Blockchain (Identity) II

  •  TYPE: Track    START DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2019     START TIME: 14:30  
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Blockchain Technology is promising solution for digital identities, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management and more. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) makes Self Sovereign Identities (SSIs) possible, where individuals can keep control of their digital identity and share it whenever they want with whoever they want. Furthermore, it can help large companies in having better transparency and security. Blockchain as a Service is already gaining some traction. Several SSI concepts as well as number of commercial products are being offered on the market already. It remains to be seen how scalability, governance questions and future privacy regulations affect wider adoption of DLT.

This session will present real applications of Blockchain technology, advances made in DLT changing  identity management capabilities and highlight the existing challenges preventing wider adoption of this technology.

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After attending this track you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of Blockchain Technology in Macroeconomics.
  • Understand the concepts of Distributed Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity
  • Learn about Canadian model of Blockchain usage for transaction integrity.
  • Understand the challenges of Blockchain Technology in relation to the GDPR regulations.
  • Describe the role of Decentralized Identity in increasing transparency and reducing compliance costs.

You can get 3 CPEs for this track.


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Revolutionizing How We Buy, Price, and Create Value for One Another
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A Macroeconomic Perspective on Blockchain
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Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Time: 15:30-16:30

Creating Rich, Valuable Credentials for People
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Daniel Fritz, Novartis • Marco Cuomo, Novartis

In regulated industries the dependency on suppliers for raw materials and services is very high, especially since there is little flexibility to switch away from qualified suppliers on short notice. Thus the concept of “Knowing your Supplier” is key for a reliable supply setup. This takes on even greater importance with the growing awareness of ethical, environmental and labor policies of individual supply chain partners. This presentation examines how Decentralized Identity and...

Managing Self-Sovereign Identities (a Relying Party Perspective)

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Time: 17:00-18:00

Managing Self-Sovereign Identities (a Relying Party Perspective)
George Fletcher, Capital One

As the groundswell around the Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) movement grows, it's important to consider what impacts it may have on existing businesses that want to adopt and support this new model of dealing with Identity. This talk will walk through the identity life-cycle at a relying party and discuss impacts and changes necessary to support SSI identities. Key takeaways: How the SSI model differs from current practice for Relying Parties Decisions Relying Parties should...

DID Resolution & DID Authentication
Markus Sabadello, Danube Tech

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are a key building block of the emerging Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) ecosystem. They are a new kind of identifier: Persistent, cryptographically verifiable, resolvable, and of course decentralized, i.e. independent of any central authority or intermediary. In this talk we will explore how DIDs function internally, how they can get registered and resolved, and how they can be used for authentication purposes (DID Auth). The talk will also give an update on...

Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

Registration fee:
€2100.00 $2625.00 S$3360.00 23100.00 kr
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  • May 14 - 17, 2019 Munich, Germany