Session: Digital Identity - Enabling the Metaverse
This talk will focus on how digital identity will enable and inform a metaverse-focused Future of Work for AR/VR. As industries continue to evolve and undergo digital transformation change management strategies include establishing guardrails around remote work, fraud detection and cybersecurity. The intersectionality of digital identity and the metaverse bridge the gaps in building a foundation for decentralized approaches to a virtual social infrastructure.
- Digital identity informs a socially equitable future centralized around access to social services and digital accessibility
- As we consider the impact of the metaverse on the Future of Work, employers will begin to see the continuance of the 5th industrial revolution in how employees navigate work remotely
- Biometrics algorithms are a key component in liveness detection and identity proofing from a cybersecurity lens, systems will be largely predicated upon mitigating fraud.
17 years of senior leadership experience spanning DevOps, Business Transformation, and Product Engineering - my career began in asset management and risk model design within financial institution frameworks - and continued with Saas, Paas, and Daas private and public sector organizations.
Developing technology that leverages AI, machine learning & neural networks to create automation and new opportunities for growth has been at the core of my career. Supporting DEI in STEM and leadership drives me.
Attending York University to pursue a Bachelor of Science Specialized Honours degree in Neuroscience was a crucial part of my interest in data analytics. After graduating and completing my thesis work in mental attentional functionality in fMRIs, I also completed certifications in Research & Ethics Compliance & Canadian Payroll and Legislation.
Post undergraduate work, I worked as a Research Assistant in social perception and neuroscience labs before pursuing marketing certifications at Ryerson University and subsequently running an international government relations consulting advisory.
Pursuing leadership graduate courses at Princeton and University of Illinois was a valuable part of my ongoing commitment to constant growth and learning. I am presently completing my Executive MBA with the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.
Presently I serve as CEO and Chairwoman for IDQ Advisory Group - where I bring a wealth of knowledge on digital transformation, cloud engineering, operations, UI/UX design, cloud infrastructure, neuroscience-based models of risk and procurement infrastructure. ID Quotient supports and partners with 169 international government agencies, health care networks, and Fortune 100 Organizations.
I am a University of California Advisory Board Member for the Women in Leadership Program. I have also worked with the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce as a leader, Women Enterprise Organizations of Canada and as an ongoing seminar presenter for Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.
As the most recent former Chair for PBSA Canada, privacy and compliance form the foundation of excellence in much of my work. I am is also a Women in Identity Member, and a volunteer for Elevate.ca. I regularly speak at engagements about women in technology, women in business and female entrepreneurship.