Po Tea-Duncan is the interim Executive Director for Cyber Security within Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) branch. Po has over 20 years of experience in the federal government. She currently leads the teams enabling the delivery of secure and reliable government services through the GC’s digital identity program, enterprise security architecture, security strategy and policy development, and GC Cyber Security Event Management. In 2020, she was named as one of the Top Women in Cyber Security in Canada. Prior to joining TBS, Po served in a variety of roles at Global Affairs Canada in the areas of systems security engineering, architecture, and incident management.
With the impact of Covid-19, the need to tackle digital identity is only growing. The ongoing global debates on privacy and data protection are changing opinions on how it should be tackled, including through verifiable credentials. But the conversation is often about technology choices instead of the needs of citizens and the types of services digital identity is required for.
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