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Axiad IDS and SCALA Partner to Educate Government Delegates at 2017 eID Conference in Bogata, Columbia

Axiad IDS Helps Government Organizations Protect Against Cybersecurity Threats in Today’s Digital World

 SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 10, 2017Axiad IDS, a leading provider of trusted identity and access solutions for enterprise, healthcare, government and financial organizations, today announced it has been invited to speak alongside representatives of Smart Card Alliance Latin America (SCALA) at this year’s eID Conference in Bogata, Columbia. Jointly, the two organizations will be hosting a workshop on October 10 entitled: Sustainable Social and Economic Development through eID Interoperability. And on October 11, Gurpreet Manes, Axiad IDS Vice President of Technology will be participating on the eID Interoperability panel chaired by Edgar Bets, Associate Director, SCALA, Republic of Panama.

“We recognize that organizations of all sizes - especially those in regulated industries - require digital identities that can be trusted. This is particularly important in today’s digital world,” said Yves Audebert, co-founder and co-CEO of Axiad IDS.  “Working together with organizations like SCALA we are helping governments modernize eID schemes to ensure security, ease of use, and speed of access in critical environments. Our newest Unified Credential Management System makes our solution particularly attractive to the Citizen ID market.”

Axiad IDS’ holistic approach integrates best-in-class products and services to allow governments to freely and confidently meet the wide-ranging needs of citizens. Whether on premises or in the cloud, Axiad IDS’ identity and access management solutions:

  • Reduce implementation risks
  • Speed time to deployment
  • Lower total cost of ownership

Together Axiad IDS and SCALA are promoting the next generation of secure eID credentials which allow federal and state agencies to more simply integrate and deliver government services to citizens while providing more efficient authentication methods.

According to Edgar Bets, Associate Director, SCALA, Republic of Panama, “One of the future benefits of interoperability will be the ability for countries to authenticate each other’s identities, helping to eliminate fraud and create reciprocal recognition agreements. This will facilitate better interaction between cultures, businesses and diplomatic relations.”

“Our vision is to provide customers with the freedom to confidently access online information and perform digital transactions anytime, anywhere and from any device,” continued Audebert. “In the case of the Citizen ID market this means making access to eGovernment services more inclusive and readily available to authorized citizens, without compromising security.”

About the Event

The Global Forum is a conference dedicated to sharing the latest innovations and drivers behind the digitalization of citizen ID documents. The 9th Edition of this conference will be held for the first time in Latin America on October 10-11, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia.

The Global Forum brings together over 250 government delegates along with thebrightest minds in the industry, to discuss the foundation and evolution of a global eID infrastructure, based on the digitalization of citizen ID documents.


Smart Card Alliance Latin America is a chapter organization of the Smart Card Alliance, a non-profit, impartial association, impacting multiple industries, which works to stimulate the use, understanding, interoperability, convergence, evolution, innovative adoptions and applications of integrated circuit card (ICC) technology in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. SCALA achieves its objectives through specific projects such as: Educational Programs, a Center of Excellence, Market Research, Case Studies, Roadmaps, Online Resources, relations with industries affected by our technology and open forums, keeping its members connected with industry leaders and innovative thought.

Smart Card Alliance serves as the single industry voice for issues related to integrated circuit cards and related components, leading the industry discussions about the impact and the added values of this technology in the Americas.

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About Axiad IDS

Axiad IDS provides Trusted Identity and Access solutions that offer customers the freedom to access online information and the confidence to perform digital transactions -- anytime, anywhere and from any device. Axiad IDS was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing identity and access management solutions for enterprise, government and financial organizations. These experts have experienced first-hand the challenges associated with implementing and managing mission-critical identity systems, and are experienced in helping companies create business value by taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the online digital world. Axiad IDS was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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