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Debora Comparin

Debora Comparin

Standardization Expert
Member, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)
Debora Comparin is Standardization Expert at Thales Digital Identity & Security, founder and chair of the OSIA Initiative, co-founder of SIDI Hub and Advisory Board member of the Linux Foundation Europe and the Open Identity Exchange (OIX).

She is a strong advocate for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9 ‘Identity for all by 2030’ and in 2019 founded the OSIA initiative, a public-private sector partnership to build interoperability for national identity infrastructures. OSIA is recognized as an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard by its 193 governments.

Today, Debora oversees the initiative, guiding its open source reference implementation developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In 2023 Debora co-founded SIDI Hub, a platform for standard organizations, governments and non-profits to define a solution for cross-border digital Identity interoperability.

She started her career as graduate engineer at SAFRAN where she acted as the seconded representative at the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), a public-private sector partnership between the UK government and the industry established to secure the future of the UK aerospace sector.

She frequently speaks on the interplay of standardization with open source software in the context of digital government infrastructures, open standards for digital identity, and interoperability.

She holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from University of Padova and a Business Strategy & Consulting qualification from Imperial College.

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