Keynote speakers

Kashmir Hill is a US-based technology and privacy journalist, currently with the New York Times. She has previously worked for the Gizmodo Media Group, Forbes Magazine and Above The Law, a legal blog. In the course of her journalism career, she has lived on Bitcoin, hacked a smart home, let a smart home spy on her, and cut the tech giants out of her life. She has received honors and awards from the National Press Club, the Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing, and the National Press Foundation. She attended Duke University and has a masters in journalism from New York University. Follow Kashmir Hill On Twitter. View Kashmir’s Identity Conference presentation here.

 Nigel Latta has worked for over two decades as a clinical psychologist, and more recently as an author and documentary maker. In his clinical career he worked in sex offender treatment programmes, schools, alcohol and drug treatment programmes, prisons, and with many thousands of families. He also consulted with the police, child youth and family, and the prison service. In more recent years he’s written books on both parenting and his work as a forensic psychologist which have now been published in nineteen countries. His television career has included documentaries on subjects ranging from parenting, to inequality, sugar, alcohol, Antarctic science, the psychology of money and most recently a series on neuroscience. In 2012 was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Follow Nigel Latta on Twitter.

Tahu Kukutai is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis. She was raised in Ngaruawahia, where she lives with her husband and three children, and affiliates to Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Kinohaku, Ngāti Mahanga and Te Aupōuri. Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, Māori identity and official statistics. She co-edited Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Toward an Agenda and is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga. Tahu has undertaken research for numerous indigenous communities and Government agencies. She is a member of the Chief Science Advisors Forum and the Child Wellbeing Strategy Reference Group that is informing the development of the Government’s first child wellbeing strategy. View Tahu’s Identity Conference presentation here.

John Edwards was appointed to the independent statutory position of Privacy Commissioner in 2014. He is currently serving his second five year term.  He provides independent comment on significant personal information policies and issues. John has practiced law in Wellington for over 20 years specialising in information law while representing a wide range of public and private sector clients. He has acted in legal roles for the Ministry of Health, State Services Commission, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Inland Revenue Department. His recent comments about Facebook in the aftermath of the Christchurch shootings were reported extensively in New Zealand and around the world. Follow John Edwards on Twitter. View John’s Identity Conference presentation here.

Richard Foy was appointed Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand in 2018.  He worked for over two years as the Director, Digital Strategy, Information and Knowledge Services at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Richard has a background in information, software systems, technology architecture, and digital strategy. For 12 years, he consulted on technology to business, then joined the public service to lead enterprise architecture at the Ministry of Social Development, before joining DIA. He is one of New Zealand government’s leading ‘digerati’, a design-savvy futurist recognised for promoting an optimistic vision of digital technology as transformational for New Zealand. Follow Richard Foy on Twitter. View Richard’s Identity Conference presentation here.

Professor David Lacey is Managing Director of IDCARE, a joint Australian-New Zealand identity and cyber support community service that offers specialist counselling and pragmatic support to individuals on both sides of the Tasman that experience the breach and/or misuse of their personal information. David is also a Professor of Cyber Security and Director of the Institute for Cyber Investigations & Forensics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. View David’s Identity Conference presentation here.

Brandon Murdoch leads engineering on Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity initiative, following on from leading Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory B2C/Identity Experience Framework (IEF) technology, having been involved from the conceptual stage. He has also actively helped several national governments and US States to address citizen identity needs through the technology. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was architect on the UK Government Gateway, building its federated identity capability. Whilst Gateway architect, he was one of the original architects of the UK government’s citizen identity assurance programme, Gov.UK Verify. Outside of work Brandon, has completed reading an MSc in Software and Systems Security at Oxford University. View Brandon and Pamela’s joint Identity Conference presentation here.

Pamela Dingle is the Director of Identity Standards at Microsoft. She has worked on many different technologies in the Identity Management world in the last 15 years, including directories, web access management, provisioning, and federation. In her current role, Pamela leads a team of experts dedicated to collaboration within the industry to imagine, author, and drive adoption of identity standards including single sign-on, API security, next generation credentials, authentication, and blockchain. In her spare time, Pamela works to foster visibility and community for women identity professionals at View Pamela and Brandon’s joint Identity Conference presentation here.

Recordings of other keynote presentations and panel discussions can be found on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s YouTube channel here.