The FIDO Alliance has provided an updated list of speakers and sponsors for its first-ever FIDO APAC Summit, an event dedicated to advancing and promoting phishing-resistant FIDO authentication in the region. 

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (Vietnam), the summit will take place in Vinpearl Nha Trang, Vietnam, on 28 – 30 August 2023, and centers on the theme of “Connecting for a Safer Digital Future”.

With hundreds of attendees expected, the summit will feature more than 25 VIP guests and speakers from the APAC region. 

Hieu Minh Ngo, a former hacker turned cybersecurity specialist, will be joining these prominent industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and share best practices. 

Drawing on his insider knowledge of cybercriminal tactics, Hieu offers insights into common cybersecurity traps and vulnerabilities, and how passwordless authentication technologies can boost organizations’ defenses against hackers.

“As a former hacker turned cybersecurity specialist, I know firsthand how cybercriminals are always looking for loopholes to exploit for their gain. That is why it is imperative for organizations to ensure a robust cybersecurity strategy to safeguard users online,” said Hieu. “Embracing passwordless authentication can offer the highest levels of security and mitigate potential cyber threats from malicious hackers. I am excited to be part of the FIDO APAC Summit 2023 to share my experiences on how going passwordless can thwart phishing attacks and impart valuable lessons to attendees.”

Regional Cybersecurity Thought Leaders 

The keynote speakers at the FIDO APAC Summit include:

  • Nguyen Huy Dung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (Vietnam)
  • Andrew Shikiar, Executive Director of FIDO Alliance
  • Do Ngoc Duy Trac (Simon), CEO of VinCSS

The summit will also feature case studies and tutorials delivered by industry experts from government organizations and leading technology companies, including:

  • Hieu Minh Ngo, Threat Hunter, NCSC Viet Nam & Co-founder of
  • Khanit Phatong, Senior Management Officer, Thailand Electronic Transactions Development Agency
  • Teresa Wu, Vice President, Smart Credentials – Civil Identity IDEMIA Identity & Security North America
  • Paul Heim, Director, FIDO Alliance
  • Sea Chong Seak, CTO of SecureMetric
  • Alex Wilson, Director Engineering, Yubico
  • Dovlet Tekeyev (Dave), Director, AirCuve
  • Hyung Chul Jung, Head of Security Engineering Group, Samsung Electronics
  • Eiji Kitamura, Developer Advocate, Google
  • Gautam Pande, Vice President, Identity Solutions, Asia Pacific, Mastercard
  • Masao Kubo, Manager, Product Design Department, Smart Life Business Company, NTT DOCOMO
  • Henry (Haixin) Chai, CEO of GMRZ Technology, Lenovo
  • Cuong Tran, CTO, Pavana
  • Thang Phan, Passwordless Transformation Lead, VNPAY
  • Truong Nguyen, Back End Developer, PayPay Corporation
  • Naohisa Ichihara, CISO, Mercari
  • Jaebeom Kim, Principal Researcher, Telecommunications Technology Association

The updated list of speakers can be found here.

In addition, the APAC Summit will feature a busy expo hall, with demo booths from VinCSS, Securemetric Technology, Yubico, AirCuve, CyStack, iProov, Thales, ISR, SMARTdisplayer Technology, and TrustKey. 

Event Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

Attendance is free of charge. For more information and to register your interest in the summit, please visit the website here.

“The FIDO Alliance is excited to host its first Asia-Pacific Summit 2023 in Vietnam, which will feature content presented by some of the brightest minds in authentication from around the world,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director & CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “As cyber attacks continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is more important than ever for companies to put passwords in the rear view mirror in favor of passkeys — which present a user-friendly alternative based upon FIDO standards.”

At the initial announcement of the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (Vietnam), Nguyen Huy Dung said, “We are delighted to take part in organizing this event. We fully endorse the adoption of passwordless authentication technology to secure Vietnam’s digital economy. Our aspiration is to foster connections and collaborations with the FIDO Alliance and other APAC region countries for a safer digital future.”

Registrations are now open to the public. While the event is offered free of charge, all delegates are required to book a minimum of three nights at the event venue, Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang. For more information and to register your interest in the summit, please visit the website here.


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