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With Kevin Trilli (Chief Product Officer, Onfido), Phillip Shoemaker (Exec Dir.,, Pierre-R. Wolff (SVP Biz Dev, InCountry), Nuno Pedro (Founder, Strive Capital), Mark Straub (Founder/CEO, Smile Identity), Locke Brown (Founder/CEO, NuID), Mark Albertson (Journalist, SiliconANGLE Media).
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $30
Sheppard Mullin, Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Fl
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Kevin Trilli Chief Product Officer Onfido Previously, Kevin served as SVP of Product at Data Privacy Management company TrustArc. Kevin has over 20 years of product & entrepreneurial experience in digital data security, privacy & governance, having led the full process from strategy to execution to scale at companies including VeriSign (acquired by Symantec), TrustArc (formerly TRUSTe) & AssertD. He leads the strategic evolution of the Onfido product platform.
Phillip Shoemaker Executive Director He is leading the charge for the New Identity Economy, leveraging our identity ecosystem, we aim to ensure that digital identifications are available to everyone. Before, Phillip helped build the Apple App Store including building the review operations team to over 300 people, writing the guidelines with Steve Jobs, & testifying with global government authorities.
Pierre-R. Wolff Senior VP Bus Dev InCountry Pierre is a 20+ year veteran of Silicon Valley as a business strategist, startup advisor/mentor, & people-connector in the tech industry. At InCountry, a Data Residency-as-a-Service provider whose mission is to ensure global compliance for international businesses dealing in regulated data, he is the Senior Vice President of Business Development managing all global partner relationships with data centers, law firms & systems integrators. Prior to InCountry, Mr. Wolff spent five years working in the blockchain ecosystem, both in operating roles & as an advisor to venture investors & startups, to help assess business models, regulatory risks & investment opportunities. In addition to advising several startups, he is an advisor to Science Blockchain, a Santa Monica-based blockchain-focused incubator that raised a venture fund using a registered security token offering in November 2017. When not in his day job, Pierre is an avid kitesurfer.
Nuno Goncalves Pedro Founder/Managing Partner Strive Capital Nuno is Grishin Robotics' Venture Partner. Grishin Robotics is a series A & B Sand Hill Rd firm focused on Smart Hardware with investments in companies such as Zume Pizza, Starship, Zipline, Spin, Yellow, Ring, eero & others. He is also the Managing Partner & Founder of Strive Capital, the San Francisco Bay area's first quant micro-VC firm, now focused on "deep" AI & Blockchain, with investments in companies like AppAnnie, KeepSafe, Gusto & Rubrik. He has had a 22 year career in Tech as a Product Manager, Operator, Investor & Board member in the Bay area, Europe & Asia, & was previously a Senior Expert & member of the Asia-Pacific leadership team at McKinsey & Co, based in Beijing.
Mark Straub CEO/CoFounder Smile Identity a leading provider of digital KYC & authentication services across Africa. Smile's facial recognition SDK & ID validation APIs enables banks, telecoms & fintechs to confirm the true identity of any smartphone user with just a Smartselfie. Previously, Mark led the Khosla Impact Fund, with investments in payments, solar, lending & ecommerce across Africa & India (Flutterwave, BBOXX, Branch, Kopo Kopo, Mark began his career in investment banking at Bank of America with later roles at DFJ in Menlo Park & Lok Capital in India. He is passionate about the power of technology & entrepreneurship to transform emerging markets.
Locke Brown CoFounder/CEO NuID a San Francisco-based startup that is building a decentralized authentication & digital identity platform. Locke founded NuID to address the structural deficiencies in digital identity today by leveraging advances in blockchain technology & zero knowledge cryptography. NuID eliminates the need for businesses to store passwords & other authentication credentials thereby reducing customer risk & streamlining the user experience. Prior to NuID, Locke worked on the Investments team at Bill Gates' private investment office & graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in economics & mathematics & an MA in finance.
MODERATOR: Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media & Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner & CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech & cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video & TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years.
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