Looking back on 2018: another great year
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2018 flew by! And we would like to thank all our members, partners and
our dedicated IDnext team who made 2018 a great year. Let me give you a
glimpse of our IDnext season.IDnext golf event
again, a new edition of the IDnext golf event took place on the
Rijswijkse golf [http://www.rijswijksegolf.nl/] course, on Friday 19
October, a beautiful autumn day.
The participants (IAM & Security
experts and professionals sharing the same hobby) were expected in the
afternoon. Once they had partaken of a refreshing beverage and a piece
of cake, the teams were announced and off they went!
satisfied, everyone made it to the 9th hole, after which they all
refreshed themselves avidly, drinking beer, soft drinks or wine and
indulging in appetizers (‘bitterballs’ and such). Then, the tall stories
about that day could be heard as well, and the participants showed they
could laugh hard as well as play hard.
After a shower or a brisk
wash, the group sat down to a lovely dinner. During dinner, the winner
(Wessel Mienis) was announced. Subsequently, the conversations shifted
from golf to resilience, identity solutions, trust frameworks, identity
of things, security, and so on. Thus, satisfied, well-fed and new
contacts richer, every participant walked back to his or her car to set
off through the dark night to a well-deserved weekend. The event has
given us a taste of ‘Fore’ !!
We are looking back on a successful
day. Nearly all participants gave us feedback, saying they had
considered it to be great fun as well as really useful. Everyone is
looking forward to next year’s event – on 14 June 2019.IDnext event 2018
close collaboration with equensWorldline, a new edition of the annual
IDnext event took place on 28-29 March 2018. This time, it was held in
Utrecht (Netherlands), with a varied programme spread over two days.
More than 100 participants (both domestic and foreign) came together to
be inspired, to network and share the developments around the subject of
'digital identity'.What did you miss?
A new edition
of annual IDnext event in close collaboration with EquensWorldline took
place on 28-29 March 2018. An unique and once only opportunity – “annual
IDnext 'identity and payments' event”, which is Europe’s leading
independent, interdisciplinary, unbiased and Europe-focused conference.
experts, innovators and key players in the world of Digital Identity
addressed the most relevant issues in the fields of security, mobility,
privacy and much more – informing a highly qualified audience on the
evolution of the digital identity upon which future developments will be
The un-conference format was also used again during this
event. The strength of this format is that attendees can influence the
In addition, the meeting between knowledge experts,
collaboration, interaction, discussion and creativity naturally results
in the ability to listen and speak with experts and professionals and to
participate in debates and discussions. For the Open Space format, the
agenda is set on the day itself – in relation to the themes. The
participants of the conference were invited to share via twitter, among
others (with hashtag # idn18) with those who could not be there but were
virtually present, and their tweets were used in various discussions on
Opening of the event was by Robert Garskamp,
the founder of the IDnext association. After a brief introduction, the
event began with keynote presentations by Michael Salmony (executive
advisor EquensWordline), Leo Whyte (strategic engagement director GSMA),
Frabizio Sestini (senior expert – European Commission), Ian Glazer
(Vice president identity product management – Salesforce). After these
plenary sessions, the event continued with parallel tracks.
The IDentity.Next programme was divided into 6 tracks:
- Architecting a digital world for digital strategy for PSD/2
- GDPR has arrived, what next?
- Securing the digital economy
- Privacy in a digital world – guiding the future
- Rethinking digital services – disruptive innovations
track consisted of presentations by (mostly) well-known speakers from
the Netherlands and abroad, who are working within the world of digital
identity, as Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion), Marie-José Hoefmans
(Schluss), Hans Graux (Time.lex), Frank Voogel (Unisys), Jon Erik
Setsaas (Signicat), Etienne Plouvier (EquensWorldline), Koen Pelgrims
(Atos), Torsten Loddersted (Yes), Martin Sandren (Nixu), Allard Keuter
(Dutch Payments Association), Henk Marsman (Rabobank) and many others.
The presence of speakers from Australia, Germany, Spain, USA, Denmark
and other countries made clear that this is an international conference.What is Open Space?
