Geoff Slagle, a globally-known patron and spokesperson for mobile driver’s licence (mDL) technology, has been appointed as President and Chief Business Development Officer of Scytáles AB. The former director of Identity Management for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) will help guide both Scytáles and its global mDL partner, GET Group, in establishing a position for ISO-compliant mobile driver’s licences and mobile IDs. Mobile identity technology Geoff Slagle has more than 23 years of identity management experience. Since 2008 he has been directing AAMVA’s identity management program, including its mDL activities and managing its Electronic Identity and Joint mDL working groups. Mr. Slagle coordinated with the DMV of the Netherlands; the National Police Agency of Japan; and AAMVA (including seven of its jurisdictions) on mDL proof-of-concept. For the past four years he has also chaired the ANSI committee (INCITS DL) responsible for driver licence standardisation, including mDL. GET Group, together with its affiliate GET Group North America, and Scytáles AB partnered to develop a mobile identity technology platform that is fully compliant with the 18013-5 standard, which specifies technical and interoperability requirements for mDLs. Highly-regarded champions Mr. Slagle is one of the most recognised and highly-regarded champions of mobile driver’s license adoption" The companies work in close collaboration to make this technology available across the world and to educate the market on the importance of the cryptographic proof of ID provided by ISO 18013-5. “Mr. Slagle is one of the most recognised and highly-regarded champions of mobile driver’s licence adoption and has been instrumental in coordinating and publishing AAMVA’s guidelines and model legislation around the subject,” said Alex Kambanis, president and managing director, GET Group North America. Global identification standards “We are thrilled to have him supporting our efforts in North America in particularly, via his new role with our partner Scytáles. Like us, Geoff recognises the importance of 18013-5 standardisation for mDLs to be truly trusted around the world and appreciates that GET and Scytales are the experts in ISO 18013-5 implementation.” “I am optimistic about the future of digital identity and impressed by the global partnership Scytáles and GET Group have formed to produce mDLs that can be issued and used everywhere thanks to compliance with global identification standards,” said Geoff. Significant financial investment “I have spent the last decade assisting with the creation and shaping of policies and standards that make possible the implementation of mDL. I now want to apply myself and invest in the execution of those in a practical way and know that Scytáles and GET Group are poised to accomplish this better than anyone to the benefit of billions of individuals that currently hold a driver licence and the potential to possess a mDL.” “The two companies have made significant financial investment into the technology and are ready to go right now with standing up mDL capabilities for issuing authorities. I look forward to working together with GET in my new capacity as President and Chief Business Development Officer of Scytáles AB to make the promise of efficient, secure, and affordable mDLs possible for everyone.”
GET Group North America, a provider of end-to-end solutions for secure credentials with over 20 years of experience in identity management, announces the appointment of Matthew Robinson as Director of Customer Service. In his new role, Mr. Robinson will leverage past government contracting experience to support GET Group’s business objectives and develop strategies for optimal customer engagement. Continuing government contracts Before joining GET Group North America, Mr. Robinson was the Director of Business Development at BCD Travel for the government market, where he was responsible for building and nurturing strategic business relationships leading to winning government contracts. He frequently wrote proposals leveraging team expertise to bring new ideas to government travel. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at TDT/MorphoTrust USA LLC where he oversaw the management of service program efforts for all federal service contracts as Director of Federal Services. He wrote proposals for federal, state and local responses to RFPs, which led to multiple wins or continuation of contracts and additional sole sources awards. Experience with government contracts “Matt’s experience dealing with the securement of government contracts and the nurturing of business relationships at federal, state and local levels makes him the ideal choice to lead GET Group North America’s customer relations initiatives,” said Alex Kambanis, Managing Director for GET Group NA. “Governments are a key market for our services and technologies for secure IDs and credentials. We are pleased to have a Director of Customer Service who is adept at navigating the intricacies of winning and continuing government contracts, and serving the needs of the most esteemed business contacts.” Mr. Robinson has a BS in Electronic Systems Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an AAS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Maine Technical College. He served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician.
Biometric identification technology uses physiological characteristics for identity authentication and verification GET Group North America, a provider of high-assurance security solutions that enhance Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) operations, announced that it has entered into an exclusive reseller agreement with Speed Identity, a provider of solutions for biometric security, to offer biometric live capture solutions to the North American market.Biometric identification technologyBiometric identification technology uses physiological characteristics for identity authentication and verification. As a leading systems integrator, GET Group NA is partnering with Speed Identity to provide a biometric capture solution featuring live enrolment capabilities so that all captured biometric data is collected at one time, ensuring data is securely tied to the applicant.This reduces enrolment time to just a few minutes, secures the process from application input to immediate ID document production output, and enables compliance with the highest standards and regulations for biometric data. Virtually all high-end security documents used for travel, airports, government agencies, nuclear plants, and other facilities and organisations where security is vital, are increasingly moving toward the use of biometrics for identity screening. "Biometric systems are considered to be the most efficient method in the world when it comes to access controls, identification and authentication" ICAM technologies “At GET Group North America, we pride ourselves on offering the best and most cutting-edge ICAM technologies from around the world and, as such, are pleased to have Speed Identity’s biometric capture solution as part of our robust identity management technology portfolio,” said Alex Kambanis, Managing Director for GET Group NA. “Biometric systems are considered to be the most efficient method in the world when it comes to access controls, identification and authentication, and applications for e-passports and identity cards, and help combat identity fraud.”“Through this partnership, our solution will now be readily accessible to a customer base in the North American market, who will also get the benefit of GET Group North America’s advanced personalisation capabilities and the expertise of its seasoned North American presence,” said Björn Alldén, CEO at Speed Identity. Save
GET Group NA now offers a biometric live capture solution in the U.S. through its partnership with Speed Identity GET Group North America, a provider of high-assurance security solutions that enhance Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) operations, will be showcasing its latest identification and verification solutions at Connect: ID 2016 in booth 113. GET Group North America now offers a biometric live capture solution in the U.S. through its partnership with Speed Identity. GET biometric live capture solution Biometric identification technology using physiological characteristics for identity authentication and verification has increasingly been implemented by airports, government agencies, nuclear plants, and other organisations where security is paramount. As a leading-edge systems integrator, GET Group NA is providing a biometric capture solution featuring live enrollment capabilities so that all captured biometric data is collected at one time, ensuring data is securely tied to the applicant. This reduces the enrollment time down to just a few minutes; secures the process from application input to immediate ID document production output; and allows biometric data to be in compliance with the highest standards and regulations. “At GET Group North America, we pride ourselves on having the ability to align the best and most cutting-edge ICAM technologies from around the world with our advanced personalisation capabilities and the expertise of a seasoned team expressly for the North American Market,” said Alex Kambanis, Managing Director for GET Group NA. “Biometric identification is a significant advancement in the battle against identity fraud, and we are pleased to have this new biometric capture solution as part of our robust identity management technology portfolio.” GET Group NA at Connect: ID 2016 Additionally, GET Group NA will be showcasing its capabilities for other secure personal identification documents at Connect: ID 2016. The company delivers end-to-end solutions - including hardware and software - necessary for the registration and enrollment of individuals to issue secure documents such as driver’s licenses, identification cards and passports. Connect: ID will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from March 14-26, 2016. GET Group NA will be exhibiting in booth 113 and showcasing the cutting-edge identification and verification solutions from its technology partners from around the world.