National Economists Club Luncheon with Mike Garcia, Trusted Identities Group, NIST Wharton Club Members & Guests invited to get insight from highly articulate expert from NIST.

Meet the Speaker:

Michael Garcia, PhD

Trusted Identities Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Economics of Digital Identity: 6 Phenomena & Their Implications

  • Mike Garcia leads NIST’s Trusted Identities Group, focusing on market-based solutions for identity management and establishing guidelines and standards to accelerate government and commercial adoption of privacy-enhancing, secure, interoperable, and easy-to-use digital identity solutions. He oversees a grants portfolio piloting innovative digital identity solutions totaling more than $50 million in grant funding, drafting and updating federal standards for information technology, developing and harmonizing international standards, and advancing research in identity technology and measurement science. Mike has been with NIST since 2011 after serving as Sr. Cybersecurity Strategist at the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2011.
  • Previously, Mike worked as Regional Targeting Director for Obama for America, serving as lead targeting and data analyst for the Western United States.  He has been an instructor of agribusiness management at Ohio State, political and targeting lead for an analytics firm, a marketing research manager, and developed combat search and rescue navigation control systems for a U.S. Air Force contractor.
  • Mike holds a doctorate in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from Ohio State with foci in Information Security Economics and Resource Economics. Additionally, Mike holds an M.A. in Economics and an MBA from The Ohio State University, as well as a B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Computer Science, and B.S.Ed. in Education from the University of Dayton.

Note:  Registration is open through Wednesday, 10-4-17.  
Reservations: Wharton Club Members & Guests Only: $20/person, inclusive, paid in advance. Cash bar.
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Thursday, 10/5/17 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm | iCal


Chinatown Garden Restaurant
618 H Street, NW
Washington, District of Col 20001 United States

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