It is well known that women face various challenges when working in the IT industry. These challenges lead to the fact that only about 20% of employees in IT are women. The situation in security and identity is even worse, as some studies have shown. "Women in Identity" is a global organization whose mission is to develop solutions with diverse teams. This presentation will look at the various WID initiatives on a global and local level that support women in the industry and create solutions “for everyone built by everyone”.
The concept of the digital twin comes originally from the Industry 4.0 domain with the idea of having a digital representation of real-life objects or processes. The representation of the digital twin consists of the physical object, the virtual product, and the connections between those. Data and its flow form the connection. Only recently has this concept been applied to people as well. While this concept is very promising for design or optimization scenarios, the fact that data is in the center of it, a missing overall data governance and security might be the next challenge. Thus, potentially leading to a misbehavior of the digital twin.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) has reached the in-between stage: more than a concept, not yet fully deployed. This is where the work can get the most gruesome and exhausting, but also the most creative and rewarding. While the dedicated W3C standards are reaching maturity levels, we see regulators and government actors jump on board and asking for even more stability across specifications and standards in order to establish real world systems. In fact, we see large pilot projects and implementation programs worldwide. One promising but equally critical development is the eIDAS 2 regulation, promising dependable answers to questions about governance and trust frameworks that will drive adoption. This short deep dive will give you an orientation of the state of play for SSI in the context of these greater developments – and might provide an outlook for your projects as well.