Trust Stamp Expands Advisory Board, Addressing Globally Inclusive Identity Solutions




Trust Stamp, a leader in probabilistic artificial intelligence-powered identity services, today announces the appointment of Emma Lindley, co-founder of Women in Identity, to its Advisory Board. Emma is a seasoned veteran of the identity industry and an advocate for digital diversity and inclusion.

Lindley’s expertise encompasses a variety of vectors for identity innovation, from large enterprises to independent ventures, and most recently, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting diversity in the field of identity. After co-founding Women in Identity in 2017, Lindley worked for Visa for almost 2 years, latterly serving as Head of Identity and Risk in Europe. She saw the successful exit of two of her own companies in that same year. The first, Confyrm, a digital identity and fraud alert startup that Lindley founded alongside Andrew Nash and Dale Olds, was acquired by Capital One in a move that aimed to increase consumer reach; later that year Innovate Identity was acquired after nearly six years of operation in advisory services focused on the creation of digital trust. Emma has been fully engaged with Women in Identity since leaving Visa in September of this year, alongside serving as a speaker at industry events.

Emma is continually recognized as an influential pillar of the identity industry, having been named in the KNOW Identity Top 100 Leaders in Identity in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and voted CEO of the Year by the same organization in 2017. She was also named to the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women in 2016 and 2017.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Trust Stamp Advisory Board. At a time when data breaches are at an all-time high, we need to do everything we can to protect consumer data. Trust Stamp has developed some powerful privacy-enhancing technology, which coupled with their considered approach and great company culture means they have a real opportunity to do some pioneering work in the space,” says Lindley.

With extensive leadership experience spanning over 16 years, Lindley brings a unique front-line perspective to the Trust Stamp team. Her background and deep understanding of the industry complements the company’s cutting-edge technology. As an outspoken advocate for positive industry disruption, Lindley provides a crucial guiding hand in taking Trust Stamp to the next level of identity innovation.

Trust Stamp President, Andrew Gowasack, represents the whole company when sharing enthusiasm over additions to their Advisory Board. “The team is thrilled to have Emma on board. She is a critical addition to our globally diverse team, and her successes with previous companies highlight the importance of leadership through a variety of perspectives. Emma’s nonprofit, Women in Identity, believes that ‘Digital solutions built for everyone are built by everyone.’ This incredibly powerful statement resonates with us, as we strive to develop global inclusive identity services,” said Andrew.

He went on to say, “Emma’s professional experience speaks for itself, but her insights into the challenges facing the future of digital identity are unparalleled.”

Trust Stamp applies advanced cryptographic techniques and Artificial Intelligence-powered presentation-attack detection tools to any identity data to create a proprietary non-PII Evergreen Hash™​ (EgHash™). The EgHash provides a unique tokenized identity that cannot be reverse-engineered, constitutes “anonymized data”, and is immune to breaches. An EgHash can be compared to Trust Stamp’s Identity Lake, video-streams, photo-ID, and more to establish identity and can pivot to other data, enabling zero-knowledge-proofs. Trust Stamp technology is used in banking, FinTech, KYC/AML, real estate, travel/hospitality, and law enforcement.