Sopra Steria and The Open Identity Exchange announce partnership to deliver trusted digital identities for government, business and citizens

London,

European consultancy and digital services leader Sopra Steria has today announced that Jason Harrison client director digital identity services and Neil Anderson chief technology officer, citizen & devolved services have joined the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) as Board Members.

OIX is a not-for-profit independent community supporting the connection and collaboration of the digital identity sector. As a Board Member of the OIX, Sopra Steria will play a key role in helping influence and shape the strategic direction of digital identity policy in the UK; developing the OIX guidance for interoperable, trusted identities.

Jason Harrison, Sopra Steria’s Client Director for Digital Identity Services said: “Sopra Steria is committed to supporting the development of digital identity best practice in the UK and globally. We are building on the trust that the Home Office and other sensitive parts of UK Government departments place in our digital identity capabilities. Our focus and development in this important area will ensure future standards in digital identity supports the challenges of today and help grow the digital economy through a focus on international interoperability.

 

”This partnership brings together the OIX’s independent status as an influencer to both government departments and the private sector, with our in-depth experience of digital identity capabilities through our existing contracts at the heart of government. By working with OIX, we can help ensure that Sopra Steria is driving identity innovation, adoption and standards development across the UK.”

 

In addition to joining as board members, Anderson is also chair for the Architecture Interoperability Working Group which is striving to ensure user identities and verified attributes can be readily shared by citizens and trusted across government and private organisations.

Nick Mothershaw, OIX Chief Identity Strategist, said “Sopra Steria are a very welcome addition to the OIX community, and in particular to the OIX Board. As an established and trusted supplier of identity services to government and private sector alike they will bring a wealth of experience to our collective OIX voice. As we drive forward key areas of Digital Identity, such as inclusion, interoperability and trust frameworks we are sure OIX and Sopra Steria will mutually benefit from their membership”.

 

About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation and obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to putting digital to work for its clients in order to build a positive future for all. With 46,000 employees in 25 countries, the Group generated revenue of €4.3 billion in 2020. The world is how we shape it. Sopra Steria (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) – ISIN: FR0000050809 For more information, visit us at www.soprasteria.com

 

About OIX

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) is a membership community for all those involved in the ID sector to connect and collaborate, developing the guidance needed for interoperable, trusted identities. OIX’s vision is a world where we can all prove our identity and eligibility anywhere, using a simple universally trusted ID. Through our definition of, and education on Trust Frameworks, we create the rules, tools and confidence that will allow every individual a trusted, universally accepted, identity. We are uniquely dedicated to ID Trust. Our papers and guides form the bedrock of Trust Frameworks that supports the creation and use of inter-operable, universally trusted identities. OIX has a wide programme of events, thought leadership and working groups. OIX is a global organisation based in the United Kingdom. OIX members include large corporates and numerous small-to-medium size identity services organisations and Trade Bodies. For more information, including details about all OIX members and becoming a member visit: www.openidentityexhange.org.