A Made in Canada Approach to Digital Identity

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Price: CA$10.00
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The Topic

Our lives have become digital. The majority of services that we now consume are mediated through our digital devices – our computers, our mobile phones, and digital assistants that exist in the cloud, available wherever we go. Digital services need to know who we are – that is, our digital identity. What was once viewed as a simple username and password has now evolved into our ongoing digital presence that promises to provide us with efficiency and convenience. How we approach digital identity as a country can be fraught with privacy issues, security implications, and how we interact as a society at large. This presentation will provide an insight on the Canadian perspective on digital identity - from the public and private sector perspective. The presentation will also cover how our values as Canadians values are shaping the digital identity infrastructure of the future.

The Speaker

Tim Bouma is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Government of Canada’s Chief Information Officer Branch. Tim’s area of focus is digital identity and is responsible for the development of Treasury Board policy instruments related to identity management. Tim is also a key contributor to the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework, a collaborative effort with the private sector, to develop a standards-based approach to digital identity for all Canadians.

Put yourself in the picture

IAP2 Third Tuesdays are about learning from one another. We balance panelist presentations with participant discussion because we know that everyone has experience and a unique perspective to bring to the subject matter. We also provide time for people to mix and mingle - before the event and after the event. So, come out and meet others who share your interest in open government, join the conversation, share what you know and learn more.


5:30 - 6PM Registration and mix and mingle

6PM Panel discussion

6:45 - 7:15 Participant questions and answers

7:15 - ? Mix and mingle

About IAP2 Third Tuesday #3tYOW

IAP2 Third Tuesday #3tYOW is a speaker series focusing on citizen engagement and public participation in the era of social media. It brings together two communities:

• the members of the International Association for Public Participation. IAP2 members include researchers and P2 practitioners from both government and the private sector

• the members of the Third Tuesday community. Third Tuesday members have been meeting since 2006 to hear from leading edge speakers and to discuss the impact of social media on our relationship with institutions and society.

The outcome of these sessions is a cross pollination of thinking between two areas of expertise that supports better practices and increased citizen engagement.

Our hashtag is #3tYOW.

Free for students

If you're a student who is interested in this topic, we want you to be able to attend, meet others interested in the area, and learn from the speakers and the attendees. Just present your student ID at registration and we will refund your registration fee.