NOTE: One-time only room change. Same building, Empire Room on First Floor.
Distributed Ledger Technology
The next generation of blockchain
During this presentation we will visit the kinds of interesting things enabled by Distributed Ledger Technologies and how a person’s account (or identity) can be owned and controlled by that person. One of the most exciting applications of distributed ledger technologies (a general category of database that includes blockchains like Bitcoin) is its ability to provide a global, decentralized source of truth upon which we can build "self-sovereign identity." This is an identity that is 100% owned and controlled by an individual or organization. No one else can read it, use it, turn it off, or take it away without its owner’s explicit consent. This simple form of identity is private, extremely secure, and goes where you go. This will enable trusted interactions to occur between individuals, institutions, and businesses. We will be discussing the many uses of this technology, where it came from, and where it’s moving to.
Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D.
Chairman and President, Sovrin Foundation
Office of the CIO, Brigham Young University
Phil Windley is an Enterprise Architect in the CIO’s office at Brigham Young University. A passionate tech educator, he is the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at BYU, writes the popular Technometria blog, and is the author of the books The Live Web published by Course Technology in 2011 and Digital Identity published by O'Reilly Media in 2005. Phil serves on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for several high-tech companies.
Phil has been a professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and the University of Idaho. In addition, Phil was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx, the company behind the open-source connected-car product, Fuse. He also spent two years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Utah in 2001-2002, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his Senior Staff. Before entering public service, Phil was Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home. He was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMALL, Inc. an early creator of ecommerce tools. Phil received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Davis in 1990.
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Chair, Technical Governance Board, Sovrin Foundation
Chief Technology Officer, Evernym
Jason is a proven team leader and seasoned architect with twenty-plus years in information technology, most of which successfully building and directing high-talent technical teams. History of building solid working relationships with cross-functional and diverse groups, both technical and functional, local and offshore, and providing ongoing success in keeping projects prioritized, on time, and within budget. Self-driven and resourceful, motivated by challenging projects, and enjoys teaching and mentoring others. Holds an executive position, but loves writing code up and down the stack, prototyping and building proofs of concept.
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