This year's nominees for "Directors at Large"
Ballot is open between 8 & 18 December 2022
Michael is a proven information technology executive, leader, and entrepreneur. He is an expert in information security, identity, business development, and product design/development. He has experience running large teams and multi-million-dollar projects for a Fortune-100 bank and working with startups that need to set direction and go from "zero to one," as it is now commonly called. As head of InfoSec at Lehman Brothers, he was instrumental in designing and implementing the bank’s security program. As a co-founder of Bastille Networks, he helped raise over $40m in VC to create a powerhouse in the RF security sector. Most recently, he has been co-founder and head of strategy at 1Kosmos.com, a next-generation Identity company changing how people interact with digital systems, and 1414ventures.com, a seed-round venture capital fund focusing on digital identity.
Patrick Clancey serves IDEMIA National Security Solutions as President and Chief Executive Officer. His focus is on further expanding the growth strategy for its wide range of identity customers in the DOD, DHS, DOS, and intelligence communities. Prior to joining NSS, Patrick served as Vice President of Strategy and Programs and Chief of Staff for Global Digital Platforms at the IDEMIA group-level. He has held numerous leadership positions in his almost decade-long tenure at IDEMIA. Prior to his role at IDEMIA, Patrick led interagency and multinational biometrics and identity management consulting engagements for DOD clients at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is also the former Advisory Board Chairman of the University of Texas Center for Identity. Before joining the private sector in 2009, he served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, and a Master of Science degree in Management of Information Technology from University of Virginia.
Throughout 2021, in addition to my ongoing participation in working group activities, I have been working with partners and customers to promote the Kantara Assurance program. I have been a proud evangelist of Kantara for most of its existence, as well as its predecessor organization Liberty Alliance Project. I look forward to continuing to further the organizations objectives, in particular, furthering industry adoption of assurance, consent frameworks, and overall adoption and recognition of Kantara to a wider audience. Biographical Information: Mr. Davis is a distinguished leader in building identity management technology with integrity for over 20 years. His first-hand experience started with classical B2B applications, like extranets, then progressed to federated identity management applications, such as those enabled by Kantara Initiative (formerly Liberty Alliance), OAuth and SAML2. Throughout his career, Mr. Davis has focused his work on standards and public policy, resulting in several published papers related to the application of authentication and authorization mechanisms on linked data, including privacy and security white papers and other advisory documents for Neustar, the Respect Network, Kantara, Liberty Alliance, and OASIS. He also served as co-chair for the Technical Working Group for the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, LLC (DECE, UltraViolet). While with the Liberty Alliance, and in conjunction with his involvement in their Public Policy Expert Group (PPEG), Mr. Davis assisted in providing guidance to the EU Article 29 committee work and contributed to its ID-WSF/ID-FF standards. His contributions within the DECE Technical Working Group include portions of the underlying REST protocol design, the message security architecture, and the incorporation of existing security and identity standards, such as federation and delegation topologies, into the DECE specifications. He has also ensured that applicable privacy requirements and practices have become an integral part of the DECE architecture, in general, and DECE’s Coordinator architecture, in particular. Mr. Davis’ work at Airside makes him the heart of our “Privacy First. Human Always.” motto. Airside has great respect for Kantara Initiative’s efforts to establish standards and recommendations that are user-centric, consent-driven, and ultimately, built on trust. Airside became a member of Kantara Initiative years ago to help establish an architecture where a clear, unambiguous information exchange can take place, using a standards-based approach. Airside makes use of the Consent Receipt specification today, and has plans to add UMA support and Trust Framework certification in the near future. In his previous job as Chief Identity Architect and Security Architect at Neustar, Mr. Davis served on the Kantara Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. Davis has no conflicts of interest.
Andrew Johnston contributes to standards development and industry groups related to digital verification services at Interac. In his 30-year career, Andrew has guided and delivered nation-scale API management and delivery capabilities, nation-scale identity and access management platforms, major portal initiatives, mobile computing solutions, email management and web application server products. He has consulted on information technology in the financial services, insurance, marketing, telecommunications, and consumer electronics industries.
Maria Vachino is the President of Calvert Consulting LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm specializing in ICAM (Identity, Credential, and Access Management) efforts. Maria is currently providing strategic support for CIAM (Customer ICAM) modernization at the US Social Security Administration. Maria has almost 20 years in the ICAM space and with standards development. She was previously the Digital Identity lead for a consulting firm where she led all client ICAM efforts, including US Federal agencies including SSA, GSA, IRS, NIST, USDA, and DHS, and led SSA’s Government to Business OIDC federation and entity-proofing capability which won a 2020 Government Innovation of the Year award. Previously, Maria was the Technical and Government Engagement lead for the DHS S&T Identity Management Research program while at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. In that role, she supported work done as part of Kantara’s KIPI program and informally participated in several Kantara working groups, including the ID Pro launch WG and the Identity Assurance WG. Other commercial interests: Maria Vachino is also the CEO of Cyntegra, a cybersecurity startup launching a ransomware resiliency solution.
