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Zally appoints David Webb as Chairman

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 — 12:45:40 (EST)

Manchester, UK, Jan. 30, 2024—As the former founder and CEO of 6point6, a digital transformation specialist that was acquired by Accenture in October 2023, David Webb has made a considerable contribution to the worlds of tech, cybersecurity and fintech across his 35-year career. Now, as the new Chairman of Zally, he will leverage this significant experience as the company further enhances its market presence and focuses on operational excellence.

The appointment of David is crucial to Zally’s strategic pursuit of a world-class leadership team and reaffirms the company’s notable ambitions to expand rapidly on launch. Throughout his distinguished career, David has worked with clients from various sectors, encompassing public sector, defence and security, financial services, as well as numerous other private sector organisations. Still a developer at heart, David is exceptionally equipped to contribute significantly to refining Zally's pioneering continuous authentication platform.

Speaking on David's addition as the company’s new Chairman, Zally’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Patrick Smith, commented: “I’m very excited to have David in position as we set out to transform the world of authentication. With a background of growing a business from a solo venture to a company of over 450 people, David’s experience will be a hugely valuable resource as we navigate our own growth journey.”

As a seasoned cybersecurity expert, David understands the drawbacks associated with traditional, point-in-time logins, which continue to be widely used on the internet. Akin to the broader Zally team, he believes wholeheartedly in the need for greater adoption of superior authentication methods, such as continuous authentication, which allow both companies and individuals to mitigate against current and future cybersecurity risks.

In Zally, David sees a solution capable of engendering this much-needed change. He recognises the company’s ability to leverage behavioural biometric data, which will play an important role in the transition towards more secure authentication systems while also enabling businesses across a wide range of sectors to boost conversions, ensure compliance, and deliver seamless customer journeys.

Speaking on the company, David commented: “Zally’s approach to removing passwords is an absolute must in the world of cybersecurity. From the very legitimate security concerns of such methods to the highly concerning accessibility issues they pose to more vulnerable segments of our society, it’s clearly time for an overhaul in authentication. Zally has the potential to do that, and as such, I’m highly excited to join the company.

“I have understood Patrick’s vision for Zally since my first meeting with him, and I share his passion for transforming the world of authentication. It’s my ambition to help Patrick and the rest of Zally’s leadership team move faster as it progresses forward along its ambitious expansion plans, helping the company to establish the governance and management structures it needs to ensure rapid development and growth. Together, we will transform authentication once and for all.”

For more information about Zally, please visit: www.zally.com/

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Source: Company press release. end of article

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