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Mar 12th 10 am EST - Self-Sovereign Identity in Govtech for Financial & Healthcare Inclusion
Identity is the permission to begin any relationship. With the wide availability of internet digital identity has become the most significant technology trends on the planet. However contrary to so much advancement of technology the authentication and online sharing of personal data models have hardly undergone any changes in last few decades. Data leaks and unauthorized sharing of personal data have raised many security breaches costing billions to organizations.
Blockchain and Biometrics together bring the perfect universal solution that is decentralized, transparent, tamperproof, efficient and highly scalable to help organizations in their journey embracing next-gen authentication. This session would give an insight to the flaws in existing identity architectures and how the nextgen identity solution would give rise to many new business models and use cases especially for financial and healthcare inclusion in public sector.
Speaker: Debajani Mohanty
Debajani Mohanty, one of the top 30 Blockchain Influencers of India (Singapore Fintech news) is a Solution Architect and author of 5 Amazon bestseller Blockchain books some of which are translated to German and Chinese to reach the wider mass. Pioneer Blockchain solutions developed by Debajani in different verticals have attracted global attention. Debajani works as an Self Sovereign Identity expert at EarthId, Honorary Faculty with Amity University and is a keynote speaker at many national and international innovation summits.
Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/debimr75
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Feb 12th - NSF-Treasury Grants Payment Proof of Concept
This session will provide an overview of the NSF/Treasury blockchain-based grant payment Proof-of-Concept. The goal of this project is to better understand the value proposition of leveraging blockchain technology to reduce grant recipient financial reporting as well as the legal/regulatory implications of using blockchain technology to facilitate Federal grant payments.
Speaker: Craig Fisher
Craig Fischer is a Program Manager within the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service who is focused on understanding the impact emerging trends and technologies will have on government finance. Craig leads the agency’s blockchain work where he and his team have carried out four proofs of concept over the past three years. Prior to FIT, Craig held positions with a “Big Four” consulting firm, the Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) Council, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Craig holds an MPA from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a B.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Jan 29th - Infosys - Solutions for secure digital identity and credentials: 2 government use cases
Infosys Public Services, a U.S. based subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), is a leader in business consulting, technology solutions, and next-generation digital services. We enable public sector organizations in the US and Canada to navigate their digital transformation journey.
Credential management over a blockchain powered distributed ledger is relevant for several citizen services provided by governments. Most recently, Infosys Public Services was engaged by two US state governments in developing their strategy for applicability of Blockchain. Infosys completed two distinct projects for two US states: (a) In the first case, we developed a solution covering the issuance and verification of business licenses (for CPAs, CPA firms) on a blockchain network. (b) In the second case, we developed a digital credential management solution for certificates viz., marriage certificates issued by the county to its citizens. These digital credentials are issued to citizens' wallet and can be verified by potential verifiers for authenticity over a blockchain network.
Infosys Blockchain practice believes that the learnings and insights gained from these engagements in the US and many more around the world will be of interest to the participants of the upcoming Hyperledger Public Sector Special Interest Group. We look forward to presenting to the group in the Jan 2021 meeting.
Abhishek Anand Khare, Principal Consultant, Blockchain Practice, Infosys Limited
Research Scholar - Chitkara University, Punjab, India
Abhishek Khare is a Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA in the US) with close to two decades of industry experience in Treasury and Capital Markets domain including Trading, Risk management, Operations, and Compliance. He has led Digital Transformations in the Financial Services sector under the Digital Experience practice of Infosys. For the last three years, he is advising Infosys government sector clients in India and US on the value Blockchain powered networks bring to the several departments and the citizens at large. Taxation and simplification of citizen services are his areas of interest. He has been instrumental in developing Infosys proprietary solutions for e-Governance and Supply Chain Management. Abhishek is also a research scholar pursuing a PhD in the areas of blockchain adoption.
Sri Challa, Global Sales Head, Blockchain Practice, Infosys Limited
An engineer at heart, Sri is passionate about solving tomorrow's business challenges by applying emerging technologies. At Infosys, Sri oversees all aspects of the Blockchain business - Strategy, sales, marketing, alliances, and partnerships. He works closely with the Infosys research groups and academia in identifying challenges with adoption of Blockchain technology and creating innovative solutions for the same. With a global role spanning all industries, Sri has developed a well-rounded perspective on how blockchain is being applied in various industries and geographies. Prior to this role, Sri held several positions in the IT/software industry for 17 years leading business transformation, enterprise integration and B2B for fortune 500 companies.
Sri holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, India, an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA and is a Fellow at the MIT System Design and Management group studying complex systems and its impact to businesses.
Meeting Recording: _Public-Sector-210129-Infosys-Credentials-Mgt.mp4
Jan 15th - Stephen Curran - Digital Identity in the Government of British Columbia
The Government of British Columbia has been a leader in government digital identity for many years, going back to the early 2000s when digital identity legislation was passed in the jurisdiction. In this presentation, we'll cover the foundational work that BC has done in enabling digital identity, how identity services are made available to citizens today, and what BC is doing in the area of Trust over IP using Hyperledger open source software to scale trust in the digital economy. We'll also cover the open source capabilities that BC has made available for any jurisdiction to use – across Canada and around the world.
Stephen Curran (email@example.com) of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch a series of production and proof of concept deployments of Trust over IP components using Verifiable Credentials. Stephen is a regular contributor in the Indy and Aries communities, facilitating collaborations and driving interoperability. Stephen is a co-author of Hyperledger edX courses on Indy, Aries and Ursa, a Hyperledger Technical Ambassador and Vice Chair of the Sovrin Foundation.
