Webinar: The Role of Guardianship in SSI

  • Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
  • 12pm New York (EST) / 5pm London (GMT+1)

How can we make digital identity work for all, including refugees, those without Internet access, young children, and adults with dementia? Join us on Dec 12, as Evernym’s Chief Trust Officer (Drummond Reed) and Chief Architect (Daniel Hardman) introduce the concept of digital guardianship as a way to enable everyone to have and control a digital identity.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • What digital guardianship means
  • When and why guardianship is needed
  • How guardianship is being used today

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Digital identity can't just benefit a select few

3.8 B

don’t have access to the Internet and are excluded from the vast majority of technological innovations.


1.1 B

don’t have any proof of identity, and therefore struggle to access essential health, government, and financial services.

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50 M

are adults with dementia, requiring a little extra help when it comes to managing their identity data.

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Hosted by:

Daniel Hardman

Chief Architect, Evernym

Daniel Hardman has a quarter century of experience in enterprise software. As a technical director or chief architect, he’s led engineering teams at small startups, an incubator, and a continent-spanning business unit at a Fortune 500 company. He founded a dot com a few years back, serving as CEO and later CTO before selling the business. Daniel designed and personally coded complex scheduling software that runs the biggest supercomputers on the planet. He also worked on big data systems that use natural language processing and machine learning/AI to impute reputation to the entire observable internet. He is a member of Infraguard, has training in cybersecurity, and has spoken at industry conferences such as RSA. Daniel has an MBA plus a master’s degree in computational linguistics. He holds numerous patents and is a prolific blogger.

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Drummond Reed

Chief Trust Officer, Evernym

Drummond has spent over two decades working on Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Drummond has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004, the new semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design.

Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust frameworks. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

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