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Debora Comparin

Chair of OSIA Initiative, Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)

Debora Comparin is a Standardization Expert at Thales, Advisory Board member of the Linux Foundation Europe and the Chair of the OSIA Initiative at the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA).

She is a strong advocate for interoperable and open digital government infrastructures and in 2019 she founded the OSIA initiative, which is a public-private sector partnership aimed at building the open standard for the interoperability of national identification infrastructures. Debora oversees the initiative, guiding the open source reference implementation of OSIA, developed in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
She began her career as a graduate engineer at SAFRAN, where she served as the seconded representative at the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), a public-private sector partnership established to secure the future of the UK aerospace sector.

She is a frequent speaker on the interplay of standardization with open source software in the context of digital government infrastructures, open standards for digital identity, and interoperability.
Debora holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padova.