Meeting Recording: 20210115 Hyperledger Public Sector SIG Recording
Presentation: BC's Journey Towards Trust over IP
Document mentioned in the discussion: Traversing the Web of Trust
Dec 4th - Vipin Bharathan - Rationale for CBDCs, design choices, challenges - Central Bank Digital Currency
CBDC ( Central Bank Digital Currency ) is one of the major factors that can change the landscape in finance, trade and commerce forever. While most crypto does not work for the majority of commerce scenarios, CBDC may drive big changes. Vipin is a thought leader and leading architect in many domains including Finance, Trade and Digital Currency. Do not miss the opportunity to understand CBDC and how it may impact your business and work.
Vipin has 35 years of experience as a developer, development manager, Product owner and Project manager in many different domains, including insurance, embedded systems programming, cryptography, payment systems, media, fx trading and fixed income. For the last five years he has been working as a blockchain strategist and advisor. Vipin has been involved with Hyperledger since its inception; now he is the chair of the Identity WG and founder and chair of the Capital Markets SIG. Vipin is the founder of dlt.nyc. Vipin has contributed to Corda, DAML and EEA/Quorum. Most recently, he launched two projects in Hyperledger labs: eThaler, a wholesale CBDC and xcsi: an interoperability solution. Vipin is currently working with Digital Currency Global Initiative, an ITU (ITU is a UN Special Agency) project; as vice-chair of the Interoperability workstream.
Past Meeting: Kaliya Young, the Identity Woman - The Domains of Identity
Kaliya shared information about her book. The Domains of Identity: a framework for Understanding Contemporary Identity Systems. The book defines sixteen coherent yet comprehensive categories of interactions which cause personally identifiable information to be stored in databases.
Here is a link to the core domains that is Creative License.
An excellent session providing a comprehensive view of your identity, personal data, relationships, domains. This session will highlight important issues around identity and personal data access, ownership and governance. Whatever your role is, the session will be very useful.
Kaliya Young is widely known as "Identity Woman" and is the author of the Domains of Identity (2020), a book that she wrote while at the University of Texas at Austin working on her Master of Science in Identity Management and Security degree (2017). In 2019, she travelled to India for two months as a New America India-US Public Interest Technology fellow to study Aadhaar their national ID system. She has worked for the past 15 years to bring about the creation of a layer of identity for people based on open standards. In 2005 she co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop and continues to co-host co-convene the event twice a year. She currently serves as a co-chairs two working groups in the field (Interoperability and Secure Data Store) and is a community manager at large in the field. She consults with Governments, NGO’s, Startups and Enterprises on decentralized identity technologies.
Public Sector Group Overview
Jim Mason, Blockchain Practice Leader, Sky Web Team & Paramount Software Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anjon Roy, Vice President of Market Development at SIMBA Chain, Anjon Roy - Linkedin
Hyperledger Point of Contact: Dr Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger, email@example.com
Dr. Hanna C. Norberg, Founder & CEO, TradeEconomista, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saptarshi Choudhury, Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions, email@example.com
Charter and FAQ
The activities of the Public-SIG include:
identifying related use cases, current pilots, and proofs of concept;
sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities, and challenges;
exploring cross-cutting concerns like security, privacy, and identity in government contexts;
identifying existing or needed common critical software components that would serve the particular needs of the public sector;
identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.
This activity will be automatically recorded in email archives when conducted over the mailing list. When this activity is conducted in other media, it will be captured as notes or other formats and posted to the list (so it is archived), or possibly to the Hyperledger Wiki. This activity might also be turned into reports from the Special Interest group (recommendations to the rest of Hyperledger, for example) or other kinds of content (blog posts, content for publications, etc).
|The Public Sector SIG is prohibited from performing or engaging in any form of lobbying or attempts to influence government policy-making or regulatory processes. It is also not intended as a platform for procurement of services.|
The initial work product will be a set of documents which analyze the space of government and regulatory use cases for blockchain technology. This will be an inventory of example use cases which captures common government processes, which may suggest applications that are built or could be built using software being developed at Hyperledger. The public-sector-sig may also host in-person meetings intended to accelerate the Special Interest Group's mission.
Presentations and other resources:
|Netherlands||The Legal Aspects of Blockchain UNOPS|
|Drummond Reed / Sovrin Foundation||Self Sovereign Identity|
|Metropolis / UCLG (United Cities and Local Government||Blockchain - A tool for Metropolitan Governance|
|Applications in Blockchain|
|Agency for Digital Italy||Transforming Digital Government|
|General Hyperledger Presentation:|
|The Legal Aspects of Blockchain||Topics include a general overview for policymakers on what is blockchain.|
|Blockchain Case Study - Smart Dubai|
|Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)||Lessons from Blockchain adoption in the public sector of Uzbekistan. Based on the case studies Kindergarten Admissions & Education Certificates|
|Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)||Blockchain platform for the Public Sector of Uzbekistan: overview, questions and discussions.|
|EnerBlock LLC||Blockchain enabled Virtual Power Plant for Distributed Energy Resources|
Use Case Inventory
|Dr. Hanna C. Norberg Founder & CEO, Trade Economista|
Unblocking the Bottlenecks and Making the Global Supply Chain Transparent: How blockchain technology can update global trade
|DIGITAL TRUST project, British Columbia, Canada||DIGITAL TRUST project presentation|
Verifiable Organizations Network, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada
Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) started by the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Canada
|List of Blockchain Projects in International Development||https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/|
|Blockchain in Government Tracker- Database|
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