Session: The impact of decentralized identity solutions in the marketplace, insights and lessons
Long theorized as the solution to the verification problem on the internet, decentralized identity has now achieved lift-off in the marketplace. In this workshop, we’ll explain who’s interested, why, and what we learned building a series of solutions for global enterprises in the finance, health, and travel sectors. We’ll explain how Cardea, an open source project at Linux Foundation Public Health, is providing a complete, ready to deploy, secure Trusted Data Ecosystem that can connect a person to multiple businesses and jurisdictions without sharing private health information. In this conversation, representatives from leading Cardea contributors, Indicio and Schatzkin Systems will share more about Cardea and describe the critical importance of verifiable digital identity is not just for decentralized healthcare but we’ll also touch on finance, the metaverse, and to the interaction of digital objects and non-digital objects in the spatial web—the “Internet of Everything.”
- Cardea is an open source project at Linux Foundation Public Health and the world’s only complete, decentralized, easy-to-integrate, open-source ecosystem for verifying health data that preserves patient and traveler privacy
- Data you can’t trust is a costly risk
- The underlying technology for Cardea was open-sourced and donated to Linux Foundation Public Health by Indicio and SITA so that anyone can use it to share health data in a privacy-preserving way
- The open source projects of Hyperledger Aries and Hyperledger Indy provide the underpinning for Cardea.
- The future of online communication is decentralized, interoperable, and available today in the open source community.
Heather is CEO of Indicio, the market leader in developing Trusted Data Ecosystems, providing companies with the software and infrastructure needed to authenticate and exchange high-value information and develop trusted, secure relationships. Under her leadership, Indicio launched the leading, professionally staffed, global blockchain network for decentralized identity and open sourced the Cardea project at Linux Foundation Public Health, a complete system for the use of verifiable credentials. Indicio’s clients continue to demonstrate how decentralized identity can solve the fundamental problems of fraud, authentication, identity, privacy, and zero trust. Prior, Heather was the executive director of the Sovrin Foundation, a nonprofit and early adopter of decentralized identity. Heather has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a MSC from Columbia and is widely a globally recognized thought leader in online privacy and security issues, advising governments and global NGOs.