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Identity & Authentication [clear filter]
Monday, June 4

12:05pm BST

Biometrics 2.0

Businesses, keen to drive digital transformation, have long walked the tightrope between incorporating new features and introducing new risks. Biometrics has helped mitigate this trade-off and empowers businesses to future-proof their systems against ever-evolving cyberattacks, streamline existing processes, and improve the customer experience.


Despite this progress, there are regular news stories of biometrics being subverted—fingerprints reproduced using HD images, and hackers and researchers hard at work attempting to fool facial recognition systems, iris scanners, and every other biometric technique.


New biometric techniques are being pioneered—vein recognition, facial expressions, ear shape and even chip implantation—but what of convenience? Do people see chip implantation as no big deal, or a sci-fi transhumanist nightmare? Finger vein recognition may be more secure, but is it sustainable for businesses to require more hardware to take payments?


What will drive the type and uptake of biometrics in the future? Will convenience or privacy limit what people are prepared to use? Or will security prevail, demanding ever-more sophisticated technologies in the arms race against hackers?

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Stephen Ritter

Chief Technology Officer, Mitek
A pioneering force in applying machine learning to today’s most challenging business problems, Stephen’s expertise spans Internet security, facial analytics and identity.Prior to joining Mitek as CTO, Stephen lead technology for Emotient, a deep learning facial analytics startup... Read More →

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Nick Dryden

CEO, Sthaler Ltd
Nick Dryden founded Sthaler to create a new way to pay. No cards. No cash. No phone. No hassle. He developed VeinID technology, in partnership with Hitachi. The biometric puts identification and payment at your fingertips. Infrared light maps the pattern of veins in your finger. This... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 12:05pm - 12:30pm BST
The Arena Stage
Tuesday, June 5

11:10am BST

Solving for identity
Addressing the components of identity and how banks and financial services providers can become identity custodians. What does that look like in term of business models, new technologies and regulatory frameworks?

avatar for Ghela Boskovich

Ghela Boskovich

Founder, FemTechGlobal
Ghela Boskovich is very active in the FinTech industry, having spent the last ten years focused on business development for core insurance and banking system solutions. Over the last five years her work centered on financial services pricing governance functionality, which has leveraged... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:10am - 11:20am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:35am BST

Leading with identity: From good practice to regulatory requirement
How does leading with identity impact the model, the customer experience and product fit? What are the regulatory concerns under PSD2 and GDPR? What happens when we translate this thinking into the “complex identities” of companies, and what are the translatable business models?

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Sunil Gossain

SVP Europe, InAuth UK Ltd.
Sunil Gossain – as SVP, I lead the InAuth EMEA team. I am a business development executive who brings two decades of knowledge and experience from leadership roles within solution providers, financial services, and consulting agencies. I work directly with the largest banks, payment... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:35am - 11:50am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:50am BST

Commercialising through technology
How can we leverage tools and technology to implement “identity first” product transformation. Once you I understand what it means to be an identity custodian, and the importance of ‘solving for identity’ in your organisation, what are the tools and technologies that enable you to do this?

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Bianca Lopes

FinTech Influencer
Naturally curious and fascinated by humans, Bianca is a Serial Entrepreneur and an experienced speaker in Data, Identity, FinTech, Entrepreneurship & Diversity. She has been a banker, and worked in partnership with large financial instituitions to reshape their human approach to technology... Read More →

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Kris de Ryck

CEO, Belgian Mobile ID - itsme
Kris De Ryck, CEO of Belgian Mobile ID, will address the needs and solutions of the digital society we live in and the important next steps that lie on the short-term horizon. Belgian Mobile ID brings together the seven market leaders in the sectors for banking and telecommunications... Read More →
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Philippe Vallée

Philippe Vallée has held his current position since September 2016. Prior to this he was the Company's Chief Operating Officer, with operational responsibility for all the Company's businesses (from January 2014 to August 2016), and EVP of Gemalto Telecommunications Business Unit... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm BST
The High Wire Stage

12:10pm BST

Breaking the compromise between security and convenience
We have solved for identity, and discussed how taking an identity first approach is fundamental to product and business transformation and future agility. But what are the security concerns in an “identity first” world and how do we balance privacy, security and convenience in creating consumer driven products?

