WorldReach Software

WorldReach attending the International Summit on Borders

September 2, 2020

WorldReach is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the International Summit on Borders. Taking place virtually on September 29th and 30th, this event brings together an influential group of delegates from around the world to address trending security challenges, migration issues, and delve into front-page topics impacting trade, travel, and transnational security.

THE PANELS

Tuesday, September 29th
– Setting the Scene: Threats, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Impacting Border Agencies
– The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security: A Dialogue with a Former Security
– COVD-19: Pandemics and Border Controls, Lessons to be Learned – Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, September 30th
– Seamless Travel: A Way Forward
– Use of Big Data and Data Analytics for Smarter Border Control
– eCommerce: Illicit and Counterfeit Goods

Review the Conference Agenda here: link

Register for ISOB here: link

Are you planning on attending?
Visit WorldReach Software’s virtual room on September 29 at 1:45pm EST and join Gordon Wilson, President and CEO; Jon Payne, Executive Director, Global Partnerships; Steve Grant, Director of Business Development; and Karen Warnick Elinan, Business Development Consultant to discuss touchless travel and safe borders processes or other topics of interest.

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software uses innovative processes and technology to verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery,
through its systems for:
• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe and seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• highly trusted digital Identity verification and corroboration.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. For more information on the world’s most successful remote identity verification immigration programme, employing WorldReach software: read our EU Settlement Case Study.

Press contact:
Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing,  +1 (613) 697-6997

WorldReach exhibiting at SDW Identity Week 2019

May 28 2019

WorldReach is proud to be exhibiting SDW Identity Week 2019, taking place from June 11 to 13th 2019 at ExCeL London, UK. This year’s SDW will focus on topics such as; ePassports and Visas, Fraud and Forgery Detection, Borders and Immigration, Document Readers, and Digital/Mobile Documents.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Gordon Wilson, WorldReach’s President, Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, Jon Payne, Director UK, or Carl Gohringer, WorldReach Senior Consultant, at this event please contact us directly.

For more information, visit: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/SDW-2019.stm

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Sponsors Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019

April 16, 2019

WorldReach Software is once again a proud sponsor of IBMATA’s Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019. This year the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey on April 24-25, 2019. This IBMATA event brings together leading border security officials from across Europe to discuss key issues regarding border challenges, threats, transnational organised crime and EU policies and strategies. Delegates will hear presentations from Turkey and other global states discussing topics including managing migration through the region, and regional cooperation on border security matters especially relating to turbulent borders such as Iraq and Syria.

WorldReach exhibiting at Stand #3

WorldReach will be showcasing our remote Identity and Document Verification (IDV) solution, IdentityReach. This verifies the person is who they say they are, that the eID is authentic and rightfully belongs to the applicant. Use cases extend to immigration programs like Electronic Travel Authorisations (ETA/ESTA/ETIAS), eVisa and Settlement schemes. It could also be used as the front door to Seamless Traveller initiatives.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, or Jon Payne, Director UK, this event please contact us directly.

Additional details on this important border management conference can be found by visiting: https://www.ibmata.org/events/border-management-and-technologies-summit-europe-2019-24th-26th-april-2019/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Sponsors ID@Borders & Future of Travel 2019

April 9, 2019

WorldReach Software is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the Biometrics Institute Conference: ID@Borders & Future of Travel in Cooperation with OSCE. This event will be held at OSCE headquarters, the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria on April 11-12, 2019. ID@Borders brings together the critical players in the borders community and focuses on the user perspective with key decision makers. Providing updates to the industry on border management, travel facilitation and security, and migration management, the focus of this European event remains on the ethical use of biometrics.

WorldReach Director of Business, Steven Grant, will be contributing to a panel Discussion: Future of borders and technology solutions to get us there with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK Digital, International Airlines Group, SITA and Vision-Box on April 12th at 14:30.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with Steven or Carl Gohringer, of our UK Office, at this event, please contact us directly.

Additional details on this ID@Borders Conference can be found by visiting:

https://www.biometricsinstitute.org/event/id-borders-future-of-travel-2019-vienna/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach Software – New WTTC Global Member

March 29, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) WorldReach Software is now a proud Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC is the only international organization that brings together the main actors in the travel and tourism sector, and leads the Seamless Traveller Journey (STJ) initiative.

The STJ vision is that travellers will no longer have to repeatedly present travel documents, boarding passes and booking confirmations multiple times to multiple stakeholders at different stages of their journey. Instead they will be able to book transportation, request a visa/electronic travel authorization, check-in, proceed through security, cross borders, board aircraft, collect baggage, rent a car, check in and out of hotels, and access myriad destination services, simply by confirming their identity and booking data. WorldReach’s remote identity and document verification (IDV) solution is the Front Door to Seamless Traveller Journeys.

Over the last year, WorldReach has been invited to participate in and speak at WTTC-led Seamless Traveller Journey workshops in Seattle and New York.

WTTC Global Summit

WorldReach is also one of a very select number of by-invitation-only exhibitors in the Biometric Showcase at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, 2-4 April 2019. This international summit is hosted by Ayuntamiento of Seville, in partnership with Turismo Andaluz and Turespaña. Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach, will be speaking on the Innovating the Traveller Experience Panel at 2:15 PM on Wednesday, April 3rd.

For more information about this organization and the WTTC Global Summit, please visit: https://www.wttc.org/   

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management and consular organizations. In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar.  For more information contact: www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach at KNOW 2019 in Las Vegas

 

March 22, 2018

WorldReach Software will be attending KNOW 2019 in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino from Sunday, March 24 to Wednesday, March 27. Led by One World Identity (OWI), the KNOW Identity Conference gathers together the world’s most influential organizations and subject matter experts across all industries to shape the future of identity.

