John Phillips is an expert in Self-Sovereign Identity and leads the 460degrees Ventures, Emerging Technology and Education practices.
John believes that Self Sovereign Identity represents a better model for digital trust for people, organisations, and things on a global scale. He sees SSI as a disruptive force for change for good, and wants to be a catalyst for that change, helping people and organisations navigate their way to a better future.
With over 20 years of international experience, half gained in high technology industries and half gained in management consulting, John has worked in 10 countries in sectors ranging from the Space Industry to Government, Finance, Utilities, Telco, Gaming, Retail, Engineering Services, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Higher Education.
A Partner in 460degrees and a highly capable communicator, facilitator and presenter, John has a collaborative style that together with his experience, natural curiosity and broad subject knowledge, allows him to work with teams and people at all levels.
In addition to his work with 460degrees, John is currently serving as a co-chair of the Sovrin Working Group on Guardianship and as a member of the Working Group on Credentialing for the National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee for the Australian Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
Settled with his family in Australia since 1999, John has become an avid, some might say addicted, cyclist.
European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021
Sep 14, 2021
Why We Need Guardianship in the Digital World, and How We Might Approach Delivering Guardianship Using Verifiable Credentials
The State of Decentralized Identity - World Stage