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Last month identity leaders and experts gathered in Washington for the annual KNOW Identity Conference, which featured the 2nd annual KNOW Awards, celebrating the most compelling start-ups, individuals, and identity organisations of the year.

Rimma Perelmuter, MEF’s CEO won the Trust Leader of the Year and reflecting on the awards, Travis Jarae CEO of One World Identity (OWI) said: “We are thrilled to announce Rimma Perelmuter as this year’s Trust Leader of the Year at KNOW 2018 in recognition of her critical role and advocacy on the importance of trust in data-driven services.”

On the recognition, Rimma said: “I am humbled and honoured to receive this special award — a very timely reminder of the importance of building and preserving trust.  Thank you to all the committed members collaborating on MEF’s fundamental work, my colleagues and OWI for leading where it matters most. Congratulations to the winners and finalists for their amazing contributions to championing identity and trust.”

Trust is built into MEF’s DNA. Its organisational mission is to drive collaboration and industry solutions that accelerate growth of a sustainable mobile ecosystem that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services that enrich the lives of consumers worldwide. Six years into first launching its Consumer Trust initiative, MEF has delivered essential industry tools and insights including its influential annual Consumer Trust Study.

Rimma continued: “At this time of heightened public scrutiny and an ever-evolving data protection landscape, MEF’s Trust in Data Programme champions effective self-regulation and helps the mobile ecosystem put Trust front and centre in product & services development, customer engagement and digital transformation. We invite all industry leaders to get involved and take an active role.”

2018 KNOW Identity Award Winners

Here are the award winners for the other categories:

  • CEO of the Year – Reed Taussig, CEO at ThreatMetrix
  • Government Leader of the Year – Beverly Dicks, Assistant Deputy Minister for ServiceBC
  • Industry Leader of the Year – Stephen Ufford, CEO and founder at Trulioo
  • Investor of the Year – David Fields, Managing Partner at PTB Ventures
  • Rising Innovator – Thomas Nicholas, CEO and co-founder, Alloy

the organizational winners were:

  • Best New Startup – Nova
  • Greatest Social Impact Through Identity – AirTM
  • Greatest Social Impact Through Identity: Non-Profit – ID2020
  • Greatest Impact on Trust – Airbnb
  • Trailblazer – Danal

One Comment

  • Huge congratulations to Rimma on this well deserved award & recognition for her leadership and vision in such a vitally important area for all of us!