Identity and the quest for Self-Sovereign Identity – Daniel Hardman – Webinar 6
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is exploding as a topic. It can be hard to make sense of all the initiatives and technologies, and of similar words like “decentralized identity.” However, a few deep themes are emerging as foundational elements, no matter which details are true of your favorite approach. This webinar with Daniel Hardman, Chief Architect, Evernym / Secretary , Technical Governance Board – Sovrin Foundation, will distill the topic down to certain fundamentals, show how they manifest differently in various approaches, and discuss where the community is likely to coalesce or diverge.
Daniel has been a software engineer, architect, and dev leader for a quarter century–much of it intersecting with the fields of cybersecurity and digital identity. He developed the original specs for Hyperledger Indy’s SDK, and has contributed code or guidance to most of the Indy codebases. He writes regularly on identity topics. He’s also worked in machine learning/AI, supercomputers, public and private cloud, big data, SaaS, and enterprise software, and he’s founded and sold a dot com. He has graduate degrees in computational linguistics and business. He currently serves as the secretary for the Technical Governance Board of the Sovrin Foundation.
In particular Daniel will discuss the following questions:
What makes self-sovereign identity different from alternative approaches?
Why does self-sovereign identity require decentralization?
What are unique challenges and strengths of SSI vs. other approaches?
What are key features of a decentralized identity ecosystem?
Where is there variety and similarity in approaches to SSI?
How does Hyperledger Indy tackle the decentralized identity landscape?
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