KNOW Identity 2017 Agenda

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  • Monday, March 26th


  • 07:00 - 09:00

  • 07:00 - 18:00

  • 07:30 - 08:45

  • 08:45 - 09:00

  • 09:00 - 09:20
    From Travis Jarae, CEO - One World Identity (OWI).

  • 09:20 - 10:00

  • 10:00 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    To Be Announced.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    This panel will explore the ever elusive question of how the financial value of data is considered from several different perspectives, including end users.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Confidence moves economic markets. Yet everyday confidence in digital interactions erodes due to a lack of a ubiquitous network to verify people, organizations and the various digital relationships between each. For this reason, and with this vision, Canada is focused on establishing the world's first security and privacy by design aligned network based approach for the verification of claims that leverages the best capabilities of governments, banks, universities, and technology providers. The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and IdentityNORTH (IDN) will share real-world data related to Canada's digital identity story and support our vision of a digital identity ecosystem must focus on the benefits that will take shape in the digital economy.

  • 11:20 - 11:40

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    As digital transformation and new services over connected devices revolutionize the consumer experience, creating a trusted journey and clear value proposition for all is paramount. Seamless, more personalized customer journeys across finance, travel, health, education and retail are already seeing adoption globally. Across these complex and diverse ecosystems two things remain constant -- Consumers and Data. Regulators are trying to protect and empower consumers with 2018 seeing a raft of new laws come into effect. These changes have been catalysts to driving innovation and are a re-think of the consumer journey to enable personalized services and a clear value exchange that offers users control over their data. This panel featuring experts across diverse sectors will examine the enablers required to build trusted relationships with consumers to ensure value creation and sustainable growth in a connected world.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    For businesses, networked biometrics can tap into a large base of pre-enrolled biometric users, remove responsibility for managing biometric IDs, and reduce the burden of enrolling new users. For consumers, networked biometrics can allow a single enrollment to turn on benefits across multiple companies and multiple verticals from cutting lines at airports to logging in at work all with just one enrollment.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Know your customer and identity verification due diligence have become more complicated with the rise of synthetic identities and data breaches. At the same time, customers are demanding seamless user experiences and real-time onboarding. How are organizations using real-time identity verification and asynchronous pattern recognition to create a robust event driven KYC process? What are the technology and cost considerations to make such an approach feasible?

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    The world of aviation is set to change drastically in the next two decades and a global trust framework between airports, airlines and governments will most likely be the driver for that change. This panel will discuss how IATA’s OneID Task force is working with airlines, airports, governments and vendors to confirm standards that all can agree upon to enable a more efficient and seamless passenger travel experience. The panel will discuss how the IATA project and other global travel initiatives, including those within governments, are adopting open standards and open APIs to provide a secure and enhanced travel experience in the future.

  • 12:30 - 13:30

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Trust is the foundation of any relationship – and essential to trust is the idea of identity. If one of the key enablers in the future digital economy will be trust, how do we need to rethink the concept of identity?

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    The best online financial services companies are turning the "burden" imposed by the regulators into an opportunity to better get to know their customers and harness their data. How do startups compete and thrive in a changing regulatory environment? In what ways can technology help organizations both increase compliance coverage in a cost-effective way and provide powerful insights on omni-channel customer interactions?

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Teams will be given 24 hours to hack together a solution that solves at least one of the challenges. Each team may consist of between 1 and 3 team members. At the end of the 24 hours, the teams will have an additional 2 hours to prepare to demo their solution in front a panel of judges and audience members. The judges will determine the $25,000 grand cash prize winner.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Recent breaches have increased the attention on use of the SSN for both identifying individuals and authenticating them. Panelists will discuss where using the SSN may still be appropriate and where it was not appropriate before the recent wave of attention and certainly isn't now.

  • 14:20 - 14:40

  • 14:40 - 15:30
    Creating a database of identities enables companies to comply with regulations, understand customers, and for governments to protect their citizens. But it remains difficult to perform analysis using external data sources like news, customer data, social media activity, and analyst reports because of the challenges involved in linking mentions to identity records. This panel will discuss real world challenges and successful strategies to make these connections and construct knowledge graphs.

  • 14:40 - 15:30
    Biometrics are a global phenomenon that enterprises across the spectrum from financial service and healthcare providers to retail and ecommerce operations ignore at their peril. On-device smartphone biometrics have been embraced to improve the user authentication experience. However, will the big payoff will come from adoption of biometrics in the Cloud to dramatically improve identity assurance across the enterprise?

