IDEMIA’s Rob Mikell on why everyone needs a digital driver’s license

This week, the Connect:ID 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. hosted a session on digital driver’s licenses. It included a presentation from Rob Mikell, director of business development for government solutions at Billerica, Mass.-based IDEMIA—the company charged with supplying Iowa’s digital driver’s license technology. IEEE Spectrum caught up with Mikell after the conference, and asked him to make the case for digital driver’s licenses, also called mobile driver’s licenses.

“[A digital driver’s license is] not a simple photograph of your driver’s license on your cell phone. It’s a digital, secured rendering of your driver’s license that is dynamically connected back to the system of record—that would be your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),” said Mikell.

Read the full article: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital (IEEE Spectrum)

May 4th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

Language Line Services predicts mobile language shift

Louis F. Provenzano Jr., President and CEO of Language Line Services

Language access is becoming an increasingly important concern for sectors such as healthcare, government and legal services, and mobile language service will be the leading industry trend this year, reports HealthCare Distributor magazine.

“Language access in the United States has never been more important than it is today, as the country’s growing ethnic minorities are projected to become the majority by 2050,”  Louis F. Provenzano Jr., President and CEO of Language Line Services, says in the article.

For the first time ever, the over-the-phone interpretation industry will offer live access to interpreters on cell phones in more than 170 languages. Language Line Services also has developed online portals for the government and healthcare industries to provide streamlined, industry-specific language access in one central location, the article states.