Speakers » Florian Forster

Florian Forster

Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland (invited)

 

 

Special Topic: Disruptive global trends and the role of effective identity technology

 

Chair:
Benji Hutchinson

Other Panelists:
Anne Shere Wallwork
Seth Stodder

 

  • The threat of terrorism
  • Mass displacement and movement of populations
  • Political implications

Regional conflicts, mass refugee migration, economic uncertainty, political unrest, domestic lone wolf attacks, and international terrorism are just some of the disruptive trends that have become complex global challenges. These challenges share the common requirement of needing to identify individuals for various reasons. Governments, non-governmental organizations, and for-profit companies face these challenges and must identify friend from foe, innocent from guilty, citizen from foreign national, or those entitled to social benefit. 

This panel will discuss major disruptive global trends affecting our world today and how identity technologies aid decision makers in their missions to prevent or manage the effects of those trends.  This panel will appeal to those working the fields of foreign policy and immigration, national defense and homeland security, and identity technology.


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