  • 14:40 - 15:30
    What if authentication and identity were ’solved’ problems? We trust our users, we trust our customers …now what? We’ll explore what forward-thinking financial institutions are already doing today with cutting edge technology that can delight your customers and transform your business.

  • 14:40 - 15:30
    The session will explore the range of stakeholder motivations for self attested and 3rd party certified identity services, debate the current and future state of the market and most important of all, ask ourselves the question - will consumers care?

  • 15:30-16:00

  • 16:00-17:00

  • 17:00 - 18:30

  • Tuesday, March 27th


  • 07:00 - 09:00

  • 07:00 - 18:00

  • 07:30 - 08:45

  • 08:45 - 09:00

  • 09:00 - 09:20
    From Travis Jarae, CEO - One World Identity (OWI).

  • 09:20 - 10:00
    The Edelman Trust Barometer and other recent studies show society is experiencing an unprecedented crisis of trust - trust in business, government, NGOs and the media has decreased sharply. And yet, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, getting into a car with a stranger, or spending the night at someone else's home are all on the increase. Why does the sharing economy continue to thrive despite the reported lack of trust?

  • 10:00 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Billions of unbanked and underbanked individuals are precluded from meaningful participation in the formal economy due to ineffectual identity. Companies and governments around the world are working to address these challenges. What have been effective solutions and investments that make the poorest people economically visible? How are systems leveraging government-issued identification, digital attestations from private sector, and user-owned digital identities?

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    To Be Announced.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Each Demo Session focuses on one of OWI's Identity Building Blocks. Sponsors and other KNOW participants will present product announcements, demonstrations, and more, engaging with participants. During this session, there will be 5 presentations, and each presenter will have 10 minutes total time to present and take any audience questions.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have created promising results across identity use cases from authentication to remote identity proofing. However, these technologies are also increasingly available to fraudsters and hackers, creating an ever escalating arms race. How do artificial intelligence and machine learning fit with other emerging technologies for identity use cases? What are the opportunities and pitfalls for organizations to be aware of? And how will humans continue to remain in the equation on both sides?

  • 11:20 - 11:40

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Identity related services have seen an unprecedented volume of investment from RegTech to cybersecurity to data automation. This panel of investors will discuss investment trends, opportunities, market dynamics, and industry growth potential.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Account takeover (ATO) is on an unprecedented rise driven by automated attacks, and fueled by the sheer volume of stolen passwords and other credentials. With the scope, scale and frequency of online attacks against user accounts increasing, how can organizations large and small fight to secure their users accounts? Hear from a range of organizations on the technologies they're deploying, what strategies have been most effective, and how to enable security without sacrificing user convenience.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Each Demo Session focuses on one of OWI's Identity Building Blocks. Sponsors and other KNOW participants will present product announcements, demonstrations, and more, engaging with participants. During this session, there will be 5 presentations, and each presenter will have 10 minutes total time to present and take any audience questions.

  • 12:30 - 13:30

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Businesses ranging banks to travel and the sharing economy have implemented a handful of identity verification technologies in an effort to become more automated. Specifically, artificial intelligence and biometric authentication are now being frequently used to streamline identity verification, provide a frictionless consumer experience, and secure and protect customer data. In reality, fraudsters are outpacing these technologies. If we aren't ready to be fully dependent on technology for our day-to-day identity verification and security, what can we do?

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    We'll discuss insights on some of the more interesting GDPR articles, thoughts on implementation strategies and a look forward to what opportunities and risks a post-GDPR world may unlock.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Each Demo Session focuses on one of OWI's Identity Building Blocks. Sponsors and other KNOW participants will present product announcements, demonstrations, and more, engaging with participants. During this session, there will be 5 presentations, and each presenter will have 10 minutes total time to present and take any audience questions.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Identity holds the key to delivering the convenient access users demand, and securing critical data and infrastructure. However, given recent technological advancements and new methods on the horizon, identity is positioned to undergo a seismic shift within enterprises. How will distributed identity coexist with the notion of enterprise-owned assets? How will enterprise security need to adapt to new use cases? What are some practical strategies for transformation?

  • 14:20 - 14:40

  • 14:40 - 15:30
    Hackathon entrants will demo their solution in front a panel of judges and audience members. The judges will determine the $25,000 grand cash prize winner, announced later in the day.

  • 15:30 - 16:00

  • 16:00 - 17:00
    The top 10 startups that apply will get to present in front of a panel of distinguished investors, members of media, and identity experts. Each startup will have three minutes to pitch their innovative solution, idea, or technology. At the end of each pitch, the panel of judges will be given an addition three minutes for Q&A. The winner will take home the $10,000 grand cash prize and the prestige of winning the KNOW Identity Startup Pitch Competition.

