Explore our one-day conference programme filled with inspiring keynote presentations, engaging panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities in the company of digital identity leaders from Aotearoa and around the world.

Our one-day programme features keynote presentations, panel discussions, roundtables and more. 

Tuesday 13 August

8:30 - Registration & Coffee

Conference registration, coffee and networking with exhibitors

Mihi Whakatau

Ngapera Riley, MC

We’re delighted to have Ngapera Riley, the CEO of, as our host for the day.

Graeme Muller, Chief Executive Officer, NZTech

Colin Wallis, Executive Director, Digital Identity New Zealand

An update on the government’s future direction for Digital Identity and Trust in Aotearoa

Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Digitising Government, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology 

Speaker to be confirmed 

Panel to be confirmed 

Conrad Morgan, Chief Technology & Product Officer, Worldline New Zealand

At the forefront of Paytech in New Zealand and a trailblazer in open banking, Worldline is forging an acceptance network that transcends mere transactions. Hear from Conrad about how they have established a digital identity acceptance network with an aim to streamline processes, empower consumers with greater data control, and create the platform for New Zealand’s digital landscape.

Panel to be confirmed

Morning tea and networking with fellow attendees, sponsors and exhibitors

Dave Birch, Author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services

Vanessa Ronan-Pearce, Strategic Projects Lead, Payments NZ
Allyn Robins, AI Lead, Brainbox Institute
Alex Sims, Professor, University of Auckland
Graeme Prentice, Solutions Architect, NEC New Zealand

Steven Graham, General Manager, Innovation, Biometrics at NEC New Zealand

Graeme Prentice, Biometric Solutions Business Architect, NEC New Zealand
Dr Vica Papp, Principal Data Scientist in Identification, MBIE

Lunch Break

Exploring the challenges and triumphs of achieving digital trust

Exploring the challenges and triumphs of achieving digital trust

Afternoon Break

Dr Vica Papp, Principal Data Scientist in Identification, MBIE

Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) improves public service delivery at population scale and as such, is essential for participation in society and markets in the 21st century. Digital Identity is the keystone of DPI, but its uptake critically hinges on trust. But what do we know about if and how people trust digital identity in Aotearoa in the 2020s? Join Dr VP as they introduce the findings of the research report, and explore its implication for policymakers, businesses, vendors, relying parties and individuals in the digital identity sector.

Paul Platen, Chair, Digital Identity New Zealand
Jeff King, CEO and Co-Founder, MyMahi

Discuss Research findings, Scams, fraud, the digital divide, misinformation, under age access to harmful content, and the role of modern digital identity practices in enabling the balance between security, access and market responsiveness

Speaker to be announced

Speaker to be announced

Steve Wiggans, Chief Executive, Payments NZ

Speaker to be announced

Remarks from the international guest speakers, hosts and MCl

Host – Colin Wallis, ED, DINZ

MC – Ngapera Riley

Closing Karakia

Networking Drinks

Tākina Convention & Exhibition Centre