Attending The K(NO)W Identity Conference? Don’t Miss These Sessions

Oren Harel
May 8, 2017

The K(NO)W Identity Conference is a unique event that enables security professionals to connect with every aspect of the identity industry across all relevant segments, from biometrics and identity access management to fraud prevention and identity verification.

With over 150 speakers and 1500 attendees, this promises to be a pivotal event with lots going on. Take the opp to rub shoulders with c-suite executives, future business partners, and government & regulatory officials at exclusive networking events to be held in the evenings at downtown Washington D.C.

K(NO)W Startup Alley and BBVA’s Open Talent Startup Competition are two ‘not to miss’ startup events.

Don’t miss events

Here’s a short list of talks we are looking forward to hearing in particular. From May 15-17, you’ll be listening to the world’s leading experts discussing every relevant aspect of the identity industry. Keynote speakers include Carmi Gillon, former head of the Israeli Shin Bet Security Service; Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer at the US Air Force; and renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden, Former Intelligence Officer.

Here are examples of several of the challenging meetups scheduled for the conference:

Trends In Identity Management For The Modern Enterprise

Andi Baritchi, Director, KPMG; John Bradley, Senior Technical Architect, Ping Identity; Laura Hunter, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft; Karl McGuinness, Senior Director of Identity, Okta; Joel Rader, Senior Solutions Architect, Radiant Logic

Atrium Ballroom  A, May 15, 2017     10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

There is no doubt that identity holds the key to delivering the convenient access users demand, and securing critical data and infrastructure. Identity management is undergoing constant change as it is driven by cloud adoption, integration of bring your own device policies, and increasingly remote and mobile workforces. This panel will discuss practical considerations in navigating this ever evolving landscape.

Implementing Identity For All

Marta Ienco, Head of Government & Regulatory Affairs, GSMA Identity Program; Raymond Kimble, Founder & CEO, Kuma; Serge Llorente, Director of Mobile Connect, Orange; Charles Walton, GIS VP Business Development, Morpho

Atrium Ballroom A, May 15, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

A startling fact is that over 1.5 billion people globally lack the ability to prove their identities. SDG 16.9 aims to “provide legal identity to all, including birth registration, by 2030.” Listen to leading experts discuss how technology solutions can enable identity for all. Learn how these new systems will leapfrog traditional paper-based approaches and build strong and efficient identification systems at a previously unachievable scale. And what do industry leaders have to say about the role that private public partnerships play in the solution?

Who Owns Identity?

Kaliya Young; Matt Hogan, CEO, Data coup; Brad Chun, Founder & CEO, Mooti; Jamie Williams, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Atrium Ballroom B, May 15 2017    3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

The panel will explore burning identity related questions such as: “What are our rights to our digital identities”?, “can identity be owned?”, “should it be?” and “by whom?” It will also discuss how to get the answers to these questions and ways these answers can be instantiated in technical standards and legal trust frameworks. In what promises to be a fascinating conversation, the participants will also delve into existing identity protocols and address how legal trust frameworks are grappling with these questions.

Unlocking Value Through Attributes

Adam Cooper, Lead Technical Architect, UK Cabinet Office; Purvi Doraiswamy, VP, Digital Operations, AARP; Blake Hall, Founder & CEO,; Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST; Mark Schwartz, CIO, US Citizenship & Immigration Service

Atrium Ballroom A, May 15 2017      3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

With identity attributes becoming increasingly central to decisions being made around access, entitlements, and benefits, this panel will explore the various factors driving this shift. Participants will discuss some of the many challenges in managing this paradigm such as standards, change management, interoperability, verification, ownership, and federation.

This is just a small sample of the many topics to be discussed by the very people who are forming the industry today. You really can’t afford to miss what promises to be an exciting meeting of minds and a unique networking experience at the leading identity event of the year.

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