Colin Wallis

Executive Director; Kantara Initiative Inc
Colin leads the Kantara Initiative Inc. a globally acknowledged ethics based, mission-led Trust Framework Operator of conformity assessment and Trust Marked schemes for Identity, Credential and Consent Management Service Providers. Building on 15 years of contribution to international standards and consortia, Colin maintains other leadership positions across the consortium space in Information Security, Privacy and Trusted Identity. He represents Kantara on the OECD's ITAC (Internet technical Advisory Committee) and is a Board Director of the US NSTIC IDESG. He resigned his role as NZ's HoD in ISO JTC1 SC27, his Board post on the Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA) NZ Chapter and his positions in OASIS all linked to his public service employment in New Zealand before moving to the UK early in 2016 to run Kantara. Colin was named in OWI's Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018

Colin's Session


Tuesday, June 25
11:30 - 12:20 pm
Cabinet
Keeping up with the Kantarians
2019 marks Kantara's 10 year anniversary. What a ride! Kantara's provenance can help folks newer to the digital identity domain appreciate why recent history informs the current challenges. It also helps contextualize Kantara's 'raison d'etre' in drawing the community together to work on a range of specifications, best practice, R&D and conformity assessment programs. This session will connect the recent past with the 'here and now' to give attendees a rich tapestry of understanding to appreciate the role of industry consortia and standards development organizations to transition the digital economy to a more mature state.

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