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Spotlight on Colin Wallis

Colin Wallis is the Chair of Kantara Initiative’s eGovernment work group and serves as Leadership Council rep on the Board of Trustees.  Colin has been actively involved with the Initiative since it’s inception and was previously Chair for Liberty Alliance’s eGovernment group.

Colin originally comes from New Zealand and is Authentication Standards Manager, Government Technology Services at the Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Government.  Colin has been involved in the New Zealand Government’s online IAM Programme since 2004, for which it won the Identity Deployment of the Year (IDDY) Award in 2007. This follows five years in the UK, where Colin worked on the UK eGIF and private sector eBusiness initiatives. Today, Colin holds leadership positions across the consortium space in the area of online Identity. In OASIS, he sits on the Steering Committee of the eGov Member Section, and on the identity-related Technical Committees of Security Services, Customer Information, Identity in the Cloud and Transformational Government. Colin is also engaging in ITU-T’s Study Group 17 Q10 Identity work and UN/CEFACT’s eGov group,TBG19. In ISO JTC1 SC27, Colin is an acknowledged subject matter expert on identity and privacy in Working Group 5.

Colin’s interests are maintaining his property on a 10-acre lot in Wellington and he enjoys a few days skiing each year – a little less now than the months of skiing he had in the 70’s as a member of the New Zealand Ski Team!

We’re proud to have Colin participation and leadership – his knowledge and experience in the identity landscape is appreciated.

 

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