Trulioo CEO and cofounder Stephen Ufford has been recognized as one of the 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), a leading events and strategy company focused on trust and the data economy.
“The 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity is a who’s who of names you need to know,” said Travis Jarae, founder and CEO of OWI. “The list ranges from individual entrepreneurs to members of large organizations, and covers both public sector and not-for-profit industry advocates.”
Recognizing influencers and leaders from across the globe, the list represents pioneers, innovators, and visionaries who are working to advance inclusion, keep personal data safe, along with ensuring and protecting individual privacy.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized amongst such a distinguished group of leaders in the identity space,” said Ufford. “As we continue to push boundaries of digital identity, we look forward to working together with other innovators and change makers to solve the identity challenges of today, and tomorrow,” Ufford continued.
Next month, Trulioo will be attending KNOW Conference 2019 in Las Vegas, presented by OWI. The conference, which is in its fourth year, takes place between March 24 and 27, and is known for its patronage of cutting-edge startups, high-quality content, and ability to attract global executives, policymakers and investors.
At last year’s KNOW Conference, Ufford was presented with the Industry Leader of the Year award for making the greatest impact on the identity community through academic, business or thought-leadership contributions.
Ufford is a serial entrepreneur; prior to launching Trulioo, he founded, grew and sold three different companies in the consumer data space. His experience in the industry made him realize that the lack of an identity infrastructure, and the concomitant inability to verify identities, was one of the largest barriers to entry to the global financial system, keeping billions of people around the world from accessing the essential services that the rest of us take for granted. Today, Trulioo can verify the identity of five billion people and 250 million businesses around the world, particularly in the developing world where the absence of traditionally accepted forms of identity makes it difficult to verify people