10 Jun 2022

Digital ID Event Series ‘Inclusion & Diversity in Digital ID' Event Round-Up

On Thursday 9th June 2022 our panel of experts joined to discuss the importance of inclusion by design in areas like product development, how best industry can support those in positions of power within the industry to make the right choices on D&I and how both industry and government can work together to ensure that relevant regulation and industry best-practise accurately reflects the needs of everyone in society and not just the majority.

techUK believes that the cornerstone of a thriving digital economy lies with secure and efficient Digital Identity at its core, yet with more than 20% of the UK population having no physical passport and/or driving licence and the number of 'thin-file' or 'credit invisible' Citizens estimated at more than 5 million*

Watch the recording below as the panellists Laura Barrowcliff – Head of Strategy & Customer Insight - GBG plc, Sian Williams – Director of Policy & Innovation – Toynbee Hal, Deborah O'Neill - Head of Digital Europe and Partner - Oliver Wyman and Iain McCallum - Programme Manager Digital Identiy techUK discuss how the Digital Identity industry can ensure that more people are able to assert their identity online using digital credentials and that they are not excluded or adversely impacted as a result of their gender, race, sexual orientation or physical differences.

Watch the full discussion here:

 

 

Iain McCallum

Iain McCallum

Programme Manager, Digital Identity, techUK

Iain is the Programme Manager for the Digital ID Programme at techUK.

He joined techUK in January 2022 as the principal liaison with the Digital ID Programme Working Group Members, the UK Government and other key industry stakeholders, particularly in relation to UK regulation governing the ID sector.

Iain’s background in the mobile/digital ecosystem covers handset distribution, network infrastructure, messaging, digital identity and regulatory sectors including Ministerial and C-Level engagement across the UK, Western & Eastern Europe, APAC, the Russian Federation and North America. 

His principal interest outside of work is music, (he plays bass guitar and double bass quite well, guitar and piano much less so…), both recording and playing out live and ran his own small record label until late last year. He is also a keen cyclist for much-needed exercise and enjoyment, even in London...

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
07739 925345
Website:
www.techUK.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-mccallum-96640818/

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Zoe Brockbank

Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2174
Website:
www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org

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