Aaron Painter, CEO, Nametag: The benefits of using ‘Sign in with ID’ over password authentication

Aaron Painter, CEO, Nametag: The benefits of using ‘Sign in with ID’ over password authentication

Aaron Painter is CEO at Nametag who participated in Identity Week America in October.

It was great catching up with him between his sessions to learn where Nametag fits in the identity ecosystem and quiz him on the secure benefits of using ‘Sign in with ID’ over password authentication.

It was fascinating to hear Aaron’s perspective on what excites him about the future of biometric technology and how it will be immersed in our daily lives in years to come.


In this short conversation, he describes the most exciting applications he’s been leading with Nametag and how the demands from enterprises and end-users are changing in terms of security, convenience, trust and privacy.


Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, Director, Identity Products, HID Global

Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, Director, Identity Products, HID Global

We caught up with Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, Director, Identity Products at HID Global, to discuss the advantages of digital ID and transformation for a prosperous economy, how it is shaping government and the consumer user experience as well as whether a collaborative approach to digital ID is needed whereby solutions from different vendors can be better integrated. The discussion turned to the topic of interoperability and developing standards, technical specifications and operational aspects around the provision of digital identity.


Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director, Digital Identity Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director, Digital Identity Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Diane Sabatino, U.S. Customs and Border Control

Diane Sabatino, U.S. Customs and Border Control

2022 served up the best edition of Identity Week Europe to date, featuring many top-class speakers and experts specialising in digital identity, biometric technologies and physical security documents.

The keynote theatre fell silent with an attentive room full of attendees as Diane Sabatino, from the U.S. Customs and Border Control took to the stage to explain the ongoing deployment of biometric border control systems at ports of entry across the U.S., an undertaking that began in 2001 and continues to be addressed for passenger safety and a streamlined experience.

Diane Sabatino’s address at Identity Week Europe in June, and again in October in Washington. D.C., drew crowds, inspired start-ups and most importantly, sparked conversations around how the travel industry can secure identity trust to improve safety and the passenger experience. We look forward to her participation in the leading identity event in the near future!

Carey O’Connor Kolaja, CEO, AU10TIX

Carey O’Connor Kolaja, CEO, AU10TIX

Kristel Teyras, Thales

Kristel Teyras, Thales

Felimy Green, Standard Chartered Bank

Felimy Green, Standard Chartered Bank

Bigger than ever: ID Week Europe 2023 upscales to Amsterdam venue

Bigger than ever: ID Week Europe 2023 upscales to Amsterdam venue

Identity Week Europe 2023 is in our sight. Bigger than ever.

To accommodate 5000+ visitors, we are upscaling Identity Week America 2023 to the impressive RAI, in Amsterdam, with added capacity, magnificence and central links to Europe.

Now with a consolidated base of the identity industry, we’re calling for speakers, previous and new, to join our lively panel and roundtable discussions in 2023 and deliver solo presentations around the evolution of biometrics, digital ID and physical security documents.

We cannot wait to wait to bring another epic edition of ID Week to the forefront. A year in advance, we study the trends in the industry and have research conversations with speakers to build an idea of which topics are high on the identity agenda.

Join our line-up of leading identity experts from 13-14 June in Amsterdam for Identity Week Europe 2023.

Open to industry experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, universities, R&D centres, associations and organisations, share your powerful ideas, case studies and innovative initiatives.

The deadline to submit your speaking enquiry is Friday 25 November 2022.

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a team member directly please contact m.shafran@sciencemediapartners.com.

Nuno Martins on FacePhi’s identity platform

Nuno Martins on FacePhi’s identity platform


Identity Week Europe is scaling up for 2023 and moving to a brand-new venue with a capacity to hold 5,000 + people. With a total exhibition space of 112,200m² including 12 halls, 70 conference and meeting rooms and 2 auditoriums, the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam perfectly accommodates the rapid growth of our flagship identity event.

Book now to meet industry stakeholders from all prominent use case sectors including banking and finance, travel, government, media and healthcare.

Book now to meet industry stakeholders from all prominent use case sectors including banking and finance, travel, government, media and healthcare.

Identity Week Europe is the home of secure identity and trust gathering together government, enterprises, partners, and start-ups to envision future-proof identity solutions and applications, taking place across 2 packed days from 13-14 June 2023.

Plenty of future-forward conversations were had at this year’s Identity Week Europe conference in London, which discovered hundreds of innovative solutions like FacePhi’s identity platform. Evie Kim Sing, Editor of IdentityWeek.net sits down here with Nuno Martins, Senior Business Development Manager at FacePhi to discuss the key features of FacePhi’s Identity Platform and how it allows users to design and control any digital onboarding and authenticating process, maintaining privacy, convenience and control over end-user verification.


