Drawing upon the incredible expertise of gathered attendees, participants will work together to tackle the hottest topics and thorniest issues facing the industry. Come prepared to challenge the room with the toughest "opportunities" on your plate.
What is an Unconference
At an unconference, no topics have been predetermined, no keynote speakers have been invited, no panels have been arranged. Instead, the event lives and dies by the participation of its attendees. Assisted by a facilitator, attendees decide what topics will be discussed and convene the individual breakout sessions. In other words, an unconference has no agenda until the participants create it. There are only two rules at an unconference:
Nobody is giving a presentation – unconferences are all about conversations;
If a session doesn’t inspire attendees and they are not contributing, they should get up and find a different one. (It’s called the Law of Two Feet.)
Unconference 2016 Ideas
Below is the list of unconference ideas that have been shared by IdentityNORTH 2016 attendees in advance of the conference. They are in the order in which they were received. Do you have an idea to share? Add your topic through the button below.
interoperability of policy and technology for public and private sectors, consent innovations, privacy controls as customer engagement
Identity encryption, distributed identity
Decentralized identity on blockchains
User Managed Access
The Laws of Privileged Account Management
Going digital legally - What does it take to have a legally reliable official electronic document?
Identity Access Management (IAM)
How are we best managing the identity of Internet of Things (IoT)
What is FIDO - Who is using it, How does this differ from push 2 factor identification
What role, if any, will the FPT privacy commissioners play in exchanges of personal and / or identity information between FPT authoritative sources and private sector relying parties? What legislation and / or controls will govern such exchanges?
Is there any regulation or oversight on the flow of personal and / or identity information among private sector entities? Does there need to be?
Identity validation is being positioned as the responsibility of the public sector to deliver a service offering (e.g. moving to higher levels of assurance – LOA3). In order for the public sector to tell the story of all the advantages this service offering will bring, in addition to having private sector pay for such a service, what are other ways such an offering can work to grow the economy? For example, the UK saw growth in their economy associated to advancing opportunities around their Digital Marketplace offering, can we expect similar opportunities in Canada? If so, how do we capitalize on these opportunities? What might they be, and how do we remove barriers that may exist (e.g. procurement rules, etc)
Enabling Digital Services: Adding value through LOA2 and LOA3 services Description: What enhanced digital services can or will be exposed to individuals once LOA2 and LOA3 Identity Validation is achieved
Enabling Digital Services: Privacy barriers to collection and sharing of identity attributes across business lines & government departments Description: What policy and legislative hurdles are currently hindering the collection and sharing of a Digital Identity record across business silos both in private business and public sector.
Citizen/Consumer Facing biometric authentication: Examples and Challenges Description: What real-world examples exist of using biometric authentication for citizen or customer-facing authentication and identity validation and barriers to implementation
“Act on behalf of” Use Cases e.g. Parent/Child, Power of Attorney, and Businesses. Technology and Business Process Challenges Description: The technical and business process challenges of implementing an “act of behalf of” model that will enable a new range of digital services.
Identity as the foundation of trust to enable digital transformation
Growing the Identity Record: Considerations for growing jurisdictional identity records through the addition of attributes aligned with the Pan Canadian standards. Topics for discussion include criteria for adding attributes, defining authoritative sources for validation, should LOA be assessed at the record or attribute level
Identity data standards and schemas - can we possibly speak the same language? What standards exist that can be leveraged?
Leveraging Touch ID - Does it work? What has be learned so far? Should we trust and adopt it for convenience?
Pay with selfie - Does it work? What has been learned so far? Other similar photo or video solutions?
An introduction to the Kantara Initiative standard under development: Consent Receipts. How to build trust with clients, improve data analytics quality and minimize privacy risk.
the implications of Digital Identity Authentication to residential address. Referencing the newly released DIACC Proof of concept, I am keen to explore the widespread application of this initiative.
Discuss ides for sponsoring open development/innovation that leverages digital ID for creation of new solutions that have new types of commercial/economical or social good. Using new work from BC as a discussion guide.
Going digital legally - What does it take to have a legally reliable electronic document? DIACC is all about the Canadian digital economy, trusted electronic identities and trusted electronic transactions. But behind most transactions stands an official document signed by trusted identities. Some are mainstream (contracts, financial statements, Power of Attorney), others are niche (land registry certificates, Wills, etc), and all need to be legally reliable. What does it take to have a highly reliable official electronic document, and present concrete use cases currently deployed in Canada.
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What Attendees are saying
“The only conference in Canada where one can meet the who’s who of knowledgeable people and champions of digital identity to discuss the real issues and opportunities in this space.” Dave Nikolejsin, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines at Government of British Columbia
“A fantastic platform bringing together Canadian thought leaders and key industry experts to promote innovation in digital identity and authentication.” Mike Vanderkaden, VP Corporate Development, Equifax Canada