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Digital Identity Working Session

Live Slides:

MIT Media Lab
20 Ames Street, Cambridge MA 02139
July 24, 2017

Space Limited:


Note: Based on the self-organizing unconference meeting format, final session descriptions, times and locations will be determined on the morning of July 24th based upon the match of participant interests and available offerings.

8:30 - 9:00 COFFEE and MINGLE

9:00 - 9:30 Welcomes and Overview and KICK-OFF

  • Sandy Pentland & Dazza Greenwood

9:30 - 10:00 MIT Digital Identity Technology Research & Vision

  • Christian Smith

10:00 - 10:30 Session Previews/Q&A

  • Working Sessions leads provide lightning summaries and field any questions
  • Participants select topics and breakout for small group working sessions
  • The time slots and room locations of each session will be decided based on participant interest
  • Current proposed and potential Working Sessions:

Note: The unconference format means that the final content/scope of Working Sessions is expected and intended to continue evolving based on feedback and interest up to the time of the session lightning summary

10:30 - 12:00 Digital Identity Small Group Working Sessions

  • Room A:Topic TBA
  • Room B Topic TBA
  • Room C Topic TBA

12:00 - 2:00 Report-Outs and Discussions and LUNCH

The lunch period is intended for informal conversation and will provide opportunities to participate in facilitated roundtable discussions on curated special topics.

1:00 - 2:00 Roundtable Discussion: Sovereign Digital Identity Governance and Incentives

  • Room A
  • Future Culture: Ashley Taylor, Louisa Durkin and Aleandro Carisch will convene this roundtable discussion and facilitate conversation among all participants

Sovereign Digital Identity as a way forward for blockchains for circular economies. Is there a way around a monetized identity portal to maintain decentralization throughout blockchain systems? If so what does it look like? How could it be used to create reputation systems that incentivise practices that decrease waste and pollution?

1:00 - 2:00 Roundtable Discussion: Contactless Biometrics Issues & Opportunities

  • Room B
  • Brian Ulicny and Kristofer Mondlane will convene this roundtable discussion and facilitate fact finding and issues spotting with a panel of invited public sector and other invited practitioners, technologists and thought leaders

Tech companies have been making progress in contactless biometrics for entities that require quick digital identification. Because of the burden of collection, it will be awhile before law enforcement agencies (LEAs) can build a database of biometric information. How can LEAs can go about collecting this new brand of PII without encroaching on civil liberties or compromising intellectual property. How technically mature are these solutions? What benefits do they provide to the public? What are the downsides? What are the issues in private sector use of government provided biometric databases, and conversely?Join a DHS/ODNI Analyst Exchange Program team from FBI, DHS, FEMA, TSA and ICE for this timely and important discussion.

2:00 - 3:30 Digital Identity Working Sessions

  • Room A Topic TBA
  • Room B Topic TBA
  • Room C Topic TBA

3:30 - 5:00 Report-Outs and Discussion and WRAPUP

5:00 - 5:30 COFFEE & MINGLE

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