Digital Identity: Towards a New Paradigm?

Digital Identity: Towards a New Paradigm?

Start: Monday 27 February 2023 13:00

End: Monday 27 February 2023 14:00

Venue: CC7 Fira Barcelona Gran Via

Location: Barcelona, Spain

The recent pace of digital transformation has dramatically increased the demand for digital identity, while simultaneously highlighting the challenges of the current digital identity paradigm. In response, innovative solutions have thrived. Digital service providers increasingly have new options to verify users’ identities. However, as users’ digital lives grow, these disparate implementations across digital services increase the burden on users. Institutions face a complex balancing act between protecting themselves against fraud and cybersecurity risks while also avoiding inconveniencing users and feeding into data privacy concerns.

Structural evolutions might redefine the digital identity paradigm. International initiatives are underway to equip citizens with digital identity wallets. With intended applications beyond public services, will this trigger mainstream adoption of reusable identity? In time, digital identity will need to meet renewed challenges from the metaverse and Web 3.0. How will users trust who they interact with and protect their digital assets against fraud?

In this seminar, we will examine major trends and their implications for digital identity and the mobile industry. We will also consider mobile industry opportunities as the identity landscape shifts and new identity ecosystems emerge.

Our Speakers:

Andrzej Ochocki

Head of Identity Management, Deutsche Telekom AG

Andrzej leads the Digital Identity activities and Deutsche Telekom Group, which includes design, build and operation of the Identity cloudified common production infrastructure and software, DT’s Group Identity products and services development for 3rd Parties as well as related support of the national companies. 

Andrzej serves also as a Chairman of the GSMA European Identity Group and is actively engaged in Industry collaboration and positioning Telco’s assets for trusted Identity ecosystems, incl. emerging ones like the EU ID. 

He started at Deutsche Telekom Group in 1996 and has served in various engineering and leadership roles, both in Technology as well as in Business areas. Through his many assignments, Andrzej brings strong leadership and key experiences in to deliver at scale advanced Identity and Network APIs technologies as well as innovative products and services with speed and agility. 

Andrzej has a MBA degree from the University of Minnesota as well as MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He lives in Bonn Germany, is married and has two sons. 

Cameron D’Ambrosi

Senior Principal, Liminal

Cameron D’Ambrosi is a Senior Principal at Liminal, and host of the State of Identity podcast. In his role, Cameron is responsible for supporting Liminal’s advisory services platform by offering clients key insights into the companies and technologies shaping digital identity today. Prior to joining Liminal, Cameron was a Manager with Deloitte, focused on helping financial services clients complete digital transformations of their AML and KYC programs. Cameron is a graduate of Fordham University, with a degree in History.

Dr. Gilad Rosner

Principal, Liminal

Dr. Gilad Rosner is a digital identity, privacy, and regulation consultant and researcher at Liminal. Gilad is a published academic and government advisor, and his work focuses on the evolution of digital identity management, US & EU privacy regimes, the Internet of Things, and emerging technologies. His research has been used by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, and the Welsh Government. He has been a featured expert on the BBC and other news outlets, and his 25-year IT career spans ID technologies, digital media, robotics, and telecommunications. Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, and was part of the Privacy Guidelines Expert Group of the OECD. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, and he founded the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum. Gilad is an expert on the regulation of digital identity, and he consults and researches on a broad range of issues including GDPR, emotional AI, online trust, digital ethics, age verification, children’s privacy, biometrics, and de-identification. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker, giving talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to becoming a consultant and researcher, he helped design, prototype and manufacture the world’s only robotic video migration system, known as SAMMA, which won an Emmy Award for technical and engineering excellence in 2011. Gilad holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Chicago, a Master’s from NYU, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.

Helene Vigue

Identity and Data Director, GSMA

Helene Vigue is Identity and Data Director at the GSMA. She joined the GSMA in 2014 after a decade at Orange in a variety of technology, innovation and business roles. This included mobile handset launches, fixed mobile convergence research, global strategy and the commercial management of a digital subsidiary. At the GSMA, Helene has supported mobile operators worldwide with the strategic marketing of their identity projects. She focuses on facilitating identity and data opportunities for the mobile industry. Helene is an engineering graduate of the École Polytechnique and of the École des Mines. She also holds an MSc in quantum optics from the Paris XI University.

For any questions feel free to reach out to GSMA Identity and Data Director, Helene Vigue at identity@gsma.com.

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