Plenary: Unlocking the Potential of Interoperability

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Marlene Ronstedt


Main Stage


21:00 - 22:15 UTC+0 | Friday 11 Dec






Presenters: Anil John, James Felton Keith, Matt Prewitt

Host: Marlene Ronstedt

Description: In this session, Anil John provides an overview of the work that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program is currently working on to ensure the availability of a global, competitive ecosystem of solution providers that are interoperable via W3C standards and specifications such as Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers. The presentation will cover both the R&D work that was conducted as well as the specific supply chain and digital identity problem sets that are being addressed via this approach.

The keynote presentation will follow with a panel discussion with Matt Prewitt and James Felton Keith on the main question how do we incentivise a competitive ecosystem? The panelists will explore topics around interoperability, new data governance forms such as Data Unions and trusts, as well as new privacy related policy in the US. Afterall, what happens under Biden?