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Conversations with tech entrepreneur Mathieu Glaude and his guests, exploring the ever-growing ecosystems around Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralized Technologies and Web3.

The SSI Orbit Podcast – Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralization and Web3 Mathieu Glaude

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Conversations with tech entrepreneur Mathieu Glaude and his guests, exploring the ever-growing ecosystems around Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralized Technologies and Web3.

    #26 - Battle of the Trust Frameworks (with Tim Bouma & Darrell O'Donnell)

    #26 - Battle of the Trust Frameworks (with Tim Bouma & Darrell O'Donnell)

    About Episode - Every week there seems to be mention of a new Trust Framework. People are now trying to monetize them. But to understand trust frameworks, let’s first understand what constitutes trust. We must define concepts such as levels of assurances and what defines technical vs human trust? Once this is better understood, the conversation about where a particular organization fits into a digital identity ecosystem is simpler. And note, in user-centric digital identity (or SSI), organizations no longer need to be at the centre of the universe.

    During this conversation, we discuss:


    Levels of Assurance (LOA): an introduction to LOAs as they relate to Digital Identity and why they're an important part of the recipe in achieving digital trust. Tim and Darrell give us some practical examples of LOAs.
    The Concept of Trust: how do we define trust at a high-level and how do we differentiate between technical and human trust? How can we build trust with credential issuers but also with credential holders?
    The World of Trust Frameworks: what are trust frameworks and what are different types of frameworks being deployed in both the public and private sectors? How are organizations trying to monetize trust frameworks? What's going right, and what's going wrong with the way trust frameworks are being implemented?
    The Importance of Open Source for Trust Creation: why is open source important for achieving digital sovereignty? Is open source the only way to improve transparency, flexibility and accountability?

    Mentions during episode:


    Dee Hock: his book & his Twitter account
    Link to episode with John Ainsworth, where we talk about Dee and payment processors such as Visa
    UK's guidance on open source

    About Guests

    Tim Bouma is  Senior Policy Analyst for Identity Management at Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. My mandate is to develop a government-wide identity management strategy that spans across the service delivery and security communities.

    You can find Tim here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/trbouma; and on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trbouma/

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    Darrell O'Donnell is a technology company founder, executive, investor, and advisor. He’s on a mission to help organizations build and deploy real-world decentralized (#SSI) solutions. He advises numerous startups, senior government leaders, and investors.

    You can find Darrell here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/darrello; and on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrellodonnell/

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    #25 - IDunion: Germany’s Bold SSI Strategy, with Hakan Yildiz

    #25 - IDunion: Germany’s Bold SSI Strategy, with Hakan Yildiz

    About Episode - What use cases should a National Digital Identity program prioritize in collaboration with the private sector? As use cases become verticals of their own, what are then some of the horizontal considerations that need to be applied to enable all of the use cases to function within their relative ecosystems? Hakan Yildiz can help us answer these questions being that he’s a Research Associate at TU Berlin and a Consortium Partner at IDunion.


    During this conversation, we discuss:


    IDunion 101: a general overview, what are some of the early credentials being issued by government (people and legal entity VCs) and some of the existing ecosystem participants
    IDunion Use Cases (Verticals): what are some of the government use cases (eHealth, eGov and Education)? What are some of the private sector use cases (Financial, Hospitality, IAM)?
    IDunion Workstreams (Horizontals): governance, cybersecurity, wallet security, UX, interoperability and more.



    About Guest

    Hakan Yildiz is a Research Associate at TU Berlin and a Consortium Partner at IDunion. He’s a seasoned product manager with experience in every product life cycle for B2B and B2C products. Hakan is a SME in Blockchain, Distributed-Ledger Technology (DLT) and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI).

    You can find Hakan on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/h-yildiz/



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    • 52 min
    #24 - Wallet-Mania (with Mike Vesey, Dev Bharel, Adrian Doerk, RJ Reiser and Michael Boyd)

    #24 - Wallet-Mania (with Mike Vesey, Dev Bharel, Adrian Doerk, RJ Reiser and Michael Boyd)

    About Episode - This episode features a live recording of an Indicio community event. Digital Wallets are taking off! OS operators such as Apple are starting to support open standards for digital credentials (here). Technology disruptors (like the companies represented in this episode) are taking wallet solutions to market (here). This objective of this discussion is not to take a deep dive from a technical perspective, but more from an adoption standpoint.

