We had many amazing experiences at Digital Identity Summit San Francisco 2017!
Thank you to all who attended and especially to the sponsors and incredible presenters who helped make the event possible. It was an honor and pleasure to host you all at such a world-class location.
Founder, CEO and Brand Ambassador
As an internationally recognized expert on relationships, influence and conscious business, Tamara McCleary is ranked by Klear in the Top 1% of global Social Media Influencers and is listed as one of the Top 50 Social Influencers of 2015 by Onalytica. Tamara is also an IBM Futurist and was ranked by LeadTail as the third most mentioned person on Twitter by Chief Marketing Officers in 2015. She presents keynotes and workshops on the topics of Conscious Business, Social Influence, Women’s Empowerment, Marketing to Millennials and Women, Women’s Leadership, Diversity, and Social Economics in a Sharing Economy. Tamara is the creator of the trademarked RelationShift® method.
SVP, US Commercial Markets and Global Market Development
Tom Brown has 25+ years of experience in financial services, consumer credit policy, predictive analytics, and anti-money laundering. At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Brown leads the development of market strategy for LexisNexis’ alternative data business, which includes solutions for credit risk, Anti-Money Laundering, KYC, fraud and identity management, investigations, real estate, business risk management and first-party collections that are used by leading global companies and financial institutions. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Brown was a Principal at an NYC-area consulting firm developing profit-based analytics and strategies for the largest US credit card issuers. Brown also has served as a Senior Vice President with First Data, managing scoring and credit risk products for First Data’s issuing clients.
Independent Investigative Reporter
Krebs on Security
Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning Web site KrebsOnSecurity.com.
Formerly with The Washington Post (1995 to 2009), Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.
A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs has been profiled by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Poynter.org, and Business Week. Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime - From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is now a New York Times bestseller.
In January 2015, the National Press Foundation announced it was awarding Krebs its Chairman's Citation, an award designed to "recognize individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence." In October 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the "Guardian Award," an honor given annually to a journalist "whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud."
Krebs graduated in 1994 from George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
CEO and President
Reed Taussig has more than 30 years of experience in the computer hardware and software field. Prior to joining ThreatMetrix, Mr. Taussig was president and CEO of Vormetric Inc., a leader in the data privacy and protection industry. Under Mr. Taussig’s direction, Vormetric established itself as a leading provider of encryption solutions for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Mr. Taussig also served as president and CEO of Callidus Software [NASDAQ:CALD], the leading provider of enterprise incentive compensation management application systems. As founding CEO and the fifth employee, Mr. Taussig led the growth of company to more than $70 million in revenues and over 350 employees. Prior to Callidus, Mr. Taussig was the president and CEO of inquiry.com, a pioneer in the B2B Internet space as well as senior vice president of operations for Gupta Technologies, the leader for PC client server software development tools and databases. Mr. Taussig holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Arizona.
Senior VP Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
Andreas Baumhof is the technology lead for ThreatMetrix and also an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert with deep experience in the encryption, PKI, malware and phishing. Prior to ThreatMetrix, he was Executive Director, CEO and co-founder of Australian-based TrustDefender (acquired by ThreatMetrix in 2012). He was also co-founder and chief technology officer of Microdasys Inc. where he developed the first SSL proxy and has patents pending in Europe and the U.S.
Chief Strategy Officer
One World Identity
Dasha is the Chief Strategy Officer of One World Identity (OWI), a strategy and research firm focused specifically on identity. She is passionate about catalyzing change in digital identity through the intersection of strategy, user research, regulatory sandboxes and market-based solutions.
Prior to OWI, Dasha spent five years at Google as a Product Manager for payments compliance and risk. In a prior life, she also was a high frequency equities trader at JPMorgan. Dasha holds a degree in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.
Director, Financial Crime Unit
David Fapohunda advises businesses on a broad spectrum of matters relating to financial crimes, with a particular focus on payments, digital banking, and cyber security. He has nearly 20 years of experience in retail and commercial banking and wealth management.
David helps institutions develop targeted, practical solutions to manage fraud risk while balancing potential losses, operating expense, client experience, and regulatory compliance. To achieve this balance, he assist companies reengineer prevention, detection, investigation, and recovery tools, systems, and processes.
Chief Products Officer
Alisdair Faulkner is a technology entrepreneur and brings nearly two decades of industry experience to his role leading product management and strategy for ThreatMetrix. He is a noted industry expert in online fraud, cybercrime, identity theft, information security and networking technology and holds several patents in security, fraud and networking. Prior to ThreatMetrix he was founder and Chief Products Officer at NetPriva (now part of Riverbed).
