SignWise participated in the National eID & ePassport Conference in Budapest, Hungary as one of the sponsors and industry experts, offering expert views in the panel “ID ahead – New Use Cases and New Business Models”.
The forum took place on the 13th-14th of October 2014 and concentrated on electronic identification. Over 30 speakers and 250 experts, key industrial as well as top-level government representatives from over 40 countries participated in high profile keynotes, case-oriented panel sessions, workshops, networking and exhibition.
SignWise’s VP Raymond Breckon participated in the case-oriented panel session “ID ahead – New Use Cases and New Business Models” along with Mr. Artur Reaboi, Chief Enterprise Architect of e-Government Center Moldavia; Mr. Mayer Győző, Expert, GIRO, Hungarian Clearing House; Mr. Gábor Dávidházy, Project Director, National Mobile Payment LTD, Hungary and Iain McCallum, Director GSMA. The panel was moderated by Jorge Alcobia, CEO, Multicert, Portugal and Chairman of the Conference.
Panel session “ID ahead – New Use Cases and New Business Models”. Photo credit: National eID & ePassport Conference.
According to Raymond Breckon the citizens take up of eID services is driven by access to well designed applications. It is not enough for a government to roll out eID cards unless it provides the application access that goes with it. “The world is divided into three types of countries at the moment: those who have yet to start, those who have just rolled out the eID card but done little with it and those who have made it a success,” said Breckon, adding: “But the possibilities are unlimited even from an eSignature prospective – why just signing a PDF, why not sign also photographs, music files, the ability to copyright things quickly?”
Other new business models pointed out in the panel included areas like using eID for:
• buying a car, house or to register a birth;
• anywhere you currently use password and login e.g. on your PC;
• gaming – gambling and age restricted games, lotteries;
• adult entertainment ‘consumer age verification’;
• protection of personal or company data held on PC / Cloud / or mobile - reduce concerns about security on the cloud/ Amazon Web server solutions / Dropbox;
• credit card authentication for online purchases: PayPal, eBay, Amazon;
• reducing fraud on peer-to-peer transactions e.g. eBay;
• driving license combined with an eID;
• education – authenticated registration and use of MOOC-s (massive open online courses)
We would like to hear your ideas on the topic – which new business models do you see for the eID?