Authenticate 2020 Conference goes Virtual

Sat 25 Jul 2020
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The FIDO Alliance, the host of the industry conference Authenticate 2020, has announced their decision to  transition to a virtual conference. Authenticate 2020 is going to be held in November and is dedicated to the who, what, why, and how of modern user authentication. The Alliance will create a digital conference experience that will inspire attendees to embrace a new way to authenticate and present the necessary tools to move past passwords.

“While it’s disappointing we cannot be together for the very first Authenticate, the safety of our community is our biggest priority,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “Due to continuing concerns over COVID-19, and in alignment with the information we’re hearing from local officials, we decided to transition to a digital-only format, and focus on giving attendees a powerful and informative virtual experience.”
Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance

As FIDO recasts the conference to a virtual-only format, it will expand it to a multi-day November event spread across all time zones to accommodate global participation, including live Q&A sessions with presenters. The virtual format allows for sponsoring companies to showcase their solutions through virtual exhibit booths and other branding and networking opportunities. 

The headlining keynote speaker will be Dr. Whitfield Diffie, co-inventor of public key cryptography, along with other notable keynote speakers. A full list of speakers is available on the Authenticate website.

The conference agenda will contain informative content on authentication, with a focus on the FIDO approach, including these topics:

  • Case studies from service and technology providers including CVS Health, EMILY’s List, Facebook, Google, IBM, Mass Mutual, Microsoft, MITRE Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, PNC Bank, and Target
  • Sessions on the state of authentication, building an authentication strategy, and how FIDO fits with initiatives like W3C Web Payments, and EMVCo 3DS and SRC
  • Standards and technical implementation presentations focusing on FIDO for identity verification; bringing FIDO Authentication to IoT; OpenID for open banking; standards and the future of payments; FIDO certification; attestation and more
  • Policy discussions around PSD2, GDPR and eIDAS; authentication to enable better privacy for citizens; authentication from a regulator’s perspective and more

For more details on Authenticate 2020, please visit

Get booth visitor discount by visiting the FEITIAN Authenticate 2020 event pageduring the conference on November 9th to 20th, 2020.

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