Government Digital Identity – Combatting Fraud

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

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

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
GlobalData


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
GlobalData


Government Keynote

A senior government official will discuss the current state of play of digital identity for the whole economy and plans for future policy development of digital identity across the public sector as a whole. 

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
iProov


11:10 - 11:40

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

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.

Local Authority Digital Identity

At our virtual conference in November 2020, we presented the findings of our Local Authority Digital Identity Survey, which gave some great insight into the current situations across multiple councils and local government organisations across the UK. Jessica Figueras will give an update on some of the work we have done in this space during 2021 and discuss some of the opportunities for local. authorities to move forwards with their various digital identity projects.

Jessica Figueras
Jessica Figueras
Founder
Hither Ventures


13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING

Welcome back from the Chair

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData


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.

Susan Morrow
Susan Morrow
Head of Research & Development
Avoco Secure


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.

Colin Wallis
Colin Wallis
Executive Director
Kantara Initiative


Sophie Ankarcrona Thelin
Sophie Ankarcrona Thelin
Digital Identity Policy Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure
Government of Sweden


Jonathan Thorpe
Jonathan Thorpe
General Manager for Digital Identity and myGov
Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Government


Futures Panel

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

Chair’s Summary

Our chair, David Bicknell, summarises some of the of the sessions that you have heard this morning and that you can still view a breakout session with one of our supplier partners.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData


16:20 - 17:15

DRINKS RECEPTION