  • 17:00 - 18:30

  • Wednesday, March 28th


  • 07:00 - 09:00
    FREE Attendance Opens

  • 07:00 - 14:40

  • 07:30 - 08:45
    Provided for paid attendees only.

  • 08:45 - 09:00

  • 09:00 - 09:20
    From Travis Jarae, CEO - One World Identity (OWI).

  • 09:20 - 10:00
    To Be Announced.

  • 10:00 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Gone are the days when a fingerprint reader on your smartphone marked you as an early adopter of new and exciting technology. Ubiquity has created a widespread familiarity with biometrics never seen before, which is having a ripple effect throughout the vertical markets. Beyond consumer tech, biometrics are changing finance, healthcare, border control, law enforcement, government applications, and much more. Join this expert panel of authentication and identity experts for a discussion about key concerns in the contemporary biometrics landscape as they relate to the current period of rapid evolution in strong authentication technology. Privacy controversies, cloud versus on-device authentication paradigms, markets on the verge of disruption, data breach prevention, the state of liveness detection, and more are on the table!

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Each Demo Session focuses on one of OWI's Identity Building Blocks. Sponsors and other KNOW participants will present product announcements, demonstrations, and more, engaging with participants. During this session, there will be 5 presentations, and each presenter will have 10 minutes total time to present and take any audience questions.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Many organizations today are relying on more partners for more functions than ever before. While this has allowed organizations to focus on core competencies and increase efficiency, it has introduced new risks that are more outside the control of the organization. This panel will look across the current risks, best practices, and where how organizations can prepare for increased risk from third parties.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    TBD

  • 11:20 - 11:40

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Blockchains for identity use cases have been a hot topic across many sectors. This panel of experts will break present a holistic assessment of the business, economic, privacy and security risks associated specifically with using public blockchains for identity.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Each Demo Session focuses on one of OWI's Identity Building Blocks. Sponsors and other KNOW participants will present product announcements, demonstrations, and more, engaging with participants. During this session, there will be 5 presentations, and each presenter will have 10 minutes total time to present and take any audience questions.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    If an organization exists for long enough, it will experience an incident. This panel of experts will provide lessons learned from real life examples, how organizations can prepare in advance, how to work with regulators, the media, and stakeholders, and finally what not to do.

  • 11:40 - 12:30
    Even when cybersecurity and software bugs are known problems, corporate and government actors alike are often reactive and will only invest after the damage has been done. What role can whistleblowers, the media and security researchers play in driving change? Should gaps reported through bug bounty or other programs be publicly published if an organization does not move to remediate? What are the ethical and practical implications of such an approach?

  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Provided for paid attendees only.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Security posture needs to adjust to the rapid rise of connected devices. Webcams, routers, plant sensors, point-of-sale solutions ... all these have been vectors for attack - but there's more to come. Industrial manufacturers have created smart turbines, robotic assembly lines, as well as ships and locomotives that make their own decisions based on a huge volumes of data provided by a swarm of sensors as well as from other machines. We need to learn - and apply - lessons we learned about human users with the advent of de-perimiterization. Things, it turns out, need Identity too!

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    We've heard that identity is the new perimeter in cybersecurity. Many have pointed to the fact that traditional security perimeters encircling corporate networks no longer meet the needs of today’s enterprise. However, in a landscape primarily dominated by point solutions, what does this statement mean in practice? This panel will explore the practical challenges and opportunities in an identity centric view of cybersecurity.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    Centralized cloud identity has peaked. Distributed ledgers, decentralized identifiers, and verifiable claims have made sovereign identity possible. The benefits to people are overwhelming, especially with regard to privacy, control of data, and fraud reduction. Three standard technologies in particular stand out as enablers of this new digital identity infrastructure: (1) OpenID Connect, an OAuth based federated identity layer; (2) Sovrin, an advanced distributed ledger technology; (3) FIDO, a standards-based cryptographic authentication protocol. This session will provide an overview of each of these technologies as well as references to open source software that can be deployed today to put it to work.

  • 13:30 - 14:20
    One of the foundational ways to address risk is the transference of risk, and this session will focus on how organizations are using cyber insurance to support broader trust and safety goals. Experts from insurance companies and risk owners will discuss the role insurance plays today and where it may go in the future

  • 14:20 - 14:40
    To Be Announced.

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