|Event Date||Tue Sep 6 EDT (about 1 year ago)|
Governments are moving at different speeds when it comes to introducing digital identities (ID).
In Estonia, for example, a state-issued digital ID has existed for 20 years. In many other countries, however, progress remains slow. In the UK a single digital ID for every citizen was described earlier this year as ‘the Rosetta Stone of digital’ by the former head of the Government Digital Service. ‘If you can create this digital identity, you can move forward and produce joined-up services very quickly, because you can link datasets together… If you can’t, you end up getting really quite stuck’, Kevin Cunnington told Global Government Fintech’s sister title Global Government Forum.
As digital solutions begin to proliferate, and public authorities start to explore, experiment with and adopt fintech solutions, will national digital ID schemes take on growing importance? Is a lack of digital ID infrastructure (where applicable) hindering experimentation with fintech-related innovations that can help deliver public services?
The webinar will seek to assess the challenges with implementing a national digital ID scheme; and explore the nexus between national digital ID schemes and public authorities’ exploration and adoption of fintech solutions.
Keyzom Ngodup Massally
Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme
Executive Director, Digital Identity, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Director, National Digital Identity, Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Singapore
former UK senior civil servant