NZ Identity Summit in April

February 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm 2 comments

Following on the heels of Webstock comes another world-class conference in Wellington on 29th and 30th April, this one focussed on identity: Managing Identity in New Zealand, Identity Conference 2008.

I think there are two aspects of the conference that are going to make it really interesting:

– A focus on identity in its widest sense, exploring it from multiple perspectives. The website puts it nicely, “state of the art thinking, research and practice around managing identity in the 21st Century.”

– It’ll cover both theory and practice, “a dialogue between key identity management stakeholders from government, business and academia.”

The conference is being organised by Victoria University of Wellington (Professor Miriam Lips) and backed by government (State Services Commission and Department of Internal Affairs).

As a first time conference, one of the major things has got to be the speakers. While the full list is still being drawn up, people confirmed so far include:

– Privacy heavyweights: Roger Clarke, Malcolm Crompton
– Technical gurus: Stefan Brands, Eve Maler
– Chief Executives of major government departments: Mark Prebble, Bob Russell, Brendan Boyle

I’ve saved the best for last- Dick Hardt. Not only is he already a legend for his Identity 2.0 presentations, Dick has done some very relevant work with the Government of British Columbia, Canada.

There are a number of other speakers expected to confirm soon so it all adds up to a nice package.

[Disclosure: I am sort of on the conference’s Steering Committee and so have a professional interest in the conference being a success.]

Entry filed under: identity, igovt, NZ.

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