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WorldReach, Entrust at Connect:ID 2021

October 5, 2021 | Washington D.C.

WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, will be exhibiting and presenting in person at Connect:ID, 5-6 October, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Connect:ID is a world class identity conference and exhibition, showcasing practical implementations of trusted identity solutions, and highlighting how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.

Don’t miss us at our Booth 220 or on the panel, “Future Borders”, where we will be discussing with CBP and TSA how recent innovations in identity technology and seamless travel are shaping a new vision for a future digital border. The panel takes place at 2:45 pm ET on October 5.

Additionally, we will be hosting an “Evolutions in devirved PIV” RoundTable at 1:50pm ET on October 6.

Get your free pass and find out more about our full identity portfolio.

About WorldReach, an Entrust Company
WorldReach Software, acquired by Entrust in April 2021, uses innovative processes and technology to remotely 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 & seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• high assurance digital Identity verification and corroboration.

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

WorldReach in the THINK Digital ID Directory 2020

July 2, 2020

The THINK Digital ID Directory has just been updated!

WorldReach is pleased to once again be included in the THINK Digital ID Directory! WorldReach contributed product and service descriptions, client testimonials, some of our partnerships, as well as organisational information and a point of contact. A fantastic resource for government agencies looking to partner with organizations.

To access the THINK Digital ID Directory, please visit:

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. The Know Your Traveller™ platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Settlement Scheme.

Press contact:
Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,  +1 (613) 697-6997

WorldReach Panel on Establishing Identity: Innovation in Digital Identity Enrolment

Getting enrolment right is the cornerstone of any secure identity programme. But it is not without its challenges, especially in terms of identity assurance, system security and information accuracy. New technological approaches are now emerging to help government digitize the process of establishing and verifying identity.

This FREE expert panel on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9AM EDT, kindly sponsored by WorldReach Software, will consider:

  • How mobile technology can shape the future of enrolment.
  • Innovative and remote ways to enrol tomorrow’s travellers.
  • Intelligent data capture techniques

Richard Rinkens, Coordinator for Biometrics, Interoperability and Information Technology, European Commission, Belgium

After implementing the Biometric Matching System (BMS) for the Visa Information System (VIS), he worked on a variety of strategic ideas and concepts involving biometrics and identity management such as the Smart Borders initiative, the SIS AFIS, the Schengen Masterlist, the Entry Exit System and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System and modernising and harmonising the European identity cards. He was involved in the Interoperability programme from the start. He is now involved in Police cooperation and information exchanges such as Prüm and API/PNR. Richard has an academic background in electronics, informatics and artificial intelligence.

Gordon Wilson, CEO and President, WorldReach Software, Canada

Gordon Wilson has been in the Information Technology industry for more than 30 years. He has considerable experience working with governments tasked with issues related to international travel, customs & border services, immigration, passport issuance, foreign affairs and consular operations. Since 1998, Mr. Wilson has overseen the creation and growth of WorldReach Software as a leading international company enabling secure on-boarding and highly trusted digital services, using innovative processes and technology to verify you are who you say you are. Mr. Wilson is the company’s lead representative for associations aligned with border control and travel facilitation.

Mark Erlich, Head of eID Department, Estonian Information System Authority, Estonia

For the past three years, Mark has worked mainly with eIDAS (European regulation No 910/2014) implementation in Estonia. This challenge includes a close cooperation with public e-service providers, trust service providers and partners from other countries. Mark has been working for the Information System Authority since 2010. This authority is responsible for public sector IT security and also building and maintaining base infrastructure of the e-Government of Estonia. Mark initially worked as a PKI/eID Domain Manager, with the responsibility of strategical management of the national eID technical platform. Mark has more than 15 years of competence in identity and related technical solutions.

Missed it? Don’t Worry

If you were not able to see Gordon Wilson speak in this very well received FREE webinar live, it now is available here. On this page you can click to ‘Access Webinar’ and if you have previously registered it will bring up the replay. If you haven’t previously registered, you will be prompted to sign-up and then you can watch it at your leisure.

Don’t miss your opportunity to listen to the experts and discover today’s innovation in digital identity enrolment!

New Home Office app process for EU citizens

The following are excerpts from recent Industry articles regarding the new Home Office app, developed by WorldReach Software, for EU citizens registering to stay in the UK:

Exclusive: Here’s what the new Brexit application process for EU citizens will look like

Original article was posted on May 1, 2018 written by Thomas Colson for the Business Insider:

  • The UK faces the huge and complex task of registering over 3.6 million EU nationals ahead of Brexit so they can apply for ‘settled status’. It says a new, digital system will make the process much easier.
  • In an exclusive preview of the new system, BI spoke to a person tasked with test-running the new registration app which is being designed to register EU citizens — which is still in its testing phase.

“The app will be able to scan passports with biometric chips which instantly upload a user’s data to the cloud. But there will also be non-digital options available, the Home Office said, likely to be similar to the ones that currently exist for visa extensions and permanent citizenship applications.

That said, the app will be an important part of the registration process for many people as it will allow those with the right technology to identify themselves almost instantly. One EU citizen asked to test-run the app, which remains in its pilot phase, told BI how it currently works:

1. When you open the app, you will be asked to answer some basic questions: Your name, whether you’re an EU national, whether you live in the UK, and whether you have a criminal record.

2. You will then be asked to provide documentation proving your identity. If your passport contains a biometric chip, you will be able to scan it using an Android phone’s built-in scanning software. Apple doesn’t allow third-party apps to use that software, which means the app won’t work on iPhones, a problem the Home Office revealed in a meeting with MEPs this week.

The person who tested the app said their passport was recognised and scanned by the phone almost instantly.

3. You will then be asked to take a selfie, which appears to be for the purpose of verifying that you are who say you are.

If you are unable to access an Android phone, it will be possible to revert to more old-fashioned methods of proving your identity, such as posting a passport or ID card to a processing centre.”

Home Office Brexit app only works for Android users

Original article was posted on April 25, 2018 written by Lis Evenstad for Computer Weeekly:

“The WorldReach part of the contract is for the smartphone technology ‘to develop a secure and easy-to-use digital solution’. WorldReach specialises in providing immigration apps that use a smartphone NFC reader to scan the chips in passports.”

About WorldReach

WorldReach Software works with national governments to help them:

  • Remotely and securely verify individuals and authenticate their identity documents
  • Improve the security and facilitation of immigration and border management services for those travelling into a country
  • Modernise the delivery of consular services to their citizens abroad

The WorldReach Know Your Traveller (TM) platform is our remote identity verification (IDV) and document authentication capability.