Driving Industry Adoption
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Driving Industry Adoption

Combined Session
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 15:30—16:30

Case Study: How an Entire Industry adopts Digital Enterprise Identity

Back in November 2013 the U.S. congress enacted the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Part of the regulation is that actors within the U.S. pharmaceutical industry must verify the U.S. state license, which is issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), status (and thus the authenticity) of every trading partner within their supply chain. And this does not stop just by direct trading partners a pharmaceutical supply chain actor might have, the regulation states, that also indirect trading partner’s U.S. state license status must be proofed.

The overall objective of these new upcoming regulations is to better protect the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain of illegitimate products, thus increasing U.S. consumer’s security. The authorities set the deadline to the industry to be compliant with the law by November 2023. The DSCSA demands the industry to implement a full interoperable electronic system to be able to verify also indirect trading partner relationships in less then 24h.

Today in 2021, U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain actors have no mechanism to validate their trading partners licenses. There are 70.000 interacting trading partners involved in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Saying, a solution to be compliant with the regulations by 2023 is highly demanded.

Dr. Carsten Stöcker
Dr. Carsten Stöcker
Dr. Carsten Stöcker is co-founder and CEO of Spherity. Spherity is building decentralized digital identity management solutions to power the fourth industrial revolution.Carsten...

IATA Travel Pass - Self Sovereignty in Action

Self-sovereign identity has been a hot topic at EIC since 2016. We've seen it rapidly go from concept to reality, with a massive increase in global interest from car manufacturers to banks to healthcare. We've seen innovative pilot projects, new software and exciting new privacy innovations. 
But what happens when advanced new technology and protocols come into contact with the real world? In this talk, Andy will describe how SSI underpins the IATA Travel Pass ecosystem. He'll cover some of the implementation challenges, the do's and don'ts, and describe how the technology is just one small cog in the machine that comprises airlines, airports, testing laboratories and governments around the world. 
As IATA's technology partner, Evernym has been at the centre of the storm of global travel pass innovation, and Andy will give you a look under the covers of what a global SSI rollout looks like.

Andrew Tobin
Andrew Tobin
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...

Decentralized Identity and the US Dept. of Homeland Security

Markus Sabadello
Markus Sabadello
Danube Tech
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...


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