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Adam Cooper

Director - ID Crowd
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Adam is an identity standards expert, policy lead, and enterprise architect with over 30 years of experience in IT and digital disciplines.

Having played a leading role in the development of digital identity with the UK Government, and subsequently contributing to multiple projects with the European Commission, US Government, and the UN, Adam is now an independent consultant.

As a technical consultant to the World Bank ID4D programme Adam is engaged with multiple countries driving the design and implementation of ethical identity solutions. Adam was responsible for the overall technical architecture of the UK eID service, GOV.UK Verify, and policy and technical leadership for the UK government with the eIDAS Regulation regarding cross-border eID in the European Union.


Adam acts in an advisory capacity for various international projects and initiatives such as the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the MOSIP Modular Open Source Identity platform, as well as advising the Turing Institute, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, and the Scottish Online Identity Assurance Programme. Adam is also an active contributor to international standards through ISO, the OpenID Foundation, and the W3C.