Dakota Gruener is the executive director of ID2020, a global public–private partnership, which brings together technologists, advocates, implementers, and funders toward a common vision: good digital ID for all.
ID2020 partners believe that ethically implemented, privacy-protecting, user-managed, and portable digital ID solutions offer an opportunity to put ownership of personal data back in the hands of the individual. But achieving this vision will require a sustained commitment to serving the needs of society’s most marginalized to ensure that they are not left behind.
In February 2021, ID2020 launched the Good Health Pass Collaborative, a cross-sector global initiative, which has brought together more than 125 global companies and organizations from across the technology, health, and the travel and tourism sectors to develop principles and open standards for digital health passes.
Dakota launched ID2020 in 2016, following her work at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she served as an aide-de-camp to the CEO, Seth Berkley. A graduate of Brown University, with dual degrees in biology and political science, she started her career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman. Dakota was recognized by Forbes Magazine as part of the Forbes 30-Under-30 in 2019 and is a proud Californian.