Andrew Bud is founder and CEO of London-based iProov. iProov is the world leader in secure, usable face authentication for identity onboarding and online access. Led by a team experienced in large-scale cloud services and advanced machine learning, iProov has been recognised by many awards from organisations including Finovate Europe, SINET, Citi, the NCSC and KPMG. iProov has ten granted patents on its technology, which has been adopted by large organisations worldwide. Andrew is an experienced technology entrepreneur with a thirty-year career in mobile. In 1999 he founded mBlox, now the world’s largest provider of SMS transmission for enterprise applications. As CEO, Andrew built the firm into a successful international telecoms business. From 2003, when he became Executive Chairman the company grew to annual revenues of over $100 million. He served on the Board until its sale in 2016. Since 2008 Andrew has chaired MEF, the global trade association of the mobile ecosystem.
His earlier achievements include Europe’s first cordless data network and the mobile network of Omnitel Pronto Italia (now Vodafone Italia).
He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the IET.