Nick is responsible for the strategic development of Experian’s fraud and identity solutions for both the public and private sectors. The Identity Solutions portfolio includes traditional ID validation as well as ID verification through challenge questions and document verification. Experian offer a full Identity as a Service solution, including ID proofing and strong credential management, and are one of the consumer identity providers within the GOV.UK/Verify scheme. Nick has been with Experian for over 13 years. Previously Nick was a director of a company providing global solutions within the broader Criminal Justice arena and has also worked for IBM in the healthcare and utilities sector. He has a degree in Computer Science.
Paresh has been Finance Director for Timpson for over 10 years. He previously worked as Group and UK Finance Director for UCI Cinemas and prior to that with Asda and Woolworths having qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC.
As Finance Director and Main Board Member, Paresh has worked closely with owner and Chairman, John Timpson and CEO James Timpson to help the business grow to becoming the UK’s leading retail service provider with over 1400 stores and turnover exceeding £200m. As well as the Timpson shoe repair, key cutting, watch repair and dry cleaning chain the Group are market leaders in photo retail under the Max Spielmann, Snappy Snaps and Tesco Photo brands.
David is Head of Industry Engagement for the identity assurance programme. He leads the UK Government’s engagement with the Open Identity Exchange through which Government Departments conduct jointly funded, collaborative projects to address specific identity challenges.
David was originally a payments consultant in the financial services sector. He joined the Home Office’s Identity Card Programme in 2005, worked for James Cosby’s Public Private Forum on Identity Management in 2007 and has since worked for Cabinet Office on the development and implementation of federated digital identity assurance.
Chris Ferguson is one of the original senior management team that built the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS). Chris is the head of digital profession across the UK Government and leads the Digital Group in GDS. His portfolio includes the single government domain GOV.UK, the UK’s digital identity assurance programme (GOV.UK Verify), the Government-as-a-Platform delivery team and the UK Governments’ service design unit.
Chris has worked for several of the UK Government’s core departments and on detached duty for the United Nations. Prior to his involvement with digital transformation of public services, Chris’s career mainly focused on diplomacy and security in the UK and overseas.
Emma is a leading industry voice in electronic identity verification and digital transformation, with a keen focus on privacy and security. Emma has been instrumental in furthering the global debate on age and identity verification since 2001 and has worked with governments, banks, payments companies and on-line gambling companies, advising them on how to transform citizen/customer processes with identity, security at the heart of the design. Emma has an MNO from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis on strategy in the identity verification market and she sits on the standards committee for IEEE developing identity and privacy standards for IoT and autonomous machines.
Glenn is a globally recognised thought leader in the travel, aviation and technology sectors. He is plugged into emerging digital, social and innovation trends.
If it is new, cutting edge and transformational, Glenn can tell you how to exploit it in your business.
As an experienced business executive, Glenn has worked at the crossroads of technology and business across a range of industries, including telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, government, and airlines. Glenn is currently Head of Digital Business Transformation in International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus. He was awarded a professional fellowship from the Chartered Institute for IT (FBCS), and has been re-elected in 2015 as Chairman of IATA Simplifying the Business.
Graham leads Microsoft UK’s Commercial Markets Strategy Group with responsibility for driving the strategies, plans and activities we undertake to grow in the UK. Joining Microsoft’s Partner Team Unit in March 2009 as Director Industries and Solutions, he also headed our Communications Sector business, covering Microsoft’s Telecommunications, Media, Mobile and Hosting businesses in the UK.
Graham joined Microsoft from 8 years at Dell Corporation, previously holding a number of senior IT management and finance management appointments at British Airways covering their UK and European businesses. Graham’s professional career started out in systems consultancy, including with Cap Gemini Sogetti.
He is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Paul is an experienced technology professional that creates strategy and builds products to help customers better understand their customer base to solve for issues relating to customer on-boarding, financial crime compliance, identity and fraud, collections, and life and pensions.
Responsible for product strategy, building and managing product teams, and execution of roadmaps to help companies grow market share. Leading member of the UK executive board and leadership team to define and drive a multi-year business plan for scalability in a fast-paced and high-growth environment. Versatile people manager, coach and mentor in leading both business and technology teams through business strategy, organisational change and crisis management (business continuity plans).
Sarah Munro is Business Lead for Identity as a Service at Barclays, leading the team to become the first bank to be an identity provider as part of GOV.UK Verify and now developing future use cases for use internally and within the Public and Private Sector. Prior to joining Barclays, Sarah held a range of senior product marketing roles, most latterly as Director of International Marketing at Royal Mail
reporting focal point OIX members direct funding programmes, liaising with individual project Managers, Identity Providers and OIX Executive management through to project conclusions. She is responsible for dissemination of information, and communications with the wider community, through the OIX various websites, marketing programmes and social media. Leading the OIX involvement in the ongoing Horizon 2020 funded EU Innovation and Research project ‘LIGHTest’ and 35+ completed OIX projects she is well placed to support OIX members projects.
London based, she brings extensive experience of working with both international and UK based organisations and has an extensive background of European marketing communications and event management roles for technical and membership companies.