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Health Credentials, Travel, Climate Change, Financial Inclusion and More: Digital Identity Gets Real – Brian Behlendorf, Linux Foundation & Christine Leong, Accenture
September 29, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:20 am PDT
In a world where everyone is focusing on how to reopen, how to provide proof of vaccination or clear health status to board a plane or to enter a sporting event, digital identity is suddenly becoming very real now. In this discussion, Brian Behlendorf, Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation, and Christine Leong, Accenture’s lead on Decentralized Identity, will take a step back and discuss the range of efforts and initiatives underway to develop and deploy digital identity solutions impacting not just from travel and healthcare but financial services, supply chains, government and more. The will cover success stories from ongoing deployments and updates on new applications. In the process, they will also discuss: – The business, social and technical drivers for digital identity – The importance of putting privacy and personal control (or self sovereignty) at the center of digital identity – The core requirements for and role of standards in implementing self sovereign digital identity solutions.
Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity
Brian Behlendorf is General Manager for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. In this capacity, Brian leads the Hyperledger open-source enterprise blockchain software initiative as well as Linux Public Health, which builds software and services that assist public health authorities in the fight against the pandemic. Brian has a long history with open source software, going back to co-founding the Apache web server project in 1995, and from that point forward founding or working for a series of companies (Wired Magazine, Organic, CollabNet), non-profits (like the World Economic Forum), and governments (Office of Science and Tech Policy 2009, advisor to HHS ONC 2010). Brian currently also serves on the board of directors of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Managing Director, MPS Digital Identity Lead