Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Supported by

Diamond Partners


09:30 - 09:35

Chairs welcome

  • David Bicknell, Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research, GlobalData
09:35 - 09:55

Government Keynote

Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director Digital Identity at DCMS, will discuss the current state of play of digital identity for the whole economy and plans for future policy development of digital identity across the public sector as a whole. 

  • Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director Digital Identity, DCMS
09:55 - 10:30

Is the Identity and Attributes Exchange (IAX) Verify 2.0?

The UK Gov Verify scheme has had a mixed response with a number of the original IDPs pulling out in 2018. Verify looks set to be eventually deprecated, but UK citizens still need a way to engage and transact with government in an assured way. This session will look at a new scheme which places attributes at the centre of this with the Identity and Attributes Exchange (IAX). This scheme, whilst not Verify, may offer the way forward in C2G interactions.

This session will discuss what next for Verify and will IAX solve the UK government’s need for a seamless, usable, secure, citizen identity?

  • Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly
  • Colin Wallis, Director, Kantara Initiative
  • Benjamin Barnard, Head of Technology Policy, Policy Exchange
  • Andrew Bud CBE, Founder and CEO, iProov
10:30 - 11:15

The Local Authority Digital Identity Survey 2020

In September and October 2020 Think Digital Partners conducted a survey across the UK local authorities to find out more about the current state of play in digital identity. The survey aimed to take a snap-shot of the current situation at many local government organisations; finding out which public services utilised or required identity; what strategies were in place for digital identity; were there enough skills internally or would you need to outsource to fulfil your service needs?

This session will look at some of the key highlights of this survey and with the help of some local government and supplier speakers look at what we need to work towards moving forwards.

  • Jessica Figueras, Founder, Hither Ventures
  • Jon Graham, Project Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Donna Joyce, Public Sector Account Director, Auth0
11:15 - 12:00

Open Banking: Is it fit for government

The second version of the EU regulation Payment Services Directive (PSD2) requires that banks made financial data available under customer direction. The result is Open Banking. Open Banking can deliver financial data, on request, and under user consent, to services. This can be used to give government services assurance that a citizen is legitimate by sharing bank checked data. It can also be used to facilitate payments.

This session will look at where Open Banking can be used in government services. It will also debate the pros and cons of Open Banking in a government context.

  • Susan Morrow, Head of R&D, Avoco Secure
  • David Birch, Global Ambassador, Consult Hyperion
  • Till Worth, Head of Platform, TrueLayer
  • Rob Kotlara, Co-Founder & President, Digital Identity Net
12:00 - 12:10

Chairmans closing remarks

  • David Bicknell, Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research, Globaldata