    During this conversation, we discuss:


    An introduction to SSI and the role of Digital Wallets
    How does one go about building digital wallets? (UX and various other considerations)
    What are some promising Use Cases for Digital Wallets
    Live answering of questions from attendees

    About Guests


    Mike Vesey, President, IdRamp
    Dev Bharel, Product Owner and Software Architect, Globalid
    Adrian Doerk, Business Development Manager, Lissi
    R.J. Reiser, Chief Business Development Officer, Liquid Avatar
    Michael Boyd, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Trinsic

    • 59 min
    #23 - Creating Social Inclusion Opportunities for African Youth with Lohan Spies

    #23 - Creating Social Inclusion Opportunities for African Youth with Lohan Spies

    About Episode - Yoma is a youth marketplace that is incubated by UNICEF in Africa.  It enables youth to Learn (through Yoma learning partners), Earn (through employers in the ecosystem) and Thrive by completing Impact challenges (e.g., plastic clean-up, reforestation) that benefit our environment and communities.  All of this is enabled through a SSI-enabled digital CV and personalized learning environment.

    During this conversation, we discuss:


    An overview of Foundational Government Identity in Africa
    How Yoma creates Digital IDs, Digital Verifiable VCs and a Skills Backpack for Youth
    Yoma's approach at both global and local Governance Frameworks
    Building the Yoma Ecosystem, by onboarding both demand and supply side participants to the table
    What the future holds for Specialized, Intelligent Agents
    How technology can be used to further the Impact Economy

    About Guest

    Lohan Spies is the Founder & CEO of DIDx, a South African company focused on self-sovereign identity. Lohan is thought leader in decentralized identity and well tapped into the pulse on the African continent. DIDx is also a founding steward of the Sovrin Network.

    Lohan also acts as the technical lead for the Yoma Foundation, a UNICEF organization that is using SSI to empower African youth to learn, earn and create impact.

    Follow Lohan Spies 


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lohanspies/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lohanspies

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    • 59 min
    #22 - Why Are Governments Choosing Hyperledger? - with Timo Glastra

    #22 - Why Are Governments Choosing Hyperledger? - with Timo Glastra

    About Episode - During this podcast, we try to answer the question: ‘Why Are Governments Choosing Hyperledger?’. Timo Glastra is one of three founders of Animo Solutions. At just 23 years old he has built up an extensive expertise on the implementation of open standards in the field of self-sovereign identity. Timo is well positioned from an open standard and open technology standpoint to help us answer this question.

    During this conversation, we discuss


    Open Data Standards (W3C's DID & VC Standards)
    Open Tech Standards (Hyperledger Aries, Indy, Ursa)
    Achieving W3C-Compliance on Aries and Indy
    Challenges and Advancements to Achieve Interoperability
    Aries Framework JavaScript: The Swiss-Army Knife for Modern SSI Development
    Open Source & eSSIF

    About Guest

    Timo is a dedicated software developer, and an ardent believer in open source work. With Animo, Timo is working on the interoperability of open-source self-sovereign identity infrastructure and aiming to give people full control over their own digital interactions.Advisor on Digital Identification, German Chancellery

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimoGlastra
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timoglastra/

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    • 48 min
    #21 - The Roles of Government & The Private Sector in a Digital ID Program with Sebastian Manhart

    #21 - The Roles of Government & The Private Sector in a Digital ID Program with Sebastian Manhart

    About Episode - Why not take the best practices from a real world National Digital ID ecosystem that is live and thriving? In today’s episode, we dive into what’s happening within the Digital ID landscape within Europe. Sebastian Manhart is very well positioned between policy and technology in the European Union. In this episode of SSI Orbit, he shares his experiences and future projections.

    During this conversation, we discuss


    How it all started: Estonia’s 2014 Digital ID program
    What’s happening in SSI within Germany today - how Germany moved from being a tech laggard to an innovator within 1 year
    The recent Germany & Spain announcement
    How the Public and Private sector need to work together to achieve adoption of SSI

    Does overregulation kill technology progress? How are EU countries working around that?


    Regulations in EU that are important for Digital ID (eIDAS, EBSI, GDPR)
    The Digital Wallet Landscape and future projections

    About Guest

    Sebastian is an expert in the field of Digital Identity and has advised nonprofits, businesses, and governments on how to design, implement, and scale identity programmes.


    Advisor on Digital Identification, German Chancellery
    Technical Consultant on Identification for Development, World Bank
    Advisor on Public Affairs, Univercells
    Advisor on Digital Identity, Ethics, and Risk, ID2020

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebmanhart
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianmanhart/

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathieuglaude/

    • 54 min

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