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The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Appoints New Leadership

Efforts to Focus on Building a Stronger Organization to Galvanize Momentum for Creating the Identity Ecosystem Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 8, 2015 – The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – a voluntary, public-private partnership charged with the development of an Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF) for identity solutions – today announced the election of new board members and management council. These new officers will lead IDESG’s efforts to advance the organization’s vision of safeguarding digital identities and delivering version 1 of the IDEF in late summer.

Sal D’Agostino of Boston and CEO of IDmachines, LLC will serve as President and Chair of the IDESG Board. Mark Di Fraia, also of Boston, was elected Secretary; he is Senior Director of Market Development for MorphoTrust USA. Neville Pattison of Austin, TX, and Senior Vice President for Government Sales at Gemalto will serve as Treasurer.

“IDESG’s new officers are dedicated leaders in the identity, security and privacy communities and represent the best of our industry,” said Marc-Anthony Signorino, IDESG Executive Director. “I am confident that they will focus on making sure that IDESG is bringing together individuals, organizations, businesses and government to successfully shape the future of identity and trust in online transactions.”

Other key leadership positions include:

  • Matt Thompson, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, – Chair, Management Council
  • Ian Glazer, Senior Director, Identity, SalesForce – Vice Chair, Management Council
  • For a complete list of IDESG’s officers and board members, click here.

About the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG)

IDESG is a voluntary, public-private partnership dedicated to developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework to enable the creation of an Identity Ecosystem. The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), signed by the President in April 2011, states, “A secure cyberspace is critical to our prosperity.” This powerful declaration makes clear that securing cyberspace is absolutely essential to increasing the security and privacy of transactions conducted over the Internet. The Identity Ecosystem envisioned in the NSTIC is an online environment that will enable people to validate their identities securely, but with minimized disclosure of personal information when they are conducting transactions.


Media Contact
Mary Alice Johnson
ConnellyWorks, Inc. for IDESG
(571) 323-2585, ext. 2140

This announcement was prepared by the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, Inc. using Federal funds under award 70NANB14H215 from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NIST, NSTIC, or the U.S. Department of Commerce.