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Andrew Shikiar is the Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at FIDO Alliance, a global consortium working to create and drive adoption of open standards for simpler, stronger user authentication. Shikiar has been involved in the identity industry for 20+ years and also serves as an industry advisor to identity strategy firm Liminal as well as 1414 Ventures, which is focused on early-stage investments in digital identity.
Andrew has deep experience in multi-stakeholder organizations, having previously led market development efforts for Tizen Association, LiMo Foundation, and the Liberty Alliance Project – and additionally has held executive and managerial roles driving a variety of emerging initiatives at leading technology companies. Managerial roles at Sun Microsystems included PR and marketing leadership for the company's Java and identity management initiatives. Shikiar was also a founding executive at Radical Communication, an early entrant in the interactive email & analytics market. Most recently, he served as VP of Marketing & Business Development for machine learning pioneer BigML.
Andrew has extensive public speaking and media experience. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNN and a variety of technology trade publications, and has spoken at dozens of conferences and events around the world.