2023 Digital Identity Accountability Summit

ADI Association is pleased to host the Spring 2023 Digital Identity Accountability Summit.

Decentralized identity (DI) is an emerging concept in the digital identity space that aims to give individuals control over their identity data. 

Trust and accountability are fundamental necessities for a functioning business and society that relies on Decentralized Identity.  This is more important for digital identity now than ever.

There are several decentralized identity systems available today, each with its own protocols and standards, which leads to a lack of interoperability.

Scalability and mass adoption are other issues that face decentralized identity adopters.

Decentralized identity systems aim to give individuals control over their personal information, but they can still be vulnerable to privacy breaches. 

While decentralized identity systems have the potential to provide individuals with greater control over their personal information, there are still several challenges to be addressed before they can be widely adopted. 

Join us at the March summit to grow your digital trust knowledge and add to your social network of industry peers.

Featured speakers:

  • Jim Routh | ADIA
  • Kim (Hamilton) Duffy | Centre Consortium
  • Dr. Tina Srivastava | Badge Inc.
  • Shahrokh Shahidzadeh | SecureAuth
  • Srinivas Singaraju | IDEMIA
  • Dr. Abbie Barbir | CVS Health
  • Ramesh Kesanupalli |  Digital Trust Networks; FIDO Alliance
  • Mark Treshock | CVS Health

…and more to be announced.

Why attend?

If you are an enterprise dealing with identities and credentials of remote workforces, external workforces, and supply chain partners, or have employee or customer data across multiple distributed sources and are concerned with fraud and data compliance issues arising from account credentials, password-based enterprise and consumer identities, this ADIA event will provide insights addressing these topics and more.

Topics and Opportunities for discussion:

  • Consumer Identities
  • Enterprise supply chain partners and external identities for enterprises
  • Enterprise workforce onboarding and offboarding 
  • Interoperable identities across enterprises
  • Mobile driver licenses, mobile passports, and government identities 
  • Verifiable identity and data credentials
  • Patient identities
  • Cross-border data regulations (GDPR, CCPA, and other data regulations)
  • Accountability for issuing agencies, service providers, and users while preserving user privacy

This event has occurred.

Date: March 14th, 2023 | Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm PDT (GMT -7) |

Venue: San Jose Marriott (301 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113)

How to get there?

There are three major airports within one hour of downtown San Jose:

  • San Jose Airport (SJC – 4.8 mi)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO – 36.5 mi)
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK – 35.6 mi)

Who should attend?

CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, and other security professionals focusing on fraud and data compliance.  ADIA has defined a framework for accountable privacy-preserving digital identity.  The ADIA spec describes a portable digital identity that is based on decentralized identity standards, that brings together trusted identity issuers and service providers while it empowers identity holders. This enables a digital world without fraudulent identities, synthetic identities, and phishable identities.  ADI has defined an interoperable ecosystem that enables sharing identities and data credentials with user consent directly from decentralized data sources that facilitate compliance with various data regulations worldwide.

  • For CTOs: learn about the ADIA technical spec; provide feedback on version 2.0
  • For CIOs / CISOs: hear from thought leaders on digital identity trends – decentralization, verifiable credentials, portable & interoperable identities; participate in building a trustable, accountable digital identity framework
  • For Security Professionals: discuss industry trends on decentralized identity, trusted verifiable credentials, applying ADIA in the enterprise
  • For All: share and discuss your specific use cases for addressing identity and data fraud pain; discuss the broader business applications; network with peers in the space


Important links:

ADIA Technical Specification
ADIA Protocol
ADIA Governance Specification

Presentations from the Event

Jim Routh – ADI Association

Ramesh Kesanupalli – Digital Trust Networks

Kim Hamilton Duffy – Centre Consortium

Clare Nelson – Decentralized Identity Foundation

Rolf Lindemann – Nok Nok

Christina Hulka – FIDO Alliance

Joni Brennan – Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Rakesh Radhakrishnan – Navy Federal Credit Union
& Dr. Hari Tadepali

Kiran Addepalli – Digital Trust Networks

Tina Srivastava, PhD – Badge

More event information


8:00 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote / Session 1: The promise of a single digital identity for all digital assets requires Trust and Accountability. This session will look at what it takes to establish digital identity accountability for a functional, interoperable, and secure ecosystem.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Routh
Jim serves on the Boards of Supply Wisdom, GrammaTech, Saviynt, ADI Association, and the Global Resiliency Federation.

Topic: The Journey of Advanced Authentication for an Enterprise

Speaker: Ramesh Kesanupalli
CEO – Digital Trust Networks Inc, Founder – FIDO Alliance, Co-Founder ADI Association

Topic: ADIA Update and Next Steps

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Session 2: W3C Verifiable Credential Schema and protocols for the enablement of interoperable digital identity systems.

