Today’s digital environment puts our identities at tremendous risk. Modern consumer data breaches expose sensitive information about consumers in mass quantities, and regular internet users combat intrusive online advertising and malicious redirects that target their data. What makes these conditions even worse for our digital identities is the climate of non-disclosure and misinformation on how our data is being used. Any way you look at it, the way we practice and model identity management in the digital world isn’t working.
Self-sovereign identity is an emerging solution to this challenge. The idea is to put users in control of their data. Blockchain technology makes this next generation of identity management possible: you can store, access, and choose which credentials to share with services autonomously.
The applicability of a decentralized identity is vast — from government services, to e-commerce, mobility, housing, healthcare, and more — there are countless ways we can or will be able to use our self-owned, self-managed, self-sovereign personal data.
Join us at Betahaus Berlin on 4 April 2019 to explore some of these emerging use cases in a relaxed atmosphere with the passionate people powering SSI solutions across a wide range of industries.
This meetup will be casual, highly interactive, and open to all levels of expertise. Come demo your own self-sovereign identity, talk shop with developers working on the open source protocols that make it possible, and learn how your industry could move away from centralized solutions and toward this future decentralized ecosystem.
18:00-18:30 Doors open, 🍷drinks 🍷served
18:30-18:40 Welcome and introduction
18:40-18:50 Interactive introduction to self-sovereign identity
18:40-19:20 ⚡Industry lightning talks & live demos ⚡
19:20-19:30 🎤Open mic 🎤 1-minute turns on the mic for any comments, or use case ideas from the audience
19:30-20:00 Question and Answer with speakers
20:00-21:00 🍻Drinks 🍻and discussions
>> Ricardo Garcia of ScanTrust will be joining us to explore how decentralized systems are able to create a more secure coffee supply chain with enhanced traceability. For more >> https://www.hyperledger.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Hyperledger_CaseStudy_ScanTrust.pdf
>> Viktor Peter at GIZ Blockchain Lab will describe ways that self-sovereign identities are being used in an international development environment. Decentralized IDs are one way in which the Lab is exploring blockchain for good.
>> Stefan Adolf works with Turbine Kreuzberg but is also one of the minds behind Buy By ID, a tool that combines self-sovereign identity in an ecommerce use case to enable customers to check out with the simple click of a “submit my data” button. For more >> https://stories.jolocom.com/where-you-can-or-will-use-your-decentralized-identity-d97c1402858b#d065
>> Alexander Manecke and Benjamin Bauer from Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories *T-Labs* will be showing off the Magenta Scooter - an innovation in e-mobility that allows users to ride share while using this new system of decentralized digital ID. See John Calian's presentation during Mobile World Congress here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYzGKHUqKas&list=PLwtfCRJGaGvG_63AmoJBcJvn5Hkw4eNQ8
>> Jörg Rückrieman from Bundesdruckerei was also key in pushing forward the winning T-Labs Berlin Hackathon idea for PiDee – an e-ID built on Raspberry Pi capable of interacting with passport and ID card credentials. Read up here >> https://stories.jolocom.com/where-you-can-or-will-use-your-decentralized-identity-d97c1402858b#e2cc
>> From the Jolocom team, Ellie Stephens will be acting as moderator, and Sean Li will be providing a brief overview of self-sovereign identity basics.