BELFAST-headquartered SureCert has been appointed as the digital identity partner for the government of Thailand following the company’s integral role in the success of the north's digital Covid certification process.
The digital identify management company will assist the Thai government in building a foundation for the roll out of a digital identity strategy to minimise fraud and provide secure, online access to government services for citizens.
And SureCert expects its current payroll of seven full-time members of staff to grow to 25 within the next two years.
It is seen as a significant milestone for the company, which is now under the leadership of a new chief executive in experienced tech aficionado Mark Owens.
He was most recently managing director of Civica NI. Having also worked with global leaders such as BT and CapGemini, he has extensive experience in growing businesses in the software sector.
Ian Savage, who founded SureCert (www.surecert.com) in 2017, said: “Mark brings a wealth of experience and domain knowledge that will be fundamental in achieving international growth and scale within the next few years and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”
Ian, who sits on the National Fraud Advisory Board, added: “Digital identity is rapidly becoming a crucial component of modern society and I am really excited for us to be at the helm as the market matures.
“Having a verified digital identity provides a positive, straightforward user experience as it avoids asking people to confirm their identity repeatedly.
“This was crucial in the Covid Certification process in Northern Ireland which, coordinated and led by the Department of Finance, required input and support from a number of stakeholders.
“Our role in that process resulted in approximately 75 per cent of all adults in Northern Ireland successfully digitally identified using facial recognition as well as personal data such as names, addresses, and birth dates.”
New chief executive Mark Owens said: “I'm excited to join Ian and the talented SureCert team as we harness innovation and embark on an international growth strategy.”