Digital Identity Summit, EMEA

Digital Identity Summit 2017
June 12-13
Shangri La Hotel at the Shard

Why Attend the Digital Identity Summit?

Join thought leaders and senior executives in the digital, risk and fraud space, from across Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Digital Identity Summit EMEA 2017.

As this diverse, but digitally advanced region tackles increasing cyber crime attacks and important regulatory changes such as GDPR reform and PSD2 there is increasing need for cross-industry collaboration to equip EMEA businesses with the best approaches and most innovative technologies for establishing trusted identities and securing transactions on the Internet.

Digital Identity Summit EMEA 2017 Host

Geoff White, Channel 4 News

Geoff White

An award-winning television news journalist, Geoff White’s exclusives have covered everything from fraud in the Internet dating industry to the shadowy world of Russian cyber crime gangs. He works mainly for Channel 4 News, with a focus on tech security, personal data, privacy and e-crime.

Digital Identity Summit EMEA 2017 Location

Enjoy spectacular views over London from the iconic Shard building, in the luxury of the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel. Located on the river Thames by the historic Borough Market, the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe.

Previous Digital Identity Summit Attendees from EMEA include

Yandex Money
Keynote Speaker
Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Shaping Tomorrow

Chris is an expert on technology trends. He shows how the rapid pace of change and tomorrow’s technology must inform today’s business strategy.

A former strategist with Unisys and NCR, Chris analyses the key shifts in technology and the implications for businesses, policy makers and individuals. He also incorporates forecasts from a variety of sectors around the world to inform strategy and influence predictions.

Bennett Arron

Bennett Arron


Bennett Arron was the victim of identity theft. Today the experience has resulted in an acclaimed comedy show, several documentaries, and praise for his funny, honest and hard-hitting keynotes on identity theft and fraud. Amongst other things, Bennett has toured the world and has spoken at numerous anti-fraud and anti-corruption conventions.

Andreas Baumhof

Andreas Baumhof

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.

Alisdair Faulkner

Alisdair Faulkner

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).

Armen Najarian

Armen Najarian

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.

Vanita Pandey

Vanita Pandey

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.

Reed Taussig

Reed Taussig

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, 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.

Ron van Wezel

Ron van Wezel

Senior Analyst, Retail Banking & Payments
Aite Group

Ron van Wezel is a senior analyst for Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments practice. His research covers market and regulatory trends in the payments space, with a focus on Europe.

Mr. van Wezel is a renowned expert in payments and digital banking. He brings to Aite Group 30 years of experience in product development and innovation, advising clients on a wide range of topics including mobile payments, digital wallets, cards issuing and acquiring, and ACH solutions.

Jonathan Vaux

Jonathan Vaux

Executive Director – Innovation and Partnerships

Jonathan Vaux is the Executive Director of Innovation Partnerships at Visa in Europe. His role involves working with internal teams and external organisations to identify key technology trends. He identifies opportunities to incorporate these new technologies into the Visa ecosystem to improve the services we offer our members, merchants and cardholders.


Registration Opens
ThreatMetrix Customer Workshops
Join the ThreatMetrix teams for a selection of deep dive workshops
Welcome Reception
Registration & Breakfast
Main Stage Kick Off
Geoff White
Securing a Powerful Digital Economy
How EMEA businesses can achieve profitability and security without compromise
Reed Taussig
Keynote – Shaping Tomorrow: Opportunities and Innovation
Increasing the bottom line through innovation and fast threat identification
Chris Skinner
Networking Break
Establishing the Currency of Trust with Digital Identities
The latest technological innovations which are enabling business to transact with trust online
Alisdair Faulkner
Navigating the Path to Digital Transformation
Leveraging digital identity intelligence to facilitate the future of digital banking
Driving Online Revenues with Trusted Digital Identities
Case study from a ThreatMetrix eCommerce customer
Networking Lunch
The Digital Identity Revolution
The evolving digital identity technology landscape and the growing importance of establishing trusted identities and behavior online
Andreas Baumhof
The Great PSD2 Debate
How the most disruptive payments legislation of all time is shaping the future of banking and eCommerce payments
Ron van Wezel
Vanita Pandey
Identity Theft: No Laughing Matter
Comedian Bennett Arron shares his personal experiences and advice on identity theft
Bennett Arron
Networking Break
Digital identities across use cases and industries
Panel session exploring customer stories from across EMEA
Exploring the Digital Identity Ecosystem
Exploring New Digital Environments
How Visa is pushing the payment boundaries and leveraging digital identities
Jonathan Vaux
Realising the Currency of Trust
Wrap-up and key takeaways
Armen Najarian


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Digital Identity
Excellence Awards

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.

Summit Interview – Jim Winters, TSB Bank

Everything was excellent; the way it was so efficiently organized, the venue, the people, the speakers. And I learned so much. Overall it was easily the most useful and enjoyable event of this type I have ever attended.
Networking with others was pretty good. Gave us good input about the direction, where the industry is moving. I also enjoyed the possibility to speak more with ThreatMetrix employees about our own problems and findings.
I enjoyed everything! Honestly, it was an educational, collaborative, positive and fun week. I would leave one event or session thinking the next one couldn’t possibly top it, but it always did.
The Friday morning sessions were very valuable because they allowed me to hear the challenges, issues and questions from other companies… Hearing the problems and challenges that other companies are facing with fraud, and how they are trying to solve them, is invaluable!
The opportunity to meet and chat with such a diverse group of people from around the world who share a common interest.
I thoroughly enjoyed the networking events but the presentations are unmissable for staying ahead of the curve with fraud prevention.


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.