June 8, 2021

FIDO Alliance Announces Speakers for Second 2021 Authenticate Virtual Summit: “Focus on Europe”

June 17 event features representatives from Amazon, Consult Hyperion, Mastercard, Nok Nok, WorldPay, Yubico, and more

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 8, 2021 — The FIDO Alliance has announced its agenda and speaker lineup for it’s 2021 Virtual Authenticate Summit: “Focus on Europe,” taking place June 17 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm Central European Summer Time. Authenticate Virtual Summits are a quarterly series of virtual seminars that will delve into specific topics related to the FIDO approach to modern user authentication.

More details and free registration are available on the Authenticate Virtual Summit registration page.

Featured keynotes will be presented by Steve Pannifer, COO of Consult Hyperion; and Fabian Eberle, Co-Founder and COO of Keyless; Rolf Lindemann, Vice President, Products of Nok Nok. The half day Summit includes sessions in which representatives from Amazon, CZ.NIC, IDnow, Jumio, Mastercard, Thales, Venable LLP, WorldPay and Yubico will discuss the state of authentication in Europe in light of regulations like PSD2 SCA, eIDAS and GDPR, open banking and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Europe, financial services organizations, merchants, telecommunications companies, enterprises and the broader ecosystem are working to balance regulatory demands and rapidly evolving user expectations – all amidst a global pandemic and digital transformation efforts. Implementing strong authentication has become a challenge for these organizations striving to protect valuable usr and transaction data without introducing friction in the process. 

It is more critical than ever for leaders in this sector to find balance between compliance, security and user experience. This Authenticate Virtual Summit tackles these issues with a half day agenda that includes:

  • Keynotes from Consult Hyperion, FIDO Alliance, Keyless and Nok Nok
  • Roundtable discussion on FIDO & Delegated Authentication, featuring expert perspectives from Amazon, Mastercard, Thales and WorldPay
  • Panel discussion on The State of Technology and Regulation for Remote Identity Verification in Europe, featuring expert perspectives from IDnow, Jumio and Venable LLP
  • Details BBVA’s FIDO implementation 
  • Details on eIDAS, FIDO Deployments and Recognition in the EU discussed by CZ.NIC and Yubico 
  • Considerations and best practices for optimizing the strong authentication user experience

“Building off of the success of our first Authenticate Virtual Summit this past March, we are excited to continue the Authenticate Virtual Summit Series with a focus on Europe. In light of recent regulations and the COVID-19 pandemic, the discussion of authentication in Europe is a natural area of focus for our upcoming Summit,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “We are honored to have such an esteemed roster of thought leaders committed to imparting their collective insight, especially as we work together to balance regulatory demands and rapidly evolving user expectations.”

Keyless and Nok Nok are signature sponsors for this Authenticate Virtual Summit. For more information about additional summits: https://authenticatecon.com.

About the FIDO AllianceThe FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO Authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

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