A major conference dedicated to cards and identity issues is both unique and critical. Identity fraud is a global challenge, but also one with particular regional relevance.
As recently as 2017, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were among the nations with the world’s most costly data breaches, according to IBM Security. In addition, while finance data is the main target globally for cyber attackers, the Middle East has also witnessed surges in political and strategic hacking.
Events like Seamless Middle East Cards and Seamless Middle East Identity are at the forefront of changing these trends and are helping governments and businesses alike to learn about and invest in the latest technologies and innovations that will protect, combat and ensure security – at state, corporate and citizen levels.
The conference is based around the principle that collaboration and global interoperability are vital to stay ahead of the game. This approach is reflected in the speaker list for this year’s event, including representatives from various governments such as India, Oman and Guinea as well as the World Privacy Forum and UAE Ministry of the Interior.
Seamless Cards and Identity are part of eight co-located Seamless events that also embrace technological innovations in e-commerce, fintech, banking, retail and more. Altogether, the Seamless family attracts more than 500 leading technology providers from across the globe, along with a similar number of speakers for 250 event sessions.