None of us actually owns a digital identity. We simply rent identities from each of the websites or apps we use, resulting in an inefficient, fraud-riddled, privacy-invading mess. Additionally, each organization we interact with must store our personal information in massive databases. These ‘silos’ become gold mines to hackers and toxic liabilities for anyone obligated to store the data.
It is a fight we cannot win with the same thinking that caused the problem. Something has got to change.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) with verifiable claims = simply revolutionary.
With that, we created the #SSIToronto Meetup to bring together business innovators, technologists and anyone who wants to learn about SSI and contribute to building live and effective SSI solutions.
#SSIToronto activities will include monthly meetups, chat groups, webinars, training courses, and on-demand custom sessions. We are working with industry experts and leaders in the SSI space to curate a unique experience for each of you.
We can't wait to have you join us and discuss anything SSI with you!
Following our greatly successful inaugural meetup, where we gave a presentation on SSI Basics , we’re honoured to announce that Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym will be giving a presentation at our second installment of #SSIToronto.
Drummond is a true visionary and thought leader in the SSI space. He will be taking us through a deep dive into the REAL PROBLEMS self-sovereign identity can solve.
Many of you have expressed interest in learning about SSI use cases – here’s an opportunity to learn from one of the top experts in the space!
5:30 pm Doors open
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | Registration
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm | Presentation by Drummond Reed
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Q&A and Open Discussion
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Networking
Drummond has spent over two decades working on Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Drummond has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004, the new semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design.
Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust frameworks. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.