FindBiometrics is in Johannesburg, reporting live from ID4Africa 2019, where the biometrics industry is convening to help realize the future of next-generation identity technology in Africa. All week we will be bringing you live audio interviews recorded on the exhibition floor with biometrics industry experts helping transform identity services across the continent.
Digital identity giant IDEMIA has been a major sponsor of ID4Africa since the event began five years ago, so it’s only appropriate that Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World spoke with Antoine Grenier, the company’s Senior Vice President Africa Region, Public Security and Identity. Their conversation begins with Grenier discussing this year’s showcase of its global offerings, presenting civil management systems with a special focus on digital ID and border control. He goes on to share the company’s recent successes: a new contract for an identity card with Morocco, where 35 million people will be able to access online services; and a renewed contract working with Mauritania.
The conversation moves on to detail how IDEMIA is working to achieve long term goals, facilitating a paradigm in which identity is seen as a basic human right. Grenier cites the United Nations’ strategy to see that every human on earth has a way to prove their identity by 2030, and speaks to how IDEMIA is working in to make this goal a reality.
Listen to our full ID4Africa audio interview with Antoine Grenier, Senior Vice President Africa Region, Public Security and Identity, IDEMIA:
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