Open Identity Standards

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2017 TIME: 11:00-12:00 LOCATION: AMMERSEE II


There are many instruments, “tools and rules”, of trust within the identity ecosystem. Some are known and proven while others are emerging and having an immediate impact. The challenge is aligning technology tools and legal rules to deploy identity management services globally.

This presentation will provide a pragmatic perspective of how efforts focused on the business, legal and technical aspects of the identity ecosystem are being advanced by industry leaders.

This overview of open identity standards along with new tools such as self-certifications and registration enhances online transactions via trust frameworks. We’ll review how governments are partnering with industry to advance national identity initiatives using the GOV.UK Verify program as a benchmark for public-private partnerships in the US and Europe.

Key Takeaways:

  • Old world tools and rules combined with new options are helping advance the global identity ecosystem at an advanced pace.
  • New identity management tools and rules will be presented along with practical use-cases of each.
  • Public-private partnerships are key to aligning, coordinating and advancing global identity initiatives. We’ll look at three working examples in the UK, US and Europe.


Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX is helping to build solutions to roadblocks for...

Use of external services providing federated identity management, access, credentials and authentication is growing with increased adoption of cloud service delivery models. Risk is introduced to any organization that ‘outsources’ critical services. By using an external service provider, even one in the same overall organization, the reliant organization becomes dependent on the security, operational stability and reliability of the external provider.

We will explore how systems operated according to standards of practice can be assessed and certified to demonstrate that they are capable of delivering the promised critical services. Use of 1st, 2nd and 3rd party assessments play a critical role in federated architectures and trust frameworks. Specific examples from assessment schemes and standards for digital identity practices will be discussed.

Key Takeaways

  • Use of standards and conformity assessment to evaluate promised services as 'fit for purpose'
  • How certification of systems and services can satisfy regulatory requirements
  • Use of standards as best practices guidance and insights into how such standard are created


Digital identities have the potential to unlock huge savings in how services are delivered to us, but only if they are treated as a national asset and part of the national digital infrastructure, not if we have a diverse range of schemes. This presentation will share our opinions on why we are still a long way from being able to share a digital identity created in one market with another and thoughts on who should set the agenda.


Emma Lindley is an advisor on digital identity and co-founder of Women in Identity a not for profit organisation focused on developing talent and diversity in the identity industry.  Over a career of 16 years in identity Emma has held various roles, most recently as Head of Identity and...

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Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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  • May 09 - 12, 2017 Munich, Germany