SDW 2017 launches call for speakers


Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

The organisers of the industry-leading event, which will again be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, London, from 26-28 June 2017, are seeking proposals covering a wide range of secure identity trends and technologies.

Potential speakers are invited to submit an abstract of speech proposals to SDW 2017 Chairman, Mark Lockie, before the deadline of Friday 13 January 2017.  

To submit a proposal, click here.

Organised over three days, the conference will be organised along three key lines:

Firstly, “How did we get here?”, will look at the origins of government-issued identity and breeder documents; and what long-term issues have shaped the way we design and manufacture secure documents and associated identity architecture.

Secondly, “What does here look like?”, examines how standards and best practices have evolved; and what is currently shaping the latest thinking.

Finally “Where do we go from here?” will explore what the future holds, and what case studies demonstrate how and where innovation will enhance the integrity of document security and identity management.

“As SDW enters its second decade, it’s a fitting time to take a step back: examine how we arrived at where we are today; consider where we are going; and jointly assess what’s needed in the future to address challenges in government-issued identity” said Lockie in a joint statement with conference co-chair Matthew Finn, Managing Director of AUGMENTIQ.

“We are particularly keen to ensure the final day of conference provides a rich, in-depth look at future trends and a series of compelling case studies that illustrate the value innovation – both in terms of technology and thinking – can bring to deliver powerful improvements to the way we approach the design, manufacture and implementation of document security and identity management programmes all around the world.”

The main themes for SDW 2017 include:

• Views from the top (Board-level applicants only for this high-profile session focusing on industry trends and predictions)

• Regional Spotlight: Africa (a special series of government identity-focused sessions, which will build on SDW’s new Virtual Conference - Identity in Africa)

• Project in focus: Grand designs (Present a ground-breaking document design or identity system case history from concept to delivery.)

• The SDW Fishbowl – Leveraging mobile and digital ID platforms

• DocEx 2017 – Knowledge exchange for secure document designers, examination experts and issuance authorities (Government-only applicants)

• Entry/Exit: Stronger, smarter borders for a changing world

• Taking travel document security to the next level

• Disrupting manufacture, theft and use of fraudulent documents

• Building trust in the lifecycle of identity

• Elevating enrolment and personalisation to new heights

• The future of secure document design

• On the front line: Enhanced identity verification techniques

• Biometrics: Effective solutions, responsible use

• eID: Past, present, future

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