GlobalData’s chief analyst for Technology Thematic Research Gary Barnett examines the landscape for the increased use of identity systems in the delivery of public services.
An update from the Government Digital Service on why digital identity continues to be important, the value of a standards based, interoperable & reusable model and the direction of the Verify programme.
A leading spokesperson from HMRC will deliver insight into the departments journey, objects and experiences across their digital identity projects.
A discussion with a leading identity figurehead about their recent work with a major government client.
OIX’s members are working together to create the environment for service providers and consumers to leverage the next generation of identity solutions. So OIX has a perhaps unique view of the challenge that dealing with identity creates for both service providers and consumers alike. With that in mind, an OIX executive will discuss what the identity landscape currently looks like in 2019 as well as its role within the identity ecosystem.
Ubisecure’s Simon Wood will discuss new key identity insights from companies and Government organisations in its home territory of Finland where almost all adults engage in some way with a Ubisecure platform, product or service.
HM Passport Office discusses how it has transformed its old paper based “countersignature” process to confirm the identity of passport applicants and replaced it with an online authentication system to support the digitisation of applications. This session will discuss how the digital team solved challenges and got the right balance between confirmation of identity and usability of the service.
This session will discuss the state of digital identity pilots and trials, both in the UK and further afield. What stage are those trials at, and what have we learned from them?
This panel will discuss the differences and similarities in digital identity across both the public and private sectors. It will consider what the blockers are to the commercial sector using government IDs and vice versa, considering some of the technical, commercial, user perspective hurdles. It will also draw out the what the lessons are from these differences and similarities and what that means in terms of the drivers for ID.
Philip Graham and the Consistent Staff Identity project team discuss the locally-led collaboration between Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, GMC, NHS Digital and industry which explored solutions to the significant burdens on staff, employers and risks to patient safety arising through current NHS pre-employment processes and the mobility of healthcare professionals due to the unprecedented demand for their services. A decentralised identity solution using Distributed Ledger Technology was examined to enable several components representing professional bodies and employers that allow an employee, such as a Doctor, to share their digital credentials for example, complete digital pre-employment checks such as passport details, proof of address, GMC details and immunisation history. This has been become the foundation and basis to enable an employer to provision access to IT systems.
You don’t need to go to many Identity Management conferences to realise that Identity and Access Management projects are hard to implement and also that IAM is one of the least “technological” of the Security disciplines, with it being 10% technology and 90% business change. The BBC is currently meeting the challenge of IAM transformation head on.
As one of the 90% Ros Smith will explain:
Self-sovereign identity is a concept, where an individual is able to control his or her identity attributes, no matter where they reside. Will self-sovereign identity ultimately end up like Brexit i.e. no sovereignty at all or something along those of looking at self-sovereign identity as a means to have decentralised ID. This panel session will discuss the issues and ask whether such an approach can be usable in a government context.
This session will put identity into an international context, discussing areas such as Electronic IDentification Authentication and trust Services (eIDAS) as well as discussing identity developments from countries as far afield as Australia to more local ones such as Scotland.
Six months ago, our Future of Identity Panel made its mark with a series of bold views about identity services. This time, another group of identity exponents will be encouraged to make the case for identity.