ID4Africa 2018


Standing for “Augmented Identity”, IDEMIA is now the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world. With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.

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Zetes assists governments to accurately identify their populations and satisfy the strictest international requirements for the issuing of identity documents and the organisation of democratic elections. It takes care of every aspect of a project, from data capture to personalisation, and from analysis, development and design, to implementation and maintenance. Based on more than 15 years’ experience, the company’s solutions are characterised by reliability, flexibility and operational capability.

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Since 1919 PWPW has been implementing projects, which are strategic from the point of view of state security and its citizens. It offers security products of the highest global quality to our customers. The products include banknotes, documents, stamps, cards and IT solutions. The company provides comprehensive solutions to its customers. PWPW has at its disposal a modern machinery park: own paper mill, design studio, printing house, personalization centre, electronic certification centre, R&D unit and skilled personnel in the area of IT. The company executes contracts for governmental institutions. PWPW products are present in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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HID Global


HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and the world’s most innovative companies. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.



We’re experts in biometrics. We help millions of people in Africa, and other emerging markets, to identify who they are based on something unique – their own biometric data. Together with partners, we deliver large scale biometric identity programs, with particular experience in national elections and healthcare. Our mission is to give an identity to millions of people that don’t have one. To date, we’ve helped over 110 million people across Africa to verify who they are. But, that’s just the beginning. There’s an estimated 2.4 billion people that have no legal identity – that’s no birth certificate, no ID card, no passport, nothing. Our technology and solutions, packed with over 30 granted patents, are built for the challenge. GenKey is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in Africa (Ghana) and the US (Chicago). In 2011 a merger between the former GenKey and priv-ID BV, a spin-off from Philips Research, created the new GenKey.

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Gemalto is the global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We deliver easy to use technologies and services to businesses and governments, authenticating identities and protecting data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.



Iris ID Systems Inc. has pioneered iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. IrisAccess®, now in its sixth generation, authenticates the identities of millions of people in thousands of locations on six continents. More organizations rely on IrisAccess identity authentication than all other iris recognition products combined. Iris ID’s expertise and Advanced Identity Authentication helps add security, convenience, privacy and productivity to any enterprise operation.

Biometric Update

BIOMETRIC UPDATE‬‪ is a leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market. We place special emphasis on national security, privacy and regulatory issues, along with examining the latest industrial, commercial and residential applications for biometrics technology. Manufacturers, service providers, governments, law enforcement agencies and large corporate buyers benefit from our competitive industry intelligence on market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging products and solutions. is published by the Biometrics Research Group, a market research supplier and consultancy to the biometric industry.‬‬

Secure Identity Alliance


The Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices. The Alliance offers support and expertise to allow government agencies and other public bodies to implement their digital ID projects and realize the wide range of economic, public health, electoral and sustainability opportunities offered by the shift to digital service provision. The Alliance brings together public, private and non-government organizations to foster international collaboration on Digital ID challenges and the issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity, authentication and more. The Alliance plays a key role in sharing best practice and uncovering the new generation of eIdentity and eDocument technologies crucial to building the trusted framework on which to drive eGovernment, and global economic growth, forward.

embedded security


Embedded Security News (ESN) is a blog publishing analysis and news articles on Smart Cards and their applications, projects, exclusive interviews to key players of the industry and educational material for consumers. ESN publishes the Card Industry Directory – the industry’s most comprehensive database of companies involved in the smart card business – and the Industry Events Calendar featuring events, conferences, trade exhibitions and congresses. Topics covered by ESN includes ePassports, Wearables, IoT and M2M. The ESN website access is free and does not require subscription.

Silicon Trust


The Silicon Trust is a well-established marketing program for smart card solutions with high visibility in the worldwide government and identification (ID) markets. It was set up in the year 2000 as a key partner platform for international companies aiming at promoting the use of silicon-based security in a broad variety of applications. With more than 30 companies along the value chain, the Silicon Trust forms a strong community of like-minded companies. The driving force behind the Silicon Trust are the three executive board partners: Gemalto, Veridos and Infineon.

Keesing Technologies


Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. Our objective is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. To this end, we market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users – from document professionals to untrained staff – to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Solutions that provide you with the assurance of a document’s authenticity. The technology we use is powered by nearly 100 years of experience and accumulated knowledge. Keesing collaborates with distributors, strategic partners and agents all over the world. Keesing is a SURYS company.



Simprints is a nonprofit tech startup from the University of Cambridge, building biometrics for patient identification in developing countries. Today, over 1.1 billion people in the world do not have any form of identity, preventing access to essential services. Using an open source matcher and ISO templates, Simprints has successfully optimised hardware and software to be over 228% more accurate than five industry-leading systems. Today, they partner with impact organisations like BRAC, Unicef, Watsi, and the Afghanistan Ministry of Education to reach beneficiaries who are currently “falling through the cracks” of service delivery. The team’s goal is to radically disrupt the inaccurate way we currently track progress towards the SDGs, instead building a world where every person—not guesswork—counts in fighting poverty globally.