Sarah ClarkSVP, Digital Identity , Mastercard
Sarah has 25 years of experience as a product and business leader in bleeding edge and innovative industries and as an advocate for agile and market driven processes.
Sarah has been focused on Digital Identity for a decade beginning with spearheading and leading the global Identity Verification business at Mitek where, as General Manager of the business unit, she led the business from inception through a period of high growth and multiple acquisitions to becoming a global leader in the space. Through that experience she became an expert in Digital Identity and passionate about the opportunities within the commercial, government and humanitarian sectors.
Trust and identity are the foundation to continued expansion of digital user experiences across a vast amount of use cases across many sectors that require trust, and there is tremendous transformation and innovation taking place. To continue her journey in this field, Sarah started her own consultancy helping with strategy and execution for some major and innovative initiatives, such as digital identity projects with the world’s largest banks and corporations seeking to improve user experience, reduce fraud and utilize their identity data and assets beyond their own business. She also served as an executive at Idemia, a global biometrics and government identity solutions provider deepening her expertise in these areas.
Sarah is now leading the next step in the transformation of the global Identity ecosystem at Mastercard where her team is bringing to market a decentralized globally interoperable re-usable Digital Identity network which empowers individuals to own their own digital identity and where their data privacy is protected. Her team is committed to bringing to market easier user journeys that can be applied consistently to any digital or in person channel on a global scale and well as being a foundational element to reduce identity fraud to protect individuals and businesses. Sarah continues her commitment to provide thought leadership globally and is a sought-after speaker with past events including Money2020 US and EU, Mobile World Congress, The Smarter Markets podcast and being recognized in 2022 as one of 10 individual thought leaders and changemakers on the global Power Fintech 50 list.