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Colin Wallis

Colin Wallis Standards Architect

Internal Affairs Dept, New Zealand Government

Colin holds leadership positions across the consortium space in Information Security and Trusted Identity – particularly where policy, strategy and technology plays into cloud, big data, government transformation and in the broader macro economic challenges facing the internet. In OASIS, he sits on the identity-related Technical Committees of Security Services (SAML), Customer Information (CIQ), Identity in the Cloud, Trust Elevation, Privacy by Design for Software Engineers & Transformational Government. In the Kantara Initiative, Colin Vice-Chairs the eGov work group and serves on the Leadership Council and Board of Trustees. In the US NSTIC IDESG he Vice Chairs the International Co-ordination Committee. In ISO JTC1 SC27, Colin is an acknowledged subject matter expert on identity and privacy in Working Group 5. In NZ, he is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) NZ Chapter, on the Industry Advisory Board of University of Waikato Cyber Security Lab and acted as ‘Government observer’ on the Steering Committee for the private sector led http://www.nzcloudcode.org.nz/. Colin has been involved in the New Zealand Government’s online IAM Programme since 2004, for which it won awards in 2007 and 2011. Colin has extensive UK experience, where he worked on the UK eGIF and private sector eBusiness initiatives. Conversant with European and North American initiatives in identity, Colin regularly connects people, projects and motivations across the identity landscape globally.

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