IDENTITY WORLD is the new conference on how trusted technologies address the state of the individual identity and its contribution to global development.
An estimated 1.5 billion people do not have an official, government issued and recognized document as proof of their legal identity. The majority of these people live in Asia and Africa and a disproportionate number are women and children.
In line with the Identification for Development program (ID4D) of the World Bank Group, IDENTITY WORLD has set out to address this identity gap through the collective lens of our cultures, experiences, understanding and resources. Complementing World e-ID and Cybersecurity conference till now, both the intensity of discussion and diversity of subject matter has lent itself to become in 2017 a separate space in the realm of public discourse.
Over 2.5 days, 40 speakers will address thoroughly the ID4D strategic framework stakes along key themes including: Statelessness & Inclusionâ€¢Civil Registration and Vital Statistics â€¢Public & Private Sector Cooperationâ€¢Digital Identity, Democracy & Peace.
Thought leadership insights will be illustrated by case studies of large-scale implementations (identity, e-vote, healthcare, welfare paymentsâ€¦) as well as industry and technology perspectives. Multiple panel discussions are scheduled to ensure maximum interactivity.
â€¢ How can Trusted & Secure Identity help to ensure that all people can participate fully in economic, social and political life?
â€¢ What would this require of policymakers and regulators?Â
â€¢ What role and opportunities for the private sector?Â
â€¢ How to reap the advantages and mitigate the risks of trusted identity solution
The Call for Speakers and program agenda is supervised by an eminent Program Committee (gathering digital identity experts, public agencies and industry bodies.
Chaired by Alan Gelb, Director of Studies, Center for Global Development, the growing DIGITAL IDENTITY Program Committee includes:
IDENTITY WORLD expands the successful â€˜Identity for Development â€˜track of the World e-ID & Cybersecurity 2016 conference. 15 distinguished speakers from key stakeholders were a on stage including the World Bank, UNHCR, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, various UNagencies and industry bodies such as GSMA, MasterCard.