Kantara Initiative’s Colin Wallis Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

Kantara Initiative’s Colin Wallis Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

14 Kantara Members and Partners Also Named to Top 100 Influencers in Identity List

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – February 20, 2018 – The Kantara Initiative’s Executive Director, Colin Wallis was named to One World Identity’ s (OWI) 2018 list of the Top 100 Influencers in Identity. The list recognizes influencers and leaders from across the globe and is a who’s who of influencers in identity. Fourteen Kantara members or partners were also selected for the list including entrepreneurs, business and government leaders, change makers, security gurus and privacy advocates. OWI is an independent identity research and strategy company focused on cybersecurity, digital commerce, and risk management.

“I’m humbled and honored to be included with such a prestigious group of people making important contributions to identity technologies and the digital economy,” said Colin Wallis, executive director, Kantara Initiative. “Fourteen Kantara members or partners made the list as well. In total, Kantara has engaged with about half of the influencers listed helping us to fulfill our vision of people regaining control of their data and our mission of improving trustworthy use of identity and personal data through innovation, standardization, and good practice.”

Wallis, a native New Zealander, is currently living in the UK to manage the Kantara Initiative’s global operations. For more background on Wallis in the private and public sector: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-wallis-7921274/

Kantara Initiative Member and Partner organizations and contributors on OWI Top 100 Influencers in Identity

David Batchelor – LifeMed ID
Tim Bouma – Treasury Board of Canadian Secretariat
Andre Boysen – SecureKey Technologies Inc.
John Bradley – Individual Contributor (Yubico)
Joni Brennan – DIACC
Katryna Dow – Meeco
Ian Glazer – Salesforce
Blake Hall – ID.Me
Eve Maler – ForgeRock
Katherine Noall – Sphere Identity
Kathleen Peters – Experian
Julian Ranger – Digi.me
James Sheire – General Services Administration
Stephen Wilson – Constellation Research

About Kantara Initiative

Kantara Initiative is an ethics based, mission-led non-profit organization passionate about giving control of data back to people. It provides real-world innovation and development of specifications and conformity assessment programs for the digital identity and personal data ecosystems. Beyond its flagship Identity Assurance Trust Framework, developing initiatives including Identity Relationship Management, User Managed Access (EIC Award Winner for Innovation in Information Security 2014), Identities of Things, and the Consent Receipt, Kantara Initiative connects a global, open, and transparent leadership community, including CA Technologies, digi.me, Experian, ForgeRock, Internet Society, Nomura Research Institute, and SecureKey Technologies. More information is available at https://kantarainitiative.org/.
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For further information:
Kantara Initiative:
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