Ramesh Kesanupalli
Co-Founder, ADI Association

Ramesh Kesanupalli

Ramesh Kesanupalli is currently the CEO of Digital Trust Networks, based in Santa Clara, California.  Mr. Kesanupalli is also the co-founder of ADI Association, a non-profit industry organization working with global companies to define the Accountable Digital Identity Architecture (ADIA), which will bring different identity systems together using a trust framework that will include everyone with or without a smart device and promote a new inclusive Digital Economy for all.  ADIA brings Trust and Accountability to both digital and real worlds.

Prior to this, Mr. Kesanupalli was the founder of FIDO Alliance, a standards body setting a global standard for Authentication, which eliminates network passwords and makes online authentication simpler, stronger, and easier to use.  FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) is now an international standard and is supported by all operating systems and browsers.  FIDO Alliance includes global players like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Amazon, Facebook, Visa, MasterCard, and many other global technology leaders.

Mr. Kesanupalli was also the founder of Nok Nok Labs, which is the market leader and first implementer of FIDO-based authentication servers. Its global customers include NTT DOCOMO, Verizon, T-Mobile, Standard Bank, Intuit and many more.

Mr. Kesanupalli was also the CTO at Validity Sensors, a fingerprint sensor company which was acquired by Synaptic. Ramesh has held several senior executive positions and is a serial entrepreneur.

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