Overview | Why Attend? | Who Should Attend?

National eID Management | eGovernment Services | Foundations for eID Schemes | Legal Frameworks, Policy & Governance | Population Registers | Biometric & Unique Identification | Credentials for eID Schemes | Mobile & Digital ID & Personal Devices | On-line & Off-Line Authentication Services | Driving Financial Inclusion with eID | Federating eID for Regional Co-operations | Trends Shaping the Future of eID


Why Attend?

In 2015 the focus of the Government Forum on Electronic Identity is how national eID schemes, whether in developing countries or advanced economies, can effectively support the delivery of public and private sector services to eligible citizens. Case studies will explore how national identity systems can support population management, social protection, distribution of benefits and financial services, thereby providing improved outcomes for citizens, more efficient government and reduced costs for businesses.

Topics Covered
This year’s forum will focus on the following issues:

Complete Identity - eID and Digital ID
From physical eID documents to online digital identity credentials: latest thinking and case studies on how to deliver secure and legal online digital identity by extending national electronic identity systems and credentials to the Internet and mobile networks.

Electronic Identity without a Document
With biometrics, digital certificates, mobile devices or otherwise, how can governments enable citizens and residents to prove identity, both offline and online, without issuing an eID document? What are the options for document-less secure electronic identity and are they practical for governments, citizens and residents?

Integrating National eID and Civil Registration
Lack of strong civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems can be a problem for developing countries. What ICT strategies can support the scaling up, modernizing and digitizing of CRVS (taking account of increasingly mobile populations) and the linking of CRVS with national electronic identity systems in a single legal and policy framework.

Popular, Secure and Legal Digital Identity from Civil Registration
Citizens of developed countries with strong civil registration may reject national eID documents and unique identity numbers due to privacy concerns. How can strong civil registration systems be used to provide citizens with efficient, user-friendly, secure and legal online digital identities that satisfy their personal data privacy concerns?

Driving Usage of Online Digital Identity
Achieving widespread adoption and online use of a government-issued digital ID is a challenge. How can identity authorities that launch secure and legal online digital IDs and digital signatures, successfully attract, convert and retain citizens and commercial service providers?

Provisioning Digital IDs and Onboarding Citizens
Onboarding citizens and service providers in a digital identity infrastructure is critical. Citizens that are functionally (technically) provisioned with their government digital ID are not fully “onboarded” until they have used it successfully (usually 3 times). Once onboarding is achieved, how will citizens measure the success of their government-issued digital ID?

Managing the Costs of National Identity Systems
Budget limitations and public scrutiny of identity programs are driving tighter control of initial and operational costs. What business strategies and ICT innovations can help governments manage costs? Examples include open architectures, interoperable standards, COTS products, planning the lifetime of identity systems and designing revenue-generating identity services.

Latest Technology Innovations in National eID & Digital ID
New cost-effective ICT developments and innovations that can help to build capacity and assist government departments in the implementation of national electronic identity and digital identity, by improving functionality and performance, reducing costs and resources while enhancing the security and functionality of eID and digital ID schemes and identity services

Combining Digital ID and eID: Mobile Devices
How can mobile devices combine digital ID and (supplementary) electronic ID for online and off-line identity and signing transactions? Should government identity credentials be stored in mobile devices? If so, then where and how? Which organisations should manage the provisioning and what would be the provisioning and revocation processes?

From Financial Inclusion to Mobile Banking
How eID can enable the unbanked in developing markets to become financially included and benefit from social protection, government cash benefits and microfinance. How developed countries can use secure, legal digital identity to support business efficiency and economic growth through online KYC and digital signing for financial and commercial services.

Data Privacy to Support eID and Digital ID
Today, legal frameworks and data protection regulations must support both secure offline electronic identity and online digital identity. Data privacy models for government-issued online digital identity should prevent data trails by ensuring data economy, the unlinkability of data, and by defining acceptable use policies.

The forum will enable exchange of knowledge and sharing of experience for all stakeholders that seek to facilitate the adoption of national electronic identity for a wide variety of applications in Asia. Designed to support capacity building and technical assistance, government delegates can learn about their options and explain their problems and challenges while seeking input and advice from domain experts and suppliers. It is also an opportunity for the international development agencies and donors to gain insight into trends and needs in their focus practices and geographic zones in order to help in their engagement planning and development. The forum is also a unique networking opportunity for identity solution providers to present their offerings and capabilities to a large and diverse group of decision-makers.