We’re proud to have partnered with Digital Identity NZ as International Keynote Partner for Aotearoa Digital Identity Hui Taumata, an online event that took place from 8.30 am – 12 noon on Tuesday 24 November.

The summit featured an all-Māori panel that explored digital ID perspectives from Te Ao Māori, and the Digital Identity Transition Team provided an update on the Interim Trust Framework and their approach to introducing a Digital Identity Bill.

We also had two leading international voices on digital identity and digital financial services join us as our keynote speakers – David Birch and Bianca Lopes.

International keynote speakers


David Birch, Author, Advisor and commentator on digital financial services, UK

David is an author, advisor and internationally recognised thought leader on digital identity and digital money. He was named one of the top 15 sources of business information by Wired magazine, one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand, and is author of a ‘must-read’ financial IT blog and his Twitter account is considered in the top 10 Twitter accounts followed by innovators.


Bianca Lopes, Co-Founder of Talle, Identity & Data Expert, Brazil

Naturally curious and fascinated by the intersection of humanity and technology, Bianca supports financial institutions and governments to have a human-led approach to technology, rethink the role of digital identity, and support their innovation agendas. In 2019, Bianca co-founded Talle, a global media group helping business leaders and fintechs to connect, with the aim of transforming the financial sector’s approach to innovation.


Kapa Kōrero session

The all-Māori panel explored digital ID perspectives from Te Ao Māori and the relevance of Te Tiriti in the collective work on digital identity.

Panel speakers

  • Belinda Allen, Client and Partnership Director, Orion Health
  • Kaye Maree Dunn, Director and Co-Founder, Āhau
  • Jane Retimana, GM Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Payments NZ
  • Ben Tairea, Developer, Innovator and Entrepreneur, Āhau