Panama for the 1st time at AuthenticateCon

The FIDO Alliance Identity Authentication System Conference

Panama City, Republic of Panama, September 20th, 2021 – Digital Innovation Alliance (DIA), formerly known as Smart Card Alliance Latin America – SCALA, will participate through Edgar Betts, Executive Director of DIA, who will speak at AuthenticateCon about Digital Identity in Latin America.

AuthenticateCon by FIDO Alliance is one of the largest conferences globally focused on user authentication systems and standards, where security strategists, enterprise architects, and product and business leaders get all the education, tools and best practices to implement modern authentication in web, business, and government applications.

Edgar Betts will be participating as an exhibitor along with great representatives of the New York Air National Guard, eBay, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Target, Wayfair, Worldpay, Capital One, Verizon, Otis, Morgan Stanley and many others.

AuthenticateCon2021 will take place in Seattle, WA from October 18-20, 2021. Participants will be able to participate physically and remotely at .

About Edgar Betts:
Edgar Betts is a market leader in Digital Innovation and Transformation with experience in industry development of new technologies and introducing them into different countries and vertical markets, including participating the development of a Market Development Cooperation Program (MDCP) fund that was issued by the International Trade Administration – ITA, US Government. Mr. Betts has served in important leadership roles including as a jury in important international awards, contributions in several international publications and magazines. Determining industry best practices, mandates, specifications and roadmaps in areas of digital identification, payment methods, mobile, biometrics, cyber security, intelligent interconnected cities, among others. In 2007, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) of Panama recognized Mr. Betts with the “The Outstanding Young Persons of the World” (TOYP) award, for his development in the Science and Technology category. In 2010, the newspaper Capital Financiero recognized him among the 40 most influential people under 40. In 2018 he was awarded the Innova Ciudad prize from The Smart City Business America Institute (SCBA) for the development of the Digital Center of Excellence, which he Co-Founder with the National Bureau of Science, Technology, and Innovation – SENACYT and the City of Knowledge Foundation – FCDS. Mr. Betts is currently the President/CEO of Microchip Technologies Solutions – MTS, also holds the position of Executive Director for Digital Innovation Alliance, an international organization representing the digital identity, cybersecurity, and digital transformation industries. He advises international market leaders in the development of flagship projects, using innovation and digital transformation technologies.

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