Toronto, Canada and Oxford, UK – June 17, 2014 – SecureKey, the identity and authentication service, and The Human Chain, a UK-based practice specialising in business and technical consultancy, today announced a strategic partnership to help with the delivery of digital identity solutions to the European market. As a member of the SecureKey Developer Program, The Human Chain will provide technical development and management support to meet the growing demand for these solutions across the continent. It will also supply business and technology consulting and MxE demo services to back up SecureKey’s activities in Europe.
With support from The Human Chain, SecureKey will show how FinTech and retail companies can create simple, flexible digital identity services using a mobile app incorporating the SecureKey briidge.net™ Connect Digital IDs management and strong authentication service at the BayPay Payment Innovation Day events taking place in London (June 24) and Paris (June 26).
“Organisations and online services across Europe are looking to adopt strategies for providing simpler, more secure identity and authentication solutions. Joining the SecureKey Developer Program enables us to work even closer with SecureKey to bring the company’s offerings to this market,” said Tim Jefferson, managing director of The Human Chain. “The BayPay events allow unprecedented access to some of the most innovative people and organisations in payments today. We look forward to demonstrating the value of secure digital identity solutions.”
The demonstrations will use a mobile app to provide secure access to online services through SecureKey Concierge, a commercial identity brokerage service available in Canada since 2012 using bank IDs. They will demonstrate how the briidge.net™ Connect SDK can be used to make every authentication event unique proof of a user’s identity, while simplifying access with a better user experience.
“The growing interest in simple and secure identity solutions is driving our continued expansion across the European market, and as a member of the SecureKey Developer Program, The Human Chain will helps us capitalise on this opportunity,” said Didier Serra, EVP, Global Partnerships at SecureKey. “We look forward to further developing our partnership with The Human Chain and are excited to showcase together our digital identity solutions at the BayPay Payment Innovation events next week.”
About The Human Chain
The Human Chain is a UK-based practice specializing in business and technical consultancy as well as thought leadership in mobile and wireless. We have more than 20 years’ experience working with mobile operators/carriers, technology and service providers throughout Europe and North America, helping them bring new products and services to market. We focus on bringing mCommerce solutions to market, such as mWallets, payment, loyalty, access and mobileID/authentication using technologies such as NFC, contactless, and now biometrics using structured business consultancy along with our rapid service realisation and demonstration framework, MxE.
SecureKey is the leading provider of cloud-based, trusted identity networks that reduce the burden, costs, and risks associated with user authentication. The company’s federated authentication solutions ensure that users are properly authenticated regardless of the service, device or credential they prefer to use. Organizations can quickly and easily deliver high-value online services to millions of consumers and citizens with improved transaction privacy, simplicity, and convenience. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The company is backed by a world-class group of venture and corporate investors.