Andre Boysen

Chief Identity Officer and Cofounder, SecureKey/Avast

Andre Boysen is the Chief Identity Officer at SecureKey (now Avast). Andre has led the pioneering privacy-engineering in his work at SecureKey in the evolution of its services, including the Verified.Me service, the SecureKey Concierge service and the BC Services Card. He consults with SecureKey’s public sector customers around the world on how to transform service delivery to offer citizens more choice, control and convenience while increasing business integrity and lowering costs.

Recognized as a global top-100 leader 2016 through 2018 on identity, privacy, digital transformation, and blockchain, Andre also is a regular speaker, contributing author and media commentator. In addition he has been called expert witness and subject matter expert on digital identity, privacy and security by the Parliament of Canada, US Congress Finanical Services Committee, The World Economic Forum, and the Department of Finance Task Force for Payment Systems Review, among others. He has also contributed 10 patents in payments and security, including one used by Square globally for payments (NFC tap to pay on a mobile device).

Andre also represents SecureKey on key global advisories. Andre was involved with the creation – and now serves as a board member and treasurer – of DIACC (Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada), which brings together all the organizations in Canada that are bringing digital identity to life.  He is also serves on the board of Kantara Initiative, a global standards body for identity. In the past, he also served on the board of the Open Identity Exchange, and as vice-chair of the international committee at IDESG. He is an advisory board member to the EEMA LightEST trust-framework initiative, a global not-for-profit think tank.

Recent Videos

TEDxKelowna – October 2018 – How Digital Identity Will Create a Nation of Healthcare Heroes


TWG – August 2018 – Looking Forward: The future of credential security


IBM Blockchain Symposium – Oct 2017 – Transforming Digital Identity With Blockchain


Recent Podcasts

Soar Payments – November 2018


FutureTech PodCast – April 2018


Recent Articles

TechVibes – Nov 2017 - What Electrical Grids and Digital Identity Have in Common


TechVibes – Jun 2017 – Digital Identity: Our Most Valuable Asset


Recent Speaking Engagements

Consensus, Money20/20 USA, Money20/20 Europe, TEDxKelowna, ID/AI Singapore, European Identity & Cloud Conference, Cloud Identity Summit, RSA eFraud, Sibos, K(NO)W Identity, IdentityNORTH, World Blockchain Forum, Morgan Stanley Fintech Summit, Securing Digital Identity, Federal Identity Forum, Identiverse, Digital ID Show, Thomson Reuters Finance & Risk Summit and VivaTechnology.

In addition to the above, Andre has also contributed content as a subject matter expert to the following organizations:

Gartner, Forrester, IBM, One World Identity, 680 News (Toronto), 660 News (Toronto), CIO Spotlight, BrightTALK, Computer World, SecureIDNews, The Paypers, Navigator Ltd., Dark Reading, Forbes