Standards, Industry Associations and Commercial
WorldReach is a member of a multitude of industry-leading association and standards-defining organizations. These organizations set the pace for global technological development in digital and federated ID, travel documents, biometrics and much more. Through these associations, WorldReach is able to gain industry and technical insight and contribute its own knowledge into evolving trends, technologies, and governmental needs.
The International Civil Aviation Authority defines the standards for ePassports and electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTDs). WorldReach has representation on the Implementation Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG) to help developing and fragile states with technical expertise or funds or both to implement stringent MRTD technical specifications promoting universal MRTD implementation.
The International Air Travel Association is the trade association representing 290 airlines (or 82% of all air traffic), who’s aim is to assist airlines by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency. WorldReach is an Industry Strategic Partner contributing to IATA’s OneID Initiative.
In combination with WTTC’s Seamless Passenger Journey, centering around biometrics and federated ID, IATA’s OneID Initiative aims to allow passengers to assert their identity just once, eliminating repetitive ID checks at security, border control and the gate. This includes: 1) a trusted digital identity 2) an identity management platform 3) identity verification through biometric recognition; and 4) a trust framework
The International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA) is a not for profit international non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to the safe and secure movement of people and goods across international borders. WorldReach has Non-Executive Director representation at IBMATA on Stakeholder Enablement.