UK Government – Leading the fight against Identity Fraud

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


Chair’s welcoming remarks

Our regular chairman, David Bicknell, welcomes all delegates, sponsors, and speakers to our conference and sets out the day’s agenda.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research

Analyst Keynote

The conference begins with an analyst keynote from a representative on one of the UK’s leading analyst firms. Insight and commentary on the current state of play of the UK digital identity sector, with particular focus on the developing situations within the public sector.

Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
Principal Analyst - Central Government

Government Keynote

A government identity leader will discuss the current state of play with public sector digital identity, how COVID19 has impacted the technology and the future plans (if any) for Verify.

Is the Identity and Attributes Exchange (IAX) Verify 2.0?

The UK Gov Verify scheme has had a mixed response with a number of the original IDPs pulling out in 2018. Verify looks set to be eventually deprecated, but UK citizens still need a way to engage and transact with government in an assured way. This session will look at a new scheme which places attributes at the centre of this with the Identity and Attributes Exchange (IAX). This scheme, whilst not Verify, may offer the way forward in C2G interactions.

This session will discuss what next for Verify and will IAX solve the UK government’s need for a seamless, usable, secure, citizen identity?

Central government & the battle against Fraud

This session focuses on the challenges faced by one of the large central government department with one of the biggest battles against fraud. We highlight some of the success stories, and some new and also future concerns coming to light during 2020.

Identity in Action – iProov

We speak with Andrew Bud CBE, Founder and CEO of the innovative and successful Identity provider iProov to discuss tackling fraud and some of the challenges ahead that face the public sector specifically.

Andrew Bud CBE
Andrew Bud CBE
Founder & CEO

11:10 - 11:40


Is digital government a technology or political design problem?

A discussion led by Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Technology and Society at The Tony Blair Institute for Change.

Max Beverton-Palmer
Max Beverton-Palmer
Head of Tech & Society
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Identity in Action

We speak with a leading figure from the identity supplier community to discuss industry wide issues such as innovation, collaboration, and some of the challenges ahead facing the public sector specifically.

The Local Authority Identity Survey 2020

Throughout September 2020, we hosted an online survey inviting Local Authorities to tell us about their journey’s into digital identity. We wanted to know about the projects that the LA’s were working on, what levels of expertise each council has internally and what further resources they would require to source.

Jessica Figueras presents some of the top line findings from the survey, closely followed by a short panel discussion around some of the results.

Marc Power
Marc Power
Sales Director UKI & MENA

Jessica Figueras
Jessica Figueras
Hither Ventures

13:00 - 14:00


Welcome back from the Chair

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research

Regulations, government, and anti-fraud

According to the “Crowe Report 2019” in the UK, fraud losses are around £130 billion per year. To mitigate fraud, financial transactions come under the scrutiny of regulations. The UK, a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has a robust framework of such regulations.  On 10th January 2020, the U.K. revised its anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regime in line with the fifth Anti-Money Laundering (5AML).

This session looks at how regulations such as 5AML affect government bodies when performing financial transactions with citizens.

Combatting Fraud

This session focuses on a case study, highlighting the fight against identity fraud.

Open Banking: Is it a fit for government?

The second version of the EU regulation Payment Services Directive (PSD2) requires that banks made financial data available under customer direction. The result is Open Banking. Open Banking can deliver financial data, on request, and under user consent, to services. This can be used to give government services assurance that a citizen is legitimate by sharing bank checked data. It can also be used to facilitate payments.

This session will look at where Open Banking can be used in government services. It will also debate the pros and cons of Open Banking in a government context.

International Identity

This regular session look at examples of best digital identity practice, experience and learnings from identity experts across Europe and beyond. Normally we hear from global suppliers and industry experts, but for this conference we will be hearing from Identity professionals from various governments around the world to learn about their various experiences and enable us to get a wider perspective on the important identity issues for governments across the globe.

Futures Panel

We close with our regular panel session discussing what tomorrow’s identity sector might look like.

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Our chair, David Bicknell, summarises some of the highlights of the day and invites delegates into the drink’s reception and final networking session of the day.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research

16:20 - 17:15