Conference Tracks

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Discover the Conference tracks which will be discussed at TRUSTECH 2019!

TRUSTECH  provides high quality and cutting edge content to professionals of the card and digital trust technologies industries.

A panel of international speakers and thought leaders from the payments, financial services, identification, technology and data security ecosystem will share their insights across the multiple conference sessions held during the 3 days.


This year's programme will focus on 3 main themes aligned with the TRUSTECH  key exhibition offering: Payments, Identification and Security. Please select one of the tracks below to see its abstract.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please Submit your Proposal here, or write to us at: [email protected].


How African Governments are facing Identity Needs and Challenges

Addressing the growing need for digital identification has become an essential task for governments across the world. Requirements are becoming increasingly strict as the creation, maintenance and derivation of official identities demands more sophisticated processes and technologies. It’s a changing world. Civil and population registries management are profoundly modernized. Services requiring identity are now used in cross-border transport and flows, public administration, social inclusion programs and more. While API applications and digital services related to government platforms need to cope with new identification methods. If that wasn’t enough, the integration of multiple security layers is another critical requirement to address the need for physical and electronic convergence.
With SDG2030 on the horizon, this conference track provides an assessment of the progress in government practices in this field and addresses the latest challenges faced by governments in improving the experience, satisfaction and safety of their citizens with a special focus this year on Africa.

Identity Schemes in Europe

In today’s digital world, governments are facing crucial orientations when building their identity schemes. These orientations include building digital ecosystems and optimizing national registries usage in full compliance with interoperability, security and privacy guidelines. Each country delivers its own solution with a specific mix of public and private Identity providers. Another key approach is the creation of official documents (driving license, social security, passports or visas, etc.): should they be physical or electronic, or both? It’s a challenging time – especially as governments are gradually moving their official documents to functional identities or mobile-based services. So, what lessons can be learned from these evolutions? What are the pros and cons of handling electronic and physical documents in terms of day-to-day use, and with due regard to security? To what extent will physical identity documents still be needed in the future, and how might their role evolve? This conference track brings together a panel of government representatives, and market and technology experts, to discuss share experiences and bring new perspectives to inform current and future strategies.

Biometrics and Smart Travel

Biometrics is increasingly used on a large scale. AFIS and ABIS systems are now able to access hundreds of millions of records. The number of markets and applications for biometric authentication continues to grow especially in the fields of transport, smart borders, banking, healthcare and cloud services. Facial recognition enters a new paradigm, when combined with algorithmic progress and artificial intelligence. As a consequence it favors biometric techniques via mobile authentication for identity verification and KYC. This conference addresses the growing importance of biometric and facial authentication and provides insights on the latest applications of secure biometric technologies and documents in various fields. An important part of the conference will be dedicated to smart travel with biometric tokens, including how personalized, seamless and multimodal travel can be achieved with digital identity and biometrics. The conference will discuss also tourism and travel orchestration optimizing customer choice and travel providers capabilities.

Banking IDs and Financial Authentication

Identity has become central to banking activities in a certain number of operations ranging from KYC to strong authentication processes. Making appropriate choices is key to handling customer relationships while managing risk and optimizing costs. This conference will address identification and authentication requirements for the banking and financial sector. How are identity vetting and attributes validation managed and processed today?What are the needs for direct digital banking and /or multi-remote channel banking? How do we reinforce the customer relationship with digital banking identities? Since September 2019, new standards are being applied in the EU for stronger client authentication. How does the financial market adapt to strong authentication? Which solutions are more efficient in practice for multichannel issues? How do we improve customers' secure banking experience with new business models and identity technologies?

Payments and Secure Transactions

The payments sector continues to evolve focusing on ease, speed and security, with operations becoming more and more intertwined around digital identification. Non-cash payments are considerably growing around the world: in Europe and the US contactless card payments are increasing and in Asia, mobile wallets are strongly taking the lead for cashless transactions. Payments may also be changing rapidly with global players announcing combining crypto-techniques, communications tools and regulatory back-up in 2020 worldwide. How much and how quick? This track addresses the central role of identification and authentication in the evolution of transactions and payments towards a cashless society. It takes a closer look at the European market for PSD2-based payments services: How are new payment infrastructures, open payment APIs and transaction security progressing? Expert panels will lead you through numerous innovations in the field of payments, such as instant payment by bank transfer, cross-border transfers and P2P and discuss enrolment and strong authentication in a context of increasing electronic payment?

Brand Protection and Anti-counterfeiting Authentication

Digital authentication techniques and seals are used for a variety of brand protection, intelligent tracking and tracing of products and anti-counterfeiting practices. It is essential to understand how to combine off- and online technologies to fight fraud and protect products and brands around the world. Digital trust technologies provide a fresh impetus for addressing security and developing value-added services on both physical and virtual products. These technologies include multidimensional stamping and sealing, integration of RFID or NFC tags, holograms, codes and embedded signatures, universal and unique online resource identifiers etc. This track gives professionals the opportunity to discuss technologies around various fields and applications such as: supply chain verification, the fight against counterfeiting and fraud, the protection of consumer goods, the consolidation of tax stamping for excise goods, the modernisation of security layers on physical documents, tracing digital services and IoT strategies.

Data Privacy: new scale and global reach

Privacy, data protection and cyber security regulations are widely gaining in importance. Leaning on key texts of digital and privacy legislation, it provides an opportunity to get an updated and global understanding of the landscape of our data-driven society. The conference gives insight into useful practices for privacy implementation and compliance. It covers issues from privacy impact assessments to consent management, and extraterritorial obligations. It is also the opportunity to learn how technologies help build privacy by design services and to share practical experiences on identity and privacy in relevant field as Data portability, Cloud servicing, or Large Data set analysis.

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: new technologies for Identity and Authentication

Market innovations and disruptive technologies are gaining market share in the digital identity market. In 2019, several leading IT companies announced the integration of Block Chain technologies to create millions of decentralised IDs capable of developing interactions between humans, organisations and connected objects. At the same time, data analysis and cognition techniques are more intrinsically combined with biometrics and identity in related fields such as dynamic risk assessment, behavioral scoring, or social credit systems. This track will highlight several innovations in the fields of Block Chain and Artificial Intelligence applied to the Identity and KYC, and will analyse their impact on user experience and trust as well as on the wider digital society.

Digital Trust and Cyber-resilience

When putting together people, processes and technologies,Identity and Access Management systems (including the fast growing Cloud and mobile IAM segments) are key pillars for securing organisations and protecting intangible assets. This is an important area as cybersecurity evolves into cyber-resilience, a concept with a more proactive and comprehensive approach, in which organisational and business risks are prioritised and carefully managed throughout their life cycle. This track addresses cyber-resilience frameworks and presents practical cases. It offers the opportunity to share different experiences related to identity management, risk assessment, event detection, and other best health and safety practices, aimed at improving cyber-resilience within organisations.