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San Jose | September 12-14

At BlockWorld, we believe that blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralized apps are just the beginning of a larger move towards developing a decentralized cloud. Instead of one company or one cloud managing / owning your data, identity, or app, blockchain makes it possible for decentralized data, decentralized ownership, decentralized identity, decentralized infrastructure and software. This is a paradigm shift away from the monolithic cloud towards the decentralized cloud. Come and learn how to develop on the decentralized cloud.

Prabath Siriwardena, vice president of security architecture at WSO2, will be delivering a talk on "Blockchain for Self-sovereign Identity" exploring the evolution of identity management in the era of blockchain.

Prabath Siriwardena

Vice president - Security Architecture, WSO2


Prabath spent most of his time in the last ten years with the WSO2 IAM team, in developing the open source WSO2 Identity Server (Apache 2.0 license), which is used by hundreds of top companies globally, and also within the open source communities. WSO2 Identity Server serves more than 50 million identities globally.

As a technology evangelist, Prabath has published four books, including Advanced API Security. He blogs at on various topics from blockchain, PSD2, GDPR, IAM to microservices security. He also runs a ​Youtube channel to educate the public on various topics related to IAM. Prabath has spoken at numerous conferences including RSAConference, Identiverse (Cloud Identity Summit), European Identity Conference (Keynote 2015), API World, API Strategy & Practice Con, OSCON and WSO2Con - and traveled the world conducting workshops in evangelizing WSO2 technologies. He is also the founder of the ​Silicon Valley IAM User Group, which is the largest IAM meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area.