Identity and Data Community Meeting #9: Identity Verification

Identity and Data Community Meeting #9: Identity Verification

Start: Monday 14 November 2022 14:00

End: Monday 14 November 2022 15:00

Venue: Online

Join us on Monday, 14 November 2022 from 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) to hear about identity verification and consider implications for the mobile industry.


Use cases for identity verification range widely across verticals, whether online or in person. Mobile Driving Licences and identity proofing solutions enable identity verification. Mobile identity solutions may enrich them to better support verticals.


Mobile Driving Licence implementations are gathering pace, in an effort to digitise existing driving licence cards and paper documents for presentation and verification on mobile handsets. The session will include an overview of the technology and the state of the market.


Complementing this, identity proofing solutions help ensure remotely that people are who they claim to be. This is particularly crucial for businesses and governments during user onboarding. Yet they face challenges to fight ever evolving fraud, including synthetic identity fraud.


During our session a brief technology overview of identity proofing will set the scene before we explore new opportunities available to the industry, including mobile identity solutions that can augment identity proofing in the fight against identity fraud. Combining identity proofing and mobile authentication could secure highly sensitive transactions in the public sector, healthcare and financial verticals.

Blair Cohen

President & Founder, AuthenticID

Blair Cohen is the Founder and President of AuthenticID, a disruptive and transformational AI-driven identity proofing and fraud prevention company. Its technology quickly and securely verifies identities with 99% + accuracy in seconds. The outcome for companies is a reduction in fraud costs, elevated security, and a friction-free customer experience.

As a dynamic technology entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience, Blair is future-focused and can anticipate industry needs, identify pain points, and then build systems to help organizations improve their bottom line. Prior to turning his focus to solving the biggest challenge on earth, identity, Blair launched several other groundbreaking enterprises and pioneering technology products. Named by One World Identity (OWI) as one of the 100 Most Influential Identity Experts globally, his articles can be found in publications like Fast Company. He frequently speaks at industry conferences focused on identity, risk management, and information security.

Iain Maxwell

Product Manager, UL

Iain Maxwell, also known as Max, is Product Manager for UL’s Mobile Tools portfolio at UL Solutions Identity Management & Security Division. With over 20 years of experience in the smart card industry focusing on the testing of GSMA Subscription Manager servers, handsets, UICCs/eUICCs and Mobile Payment solutions, he is also an experienced trainer on telecommunication, identity and payments specifications and UL products.

Iain has extensive experience testing GSMA M2M and Consumer eSIM technologies, NFC, GlobalPlatform, CAT, TCP-BIP, CAT-TP, SWP/HCI and other 3GPP/3GPP2/ETSI handset and UICC products, in addition to a range of different Mobile Payment solutions.

He now specializes in Mobile Driving License (mDL) technologies based on ISO18013-5. In addition to these activities he also manages UL’s Mobile Tools portfolio delivering testing, validation and qualification tools for GSMA Subscription Manager servers, handsets/LPAds, UICC/eUICCs, mDL Applications and mDL Reader Applications to the market. Iain is also responsible for the management and development of several consultancy projects for key network operators and payment providers.

Iain holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Management & Technology from Napier University.

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.


Session Time Speakers
Welcome 14:00-14:05 Helene Vigue, Identity and Data Director, GSMA
Mobile Driving Licences: Technology overview and state of the market 14:05-14:15 Iain Maxwell, Product Manager, UL
Q&A 14:15-14:20
Identity proofing: Technology and opportunities 14:20-14:40 Blair Cohen, President & Founder, AuthenticID
Q&A 14:40-14:55
Closing 14:55-15:00 Helene Vigue, Identity and Data Director, GSMA

Please note this session is open to GSMA Members only.

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