Andre Boysen is a CIGI senior fellow and chief identity officer at SecureKey. He is responsible for positioning SecureKey’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and promoting demand for the company’s solutions globally. He was recognized as a global leader in digital identity by One World Identity (2017) and Innovate Identity (2016). Andre serves on the boards of the identity standards organizations of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada and the Kantara Initiative.
Prior to joining SecureKey, Andre co-founded and served as chief technology officer at 724 Solutions Inc. Previously, he served as chief technology officer at Footprint Software and as CEO of the company’s Asia-Pacific business. In 1999, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in recognition of his vision and accomplishments. From 1990 to 1994, he served as CEO of Open Systems Limited. Andre has also served on the boards of 724 Solutions Inc., Dexit Inc., Footprint Software Pty. Ltd. and 305 Management Services.
Andre earned a B.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Ottawa, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. in mathematics education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He currently lectures at Wilfred Laurier University’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.