Joni Brennan

Joni Brennan

President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)

Joni serves as President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building upon 15 years of hands-on experience in Identity Access Management innovations and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC to fulfill its vision of organizing Canadian market forces to unlock digital identity and authentication (DIA) economic opportunities for all Canadians. Joni builds diplomatic collaboration relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships between organizations. She has participated in international organizational committees and has testified regarding trusted Identity and Access Management systems for the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Security and Privacy (ONC HITSP).


Digital Identity: The Needed Foundation for our Digital Economy | Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 AM

(Please note that all Summit sessions will be presented in English)

Economic markets are driven by confidence. To achieve confidence in the digital interactions and relationships between people and organizations, a ubiquitous identity verification framework is crucial.  A nationally scalable and interoperable digital identity ecosystem could result in significant economic growth for Canada. We can and must address this challenge in order to achieve a truly digital Canada. Joni will discuss how this vision is driving the establishment of the world’s first security- and privacy-by-design personal identity system, through the collaboration of Canadian governments, banks, higher-ed institutions, and technology providers.