September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 10:30am - 11:20am
(IN-PERSON) Health Credentials, Travel, Climate Change, Financial Inclusion and More: Digital Identity Gets Real - Brian Behlendorf, Linux Foundation & Christine Leong, Accenture

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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

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Brian Behlendorf

Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity, Linux Foundation
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... Read More →
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Christine Leong

Managing Director, MPS Digital Identity Lead, Accenture
Christine leads Accenture’s Decentralized Identity & Biometrics group globally and is also part of the global blockchain leadership team. She has over 20 years of experience in technology focused on security. Prior to her experience in IT, Christine worked for 9+ years in financial... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 10:30am - 11:20am PDT
Room 501
  Project Highlights, Blockchain