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IBIA restructures, Biometrics Institute and Good Health Pass bring on new members

Digital Identity New Zealand and Eurosmart leadership changes
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Several of the most prominent organizations in and around the biometrics industry have announced changes to their membership or leadership.

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has brought on experienced trade association executive and attorney Christopher S. Monek as its managing director and hired what the organization describes as a top Washington DC advocacy and consulting firm, as it seeks to build on the work of Tovah LaDier, who recently departed the IBIA.

Clear Vice President of Government Affairs Samantha Segall, who is an IBIA director, has also been appointed Chair of its new Advocacy Working Group, and the organization has established an advisory relationship with Peter O’Neill.

“With our new team in place, the IBIA Board of Directors is confident we are well positioned to take on the challenges and opportunities that characterize our industry today,” comments IBIA Chairman John Mears.

New members for Biometrics Institute and Good Health Pass Collaborative

The Biometrics Insitute has welcomed IT security consultant IQsec and the North Macedonian Ministry of the Interior as new members, and the European Commission Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security as an observer, the organization announced in a Tweet.

Yoti has joined the Good Health Pass Collaborative to help chart the course for the future of “good” digital health credentials, along with ID2020 and organizations from the technology, travel and health sectors, according to a LinkedIn post by CEO Robin Tombs.

Leadership changes at DINZ and Eurosmart

The executive council of Digital Identity New Zealand is looking for a new executive director, as it works to formalize the country’s Trust Framework for digital identity.

DINZ has also welcomed Sat Mandri of JNCTN, John Evans of TSB, Russell Craig of Microsoft NZ and Luke McIntyre of MATTR to the council.

Eurosmart has appointed Idemia’s Alban Feraud as its president to lead the association’s efforts in cybersecurity, digital identity, IoT and related areas, according to a LinkedIn post. The group will continue to promote digital sovereignty and advanced security in digital policies and standards under Feraud, who has been an active member of Eurosmart for multiple years.

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