Susan is an ex-chemist who transitioned to the IT-security sector in the early 1990s where she became a founder of a cybersecurity start-up. Since then, she has built a knowledgebase across diverse areas including encryption, digital rights management, digital signatures, privacy, and online identity.
Susan has been involved in identity projects addressing government, enterprise, and consumer needs. She has helped design and commercialize award-winning software solutions used by organizations of all sizes, worldwide.
Currently, Susan works as Head of R&D at Avoco Identity who specialize in data orchestration solutions to facilitate the identity ecosystem.
Susan is also a tech writer and has a regular blog about digital identity at CSOOnline:
In 2020, Susan was shortlisted for a top 100 Women in Tech award and included in the long list of the most influential women in technology in the UK by Computer Weekly magazine.
Her mantra is design for a digital life, not just digital identity.
- Can We Have or Do We Even Need, Ethical Technology?Read Guide
Many of us have woken up to a new year, after a dreadful 2020, wondering about our lives, who we are, and how we impact the planet. This feeling of doing harm is not just because of Covid-19 running rampage across the human species. This climate of harmful behavior has been percolating in tech circles […]
- Private Images: Should We Really Be Concerned about Our Privacy in a World with Facial Recognition?Read Guide
The human face is something we are programmed to recognize; the face has an evolutionary history that reflects how our species has changed over time. But now this essence of humanity, our face, has entered a new era, one of commoditization and control of systems based on its morphology: in other words, facial recognition. But […]