Federated digital identity seen as the next high growth technology area.
Mvine Ltd announces today the launch of a new consortium for digital identity. This consortium will bring together Identity Providers, Attribute Providers and Service Providers sharing a commercial interest in digital identity that will deliver - at pace - ubiquitous, Verify compliant and truly interoperable service to citizens. The consortium will be launched during a keynote speech at 12 noon by Mvine director, Frank Joshi at Think Digital Identity for Government conference, which opens its doors today at One Great George Street, Westminster. The move is part of Mvine’s progressive strategy to win new opportunities and scale its business in each of its specialisations including Federated Digital Identity.
Frank Joshi, Director at Mvine, said, “An open and competitive market for digital identity and identity attributes will be created. This will happen with or without Government but it is my hope that it will be with Government and with GOV UK Verify, the identity scheme put in place in 2016 by Cabinet Office. It needs to be driven by the private sector and will specifically address the characteristics raised by Government Digital Service director, Nic Harrison, in his media briefing at Sprint 18 held in London last week [10 May 2018: ubiquitous across public sector and private sector; Verify compliant; and truly interoperable nationally and internationally].”
“And the market players will need to be collaborative, not use dominant positions to curry favour because that will stymie progress and frustrate citizens, who have had quite enough of the shenanigans seen in sectors such as retail energy suppliers, where cartel-like behaviours impact prices people pay."
“We predict digital identity and identity attributes will reach hyper scale use by year 3.”
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