What is your role in the federal identity community?
As Deloitte’s Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader, I partner with federal, state, and local government agencies and international governments and work with them to drive the strategy, design, prototyping, and implementation of digital identity solutions. I serve as an identity SME and help government agencies to realize their mission modernization and digital transformation goals by integrating essential government services and enabling end-to-end public service delivery via digital identity systems. I sit on a number of boards involved with identity issues, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board—that involves multiple countries, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council.
How does FedID help you succeed?
FedID is the only forum that provides a truly collaborative & educational environment where government, industry, and academia come together to solve some of the federal government’s toughest identity challenges. FedID has helped me to keep my finger on the pulse on many of the key issues impacting federal identity credentialing and access management across all mission spaces. It is the must-attend government identity forum of the year!
What are you most looking forward to at FedID?
I’m looking forward to hearing about all the latest developments, innovations, initiatives, and pressing issues impacting identity in the federal government.
How is emerging technology impacting identity management?
A number of new technologies have emerged over the past few years that are helping governments to improve identity management, enabling dramatic leaps in service quality and realizing massive efficiency gains, as well as driving economic and social inclusion by providing people with access to healthcare and other government services. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, RPA, and biometrics are helping to provide rapid authentication and verification from onboarding, screening, vetting, and credentialing services to establishing trusted identities. As these digital technologies, including AI, continue to mature and become increasingly integrated into identity solutions, it’s important to for all of us to work together – government, industry, and academia – to ensure we build digital identity systems that are ubiquitous, secure, accessible, user controlled, portable, and inclusive. This has become even more pressing as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made apparent the need for governments and organizations to expand their digital footprint to serve the people in a more streamlined and robust manner.