ID.me has won the Trailblazer Award at the first ever K(NO)W Nodes Awards Show.
It’s one of the major awards given out at last week’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference, a conference that took an unusually high-concept approach to digital identity and featured high-profile, and even controversial, speakers. The Trailblazer award was meant for “unique and unconventional” identity solutions, and a panel of judges including Sandaner InnoVentures’ Pascal Bouvier, One World Identity’s Karen Gifford, Connection Science’s Tom Hardjono, and Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill determined that ID.me fit the bill.
ID.me’s solution takes a federated approach to digital identity, levering factors like government ID verification and MNO data to assess whether individuals are who they claim to be. Acknowledging the award in a statement, ID.me CEO Blake Hall said it “validates everything the company has accomplished thus far,” and emphasized the applications of its technology in “healthcare, government services and banking.”
Other nominees for the Trailblazer award included GOV.UK Verify, IdentityMind Global, MorphoTrust, and Trulioo.