Future Identity Festival Agenda 2021

Day one

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations 

How can we establish a trust framework around digital identity? Is public and private sector collaboration the key to building an identity ecosystem? How can we build interoperable identity solutions – cross-border, cross-sector, and cross-system – while centering users at the heart of the identity ecosystem?

  • Martin Sladecek, Director of Digital Strategic Studies, Société Générale
  • Annet Steenbergen, Chair, IATA Passenger Facilitation Working Group, Government of Aruba
  • Mark Haine, Working Group Co-Chairman, The Open ID Foundation
  • Steven Pannifer, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion (Moderator)

Rod Boothby, Global Head of Identity, Santander

  • The evolution of biometric threats and the rise of deepfakes.
  • What are deepfakes and how are they constructed?
  • How can we identify and combat this real and evolving threat?

Aarti Samani, Senior Vice President, Product & Marketing, iProov

Has the rise of fintech challengers impacted how financial institutions authenticate customer identity? In a convenience driven, hyper-connected world will remote identity proofing become the norm rather than the exception for financial services? What about those customers who still value, or require, a human touch?

  • Felipe Martinez, CIO Revolut Bank EU, Revolut
  • Manuela Sedvartaite, Innovation Manager, Santander
  • Russ Cohn, General Manager, International, OCR Labs
  • Andrew Trimmer, Head of Technology, Simply Asset Finance
  • Parveen Dhanda, Ecosystem Director, Innovate Finance (Moderator)

An update on the work Kantara Initiative have been doing on the mobile driving licence ecosystem and the new Working Group on Privacy Enhancing Mobile Credentials. How are individuals moving to forms of Digital ID? How will a chain of trust be established between issuers, users and relying parties?

John Wunderlich, Chair, Mobile Driving Licenses Discussion Group, Kantara Initiative

How can we design digital identity architectures keeping in mind personal data collection and sharing, with particular emphasis on transparency and consent? What role does DLT/Blockchain have to play in increasing trust and harmonisation in identity data sharing? Could the adoption of self-sovereign identity principles enable user-centric digital identity across various sector use cases?

  • Michele Nati, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development, IOTA Foundation
  • Kaija Kirch, Head of Digital Identity Technologies Department, Cybernetica
  • John Wunderlich, Chair, Mobile Driving Licenses Discussion Group, Kantara Initiative
  • Michael Shea, Director, Identity Science Practice, The Wider Team (Moderator)

Applaudable initiatives focus on inclusion and achieving the goal of ‘legal identity for all’. But research shows that there are times these initiatives drop the ball and result in exclusion. What must digital identity initiatives address in order to do ‘good identity’, right?

Henk Marsman, Lead Product Manager, Identity and Access Management, Rabobank

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Manager, VC Innovations

The pandemic has shone a light on the need for digital identity management technologies for patients and healthcare professionals. But how can legacy barriers and the challenges of siloed data across the sector be overcome? Which innovations will help to mitigate identity fraud, streamline authentication and grant users control over their medical data? And in an age of digital health start-ups, how can the demands of digitally empowered patients be met?

  • Simon Wickes, Director, NHS Surrey Heath GP Federation
  • Steve Roest, CEO and Co-Founder, PocDoc
  • Michael Shea, Director, Identity Science Practice, The Wider Team (Moderator)

If effectively implemented Digital IDs could empower citizens and build connected societies, but government identity schemes have varied in their delivery and success. Which factors contribute to certain individuals being unable to obtain a Digital ID and what can be done to support those excluded? What considerations must be made to ensure solutions are user centric and that digital identity data is not leveraged as a tool for exclusion? Why are transparency and trust so crucial to success?

  • Sahil Shah, Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Yiannis Theodorou, Head of Digital ID, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Nina Mohanty, CEO, Bloom Money (Moderator)

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Manager, VC Innovations

At Rise, created by Barclays we run a free monthly mentoring programme for FinTech startups, where entrepreneurs can connect on a 1:1 basis with some of the industry’s top experts on a wide range of topics. This year, we’re bringing our mentoring programme to the FinTech Talents Festival, and as one of the speakers featuring at the festival – we’d love to invite you get involved! This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network, and share your knowledge with some of the most exciting scaling FinTech startups on a 1:1 basis. Over the two hour period, you will meet with four pre-allocated FinTechs, information on each will have been shared with you beforehand.

