Most things start small – KNOW Identity started big. We’d been operating as a non-profit for a few months, working with global NGOs on the problem of bringing identity to the over one billion individuals worldwide who didn’t have a way to legally prove who they are.

But legal identity isn’t the only kind of identity. There’s a whole universe of diverse players and varied challenges that hinge on effective identity – identity of individuals, identity of entities, and, increasingly, identity of devices. It’s broader than any single use case. Identity is the foundation for all transactions, and we saw the demand for identity infrastructure that deals with the realities of the modern world.

It’s big.

That’s why we launched KNOW Identity four years ago – to take a hard look at the array of technologies, tools, regulations, and processes that underscore identity and trust in the digital age, and work to make them better.

What does it mean for identity to work better? That’s what we – along with the entire KNOW community – are trying to figure out. But we KNOW the basics:

Each of these segments involves a ton of subsidiary questions and moving parts – and we’ll be looking at each of 16 different sub-topics in more depth during the run-up to KNOW. We’ve got a lot to cover, so we’re getting the conversation started today.

KNOW is geared toward bringing together the best of the identity world now, and imagining what an even better future will look like. We’re looking forward to finding out what you KNOW.

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