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Online: Aotearoa Digital Identity: Hui Taumata

This is a Tech Alliance event

Next year is set to be a colossal year for Digital Identity in New Zealand. 2021 will see the formalisation of a New Zealand Digital Identity Trust Framework through the introduction of a Digital Identity Bill.  Building on that, MBIE’s work on a Consumer Data Right will create significant demand for data to start flowing through the ecosystem in Aotearoa, and we will be operating under the strengthened Privacy Act.

Aside from the legislative progress, organisations are starting to ‘find their place’ in the Aotearoa digital identity ecosystem, and we are all benefitting from the wisdom so generously shared from Te Ao Māori as we recognise that identity is a taonga.

To get the ball rolling on the year to come, Digital Identity NZ is organising a Hui Taumata (summit) you won’t want to miss!

In this Hui, we will experience a Kapa Kōrero with an all-Māori panel exploring perspectives from Te Ao Māori, and you will hear from the DIA, who will be updating us on the Interim Trust Framework. We will also present our initial views of an Aotearoa Digital Identity ecosystem.

In addition, we are lucky enough to have two international leading voices in the industry on board for the event. You will have the pleasure of hearing perspectives from both digital identity expert Bianca Lopes (Brazil) and digital money and identity consultant David Birch (UK).

Payments NZ offer – If you’re an employee of a Payments NZ Participant, Member or API Centre Standards User organisation, you can register under the member rate for this event of $95 inclusive of GST.


Bianca Lopes – Co-Founder of Talle, Identity & Data Expert & Speaker, Host of BintheKnow Show

Naturally curious and fascinated by the intersection of humanity and technology, Bianca is an economist, a mathematician and a serial entrepreneur. Throughout her career she has worked as a banker, lead sales, partnerships and product strategy at a biometrics company as the CIO. She has supported over 40 financial institutions and 8 governments as a partner and consultant to help reshape their human approach to technology, rethink the role of digital identity, and support their innovation agendas. As an experienced speaker in data, identity and fintech, she saw first hand the literacy gaps exist from the c-suite to the front line in finance. All these experiences converaged a year ago, leading her to co-found Talle, a global strategic media group specializing in supporting business leaders and fintechs to connect with the goal of transforming how innovation is done across the financial sector

David Birch – Author, board-level advisor and commentator on digital financial services

David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand; created one of the top 25 “must read” financial IT blogs; was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson, rated Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments and was recently awarded “Contributor of the Year” by the Emerging Payments Association.


Kapa Kōrero:

Kaye Maree Dunn

Jane Renee Retimana

Ben Tairea

Belinda Allen


International Keynote partner:



Nov 24
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45 – $195
Event Category:


New Zealand