Leadership Team

Dasha Cherepennikova


Executive Director of One World Identity. In her role at OWI, she is responsible for shaping the strategy for OWI and the execution of platform and programming. She is passionate about catalyzing change in digital identity through the intersection of strategy, user research, regulatory sandboxes and market-based solutions.

Specific areas of expertise include product management, user centric design, strategic planning, project management, financial modeling and analysis, facilitation, and stakeholder management.

Prior to joining One World Identity, Dasha was a Product Manager for Payments Compliance and Risk at Google. She also spent some time at JPMorgan as a high frequency equities trader.

Dasha holds a degree in finance and international business from Georgetown University.

Colette L. D’Alessandro


Colette D’Alessandro has been at Ping Identity in Sales for over 2 years, starting at their headquarters in Denver. Recently, she made the move over to work out of Ping’s EMEA office in London to look after the UK & Ireland territories. She has a degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Spanish & Business and a Masters of International Business & Entrepreneurship from University of Colorado at Denver.

Having been in the technology space for quite some time, she is passionate about growing the number of women in technology careers. Her hope with Women in Identity is to bring together different groups of women who otherwise wouldn’t have connected.

Pam Dingle

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Pamela Dingle is a well-known contributor in the identity management world, with over 10 years of experience focused on implementation and system architecture providing strategic direction in web access management solutions, provisioning and federation services. A Principal Technical Architect at Ping Identity in the office of the CTO, Dingle serves on the board of directors for the OpenID foundation, and focuses on architecture and implementation of new and existing identity standards.

Website http://eternallyoptimistic.com

Follow Pam on Twitter http://twitter.com/pamelarosiedee

Laura Hunter


Laura is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise Security division. She tries to make the Internet a safer and more usable place. Laura has previously been an Identity Management consultant, Active Directory architect for a global engineering firm, and other sundry IT pursuits. She has a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from the University of Washington, and is an unrepentant technology zealot who likes to talk about herself in the third person when providing auto-biographical information.

She Twitters (tweets? She’s not cool enough to know the verb form of Twitter) @adfskitteh, and is a competitive West Coast Swing dancer in her spare time.

Emma Lindley


Emma started out in the identity space in 2003 with GBG plc, as part of the team that developed and took to market ID3 (then called URU). Emma held a number of senior roles at GBG plc, the latter of which was leading the development of the ID3 service globally. In 2012 she founded Innovate Identity, and with her practical pragmatic approach is an independent advisor to many global brands, enabling them to understand how to put identity at the heart of their digital transformation strategies.

In 2016 Emma was recognised in the Innovate Finance Powerlist for Women in Fintech and she sits as a general member representative on the OIX UK Board & Executive Committee. Emma studied identity, security and privacy at Harvard, has an MBA from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis on competitive strategy in the identity market place.

Twitter: @emlindley



Kim Little Sutherland

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Kimberly Little Sutherland is responsible for identifying and guiding LexisNexis’ solution response to the constantly evolving market needs for identity proofing and authentication in commercial and government organizations.

With nearly 20 years of experience leading global business strategy and product management, Kim is active in a number of broader industry initiatives including serving as Plenary Chair of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), on the Board of the University of Texas-Center for Identity, and as a committee lead with identity proofing standard mans aged by the North American Security Products Organization.