Joanne Knight is a Senior Advisor in the Service Innovation unit of the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua (New Zealand).
She was heavily involved in the development of New Zealand’s Evidence of Identity Standard, including being part of the original development working group, piloting the standard and as a member of the Governance Group. She is currently the custodian of the Standard and responsible for its promotion and ongoing development. Day to day she provides identity advisory services to government which includes education, assessing identity-related risk and advice on the design of identity-related processes. Joanne was also lead editor of ISO/IEC 29003 – Identity Proofing an international technical specification.
An advocate for identity as an independent practice rather than a subset of privacy and security, Joanne is now developing a new suite of identification management standards for New Zealand. These are based on the increased acceptance of the future state of identity she poses in her very successful Identity Masterclass series.