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Singapore GovTech shares face verification insights on iProov webinar

10 November 2020

A big thank you to everyone who joined our webinar on Face the Challenge: Singapore’s Solution to Digital ID Verification.

We were honored to have Quek Sin Kwok, Senior Director of National Digital Identity at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), as our guest on the panel.

He was joined by iProov’s founder and CEO, Andrew Bud, and by Dr Foong Wai Keong from systems integrator, Toppan Ecquaria.

The webinar kicked off with a presentation from Dominic Foon at GovTech. He talked about Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and the role that national digital identity plays in growing the economy. He also provided an overview of the SingPass platform, which is used by 4 million Singapore residents to transact with over 400 digital services.

Dominic also explained the importance of GovTech’s biometrics-as-a-service platform. This enables private enterprises to take advantage of the government’s National Digital Identity (NDI) infrastructure, offering simplified face authentication to customers without the business needing to invest in biometric systems. A local bank using the NDI platform has already seen thousands of authentications with a high success rate.

A panel discussion followed the presentation. Some of the points covered on the webinar include:

  • Why facial verification: what are the advantages of face authentication over fingerprints and other biometric identification?
  • How GovTech completed the supplier selection for this pioneering face verification project, testing many global solutions for security before choosing iProov
  • The importance of Genuine Presence Assurance – why GovTech needed the most secure technology available
  • The importance of privacy: how is the biometric data stored?
  • Biometrics-as-a-service: what has been the response from the private sector?
  • Learnings from the project
  • What’s next for SingPass?

You can register for the on-demand webinar here.

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