As summer progresses we have much to be thankful for in Aotearoa, even as we are in the middle of another jarring disruption. The workers at the frontline of our prevention efforts are demonstrating incredible stamina as they remain vigilant, while our Health sector continues to deliver ever-improving contact-tracing capabilities and prepare for the massive logistical exercise that will come as supplies of the vaccine arrive.
Technology has the potential to be a powerful and inclusive enabler, if we develop and deploy it with those principles in mind. In that vein our work for 2021 is well underway. We have two active initiatives underway, each supported by working groups of members. One group is tackling the challenge of educating the non-technologists among us about digital identity (work that came out of our annual Trust & Identity research), while the other is looking at making the complex world of trust and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance less so! Each is meeting via Zoom on a fortnightly basis to connect on progress and priorities. You can register to participate here:Education (Trust and Identity Research findings)AML RelianceAlso on a fortnightly basis we have our Coffee Chat – an unstructured drop-in session where you can learn more about what’s happening in digital identity, and/or come with a particular problem or issue you would like to explore.
This month sees the recommencement of our monthly webinar series. Tomorrow we’re delighted to be joined by an expert panel who will share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2021. You can register for the event here. Our March session will be the Summer edition of our quarterly Member Showcase. We have five slots available for members to share a case study or present a collaborative opportunity. Please contact us if you have a story to tell and would like to be featured.
Finally, if you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the update from our Executive Council. I will be moving on from my role with DINZ at the end of March. I’m excited by the greenfield opportunities ahead for myself, and also the prospect of handing over to the person who will lead the next phase of DINZ’s journey. Details of the role are here, so please spread the word if it describes someone you know!
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