Speaker: Kim (Hamilton) Duffy
Director of Identity and Standards – Centre

Topic: Finding the signal through the noise in web3(++) identity

Speaker: Clare Nelson CISSP, CIPP/E, AWS CCP
Executive Director – Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF)

Topic: Decentralized Identity – The Killer Use Case May Surprise You

11:00 am – 11:10 am

Transition Break

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Session 3: Reusable identity overview and enhancing authentication with FIDO

Speaker: Dr. Rolf Lindemann
VP Products – Nok Nok Labs

Topic: Comparative view on reusable identity approaches

Speaker: Christina Hulka
Executive Director & COO – FIDO Alliance

Topic: FIDO Perspectives on the need for stronger identity and the need for accountability

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 4:  Identity for life and securing accountable identity

Speaker: Shahrokh Shahidzadeh
CTO – SecureAuth Corporation

Topic: IsMe: a Quantitative Overview of  the Identity for Life Framework

Speaker: Srinivas (Srini) Singaraju
Vice President of Solutions – IDEMIA Identity & Security North America

Topic: Secure Identity Solutions & Accountability

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 5: Decentralized Identify Solutions and Frameworks. Examples from DIACC.

Speaker: Ryan Rowcliffe
Field CTO – HYPR

Topic: TBA

Speaker: Joni Brennan
President – Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)

Topic: The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and Canadian Perspectives on Digital Identity

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Transition Break

3:15 pm – 4:10 pm

Session 6: Interoperability, Adoption & Privacy,

Speaker: Drummond Reed
Director, Trust Services at Gen Digital (formerly Avast)

Topic: The Trust Over IP Spanning Protocol: A Lingua Franca for Digital Wallets

Speaker: Rakesh Radhakrishnan
Enterprise Security Architect – Navy Federal Credit Union

Topic: Next Generation Consumer IAM (Identity & Access Management) with Quantum Cryptography

4:10 pm – 5:30 pm

Session 7: Secure Biometrics, and the next mass deployment; a panel will discuss implementation details for ADIA and decentralized identity specifications. A demo of current solutions will be presented.

Speaker: Dr. Tina Srivastava
National Security Innovator, Author, and Co-founder – Badge, Inc.

Topic: Authentication Beyond the Edge – The Future of Reusable Identity

Panel Moderator: Alan Bachmann
Senior Enterprise Architect (Technology Research & Innovation) – CVS Health

Topic: Panel discussion

Demo: Jason Burnett
Senior Product Manager – Digital Trust Networks Inc.

Topic: Proof of technology demos using DTX

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Stay and talk about what you’ve learned or shared during the day!

James M. Routh

Jim Routh is currently on the Boards of Supply Wisdom, GrammaTech, Saviynt, ADI Association and the Global Resiliency Federation. He is the former Board Chair of the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (H-ISAC) where he served for five years and a former Board member of the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). He has presented to Boards and Board Committees (Technology & Governance, Audit Committees) for many public and private companies as the CISO or CSO, providing cyber security updates and education designed for board members over the past twenty years. Jim brings to the boards a vast business and technology background and is considered a digital and cyber security industry expert and thought leader. He has prepared and delivered several customized education sessions to Board members for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) based on leading cyber security practices. Jim is currently an advisor for Transmit Security, Wiz, Devo, Netskope, Armis, Virsec, Securiti, Gurucul, Data Theorem, Cleer Security, Picnic, Saviynt, Legit Security, Reveal Security, and Graphite Health. He serves in an advisory capacity and investor for cyber-specific venture funds including: ClearSky, Syn Ventures, CyberStarts, Security Leadership Capital, Ballistic Ventures, and Rain Capital. Jim is an ICIT Fellow and an Adjunct Faculty member for NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Kim (Hamilton) Duffy

Kim is a leader in the field of decentralized identity and blockchain architectures. As Director of Identity and Standards at Centre Consortium, she architected Verite, which integrates decentralized identity standards into DeFi and crypto finance, and is powering an ecosystem built on portable, privacy-preserving identity credentials. She has led decentralized identity technical standards at the W3C, Decentralized Identity Foundation, and, currently, the WEF Digital Identity Working Group. She co-created the Blockcerts standard and libraries with MIT Media Lab and developed a successful commercial product based on this standard while CTO at Learning Machine (now Hyland).

Dr. Rolf Lindemann

Dr. Rolf Lindemann works for Nok Nok Labs, Inc. as VP Products and brings more than 20 years of experience in product management, R&D and operations from the IT security industry. He is a contributing editor to the W3C WebAuthentication and FIDO specifications and has been a frequent speaker at industry events on topics like FIDO, IT Security, IoT, and Blockchain. 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.

Clare Nelson – CISSP, CIPP/E, AWS CCP

Clare Nelson is an entrepreneurial executive, technologist, author, and speaker with a proven track record in strategic product planning, alliances, P&L, and revenue responsibility. Clare’s career spans cybersecurity, privacy and identity. Her identity expertise includes identity proofing, MFA, biometrics, IGA, PAM, Decentralized Identity, and Self-Sovereign Identity. Clare was a founding member of IDPro and contributed to the IDPro Body of Knowledge (BoK). Clare has held leadership roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Saviynt, Sedicii, AllClear ID, Novell, and Dell. Clare has a B.S. in Mathematics from Tufts University.

