Digital Identity for Government conference update

Here’s the latest update on our upcoming digital identity conference, we think you’ll like it

Posted 25 October 2021 by Matt Stanley

It’s only one month to go now until Think Digital Identity for Government on November 25th and as we continue to sign up new speakers and sponsors, we thought we’d give you a little more detail on some of our content.

We are really excited to have Natalie Jones, the new Director for Digital Identity at the Government Digital Service, with us to give the government keynote. There will obviously be more news on the governments ‘Single Sign-on’ and digital identity apps and we look forward to any other information Natalie can share at this time.

Natalie Jones Director Digital Identity at GDS

We follow up the government update with a really important session around ‘Social Inclusion’ and government identity services. Social inclusion and digital identity go hand-in-hand. Government’s, perhaps more than any other sector need to ensure that digital services are accessible by all. This session will discuss how the tech industry can help the government formulate meaningful policy around social inclusion. We also have some great panellists confirmed for this discussion including Cheryl Stevens, Interim Digital Director, Shared Channel Services at DWP Digital, Jessica Figueras, Vice Chair of the UK Cyber Security Council and Louise Maynard-Atem, Head of Data Insights at GBG and Lead Researcher at Women in Identity

We have a great session that we are working on with our partners at Condatis, on the topic of ‘Decentralised Identity and transforming digital journeys.’ We’’ll be talking to Alasdair Murray the Condatis Chief Product Officer and Rohit Gulati, Senior Program Manager on the Identity Engineering team at Microsoft UK, on the benefits and opportunities offered by decentralised identity across the public sector. 

Another highlight in the days content is a presentation by Professor Carsten Maple, a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute on the topic of Trustworthy AI and digital identity. Professor Maple will consider how to build trustworthy AI and highlight some of the findings from the ongoing Gates Project undertaken by the institute.

Mobile identity is becoming an increasingly important topic to consider and we have a great session in place, where we will hear from Maarten Wegdam the Co-Founder of Innovlar on mobile identity verification and how it has been used successfully in the Home Office, EU Settlement Scheme.

We always close the conference on a high, with a panel of great speakers, from varied backgrounds to discuss the future of digital identity. Confirmed speaker for this panel include Lord Chris Holmes MBE, Digital Advisor to the Cabinet Office, Tracey Follows, Founder and CEO of Futuremade, Glen Robinson, National Technology Officer at Microsoft UK and Susan Morrow, Head of R&D at Identity provider Avoco Secure and TDP’s own digital identity advisor.

We are currently busy working with our commercial partners on this conference and to ensure that all content is relevant, and full of great insight for our delegates. These sponsor partners include, Accenture, Auth0, Avoco Secure, Boxxe, Condatis, Innovalor and Okta. Think Digital Partners co-founder Matt Stanley said, ‘We are making some great progress with our event sponsors across all of our content channels and look forward to working with them all to deliver some great messaging on the day and post conference.’

Think Digital Partners will also be launching a new virtual event platform at this conference, that will be used in all upcoming conferences. The TDP event manager Katie Murphy said, I’m really excited to be launching our new virtual event platform at Think Digital Identity for Government.  Like many organisations we’ve had to learn fast how to deliver online content to a large live audience, and that experience has led us to search and find the platform we’ll be using in November.  It not only provides a solid base for our delegates and speakers to communicate through, it will also provide our sponsors with visually pleasing and easy to navigate, virtual event stands.  Networking with delegates and the opportunity for two-way conversations with the people that interest you will be easy to do, and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to use the platform in the lead up to and on the big day!

If you like the sound of all of the above, you can register to attend this vitally important and informative conference today.