Meet the DC4EU Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board members will provide an external view of the project, critically evaluate the outcomes and give feedback. The Advisory Board will help elaborate on meaningful contents and actions and advise strategic directions and recommendations in close collaboration with our Strategic Committee.

Joni Brennan

As the President of the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada – DIACC, Joni harnesses over 20 years of expertise in identity and access management innovation, adoption, and industry standards development. Joni spearheads initiatives that align with the organization’s vision of creating a robust digital identity ecosystem. This ecosystem propels the digital economy forward and contributes to the growth of Canada’s GDP, ensuring benefits for all Canadians. With a passion for building diplomatic and impactful relationships, Joni is at the forefront of formalizing strategic partnerships that drive positive change. Her influence extends to influential committees and organizations such as the SCC Data Governance Initiative, OECD, ITAC, ISOC, IEEE, OASIS, ISO, and ITU-T.

Kaliya Young

Kaliya Young

Kaliya has been working at the forefront of identity standards for two decades. She co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005 and is the founding partner of Identity Woman in Business, a boutique consulting firm for decentralized identity. Kaliya Young has spent the last 20 years of her career focused on supporting the emergence of an identity layer of the internet that works for and empowers people. She is an internationally recognised expert in Self-Sovereign or Decentralized Digital Identity. The semi-annual Internet Identity Workshop that she co-founded brings together the largest concentration of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals.

Joanne Duklas

Joanne Duklas

Joanne is the executive director of the Groningen Declaration Network, one of the founders of the Canadian national network called MyCreds, a former president of the Canadian national registrars’ association, and a former assistant vice president of one of Canada’s largest universities. She is the author of and contributor to several peer reviewed standards and research publications including Canada’s first national transcript and transfer guide, the Handbook of Academic Integrity, and Fake Degrees and Fraudulent Credentials. Joanne is an international award winning thought leader with extensive expertise in the education and technology fields. She has led several regional and national level projects that have transformed systems, infrastructure, policies and support services impacting millions of learners. In her downtime, Joanne is a practicing artist whose work is sold around the world.

Heather Flanagan

Heather Flanagan

Heather Flanagan, Principal at Spherical Cow Consulting and acting Executive Director and Principal Editor for IDPro, comes from a position that the Internet is led by people, powered by words, and inspired by technology. She has been involved in leadership roles with some of the most technical, volunteer-driven organizations on the Internet, including the OpenID Foundation as Lead Editor, IETF, the IAB, and the IRTF as RFC Series Editor, ICANN as Technical Writer, and REFEDS as Coordinator, just to name a few. If there is work going on to develop new Internet standards, or discussions around the future of digital identity, she is interested in engaging in that work.

Moira Kettner

Moira Kettner

Moira Kettner held pivotal roles at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin. She began as a Research Assistant at the Centre for European Integration Studies in Bonn from 2001 to 2005. Moira then transitioned to being a Research Assistant, focusing on the Coordination of the German-Polish School of Law at Humboldt-University Berlin from 2006 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, she took on the role of Desk Officer, focusing on “Basic Issues for Persons with Disabilities” at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin. Following this, Moira served as the Labour Attache at the German Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, from 2011 to 2015. Returning to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin, she was the Deputy Head of Division for “Coordination of Social Security Systems” from 2015 to 2021. Since February 2021, Moira has served as the Head of the Division for “Coordination of Social Security Systems” at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Berlin. Additionally, she is a Standing Member of the Administrative Commission for the Coordination of Social Security Systems, contributing to ongoing coordination efforts since 2021. Moira also chaired the commission from December 2019 to December 2020, leading strategic initiatives and fostering collaborative solutions for social security coordination.

Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton Duffy is Executive Director of Decentralized Identity Foundation. She is passionate about creating innovative and human-centered solutions that unlock new opportunities for individuals and organizations through improved agency over their digital identities. Kim has been instrumental in pioneering early open source projects in decentralized identity. At the Centre Consortium, she led the development of Verite to improve trust and reduce onboarding friction in financial interactions. During her time as CTO at Learning Machine, she developed the Blockcerts standard and commercial product, empowering individuals through portable learning and skills credentials. Kim has held leadership roles in technical standards and interoperability groups such as World Economic Forum, W3C, Decentralized Identity Foundation, and US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as well as editorial positions at IET Blockchain and IEEE. She holds an M.S. in Applied Math from Cornell University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas and has over two decades of experience in software engineering and distributed systems.

Christina Janzon

Christina Janzon

Christina Janzon is a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden and serves as a Swedish member of the Administrative Commission for the Coordination of Social Security Systems. Christina has 25 years of experience from the field of social security, with 15 years relating to the coordination rules on social security. She draws her experience from working with legal matters as well as business development, including many years at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Christina holds a Master of Laws from Uppsala University in Sweden and a Master of European Social Security, KU Leuven in Belgium.

Sharon Leu

Sharon Leu

Sharon Leu is an Executive in Residence at JFFLabs at Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit driving the design and scale of technology-enabled approaches to promoting economic advancement. Sharon is focused on building infrastructure for a skills-based talent marketplace, promoting credential interoperability standards, and empowering individuals to use their data to access opportunity. Prior to joining JFFLabs, Sharon led postsecondary education innovation initiatives at the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and strategic investments at the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Sharon hopes to be a park ranger when she grows up.