- Meg Hillier, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Identity.
- Martin Linda, Siemens PLC.
- Frank Layman, Federal Civil Service Information and Communication Technology department, Belgium.
- Andy Smith, Identity and Passport Service.
- David Blanco, Tractis, Spain.
- Colin Whittaker, APACS.
it should be a useful day out and will hopefully lead to some genuine innovation. Whatever your opinions about ID cards — and I’ve made mine plain — the fact is that the first ones have already been issued. Since the UK scheme is now here, it makes sense for business to look at the opportunities that have arisen around ID cards in other markets, for both online and offline use, in the public and private sectors.
Enabling legislation for the British national identity card was passed under the Identity Cards Act 2006. The cards will have a lesser role than the database they are linked to, which is known as the National Identity Register (NIR). The Act specifies fifty categories of information that the NIR can hold on each citizen including up to 10 fingerprints, digitised facial scan current and past UK and overseas places of residence of all residents of the UK throughout their lives and indices to other Government databases — which would allow them to be connected.
Over a period of time, public opinion, as measured by opinion polls, appears to have shifted away from support for the scheme towards opposition. This appears to have become more of a concern since the disclosure of the loss of 15 million records by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
However, this could change if a commercial and business value of this card could be established, what opportunities are there for this unique and accredited form of identity to be exploited?
It is rumoured that there are 250 commercial applications spawned from the introduction of the Belgian Identity Card from car insurance to Access and Identity Management (AIM), learn how some of these were introduced and of their success.
This one day seminar will be invaluable for delegates who wish to learn of the commercial opportunities that the British national identity card will provide. It is aimed at planning, strategy, and development personnel who have an influence on policy, systems and the impact on commercial and business applications.
In the present economic climate, you must be fast to exploit opportunities for improving business efficiency and commercial advantage. You also need to be “right first time” but the scope of technology is huge, if you are to be first, what better forum to look for advice. It is simply an opportunity too good to be missed
This seminar offers the opportunity to hear from and talk with key representatives from Government, Suppliers and Users in a neutral forum.
These opinions are my own (I think) and are presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]