LogicaCMG launches global e-identity initiative

Source: LogicaCMG

LogicaCMG today launches a new e-Identity initiative that will provide a global centre of excellence for the development of solutions for electronic identification, travel documents, border crossing and public safety initiatives.

This programme brings together LogicaCMG's expertise in systems integration, security, identification and tracking technologies, such as biometrics, smart cards and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). LogicaCMG has successfully completed e-Identity projects worldwide, such as the biometric-enabled fast-pass border crossing at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. In addition, the company has extensive experience in the provision of smart card based solutions for financial applications and access control.

A number of factors are leading to a growth in demand for these technologies and solutions, particularly biometrics. For example, many countries are planning to deploy national identity cards and e-passport projects in the near future and there is also a growing realisation that corporate identity cards to control physical and systems access are necessary.

Tim Brew, who has been appointed as global e-Identity solutions director to head up the initiative, said: "There is an increasing amount of legislation, with more expected, introducing a number of new security measures, such as biometric data in passports or updating national identity card schemes. Many national governments are now facing significant challenges on how to deliver solutions to these issues. With extensive experience gained over the last five years, LogicaCMG is ideally placed to provide these complex new technologies as well as the consultancy and guidance to ensure their success. This new initiative pulls together all the necessary skills into one global team to enhance the development of our solutions, manage our strategic third party relationships and assist our local country teams with all aspects of e-Identity and border control solutions."

Tim Brew has spent more than 20 years in the IT software and financial services industry, most recently responsible for LogicaCMG's global cards and consumer payments business. In his new role heading up the e-Identity and border control initiative, Tim will be responsible for leading the team to help local country units deliver these global solutions to LogicaCMG's public and private sector customers across the globe.

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