Interested in getting involved, or want to know more? Please reach out to Grace Batchelor, Rise FinTech Platform Manager at Barclays.

Day two

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations 

With digital adoption, comes changing user behaviour, increased risk and an evolving regulatory landscape. The need for trusted digital identity technology is clear, but which factors will drive widespread adoption across different sectors? How can authentication solutions gain user trust, by keeping in mind privacy, data protection and ease of use? Which solutions will allow businesses to optimize security while remaining compliant?

  • Fabian Eberle, Co-Founder and COO, Keyless
  • Annet Steenbergen, Chair, IATA Passenger Facilitation Working Group, Government of Aruba
  • Jonathan Williams, Technical Payments Specialist, Payment Systems Regulator
  • Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, Open Identity Exchange (Moderator)

With more transactions than ever taking place online, how can banks and e-retailers verify customer identity? As businesses strive to meet expectation for omnichannel convenience, personalisation, and data privacy, has seamless identity verification become key to customer conversion and retention online? How are e-service providers integrating KYC and fraud prevention into the customer journey?

  • Jon Hawley, Chief Verification Officer, UNIDAYS
  • Lendha Espinosa, International Business Development Manager, Tecalis
  • Katinka Brurberg, User Strategy and Insight Lead, Vipps
  • Richard Maton, Managing Director, Aperio and Advisor, International RegTech Association (Moderator)

How are businesses harnessing the power of data in the fight against cybercrime and identity fraud? How can behavioural biometrics and machine learning be leveraged for nuanced fraud insights, making use of data from beyond the financial sector including telecoms. And what if the algorithm says no! Do customers still value a human touch in protecting their online identities?

  • Matt Cumbers, Head of Conduct Risk and Financial Crime, Shawbrook Bank
  • John Wilkinson, CEO, TMT Analysis
  • Michael Bradley, Senior Data Transformation Manager, HSBC
  • Jessica Figueres, Vice Chair, UK Cyber Security Council (Moderator)

Identity has become a key security concern for organisations of all scales and across all sectors. How is Cloud adoption increasing the availability and scalability of digital identity? How are partnerships and 3rd party APIs driving increased adoption of secure identity solutions? How do open standards and frameworks support the infrastructure behind identity innovation?

  • Ravneet Shah, VP Engineering, Allica Bank
  • Surash Patel, Vice President EMEA, TeleSign
  • Mark Haine, Working Group Co-Chairman, The Open ID Foundation
  • Rick Chandler, Treasurer DPO and Board Member, EEMA (Moderator)

How are the concepts of data privacy and liability shifting, in a changing online world. What role should age verification technology play in preventing minors from accessing harmful online content, or protecting those vulnerable to fraud, catfishing, or grooming? Should the identities of social media users be verified to prevent online abuse?

  • Mark Cooley, Head of Sales Age Check Certification Scheme
  • Dr Rachel O’Connell, Technical Author, Online Age Verification Standard, British Standards Institute
  • Iain Corby, Executive Director, Age Verification Providers Association (Moderator)

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Manager, VC Innovations

As adoption of online services increases, there are more entry points for bad actors to exploit. Across the online economy there is a need for stronger authentication methods to defend against fraud. Two-factor has become multi-factor – but how many factors is enough? And how many is too many? How can businesses provide frictionless authentication, adaptable to risk level and customer behaviour?

  • Matthew Wilson, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Ekata
  • Arthur Ceccotti, Payments Engineer, Monzo
  • Lauren Jones, Senior Advisor, Payments Standardization and Policy, Huawei
  • Adam Butler, Sales Director, Transmit Security
  • Louise Maynard Atem, Research Lead, Women in Identity (Moderator)

When building identity systems how can a wide range of usability and accessibility needs be accounted for, and how do we mitigate unconscious biases from solutions and algorithms? Will championing diversity at all stages of product development, from design, to testing, benefit the end customer? And is inclusion really a critical concern, or simply an excuse for delay?

  • Claire Maillet, Head of Financial Crime, Jaja Finance
  • Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, Open Identity Exchange
  • Emma Lindley, Co-Founder, Women in Identity (Moderator)

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Manager, VC Innovations