We’re proud to announce that a second keynote speaker has been confirmed for TIAC’s 2018 Congress, to be held November 27 and 28 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in Gatineau.
Liselotte de Maar, Managing Director in Accenture’s Travel practice from the Netherlands, will speak about her work on the Known Traveller Program, which includes biometrics, use of blockchain tech and more.
The Known Traveller concept is founded on the principle that an individual traveller has control over the use of his/her own identity and its components.
Due to the decentralization of control over the components of identity, a traveller can push proof of their identity information – secured by distributed ledger technology and cryptography – to government and private-sector entities throughout their journey.
When travellers provide access to verified personal biometric, biographic and historical travel data at their discretion, it can help authorities conduct risk assessments and pre-screening ahead of travel.
Passengers who verify their identities using biometric technology also enjoy secure and seamless movement throughout their journey, and it also allows for greater personalisation of services.
With biometrics recently becoming a topical subject in the Canadian tourism industry, this promises to be an insightful, must-attend discussion. Stay tuned for more details!