K(NO)W Kicks Off with High-Profile Speakers, New Partnership

“Day two will see an expert panel discussion on physical and digital access control featuring experts from Princeton Identity, BioConnect, ImageWare, Acuity Market Intelligence, and FindBiometrics…”

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference kicked off today with high-profile speakers and a new partnership announcement.

K(NO)W Kicks Off with High-Profile Speakers, New Partnership

Dasha Cherepennikova, Executive Director, One World Identity (left), and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill (right), at the inaugural K(NO)W Idenitity Conference, which runs May 15 thought 17 in Washington, DC.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden delivered the event’s keynote address via livestream from Russia, speaking frankly about the security issues surrounding online identity. The day closed with a Fireside Chat with former Shin Bet head Carmi Gillon, who offered his own particular expertise on digital security.

Meanwhile, LuxTrust S.A. and Cambridge Blockchain took the opportunity of K(NO)W to announce a new partnership aimed at developing  “a new privacy-protecting European identity platform” that will “offer businesses and consumers a trusted environment to exchange and manage personal data online”, according to a statement from the companies. The companies say their solution will be available through mobile and web-based applications, and that it will combine LuxTrust’s authentication and document management services with Cambridge Blockchain’s transaction auditing platform.

It was a busy day, in other words, and the best is yet to come. Day two will see an expert panel discussion on physical and digital access control featuring experts from Princeton Identity, BioConnect, ImageWare, Acuity Market Intelligence, and FindBiometrics, whose President, Peter O’Neill, is on hand at this week’s conference in person.

Stay posted to FindBiometrics as we continue to bring you K(NO)W Identity Conference coverage throughout the week.