Digital Identities & Government Standards

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2019 TIME: 15:30-16:30 LOCATION: AMMERSEE I



Standards are needed establish interoperable, ubiquitous and inclusive digital identity ecosystems. However, standards suggest that everyone's requirements are the same when they are not. Regulations, customer demographics and existing systems all determine what make work for an organisation. Different sectors, organisations and even services within an organisation can all be different. And yet there is a pressing need for standardisation in order to be able to realise the benefits of digital identity. Using examples from my work in Canada and Scotland I will explore some of these issues.


Steve Pannifer is a director of Consult Hyperion as well as being an identity technology and security expert. Steve works with banks, mobile operators and leading technology companies on digital identity strategy covering all aspects of digital identity – commercial, technical and...

Identity is best solved by a village that connects the best capabilities of the public and private sectors to grow economic opportunities. Governments hold the "book of names" for people and organizations that sets a legal foundation for identity verification. People and organizations perform most of their transactions outside of government contexts. These transactions form the basis of functional or "street" identity. The private sector needs to rely on the public sector for legal identity while the public sector benefits from interoperability of meaningful private sector assets. This village approach helps government and businesses to better serve Canadians. The ability to resolve foundational (legal) and functional (street) identity sets the stage for a user-centered design that puts privacy, security, and convenience of use at the forefront of impactful innovation. Join this session to gain insights from Canada's strategic approach to unlock digital identity that improves lives while securing success in the global digital economy. 

Attendees will: 

- gain insights that drive collaboration between the public and private sectors to solve identity challenges and leverage opportunities; 

- understand the model being established through the development of Canada's digital trust resources including the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework; 

- develop a landscape view of existing and emerging models for third party networks for identity; 

- understand the potential positive economic impacts related to solving digital identity challenges and the risks of inaction; 

- understand key questions that decision makers need to consider regarding investment in third party networks for identity.


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Session Links

Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

Registration fee:
€2100.00 $2625.00 S$3360.00 23100.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
+49 211 23707710
  • May 14 - 17, 2019 Munich, Germany