Karisse Hendrick, CardNotPresent.com’s editor-at-large, has become a passionate advocate for merchants as they navigate the online payments world. She contributes content and thought leadership to CardNotPresent.com and the CNP Expo and also conceives and executes special projects, all with the wants and needs of merchants firmly in mind.
Hendrick previously served as program manager and in-house industry expert at the Merchant Risk Council, where she worked closely with leading merchants to develop training and content. Prior to that, she built and managed the fraud and payments department for high-end retail rental company Bag Borrow or Steal. Hendrick also serves as an industry consultant as the owner of Chargelytics Consulting, working with online merchants to reduce chargeback volume and optimize payment costs.
Digital Fraud & Security Manager
Lloyds Banking Group
Dan Holmes has worked in digital transaction fraud at Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s largest bank, for the last 5 years. He currently works in the Digital Fraud team where he is responsible for the development and optimization of cutting-edge technologies, including digital identity intelligence and orchestration. Part of that remit involves strategically thinking about how new and future supplier functionality can be embedded within existing fraud controls to create value and protect over 14m active online users.
President, Global Financial Services and Payments
Mr. Johnson has held multiple business leadership and C-level roles at leading companies and has a proven track record of developing effective business strategies to accelerate growth. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes in April of 2016, he was President, Terex Financial Services, a global captive financial services company with multi-billion dollar assets under management in over 30 countries. Before that, Mr. Johnson spent 15 years with GE in a number of executive positions in both the industrial and financial segments of their business. Prior to GE, he also held M&A, corporate and business development roles of increasing responsibility at Lincoln Financial Group and Markowitz & McNaughton.
Senior Vice President Product
Sherief works at Citi Fintech as Senior Vice President of Product. Sherief is a serial entrepreneur and experienced salesperson. He has launched and/or managed three successful startups and has over 12 years of strategy, marketing, and sales experience. Sherief is co-Founder of WeSparkt, which helps fund startups in education, Cleantech, and healthcare. He has a MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, a MA in International Trade & Investment Policy from the George Washington University, and a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts Univ.
VP of Authentication and Fraud Prevention
Chris is responsible for authentication and fraud prevention solutions for TD’s North American Digital Channel. He leads the product team responsible for strategy, design and execution of customer protection initiatives across US and Canadian digital retail platforms. In addition, Chris is helping to lead the strategy for the TD’s Omni authentication, delivering enterprise solutions that will enable customers to have consistent experiences across the bank.
Chris has over 17 years working in the digital authentication space for US and Canadian institutions with roles spanning technology and analytics to strategic product leadership.
Chief Marketing Officer
Armen Najarian leads worldwide marketing strategy and execution for ThreatMetrix. Previously, he directed the go-to-market strategy for IBM’s $1B portfolio of 100+ SaaS solutions. Armen joined IBM through the $440M acquisition of DemandTec, where as VP of Corporate Marketing he built a modern demand generation engine and repositioned the business supporting a 3x increase in revenue over a 5 year span.
Head of Product, Account Security & Risk
Derrick Ongchin is the Head of Product for Risk at Uber. Derrick is the founding member of Uber's fraud prevention, abuse and account security initiatives where he has pioneered solutions for the on-demand, ride sharing industry. Prior to Uber, he held a variety of product and strategy roles at Target Innovation Labs and Google focused on search and advertising abuse, personalization, mobile devices and Internet of Things. He holds an MBA and a Masters in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS from Cornell University.
Vice President, Product Marketing
Vanita is the Vice President of product marketing at ThreatMetrix, the Digital Identity Company. In this role, Vanita leads the strategic vision and go-to-market for ThreatMetrix products and solutions. With extensive experience in strategy, innovation, product management and analytics within the payment industry, Vanita previously led merchant development and global go-to-market for Visa’s digital products. Prior to Visa, Vanita held a range of diverse positions at some of the world’s leading financial institutions including Capital One, Standard Chartered Bank and ABN AMRO Bank.
SVP - Research Director and Head of Fraud & Security
Javelin Strategy & Research
An accomplished industry analyst, market researcher, and financial industry practitioner, Al Pascual is Javelin’s Research Director and Head of Fraud & Security. As Research Director, Al leads Javelin’s Advisory Services and Custom Research businesses. He oversees growth of these businesses while ensuring that Javelin’s research content meets quality standards and provides the innovative perspectives that clients expect from the firm.
As Head of Fraud & Security, Al provides clients actionable insights on a variety of fraud and security issues, acts as a partner in developing strategies for managing risk, and identifies and raises awareness of future threats and solutions. Al researches a range of topics, including the applicability of biometrics in banking and payments, the effect of data breaches on the integrity of consumer identities, the relationship between identity fraud and loyalty, and the best methods for securing payment data and transactions.
