Ramesh KesanupalliCEO , Digital Trust Networks
Ramesh Kesanupalli is currently the CEO of Digital Trust Networks, based in Santa Clara, California. Mr. Kesanupalli is also the co-founder of DID Alliance, a non-profit industry organization working with global companies to define the Global Architecture for Digital Identity (GADI), which will bring different identity systems together using a trust framework that will include everyone with or without a smart device and promote a new inclusive Digital Economy for all. GADI, when realized, will bring Trust and Accountability to both digital and real worlds.
Prior to this, Mr. Kesanupalli was the founder of FIDO Alliance, a standards body setting a global standard for Authentication, which eliminates network passwords and makes online authentication simpler, stronger and easier to use. FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) is now an international standard and is supported by all operating systems and browsers. FIDO Alliance includes global players like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Amazon, Facebook, Visa, MasterCard and many other global technology leaders.
Mr. Kesanupalli was also the founder of Nok Nok Labs, which is the market leader and first implementer of FIDO-based authentication servers. Its global customers include NTT DOCOMO, Verizon, T-Mobile, Standard Bank, Intuit and many more.
Mr. Kesanupalli was also the CTO at Validity Sensors, a fingerprint sensor company which was acquired by Synaptic. Ramesh has held several senior executive positions and is a serial entrepreneur.