Women in Identity partners with Goode Intelligence for Identity Summit London

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Analyst and consultancy company Goode Intelligence has signed a strategic partnership with Women in Identity for the Identity Summit in London on January 30, 2020, to increase the emphasis on inclusivity at the summit focused on biometrics and identity innovation, the company announced.

Hosted by Rise London, Identity Summit London presents the latest innovative technology in digital identity, with a number of keynotes, panel talks and demonstrations from professionals working in government and various industries.

A panel discussion about diversity and women in identity will be moderated by Emma Lindley, co-founder of Women in Identity. The organizers are offering 15 free tickets to members of Women in Identity who would be unable to attend, otherwise. More details about the initiative are available by contacting events@womeninidentity.org

“Ensuring that diversity is embraced across the identity industry is fundamental to addressing the question of effectively and securely identifying people online. We need to enable ALL people to perform digital tasks in a safe and secure manner,” said Alan Goode, CEO and chief analyst, Goode Intelligence. “That’s why we are delighted to welcome Women in Identity as our Strategic Partner for the London Summit. As key representatives of the campaign for inclusion and diversity in the identity industry, Women in Identity brings an important perspective to the discussions that will be taking place.”

“If the identity sector doesn’t start taking diversity seriously, its products will fail for whole sections of the population. And that will mean governments having to pick up the pieces and ensure availability of finance and essential services for all. We are delighted to support Goode Intelligence in bringing these issues to the fore at this important forum,” said Lindley.

Lindley suggested in a recent round-table discussion at the FinTECH Talents event in London reported by Yahoo Finance that the digital identity industry has lost sight of humans while focusing on technology. She says this is how the UK Home Office ended up deploying facial recognition technology that does not work as well for people with very dark or very light skin.

“Don’t assume that your supplier of identity products is thinking about making them work for everybody,” she warns.

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