The organisers of next-generation identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have announced high-profile keynote speakers who will address critical identity issues in the show's industry leading conference.Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, will for example be addressing critical issues such as global privacy legislation at the May 1-3 event in Washington DC, which is powered by Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA).Polonetsky, whose previous roles include chief privacy officer at AOL and DoubleClick, will be speaking on topics such as the impact of Europe's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Brexit in the UK, the EU-US Privacy Shield, and the maturation of the APEC framework.Raymond P Martinez, chairman and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, will also share his insights into the fast developing role of Motor Vehicle Departments in identity verification and management.Martinez will highlight the promise and potential of a mobile driver's licence to become an important way for citizens to identify themselves in both the physical and online domains. He will describe recent technological developments and explore bi-state and multi-state DMV ID initiatives.The conference and exhibition will be held from May 1-3, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.Other speakers announced for connect:ID 2017 include JoAnn Stonier, SVP of Global Privacy & Data Protection Officer at MasterCard Worldwide, who will be speaking in “Ethical uses of (automated) identity data as a social good”.Dave Burhop, Deputy Commissioner/CIO, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will be covering the coming mobile driving licence revolution.On the hot topic of digital identity, Brenda Coone, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Alabama Department of Revenue, will join Michael Garcia, director of the Trusted Identities Group and director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Applied Cybersecurity Division, Information Technology Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology.Richard Conrad, a Program Manager for the Transportation Security Administration will be speaking alongside Walter Hamilton, senor consultant at Identification Technology Partners.In terms of biometrics, Elaine Newton, Standards Lead for Applied Cybersecurity, NIST and co-chair of the Biometric Assurance Sub Working Group, FIDO Alliance, will be addressing the accuracy and reliability of biometrics in mobile devices.To book a conference ticket and make use of early bird pricing, click here.For a full list of confirmed speakers, click here.