Augmented Identity firm Idemia announced today the appointment of Matthew Thompson as senior vice president of Civil Identity and a member of the executive committee for Identity & Security business in North America. Matt will lead the combined Digital Identity and Civil Identity business lines.”I am excited to welcome Matthew Thompson in this new role. His years of experience in the digital identity sector will help us accelerate our strategy and support our clients in their digital transformation,” said Ed Casey, Chief Executive Officer of IDEMIA's Identity & Security business in North America. “Matt's broad network of relationships in the digital identity space and his customer-focused mindset should enable a seamless transition in his new role.”Matthew Thompson, CISSP, is an industry-recognized thought leader and innovator in the area of Identity and Security Management. Prior to joining IDEMIA, Matt served as Senior Director of Identity Services for Capital One where he developed the vision and strategic plan for a new Identity Services line. Prior to Capital One, Matt was Vice President, Strategic Solutions at Xcelerate Solutions and was the President and Co-founder of ID.ME, a digital identity platform that simplifies how individuals securely prove and share who they are online. Matt has spent years working in the public and private sectors to promote privacy-enhancing, secure, interoperable, and user-friendly ways to give individuals and organizations confidence in their online interactions, which garnered him recognition by One World Identity as one of the “Top 100 Influencers in Identity” in 2017 and 2018. Before pursuing a corporate career, Matt served in the U.S. Army Airborne Division and Ranger Regiment and taught at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He was deployed in four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for which he received two Bronze Star Medals for exemplary leadership in combat. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. “I am excited to join the industry leader in the identity market at this critical time of a rapid increase in demand for security and the rise in transformation from physical to digital identity solutions,” said Thompson. “IDEMIA's 60 years as a trusted partner to U.S. government agencies was founded upon a commitment to technological leadership that will continue to guide us.”