The Nodes 2017

Individual Awards

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Identity Leadership

An award given to the person who made the greatest impact on the identity community through academic, business, or thought leadership contributions.

Identity Leadership Nominees Must:

  • Work within the identity industry (ex: government and military sectors)
  • Have demonstrated a positive impact on the identity community in 2016 through academic, business or thought leadership contributions

2017 Nominees:

Winner: Timothy Ruff – Evernym


Identity Government Leadership

An award given to a government or military person who made the greatest impact on the identity community through regulatory, legislative, or thought leadership contributions.

Identity Government Leadership Nominees Must:

  • Work within the identity industry in the government or military sectors
  • Have demonstrated a significant impact on the identity community in 2016, through academic, business or thought leadership contributions

2017 Nominees:

Winner: Niall McCann – United Nations Development Program


Rising Innovator

An award given to an individual with less than three years of experience in the identity industry who has made an immediate and significant positive impact on the community.

Rising Innovator Nominees Must:

  • Have less than 3 years experience within the identity industry
  • Have demonstrated an immediate and significant impact on the identity community

2017 Nominees:

Winner: Robin Tombs – Yoti Ltd.


CEO of the Year

An award given to the leader who has had the most critical impact on the identity landscape during their watch.

CEO of the Year Nominees Must:

  • Hold the title of CEO (or equivalent) for a company within the identity industry
  • Demonstrated achievement in the field of identity in calendar year 2016

2017 Nominees:

Winner: Emma Lindley – Innovate Identity


Investor of the Year

An award given to the investor or investment firm who has had the most critical impact on the identity landscape over the past year.

Investor of the Year Nominees Must:

  • Have made one or more capital investments in the identity industry within the past year
  • Demonstrated critical impact on the identity industry through investment activity

Investor of the Year Nominees Must:

Winner: Liron Gitig – FTV Capital