Becker-Carroll Awarded Digital Identity Contract

December 11, 2018 – Gatineau, Quebec, Canada – The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) has awarded Becker-Carroll, a Converge Company, a contract to provide facilitation, project management, and lead editorial services in the advancement of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF).


“The Pan-Canadian trust framework brings together the public and private sectors from across Canada to create a made-in-Canada framework that will enable secure, privacy enhancing, and convenient digital ID for all Canadians,” Joni Brennan, President of the DIACC, explained. “The Digital ID and Authentication council of Canada is pleased to be working with Becker-Carroll to bring the framework to life.”


“We are thrilled to play a role in the development of a digital identification and authentication framework that will enable Canadian consumers and businesses to securely participate in the global digital economy. We support the PCTF and DIACC vision for the future of digital marketplace and are delighted to be participating in such a transformational project.  We believe that every organization with a stake in the Canadian digital economy should be a contributing member to the council,” said Don Cuthbertson, COO of Converge. “This initiative is a validation of the digital identity component of our hybrid IT strategy solidifying our position in the multi-billion dollar digital identity market which is expected to achieve over 20% CAGR.”

About the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF)
The PCTF approach builds on global knowledge and experience gained over time and practice. The PCTF is developed through a collaborative approach between the DIACC, a non-profit neutral forum, and the Pan-Canadian Identity Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) of the Joint Councils of Canada, a forum consisting of the Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council (PSCIOC) and the Public Sector Service Delivery Council (PSSDC).  The PCTF supports the establishment of an innovative, secure, and privacy-respecting Canadian digital identity ecosystem. The PCTF may be updated based upon various dialogues with interested parties and stakeholders. Organizations and individuals who wish to participate in the PCTF collaborative development should contact the DIACC.


About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.


About Becker-Carroll, a Converge Company
Based in the Hull Sector of Gatineau, Quebec (National Capital of Canada Region), Becker-Carroll’s information and technical professionals are committed to deliver trusted, high-value digital services to their clients. The company was acquired by Converge Technology Solutions Corp. in January of 2018.  For more information, visit https://www.becker-carroll.com


About Converge
Converge Technology Solutions Corp. combines innovation accelerators and foundational infrastructure solutions to deliver best-of-breed solutions and services to customers. The company is building a platform of regionally-focused Hybrid IT solutions providers to enhance their ability to provide multi-cloud solutions, blockchain, resiliency, and managed services, enabling Converge to address the business and IT issues that public and private-sector organizations face today. For more information, visit http://www.convergetp.com.

For further information contact:
Mary Anne Palangio
Chief Financial Officer
Converge Technology Solutions Corp.
(416) 360-1495

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Converge Technology Partners, Inc. Acquires Becker-Carroll

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. recently acquired Becker-Carroll, a company with experience bringing powerful blockchain solutions to customers.

Ottawa, ON – February 5, 2018

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. (“Converge”) and Becker-Carroll today announced that Converge has completed their acquisition of Becker-Carroll. The acquisition comes on the heels of Becker-Carroll’s recent involvement in the implementation of Hyperledger Indy, a blockchain technology that enables enterprise applications and services to participate in digital, centralized identity (self-sovereign) ecosystems and organizations to establish trusted relationships with one another through a verifiable, claims-based architecture. The knowledge gained from this and related initiatives positions Becker-Carroll to build enterprise-class self-sovereign identity blockchain solutions that respect and secure the privacy and liberty of the people and organizations that use them.

“We are excited to incorporate Becker-Carroll’s expertise in the areas of blockchain, privacy, access and identity management, and IM/IDM standards into our organization. Their abilities will uniquely qualify us to solve client problems around GDPR, HIPAA compliancy, enterprise procurement, smart-contracts, and supply chain,” said Shaun Maine, CEO and President of Converge Technology Partners, Inc. “As we continue to grow as an organization, Becker-Carroll’s capabilities will prove invaluable for helping our clients navigate the changes that blockchain and self-sovereign identity are bringing to the business world.”

“It is my belief that the concept of self-sovereign identity is going to fundamentally change the way that our clients deal with their customers and partners. I see it as the first way that blockchain will impact enterprise IM/IT,” said Don Cuthbertson, CIO and Head of Blockchain Innovation at Converge Technology Partners, Inc. “The acquisition of Becker-Carroll will allow us to help our clients deal with this change given their expertise and capabilities in the areas of service design, access and identity management, blockchain, privacy, IM/IT standards, and regulations.”

About Becker-Carroll

Becker-Carroll is a group of information and technical professionals committed to helping clients deliver trusted, high-value digital services headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Their managing partners have been involved in IT and information management for over twenty years. Under their direction, the company has grown into one that supports a common-sense approach to successfully transforming complex analogue and online services into fulfilling digital service experiences.

About Converge Technology Partners Inc.

Converge Technology Partners, Inc. is building a national platform of regionally focused IT infrastructure firms in the US and Canada by connecting best of breed services and solutions to clients. In an increasingly digital marketplace, technology is no longer merely supporting business operations but shaping business strategies. Converge Technology Partners, Inc. has the industry knowledge, strategy, and leadership to embrace the forces that are transforming business objectives and customer expectations. For more information, visit www.convergetp.com.

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