This lecture will introduce the concepts of decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials, and how these industry standards together with their implementations can be utilized to build secure and privacy-preserving federated, or even decentralized, trust networks without centralized 3rd party trust providers. Andreas will also discuss the role that MOBI is playing in rebuilding the web of trust through developing standards-based identity and assurance core services and application interoperability infrastructure for its Open Mobility Network (OMN)/mobiNET, as well as why and how to get involved in the development.
Andreas Freund, PhD is the lead for the technical development of MOBI’s Open Mobility Network, the Co-founder of the ConsenSys Kapture Fan Engagement platform, the TCS 2017 Distinguished Engineer for his contributions to Blockchain technology, a seasoned business, and technology leader, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a proven international record of over $1Bn+ in enterprise value enhancements, leading many successful business & technology transformations, M&A, Restructuring, and Continuous Improvement initiatives, and building successful technology practices. He now specializes in creating digitally-enabled organizations focusing on rapid digital strategy and product development and implementations spanning Fortune 500 to Private Equity companies. He managed 50+ enterprise programs with budgets up to $35M in financial services, insurance, alternative lending, supply chain, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, high-tech, media/telco, and publishing.