Government Initiatives

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2017 TIME: 14:30-15:30 LOCATION: AMMERSEE II


Around the world, governments and industries are developing trust frameworks to enable trust worthy digital transactions. The development of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) is a collaborative approach of the public and private sectors to accelerate Canada's digital id and authentication ecosystem.

The PCTF is developed as a collaborative effort of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Joint Councils of Canada Identity Management Subcommittee to enable Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy through economic sector innovation and the enablement of modernized digital service delivery.

To meet the demands of the digital transformation, innovative and market driven collaboration is critical to test concepts for viability and to demystify emerging technologies. To address these opportunities, the DIACC develops white papers, proof of concepts, and applied research to inform decision makers from business, legal, and technical audiences on topics including remote identity proofing and blockchain for consumer identity.

Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.

The DIACC’s objective is to unlock economic opportunities for Canadian consumers, and businesses by providing the framework to develop a robust, secure, scalable and privacy enhancing digital identification and authentication ecosystem that will decrease costs for governments, consumers, and business while improving service delivery and driving GDP growth. In keeping with this objective, DIACC works with partners – in Canada and around the world – to catalyse investments and collaborations in digital ID and authentication.

Attendees will leave with 4 Key Learnings:

  1. The Canadian digital ID strategy in context of modernization of service delivery and the global digital economy
  2. Key principles of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework
  3. Privacy by Design as a proven driver of strategic innovation
  4. Delivering world class innovation and value to connected Canadians through collaborative DIACC PoCs and Applied Research:
    • Blockchain for Consumer Identity
    • Blockchain for Business Identity
    • Online Proof of Residency
    • Alternatives to Remote Identity Proofing


Estonia is a small country in the Baltics however it has been on the forefront of technology for many years. This keynote provides a story from Estonia's independence in 1991 to it's use of blockchain for the integrity of voting and medical records, the importance and criticality of the identity management system that allows a citizen to vote, check online banking, e-residents and tax returns to the impact of cyber war and the lessons learned on the risks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Importance of Blockchain for Data Integrity and Veracity
  • The need for Government Identity Management
  • Cyber War Lessons Learned


Joseph Carson is a cyber security professional and ethical hacker with more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise security specializing in blockchain, endpoint security, network security, application security & virtualization, access controls and privileged account management. Joseph...

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Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

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€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
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  • May 09 - 12, 2017 Munich, Germany