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The Value of Digital ID for the Global Economy and Society

“Good” use of digital identification is a new frontier in value creation for individuals, companies, and countries. A panel of leading voices discuss how to unlock the benefits, while mitigating the risks.

On 23 January 2019, global experts from business, government, and the social sector discussed how digital identification can provide both economic and societal benefit, as well the keys to success in implementing digital ID. They also discussed how to guard against the challenges of digital ID as a potential “dual-use technology” that can be used to the benefit of society but can also be used for undesirable purposes.

This panel discussion included Mike Kubzansky, managing partner of Omdiyar Network; James Manyika, chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute; Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys and founding chairman of UIDAI; Jüri Ratas, prime minister of Estonia; and Mary Snapp, corporate vice president of philanthropies at Microsoft. Watch the recording here. 

Sarah Corley
Sarah is DFI's Community & Professional Development Manager, and is responsible for providing opportunities for capacity building of DFS professionals and DFI alumni outside of our online course provision. She has over 19 years of experience within the learning and capacity development within the development and health sector, and is passionate about being a catalyst for change.

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