Don Thibeau is a leading figure internationally on the subject of digital identity. He has founded, or serves on the board of, a range of organisations that promote greater interoperability and trust in online transactions.
In particular, Don is Chairman and President of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) – a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX has become a global center of excellence for the identity trust layer of online transactions serving as a test bed for business, legal and governance policies in the emerging identity ecosystem.
Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, where he directs a standards development process for Internet identity. The foundation’s membership is comprised of leaders from key industry organizations that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards.
He blogs at donthibeau.com
Don lives in Washington DC and is squeezing a three day visit to Jersey into his busy travel schedule. Fresh from speaking at this week’s Cloud Identity Summit in New Orleans, Don will update us on how the digital identity market is developing internationally, touching on subjects including federated identity, standards and interoperability, cross-industry and cross-border use, the role of blockchain, the concept of self-soverign identities, and the opportunites he sees for Jersey to participate in this market.
This talk is likely to appeal to anyone interested in the subject of how we prove who we are when logging in to websites. This is set to change over the next few years due to advances in technology, international standards and the development of ethical policies around the use of people’s personal information. The talk may also be of interest to those in the finance industry with responsibility for KYC.