So, if you are attending, let’s meet! See a demo of WorldReach’s in-production remote identity and document verification solutions – discuss the potential identity-based use cases. Please contact Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, to arrange a convenient meeting time.

Additional details on this pivotal digital identity conference can be found by visiting: https://vegas.knowconf.com/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management and consular organizations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach’s government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

Tony Smith CBE Joins WorldReach as New Executive Advisor, Borders and Immigration

January 22, 2019

WorldReach Software is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Smith CBE as new Executive Advisor to our Global Borders and Immigration Team.

Tony has the unique distinction of having served as Director of Ports of Entry in 2 different countries (Canada and the UK) as part of an impressive career spanning over 40 years government service in the UK Home Office and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. He was awarded the prestigious order of Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for his services to the safety and security of the London 2012 Olympics.

Since retiring as Director General of the UK Border Force in 2013, Tony has become Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, providing border management consultancy services to border agencies around the world. He is also chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA).

Tony’s extensive knowledge and thought leadership on Border and Immigration policy and operations both in the UK and globally will support WorldReach’s ambition to become leaders in digital border, immigration and visa applications worldwide.

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

WorldReach to Speak at 5th Border Management & ID Conference

December 5, 2014

WorldReach is proud to be a requested speaker at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and APSCA’s 5th Border Management and Identity Conference (BMiC) on 11-13 December 2018 in Bangkok at AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. This international event is the largest gathering of National Government Authorities from Immigration, Identity, Border Control, Civil Registration, Customs, population management and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of Border and Identity Management in Asia.

WorldReach’s Director of Business Development, Mr. Steven Grant, will be presenting “Remote Identity and Document Verification for the UK Home Office” on 12 December in the New Approaches Using Mobile Solutions Workshop at 16:15 – 16:35.

If you’re attending the show, we would be delighted to see you. For more information about this conference, please visit https://apsca.org/events/5bmic/info

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482

COULD INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL BE THE ID KILLER APP?

Posted 4 December 2018 at 8:31am by Gary Flood

Air travel is set to rise to 1.8bn journeys a year by 2030, says WorldReach, which is working with Canada and the Home Office to start us moving to automatic biometric-supported travel

Want a use case for extended public and commercial use of working Digital ID?

If access to useful public services doesn’t do it for you – how about how much of a hassle it is taking a flight these days?

That’s the view, at least, of a Digital Identity vendor that is actually doing such work on the ground – WorldReach Software Corporation, a Canadian ID firm that works with national governments to help them achieve such things as improve the security and facilitation of immigration and border management services, including moving to seamless borders for low risk travellers, provide innovative approaches and digital options for passport services delivery and issuance and remote identity verification capabilities for use in digital service delivery or federated ID programmes.

And at last week’s successful Think Digital Identity For Government 2018 conference in Westminster, its Director, UK, Jon Payne, explained how his company is working with Canadian authorities to see how quickly technology can help a situation where 2016’s total of 1.3bn cross-border travel is set to rise to more like 1.8bn by 2030 – without any real possibility of airports or ports expanding their footprint to cope.

“We are moving towards virtual borders where we will try and get more data before you travel to cross my border so I can concentrate on the cases I need to and make it easier for the majority of travellers to get through in acceptable time,” he told well-known computer journalist David Bicknell on-stage in a special session on ‘Remote Identity Verification’.

Such virtual borders are likely to be delivered through extensive use of biometrics, which will be captured prior to travel in most cases, said Payne, who worked at the Home Office for 18 years before moving into the private sector.

The good news is that there are a number of international travel and tourism initiatives at cross-governmental level actively working on integrating Digital ID and biometrics (and other techniques), he told delegates at the very full session, including the ICAO’s ‘Digital Travel Credentials.’

Canada, he added, has already got quite far down this path, looking to radically improve its older processes and move to a more automatic check-in procedure around its eTA visa-free travel scheme – while Payne revealed that his company is also working with the Home Office to help deliver the Settlement Programme for EU Nationals, a procurement process he said “was one of the quickest I’ve ever seen”.

Answering a question from a delegate, Payne also stated that he believes senior UK government figures have also sat down with Apple leadership to try and get the latter to unblock third-party access to its NFC tech so that the scheme can also be offered on iOS – not, notoriously, as it is now, only available on Android.

Original article: http://www.thinkdigitalpartners.com/news/2018/12/04/international-air-travel-id-killer-app/

WorldReach at NIST International Face Performance Conference 2018

November 21, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technolog International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) 2018 will take place from 27-29 November 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD in the Red Auditorium at NIST Headquarters. WorldReach is honoured to participate at this important technical biometrics event.

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, IFPC 2018 focuses on all technical factors affecting the deployment and use of high performance face recognition applications. This includes:

  • applications,
  • standards,
  • advanced and rapid capture,
  • quality assessment,
  • age and ageing effects,
  • demographic effects,
  • datasets (their preparation),
  • training and tuning,
  • presentation attack detection,
  • non-cooperative uses,
  • accuracy measurement and
  • performance tests.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting with WorldReach’s software development representative at this event, Steve Clermont, please contact us directly.

Additional details on IFPC 2018 can be found by visiting:

https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/11/international-face-performance-conference-ifpc-2018

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. WorldReach is member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), and is a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where we are contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Customers include governments from: Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,   (613) 742-6482