Future of Digital Identity: Self-Sovereign Identity & Verifiable Credentials

Future of Digital Identity: Self-Sovereign Identity & Verifiable Credentials

Date: Thursday, August 6 | Time: 12:00 - 06:00 pm CEST

About this Event
This KCLive Event is designed to deliver knowledge to overcome the main challenge of integration and standardization facing the implementation of SSI. Explore the best practices of SSI, discover how to go beyond blockchain, and understand the relationship between data protection regulations and blockchain ID. Join industry experts and our analysts in their live sessions and meet an international community on the event's platform to get new insights for the business development of your enterprise.

Key Topics

  • Future of Digital Identity
  • Self-Sovereign Identity & Verifiable Credentials
  • Going Beyond Blockchain
  • Interplay Between Data Protection Regulations & Blockchain ID
  • Best Practices: Problem-Solving with SSI

Why SSI Is Crucial
The goal of managing digital identities and being in control of your own data, sharing it only when necessary and only as much as necessary, seems to be difficult to achieve through traditional centralized identity management models. However, the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) makes this possible.

While blockchain (DLT) is not a precondition for delivering an SSI solution, there are many points of overlap between the concepts, and traits like security and transparency make it a compelling tool in achieving self-sovereign identity. Various SSI projects are underway, and provide an environment for users, companies, and governments to exchange credentials.

Live vs. On-Demand
Join us live on the event's platform on August 6 to watch the live stream, find like-minded business contacts (via matchmaking feature), network with other attendees, ask questions to speakers, participate in polls and to share your thoughts on the wall of ideas. We offer all registrants an on-demand access to download presentation slides, watch recordings, and download free research as soon as the event has finished.


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Thursday, August 06, 2020
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome Session
Jennifer Stähler, Head of Events, KuppingerCole
12:10 - 12:30 Reimagining Identity: a Buyer’s Guide to Decentralized Identity
Annie Bailey, Analyst, KuppingerCole
12:30 - 12:50 Digital Trust and Digital Sovereignty in Mobility
Peter Busch, Product Owner Distributed Ledger Technologies Mobility, Robert Bosch Group
12:50 - 13:10 COVID-19 Certificates for Everyone
Dr. David Chadwick, Emeritus Professor / CEO, University of Kent / Verifiable Credentials Ltd.
13:10 - 13:30 Panel - The Challenges Of Deploying SSI at Scale
Eddie J. Kago, CEO, Vibranium ID
Dr. André Kudra, CIO, esatus AG
Andrew Tobin, European Managing Director, Evernym
13:30 - 13:50 Self-Sovereign Identity in a European Digital Single Market – Quo vadis?
Erik van Zuuren, Founder, Trustcore.EU
13:50 - 14:20 Break
14:20 - 14:40 Interview with Dr. Andre Kudra
Annie Bailey, Analyst, KuppingerCole
Dr. André Kudra, CIO, esatus AG
14:40 - 15:00 Bringing Self-Sovereign Identity Into Practice: Lessons Learned from Lissi and the SSI for Germany Consortia
Adrian Doerk, Business Development Manager, Main Incubator GmbH
15:00 - 15:20 Blockchain-anchored Identities and Credentials Enabling Digital Transformation in the Pharma
Marco Cuomo, Applied Technology Innovation Manager, Novartis
Daniel Fritz, Domain Architect Supply Chain and External Supply, Novartis
15:20 - 15:40 A Digital Staff Passport for Doctors
Dr. Manreet Nijjar, Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow, NHS
15:40 - 16:00 Beyond Blockchain: Creating Value from Compliant Self-Sovereign Identity
TJ Behe, CEO, octopus.sh
16:00 - 16:40 Break
16:40 - 17:00 Panel - Where Do We Stand on Self-Sovereign Identity? Business Value and Opportunities Under SSI Framework
Daniel Buchner, Senior PM - Head of Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
Riley Hughes, CEO, Trinsic
Dr. Michele Nati, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development, IOTA Foundation
Rohan Pinto, CTO, 1Kosmos
17:00 - 17:20 Making Digital Privacy Real
Joy Chik, Corporate Vice President – Identity Division, Microsoft
17:20 - 17:40 U.S. Permanent Resident Cards with SSI
Markus Sabadello, CEO, Danube Tech
17:40 - 18:00 Solving Problems with SSI
Will Abramson, PhD Student, Edinburgh Napier University
Thursday, August 6, 2020 Breakout Session I
12:40 - 13:20 KuppingerCole Breakout Session - What You Always Wanted to Know About Decentralized Identity in the Enterprise


