eRecognition won Novay Digital Identity Award


eRecognition (in Dutch: eHerkenning) has won, congratulations to Logius, ICTU, ministerie of Economic Affairs, all the partipating companies in eHerkenning and of course especially to the people that have contributed to eHerkenning! Below the official press release. What I’d like to personally add to this is that I think it is great that eHerkenning simply started facilitating business-2-government identification, with the parties that saw oppertunities to provide identity services and only a limited set of government service providers. It now has a growing usage, and is also targetting business-2-business.

Physically the award is a small statue (ceramics), from the artist Alexandra Veneman. A (bit shortened) explanation on her idea when she made this:

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Nominees Novay Digital Identity Award 2012: Evolok, eRecognition and IDchecker


For the third year in a row I’m responsible for the Novay Digital Identity Award, which Novay in collaboration with IDentity.Next will give to an innovation in the area of digital identity. The first winner (2010) was Ziggur (digital dealth service), last year’s winner was Edentiti (online identity verification).

We have an independent jury (which I’m not in), which picked three nominees for this year:

  • Evolok – which combines identity & access mngt with a paywall system for online content. Easy-of-use for consumers, flexibility w.r.t. business model for online content providers.
  • eRecognition – an identity trust framework from the Netherlands, for business-2-government (and also aiming for business-2-business). Ahead of similar initiatives in US (NSTIC) and UK, and usage is increasing.
  • IDchecker – a company that is very big in a niche market: a SaaS service for verifying physical ID documents based on a optical scan, or, IMHO much ‘cooler’, using a mobile app.

I copied the official announcement/press release below  (in Dutch is here). The winner will be announced on 20 November, during IDentity.Next in The Hague.

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