Helping Governments Deliver on the Promise of Digital ID Fireside Chat

Helping Governments Deliver on the Promise of Digital ID Fireside Chat

Recorded on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 1:30pm-2:30pm EST   Virtual, ON24

In today's digital age, many people rely heavily on online transactions for everyday purchases and financial transactions. However, with convenience comes significant risks that must be considered. Cybercriminals are increasingly sophisticated, and their methods are becoming more advanced, making it easier for them to steal personal and financial information – making the need for secure identity authentication more essential than ever before.

With a secure and reliable digital ID, individuals can have peace of mind knowing that their personal information is protected from unauthorized access. Governments can achieve this by implementing a robust and comprehensive digital identity framework that adheres to strict security and privacy standards, such as two-factor authentication or biometric authentication.

However, while governments around the world are working to implement digital ID programs, there’s still opportunity for high-level adoption across a variety of organizations. At this webinar, sponsored by Aware, you will learn:

  • The Difference Between Identity Proofing & Authentication
  • The Real-Life Benefits of Digital ID
  • How Biometrics Can Help Mitigate Risk While Giving Consumers Peace of Mind

Join this virtual session to learn more about how organizations and agencies can fully harness the power of digital ID.

  • Robert Eckel
    Robert Eckel -
    Chief Executive Officer & President, Aware

    Robert A. Eckel has been Aware’s Chief Executive Officer and President since September 2019. Mr. Eckel also serves on the board of directors for the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) as a member of the nominating committee. Additionally, he serves as a strategic advisory board member of Evolv Technology. Over his distinguished career, he has held many positions of note within the biometric and identity space, including: Regional President and Chief Executive Officer of IDEMIA’s NORAM Identity & Security division from 2017 to 2018; President and Chief Executive Officer of MorphoTrust USA, LLC from 2011 to 2017; Executive Vice President and President of the Secure Credentialing Division of L-1 Identity Solutions Company from 2008-2011; and President of the Identity Systems division of Digimarc Corporation from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Eckel has received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles, and his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

  • Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni
    Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni -
    Chief Technology Officer, Aware

    Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni has been Aware’s Chief Technology Officer since November 2019, and currently serves as a board member of Epochal Technologies, Inc., a provider of demographic data solutions. Prior to joining Aware, Dr. Lazzouni served as President and CEO of Epochal Technologies, Inc. from August 2018 to November 2019; President of the Anti-Counterfeiting Business and Chief Operating Officer at Authentix, Inc., a provider of authentication solutions, from 2013 to 2018; Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of MorphoTrust USA, LLC, a provider of identity assurance solutions, from 2006 to 2013; and as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Viisage Technology, Inc., a provider of identity verification technology, from 2001 to 2006. Dr. Lazzouni received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford, his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of London, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba (UBMA).

  • John Mears
    John Mears -
    Chairman, International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA)

    Mr. Mears is a Leidos Vice President and Tech Fellow, responsible for technology advocacy, independent R&D, strategy development, operational technology insertion, new business, and STEM / academic relationships. Previously, Mr. Mears was a Senior Fellow and prior Director of Biometrics and Identity Management. Research initiatives included the rapid DNA identification program, advanced latent print imaging, and genomic forensics. His current focus is cloud-based national scale biometric systems, biometric entry/exit, border security, immigration reform and transformational technologies. Mr. Mears began his career with the IBM Corporation in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he held a number of increasingly responsible technical and management positions, including lead engineer for the world-wide satellite tracking stations of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Mr. Mears holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. He is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, member of the Biometrics Institute, and a Director of the International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA).

  • Robert Mocny
    Robert Mocny -
    Independent Consultant, Technology at Ridge-Lane Limited Partners

    Mr. Mocny is a respected domestic and international security policy expert with more than 20 years of public and foreign affairs, immigration, law enforcement and technology leader experience. He was the deputy director then director of the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology – US-VISIT program from 2003 to 2016. The US-VISIT program established the world’s first biometrics border control program in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. During his time as director, Mr. Mocny initiated the development of the Secure Real Time Platform that allows the seamless sharing of biometrics data among the United States most trusted international partners. In 2013, while director of US-VISIT, he was seconded to the DHS Office of Policy where he led efforts on additional international information sharing initiatives and established the Five Country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand the United Kingdom, and the United States) Ministerial. The Five Country Ministerial continues each year to bring together the security Secretaries/Ministers of these partner countries to discuss and plan coordinated security strategies and programs. Mr. Mocny finished his government service from 2016 to 2019 as deputy director for Technology and Innovation at the DHS Federal Protective Service, where he developed a technology modernization roadmap for FPS. His career of managing new technology initiatives began in 1989 at the Immigration and Naturalization Service where, after several years as an Immigration Inspector, he led an interagency team that established the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI), the world’s first automated border clearance program. The SENTRI program won the Commissioner Challenge and Vice President’s Hammer Awards. Mr. Mocny is currently the Strategic Advisor, North America for the Biometrics Institute, an international organization based in London, England. The Biometrics Institute promotes the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST

    Fireside Chat: Robert Eckel, Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni, John Mears and Robert Mocny

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