Summary of: “Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) and Trusted Digital Ecosystems" held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 2 to 4PM.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is an approach to digital identity that gives individuals control of their information online. The ideology has been around for more than a decade, but has seen a surge in demand recently as the world has moved more of our lives online, driving many to realize the need for additional privacy and improved authentication of data. The methodology becomes necessary in the emerging Web 3.0 world. This session covered both the business use cases of SSI as well as how technology enterprises can use it to solve complex data verification and user consent challenges. It was followed by how companies commercialize and deploy these Trusted Digital Ecosystems (TDEs) to allow scaling of these solutions across industries and partners, to authenticate and exchange high-value information and develop trusted, secure relationships.
Heather C. Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of Indico. Through her vision and leadership, Indicio has become a global leader in decentralized identity, launching a blockchain-based distributed network on five continents, creating the first implementation of a complete ecosystem for sharing privacy-preserving digital health credentials, which was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health for use by public health agencies across the world, and developing a series of innovations in software to manage identity and data sharing.
Ken Ebert is the CTO for Indicio where he leads a team of over twenty expertly trained and experienced architects, developers, and senior leaders actively leading the decentralized identity community. Under his supervision, Indicio has contributed crucial technologies needed to make mobile digital identity wallets function, launched three networks, and led the creation of Cardea, a complete ecosystem for the transmission of digital health credentials, as a project to Linux Foundation Public Health.