FB pixel

Mobile biometrics prominent as ID4Africa unveils themes for Marathon of Innovations

 

Biometrics and digital ID

ID4Africa has unveiled ‘Identity Management Tools for a World in Crisis’ as the overall event theme of its live virtual conference on biometrics and digital identity innovation, and also announced the themes for the event’s sessions.

The conference, dubbed ‘ID4Africa 2020: Marathon of Innovations,’ will feature six themes and take place from 8 to 10 December 2020, including ID4Africa’s Innovation World Tour.

The movement said in its announcement that the virtual conference is part of its efforts at helping companies and countries adapt their identity management practices to the current realities of the “new normal” occasioned by the global pandemic.

The themes to be treated in the course of the conference will touch on diverse subjects including digital identity innovations; enabling service delivery; mobile platforms, derived identities and the future of secure credentials; digital ID for travel and population flow management and ‘next-gen enabling technologies.’

Theme one will specifically deal with topics such as end-to-end digital identity schemes, identity intelligence, digital identity schemes for reinforcing national and legal identity programs, and the new ecosystem for digital management, among others.

On theme two, issues related to new priorities for digital identity schemes, new economic models for eServices, designing for trust and availability, and designing for interoperability will all be discussed.

As part of themes three and four, key topics such as mobile as a preferred platform for onboarding and authentication, emergence of derived identities, securing and protecting the privacy of identity data, and designing for affordability, accessibility and user control, are on the menu.

Themes five and six cut across other major subjects including biometric innovations and the integration of digital identity into everyday transactions.

The event will end with a conference summary and an announcement of Marathon winners and awarding of medals.

ID4Africa says passes for the event are already available and free registration of government workers for the upcoming virtual event is underway.

An ID4Africa webinar spotlighting identity systems in Tanzania will also be held on November 12.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News

 

Biometrics developers dance with data privacy regulations continues

Biometrics controversy and investments are often found side by side, as seen in many of this week’s top stories on…

 

EU AI Act should revise its risk-based approach: Report

Another voice has joined the chorus criticizing the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act, this time arguing that important provisions of…

 

Swiss e-ID resists rushing trust infrastructure

Switzerland is debating on how to proceed with the technical implementation of its national digital identity as the 2026 deadline…

 

Former Jumio exec joins digital ID web 3.0 project

Move over Worldcoin, there’s a new kid on the block vying for the attention of the digital identity industry and…

 

DHS audit urges upgrade of biometric vetting for noncitizens and asylum seekers

A recent audit by the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

 

Researchers spotlight Russia’s opaque facial recognition surveillance system

In recent years, Russia has been attracting attention for its use of facial recognition surveillance to track down protestors, opposition…

Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events