How Blockchain Facilitates Self-Sovereign Identity
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In today's digital landscape, we don’t own our digital identities. We might be able to control what information we put online, and manage how it’s used to a degree, but once we give that data to Facebook, Google, or Microsoft, they own it. The emerging technology of blockchain has the potential to change that with the concept of self-sovereign identity (SSID).

With SSID, individuals could maintain control over their digital identities, as well as how it is used and where it is stored. This would benefit businesses and consumers alike, simplifying efforts like KYC that cost financial institutions millions of dollars a year, and preventing data theft or misuse.

In this webinar, Senior Director of security architecture at WSO2 Prabath Siriwardena and CTO at Veridium John Callahan, will explore the evolution of identity management in the era of blockchain, introducing the idea of Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID) and self-sovereign identity, and the need for strong authentication using biometrics as part of this innovation.

Prabath Siriwardena
Senior Director - Security Architecture, WSO2


WSO2's in-house security guru and Senior Director of Security Architecture, Prabath Siriwardena has over 11 years of experience in this field and has authored many books including Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE.

He is a member of OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) TC, OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC, OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC, OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC and OASIS Cloud Authorization (CloudAuthZ) TC. Prabath is also a member of Apache Axis PMC and has spoken at numerous international conferences including OSCON, QCon, ApacheCon, WSO2Con, EIC, IDentity Next, OSDC and is scheduled to speak at the upcoming RSA conference 2018. He has more than 10 years of industry experience and has worked with many Fortune 100 companies.


John Callahan
Chief Technology Officer, Veridium


John has previously served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global, London UK office, via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.