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.
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).
Rob has spent a working lifetime in IT and the last 17 years in the field of identity. As Business Development Director at GB Group, Rob was tasked with establishing a new division to design, develop and market the UK’s first purpose-built electronic identity verification service. The service became widely recognised as the market leader in age and identity verification with high street banks, building societies, share traders, mobile retailers and the gambling sector amongst several hundred clients. As MD, Rob delivered year on year triple digit growth.
In 2012, Rob started working with a start-up, Innovate Identity. Today, Innovate Identity is regarded as a thought leader in digital identity, providing specialist consulting services to governments, the financial services sector, suppliers and investors, to help them better understand the world of identity and develop digital strategies.
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.
Lawrence leads the policy and strategy of the GOV.UK Verify programme in the Government Digital Service (GDS).
He has worked across a number of data and digital delivery roles in the Cabinet Office and GDS, including Acting Head of the Data Infrastructure programme.
Martin Edwards leads the Post Office’s Identity Services business unit, which was established in February 2018 to bring together the Post Office’s branch based identity and application services (such as passports and driving licenses) with its growing digital identity business, including its GOV.UK Verify service. He previously served as the Post Office’s Group Strategy Director, responsible for developing the business’s overall corporate strategy and negotiating its funding arrangements.
Prior to joining the Post Office Martin worked on a range of policy and strategy roles at HM Treasury, the Home Office and UK Financial Investments.
Michael is UK National Technology Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of UK technology strategy including supporting the implementation and use of technology by commercial and public sector organisations, and acting as a catalyst for digital transformation.
He joined Microsoft in 2008 and has worked in a number of roles including as Government Industry Manager responsible for solutions and partners, and in the public sector team for Microsoft Dynamics. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked as a CTO in the telecoms/tech start-up space after emigrating from Australia where he was a high-voltage systems engineer.
Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Software Engineering, a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland and a Master’s of Science in Computer Network Security from Liverpool John Moores University.
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
Diana Biggs is Head of Digital Innovation for Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK & Europe and Global Head of Product for Digital Identity at HSBC, where she leads on business model innovation, focused on areas including open banking, digital identity and fintech partnerships. In addition to her role at HSBC, she is a Subject Matter Expert for Oxford Said’s Blockchain Strategy programme, a Digital Leader, Europe with the World Economic Forum, and a mentor with Station F’s Chain Accelerator, Katapult Impact, and Gaza Sky Geeks. Previously, Biggs was Founder of blockchain startup Proof of Purpose, Vice President of Growth and Partnerships for Uphold.com, and Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce platform Soko.