THANK YOU for attending and being part of our inaugural Authenticate 2020 virtual conference!

With six full days of content, over 50 sessions including technical deep dives, panel discussions and case studies, the first Authenticate Conference was a resounding success. The next Authenticate Conference is planned to be held in person in Seattle, Washington next October 19-20, 2021! Stay tuned for more details!

Authenticate On-Demand Recordings

All of the sessions will remain on the event site and available to view on an on-demand basis through the end of this year, after which it will be migrated to the Authenticate and FIDO websites. Visit the event site here!

About Authenticate

Relying on passwords is passé. Modern authentication systems and standards have emerged to provide more efficient ways for organizations to provide strong security and better interactions with their brands.

Welcome to Authenticate, the first conference dedicated to the who, what, why and how of user  authentication – with a focus on the FIDO standards-based approach. Authenticate, hosted by FIDO Alliance, is the place for CISOs, security strategists, enterprise architects, and product and business leaders to get all of the education, tools and best practices to roll out modern authentication across web, enterprise and government applications.



Dive In

Go in-depth on the state of authentication today, including: passwords, OTPs and push-based authentication; FIDO and W3C standards; single sign on solutions; decentralized authentication; biometrics and FIDO security keys; and risk-based authentication mechanisms.

Get An Industry View

Discover the unique authentication requirements in IoT, payments, healthcare and government; and how FIDO fits with initiatives like W3C Web Payments, EMVCo 3DS and SRC, and Project Verify


Build your authentication strategy with content on IAM integration, the value of certification and metadata service for assessing risk, and FIDO’s relationship to broader identity topics including identity verification, account recovery and blockchain.


Get a broad view on how moving to modern authentication can help your company meet global regulatory requirements.

Take Away

Meet the practitioners that have implemented modern authentication platforms with FIDO in enterprise, commercial and government settings. Get step-by-step information on how they did it, the challenges they faced & the results they achieved.


See FIDO in action and make 1-1 connections with technology providers helping organizations move to modern authentication now

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. Whitfield Diffie

Co-inventor of Public Key Cryptography
Senior Advisor, Uniken

Dr. Whitfield Diffie is one of the world’s preeminent cryptographers and a co-discoverer of Public Key Encryption. A computer scientist, mathematician and author, Diffie is winner of the 2015 Turing Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Computing. Among his other honors, Diffie is also an elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society, a IEEE Hamming Medal winner, winner of the Franklin Institute’s Louis E Levy medal, a Fellow of the Computer History Museum and a Marconi Foundation Fellow. In 2011, Dr. Diffie was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Diffie received a B.S. in Mathematics from M.I.T. He also holds both an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Royal Holloway, University of London.


keynote Joy Chik Corporate Vice President of Identity, Microsoft
keynote Stina Ehrensvärd CEO and Founder, Yubico
keynote Mark Risher Senior Director of Product Management, Security and Privacy, Google
keynote Andrew Shikiar Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at FIDO Alliance