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November 15, 2019
vol. 18
Hot off the press
Deep dives
Must reads
  • A new learning credential blockchain to help bridge the skills gap: "Job applicants will own their data and choose how, and with whom it is shared. This will enable job applicants to more seamlessly connect with companies, while helping employers more easily and reliably match and verify people’s skills with open jobs." —IBM Blockchain, No. 14, 2019
     
  • Self-sovereign identity: A distant dream or an immediate possibility?: "As governments and compliance agencies tighten the user privacy requirements, there is no doubt that the self-sovereign identity has great potential to change the way our digital data is verified, stored and shared." —Security Boulevard, Nov. 14, 2019
Hear it from the experts
  • Predictions 2020: Privacy And data ethics bring marketing to the boardroom: "Since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in 2018, the landscape of privacy in marketing has changed considerably, ushering in a major global shift in power to consumers." —Forrester
     
  • CCPA compliance: Identity verification challenges: "One of the innovations going forward is the ability to leverage trusted information not only just from your organization but being able to verify and trust information that comes from other organizations." —Nathan George, CTO, Sovrin Foundation
     
  • An introduction to self-sovereign identity: "Evernym's Andy Tobin provides an introduction to self-sovereign identity (SSI) with a focus on the enterprise benefits and the real-world solutions being piloted today." —Evernym
A call for mentors and sponsors
There are multiple opportunities to participate in the SSI Incubator including:
  • Volunteer as a business/technical mentor to guide a SSI-based startup through its early development stages. The 12-week incubator is designed to get the incubator participants ready to present for the SSI Demo Day—the culminating event where they will showcase their SSI solution to a room full of investors. The SSI Incubator is looking for mentors who will share their expertise with the world's most-promising emerging early-stage SSI companies.
     
  • Become an SSI Incubator sponsor. The SSI Incubator is hosting a number of digital identity events in San Francisco this Fall and Winter including a SSI Demo Day in December. By becoming a sponsor of the SSI Incubator, you will be recognized as an advocate for SSI adoption and innovation among industry leaders.
Please contact info@ssiincubator.com to volunteer as a SSI Incubator mentor or sponsor.
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