​EP 6: In Conversation with Andre Boysen,Chief Identity Officer at Securekey Technologies


Andre Boysen serves as SecureKey’s digital identity evangelist. He has been recognized as a global leader in digital identity by One World Identity (2017) and Innovate Identity (2016). Andre serves as a board member and treasurer of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Kantara initiative.

Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer of 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer for Footprint Software and as chief executive officer for the company’s Asia Pacific business. In 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his vision and accomplishments. From 1990 to 1994, he served as chief executive officer of Open Systems Limited. Andre has also served on the boards of 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Pty. Ltd., and 305 Management Services.

Tune in to this episode to learn more about the work Andre has been doing to build a better digital future.

​EP 5: In Conversation with Asif Savvas, Senior Vice President at Simeio Solutions


Asif Savvas is the Senior Vice President at Simeio Solutions. An innovative and industry leader, Simeio offers professional services, Identity and Access Management (IAM) managed services, and Identity as a Service (IDaaS).

Tune in to this episode to learn about privacy best practices and what enterprises and governments can learn from each other when it comes to privacy and idenity.

​EP 4: In Conversation with Robert Blumenthal, Chief Identity Officer at EnStream LP


Robert is a senior executive in the telecommunications and technology industries with over 25 years experience in business development, services planning and development, and marketing.

He currently serves as the CIO at Enstream LP, which is a joint venture between Canada’s largest telcos – Bell, Rogers anmd Telus. They provide a variety of services for identity verification and account takeover protection using valuable information held by the telcos about mobile subscribers.

Tune in to this episode to find out how Canada is leading the charge in the fascinating world of identity protection as it relates to mobile users.

​EP 3: In Conversation with Joni Brennan (President) Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada


Joni serves as President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building upon over 15 years of hands-on experience Digital Identity innovations and standards development, Joni helps DIACC to fulfill its vision of unlocking interoperable capabilities of the public and private sectors to accelerate Canada’s Digital Economy through the establishment of an ecosystem of identity solutions and services that Canadians can use with confidence. Joni supports this vision by helping to organize Canadian market forces to open economic opportunities for all Canadians. Joni builds dynamic collaborative relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships between organizations. She has participated in influential committees and initiatives from organizations around the world including: OECD-ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS-SSTC, ISO SC27 WG5, and ITU-T SG17 Q6. She has also testified regarding trusted Identity and Access Management systems for the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Security and Privacy (ONC HITSP).

​EP 2: In Conversation with Dave Nikolejsin (DIACC Board Chair)


Dave was appointed the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Gas Development on September 15, 2015. Previous to his current role Dave was the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and was the Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office in 2012.In July 2005, Dave was appointed as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister in October 2010. Earlier in his career, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative. Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband.Dave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly 20 years working in management positions with progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

​EP 1: In Conversation With Dr. Pat Meredith


Former senior banking executive and advisor, Patricia Meredith is a global thought leader, author and consultant in the emerging field of strategic governance. She is best known for her role as Chair of Canada’s Task Force for the Payment System Review bringing together government, community and industry leaders to transform the payments system in under two years.

Pat Meredith is a Director of many public, private and not-for-profit organizations. She was Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer of a major financial institution and Senior Strategy Advisor to financial services and technology companies for a global strategy consultancy.

From 2010 to 2012, Pat was the Chair of the Task Force for the Payments Review. The Task Force – which applied a catalytic governance process – delivered a community supported action plan that enabled government and industry to quickly act on all four of the recommendations. With her Catalytic Governance co-authors, Steven Rosell and Ged Davis, she is working to create a community of leaders developing better approaches to governing in the information age.

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