Jonathan Andresen, Senior Director, Marketing, Incode Technologies

Jonathan Andresen, Senior Director, Marketing, Incode Technologies

IdentityWeek.net in conversation with Jonathan Andresen, Director of Marketing at Incode Technologies. 

A industry leader in identity verification and authentication, Incode transforms the consumer experience for large enterprises.

“We are leading the change towards leveraging biometric and facial recognition to help the largest customers in the world and enterprises to be able to leverage this technology to transform their customer experience, up-level their security and increasingly monetise their move towards digital transformation”.

The interview explores the importance of converging security, trust, privacy and convenience as factors that are at the forefront of identity experiences for end-users and enterprises.


Q&A with Jean-Luc Khaou at MineSec

Q&A with Jean-Luc Khaou at MineSec

At Identity Week Asia, Payments Consulting Network Technical Director, David Lunt caught up with MineSec Managing Director, Jean-Luc Khaou, for a deep dive into SoftPOS and how MineSec is supporting the enablement of digital payments for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). 

Read the highlights of the interview below. 

DL: Can you please describe how MineSec helps SMBs accept digital payments?

JLK: MineSec is an innovation enabler that accelerates access to digital payment technology for all SMB merchants. We help customers jumpstart their SoftPOS payment innovation and grow their business by converting smartphones to contactless payment acceptance devices. With our white-label SoftPOS solution, MineSec enables Digital Payment Inclusion for SMB merchants looking for more support to accept electronic payments as cash use fades. 

MineSec SoftPOS solution converts any smartphone to a payment Point Of Sale and complies with stringent international security standards. The solution comprises a Software Development Kit (SDK) and an Attestation & Monitoring (A&M) server, also called Know-Your-Device (KYD) server. The SDK provides Contactless Kernels, security protections, and APIs for customers to develop their own SoftPOS applications. The A&M server checks the security exposure of the application and device.  

With our team based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, we support all our customers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 

DL: What payments services do you offer your target merchants?  

JLK: We offer a way for SMBs to accept contactless payments without the traditional hardware and its related implementation costs. Payments are increasingly going contactless and digital, but many SMB merchants are excluded from the current contactless payments wave. They lack support from Payment Service Providers (PSP) who see lower returns for their implementation efforts and hardware cost to onboard small and medium business merchants. 

SoftPOS allows merchants to accept digital payments by converting smartphones into POS terminals. They can simply download a SoftPOS app to complete the mobile onboarding process and start accepting contactless payments. 

With MineSec SoftPOS solution, PSPs can now capture the market that they have been leaving behind – offering merchants omnichannel payment services cost-effectively and flexibly for both PSPs and merchants. 

Our solution has all payment kernels (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, UPI, Discover, and JCB) and QR code payment solutions integrated, enabling MineSec to be currently activated in over 10 countries in Asia, Middle-East and Europe where merchant SoftPOS applications are powered by MineSec technology. 

DL: Are there any industry sectors or client types that you focus on? 

JLK: We work with FinTech, PSPs and POS vendors of all types. Some want full control of their solution, whereas others just want a ready-to-go white-label solution for fast market access. 

MineSec solution is agnostic to industry sectors and can be used by SMBs in brick-and-mortar shops, restaurants, delivery, event, and transportation services.  

DL: What do you see as the key strengths of MineSec’s services? 

 JLK: We also want to simplify the SMB’s journey to access contactless payment and offer a solution that is easier and more modular to deploy. MineSec will keep enriching our products horizontally and vertically. We have recently announced the integration of KYC/KYB services from a technology provider to enhance identity security for a more seamless onboarding process for merchants.  

We are unique in how open and modular our solution architecture is – allowing our customers to have many choices in configuring their bespoke SoftPOS solution. 

Finally, MineSec features a comprehensive back-end SaaS solution that offers PSPs all the necessary cloud-based platforms to operate and monitor devices, merchants, and transactions. 

DL: How do you differentiate MineSec from other softPOS providers? 

JLK: In addition to the advanced SoftPOS solution we offer to the market, we have gained tremendous trust from our customers, thanks to the credibility of our in-house experts. Customers rely on MineSec to get certifications and effectively deploy their SoftPOS services.   

What makes us different also is how our A&M server is designed to provide a Know-Your-Device security service. We implemented configurable business rules to adapt to country-specific requirements so that PSP can be meeting the needs of their merchants in any country they operate. 

DL: What key achievements over the last 12 months can you share? 

JLK: MineSec was incorporated in May 2020. During the first 6 months, we focussed on the development of the MVP, create our value proposition, and then convinced our first customer to deploy our solution. 

We have invested all our efforts in the product, ensuring that we acquire all the mandatory certifications for our solution rollout and to gain more customers. So in 2021, we signed on to 6 new customer projects and had the first production deployment in Hong Kong. 

