Joanne Knight | Senior Advisor, Identity Standards, Digital Identity Transition Programme
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Government

Joanne Knight, Senior Advisor, Identity Standards, Digital Identity Transition Programme, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Government

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.


Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 14:50

It’s Identity Jim, but not as we know it

We know what identity is, don’t we?We often work without a definition or, if we have one, we ignore it.When it comes to a collective understanding of identity, there is none. The only thing everyone seems to agree on is ‘identity is complex’. But why?Also why, despite being around for ages, is identity really only now becoming a critical issue?In the process of unpacking this complexity, things get a lot more simple if we remove the word ‘identity’ from our vocabulary.It’s Identity folks, but not as we attribute it!

Identity Week Asia Day 1 @ 16:15

Digital Identity Standards

With national and international standards on identity ever-evolving, how do we ensure consistency, interoperability and compatibility?
last published: 07/Oct/19 05:05 GMT

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