Exploring the Digital Identity Misconceptions

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2019 TIME: 17:00-18:00 LOCATION: AMMERSEE I

Panel: Myth Busting with ID Crowd and Friends

Synopsis: Since the days of our early ancestors, new frontiers have always been associated with myths, be them dragons, demons or wizards. The world of digital identity is no different, our twitter timelines are full jargon, acronyms and confusing terminology. Much of this is helpful but once in a while a misinformed opinion can take root and spread around the world before the facts have had a chance to get their boots on.

This panel will debunk some common myths and misunderstandings. The panel will explore these misconceptions with reference to actual scenarios taken from their experiences delivering digital identity in the real world.

Delivery: A panel discussion hosted by an ID Crowd member - each panellist presents 5-10 minutes on a particular myth. The myths would be grouped into broad areas: Terminology, technologies, standards, schemes and regulations and service design - each panellist will chose a myth from one particular area to ensure a broad spectrum is covered, examples might include:

“Validation and Verification are the same thing”
“Standards based digital identity is too difficult to implement”
“Identity and Eligibility checks are the same thing for service designers”

Each myth is explored and debunked by a panellist in their own individual 10 minute presentation; each panellist could also use their presentation to link their own service or product to the subject matter. Each time this is presented new myths are busted, therefore keeping the concept fresh for a global audience

There is also an opportunity for a short roundup group discussion around the need for digital identity education and awareness

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Over 30 years IT experience in both the private and public sectors. David has provided thought leadership, delivered, designed and assured a number of high profile, high volume identity-related solutions for the UK Government and law enforcement agencies since 2003. David was a key member...

Adam Cooper is an identity standards expert, policy lead, and enterprise architect with over 25 years of experience in IT and digital disciplines. Adam is currently Chief Architect for ID2020 and a technical consultant to the World Bank ID4D programme, as well as acting in an advisory...

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...

Colin is the Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative Inc, the globally acknowledged thought leader and emerging practice resource centre for federated digital identity, access and consent-based information sharing. Colin's combined public and private sector background in online identity and...

With an emphasis on delivering high-value digital products to major, global organisations, Gillan has a wealth of expertise in key areas including identifying individuals within big data which is a significant factor when developing a strategy for Digital Identity. A multilingual...


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