WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The KNOW Identity Conference, the premier global event for the identity industry, will return to Washington, D.C. this winter. One World Identity (OWI) is announcing that Scott Galloway, Founder of L2, author and entrepreneur, will help kick off day one as the leading keynote speaker of the highly anticipated event. KNOW 2018 runs Monday, March 26th to Wednesday, March 28th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Conference Center.
On that Monday morning, Galloway will present "The Break Up of Big Tech." He'll detail the power and influence big tech have on consumers lives and why it's time for intervention. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
"For the past decade, the loudest arguments waged regarding the Four (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) were about which CEO was more Jesus-like or should run for president," said Scott Galloway, Founder of L2. "However, the worm has turned against big tech and we're starting to realize that it's time someone ought to put on the brakes."
Galloway is a professor at the NYU Stern School of Business where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing and was named "One of the World's 50 Best Business School Professors" by Poets & Quants in 2012. He is the founder of Red Envelope, Prophet Brand Strategy, and L2 Inc., acquired by Gartner in March 2017. His book, "The Four", (Portfolio Penguin, 2017), debuted on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in the hardcover non-fiction and hardcover business categories. Galloway was elected to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow and has served on the boards of directors of Eddie Bauer, The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
The KNOW Identity Conference will provide a unique forum for identity experts from across all industries to be at the nexus of ideas and policies that will fundamentally change identity around the world. Attendees can expect to delve into critical topics such as biometrics, cybersecurity, identity access management, trust and safety, fraud prevention and identity verification.
"Scott Galloway is well versed in the importance of customer experience and brand trust in the digital age, which are crucial topics we will tackle at Know Identity 2018," says Travis Jarae, CEO of OWI. "Identity is currently being solved through impressive technologies, however often at the expense of trust. We are bringing together top thought leaders to explore how future innovation in identity can help companies across multiple verticals benefit from ubiquitous product and service offerings without sacrificing the trust and safety of consumers.
KNOW Identity 2018 pairs a unique and diversified program with the world's leading identity experts, bringing together product managers, business leaders, and investors. With 1,000+ attendees, 390+ organizations, and 30+ countries represented, the conference is designed to spark innovation by facilitating conversations between people from different backgrounds and organizations of all size. Sponsors include Trulioo, IBM, CLEAR, LexisNexis, NuData Security, RSA, and ThreatMetrix, among many others.
The conference will also feature the KNOW Identity Startup Pitch Competition, bringing together the world's leading early-stage startups in cybersecurity, trust and safety, and IoT for a live on-stage battle. The winning start-up will receive a cash prize of $10,000.
The KNOW Identity Awards, which recognize the most compelling startups, individuals and identity innovations of the year, are now open for nominations. Nominations will be accepted now through March 9th, and the awards will be presented on Tuesday, March 27th in Washington, D.C. during KNOW 2018.
To register or for more information visit: www.knowidentityconference.com/
About the KNOW Identity Conference
The premier global event for the identity industry, the KNOW Identity Conference is the nexus for identity innovation, offering a uniquely differentiated, powerful, and immersive event that convenes the world's most influential organizations and smartest minds across industries to shape the future of identity. With 1,000+ attendees, 300+ organizations, 100+ speakers, and 30+ countries represented, the conference is designed to spark innovation by facilitating conversations between people from different backgrounds and organizations of all size. The KNOW Identity Conference will be held March 26-28, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
OWI is an independent identity research and strategy company focused on cybersecurity, digital commerce, and risk management. We help businesses, investors, and governments stay ahead of market trends so they can build sustainable, forward-looking identity-enabled products and strategies. We accomplish this by building community and facilitating dialogue through our events, the KNOW Identity Conference, as well as servicing the community with our educational content, news, media, independent research, and consulting.
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