10-11 July, 2018 • Bangalore, India

Janaki Srinivasan

Assistant Professor, IIIT-B

Janaki’s research examines the political economy of information-based development initiatives. She uses ethnographic and archival research to examine how ideologically diverse entities deploy information and information technologies towards achieving their varied visions of development in India. At the other end, she studies how the equally heterogeneous targets of these efforts fundamentally shape information use along gender, caste and class lines. Her recent projects have focused on identity systems, the role of intermediaries in cash-based economies, and learning in open information systems. Janaki has a PhD in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley and Masters degrees in Physics and in Information technology from IIT Delhi and IIIT Bangalore.

Greg Adamson

Chair,  IEEE-SA Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency (DITA) Industry Connections Program

Ass. Prof. Greg Adamson is Enterprise Fellow in Cyber Security at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering. He has worked with Internet technologies since 1991. He chairs an IEEE activity on Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, which he seeks to draw together specialists and volunteers in the area of digital identity, data privacy, and inclusion to develop frameworks for standards and industry guidance for these global challenges. He is also on the Standards Australia Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technical committee, and the Board of Directors of Internet Australia.

Subhashish Bhadra

Associate, Investments, Omidyar Network

Subhashish Bhadra is an investment associate based in Bangalore, where he is responsible for sourcing and evaluating Digital Identity investments.

Subhashish joined Omidyar Network from the global management consulting firm McKinsey, where he worked in the Delhi office for two years.  His work there focused on public policy strategy projects including one on rural electrification in India.  He also co-authored a report on “India’s Path from Poverty to Empowerment.”

A Rhodes Scholar, Subhashish received an M.Phil in economics from Oxford University and a B.A. in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Beni Chugh

Research Associate, IFMR Trust

Entrusted with working closely ASSOCHAM, for MIEL, making contributions to diversified agenda like Livelihood, Skill Development, mining etc.

In the Corporate Communication Team of MIEL- handling advertising across media- print, digital, tv.
Content Writing, Media addresses and experience design for Boxing India- the National federation of Boxing in India.

Phil Windley

Enterprise Architect at Brigham Young University; Chair, Sovrin Foundation

Phillip J. Windley, Ph.D. is an Enterprise Architect in the Office of the CIO at Brigham Young University where he is responsible for developing university technology strategies and leading efforts to achieve them. Dr. Windley also directs a laboratory, Pico Labs, of full time and student researchers at BYU. Pico Labs creates Internet of Things technology aimed at creating connected devices that are as distributed and decentralized as possible. Pico Labs is responsible for Picos, an actor-based programming system that supports people-centric, reactive programming on the Internet of Things. Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on the Internet of Things, event-driven systems, digital identity, web architectures, web services, and programming language design. He writes the popular Technometria blog which contains numerous articles in these areas and others. He is the chair of the Sovrin Foundation as well as the co-founder and organizer of the Internet Identity Workshop.

Gurshabad Grover

Designation, Organisation: Policy Officer, The Centre for Internet & Society

Gurshabad Grover is a software and technology policy researcher at the Centre for Internet & Society,Bangalore. Mr Grover’s current work focuses on advancing human rights considerations, including privacy, in Internet standard-setting bodies such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF),and analysing digital policy.  Previously, He was a Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow where his work included analysis of proposed legislation, research on national policies, and writing legislation (mostly concerning human rights issues) that was introduced in the Upper House of the Parliament.

John Callahan

Chief Technology Officer, Veridium

Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Veridium, a leading biometric authentication company.  Dr. Callahan recently served as Vice-Chair of the committee for the IEEE 2410-2017 Biometric Open Protocol Standard (BOPS) that specifies secure, end-to-end mobile and server-side biometric processing, encryption in-transit and at-rest, and FIDO compatibility.  He also served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) London UK office from 2010-2014 via an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Laurel, Maryland USA. From 2000-2006, Dr. Callahan served as VP of Engineering and CTO of BDMetrics, Inc. and Sphere.com where he managed social networking systems for the world’s largest trade shows such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), PackExpo, and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Prior to 2001, he was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV USA and research director at the NASA Independent verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, WV USA. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park USA. Dr. Callahan has worked for Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto, CA USA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD USA, and IBM Corporation.

Doc Searls

American Journalist / Author, Identity Expert

Doc Searls has worked for decades toward solving business problems from the customer side, rather than with more “solutions” meant only for businesses. A lifelong journalist as well as a veteran of the technology marketing world, Doc is author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual (Basic Books, 2000, 2010), Editor-in-Chief of Linux Journal, and a leading blogger since the last millennium. He also directs ProjectVRM, which he created as a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University in 2006, and is a board member of Customer Commons, a nonprofit spinoff of his work with ProjectVRM. He also runs The Searls Group, a consultancy serving companies that welcome customers operating at full agency.

Joyce Searls

Serial entrepreneur whose business, management and marketing

Instincts have been successfully applied across diverse industries, including apparel, hospitality, real estate, and technology.  In 1994, following 25 years as a fashion industry professional, Joyce co-founded The Searls Group, with husband Doc Searls, renowned journalist and Internet visionary. As Managing Partner, Joyce is a co-collaborator, editor, advisor and key strategist, with discretionary oversight of all projects. Also, Joyce is a trustee of the Sovrin Foundation, a global public utility for self sovereign identity. Along with Doc, she co-founded the non-profit, Customer Commons in 2013, dedicated to restoring the balance of power and trust between individuals and the organizations that serve them by advocating for personal agency in the digital world.

Kaliya Young

World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Kaliya Young (formerly Hamlin) is an expert in self-sovereign identity and identity on the blockchain she is widely known as Identity Woman. In 2005 she co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop (with Doc Searls and Phil Windley), five years later she founded the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium to catalyze a network of companies working to give individuals the tools to collect, manage and gain value from their own personal data generated actively and passively as they interact with all kinds of digital systems. She graduated from the first cohort ever  a Masters of Science in Identity Management and Security from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2017. She was elected in August 2012 to the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Committee, Management Council as the Consumer Advocate delegate. In 2012 Hamlin was named a Young Global Leader in 2012 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She sits on the OASIS IDTrust member steering committee and is active in the Federated Social Web which recently moved its work to the W3C.