Travis Jarae

Founder & CEO

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Travis is the visionary behind KNOW Identity. As one of the most influential thought leaders in the world on digital identity and technology, he is building a community that is passionate about identity and dedicated to solving the most challenging issues of the digital transformation.

Travis founded OWI in 2015. OWI 1.0 was a non-profit providing technical assistance to development organizations. OWI 2.0 launched in the summer of 2016, advising executives regulators on digital identity standards, product design, and implementation. As the digital identity concept matured, the need for an independent collaborative organization emerged, and the first KNOW Identity Conference came to life in May 2017. 

Prior to founding OWI, Travis held multiple leadership roles at Google, Deloitte, and Citi. Most recently, he was the Global Head of Digital Identity at Google, responsible for the company’s identity verification and customer onboarding programs. A 3x startup founder, Travis has a keen eye for helping organizations navigate growth market opportunities and deploy resources strategically.

Travis received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida.