OIX Blockchain, Identity, Trust and Governance Workshop – Palo Alto 2018-04-17T11:30:34+00:00

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OIX Blockchain, Identity, Trust and Governance Workshop – Palo Alto

Don Thibeau (Open Identity Exchange)
TBD (Stanford Center for Legal Informatics)

Moderator: Bob Robbins (Pillsbury)
Presenter: Tom Smedinghoff (LockeLord LLC)
SLS Participant: TBD

Moderator: Tony Lai (CodeX Stanford Center for Legal Informatics)
Presenter: Houman Shadab (Accord Project)
SLS Participant: TBD

Moderator: Giles Watkins (Pridium)
Presenter Daniel Buchner (Microsoft & Executive Director Decentralized Identity Foundation)
SLS Participant: TBD

Moderator: Scott David (University of Washington)
Presenter: David Fields (PTB Ventures)
SLS Participant: TBD

Moderator: Helen Disney (Unblocked)
Voting Use-Case Presenter: Natalie Furman (Hedera Hashgraph)
Medical Credentialing Use-Case Presenter: Eric Fish (Federation of State Medical Boards)
SLS Participant: TBD


Trust Frameworks for Identity Systems
Vocabulary of Identity Systems Liability

Non-Profit Partners

OpenID Foundation
Distributed Ledger Foundation
Decentralized Identity Foundation
Accord Project

Corporate Sponsors

Hedera Hashgraph
PTB Ventures


Don Thibeau
Don ThibeauOIX Chairman and President
Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a non-profit, technology agnostic organization of global leaders from the private and public sectors. OIX is a test bed for business, legal and governance best practices and policies and operates the OIXnet registry. Don is Chairman of OIX UK/Europe and the Co-Chair of the OASIS Electronic Identity Credential Trust Elevation Methods (Trust Elevation) Technical Committee. Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, a standards development organization. The foundation’s membership includes leaders from across industry sectors and governments that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. Don blogs at donthibeau.com
Daniel Buchner
Daniel BuchnerMicrosoft & Decentralized Identity Foundation
Daniel leads technical product development for Microsoft’s decentralized identity efforts. Previously, he worked at Mozilla, driving Web standards and building open source, developer-focused services, tools, and APIs. Daniel is the Executive Director of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (representing Microsoft) and is working with other members of DIF to realize a decentralize identity ecosystem that enables a new class of apps and services.
Scott David
Scott DavidUniversity of Washington
Scott is the Director of Policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was formerly the Executive Director of the Law, Technology, and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, and the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board.
Helen Disney
Helen DisneyUnblocked
Helen is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education, and information. Helen was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and referred to by Barclays as a “blockchain guru”. She sits on the Advisory Board of the British Blockchain Association and recently gave evidence to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain. Previously, Helen worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, driving a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and thought leaders.
Eric Fish
Eric FishFederation of State Medical Boards
Eric M. Fish serves as Senior Vice President of Legal Services at the Federation of State Medical Boards. He also assists in the FSMB’s federal and state advocacy efforts, analyzing legislation, and consulting on the development of model policies for state medical boards. Prior to joining the FSMB, Ms. Fish served Legal Counsel and Senior Legislative Counsel at the Uniform Law Commission, where aided in the drafting of legislation that reduced the inefficiencies burdening interstate transactions and improve the mobility of people and business across state lines. Mr. Fish holds a B.A. with Honors in Political Science with from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he also served as Editor in Chief of the Loyola University of Chicago International Law Review.
David Fields
David FieldsPTB Ventures
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of PTB Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage companies in the digital identity ecosystem. David is a former private equity investment professional and brings over a decade of private investment and advisory experience both to his investors and his portfolio companies at PTB. He began his career as a credit analyst at Citigroup Global Markets and later served on the investment team at Cooper Investment Partners. David graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Tony Lai
Tony LaiCodeX & Legal.io
Tony is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) and a Co-founder of Legal.io, working on applied research and innovation in the design of legal service delivery systems, with a focus on ecosystem engineering to support trusted exchange and value flow.
Robert Robbins
Robert RobbinsPillsbury
Robert, Pillsbury’s global corporate practice section leader, is recognized as a leader in structuring and closing complex mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, and in advising corporate boards.
Houman Shadab
Houman ShadabAccord Project Consortium
Houman Shadab is co-director of the Accord Project consortium for open source smart legal contract standards. Houman is also a cofounder of Clause and a prolific and influential expert in law, business, and technology with over a decade of background researching and teaching in academia and public policy at New York Law School, Cornell Tech, and other institutions. He has testified before the federal government several times and is widely published and cited.
Giles Watkins
Giles WatkinsPridium
Giles is an experienced board member with a strong Entrepreneurial and Professional Services background. Giles has deep credentials in Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance and Accounting, Technology Strategy, Risk Management, Privacy, Digital Identity, and Cyber Security across multiple sectors and geographies. He is currently working with early stage businesses to commercialise ground breaking technologies and leading the International Association of Privacy Professionals in the UK.

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