Montague Hermann is the Director of Global Market Development at Element, Inc. – a software-only biometric platform that runs on any existing mobile device out there in the field which allows for eliminating any hardware constraints.
In this video, Mr. Hermann reflects on possible innovations in CRVS systems and finds particularly intriguing the possibility to have an open source solution to problems related to civil registration.
Mr. Hermann notes that in terms of opportunities to improve CRVS systems, there are many different solutions that have been proposed for implementing an ultimate identity key that can link a person across all different CRVS systems. Form him, the notion of interoperability was the crux of the conversation at the conference.
The international conference on innovations in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems was held in Ottawa on 27-28 February, 2018.