A discussion with Digital Identity New Zealand
This event does not require registration.
Mon 16 May 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
A panel session moderated by Colin Wallis of Digital Identity New Zealand, with speakers Ben Dakers from Datacom and Angela Gill from Payments NZ.
Associate Director, Datacom
My current role is Associate Director for customer practice at Datacom, primarily with my eye on NZ and working across Australia and NZ. My group is focused on significantly enhancing the way Datacom engages with customers, both operationally and strategically for greater future relevance. As a large employer, I believe Datacom has an important contributing role to play in market initiatives.
I spent 14 years living in London returning to NZ in late 2017. I was most proud of driving culture and business change at scale in complex organisations. I spent time in programme management, consulting, then interim director roles in technology and business change. Prior to returning home, I led Digital and culture change journeys in large global organisations. These initiatives provided me with great experience in advocacy and adoption of change at scale in political environments.
Why Digital identity?
It’s fantastic to be home and an activate contributor to the business community. As Chair of the Wynyard Innovation Neighbourhood, I’m collaborating with leading NZ businesses. I have been sponsoring our efforts through Trust Aotearoa to develop an ecosystem approach to the Trust framework with multiple organisations. I’m an optimist and passionate believer in the benefits that digital identity can bring to Aotearoa, but realistic in that we have a challenging journey ahead to match the ambition. I’d like to both contribute and advocate in market, whilst learning from those around me in this space. I bring skills in positivity, facilitation, mentoring, and influencing, and I am a servant leader - who enables others to succeed.
If I’m not working:
I live on the North Shore of Auckland with a young family. I do my best to find time for early morning boxing training, social tennis and getting away snowboarding if I can in winter
Senior Programme Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Payments NZ
As a senior member of Payments NZ’s API Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand’s open banking industry body, Angela is responsible for the leadership and development of the API Centre Partnering Programme. This Programme is working towards delivering streamlined mechanisms and speed to market pathways for organisations to use Payments NZ’s API technical standards and services to support innovation and solutions in the open banking space.
Angela has worked in the payments space for 15 years at the intersection of technology and digital advancement and building sustainable business partnerships in the fintech and payments space. Angela sees the work that Digital Identity NZ is undertaking as a cornerstone of a modern, progressive, and innovative open technology future and is very happy to be part of the DINZ Executive Council and being part of that journey.
Executive Director, Digital Identity New Zealand
Colin is a Digital Identity and related disciplines standards specialist of 17 years amassing a treasure-trove of knowledge on comparative digital identity policy and practice across the globe. From humble beginnings in the New Zealand government's Authentication programme in 2005 to standards development in ISO, OASIS and others, ultimately leading the globally acclaimed digital identity assurance and standards organisation Kantara Initiative in 2016, he stepped back in 2021 to return to his New Zealand home help New Zealand regain its leadership in the digital identity space as Executive Director of the industry association Digital Identity New Zealand. Well connected and highly respected in international industry and standards consortia over many years, Colin was named in One World Identity's Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018.