As of today, we are certified by PCI, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and UnionPay to use MineSec white-label SDK in their networks. We also have 7 direct customers and 5 indirect customers. Indirect customers are users of MineSec solutions in countries where our direct customers have sold their solution as white-label, powered by MineSec SDK. By end of 2022, thousands of merchants will be using SoftPOS powered by MineHades SDK and MineZeus KYD services. 

DL: Looking ahead, what service innovations are you implementing in the next 12 months? 

JLK: We are working with technology partners to integrate KYC/KYB services or other innovative payment acceptance solutions such as cryptocurrency. Our objective is to bring services to SMBs that will enable them to increase their revenues and flexibility in payment acceptance.  

DL: What key SMB industry trends do you see occurring over the next 2-3 years? 

JLK: While developing our business based on growth projections, it was also surprising to learn, from SMBs and partners in the market, that the focus of SMBs is to adapt very quickly to the uncertain future. If they have an opportunity to grow and scale up, they need a solution that allows them to catch that opportunity and do it very quickly. And if they need to scale down, they must be able to do it, again very quickly, without incurring liabilities and costs without any income.  When we were looking at the millions of commercial merchants in Asia, most of them hold very low inventories and expect their suppliers to be as flexible as them to answer the consumers’ demands. This will remain the trend of the economy in the next 2-3 years. MineSec, as well as our customers and stakeholders in the eco-system, should be designing solutions and services that can be as flexible. SMBs will benefit from having solutions that allow swift scale up and down – paying only as much as they use.  

I am convinced that this can only be done with a digital solution like MineSec SoftPOS solution. The new digital economy will be the web3.0 economy where buyers and sellers can interact instantly, securely, efficiently, and without any intermediary. 

DL – What key criteria or features should a SMB consider when evaluating payment service providers? 

As an SMB, they should be working with PSPs which provide flexible services that facilitates merchant digital onboarding and service activation.

MineSec Limited exhibited at Identity Week Asia 2022 while David Lunt moderated the panel ‘Panel: Securing online payments through robust ID’. Identity Week is a conference and exhibition that brought together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.  

Ravi Purohit, Associate Director, Rakuten at Identity Week Asia 2022

Ravi Purohit, Associate Director, Rakuten at Identity Week Asia 2022

With experience spanning both Asian and European secure identity markets, Ravi Purohit, Associate Director at Rakuten will be speaking at Identity Week Asia 2022, taking part in a panel discussion which focuses on Asia’s secure online payments ecosystem through robust ID technology.

At Identity Week Europe, back in June, Ravi predicted a passwordless future for hardware, helping to eliminate the risk of user data being exploited with weak password protection. He elaborated saying that while password systems are easily implemented, they are prone to security threats and can be easily guessed. 

Identity Week Asia is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions. Hear amazing speakers across diverse identity domains in the APAC region on September 6-7, 2022. 

iProov: Platinum Sponsor at Identity Week Asia 2022

iProov: Platinum Sponsor at Identity Week Asia 2022

iProov will be making a second appearance after Identity Week Europe in June as Platinum Sponsor at the Asia conference this September, where identity enablers from across the APAC region will gather for an unmissable 2 days of networking and building connections in the quest for seamless security.

Back in June, iProov played a prominent role in setting out future authentication and onboarding technology harnessing biometrics. iProov’s CEO, Andrew Bud gave an energised keynote speech followed by a highly complimentary interview in which he stressed that Identity Week Europe enabled a fruitful forum for networking between industry stakeholders.

Since its inception in 2011, iProov has sought to strengthen awareness and urgency around the opportunities of establishing Genuine Presence Assurance to counter security risks.

Andrew alludes to a “watershed” moment in the deployment of biometrics when everyone from consumers, financial institutions and enterprises became interested in protecting security concerns over identity theft and fraud, supported by the advances in technology.

The conference at the ExCeL, London reflected this shift in industry-wide attitudes towards “authentically verifying” users in “untrusted contexts with untrusted networks and software”.

As a result, hundreds of identity experts turned out for such a unifying event, to showcase their solutions and forge new business deals around digital ID and biometric deployment.

Book a FREE ticket now to meet iProov and many more future-proof solution providers in the Asia specific market: https://secure.terrapinn.com/V5/step1.aspx?E=10627&p=1

Identity Week Asia takes place on 6-7 September!

Shashank Dhariwal, Technical Architect, Continental AG at Identity Week Europe

Shashank Dhariwal, Technical Architect, Continental AG at Identity Week Europe

Shashank Dhariwal, Technical Architect at Continental AG explained the use case for identity transformation to advance digitalisation within the automotive industry at Identity Week Europe, back in June.

Continental technologies are transforming the digital customer experience for leisure, providing users with self-sovereign identification, while maintaining secure platforms as technology transformation accelerates.