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Peter O'Neill

President & CEO, FindBiometrics
Head of the most trusted and longest-standing biometrics and identity management resource – FindBiometrics – Peter O’Neill is known throughout the industry as an integral thought leader and a prominent voice for strong authentication. He is a member of the International Biometric... Read More →

avatar for Clive Bourke

Clive Bourke

President, Daon
Clive Bourke is President of EMEA and APAC for Daon and sits on Daon’s board of directors. He is responsible for all Daon's business activities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Clive and his team deliver and support biometrics, authentication and identity... Read More →
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Christian Fredrikson

President & CEO, Fingerprints Cards AB
Biography coming soon
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Dr. Tamaz Georgadze

CEO & Founder, Raisin
Tamaz graduated with honors in law from University of Giessen and international economics from Tbilisi State University. He also holds a PhD in agricultural economics from University of Giessen. Prior to building and scaling Raisin, Tamaz has spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company... Read More →
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Nathalie Oestmann

Senior VP Strategic Marketing, Financial Institutions, IDEMIA
Biography coming soon.
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Frances Zelazny

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, BioCatch
Frances is a seasoned marketing strategist and business development professional with nearly 20 years experience in the identity industry and with multiple start-up companies. Prior to BioCatch, Frances ran an independent consulting firm focused on helping early stage and midsize... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:10pm - 12:50pm BST
The High Wire Stage
Wednesday, June 6

9:00am BST

Is self-sovereign identity the way forward for financial services?
The three domain identity model (3DID) provides a useful framework for thinking about real and digital identity. Using this model, we can see a clear separation between the issue of creating digital identities and binding them to things in the real world, and the use of those digital identities to support transactions in the virtual world. It is interesting to speculate whether new techniques such as self sovereign identity can transform the online identity space and whether such a transformation can help with the management of personal data at scale. After all, data might well be the new oil but in our new GDPR world, personal data might well be the new toxic waste.

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Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am BST
The Carousel Stage

9:10am BST

It’s your data (isn’t it?)
We all understand that “data is the new oil” especially when we are talking about personal data and especially in financial services. How can organisations develop strategies to curate and care for personal data in the face of GDPR, PSD2, instant payments, open banking and so on when there is no digital identity infrastructure to build on? In this session we take a deep dive in the current controversy about Cambridge Analytica in order to help the audience to understand the complexities of the real world of personal data and the pressures on the sector, then an informed panel will discuss different practical approaches that might deliver benefits to organisations and their customers.

avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →

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Andre Boysen

Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey Technologies Inc
Andre Boysen is the Chief Identity Officer at SecureKey. Andre has led the pioneering privacy-engineering in his work at SecureKey in the evolution of its services, including the Verified.Me service, the SecureKey Concierge service and the BC Services Card. He consults with SecureKey’s... Read More →
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Katryna Dow

CEO & Founder, Meeco
Katryna Dow is the founder and CEO of Meeco, a world leading data independence start-up in the emerging personal data economy. Meeco enables individuals to create and build their digital identity to securely manage online services, data and devices. Through the API-of-Me, individuals... Read More →
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Roger Haenni

CEO, Datum
Roger Haenni is the CEO and co-founder of Datum. Tech wizard and serial entrepreneur, with 17 years experience in big data systems. Co-founder of StockX, SwissInvest, PCP.ch and Kosi.
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Emma Lindley

Senior Director, CyberSource, a Visa solution
Emma brings to CyberSource, a Visa solution, extensive and pioneering expertise in digital identity, complemented by a passion for diversity and inclusion to her role.As identity and data becomes ever more entwined with payments, Emma brings a track record of helping banks, fintechs... Read More →
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Jacoba Sieders

Identity Strategist, ABNAMRO
Jacoba Sieders is an all-round Digital Identity and Information Security expert with18 years of experience in consultancy, development, and strategy on the topic of IAM. Before joining ABN AMRO as the leading expert for digital identity services and access control for customers, employees... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am BST
The Carousel Stage

10:00am BST

Understanding digital identity
This boot camp will give non-specialists the tools they need to understand the digital identity landscape, the crucial role of digital identity in the next phase of evolution of online financial services and the debates and controversies in the space: Databases or blockchains? Self-sovereign or government? This session will deliver a clear framework for businesses and technologists to interact and will help delegates to understand not only the concepts of digital identity but the strategies for applying it to business. These will be made real by ForgeRock who will give examples of how digital identity is being applied at scale in real organisations ranging from banks to sports equipment manufacturers. 

avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →
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Paul Inglis

Global President Global Industries, ForgeRock
Paul leads the Financial Services Global Industry team, working with the leadership of a number of the leading Financial Services and Payments companies to drive real transformation with Identity and Digital Trust.

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 10:40am BST
The Carousel Stage