May 21 2021

THINK DIGITAL IDENTITY FOR GOVERNMENT - 21st MAY 2021

09:45 - 09:50
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.
09:50 - 10:10
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.

10:10 - 10:30
BUILDING DIGITAL IDENTITY ONE BRICK AT A TIME - LEXIS NEXIS RISK SOLUTIONS

What is Digital Identity? How can Digital Identity be leveraged by government to remove online friction for trusted, genuine citizens, all while keeping increasingly sophisticated fraudsters out?

Join Richard Helliar, Director of Digital Identity and Fraud at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, to understand how Digital Identity can solve real-life problems, build trust and help create a wall of protection around UK citizens and the government services they access.

 

10:30 - 11:05
USING ATTRIBUTES TO MAKE CITIZEN IDENTITY A REALITY

Are attributes a central component of a citizen identity platform, and if so, how are they best incorporated into that platform. Within this, we will consider what part decentralised identity plays in an attribute-centric citizen identity platform?

11:05 - 11:25
FIGHTING IDENTITY FRAUD WITH BIOMETRICS – IPROOV

Fighting Identity Fraud with Biometrics: How the UK, US, Australian and Singapore governments are using online face verification to deliver digital services.

From tax returns to immigration to digital identity programs, public sector agencies around the world are moving secure services online thanks to face verification. Aarti Samani, SVP Product and Marketing at iProov, will explain how the latest technology is changing the way that citizens can access services online, with security, convenience, inclusivity and respect for privacy. The session will cover:

  • Why face biometrics is the right authentication method for digital government
  • The digital threat landscape: what’s happening today and what’s coming
  • Case studies in how governments around the world are using the latest technology to accelerate their digital transformation programs
11:25 - 11:55
WHAT CAN GOVERNMENT LEARN FROM PRIVATE SECTOR BATTLES AGAINST FRAUD?
This panel session focuses on shared insight from companies fighting against fraud in the private sector. It considers regulations, tools and examples best practice that can help public sector organisation in its anti-fraud activities.
11:55 - 12:05
MORNING COMFORT BREAK
Grab yourself a cup of coffee, and take a comfort break while we run some of sponsor videos between sessions.
12:05 - 12:25
IS DIGITAL GOVERNMENT A TECHNOLOGY OR POLITICAL DESIGN PROBLEM?

A discussion led by Kirsty Innes, Head of Digital Government at The Tony Blair Institute for Change.  This session aims to set Digital ID in the broader context of efforts to drive government digital transformation, and examine how the pandemic has accelerated and hindered progress.

12:25 - 12:45
BECOMING FUTURE FRAUD READY: APPLYING A NEW MINDSET TO RESPONDING TO DIGITAL ID FRAUD

As with every advance in technology, the expanding use of digital identities in government services will open up opportunities for fraud. Current approaches to assessing fraud risk tend to focus on what has happened in the past rather than what could happen in the future. We need a new way of thinking about fraud. One that accounts for an increasingly connected society and rapidly advancing technology.

In this talk Jackie Morley, Accenture’s Fraud, Risk and Compliance Strategy Lead, will explore the evolving landscape of fraud globally and suggest a new approach to assessing and mitigating risks, including a worked example of the approach in action.

12:45 - 13:15
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.

13:15 - 13:35
LUNCHTIME COMFORT BREAK
Time for something to eat, and take a look at some of our sponsor videos.
 
13:35 - 13:55
HOW COULD DIGITAL IDENTITIES COMBAT IDENTITY FRAUD?

Fraud has reached epidemic levels in the UK, and we need to do something about it. Cifas research has found three in every five cases of fraudulent conduct filed to the National Fraud Database relate to identity fraud, the vast majority involve criminals impersonating innocent victims in order to set up new accounts and facilities. This not only impacts the organisation being targeted, but also the victim left in fear as to what else may be done in their name.

Join Sandra Peaston, Director of Research and Development at Cifas, as she discusses the trends and enablers of identity fraud, explores the potential impact of digital identities, and outlines the standards for digital identity schemes recommended in the OIX fraud controls guide co-authored by Cifas.

13:55 - 14:15
IDENTITY IN ACTION: IRELAND’S MYGOVID PLATFORM
Microsoft’s CVP for Worldwide Public Sector, Julia Glidden hosts a fireside chat with Tony Shannon from the government of Ireland about the development and impact of the MyGovID platform for digital services, digital identity innovation, and the future of digital government.
14:15 - 14:50
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.
14:50 - 15:10
HOW TO BUILD DIGITAL TRUST & BETTER EXPERIENCES?

2020 pushed the notion of trust to the forefront of all our lives. It forced many organisations to overcome long-standing reservations around trusting their employees to work from home and to place their faith in digital channels to serve the community. Join Ian Lowe, Director of Solutions Marketing at Okta, who will share his views on Digital Trust and address the key questions below:

  • What is the quickest route to building and enhancing productivity, loyalty and engagement?
  • What can government organisations be doing to build digital trust?
  • What role do security tools and policies play in building digital trust?
15:10 - 15:55
FUTURES PANEL
We close with our regular panel session discussing what tomorrow’s identity sector might look like.
15:55 - 16:00
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.

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