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[Press Release] ID.me Wins Trailblazer Award at 1st Annual K(NO)W Nodes Awards Show

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ID.me honored for its ground-breaking federated digital identity verification solutions at the K(NO)W Identity Conference.

The first annual K(NO)W Nodes 2017 Awards Show honored ID.me with the Trailblazer award on May 16th at the K(NO)W Identity Conference.

The Trailblazer award celebrates the organization that has implemented the most “unique and unconventional” solution to an existing identity challenge. To be a true trailblazer, the company must push boundaries and accomplish what industry insiders once considered impossible. ID.me earned the award for creating federated identity verification solutions that increase access to online services and benefits without sacrificing security.

Five experts from within the identity industry–including Pascal Bouvier of Santander InnoVentures, Karen Gifford of One World Identity, Tom Hardjono of Connection Science, Peter O’Neil of FindBiometrics and Don Thibeau of OIX–judged the finalists for all ten Nodes Award categories. Their judging criteria included the impact, scope, security, and sustainability of each company’s innovations.

“We’re proud to receive the first ever Trailblazer award at K(NO)W Identity,” said Blake Hall, CEO and Co-Founder of ID.me. “ID.me’s Identity Gateway makes it easy for users to remotely verify their identity online in order to increase access to important services, such as healthcare, government services and banking. To be named a trailblazer in the identity industry validates everything the company has accomplished thus far. ID.me is excited to continue to lead the industry forward.”

ID.me was one of five companies nominated for the Trailblazer award. Other finalists for the award included MorphoTrust, Trulioo, IdentityMind Global, and GOV.UK Verify.

Liron Gitig, a partner at FTV Capital who led a $19 million Series B investment for ID.me, also won Investor of the Year at the Nodes Awards.

Hosted by One World Identity, the K(NO)W Identity Conference brought thought leaders, innovators and investors from across the identity industry under one roof. The conference featured a bustling exhibition hall, a startup alley, a hackathon, and a full agenda of panels and keynote speakers devoted to identity.