Raffaele Angius is a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), where he has worked since 2008 and served in many different roles.
He is currently a member of UDI’s Identity Expert Team and Product Owner for ModPerson, the first step in the restructuring of the Norwegian foreign-national database from a monolithic to a domain-based architecture. This is a joint programme of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, the Norwegian Police Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Immigration Appeals Board and the Norwegian Tax Administration.
The current leg of the programme is centred on the domains of personal data and identity, with two main deliverables. The new solution for managing personal data will increase data quality, improve cross-authority information sharing and empower automation. The system for identity management and assessment will ensure consistency in the collection and assessment of ID data, provide process support for the assessment of identity information and ultimately lead to a greatly improved workflow for identity control.
Fun fact: Raffaele shares his name and place of birth with two cousins and one uncle, something which has always created some sort of identity confusion outside of home. After becoming a Norwegian citizen, Raffaele added a Nordic name to his original name, but failed to inform the Italian authorities about the change. He thus became in effect his own alias and a walking identity paradox.