Mobile Connect + FIDO Alliance: the Future of Strong Authentication

Start: Monday 21 January 2019 12:30 pm

End: Monday 21 January 2019 6:00 pm

Venue: GSMA Head Office

Location: The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook London, EC4N 8AF United Kingdom

GSMA and FIDO Alliance are pleased to jointly present a “Future of Strong Authentication” seminar in London on January 21, from 13.00-1700 at GSMA’s headquarters, with brief reception to follow.

This seminar is targeted at service providers in mobility, finance and payments who are keen to learn how industry initiatives in user authentication (such as Mobile Connect from GSMA and open specifications from FIDO Alliance) can help them provide a simpler and more secure user experience while also complying with emerging regulatory and industry trends such as PSD2, GDPR and open banking. Expert speakers will come from leading organizations in the mobile communications, payments and government who collectively will provide attendees with a deeper understanding on business benefits, best practices and the underlying technologies that can help them chart a path forward in this evolving market landscape.

FIDO’s open specifications can help all organizations, especially service providers who want to scale these features for consumer services over the web. Today there are over 500 solutions on the market that have been FIDO® Certified and over 3.5 billion end-users’ web and mobile apps have been FIDO-enabled for strong authentication protection by leading service providers, including Google, Facebook, PayPal, Samsung, Bank of America, NTT DOCOMO, and many many more.

There is no charge for the seminar, but advanced registration is required prior to 16 January.

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Mobile Connect + FIDO Alliance: the Future of Strong Authentication
Time Session Speakers
12:30-13:00 Registration / Networking N/A
13:00-13:05 Welcome David Pollington, Head of Service Access, GSMA
13:05-13:25 European Regulation & the Need for Strong Customer Authentication Alain Martin,VP, Strategic Partnerships, Gemalto
13:25-13:45 A Telco and End-user Perspective on the Authentication Journey Glyn Povah, Group Head of Mobile Identity, LUCA, Telefónica
13:45-14:05 Future of Authentication in Banking Tarika Dhingra, Digital Security & Authentication Lead, RBS
14:05-14:25 Networking Break and Solution Demos N/A


Beyond Passwords: FIDO & the Future of Strong Authentication
Andrew Shikiar, Marketing Officer,  FIDO Alliance
14:45-15:10 FIDO Technical Principles Rolf Lindemann, Senior Director of Technology and Products,  Nok Nok Labs
15:10-15:30 Mobile Connect: Mobile-Based Secure and Private Identity Services David Pollington, Head of Service Access, GSMA
15:30-15:50 MNO Case Study: FIDO + Mobile Connect TBC
15:50-16:10 Networking Break and Solution Demos N/A
16:10-16:30 Authentication Trends for MNOs and Beyond Walter Beisheim,Chief Business Development Officer, Nok Nok Labs
16:30-16:50 FIDO Authentication for Mobile Payments – Featuring Biometrics for 3-D Secure 2.0 Guido Mangiagalli, Customer Engagement, Visa Europe
16:50-17:10 Standards-based Digital Identity & Authentication for UK Governement Alastair Treharne, Digital Identity Advisory, UK Cabinet Office


David Pollington, Head of Service Access, GSMA
17:20-18:00 Networking Reception & Solution Demos N/A