Guest Speaker: Blake Hall, Founder and CEO of IDme

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Founder and CEO, ID.me

Blake Hall, an Army Ranger, is the Founder and CEO of ID.me, a digital identity network that empowers individuals to prove their identity and group affiliations while controlling how their information is shared online. Blake led a battalion reconnaissance platoon in Iraq for fifteen months during 2006 – 2007. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for leading his men during a firefight against insurgents in an action senior commanders credited with saving twenty American lives. Blake has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Forbes, The Huffington Post and DC Magazine. Blake is a frequent contributor to programs hosted by Public Radio International and syndicated on NPR and the BBC.Thanks to The Economist, he is also the first Google result for the phrase “muscly entrepreneur.” Blake attained a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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