The ID WORLD Americas Summit is an exclusive world-class networking event for the public and private sectors. It brings together government representatives, law enforcement and border control authorities, cargo and passenger carriers, hubs and transportation authorities, healthcare providers, retailers, bankers, logistics and postal services operators, auto ID vendors and security providers, to discuss strategies in enhancing the reliability of global and regional security and ICT infrastructures as well as plans in adopting smart technologies to achieve security and mobility.
Since its inception in 2011, leaders and technology experts have convened at the Summit to discuss tested strategies, best practices and innovations in elevating the automatic identification industry in the South and Latin American region to a whole new paradigm. The event is designed to give stakeholders across the entire ICT value chain a deeper insight into different strategic, technical and operational issues surrounding automatic identification adoption and implementation.
Visionaries in ICT-driven innovation unite at third Americas Summit
ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro, the third Americas Summit on security, mobility and traceability, took place over two days at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel on Copacabana. Some of the senior Government, end-user and industry influencers who participated included:
- Marcio Pereira de Carvalho, Director – Institute of Identification, Brazil
- Elkin Velasquez, Director UN Human Settlements Program, Latin America and the Caribbean (UN- HABITAT)
- Antonio Costas Sitic, Executive Director General – Service of Personal Identification (SEGIP), Bolivia
- Antonio Maciel Aguiar Filho, Director – FENAPPI, Brazil
- Eduardo Luiz Ritzmann, CIO – GRU Airport Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Eduardo Magalhães de Lacerda Filho, Advisor of the Director – National Institute of Information Technology, Brazil;
- Dr. Gustavo Cruz Quintão, Director of Health Promotion – Telefônica Brazil
- Ms. Charis Negrão Tonhozi, Inspector General – Civil Police, Paraná, Brazil
Key topics debated throughout the two days included leveraging on ICT technologies and identity to support the public sector bodies such as the police, and judicial authorities in their work towards securing life for the country’s citizens – and how major efforts are progressing to ensure affordable broadband access to all, particularly vulnerable communities living in unconnected areas. Elsewhere, the debate explored how some sectors, such as the postal business, are making great strides in their efforts to transform their core business to take advantage of growth opportunities in the digital era. All participants looked at the multi-faceted aspects of identity in the context of transformational digitalization of security and service infrastructures all around the world, including the growth of large-scale citizen ID and enrolment projects and developments in auto ID technologies to advance the business case for implementing innovations in track and trace.
In its third edition, the annual Americas Summit created impetus for stimulating debate and vision exchange surrounding all these topics and more – engaging top-level end-user representatives from not only this region, but from around the world. A focused conference program of plenary sessions, breakout seminars and workshops, as well as exclusive networking initiatives and a technology village, ensured that delegates and exhibitors received maximum value from their participation.
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Second Americas summit on automatic identification reinforces its position with global vision
Advanced ID projects in security and tracking from around the world take center stage
- record number of senior government and end-user speakers from across Latin America
- top-level knowledge-sharing by panelists from five continents
- patronage from Argentina’s Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
- extended endorsement from the European Commission
Influential decision makers from across the public and private sectors convened in Rio de Janeiro for the second Americas summit on automatic identification, on June 4 and 5. World-class discussions focused on security and tracking and the deployment of new applications for auto ID technologies both in Latin America and worldwide in all industry sectors. Wise Media’s second Americas summit welcomed an outstanding line-up of active contributors to the debate, including more than 30 senior government dignitaries and end-users from across the region and beyond. ICT industry leaders and CEOs from throughout Latin America and further afield also populated the stage and filled the conference rooms, once more creating a strong impetus for vision exchange.
ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro 2011 excels as first global event on ICT driven innovation in Latin America• opening address from the DG Brazilian Ministry of Justice
- extended endorsement from the European Commission
- patronage communicated on opening day from the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina
- 16 senior government speakers from across Latin America
- top-level knowledge-sharing by speakers from five continents
- 191 conference delegates fire event’s success
Wise Media’s inaugural Americas summit on security, mobility and traceability welcomed an outstanding line up of senior government dignitaries, end-users and ICT industry leaders from throughout Latin America and further afield at ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro in June 2011. As the first global event on ICT-driven innovation in Latin America, ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro created the impetus for stimulating debate and vision exchange and engaged top-level representatives from governments throughout the region – from the Caribbean to Argentina. The event furthermore facilitated direct interaction between a select community of high-profile decision makers in order to jointly shape the future of security, tracking infrastructures and citizen ID in the Latin American region.