Dave McGibbon




Can you give our audience a teaser of the topics and POV you plan to talk about at our conference?

What I learned at GoogleX and how I've applied these learnings to my own company

Centralization vs Decentralization: How the world can thoughtfully apply distributed ledger technology"

Some of the key points will be:

- Education and demystifying "AI"

- Mitigating fears of automation, robots, and organizational change management

- How to prep data sources for scale and computational access

- Choosing the right classifier algorithm for your use case(s)

- Conversational regression testing, data analytics and visualizations

Tell us about what you are working on right now.

Passbase is identity verification and digital identity solution that makes it easy for developers to integrate strong identity verification tools into their website or application. We give the power to consumers to control there identity data and who can access it.

Please tell us about your background and how you got into your field. What is your story of how you got here?

I am a businesses strategist turned technologist and usually the token business mind on engineering driven teams. My background was helping ambitious early-stage R&D teams at GoogleX derisk their businesses and commercialize their products. I decided after four years it was time for me to jump into the deep end build something on my own. Now I am the Co-Founder and COO of venture-backed digital identity company, Passbase.

What I learned at GoogleX and how I’ve applied these learnings to my own company
— Dave McGibbon

In the next five years, what are the most important things to keep and eye on in your field? Why?

- Blockchain becoming boring (but actually useful)

- Automated systems becoming more accepted by legislators due to advances in interpretabiliy

- Ownership of identity information transitioning back to people

Who (person or company) do you feel is doing exciting stuff in your field? Why?

Travis Jarae former head of KYC for Google. He's pushing the future of identity in very thoughtful ways.

How do you hope Tulip Conference will be better than your typical event/conference? Why?

I don't know much about it yet :)