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Vision-Box joins World Economic Forum panel to discuss digital identity


Vision-Box joins World Economic Forum panel to discuss digital identity

Vision-Box’s VP of Business Development Richard Camman participated in a World Economic Forum panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland, to share insights about biometric-enabled digital identity in a modern global society, the company announced.

The discussion was called “Towards a More Useful, Safe and Valuable Identity” and was led by David Treat, Senior Managing Director at Accenture. It was part of the World Economic Forum’s projects addressing the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, and the Future of Mobility.

“Vision-Box is delighted to contribute to this panel and exchange views on the fundamental role of digital identity in a modern global society,” Camman said. “The company has been pioneering the foundations of building secure and safe communities with its citizen-centric seamless solutions. Sharing best practices and our vision of how biometrics can responsibly simplify the lives of billions of people is pivotal towards a sustainable digital society.”

Research shows that global travel will near 1.8 billion international arrivals per year by 2030, representing a 50 percent increase from 2020. This will bring a number of opportunities but will also raise challenges on aviation, security threats and travel and tourism infrastructures which could be successfully addressed by a cross-entity collaboration for innovation in passenger identity management.

Camman presented Vision-Box’s hands-on best practices on seamless and secure travel put together under the WEF’s Known Traveler Digital Identity (KTDI) framework built following a collaboration with public and private sector companies from Canada and the Netherlands.

Vision-Box’s Privacy-by-Design certified Orchestra Identity Management Platform provides a tool that delivers global interoperability and is compliant with data protection regulations and ensures the secure cross-border movement of people.

The WEF panel was joined by experts from MasterCard, Workday and Accenture who emphasized the importance and value of digital identity in multiple sectors including healthcare, travel, banking and government. Vision-Box encourages both customers and industry stakeholders to get involved in the security process and in managing digital identity for enhanced border security.

In 2019, Vision-Box extended its biometric departure smartgates deal with Australia to 2026, it launched a facial recognition boarding system at JFK airport in New York in partnership with Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and expanded in Portugal to triple production of airport biometric tech.

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