Webinar: The Value of FIDO Alliance Membership
February 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The FIDO Alliance is a vibrant organization of more than 250 global companies working collaboratively to develop FIDO’s specifications and market awareness for simpler, stronger authentication. FIDO’s executive director, Brett McDowell will be joined on this webinar by leading members, who will share their perspectives on why their organizations have chosen to take part in FIDO. The webinar will feature detailed information about membership levels, participation opportunities and the positive ROI that your company can find by helping drive FIDO’s efforts to create a thriving ecosystem for modern authentication.
Executive Director, 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.
VP, Strategic Partnerships, Gemalto; Director, FIDO Alliance Board; Co-Chair, FIDO Europe Working Group
Alain Martin is Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and represents Gemalto with international organisations such as Visa or MasterCard, FIDO and European bodies in the scope of the PSD2 regulation. Prior to this, he was responsible for the portfolio of mobile financial services products, addressing the mobile payment needs of banks, mobile operators and transport operators. He was for eight years regional manager for Gemalto’s POS terminal division in charge of sales, services and customer support as well as local product customization, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Overall, Mr Martin has 29 years of experience in the payment industry, 3 of which spent in the USA, primarily on the introduction of smart cards for electronic purse programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France.