Press release

Canadian and Quebec Ministers for Digital Government, Global Indigenous Data Experts, Health Networks, Privacy Experts and More Speaking at IdentityNORTH – June 17 and 18

Sponsored by Businesswire

On Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th, global leaders in digital identity, privacy, and data ethics will join Canadian experts to explore big ideas, new technologies, and understand the challenges and innovations that are shaping the global digital economy and driving digital transformation as we work together to build back better.

With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world we knew was gone. If we reflect on the transactions that ground to a halt or experienced unacceptable friction over the last three months, it’s easy to see that we need to work and think differently if we are to capture the benefits of a digital world.

Canada needs a system for secure digital transactions to underpin our emerging digital lives and we needed it years ago. A proverb suggests that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

In this spirit, IdentityNORTH, Canada’s premier digital economy Summit is gathering over 60 speakers from across Canada and around the world for two days and six streams focused on building back better.



Wednesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 18th, 2020



11:30 a.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET



The conference is happening online

Sessions Include:

A full agenda can be found here.

IdentityNORTH will also be celebrating the Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy Award. The award recognizes Canadians who have played a critical role in championing and growing Canada’s digital economy. This year’s honoree is Mark O’Connell, President and CEO of Interac. More information on the award and past recipients can be found here.

To attend as media please register here

About IdentityNORTH

IdentityNORTH convenes a community of Canadian and global leaders to discover and explore the big questions, innovations, and ideas shaping the global digital economy. IdentityNORTH has the mandate to educate Canadians, connect key players, and promote Canadian innovations, leaders, and organizations. For more information, please visit

IdentityNORTH is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. SecureKey, Telus, Auth0, Forgerock, TD, Okta, The Hunt Group, Interac, Transmit Security, 2Keys, Service New Brunswick, Radiant Logic, Consult Hyperion, Swae, and the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada.