work has received funding from the EU, EPSRC and industrial sources as well as a software related Proof-of-
Concept award from Finance South East. Gareth has directed significant international R&D projects and leads the technical