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FIDO Alliance Seminar – Sydney

September 25, 2017 All day

Join our Seminar to learn about the latest trends in strong authentication, including key updates from FIDO and its global stakeholders. During the seminar, you will get hands-on tips from companies that have led real-world FIDO deployments, discussions on related initiatives and technologies, as well as technical details on FIDO’s approach to simple, stronger authentication.

  • Introduction to the FIDO Alliance from FIDO Alliance
  • FIDO and the Broader Identity Landscape from FIDO Alliance
  • FIDO Technical Specifications Overview from FIDO Alliance
  • Google FIDO Authentication Case Study from FIDO Alliance
  • FIDO, Federation & Facebook Social Login from FIDO Alliance
  • NTT DOCOMO Deployment Case Study from FIDO Alliance


8:459:30Registration + Networking, Coffee & Solution Demos
9:309:35Seminar IntroductionAndrew Shikiar, Sr. Director of Marketing, FIDO Alliance
9:359:50Welcome AddressNigel Dobson, General Manager, Wholesale Digital, ANZ
9:5010:00FIDO Alliance Opening CommentsBrett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance
10:0010:25Introduction to FIDO AllianceChristina Hulka, Sr. Operations Director, FIDO Alliance
10:2510:40FIDO & Broader Identity LandscapeSteve Wilson, VP & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
10:4010:45Fastpitch Presentations
10:4511:05Networking, Coffee & Solution Demos
11:0511:40FIDO Specifications OverviewRolf Lindemann, Sr. Director, Products & Technology, Nok Nok Labs
11:4012:05FIDO Certified ProgramAdam Powers, Technical Director, FIDO Alliance
12:0512:25Case Study: Google – Strong Authentication for Employees & CustomersChristiaan Brand, Product Manager, Identity & Security, Google
12:2512:30Fastpitch Presentations
12:3013:30Networking Lunch & Solution Demos
13:3013:55Case Study: Facebook, Federation and FIDO AuthenticationJohn Fontana, Identity and Standards Analyst, Yubico
13:5514:20Panel: Strong Authentication & Government ServicesModerator: Jeremy Grant, Managing Director, Technology Business Strategy, Venable LLP; Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Eddie Smith, Identity Architect, Service NSW
14:2014:55Case Study:  NTT DOCOMO Deployment – “Your Security, More Simple”Koichi Moriyama, Sr. Director of Product Innovation, Product Department, NTT DOCOMO
14:5515:00Wrap UpAndrew Shikiar, FIDO Alliance
15:0015:30Networking Reception & Solution Demos

Seminar Speakers

Christiaan Brand, Product Manager, Identity & Security, Google

Christiaan Brand co-founded financial services security firm, Entersekt in 2009. He has since moved to Google where he’s part of their Security and Identity teams. Christiaan is a frequent industry commentator on all areas involving cyber-crime and cyber security and co-chair of the U2F technical working group inside the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) alliance looking to standardize strong online security protocols.

Nigel Dobson, General Manager Wholesale Digital Transformation, ANZ

Nigel Dobson is General Manger, Wholesale Digital Transformation at ANZ, overseeing digital strategy and transformation across all of ANZ’s wholesale customer segments. Nigel also has responsibility for delivering wholesale lending transformation for the institutional bank as well as overseeing enterprise payments transformation and payments strategy across the group. Nigel leads the banks Blockchain strategy and associated activities, including fostering partnerships and industry pilots. Nigel is currently a Director of the New Payments Platform (NPPA) in Australia and a Director of the Australian Payments Council (APC).

Prior to this role, Nigel spent 4 years in senior Transaction Banking roles at ANZ, including Global Head of Payments and Cash Management and Global Head of Transaction Banking Products.
Nigel joined ANZ in July 2009 from Citi in Hong Kong where he was Regional Head of Trade and Transaction Services. Nigel had spent a total of 19 years at Citi in various senior Markets and Transaction Services roles in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Nigel has a Bachelor of Economics from Victoria University, New Zealand.

Jeremy Grant, Managing Director, Technology Business Strategy, Venable LLP

Jeremy Grant is Venable’s Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy and a member of the firm’s cybersecurity consulting practice.  In this role, Mr. Grant utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical, policy, and finance issues around identity, privacy, and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. Most recently, Mr. Grant worked as a Managing Director at The Chertoff Group. Before that, he established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); NSTIC was the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. There he led the administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. He coordinated development of a common shared identity service for citizen-facing government digital applications and helped establish the private sector–led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, which has crafted a framework of standards and rules to enable a trusted online environment that can validate the identities of individuals securely with minimal disclosure of personal information. He also led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. 

Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Paul Grassi is the Senior Standards and Technology Advisor for the Trusted Identities Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined NIST in June 2014 to advance and accelerate the development and adoption of identity authentication and authorization related standards and technologies needed to implement the identity ecosystem envisioned in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). His portfolio includes NIST 800-63, multiple identity projects in the National Cyber Security Center of Excellence, and leading USG activity in various standards orgs, namely FIDO, IETF, and X9.

Mr. Grassi comes to NIST with a broad background of technology and management consulting, and significant experience developing enterprise security strategies and systems, having served a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as domestic and foreign governments.

Rolf Lindemann, Sr. Director, Products & Technology, Nok Nok Labs

Rolf Lindemann works for Nok Nok Labs, Inc. as Senior Director Products & Technology. Rolf brings more than 15 years of experience in product management, R&D and operations from the IT security industry.  He has contributed to numerous FIDO specifications and has been a frequent speaker at industry events.

Prior to Nok Nok Labs Rolf Lindemann worked as Senior Director Product Management in the user authentication group at Symantec where he was responsible for research and product strategy on device authentication in smart grids and mobile networks.

Before Symantec’s acquisition of TC TrustCenter, he was Executive Director Product Strategy at TC TrustCenter GmbH. Named to that position in 2009 he was responsible for analyzing market trends and aligning the overall product portfolio to new market opportunities.

Brett McDowell, Executive Director, The FIDO Alliance

Brett McDowell is the Executive Director of the FIDO Alliance, the organization he helped establish in 2012 to remove the world’s dependency on passwords through open standards for strong authentication. Mr. McDowell manages the strategic direction of the FIDO Alliance and coordinates its liaison activities with numerous external industry groups, standards bodies and government agencies worldwide. Previously, Mr. McDowell was Head of Ecosystem Security at PayPal, where he developed strategies, lead initiatives, and spearheaded their authentication strategy to make the Internet safer for PayPal and their customers. He and his team drove several open standards and won a CSO40 award for innovation in authentication. Mr. McDowell has held several leadership positions including founding Management Council Chairman for the NSTIC IDESG, co-founder and Chairman of DMARC.org, Treasurer for the National Cyber Security Alliance, Secretary for StopBadWare.org, and Vice President for FIDO Alliance. Prior to joining PayPal in 2010, Mr. McDowell managed a number of IEEE-ISTO initiatives, serving as Executive Director for Kantara Initiative, Liberty Alliance Project, and VoiceXML Forum. Mr. McDowell has extensive industry standards experience having worked with IETF, ISO, ITU-T, ANSI, OASIS, W3C, IEEE and the ETSI ICT Standards Board.

Koichi Moriyama, Senior Director of Product Innovation, Product Department at NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Mr. Moriyama is Senior Director of Product Innovation, Product Department at NTT DOCOMO, INC. and responsible for the innovation of its devices and platform software. He is also responsible for the partnerships that support NTT DOCOMO’s innovation goals, including those related to FIDO standards. Mr. Moriyama has previously held positions with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Inc. and Sony Corporation, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Keio University, and was a visiting research scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology while he was at Sony Corporation.

Adam Powers, Technical Director, FIDO Alliance

Adam Powers is a technology executive with 20 years of experience leading standards and technology development for global organizations. Adam currently serves as the Technical Director of the FIDO Alliance, the non-profit organization developing standards for stronger, simpler authentication. As Technical Director, Adam facilitates the development and publication of all FIDO authentication standards. He also is responsible for establishing the FIDO certification program, which he now manages daily. Through these roles, Adam has helped position FIDO authentication as the global standard for strong authentication and enabled the successful deployment of over 200 FIDO implementations with major services including Google, Facebook, Docomo, Dropbox, and GitHub.

Prior to his role at the FIDO Alliance, Adam led global technology and strategy in executive roles in the communications industry including Rovi and Rambus, where he developed and successfully launched new communications technologies and managed dozens of standards and thousands of patents. Adam has served in over 30 standards and government organizations including the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Steve Wilson, VP & Principle Analyst, Constellation Research

Steve Wilson is a researcher, innovator, analyst and adviser, with over 22 years experience in identity.  He leads the Digital Safety and Privacy theme at the independent San Francisco-based Constellation Research.  Steve’s research agenda includes authentication, cryptography, blockchain, the ecology of identity, and the complex relationship between privacy and security.  Steve has been reporting in-depth on the FIDO Alliance, since it was launched in 2013.


September 25, 2017
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