Meet our Speaker: Geoff Slagle
In his role as Director of Identity Management for AAMVA, Geoff works in cooperation with the North American motor vehicle administrations and other Government issuing authorities on their identity management and identification security efforts to include their continuing improvement in their identification documents and credentials: identity proofing methodology; production equipment and materials; machine-readable technologies; biometrics; physical security features; and back-end databases in support of credentialing programs. Geoff is AAMVA’s project manager for the community’s mobile driver license efforts, he is the sitting Chair of the ANSI committee working on driver license standardization and is a past Convenor of the ISO mirror committee. Geoff is a founding member of the Document Security Alliance and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He has over 20 years’ experience within the AAMVA community including a seven-year stint with a publicly-held software developer where he served as a Vice President. Prior to AAMVA Geoff worked as a project manager and functional analyst to the State Department and Department of Defense.
eTalk: The future of the driver license is already here
By Geoff Slagle, AAMVA, US
For years issuing authorities have done their best to see that the credentials meant to convey driving privilege and the associated holder had the desired level of function and integrity. For most of the planet those efforts have gone about as far as they can go given the limitations and constraints that accompany being dependent on solely a physical document. The most significant progress for the past decade has all centered around what can be accomplished in an electronic sense and this has transcended just the driver license community and has been a common trait across identification efforts. Thanks to eID programs around the globe and progress being made in the standardization development arena we now have the first significant wedge into a new era – one that tackles and solves many of the pain-points we currently endure, especially in the driver licensing world. With the advent of a mobile driver license (mDL) we have now provided relief to those that must sort out the trustworthiness of the credentials that they interact with, have better confidence that the holder is in fact the one that should be in possession of the mDL, and significantly increased the ability to protect the holder’s privacy by putting more control over the release of information into their hands.