uqudo and Staex collaborate to bring the Smart Ecosystem into the next digital era.

Nov 01, 2022

uqudo x Staex

uqudo has entered into a strategic partnership with Staex an award-winning software technology company that provides a fully decentralized IoT-DevOps platform. Both companies share common goals, working on valuable ideas and delivering innovative solutions that drive the digital economy and smart future.

Staex has a history of developing fruitful smart city initiatives in the DACH region, whereas uqudo has developed a specialized product suite that is familiar with the technological framework for identity management in GCC nations. uqudo has created a market-beating solution that offers governments and private sector companies an easy, quick, and safe way to acquire new customers, verify identities, validate transactions, and authenticate. The services offered by uqudo have assisted cities and municipalities in becoming more intelligent and safe.

“As government and private sectors digitize, it has become harder to do true identity verification of consumers and businesses. That’s why we built uqudo to create a layer of trust and transparency when consuming products and services or transacting through digital channels. With the recent evolution of Smart Cities further highlighting the need for comprehensive identity management at the core of any ecosystem, our partnership with Staex will give consumers and businesses confidence that their personal information is protected and that they are in control of their identification”, said CEO of uqudo, Mohamed Fagiri

The two partners are providing a comprehensive and all-encompassing smart city solution by merging the uqudo identification system with Staex’s industry-leading distributed software solution. Together, they give government organizations a mechanism to quickly and securely confirm the identities of the people who live in their area in order to perform government services like passport and visa applications.

Paksy Plackis-Cheng, the Chief Strategy Officer of Staex says “Since more of our lives and tasks are moved online, the machines that work on our behalf require robust infrastructures that are decentralized and distributed to safely and securely communicate and collaborate with others. Authentication and authorization are mission-critical components. Staex provides a dynamic lightweight network layer for new digital collaborators such as public-private engagements while uqudo offers proven digital identity technology. The combined solution safeguards our lives and actions in the digital world.”

Through a hassle-free digital ecosystem, the solution can assist banks, telecoms, and insurance businesses in opening accounts and upselling products to the local populace and new entrants. Furthermore, they work at the forefront of innovation by intersecting digital health with identity management and consumer behaviour. Their system enables seamless travel and tourism as well as event management by allowing customers to link important health data, such as vaccination statuses, to people’s identities.

The proposition’s core idea is to create an identity layer to enable a truly smart city that works with and for its residents. This layer would make it possible for city residents and visitors to easily link their verified identities with their bank accounts and e-wallets, telco providers, insurance, and more, enabling cross-validation of identity without the need for time-consuming procedures that demand manual re-validation and re-verification each time a customer wants to use new services.

About uqudo

uqudo is one of the most innovative digital identity companies in the MEA region. uqudo’s mission is to develop cross-border and cross-industry digital ecosystems where the user is in control of their data. Building an inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable internet of everything for all people and the planet, uqudo is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainability Development goals to provide legal identity for all. 

With an award-winning platform, uqudo pushes the innovation and global adoption of standards for onboarding and digital identity, driving digital transformation at a global scale with a focus on trust-worthy data sharing. Additionally, uqudo has been the recipient of numerous awards from the European Union, the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

uqudo adopts advanced digital identity technology including biometrics, certified 3D liveness detection, NFC-based passport reading, cognitive document analysis, AI and blockchain. This enables users to experience a fast, secure and frictionless onboarding process whilst protecting the organization from fraudulent activities and simultaneously ensuring the organizations are fully compliant with KYC, AML and CDD regulations.

About Staex

Staex GmbH is an award-winning software technology company that provides a unique software-defined infrastructure consisting of a secure overlay network and a service orchestrator, that gives you the freedom to install software wherever you want and operate global geographically distributed and fully decentralized infrastructure with the same ease as you operate your local network. 

Right now, Staex is used by its customers as an easier-to-maintain, 5x faster and more secure alternative to VPN to provide global connectivity for IoT devices located in warehouses, manufacturing plants and offices. Staex can be deployed within days and provides a secure and global communication channel for data telemetry, software and device updates, and general machine-to-machine communication. Staex is inspired by the proliferation of web 3.0, blockchain and crypto technologies that encourage the use of federated infrastructure, peer-to-peer communication and zero trust.

Staex is based in Berlin and originated in Deutsche Telekom in 2017. In 2021 Staex excubated from DT and later that year was honoured with the Deep Tech Award by the Berlin Senate in recognition of remarkable deep tech innovations in the area of IoT and Industry 4.0. 

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