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Taking Stock of Identity at the Border

About this event

The last 12 months have been dominated by the pandemic. Getting control of COVID has dominated every agenda in every sector. For the travel industry, a near-total shutdown has reversed long-term, year-on-year increases in international traffic, and airports and airlines have faced major reductions.

As the world begins to contemplate lifting the shackles of lockdown and cautiously opening up, we are at a critical juncture for borders, travel and the role of strong identity systems.

As we finally begin to emerge from this global crisis, now is the right time to focus on how we start to re-shape the future.

This Festival of Identity webinar – presented in association with the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) and identity stakeholders from across the world - is an opportunity to take stock, presenting a fresh look at where we are today. We will explore what the identity sector should be doing now, and ask what is realistic. We will pragmatically assess whether prior ambitions and targets are still feasible in the near term.

Underpinning this webinar, is the launch of Strong Identity, Strong Borders, a comprehensive guide to border control compiled by the SIA. It introduces all the main themes crucial to effective border control, with many practical examples from around the world. The guide aims to facilitate common understanding and partnership between border specialists, and other critical stakeholders, such as airports.

  • As the world cautiously opens up passenger travel, what will the ‘new normal’ for border-based identity systems look like?
  • Pragmatically, how will identity solutions for the border likely progress in the short to midterm?
  • In a world where one size rarely fits all, how important is system interoperability to boost security, facilitation and trust in the passenger journey process?
  • What is the immediate future of health credentials, entry exit solutions, digital traveller credentials, large-scale biometrics and other innovative solutions?

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    Justin Ikura Vice Chair @ ICAO New Technologies Working Group

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    Mark Lockie Event Chairman @ Festival of Identity

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    Col. Geoffrey B Kambere Commissioner for Immigration Control @ Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Uganda

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    Krum Garkov Executive Director @ eu-LISA

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    Michael Brandau Chair @ Secure Identity Alliance Borders Workgroup

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    Matt Schneider Director, Land Border Integration and Biometrics Division, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation @ Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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    Louise Cole Implementation Manager @ IATA Travel Pass

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    Frank Smith Strong Identity, Strong Borders report author, Former Deputy Director @ UK Home Office

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