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Emma Lindley is an independent advisor, speaker and writer in identity, data and privacy. She has worked with governments and private sector organisations globally during her career. 


She is co-founder of Women in Identity, a not-for-profit organisation focused on developing grassroots talent and diversity in the identity industry - ensuring that identity systems For All are built By All. 


Emma serves on a number of advisory boards including the editorial board for Good ID, the movement towards ethical and humanitarian principles in the field of digital identity. She is also a member of the Open Identity Exchange steering committee focused on identity inclusion. 


She is passionate about putting humans back into technology design and development, breaking biases that can be built into identity products and ensuring that identity systems work for everyone, not just the few. 


She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis in Competitive Strategy in the Identity Market.

 "I had the pleasure of working with Emma for our Innotribe at Sibos conference in London - she was one of our day hosts as well as participating in a lively panel debate. Emma is a brilliant speaker - warm, engaging and incredibly knowledgeable. Her expertise in trust and identity really shone through and captivated the audience. Following this success, I connected with her for a number of other SWIFT speaking engagements and would not hesitate to recommend her again. Great to work with, highly professional, always willing to help and truly dedicated to furthering the digital identity agenda and fostering and promoting women in the industry."

 Innes Macleod Swift Innotribe 


  • Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women 2016 and 2017 

  • KNOW Identity Top 100 leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018 and 2019

  • 100 Women in Tech Awards 2019

  • CEO of the year at the KNOW Identity Awards.

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