Christina Hulka

Christina currently serves as FIDO Alliance’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she is Chair of the Board and oversees the day-to-day operations of the alliance, as well as FIDO’s membership and industry partnership programs. Prior to joining FIDO, she spent 18 years working in financial services, focusing on the implementation and interoperability of EMV and contactless payment technologies. Christina is based in the US on the West Coast and holds a Bachelors Degree in Languages and Business from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.

Joni Brennan

As President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), Joni builds on nearly 20 years of experience in digital identity innovations, frameworks, standards, policy, and business development. She helps DIACC to fulfill its vision of unlocking interoperability of public and private sector capabilities through the establishment of an identity trust framework that will grow Canada’s economy. Joni builds impactful relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships between and across public and private sector organizations.

Joni serves as co-Chair of Working Group 1 of the Standards Council of Canada’s Data Governance Standardization Collaboration. She also serves as co-Chair of CANARIE’s Trust and Identity Advisory Committee.

She has participated in committees and initiatives around the world including: OECD-ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS-SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and she has testified before the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Security and Privacy (ONC HITSP). Joni is recognized as a One World Identity top 100 global influencers of identity.

Shahrokh Shahidzadeh

As SecureAuth’s Chief Technology Officer, Shahrokh leads a team of technologists driving a paradigm shift in cybersecurity through SecureAuth’s Passwordless ContinuousAuthentication and Identity Platform for hundreds of global enterprises. He is driving the innovation for SecureAuth’s identity security delivered as a service to tie and deployed across cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. Previously, Shahrokh was the CEO of Acceptto Corporation, a transformative company with AI/ML powered Passwordless Continuous Authentication technology. SecureAuth acquired Acceptto in November 2021. Shahrokh is a veteran technologist and leader with 32 years of contribution to modern computer architecture, device identity, platform trust elevation, large IoT initiatives and ambient intelligence research with more than 42 issued and pending patents. Prior to Acceptto, Shahrokh was a senior principal technologist contributing to Intel Corporation for 25 years in a variety of leadership positions where he architected and led multiple billion-dollar product initiatives.

Srinivas (Srini) Singaraju

Srinivas Singaraju is the Vice President of Solutions for IDEMIA Identity and Security North America. Srini’s leads a team of best-in-class engineers and architects that take the most complex biometric and identity related problems and finds scalable, secure solutions for IDEMIA’s North America’s government and commercial customers. Srini spends his days solving business challenges on behalf of existing and potential customers and partners and is a leader in digital transformation. Srini is a sought-after speaker and serves on various boards where he contributes to the transformation efforts from physical to digital credentials and the issuance of derived credentials.

Drummond Reed

Drummond has spent a quarter-century in Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust infrastructure. He is Director of Trust Services at Gen Digital (formerly Avast) after their acquisition of Evernym, where he was Chief Trust Officer. He is co-author of the book, Self-Sovereign Identity (Manning Publications, 2021), and co-editor of the W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DID) 1.0 specification. At the Trust over IP Foundation, Drummond is a member of the Steering Committee and co-chair of the Technology Stack Working Group and the Concepts and Terminology Working Group. At the Sovrin Foundation, he served as co-chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group for five years. From 2005-2015 he was co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee, a semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design. Drummond also served as Executive Director for two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he received the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was cited as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

Tina Srivastava, PhD

Dr. Tina P. Srivastava is an author, innovator, entrepreneur, and technology expert who earned her PhD, MS, and BS from MIT. She served as Chief Engineer of electronic warfare programs at Raytheon before founding a cybersecurity startup that was acquired by a public company and global leader in network security. Dr. Srivastava teaches at MIT in the areas of technology road mapping, aerodynamics, meteorology, and flight planning. She is an FAA-certified pilot and instructor of MIT’s Pilot Ground School course. She served on the Board of Directors of INCOSE. Dr. Srivastava’s books include the critically acclaimed Innovating in a Secret World: The Future of National Security and Global Leadership and Integrating Program Management.

Ryan Rowcliffe

Ryan Rowcliffe is a Field CTO at HYPR with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has spent the last 7 years focused on Identity and Access Management (IAM), Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), and Passwordless solutions. Prior to that, he worked on Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management.

Alan Bachmann

Alan is working with CVSHealth as IT Research Architect with over 20 years of IT experience. Prior to becoming an enterprise research architect he worked as a business systems analyst and a project manager to understand the full software development lifecycle.

He has been working with Fortune 200 companies in various disciplines such as: developing and implementing CMM level 3 processes, building new internal software systems based on the best-of-breed as a result of a merger, and implementing centers of excellence for promoting collaboration among business and technology users to improve communication and trust which is essential to lead innovation.

Alan is a boy scout leader, Eagle scout, and a maker who volunteers his time building machines that handle tasks for local non-profits that have budget and volunteer limitations. He has built photo booths, draw bots, and CNC machines. He is passionate about using technology to raise awareness of our environment and improve our decision-making to make life simpler and more enjoyable.





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