Let’s talk about digital identity with Joni Brennan, President of DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada).
In episode 6, Oscar talks to Joni about Canada’s strategic collaboration for securing identity that builds economic ‘good growth’. They also discuss Joni’s journey to joining the identity space, challenges for digital identity from the Canadian point of view, and DIACC’s vision for the future.
Joni Brennan is President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building on over 15 years of hands on experience in Identity Access Management innovation, adoption, and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC to fulfill its vision delivering the resources needed to establish a digital identity ecosystem that accelerates the digital economy, grows Canada’s GDP and benefits all Canadians. Joni builds diplomatic and impactful collaborative relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships. She has participated in international committees from organizations including: OECD ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS, ISO, and ITU-T.
Before joining DIACC Joni was Kantara Initiative’s Executive Director driving programs for business, legal, and technology interoperability to connect entities and individuals in a more trustworthy environment. Joni lead Kantara Initiative as the United States premiere trust framework provider delivering value to multiple industry sectors. Joni helped to ensure that Kantara Initiative program is aligned with multiple eGovernment strategies from economic regions including: Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Joni Brennan previously served as the first-ever IEEE-SA Technology Evangelist for Internet Identity and Trust focusing on issues of governance, policy, and technology development that touch digital Identity, personally identifiable information, and trust services.
When not connecting the digital identity world for the better Joni can be found skiing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She can also be found playing flute or synthesizers in future thinking musical collaborations.
Follow her on Twitter @jonibrennan.