Ian has been delivering identity solutions within both government and private sectors for over 10 years. His involvement began leading the Microsoft team developing the Government Gateway and took this from a fledgling identity solution for citizens interacting with UK government to the robust solution capable of handling the Self-Assessment peak for HMRC. Ian moved from the role of delivering Government Gateway to taking responsibility as Delivery Manager for GG as part of the DWP team and from then began a 4 year journey of developing Identity Solutions within government. He went on to deliver a pan government internal identity solution that would have provided a fully federated internal identity hub to ease cross government working and a trust framework for inter agency trust for identity and PKI. As that programme was about to be delivered Ian moved over to the Verify team and helped establish this within government working with HMRC, DEFRA, Insolvency Service, DVLA and DWP to integrate Verify into government systems.
Ian was then recruited by a Verify IdP to bid and successful win to contacts for two IdP’s. He then went on to design and implement the Identity Assurance service for Citizensafe and Royal Mail. Having successfully implemented this service for GBG Ian was recruited by Signicat as an Identity Architect to support the international expansion of Signicat out of the Nordics. Using his knowledge of identity and the successful eID models of the Nordics Ian is developing solutions for Signicat in the UK and throughout Europe.