The world of modern urban mobility is full of - unused - opportunities. To get to their destination, people can use public transportation, take a cab or rent an e-scooter. But many options also means many providers. Anyone who uses more than one of the aforementioned forms of transportation to get from A to B will inevitably be confronted with a fragmentation of their journey. This is anything but smooth and user-friendly. A simple example makes this particularly clear: If Erika Mustermann has to go to London for a business meeting, she first takes the suburban train to the airport, then gets on a plane, and then has a cab take her to the hotel. That's three different booking processes with three different mobility providers. Decentralized technologies, on the other hand, enable a new kind of efficiency and effectiveness in the back-end networking of different providers. But how can such a seamless customer journey be implemented so that both mobility service providers and customers benefit equally? Sophia Rödiger, CEO of bloXmove, is happy to tackle this challenge in a talk on IT Trans. In doing so, she explores the question of how, for example, the individual players in local public transport can cooperate with each other while remaining independent and what role blockchain technology plays in this. She also explains how providers can save resources through the decentralized concept while gaining more customers. In addition, she puts a special focus on how the cooperation between the public and private sectors can be changed by the approach in the long term.
We define digital identity as the high value transactional data for an individual, entity or object that gets captured shared and stored in order to authenticate, verify, or authorize a transaction or interaction. The pace of digital transformation and the way we create and manage identities online and offline has not kept up with the demands of the digital world. Next gen web3 platforms enable a future where blockchain, decentralized networks and AI create a more secure and private identity management system with users at the center. The result is users taking back control of their digital identities, a reduction of the need for 3rd parties or fee charging middle men, and a proliferation of peer to peer networks. Against this backdrop, traditional business models can be restructured to take advantage of the new context which includes richer information flows, seamless payments, trusted data transfers and an increased range of potential counterparties. The reduced friction around data in motion along with increased security and privacy can lead to a myriad of new business models—self sovereign data marketplaces, decentralized autonomous organizations and global cooperatives. For individuals and entities, they can transact directly with a peer or third party. We will discuss several use cases: 1) how individuals might assemble, secure, share and monetize their data given these next gen platforms; 2) new business models for banking and Know Your Customer (KYC); 3) healthcare access w SSI; and 4) data marketplaces.