Editorial

What to look out for at this weeks Think Digital Identity for Government conference

The UK’s only public sector focused digital identity conference is back this week

Posted 14 November 2022 by Matt Stanley


This Thursday see’s the 9th offering in the successful Think Digital Identity for Government conference programme focusing on the various aspects of digital identity across public services. 

The agenda is full of insightful topics and interesting discussion points to get everybody thinking. This years conference begins with a keynote delivered Tom Skalycz, HMRC’s Chief Technology and Design Officer who will be sharing information on HMRC’s use of the governments One Login and its digital identity initiatives. This will be followed up by Mike Crockart, Service Owner Digital Identity Scotland, who will be presenting the Scottish Governments digital identity offerings for Scotland’s public services.  

Other morning highlights include a session with the OIX’s Nick Mothershaw on the organisations recent work on ‘Trust Framework Interoperability‘; a session that considers the advancement of mobile identity and its multifaceted offerings before we move on to a session that considers some of the successful activity across identity projects in the private sector which could potentially be replicated in the public sector. We also hear from our longstanding commercial partners at Okta and Condatis on some of their approaches that are already bearing fruit in the public sector.

After our usual splendid lunch and chance to network with colleagues, speakers and sponsors we get straight back into the panel discussions with a session that focusses on local government and considers the various public services where good use of digital identity can make a positive impact. We follow that with our regular ‘International Panel‘ session where this events speakers come from Norway, Italy, Canada and our regular commentator on this panel session Kay Chopard from the Kantara Initiative. Our penultimate session of the day focuses on blockchain and decentralised identity, and how the government might make use of self sovereign projects. 

We end the conference with our look at the ‘Future of Digital Identity’. We have a panel of identity experts from GDS, DCMS, the Post Office and the Chair of the Open Identity Exchange to share their thoughts on where digital identity might be going, the pitfalls and the opportunities. 

It’s going to be a great day, with great conversations, both on stage and those that take place over the breaks, with our friends and colleagues in the industry. 

As always, it is free for the public sector to register and attend our conferences either in person or virtually and we do still have a couple of private sector tickets available too. If you are undecided about attending, you can have a look here at what the delegates from our last identity conference had to say. If you haven’t already registered yet you can do so here.

We hope to see you on Thursday.