Verizon and Digital Identity

Andy Bates

Andy Bates

We’re delighted to announce that Andy Bates, from Verizon Public Sector, will be speaking at our upcoming future cities workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne on September 29.

Verizon provides identity services to multiple governments globally including UK government departments. Identity verification is a critical component for building cross-government services and allowing citizens to get much better service experience from government.

Andy Bates has worked in telecoms & IT for 25 years, mostly specializing in Public Sector. He is CTO for Public Sector in EMEA for Verizon and has worked as Chief Engineer, IT Director, Product Development Director and Head of Architecture/Design across companies such as Racal, Energis, Infinity, Cable & Wireless, and Level3. Although Andy has specialized in network and security in  UK critical national infrastructure he has also been actively involved in IP telephony, fixed/mobile convergence, and GCloud.

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