Juin 23, 2020 in Nouvelles by DIACC

As Digital ID Takes Centre Stage in Canada, the DIACC Elects a Strong Slate of Directors at the 2020 AGM

Canada, June 18, 2020 – The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada, (DIACC) today announced the appointment of five (5) nominees to the five Director seats that were up for election at its Annual General Meeting held virtually on June 16, 2020. 

“Now more than ever, Canadians need to perform transactions digitally and DIACC members and collaborative partners are leading the way. We are pleased to congratulate each nominee who was duly elected through our virtual annual general meeting,” said Joni Brennan, President, DIACC.”

« These individuals, and their respective organizations, are making a significant investment in a digital Canada. DIACC members have the experience and leadership needed to deliver the economic benefits focused Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and related DIACC innovation and outreach initiatives,” said Dave Nikolejsin, Chair of the DIACC Board.

The 2020 DIACC electoral slate:

  • Dave Nikolejsin, Independent & current DIACC Board Chair
  • Franklin Garrigues, Vice President Digital Channels, Mobile for Everyone, TD Bank & current Board Vice-Chair
  • Patrice Dagenais, Vice president, Payment and Business Partnerships for Desjardins Cards Services (DCS), Desjardins
  • Susie De Franco, General Manager Digital Channel & Products, Canada Post
  • Hugh McKee, Head of BMO Partners, BMO

DIACC Directors are elected industry leaders who set the organizational strategic directions, and ensure good governance is practiced, ensuring policies and procedures are continually improved and align with the vision and representation of DIACC membership. The DIACC Board members are: 

  • Dave Nikolejsin, Independent & Board Chair
  • Franklin Garrigues, Vice President Digital Channels, Mobile for Everyone, TD Bank & Board Vice-Chair
  • Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey & Board Treasurer
  • Colleen Boldon Director, Digital Lab and Digital ID Programs, Public Services and Smart Government, Province of New Brunswick
  • Marc Brouillard, Interim Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada
  • Neil Butters, Head, Digital Identity Innovation & New Ventures, Interac Corp.
  • Susie De Franco, General Manager Digital Channel & Products, Canada Post
  • Patrice Dagenais, Vice president, Payment and Business Partnerships for Desjardins Cards Services (DCS)
  • Robert Devries Assistant Deputy Minister, Enterprise Digital Services Integration Division, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Government of Ontario
  • Greg Elcich, Vice President of Innovation for CIBC
  • Allan Foster, ForgeRock, Chief Evangelist
  • Louis Jacob, Vice President, Core Engineering and Transformation at Manulife
  • Hugh McKee, BMO, Head of BMO Partners
  • CJ Ritchie, Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer, Province of BC
  • Eros Spadotto, Executive Vice-President, Technology Strategy, TELUS

About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada

The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is the non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders who are developing Canada’s system for digital identification and authentication to enable Canadians’ full and secure participation in the global digital economy. DIACC leverages broad Pan-Canadian and International input to collaboratively develop and publish the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework and other resources to secure public and private sector interoperability and advance the delivery of Canada’s Digital Identity Ecosystem.