Today’s digital identity is idiotic. Compared to physical paper documents or credentials, our digital identities are forgettable, restrictive, and borderline useless. For all intents and purposes, when we go online “we the people” become meaningless identifiers, assigned for someone else’s convenience. With today’s digital identity, your data is locked in some organisation’s silo. All you […]
In my previous posts, I highlighted the Job-Creds POC — a self-sovereign identity (SSI) collaboration between Evernym, IBM, and others, and most recently introduced Evernym’s Accelerator program. In this article, I’m excited to introduce an expanded partnership with IBM, with the sole goal of propelling early adopters of decentralized identity from proof-of-concept to pilot. So how did we get here? […]
We all know that identity matters. We hear about cybersecurity breaches, GDPR, refugees, deep fakes, and election fraud. Each headline highlights a new way that identity impacts us. Yet we may be accepting naive assertions about what identity actually means. Some equate identity with authentication. Others map it to accounts and credentials. Still others think of it as a personal data and metadata issue. Such mindsets may feel reasonable, but each simplifies too much. Identity manifests in several dimensions.
The Accelerator program is the distillation of the experiences and learnings we’ve gained over the years, coupled with the realization that we’re uniquely placed to offer such a program. Participants are provided with the same SSI-enabling software, the same access to expertise and training, and most importantly—access to a curated community of like-minded organizations with whom they can collaborate. Many of the barriers associated with learning individually, or running multi-party projects, are torn down; this affords participants the time to focus on which business problems they want to solve, and how they can do just that.