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Dakota Gruener - ID2020 - Identity as a Cornerstone in Global Development

Dakota Gruener
Executive Director
Dakota Gruener
Dakota Gruener is the Executive Director of ID2020, a public-private partnership working to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to an officially recognized identity. As Executive Director, she leads overall strategy, builds critical partnerships with public and private-sector...
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Martin Kuppinger - The Future Model of Identity: Blockchain ID and the Digital Transformation
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Distributed Ledger Technologies ("Blockchain") are the foundation for the most disruptive changes to business we are either already observing or that are on the road to becoming a reality. Based on these technologies, both new business models and fundamental changes to established models become possible – and what is technically feasible and economical beneficial will happen.

However, there is still one missing element for fully leveraging the Blockchain potential: Identity. Identity in that context is far more than just identification, authentication, or authorization. It is about linking people, transactions, and digital assets. It is about managing properties, rights, agreements, and contracts – linked to persistent, reliable identities. This is where Blockchain ID comes into play, because it is the only way to enable many of the business scenarios of tomorrow. There is still some way to go for Blockchain ID, starting from making it more than an ID for identification, authentication, or authorization.

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Blockchain, Identity and Privacy: Three words that buzz, fade and mature. 

The blockchain is currently one of the most-hyped technologies. In this panel, we will explore how security and privacy can be enhanced by blockchain technology and outline the challenges ahead. Further, we discuss If and when blockchain-based identity projects reach critical mass in terms of user adoption, they could help get more decentralized services off the ground.

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Adam Cooper: Digital Identity as a Building Block for Ethical Digital Economies
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Governments are building huge identity systems because they need to plan service delivery, understand demographics and deliver essentials such as healthcare and education whilst building digital economies and addressing financial inclusion. They also have concerns over fraudulent activity, security and border control. These are conflicting issues with very different needs.

Technology always moves faster than laws and government capacity is often behind the curve. Knowing what to implement, when and how is difficult when capacity is low.

Digital economies need digital identity, as does true service transformation. To be able to do this at national or international scale without creating a mechanism for an attack on all of our basic rights we need the crucial building block of digital identity to act for the users and not just for the use cases.

So how do we do this in a world where country after country is moving to implement ever more capable identity systems?

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Digital Identity and Security solutions impact our environment, typically in a positive and securing manner. However research shows that increasingly digitization of identity services, for digital identity, also exclude and harm individuals.
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The findings also apply to designing and implementing security solutions for other purposes than digital identity.
The approach to engage with ethical conversations during design will be explained theoretically, linking to the background of Value Sensistive Design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_sensitive_design) and made practical by case studies of Ethics in Security Design.
Henk has been researching the ethics of digital identity at Leiden University, NL, in 2022.

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Dr. Sridhar Muppidi - Identity + Blockchain: Next Generation IAM is Closer Than You Think
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Over the past 12-18 months, there has been a mounting interest in how Blockchain technology might support the next generation of IAM systems. The promises of decentralized and self-sovereign identity, which promote a frictionless user experience and improved privacy controls, are very appealing to any organization looking to reduce both costs and risks. But how do you get started? Many organizations are just starting their journey to cloud, so the idea of Identity + Blockchain may seem too futuristic. In this session, experts from IBM will share how clients are progressively moving towards a decentralized identity solution today while maintaining and integrating it into their existing identity management systems. Learn, how use cases like passwordless authentication for law enforcement personnel and digital job credentials are becoming a reality. Moving to cloud-based IAM is the first step in the process, and with the right strategy, the next generation IAM is closer than you think.

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