The nominees for 2024 Board of Directors
Ballot is open between 6 & 19 December 2023
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.
Andrew Hughes is a professional with over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies, frameworks, and standards for digital credentials, mobile driving licenses, identity and access management, and information security. He is passionate about advancing the trust and assurance ecosystem for the modern internet. For several years, Andrew has focused on developing ISO mobile driving license standards and related specifications and topics. He established strong connections between the ISO communities and communities developing protocols and standards for OpenID for Verifiable Credentials and W3C Verifiable Credentials. His current priority as VP of Global Standards at FaceTec.com is to standardize how biometric liveness can be used to strongly link a human to their digital credentials – this is a very large gap in most digital credentials and wallet initiatives. As the President and Chair of the Board of Directors at Kantara Initiative, Andrew leads the organization's vision, governance, and outreach. He also chairs the Identity Assurance Work Group and the Deepfakes/AI Threats to ID Verification Systems Work Group, where he collaborates with experts and stakeholders from various sectors and regions. He is active in several international standardization bodies, such as ISO, W3C, OpenID Foundation, and Decentralized Identity Foundation. He regularly speaks at industry events and conferences, sharing his insights and expertise on the latest trends and technologies in the identity and security domain.
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.
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.
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.
Michael supports Easy Dynamics’ federal agency customers with identity and privacy strategy and policy development along with best practice recommendations to support their missions through the modernization of ICAM systems, while proactively keeping abreast of relevant standards, legislative and regulatory actions, and overall identity market developments. Prior to joining Easy Dynamics, he was Managing Director for Kuma’s global digital identity practice and worked with clients to achieve NIST 800-63-3 certification via the Kantara Initiative, the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and the UK Government’s Digital and Identity and Attributes Trust Framework. He was a member of Kantara’s board and Kantara’s Identity Assurance Work Group (IAWG). He was also co-chair of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada’s (DIACC) Outreach Expert Committee. Prior to Kuma, Mike was Vice President of Global Regulations and Standards for OneSpan. His area of focus included state, provincial, federal, and international regulation of technology, cybersecurity, digital identity, authentication, electronic signatures, privacy and data security and emerging trends in financial services including fintech, blockchain, IoT, and artificial intelligence. He served as board delegate and co-chaired the FIDO Alliance’s Government Deployment Working Group and served on the FIDO Board’s Public Policy Committee and was also on the board of the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA). He was also an active member of the Better Identity Coalition. He also served on the board of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) and was chair of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Identity Management Task Force. During his tenure with Gemalto, Mike supported business development activities in the U.S. government supporting DoD, DHS and its components, DOJ, and GPO and led market development for healthcare. He was also a contributing member of the Health Record Banking Alliance, WEDI, HIMSS, the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance and the Secure ID Coalition and served as an advisor to the American Medical Association. 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.
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.
With over two decades of dedicated experience, Eve Maler stands at the forefront of identity and access management technologies, consistently pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Her visionary insights have not only shaped industry standards – they have also empowered businesses to harness the full potential of secure and seamless digital experiences. Eve's journey in the tech world is a testament to her unwavering commitment to innovation. Her instrumental role in pivotal protocols such as XML, SAML, and UMA, the popularity of her research, and her thought leadership in forums such as UK Open Banking and US Health and Human Services have made Eve a beacon for organizations navigating the complexities of identity solutions. Her expertise is sought after by Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, and government agencies alike. Her passion for fostering individual empowerment that simultaneously enables business outcomes has led her to contribute to a variety of industry efforts. Eve currently serves on the board of Internet Safety Labs and previously served as a trusted advisor to Project Concordia, predecessor to the formation of Kantara Initiative. As the founder of Kantara’s first technical work group (UMA), she contributed to refining the organization’s early governance model. Eve would be honored to help today’s Kantara realize its next-generation ambitions.
Andrew Hindle is an independent consultant focusing on corporate governance, digital identity, privacy, and cyber security. Andrew is Conference Chair for Identiverse, and is a member of the Board of Directors at Curity; he is also a Board Emeritus at IDPro, having served on the inaugural board. Andrew is a longstanding member of Kantara, with a particular interest in UMA and Consent Receipt, and he is a member of the Kantara 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 has 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.
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.