Al has presented findings from Javelin’s rigorous, industry-leading research at conferences around the world, including BAI, CARTES, Money20/20, NACHA, and RSA. Al has provided commentary on fraud and security issues to American Banker, Bloomberg, CNNMoney, Fox Business, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Wired.
Tricia Phillips is a Research Director with the Security and Risk Management team in Gartner Research for IT Leaders. Ms. Phillips' coverage focuses on fraud prevention and management including: fraud strategies for omnichannel organizations, the impact of digital business on legacy fraud prevention tools and operations, emerging fraud technology and services, fraud management design and implementation, chargeback management, and fraud operations and fraud analytics for retail, consumer banking, acquirers and merchant aggregators, wallet providers and other digital organizations.
Fraud Forensics Team Lead
Hany Razi leads the Fraud Forensics Team within the Fraud Department at paysafecard.com. In his role, he is chasing down cybercriminal networks and organized crime groups trying to operate with the products of paysafecard.com. The team is also in charge of identifying, predicting and rewarding normal, expected customer behavior, in order to reduce the friction for customers, while combating fraud effectively at the same time. Prior to his role at paysafecard.com, he has a track record working in Risk Management in the Insurance industry for nearly a decade. He holds a degree from Vienna University of Economics and Business majoring in Risk Management.
Head of Authentication and Authorization
Andrew Sloper is Head of Authentication and Authorization within the Digital Product Management organization within Consumer & Community Banking. He leads the strategy formulation, design and delivery of the authentication, risk profiling and Digital In-channel decisioning capabilities that protect the Bank’s customers and their data.
Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Andrew held senior roles with Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group in the UK where he was responsible for the strategy and successful delivery of the world’s leading implementation of cross-channel fraud risk-profiling and decisioning.
Senior Financial Analyst
Madden Titus, Senior Financial Analyst at Netflix. He uses payments and other behavioral data across tens of millions of subscribers to monitor, anticipate, and defend against fraud attempts against the service. Prior to Netflix, he was a Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture, working with several major Bay Area finance and technology companies. Madden graduated from Denison University where he was an economics tutor and played on the varsity lacrosse team.
Chief Revenue Officer
Victoria is passionate about building great brands and scaling revenues for revolutionary companies through innovative sales and marketing. As Chief Revenue Officer of Kabbage, she leads the sales and marketing teams and is responsible for growing the company’s revenue and building the Kabbage brand. She joined Kabbage in 2012 and has helped scale the company through triple digit growth for three years in a row. Kabbage as the leader in technology and data driven lending, a 2 time winner of Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies, and #36 on Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List. Prior to Kabbage, Victoria was the CMO of RingCentral, and CMO of Travelocity North America. Victoria also held senior marketing and product roles at American Express and Amazon.com. Victoria and her team received the Bronze Effie Award for Advertising Effectiveness for the Travelocity Gnome Adventures Campaign. Victoria is a PR Tech Award Honoree for innovative uses of PR to build brands. She serves as a Board Director of Deluxe Corporation, a public company, and is active as an advisor to several high growth companies. She is active in the community in her role as a Board Director of the Boys and Girls Club. Victoria received her MBA from the Harvard Business School, and her undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Washington.
VP Product Strategy
Dr. Stephen Topliss is a thought leader in fraud and digital identity, with nearly 20 years’ experience working in software alongside some of the world’s largest organizations in advisory and management roles. As the VP of Products for ThreatMetrix, he guides customers on defining strategies for the evolution of market-leading fraud and digital identity solutions.
Head of Fraud Risk Management
Deborah Wood is the Head of Fraud Risk Management for OFX, a global online international payments business. Deborah has near 15 years’ experience in the fraud, investigations and security industry. In her current role Deborah is responsible for developing and implementing the long term fraud risk strategy for the future direction at OFX.
Prior to OFX Deborah lead fraud innovation for Fidelity Worldwide Investment for the Asia Pacific region. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with experience in the Financial Services and eCommerce Industries in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, United States and throughout Asia.
The Digital Identity summit provides an opportunity to engage with leaders in authentication and fraud prevention. The community atmosphere and rich content presented at the summit are a great platform for discussing the trends, challenges, and innovations affecting the payments industry.
– Mark Nelsen , SVP, Risk and Authentication Products, Visa Inc.
Our team at ThreatMetrix lives and breathes digital identity. Our customers bring ThreatMetrix solutions to life and are at the forefront of digital identity innovation.
In honor of the customers who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with digital identity, we launched the Digital Identity Excellence Awards.