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Digital Identity

Online: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 | Time: 12:00-2:30pm ET / 9:00-11:30am PT

Understanding the policy, practice, and delivery of identity management in the Public Sector

The rapid migration to digital technologies for Canadian society will continue as we enter and navigate a post-pandemic life. As citizen expectations for digital services rise, governments are looking at digital identity technologies and infrastructures that can modernize their service strategy and provide citizens with a seamless experience – one that can be accessed anywhere, anytime and from any device. Digital identity will be the key enabler of this vision, which will empower citizens and help build a more connected digital society.

Last year, we examined the big issues that influenced digital identity strategy and the importance of building a framework that is safe, secure, reliable, and cost-effective. With both provincial and federal governments across Canada now moving closer to implementing these new frameworks, how is digital identity being used as a catalyst for further transformation and change? How can these technologies set the foundation for a more inclusive digital economy?

Public Sector Network’s Digital Identity virtual event will bring together public sector leaders to explore areas of opportunity, address barriers to adoption, and deliver insights from real life examples that can help organizations work towards a digital future that is seamless, secure, effective, and inclusive.

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Our Expert Speakers

Portrait of Janice Oliver

Janice Oliver
Director, Identity Management & Integrity Work Stream
Service Canada

Claire Ashton
Identity Program Executive Director
Government of British Columbia

Portrait of Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins
Program Executive, Pan-Canadian Digital ID
Institute for Citizen-Centred Service

Rohit Singla
Director, Digital Trust
City of Toronto

Portrait of Michael Goit

Michael Goit
Director, Digital Identity
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

James Burd
Chief Privacy Officer
CISA – US Department of Homeland Security

Colleen Elliott
Digital Identity Strategy Lead

Craig Currim
World Wide VP – Solution Engineering
Transmit Security

Rosa Caputo
CEO & Founder
KeyData Associates

Prashant Mascarenhas
Vice President – Cybersecurity & GRC Services
HCL Technologies

Brian Read
Chief Technology Officer
KeyData Associates

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organizations looking to:

Gain insights

Learn how digital can play a crucial role in enabling seamless and secure citizen experience

contact centre

Delve into real life examples and implementations of trusted identity solutions

challenges and trends

Explore how you implement game-changing strategies that can accelerate your digital identity program


9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET
Welcome from PSN
9:05am PT / 12:05pm ET
Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:20am PT / 12:20pm ET
International Keynote: Leveraging Authentication to Improve Citizen Services: Balancing Privacy, Security & Convenience
9:35am PT / 12:35pm ET
Platinum Keynote: Guiding Principles for Decentralized Identities
9:50am PT / 12:50pm ET
Government Case Study: Connecting Citizens, Governments, and Private Sector in a Trusted and Transparent Way
10:05am PT / 1:05pm PT
Government Case Study: Identity as a Business Enabler - No password, No app, No problem
10:20am PT / 1:20pm ET
Refreshment Break
10:25am PT / 1:25pm ET
Fireside Chat with Key Data: Privileged Access Management: Beyond Technology
10:45am PT / 1:45pm ET
Panel Discussion: Harnessing Digital Identity Technology to Build a Better Citizen Experience with Tomorrow’s Public Sector
11:25am PT / 2:25pm ET
Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only*
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