The Policy, Practice and Delivery

Day 1
15 Sep 2017
08:45 - 09:25

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

Chair’s welcoming remarks

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Editor
Government Computing


Analyst Keynote

GlobalData Public Sector’s chief analyst Jessica Figueras examines the landscape for the increased use of identity systems in the delivery of public services.

Jessica Figueras
Jessica Figueras
Chief Analyst
GlobalData Public Sector


Government Keynote – A Change Of Identity

What does the shift of identity policy from the Government Digital Service and the Cabinet Office signal in terms of the government’s approach to identity services? What are the implications for departments, identity providers, hubs and citizens?

View From The Department

Cheryl Stevens, DWP Digital’s Deputy Director, Identity & Trust Services, discusses the Department for Work and Pensions’ identity journey.

Cheryl Stevens MBE
Cheryl Stevens MBE
Deputy Director, Identity & Trust Services
DWP Digital


Identity in Action

Examples of public sector departments and Identity Providers working together to improve government digital identity services.

11:00 - 11:30

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

Blockchain and Identity

Blockchain is one of the hottest of technologies and there are plenty of claims for what it could achieve identity-wise. It has been suggested that blockchain can be applied to identity applications in areas such as digital identities, passports, e-residency, birth certificates, wedding certificates, IDs, online account logins, etc. Creating an identity on blockchain, it’s also claimed, can give individuals greater control over who has their personal information and how they access it. So what’s the reality? This session will separate the reality from the hype around blockchain.

Developing the Identity Marketplace

Six months ago, the Government Digital Service (GDS) said it wanted “take its hands off the control” on identity, and work with the private sector to help grow digital identity creation. So how’s that going? This session will feature a range of interested players: IDPs, Hub providers, the banks and policy specialists, and focus on whether delivery is imminent or delayed.

Case Studies and Best Practice

Across the next hour we present three digital identity case studies highlighting the challenges faced and journeys taken by various government departments. Hear from the people on the front line of identity and benefit from their first hand insights.

13:10 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING

Cross Government Identity Panel

The goal of today’s conference is very much to take the temperature of delivery in public sector identity services. This key panel session will examine progress across Whitehall departments, both large and small, Local Government and the NHS and discuss reasons for achievement and any barriers to progress. Departments and agencies taking part will include DWP, HMRC and DVLA.

Cheryl Stevens MBE
Cheryl Stevens MBE
Deputy Director, Identity & Trust Services
DWP Digital


Paul Heskins
Paul Heskins
Senior Operations Leader and I.D Steering Group Chair.
DVLA


Alison Walsh
Alison Walsh
Business Readiness Lead for External Government Departments, Government Gateway Transformation Programme
HMRC


Identity in Action

Examples of public sector departments and Identity Providers working together to improve government digital identity services.

International Identity

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 in other countries, such as Australia.

Who do WE think you are?: The BBC and Digital Identity

Colin Brown, Lead Identity and Access Management Delivery Architect at the BBC discusses how the broadcaster has delivered on two major identity projects.

The first, BBC Login, is aimed at providing an effective and consistent authentication for the BBC’s staff and their extensive wider family of freelancers, service providers and contributors who deliver its content and programming, with risk-based two factor authentication a key element. The second, BBC Identity, is to replace the organisation’s current identity and access management solution, with a strong focus on the user experience and the true business processes.

In this session, he discusses the goals, successes and challenges involved in the two projects, considering issues such as concept and culture, the importance of taking an Agile approach, and the unique challenges in delivering user-oriented I&AM projects.

With a strong track record of 15 years’ experience defining complete, cost-effective IAM solutions to meet complex business requirements, including acting as a subject matter expert and leading the business and technical design for major IAM programmes, Colin Brown continues to be an innovator in his role as Identity and Access Management Delivery Lead at the BBC.

Colin Brown
Colin Brown
Lead Identity & Access Management Architect
BBC


Futures Panel

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.

Chair’s Closing Remarks

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Editor
Government Computing


16:10 - 16:50

DRINKS RECEPTION