Michael Magrath is responsible for Kuma’s global digital identity practice and works with clients to achieve NIST 800-63-3 certification under Kantara’s globally acknowledged Identity Assurance Framework (IAF). In addition, he assists global clients in achieving trustmarks in compliance with the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and the UK Government’s Digital and Identity and Attributes Trust Framework. He also represents Kuma in Kantara’s Identity Assurance Work Group (IAWG). He is also a member of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and currently participates in the Trust Framework Expert and Outreach Expert Committees. Prior to Kuma, Mike was Vice President of Global Regulations and Standards for OneSpan. He served as board delegate and as co-chair of the FIDO Alliance’s Government Deployment Working Group and served on the FIDO Board’s Public Policy Committee and on the board of the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA). He was also an active member of the Better Identity Coalition, served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group’s (IDESG) and was chair of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Identity Management Task Force. Prior to OneSpan, he served as Director for Identity Solutions for DrFirst, a leading U.S. health IT solution provider, and focused on streamlining and securing the identity management process for healthcare providers nationwide and increasing the adoption of electronically prescribing controlled substances (EPCS) to combat the opioid crisis. He served as Chairman of the Secure Technology Alliance’s (formerly the Smart Card Alliance) Health & Human Services Council from 2010-2014 where he led initiatives to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology in healthcare. He served as an advisor to the American Medical Association supporting a Center for Disease Control grant to develop and test the viability of a "Health Security Card" to identify and expeditiously treat victims in the event of a disaster. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is married with three children and resides in Northern Virginia.
Eric Thompson is the Public Sector Identity and Analytics Chief Strategist at Experian North America, which has been a member organization since 2012 and currently holds both Classic and 800-63 rev 3 Trust Marks. In addition to serving on the Kantar Initiative Board of Directors since 2020, Eric also has taken an active role in leading the board’s strategic initiatives as well as participating in the IAWG (Identity Assurance Working Group). At Experian, his responsibilities include aligning Experian’s solutions to government (NIST) standards, designing analytic solutions to solve major public sector issues, and representing Experian in the broader US Public Sector, including the Kantara Board and various industry working groups. His prior background includes leading digital fraud/security management teams at top financial institutions, business consulting on machine learning and artificial intelligence, fraud controls and mitigation, and identity proofing for public and private sector. Eric holds bachelor’s degrees in both International Relations and Russian from University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of California, Irvine, and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.
Andrew Hughes is Director of Identity Standards at Ping Identity. He works with international associations and standards bodies as a domain expert, developing identity-related standards and conformity assessment materials. Andrew is currently investigating how the worlds of Government Issued Photo ID (like Mobile Driving License) can co-exist with the emerging Verifiable Credentials models and established protocols like OpenID Connect, in a mobile-first, person-centric, privacy-protective manner. As a national expert delegate for Standards Canada on digital identity, he contributes to development of international standards at ISO SC 27 for identity management and ISO SC 17 for mobile driving licenses and mobile eID. Since 2016, Andrew has served on the Board of Directors of Kantara Initiative, and as the Chair of the Kantara Leadership Council. He is currently Chair of the Identity Assurance Work Group.
Andrew Hindle is an independent consultant focusing on digital identity, privacy, and cyber security. He has served as the Identiverse Content Chair since 2015. He is a Board and founding member of IDPro; and a longstanding member of Kantara-with a particular interest in UMA and Consent Receipt-where he also serves on the recently-formed UK Advisory Board. Andrew has over 20 years' experience in the software industry in a range of technical sales, pre-sales, product marketing and business development roles; and, more recently, significant board experience both within and outside the industry. He holds an IDPro CIDPRO; maintains CIPP/E, CIPM and CIPT privacy certifications with the IAPP; and holds a professional diploma in corporate governance, and a BA in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from Oxford University.
Jordan Burris is the Vice President for Public Sector Strategy at Socure. In this role, he partners with government leaders to develop and scale Socure's public sector offerings for identity verification and fraud risk management. This includes leading efforts to promote and evangelize industry leading concepts in digital identity inclusion and fairness. Prior to his role at Socure, Jordan served at the intersection of policy and delivery as the Chief of Staff in the White House Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer. He was responsible for orchestrating the execution of technology and cybersecurity efforts across two Presidential administrations to include the oversight of the Federal Government's $90 billion+ technology budget. Jordan is a transformational strategist and thought leader behind the development of government-wide technology and cybersecurity initiatives notably in the digital identity domain. Prior to joining the government in 2017, Jordan worked for Deloitte helping both commercial and public sector clients improve their cybersecurity risk management practices. Jordan is a proud graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Security & Risk Analysis with concentration in intelligence analysis and modeling. Additionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) practitioner.