Feb 1, 2023 in Press Releases by DIACC

CONSULT HYPERION Joins the Voila Verified Trustmark Program as Readiness Advisor

Voilà Verified Program Builds Real Trust in Digital Solutions by Spotlighting World-Class Vetted Digital Identity Solutions.

Vancouver, February 1stThe Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is pleased to officially recognize Consult Hyperion as a Readiness Advisor to help vendors prepare for  Pan-Canadian Trust FrameworkTM (PCTF) certification.

A non-profit coalition of over 115 public and private members, the DIACC develops research and opportunities to enable Canada’s confident, safe, and full participation in a global digital economy. 

“One of the PCTF certification goals is to provide certainty and trust in the Canadian market by ensuring that the identity checks will be consistent and trustworthy. Getting Consult Hyperion recognized as a Readiness Advisor will help to prepare vendors to go through this journey,” says Joni Brennan, president of the DIACC. “With the PCTF, and now with Voilà Verified, there is an opportunity to adopt a framework rooted in trust – and to earn compliance recognition. Voilà Verified identifies those who are ‘walking the walk’ and delivering safe and secure access to the global digital economy.”

The DIACC’s PCTF is a publicly available framework for identity solutions that defines client, customer, and individual duty of care. The Voilà Verified program provides a vetting and assessment opportunity where PCTF-compliant solution vendors can earn a public-facing trustmark. The result? Spotlight visibility of trustworthy, safe, reliable, and efficient solutions.

‘Consult Hyperion is excited by the vibrant digital identity and authentication market within Canada and recognizes that the PCTF central to its success. A strong encompassing framework and robust certification process is the foundation for any interoperable service.’  says Justin Gage, Consult Hyperion’s Digital Identity delivery lead for North America. ”Consult Hyperion has over 20 years’ experience designing and implementing global interoperable payment systems, which are currently used by billions of people in every continent every day. More recently we have advised several organizations developing PCTF compliant solutions and look forward to helping them with their successful application to Voilà Verified for accreditation.”

Voilà Verified presents an opportunity to grow provincial-level investments in digital identity solutions. Provincial governments which have launched identity services can now earn a trustmark of their own, and provinces that are on the cusp of entering the digital solution market can do so with confidence by seeking vendors with a Voilà Verified trustmark. 

Ruth Puente, Voilà Verified’s Trustmark Verification Program Manager, says “We are glad to welcome Consult Hyperion as a Readiness Advisor, which will bring its remarkable expertise in the identity domain to conduct gap analysis regarding the requirements that will help service providers to prepare the application for VVP Verification.”.

“Voilà Verified is inclusive yet diligent in verifying PCTF-compliant solutions. The program was developed in alignment with ISO standards  – and empowers informed decision-making in a rapidly growing ecosystem of identity solutions,” said Puente. “Delivering high-quality service, customer protection, and Increasing access to trustworthy solutions are our priorities. We have formed teams of international experts to perform assessments and to oversee the process through an impartial lens.”

Voilà Verified is a unique opportunity in which I am honoured to share my experience as an advisor and auditor within information security, compliance, and identity,” says Björn Sjöholm, Cybersecurity Entrepreneur of Seadot, and Trustmark Oversight Board Chair.

Vendors are turning to the Voilà Verified program for several reasons, but the leading value proposition is market differentiation. Trustmark holders stand out from competitors by unlocking global business opportunities through international recognition and credibility.

“Voilà Verified puts internationally reputable identity solutions on the map,” says Dave Nikolejsin, the DIACC’s Board Chair. “This is the way forward. With lateral growth of PCTF compliance across sectors – public and private – we establish a common value of trust. Voilà Verified is a monumental stride for Canada to influence a safe and secure global digital economy.”

To learn more about Voilà Verified and access your application package, visit the program overview on the DIACC website or contact voila@diacc.ca.

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DIACC is a growing coalition of public and private sector organizations who are making a significant and sustained effort to ensure Canada’s full, secure, and beneficial participation in the global digital economy. By solving challenges and leveraging opportunities, Canada has the chance to secure at least three percent of unrealized GDP or $100 billion of potential growth by 2030. Seizing this opportunity is a must in a digital society as we work through the COVID pandemic challenges. Learn more about the DIACC mandate.


Consult Hyperion is an independent strategic advisory and technical consultancy, based in the UK and North America, specialising in secure electronic transactions in the areas of Payments, Identity and Mobility. With over 30 years’ experience, we help organisations across the globe exploit opportunities presented by new technologies, regulatory changes and consumer expectations. We design systems that support mass scale secure electronic payments, fare collection and identity transaction services. We deliver value to our clients by supporting them in delivering on their strategy through digital innovation and unblocking technical challenges. Hyperlab, our in-house software development and testing team, rapidly prototypes new concepts, delivers security critical software for mass deployment, and thoroughly tests the functionality and security of third-party products on behalf of clients.

For more information contact info@chyp.com