Wes Kussmaul

Wes Kussmaul created the world’s first commercially available online encyclopedia in 1991. It quickly morphed into the Delphi social network. In 1993, Delphi was sold to Rupert Murdoch’s News America Corporation. Wes’s book, Quiet Enjoyment, about solving online accountability problems through measurably reliable identities, led to a relationship with the World e-Trust Initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It also led to the chartering of the City of Osmio, a global identity certification authority, at ITU headquarters in Geneva. Wes is the founder and CEO of The Authenticity Institute, which develops an identity-based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) platform called The Authenticity Infrastructure. This PKI platform serves as the foundation of The Authenticity Alliance (TAI), an “Authenticity Growers’ cooperative, modeled on agricultural cooperatives, which consists of TAI’s licensees.


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