Sofie joins the Secure Identity Alliance as Advisory Observer

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Paris, December 12, 2016 – The Secure Identity Association (SIA), the global identity and secure eServices advisory body, today announces that digital consultancy, Sofie, has joined the Association as an Advisory Observer – marking another important milestone in the rapid growth of the SIA.


Sofie joins the e-Governance Academy and Interact4C as recent SIA Advisory Observers, and will support the Association’s work championing the role of trusted digital identities as a key driver of sustainable economic growth in countries around the world.

Sofie’s presence as an Advisory Observer further strengthens the SIAs considerable expertise within the identity space, adding a wealth of technical and regional experience gained from electronic identification projects in African countries including Kenya, the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, the Caribbean region and the Middle East.

Bernard Morvant, Sofie’s Business Development Director and Senior Consultant, will sit as Advisory Observer, lending his experience to the SIA’s workgroup program. “The role of identity is a central tenant in the development of greater economic and social equality across Africa and other emerging countries ,” he said. “The SIA is the ideal forum in which to develop our conceptual thinking around identity, and to provide practical consultancy to support rapidly growing economies across the region.”

In welcoming Sofie to the Association, Frédéric Trojani, President of the Secure Identity Alliance said: “Bernard will be an influential voice in the SIA. His key role in the strategy definition and development plans of both foundational and functional identity government initiatives in Africa and the Middle East as well as in the Caribbean region is well known, and his unrivalled insights will strengthen our programs in support of governments around the world.”

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Note to Editors: About the 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 and citizen privacy. 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.

Its Board Members are Gemalto, Imprimerie Nationale, Oberthur Technologies, Safran Security & Identity and Veridos.

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