L to R: Professor Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. CEng FIET A.Inst.ISP, Isabelle Möller, Dr. Joseph Atick

The Silicon Trust, the international industry program for ID security, is delighted to introduce its 2017 Innovation Council. These distinguished experts will help define the core areas of product innovation and application trends in the Government ID sector for the Silicon Trust.

The Innovation Council members first got together at this year’s London Forum on the 26th June in London and engaged in an active debate about the importance of mobile identification solutions and the challenges of implementing multiapplication ID schemes. The current Innovation Council members are:

Professor Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. CEng FIET A.Inst.ISP, is the Director of the Information Security Group (ISG), and the Head of the School of Mathematics and Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London; which has been pioneering information/cyber security research and education since 1990. Keith joined the ISG in 2002, originally as the Founder Director of the ISG Smart Card Centre, following a career in industry working for Pye TVT, Honeywell Aerospace and Defence, Racal Research and Vodafone. Keith is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, a Member of the Licensing Executives Society and an experienced company director and consultant.

Isabelle Möller is a biometric expert instrumental in the growing network of The Biometrics Institute. She has played a key role in the establishment of independent and impartial international Biometrics Institute in particular through bringing together biometric experts from around the world. Isabelle has also managed many government-funded projects successfully including the Biometrics Vulnerability Assessment Project, which was co-funded by the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code. Isabelle holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, Business and the Arts.

Dr. Joseph Atick is a recognized worldwide expert and advocate on identity matters, having been one of the founders of the identity industry more than 25 years ago, where he had led several companies in the space and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today. He retired from the industry in 2010 and founded the Identity Counsel International, to focus on helping nations, especially in developing countries, and international organisations seeking to design and launch responsible digital identity programs to accelerate socio-economic development, improve service delivery and security and enhance privacy and people’s rights. He has been a strong advocate of privacy and responsible use of identity technology for social protection. In 1998, he co-founded in Washington the International Biometrics and Identification Association, to provide responsible use guidance to the industry and to policy makers. He is currently the Executive Chairman of ID4Africa, a pan African movement to promote the responsible use of digital identity in Africa. Dr. Atick earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.

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