John Kendall is the Director of the Border and National Security Program for the global public sector practice at Unisys.
Based in Canberra Australia, John has overall responsibility for Unisys border and national security initiatives around the globe. This includes R&D, sales, consulting and delivery activities.
With a thirty year career with Unisys, the last nine of those in Australia, John has worked with Public Sector clients in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific.
His particular area of focus has been the national security sector, helping public sector organisations leverage innovative technologies such as biometrics, real time analytics and mobility to provide secure and cost effective services to their citizens and business communities. This includes having personally worked on leading edge projects in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Germany, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic.
As a Subject Matter Expert in the application of identification and biometrics, John has developed deep first hand insight into how organisations can leverage these technologies to achieve both improved efficiency and greater security in the areas of law enforcement, corrections and civil identification.
John is regularly quoted in the media providing commentary on border security, national security, and cyber security issues as well consumer attitudes toward various security measures.
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He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a MBA in Management Science from Virginia Tech. He is an IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional and a member of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Committee.