Adam Powers, Technical Director at FIDO Alliance
Adam Powers is a technology executive with 20 years of experience leading standards and technology development for global organizations. Adam currently serves as the Technical Director of the FIDO Alliance, the non-profit organization developing standards for stronger, simpler authentication. As Technical Director, Adam facilitates the development and publication of all FIDO authentication standards. He also is responsible for establishing the FIDO certification program, which he now manages daily. Through these roles, Adam has helped position FIDO authentication as the global standard for strong authentication and enabled the successful deployment of over 200 FIDO implementations with major services including Google, Facebook, Docomo, Dropbox, and GitHub.
Prior to his role at the FIDO Alliance, Adam led global technology and strategy in executive roles in the communications industry including Rovi and Rambus, where he developed and successfully launched new communications technologies and managed dozens of standards and thousands of patents. Adam has served in over 30 standards and government organizations including the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).