Conference Programme

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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 Governments are facing Identity Needs and Challenges

Accompanying the growing need for digital identification represents an essential task for governments of all countries. Requirements are becoming increasingly strict as the creation, maintenance and derivation of official identities require more sophisticated processes and technologies. Civil and population registries management are profoundly modernized. Services requiring identity are increasingly used in cross-border transport and flows, public administration and social inclusion programs.API applications and digital services related to government platforms need to cope with identification methods. The integration of multiple security layers to address the need for physical and electronic convergence is another major development. With 2020 in sight, this conference 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.

Official Document ID and Mobile derived ID: New strategies

More and more official documents (driving license, social security, passports or visas, etc.) are confronted to the choice between the physical and electronic version. Government strategies are gradually moving towards an increased diversion from official documents to functional identities or mobile-based services. What lessons can be learned from these evolutions? What are the pros and cons of handling electronic and physical documents with regards to their use and security issues? Which examples are inspiring for the future? To which extent will physical identity documents still be needed in the future, and how might their role evolve? This conference will gather a panel of government representatives, market and technology experts who will bring new perspectives on these issues and share their experiences.

Biometric and Facial Recognition for Authentication

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.

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.

Digital Identity for Health Management

Personalised care including the use of digital health devices, remote prescription and remote consultations are becoming mainstream. Secure identity, privacy, and authentication practices are at the heart of digital health prevention, planning and practice. It helps improve the healthcare journey and overall user engagement. Good identity management is crucial for handling informed consent acts and providing personalised and value-added services. This track will tackle several aspects of digital health management such as data analysis, cost planning, health insurance management, preventive and prescriptive medicine optimisation. It is of particular interest to all those who wish to develop a comprehensive digital health strategy or who want to improve their knowledge of data and identity management techniques in line with the latest developments in healthcare.

Regulatory changes in Data Conformity and Privacy

Privacy, data protection and cyber security regulations are widely gaining in importance. This track gives an update on the latest digital trust regulations in Europe and Internationally. It provides an opportunity to share best practices for implementation and compliance in the fields of impact assessments, consent management, and extraterritorial obligations. As we approach 2020, and with the renewal of the EU Parliament and Commission, this track also takes stock of the current situation by assessing how market players have integrated and are dealing with key texts on identity, cybersecurity, payments and privacy. It provides an outlook into the likely directions for the future European and international digital landscape.

Block Chain 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 field, 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.