Identity World - Individual Recognition for Global Development | Sept. 25-27, 2017 – Marseille, France
Individual Recognition for Global Development
September 25-27, 2017 - Marseille, France
In partnership with the World Bank Group


Individual Recognition for Global Development

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Sept. 25-27, 2017 – Marseille, France
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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.
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What’s in for 2017?

Over 2.5 days, 40 speakers will address thoroughly the ID4D strategic framework stakes along key themes including: Statelessness & Inclusion • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics • Public & Private Sector Cooperation • Digital Identity, Democracy & Peace.
Thought leadership insights will be illustrated by case studies of large-scale implementations (identity, e-vote, healthcare, welfare payments…) as well as industry and technology perspectives. Multiple panel discussions are scheduled to ensure maximum interactivity.
â–  Call for speakers now open: share your expertise and vision in these matters!


• How can Trusted & Secure Identity help to ensure that all people can participate fully in economic, social and political life?
• What would this require of policymakers and regulators? 
• What role and opportunities for the private sector? 
• 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:

Complementing World e-ID & Cybersecurity

IDENTITY WORLD expands the successful ‘Identity for Development ‘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 UN agencies and industry bodies such as GSMA, MasterCard.

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Director General, UIDAI (Director General at Unique Identification Authority of India - Aadhaar), India

Vyjayanti Desai

Program Manager for Identification for Development (ID4D), The World Bank, USA

Melanie Khanna

Senior Legal Coordinator and Chief of Section, Statelessness, UNHCR, UK

Dr. Laura Van Waas

Co Director, Institute of Statelessness & Inclusion and Assistant Professor at Tilburg Law School, Netherlands

Mia Harbitz

Identity Management Expert, The World Bank Group

Anneke Schmider

Project Manager, World Health Organization,Switzerland

Skye Gilbert

Maternal & Child Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

John Edge

Cofounder and Chairman, ID2020, USA

Shashi Raghunandan

Senior Business Leader Identity Management , MasterCard, Singapore

Niall McCann

Lead Electoral Advisor, United Nations Development Programme UNDP, USA

Marielle Debos

Associate Professor in Political Science at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre, France

Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP, The World Bank Group

Stéphanie de Labriolle

Marketing Consultant, Secure Identity Alliance

Yiannis Theodorou

Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Sanjay Dharwadker

Head – Global ID Consultancy Practice, WCC Smart Search & Match

For who?

The conference is aimed at a wide range of ID practitioners: policy-makers & administrators, government & private, bilateral & multilateral, financial institutions & banks, telco & cloud, biographic & biometric, civil registration & vital statistics, social activists & NGOs, solution providers & technologists, historians & economists, academicians & scholars, journalists..

Why attend?

  • Learn and discuss the latest trends worldwide in identity for development with all stakeholders profiles
  • Be inspired by the latest successful implementations of identification systems
  • Identify and meet potential partners for your own project at any stage
  • Network with participants of Identity World as well as the co-located conferences, in particular World e-ID & Cybersecurity


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