THEMATIC PARTNER FOR IDENTITY FOR INCLUSION

MASTERCARD

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard is committed to advancing inclusive growth and prosperity by providing more people access to digital tools, starting with a digital identity.

FOUNDATION PARTNERS

THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.

OMIDYAR NETWORK

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm that invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization has committed more than $1.4 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations across multiple initiatives, including: Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. To learn more, visit www.omidyar.com, and follow on Twitter @omidyarnetwork #PositiveReturns.

OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

IDEMIA

Standing for “Augmented Identity”, IDEMIA is now the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world. With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.

ZETES

Zetes assists governments to accurately identify their populations and satisfy the strictest international requirements for the issuing of identity documents and the organisation of democratic elections. The company provides end-to-end solutions from data capture and personalisation, through to implementation and maintenance. With over 15 years’ experience, the company’s solutions are characterised by reliability, flexibility and operational capability.

GOLD SPONSORS

HID GLOBAL

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally.

GEMALTO

Gemalto is the global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We deliver easy to use technologies and services to businesses and governments, authenticating identities and protecting data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

CONTRIBUTORS

SECURE IDENTITY ALLIANCE

The Secure Identity Alliance is an expert and globally recognised not-for-profit organisation. We bring together public, private and non-government organisations to foster international collaboration, help shape policy, provide technical guidance and share best practice in the implementation of identity programmes. Our members have committed to the Secure Identity Alliance’s Code of Conduct.

We support:
> The goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
> The World Bank Group Identification for Development (ID4D) Program’s Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development Towards the Digital Age.
> The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
> ID4Africa and its Identity Council.
www.secureidentityalliance.org

MEDIA PARTNERS

BIOMETRIC UPDATE

BiometricUpdate.com‬‪ is a leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market. We place special emphasis on national security, privacy and regulatory issues, along with examining the latest industrial, commercial and residential applications for biometrics technology. Manufacturers, service providers, governments, law enforcement agencies and large corporate buyers benefit from our competitive industry intelligence on market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging products and solutions. BiometricUpdate.com is published by the Biometrics Research Group, a market research supplier and consultancy to the biometric industry.‬‬

SILICON TRUST

The Silicon Trust is a well-established marketing program for smart card solutions with high visibility in the worldwide government and identification (ID) markets. It was set up in the year 2000 as a key partner platform for international companies aiming at promoting the use of silicon-based security in a broad variety of applications. With more than 30 companies along the value chain, the Silicon Trust forms a strong community of like-minded companies. The driving force behind the Silicon Trust are the three executive board partners: Gemalto, Veridos and Infineon.

EMBEDDED SECURITY NEWS

Embedded Security News (ESN) is a blog publishing analysis and news articles on Smart Cards and their applications, projects, exclusive interviews to key players of the industry and educational material for consumers. ESN publishes the Card Industry Directory – the industry’s most comprehensive database of companies involved in the smart card business – and the Industry Events Calendar featuring events, conferences, trade exhibitions and congresses. Topics covered by ESN includes ePassports, Wearables, IoT and M2M. The ESN website access is free and does not require subscription.

KEESING TECHNOLOGIES

Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. Our objective is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. To this end, we market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users – from document professionals to untrained staff – to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Solutions that provide you with the assurance of a document’s authenticity. The technology we use is powered by nearly 100 years of experience and accumulated knowledge. Keesing collaborates with distributors, strategic partners and agents all over the world. Keesing is a SURYS company.