Pedro Torres is Director of Marketing at Vision-Box,the leading provider of automated border control solutions in Europe, being responsible for managing the market making process in the company. Pedro oversees the full end-to-end product development cycle including Idea Generation, Idea Development, Business Analysis, Market Testing and Business Models, and he is also responsible for Corporate Communication, European Affairs, coordinating all participations in major public funding programmes (H2020, FP7, EU-Lisa), as well as for identifying, pursuing and managing Intellectual Property Rights opportunities.
Previously, Pedro was International R&D Coordinator at Portugal Telecom. As part of his role he was involved in building and managing core international R&D alliances and large-scale projects with industry and academia, and in devising and implementing the R&D strategy in close articulation with the business development roadmaps across the entire company.
With a strong academic track record, including post-graduate study at the University of Cambridge and doctoral studies at Imperial College London, Pedro was a Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London, working in applied industrial research projects and in attracting funding to the research group via grants. Before that, Pedro was a Research Associate at Imperial College London. His overall research in computing covers the areas of Machine Learning, Automated Reasoning, Computation Creativity and Social Video.
Founded in 2001, Vision-Box is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO- compliant standards.
The biometric border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and immigration authorities includes solutions addressing a variety of operational scenarios which englobe security check-points, self-boarding gates and automated border control gates.
Every second, millions of images are being captured and processed by Vision-Box systems installed right at the heart of the most prestigious organizations, who trust our biometric identity and digital video management solutions for their critical applications.
Covering the entire ID management life cycle, Vision-Box also delivers to governments and issuing authorities solutions ranging from live biometric enrollment stations to document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers.
Starting with the process of identity enrollment, covering the life cycle of a biometric identity document and finally assuring its verification and identification towards the user, Vision-Box’s product portfolio is linked together through a powerful service platform, which orchestrates the trusted chain of identity of the citizen. Vision-Box’s solution portfolio enables the implementation of advanced border management systems, integrated with advanced digital video analytics solutions, intelligent biometric and biographic data management engines and danger management functionalities.
Vision-Box operates over 1000 automated border control systems in more than 60 international airports and has over 3000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.