Ritu Favre career as NEXT Biometrics CEO has been marked by a combination of accelerating change and persistent continuity, as she nears one year in charge of the company in February, 2018. The company has made a series of announcements, introducing new executives, products, and partnerships. It has also pursued two markets, government ID and biometric smartcards, which follow longer time cycles, paving the way for future revenues. NEXT has carried out these projects as it pivots from a technology development company with two main customers, to a product development focus, with the goal of serving many customers in different market segments, Favre told Biometric Update in an exclusive interview. The common theme of these various projects is scale, she explains. “It’s been all about scaling revenues, scaling volumes, scaling the markets. Everything about my existence in this company has been in