Speaker details

Alka Gupta Entrepreneur, Tech Exec, Board Director


Alka Gupta is tech entrepreneur and fortune 500 former exec with more than 20 years of
experience in consumer internet, fintech, identity, commerce, and globalization. She has been at
the early stages of some of the most significant digital transformations and platforms including
the mobile, ecommerce, payments, and blockchain at both early stage and public companies. She
has worked globally across US, Asia, Latin American, and Europe.
Alka is a Co-Founder and Board Director at globaliD, a portable and interoperable identity
platform leveraging the blockchain. She led its growth as President raising seed, a venture
backed Series A, building a high-quality team, launching a cutting-edge product, and signing on
first customers. Prior to globaliD, Alka was with eBay/PayPal as head of strategy for eBay
Marketplaces assessing new markets, competitive intelligence, and technologies. Before eBay,
Alka was VP of Business Development at Retrevo (acq. by Barnes and Noble) where she built
strategic partnerships to grow the ecommerce business and generate early revenue. Earlier, she
spent eight years at Lycos (LCOS; acq. by Telefonica), the first and fastest search engine to IPO.
As GM, she co-founded the community products and grew it into a suite of social networking
offerings. As VP Corporate Development and Strategy, she developed strategy, executed
acquisitions, and guided Lycos through its divestments and acquisition.
Ms. Gupta holds an MBA from The Wharton School and B.S. (cum laude) from Case Western
Reserve University. She is a Board Director at globaliD and Digital Frontiers Institute and
advisor partner at HardYaka Venture Fund, a fund focused on fintech, marketplaces, identity and
platforms. She has held past Board of Advisor seats at companies including Affinity Circles,
Retrevo, Vacapedia, and Tumri. She serves on the Finance and Audit Board Committee,
MPCSD; World Economic Forum Digital Advisory Council; a Distinguished Wharton Women in
Business Alumna Award Nominee; past member of the Wharton Alumni Admissions Committee;
past Board of Director and President of Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation; Former
Charter Member and Chair of Mentoring Program at TiE; early Advisory Board Member Women
Alka is passionate about the democratization of access and empowering populations via
technology. She is focused on leveraging her expertise and experience to help companies grow
via digital transformation, platform leverage, new market entry, and diverse organizations.

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Consumer Identity World EU 2019


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Consumer Identity World USA 2019

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Key Topics

  • Consumer Identity

  • Data Protection

  • Biometrics

  • Strong Authentification

  • Privacy

  • Identity Management with Blockchain

  • Customer Experience

  • Behavioral Analytics

  • Marketing Automation

  • Trust building

  • Consent Management

  • AI, Machine Learning & Bots

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