Makaay (SIDN) was the facilitator of the Open Space sessions in the
afternoon of Day 1. Open Space means that a discussion and networking
meeting is held without an agenda upfront. In order to establish an
agenda, all attendees could present topic proposals and explain their
importance in relation to the themes at the IDnext event. The chosen
topics were pinned on a wall in a timetable. Ultimately, the wall was
the agenda for that afternoon, and all sessions were defined. At the end
– the agenda could be considered as definitive. Each of the
participants could decide what session to attend. Also, there was no
limit to the (minimum and maximum) number of people per session. Each
session had a discussion leader and a brief report of the session was
created. Afterwards, this was shared in a plenary session.
day ended with a closing keynote presentation by Dave Birch. Dave is
director at Consult Hyperion and an internationally-recognized thought
leader in digital identity and digital moneyIdentity Innovation Award
Identity Innovation Award ceremony also took place at the end of the
first day. Good digital identity solutions are essential enablers of
digital trust. We need solutions that are easy-to-use, privacy-friendly,
cost-efficient and secure. This requires technological and business
innovations in the world of digital identity. Through this award, IDnext
and EquensWorldline recognize and support new innovations that shape
the future of digital identities.
There was a jury headed by
Catherina Garcia Hoogstraaten, André Koot (Nixu), Katryna Dow (Meeco and
previous winner of the identity innovation award) and Afke Schaart
(GSMA). Winner of the Identity innovation award was OpenID’s connect
A standard is only as good as its
implementations. Therefore, the OpenID Foundation purposefully
established a lightweight, low-cost certification programme to help
ensure that high-quality OpenID Connect implementations become the norm
in the marketplace. Certification of Identity Providers was launched in
early 2015. Lessons learned from a wide variety of development teams
informed the certification of Relying Parties launched in late 2016.
There are now 158 certifications of 51 implementations listed here
with more being added weekly. To date, 34 of the certifications are for
Relying Parties, representing 12 different implementations. Each new
certification makes it easier for those that follow and helps make
subsequent deployments more available and more secure.
(Nixu and partner of IDnext) and chairman of the jury: “The significant
global impact of the OpenID Certification programme was a reason for its
selection for the Identity Innovation Award. It [the jury] recognizes
that the innovative use of self-certification, with freely available
testing tools, has resulted in substantial participation in the
certification programme, improving the security, quality, and
interoperability of OpenID Connect implementations worldwide”
Other nominees that were in the race for the identity innovation award 2018 were Staatsdruckerei
, Asan Imza
Staatsdruckerei is a multi-platform app that helps governments generate
new revenue streams and save costs by providing a modern and secure ID
solution that is widely accepted by citizens and is easy to use, even
across different jurisdictions and borders. Asan Imza ("Easy Signature"
in Azeri) makes the lives of everyone in Azerbaijan easier and more
secure. It offers citizens opportunities that didn't exist earlier,
introducing them to the area of digital ID that leads to more
innovation-driven society. And Authada creates innovative solutions for
remote and POS identification and authentication via eIDAS notified
schemes. Using the eID of the identity card and the NFC interface of
smartphones, people are able to verify their identity to providers of
various online services and sign contracts digitally within AUTHADA’s
On day two, there was another full programme with a
wide range of topics. The day began with two plenary sessions divided in
keynote presentation by Katryna Dow (Meeco), Ruben Horbach (Isobar),
Jana Krimpe (Best solution and mobile identity), Andrea Servida
(European Commission), Jacoba Sieders (ABN AMRO) and Freek van Krevel
(Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations).
After lunch, multiple breakout sessions were held and was a good conclusion of (again) a good and qualified IDnext event, IDnext advisory board.
are also pleased to announce that our advisory board has extended its
presence with another year. “As IDnextplatform continues to grow, the
IDnext advisory board fulfil a vital function by providing strategic
advice to IDnextplatform. We welcome our new members, who have won their
spurs in this field, and we appreciate that they would like to share
their experience and knowledge with IDnextplatform
let’s not forget the contributions of all IDnext adepts in our
periodical IDnext newsletters and cooperation will all our partners.
you know, IDnext is a membership organisation. Even though you can
participate without becoming a member, joining our platform helps to
enable IDnextplatform to engage in (innovative) project programmes,
business development and other type of activities (e.g. events, master
classes and workshops) to strengthen our mission in the world of Digital
IDnext is looking forward to 2019, and hopefully it
will be another great year. I am looking forward to meeting you at one
of our (partner) events.
One of the greatest joys of Christmas is
having your whole family by your side to celebrate it with you. May
2019 be even more promising than the year before. Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year to you and your family!Robert Garskamp