Our Story

Global ID was founded in 2015 with the goal of offering for the first time an innovative biometric 3D technology for vein finger pattern recognition.
The idea was developed by Mr. Lambert Sonna, a cyber security expert and experienced entrepreneur with a strong network, in collaboration with a team of biometric experts based in research institutes and universities in Switzerland.

The challenges in ID recognition: Identity fraud and theft of personal data. With data breaches increasing by year, there is a growing need of improving the security to combat the security breaches, identity theft and data hacking.

Among all the sectors, the healthcare sector is experiencing the highest databreaches costs due to identity theft and fraud issues. As an expert in Cyber Security at the Geneva University, the professor Lambert SONNA wanted absolutely to bring a more secure identification process to a largest market.
His main goals were:

More reliability

More robustness

Less expensive

His demand would be satisfied by a collaboration between three very specialized laboratories:

IDIAP Research Institute

The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, non profit research foundation affiliated with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Its activities encompass basic research, training (graduate and post-graduate level), and technology transfer activities in the area of Artificial Intelligence for Society including, among others, multimedia information management, human-computer interaction, perceptual and cognitive systems, natural language processing and understanding, social media, biometric person recognition, multimodal information interfaces, applied artificial intelligence (AI) and large-scale machine learning.

HES-SO Valais Wallis

The Institute of research Information Systems of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is closely related to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses of the same name and specialises in the development of information systems for companies in any industry.

The Institute is active in high value-added areas of the local economy such as eHealth, eServices (digitization of services), eGovernment, eEnergy (energy management) or ERP.

The Institute of Information Systems oversees the continuing education programmes in information technology.

LASEC of EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) was created at EPFL in 2000.

It is part of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC). The main activities of LASEC are research and education on the security of communication and information systems, cryptography, and applications.

Zoom on EPFL

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is an engineering college active in education and research. It covers disciplines ranging from the Basic Sciences to Engineering, Architecture and the Life Sciences.

EPFL is a public institution founded in 1969, mainly funded by the Swiss Confederation.

The figures below illustrate the extent of EPFL’s growth and its ranking on the international stage.

For a more secure biometric identification including a very high protection of your private data, we elaborate a new technology named Global ID 3D Finger Vein.

Pr Lambert Sonna

CEO of Global ID
Lambert Sonna