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Techweek TV: Digital Identity Panel

Practical application of the Digital Identity & Trust Framework: Ensuring the benefits of this tech-driven age are accessible to all

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Wednesday 26 May
2:00pm - 2:30pm


Nationwide (more than one region)
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What's it all about?

Equitable access to technology is the key driver in ensuring that the benefits of this tech-driven age of abundance can be provided to all people, not just the lucky few....and digital identity is at the very heart of ensuring that equitable access.  In this event we will be discussing the work the Department of Internal Affairs has been doing with the Digital Identity & Trust Framework and why is it important for people to think about how it might impact them, their businesses and most importantly their customers.  We will be discussing the framework at a practical level around how the DITF might work in practice, what is likely to change for participants in the technology sector with various use cases (e.g. health, education, legal, payments, banking, AML/CFT) as well as how Te Ao Māori approaches to identity are being encapsulated. 


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Janelle Eagleton

Policy Standards & Regulations Lead for DigitalIdentity at DIA.

Janelle Eagleton is the Policy Standards and Regulations Lead for the Digital Identity programme at the Department of Internal Affairs. She has been in the role since late 2020 and is responsible for coordination of strategic deliverables across the programme.
Before joining the Digital Identity programme, Janelle worked on policy issues related to online content, community resilience and border security.
Janelle is from Ireland originally but has lived in Wellington since 2015. She holds a Masters in Law from Trinity College, Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Development from University College Dublin.

Milan Cooper

AML - Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Milan Cooper is the founder and CEO of First AML. Milan leads a team of 75 delivering an end-end solution for AML Customer Due Diligence to Lawyers, Accountants, Real Estate Agencies and Financial Institutions.

Kaye Maree Dunn

Making Everything Achievable - Kaiwhakahaere - Director

Gabe Rijpma

Aceso Health - CEO

Gabe’s passion for over 17 years has been focused on digital health and the application of technology innovation to make health better throughout the Asia Pacific region. Gabe is currently the CEO of Aceso Health – a company focused on delivering answers for health customers looking to improve the experience of care for both patients and providers.

Navin Bhat

Strategic Initiatives Lead - Government Business - Westpac New Zealand

Navin Bhat is an experienced Technology Leader, and Enterprise Architect. At Westpac, Navin has been guiding the bank's efforts on Digital Identity for a number of years and currently leads the definition and delivery of strategic initiatives in support of Westpac and the broader Government objectives.

Tamara Al-Salim

IdAM & PKI Product Owner - NZDF

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