KNOW Identity 2017 Agenda

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  • Monday, March 26th


  • 07:00 - 09:00

  • 08:00 - 09:00

  • 08:00 - 16:00

  • 09:00 - 09:15
    From Travis Jarae, CEO - One World Identity (OWI).

  • 09:15 - 10:00
    We live in a paradoxical age: anonymizing software, blockchain technologies, and default encryption render our online activities, transactions, and communications more secure than ever before. And yet, recent months have seen the most devastating and widespread thefts of personally identifiable information in history. How can we protect individual privacy rights in an age where such attacks on our identity are widespread?

  • 10:00 - 10:30

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

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    After several notable data breaches, an unprecedented amount of consumer personal data has been exposed. Has this paradigm made 'traditional' identity attributes obsolete? How do we define a digital identity that is robust enough for use cases such as KYC/AML monitoring in financial services, but is also practical to achieve and does not sacrifice privacy? What happens when biometrics get added to the mix?

  • 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.

  • 11:30 - 12:30

  • 12:30 - 1:20
    The digital advertising industry has been rocked by the focus on marketing to identity. While 90% of advertising in 2017 is focused on the cookie, estimates are that will be zero in just 3 years, instead with a focus on marketing to a person irrespective of device, channel or platform. How will the industry shift its focus that quickly? How can deterministic data and probabilistic data work together to provide resolution and identities to previously anonymous web and mobile traffic?

  • 12:30 - 13:20
    Trust and safety teams are playing an increasingly outsized roles within organizations. What are some the criteria that drive successful performance? What kinds of training and experience are most valuable?

  • 12:30 - 13:20
    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.

  • 12:30 - 13:20
    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?

  • 13:30 - 13:45

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    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?

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    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?

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    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.

  • 14:45 - 15:00

  • 15:00 - 15:30
    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.

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    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?

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    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.

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    To Be Announced.

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    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?

  • 16:00 - 17:00

  • Tuesday, March 27th


  • 07:00 - 09:00

  • 08:00 - 09:00

  • 08:00 - 16:00

  • 09:00 - 09:50
    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 - 10:15

  • 10:15 - 11:05
    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?

  • 10:15 - 11:05
    To Be Announced.

  • 10:15 - 11:05
    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.

  • 10:15 - 11:05
    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?

  • 11:15 - 11:30

  • 11:30 - 12:20
    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.

  • 11:30 - 12:20
    Account takeover (ATO) is on an unprecendented 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.

  • 11:30 - 12:20
    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
    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?

  • 14:30 - 15:00

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    Centralized cloud identity has peaked. Distributed ledgers, decentralized identifiers, and verifiable claims have made sovereign identity possible. The benefits to people are overwhelming, especiially 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.

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    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.

  • 15:00 - 15:50
    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!

  • 16:00 - 16:30

  • 16:30 - 17:30
    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.

  • 19:30 - 21:30

  • Wednesday, March 28th


  • 07:00 - 09:00
    FREE Attendance Opens

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    Provided for paid attendees only.

  • 08:00 - 16:00

  • 09:00 - 09:50
    To Be Announced.

  • 10:00 - 10:30

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    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.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    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.

  • 10:30 - 11:20
    Identity and access management is at the core of security - without it, data and user information is at risk. At the same time, there is a unique opportunity to leverage new identity and access management tools to permanently change incentives for online attacks. Take home an actionable game plan for the next six months, the next year, and beyond that will help us create a new normal.

  • 11:30 - 12:30
    Provided for paid attendees only.

  • 12:30 - 13:20
    OWI Institute presents Identity, Trust and Safety training at KNOW 2018.  Join managers and executives from a number of industries to receive cutting edge education in identity, security, and privacy as they relate to trust and safety. Courses are taught by OWI instructors and leading industry professionals.

  • 12:30 - 13:20
    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 - 13:20
    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 - 13:45

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    OWI Institute presents Identity, Trust and Safety training at KNOW 2018.  Join managers and executives from a number of industries to receive cutting edge education in identity, security, and privacy as they relate to trust and safety. Courses are taught by OWI instructors and leading industry professionals.

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    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!

  • 13:45 - 14:35
    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.

  • 14:45 - 15:00

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    OWI and Hackathon judges will announce the $25,000 grand cash prize winner of this year’s Hackathon!

  • 15:45 - 16:00
    To Be Announced.

Time until the KNOW Identity Conference 2018: