Let’s Talk About Digital Identity with Kaliya Young – consultant, conference organiser, author, activist.
In episode 36, Kaliya and Oscar discuss the long-running Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) that she co-founded, the effects of moving to virtual identity conferences in 2020, insights from Kaliya’s books – ‘The Domains of Identity’, newly published in 2020, and ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity’ – plus some great tips for all business leaders on how to view the role of identity in their organisation.
“I think we may be selling self-sovereign identity all wrong. It should be infinitely scalable, low-cost federation. That’s really powerful!”
For the past 15 years, she has been working to catalyse the creation of a layer of identity for people based on open standards. She co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) in 2005 to bring together technologists who want to see decentralised identity come into being. In the fifteen years their community has been meeting, they have created standards being used all over the internet, like OpenID Connect and OAuth. In 2012 she was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
The next IIW is in April. Sign up on Eventbrite.
Kaliya is widely recognised for her community leadership. She travels to Africa and Asia at least once a year to ensure the development of person-centric identity is truly global and inclusive. Most recently, she co-founded HumanFirst.Tech with Shireen Mitchell, a project focused on creating space for diverse voices and building a more inclusive industry.
In 2009, she was named one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology.
Regular listeners of Let’s Talk About Digital Identity will know that Oscar asks every guest for their top tips on how to protect our digital identities. For 2021, Oscar has a new burning question for all LTADI guests – “for all business leaders listening to us now, what is the one actionable idea that they should write on their agendas today?”