February 24, 2021
11:00 – 12:30 (CET)

The pandemic has speeden up the digitalization of our world. In everyday life it is now a strong demand that the public administration sector should be digitized. This can be achieved through EID, but what is the right path to follow when building the identity technology structure. And why is that so important to stakeholders, and to which ones? The initial concept of EID was to simplify the citizen’s relationship to the public administration through effective digital authentication technologies and a variety of reputable validation mechanisms. In EU Member States, eIDAS now requires at least one central node and a bridge to facilitate the exchange of records to all other nodes, thus functioning in an interoperable manner. With the emerge of new technologies there is a recognized need to address the complications, both in terms of cross-border data flows and in terms of certified intergovernmental solutions. We are in a very interesting historical moment where forces (and solid arguments) for centralization and forces (and solid arguments) for decentralization seem to hold each other in check. Identity regulation plays a key role as it is helps on how the future of data value will be shaped and controlled. Therefore it is important to have a good overview of what is happening in different parts of the world to see if we can not combine innovative solutions.

In this session on Wednesday 24th of February, we will have the opportunity to hear perspectives from Germany, Next Generation Internet projects, European Blockchain Partnership and Digital Transformation Agency Australia.

Meet our Speakers

Daniël Du Seuil
Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI) at European Blockchain Partnership

Loretta Anania
Programme Officer with the European Commission, DG Communication Networks Content and Technologies, Next Generation Internet Unit. PhD from MIT

Juleigh Cook
Acting Head Digital Identity and myGov strategy stream. Digital Transformation Agency, Australia

Helmut Nehrenheim
Ministry of economics and digitalisation NRW/Germany; UN/CEFACT; Blockchain-Initiative BiVD; Self-Sovereign

*The Salons reflect the views of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission but form part of the project’s overarching recommendations for the NGI and future European internet policy.

Organized by

 NGI Forward
 IoT Council