Colin Wallis

Executive Director

Colin Wallis

Executive Director
Kantara Initiative
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Biography

Colin leads the Kantara Initiative Inc. an international ethics based, mission-led Trust Framework Operator, specification developer and new concept incubator in the domains of digital Identity and personal data. Kantara’s open and inclusive philosophy to community development attracts the leading edge of identity and privacy thought leaders passionate about improving the trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization and good practice. ID Pro – the association of digital identity professionals – was conceived in Kantara, and IDESG – the US focussed voluntary, public-private partnership built around the Obama Administration’s National Strategies for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) – has recently been absorbed into Kantara. Colin’s 15 years combined public and private sector background in digital identity in the UK, US and his original homeland New Zealand, ensures that Kantara’s programmes are aligned with multiple eGovernment strategies in additional jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada and Sweden while influencing others in Europe and worldwide. He has contributed to international standards consortia including ISO and ITU-T, as well as the OECD’s ITAC (Internet technical Advisory Committee). Now living in Dorset, Colin was named in OWI’s Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018.

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