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Digital Identity, Higher Education, Aotearoa

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Digital Identity is changing the way tertiary education is delivered and experienced in New Zealand. It ensures secure and seamless access to online resources, supports remote learning, and enhances the overall student experience. By implementing robust Digital Identity systems, educational institutions can provide personalised learning environments, protect sensitive information, and foster collaboration across different platforms and devices.

The University of Auckland has been navigating this complex landscape and taking steps to realise its vision for the future, all while considering the broader impact on academia and society.

Join us, and Middleware New Zealand for an insightful conversation with the University of Auckland as we explore the evolution of Digital Identity in response to changing customer expectations and heightened needs for trust and interoperability. This is your opportunity to learn how the University is shaping the evolving field of Digital Identity.

Event Details:

  • Date: 13 June 2024
  • Time: 12pm – 1pm
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free for members & $30 (incl GST) non-Members

Your Panellists:

  • Jhanu Siva, Product Owner, Identity & Access Management, University of Auckland
  • jeff kennedy, Enterprise Architect, University of Auckland
  • Matthew Cleland, Identity Designer, Middleware New Zealand
  • Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Digital Identity New Zealand

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We look forward to welcoming you.


Jhanu Siva - Product Owner, Identity & Access Management - University of Auckland
Jhanu Siva is Product Owner for Identity & Access Management at the University of Auckland, bringing experience from her previous roles, including Service Delivery Manager at Paper Plus NZ. A novice swimmer in the vast IAM ocean, she is passionate about the field and co-chairs the CAUDIT IdAM Community of Practice and chairs the Universities New Zealand IAM Special Interest Group. Outside of work, she loves dancing and enjoys a good hike.
jeff kennedy - Enterprise Architect - University of Auckland
jeff kennedy is Enterprise Architecture Manager at the University of Auckland. jeff works extensively in the domains of identity management, integration architecture, information management, solutions architecture, and business architecture. Founding co-chair of the CAUDIT Enterprise Architecture Community of Practice, jeff has represented Universities New Zealand on working groups for digital identity services in education and research, sits on the Digital Identity New Zealand Executive Council, and co-convenes the CAUDIT Higher Education Reference Models Working Group.
Matt Cleland - Lead Identity Consultant - Middleware New Zealand
Matt Cleland is Lead Identity Consultant at Middleware New Zealand, and has worked closely with clients across government, health, education and the private sector to navigate the challenges they face around Digital Identity both internally, and for their customers. He focusses on delivering tangible outputs that organisations can use to measure and enhance their approach to Identity, now, and into the future. He currently serves on the Digital Identity New Zealand Executive Council.
Colin Wallis - Executive Director - Digital Identity New Zealand
Colin is a Digital Identity and related disciplines standards specialist of 17 years amassing a treasure-trove of knowledge on comparative digital identity policy and practice across the globe. From humble beginnings in the SSC's Authentication programme in 2005 to leading the globally acclaimed digital identity assurance and standards organisation Kantara Initiative for 5 years, in 2021 he stepped back to reclaim his New Zealand residency and give some time and energy to helping New Zealand regain its leadership in the digital identity space. Well connected and highly respected in international industry and standards consortia over many years, Colin was named in One World Identity's Top 100 Influencers in Identity in 2018.


Jun 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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