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Friday, November 13, 2015

Thushan Gunawardena appointed as Country Manager of the Ayonix Corporation of Japan in Sri Lanka

Thushan Gunawarden- Country Manager
Thushan Gunawarden- Country Manager
Thushan Gunawardena was recently appointed as the Country Manager of the Ayonix Corporation of Japan in Sri Lanka, which specializes in  developing advanced 3D face recognition software that can be used in multiple industries. With Gunewardena’s appointment, the Ayonix Corporation has marked its entry into the Sri Lankan market and will now focus on providing local customers with access to its world-class range of face recognition products. 

Gunewardena has been working in the airline and travel industry for the last 14 years and most recently worked in the field of insurance as a divisional head for the largest general insurer in the world, AIG. Gunawardena holds a MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University UK and boasts of a wealth of experience in the field of digital marketing, consumer insurance. In his new role, will be involved in representing Ayonix in the Sri Lankan market and will work closely with major system integrators across the island.

The state-of-the-art face recognition technology and software products developed by the Ayonix Corporation of Japan offers a comprehensive range of government, medical, retail, marketing, public safety and mobile face recognition solutions. The most accurate and fastest face recognition software can be used to provide real-time surveillance and can even be used to help employees at retail outlets to identify a customer by name and target sales and advertisements that are in line customer’s specific preferences.  

Dr. Sadi Vural - President
Dr. Sadi Vural - President
Commenting on the Ayonix Corporation’s entry into Sri Lanka, Dr. Sadi Vural, the President of the Ayonix Corporation of Japan, (who is also a co-founder of the company and a pioneer in image analysis and pattern theory) stated, “Ayonix has developed a strong reputation for delivering excellence in face recognition technology. We are pleased to expand our global reach and enter into the Sri Lankan market, which we have identified as a market with immense potential. Sri Lanka is also well on track towards becoming a thriving megopolis and economic hub. The many real estate projects, facilities, highways and other infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline, will require the deployment of high quality technology, and we hope that the Ayonix Corporation will be able to supply these best-in-class solutions and support the country’s development.”

Commenting on his appointment and the Ayonix Corporation’s entrance into the Sri Lankan market, Thushan Gunawardena, Country Manager of the Ayonix Corporation of Japan in Sri Lanka stated, “I look forward to strengthening the Ayonix Corporation’s presence in the Sri Lankan market. Accurate and reliable face recognition technology can help strengthen and uplift many different businesses and industries and we hope that our diverse product portfolio will enable many organizations to achieve greater security and success. Ayonix has rapidly evolved into becoming a worldwide provider of comprehensive face recognition solutions and we will continue to focus on developing and delivering innovative software in this particular field of biometrics. We hope that our Sri Lankan customers will be able to benefit immensely from our solutions, which are currently being used by governments and leading conglomerates around the world.”

The Ayonix Corporation was officially founded in March 2007 by four Japanese entrepreneurs who recognized the need for solutions in the rapidly growing field of biometrics. The company’s core face recognition technology was developed in 2000 and has since been utilized by both government and commercial customers from a diverse array of industries. Since its inception, Ayonix has experienced significant growth and in 2012, the company developed the world’s first 3D face engine and thereafter created the most accurate 3D face recognition engine called ‘Air-1 Engine’. 

All Ayonix face recognition products are fully developed by the company’s in-house R&D and Application team without the use of any outsourcing. Ayonix has been ranked as number two in the NIST 2014 face recognition test and successfully matched the faces of 1.7 million people in just one second, providing definitive proof of the superiority of the company’s face recognition technology. Ayonix now also provides a broader spectrum of products that have more advanced features such as a gender and age detector, a make-up and hair style detector, smile detector, sunglass detector and mask detector. Ayonix engineers are continuously working on performance improvements in both speed and accuracy and the company’s strong sales and customer service division is well-equipped to provide customers with intensive before and after sales support. 

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