Future Identity North America agenda 2022

Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations 

Recent global events brought digital identity front of mind. As organisations everywhere rushed to deploy solutions, it became clear just how possible it is to do digital identity wrong. Standards and frameworks matter and are vital to establish trust and drive interoperability. Hear from some of the key organisations developing specifications and guidelines for the identity sector and uniting communities of developers and users to support adoption.

  • Kay Chopard, Executive Director, Kantara Initiative
  • Joni Brennan, President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
  • Andrew Shikiar, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance
  • Elizabeth Garber, Co-Chair, GAIN Proof of Concept Community Group, Open ID Foundation
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

mDLs and digital wallets have the potential to enhance user privacy, streamline travel and support identity proofing efforts for merchants, healthcare, banks, and law enforcement. Which approaches are being considered in the various mDL pilots underway? How will trust frameworks support scalability and interoperability? And will the mDL ever be recognized a global identifier alongside the passport?

  • John Wunderlich, Chair, MDL Working Group, Kantara Initiative
  • Eric Jorgensen, Motor Vehicle Division Director, Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Gail Hodges, Special Advisor Identity Technologies, California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Loffie Jordaan, Solutions Architect, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
  • Mike McCaskill, Director, Identity Management, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) (Moderator)

Identity proofing challenges impact in-person and remote interactions in the healthcare sector. Patient records are siloed, manual processes create delays, and fraudulent claims escalate. Since 2020, we have seen drastic digital advances in public health management. But are contact tracing apps here to stay? Will their success inspire further digital identity solutions in the sector for physicians and patients? How will digital identity solutions evolve now that pandemic crisis levels have subsided?

  • Leah Houston, MD, Founder and CEO, HPEC
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

Open finance, open data, open identity – the idea that consumers should be able to access, manage and trace their information without delay is gaining traction. Rooted public and private interests trap data in siloes and limit consumer freedom. Can we move towards a common approach to data sharing to allow greater consumer choice and increase the speed of verification? Can alternative data sources be leveraged to enable greater financial inclusion?

  • Don Cardinal, Managing Director, Financial Data Exchange
  • Tim Bouma, Director, Verification and Assessment, CIO Strategy Council
  • Michelle Beyo, Board Member, Open Banking Initiative Canada
  • Linda Yeng, Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer, Centre
  • Alex Yang, Director Connected Banking, Bank of America (Moderator)

Research shows 84% of people in 2022 feel more confident travelling where physical contact and crowds are reduced. As the travel industry rebounds from the impact of the pandemic, seamless and contactless identity solutions could play a key role in managing passenger flow and enhancing border security. How are public and private partnerships advancing digital identity at all stages of the passenger journey?

  • Annet Steenbergen, Digital Identity Advisor, Government of Aruba
  • Ciaran Carolan, Program Manager PKD, The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • George Merritt, PANGIAM, Former Senior VP of Operations, Denver International Airport
  • Chris Runde, Corporate Strategy and Innovation, Ross and Baruzzini (Moderator)

Across North America, identity systems have not evolved for a digital world. Social security numbers are still relied on despite widespread misuse, and digital identity rules and requirements vary immensely between jurisdictions. During the pandemic, millions faced difficulties accessing emergency funds while fraudsters were more active than ever. How are policymakers addressing the urgent need for digital identity, and collaborating with industry to improve security and convenience online?

Jeremy Grant, Coordinator, Better Identity Coalition

Banking, payments, and financial transactions increasingly take place online, but with this transformation comes new risks. Fraud and financial crime pose significant threats to the digital economy, and legacy solutions for identity verification can no longer keep pace with the sophisticated techniques used by fraudsters. How are new technologies changing the way we identify ourselves to access financial services, minimizing manual process, tackling fraud in real-time and reducing customer friction?

  • Denny Prvu, Global Director, Identity and Access Management, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Upendra Mardikar, Chief Security Officer, Snap Finance
  • Elizabeth Garber, Former VP of Digital Products, Santander
  • Laura Camplisson, Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations (Moderator)

Blockchain offers the potential to build more equitable and sustainable financial solutions for the future. The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has thousands of members around the world. Find out about GBA’s vision and the recent announcement of the world’s first blockchain-based credit union. How will the future of blockchain unfold through real-world use cases in digital identity, financial services and beyond?

Gerard Dache, Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association
Joseph Lowe, Chairman of the Board, Maven Federal Credit Union

Laura Camplisson. Future Identity Portfolio Lead, VC Innovations