Past Meetup

T-Mobile's NEXT Directory and the Business of Identity

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We have another great HSM presentation to share with you for 2018!


HSM welcomes Chris Spanton, Senior Architect - Blockchain, Cloud Center of Excellence at T-Mobile, and Vice President of the Global Blockchain Association, Seattle Chapter.

In this presentation, Chris will explore topics related to business interaction with the identity space through Hyperledger: from a brief study of the ecosystem in which current technologies are being developed, to Hyperledger Indy and self-sovereign identity, and ultimately T-Mobile’s work in the open source blockchain community with NEXT Directory, powered by Hyperledger Sawtooth.

HSM Star Rating for technical content: 1-2 Star (*)



We're raffling off some great Hyperledger gifts at this presentation, including:

--A Hyperledger Sports Bottle (20 oz. stainless steel, and vacuum-insulated)
--A Hyperledger T-Shirt (very nice 100% cotton)



4:00 - 4:30 pm
- Welcome
- Social Networking
- Community Announcements

4:30 - 5:15 pm
- Guest Presentation

5:15 - 6:00 pm
- Q&A Session
- Open Discussions

--Beverages and snacks will be served--


Chris Spanton leads blockchain efforts for T-Mobile, where he envisioned and architected NEXT Directory: T-Mobile’s next-generation Identity and Access Management platform built on Hyperledger Sawtooth.

A Hyperledger contributor, Chris is an author of the recently announced Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator Exam, and has spoken on blockchain technology around the world.

Chris is also Vice President of the Government Blockchain Association Seattle, and is passionate about helping to make Seattle the greatest blockchain community in the world.


Off-site (street and garage) parking is available near the venue. Details here:

For people coming by bus from downtown, the 70 line has a stop just about across the street, very convenient. The Link light rail to the University station can connect to the 73 or others going to the U District at the 41st street stop, which is then just a few short blocks over.


If you arrive after 5:00 pm, building doors will be closed. Please contact Aaron [masked]) so an HSM member can come down and let you in.


Please thank our HSM sponsors in helping to make this presentation possible:

- Thank you to Aaron Bodmer and UW CoMotion Labs ( for providing the venue for this HSM event


The HSM Star Rating (0 - 4 stars) is used to help gauge the level of technical content expected for a given presentation, and is as follows:

4 Stars: extremely technical content to be presented
3 Stars: very high technical content
2 Stars: moderate technical content
1 Star: low technical content to be presented
0 Stars: a non-technical presentation