The IDENTITY India conference and exhibition is an in-depth exploration of major identity applications in the Indian market and the opportunities they present for government, commercial end-users, solutions providers and systems integrators. This pioneering event focuses on the foremost public and private sector use cases of secure identity, authentication and transactions in the world’s largest market for identity applications.
The objective of the IDENTITY India conference and exhibition is to support digital identity initiatives in India. The event forms a platform to exchange information and share experience about identity developments and initiatives in Asia, Europe and Africa through consultation and cooperation between the key stakeholder groups in the identity ecosystem, including:
From national government identity initiatives to delivery of local and municipal government services, to commercial know-your-customer (KYC) and customer authentication applications, IDENTITY India is the only pan-industry conference and exhibition for solutions providers to engage with end-user customers and understand the full spectrum of business opportunities in the world's largest market for government and commercial identity schemes.
The conference will bring together Government of India officials, identity authorities and decision-makers, end-users from India's secure identity and payments businesses, local and international technology innovators, integrators and solutions providers.
IDENTITY India is a unique opportunity for identity authorities, end-user customers, identity technology companies and industry thought leaders to share two days of learning, analysis and insightful debate. Please view our conference program below for details.
Growth in Identity Schemes
The number and scale of identity initiatives in India is increasing. In addition to state-level schemes for identity registers and identity cards, there are functional identity schemes for specific applications, the national e-passport program, biometrics for air travel, updating of the national census and the national population register. Most recently the Minister of Home Affairs has proposed the idea of a multipurpose identity card to integrate national identity applications.
Digital Census 2021 and National Population Register
The Government of India is planning the 2021 Census using mobile apps to transition from a paper to a digital census. India’s last census was carried out in 2011 when the total population was estimated to be 1.21 billion; it is now greater than 1.3 billion. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is also planning to update the National Population Register (NPR), last updated in 2015. The completed NPR is expected to form the basis for a pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Aadhaar and NPR
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has agreed to the “voluntary” use of Aadhaar 12-digit unique numbers for the compiling of the National Population Register (NPR). The Aadhaar database now includes almost all residents of India. With Aadhaar details included, the NPR database will contain demographic as well as biometric data.
Proposed Multipurpose Identity Card
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed a single multipurpose ID card be issued to every citizen with secure storage of personally identifying information (PII) for foundational and functional identity schemes including passport, Aaadhar, driving licence, voter card, PAN and more. Such a proposal would likely require integration of India’s multiple siloed functional identity databases.
IDENTITY India is the only pan-industry conference and exhibition exploring full-spectrum secure identity, authentication and transactions use cases across identity and banking applications in India.
With a 2-day program covering diﬀerent industry sectors on each day, IDENTITY India oﬀers multiple unique sales and marketing channels. IDENTITY India sponsors can choose to target a preferred business sector and customers on a single conference day, or to target multiple business sectors and their diverse customer decision-makers over the 2 days of the conference. The conference also includes a focused exhibition of identity solutions targeting the policymakers, Government of India oﬃcials and end-users from India's secure identity and payments businesses who are invited to attend the conference.
The primary target audience for IDENTITY India are Government of India officials, identity authorities, end-users for customer authentication or KYC schemes, and identity systems integrators and solutions providers. Speaker and delegate invitations will be managed through APSCA India relationships with Government of India and leading end-user organisations.