Open Discussion
Martin Kuppinger, KuppingerCole


Thursday, August 6, 2020 Breakout Session II
13:30 - 14:15 Breakout Session - Using FIDO2 with Verifiable Credentials


Open Discussion
David Chadwick, University of Kent / Verifiable Credentials Ltd.


Thursday, August 6, 2020 Breakout Session III
16:00 - 16:40 Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) Breakout Session - Applied Decentralized Identity. The SSI Effect on Industry Verticals


Open Discussion
Balázs Némethi, Taqanu
Daniel Buchner, Microsoft
Dr. Juan Caballero, Spherity GmbH
Apichet Bhusry, Finema
Kai Wagner, Jolocom
Isaac Patka, Bloom Protocol
Yao Xiang, MYKEY.org
Karyl Fowler, Transmute



Identity and privacy-preserving cryptography researcher at Edinburgh Napier University. I believe digital tools for relationship and information management that enable verification of the source, validity and integrity of communication have a key role to play in ensuring individual freedom is...

Annie Bailey is an analyst covering emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, and helps synthesize the implications for companies, industries, and markets. She holds a Bachelor from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s Certificate from Johns Hopkins-Nanjing...

TJ Behe is the CEO of Octopus.sh, an innovative distributed graph solution providing true self sovereignty for every identity owner. A product innovator, entrepreneur and published author, TJ’s semi-fictional graphic novel Contraband predicted society's serious data privacy issues we now...

Marco is an Applied Technology Innovation Manager, responsible for exploring, engineering and implementing new technologies such as Blockchain, IoT and API Management. He has been with Novartis since 2005. For the last two years, his focus has been on Blockchain and exploring various use cases...

Riley is a leader in the self-sovereign identity (SSI) community. As the second employee hired at the Sovrin Foundation, Riley established and led several teams. He started   Trinsic   to make implementing decentralized identity easy for developers and is now working with many...

Eddie Kago leads Vibranium ID as CEO to deliver decentralized identity for people and entities in Africa. He is the Principal Architect of Kweli - the first Pan-African SSI Trust Framework, a project of the African Digital Asset Framework and frequently writes about SSI on his Medium blog. He...

Information security is my passion since the turn of the millennium and I consider myself a decentralization visionary. With business diplomas plus a doctorate from European Business School (EBS) and a computer science bachelor's degree from James Madison University (USA), I am business-driven...

Dr. Manreet Nijjar is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine at Health NHS trust and an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow. He co-founded Truu a company that specialises in digital trust, credentialing and creating a digital passport for healthcare workers and a...

Balázs Némethi is a wholehearted young entrepreneur working in fintech. With a degree in architecture, he is harnessing his system thinking mindset to look beyond currently existing solutions and create a positive impact with the use of technology. Currently he is building a...

A self-professed "cryptography geek," Rohan has been the go-to security and identity management maven for three decades. He has founded several businesses that take advantage of advancements in blockchain and identity management — and are responsible for many in their own right — and...

Markus Sabadello has been a pioneer and leader in the field of digital identity for many years and has contributed to cutting-edge technologies that have emerged in this space. He has been an early participant of decentralization movements such as the Federated Social Web, Respect Network, and...

Andrew Tobin ( European Managing Director,  Evernym) is a technology strategist. He has a history of delivering innovative technology solutions to complex business problems in the converging worlds of banking, mobile and identity markets. Right now he is working to change the way the...

Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Data Privacy & Data...

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