Recent Speaking Engagements

Columbia University Digital Finance Summit

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

Columbia University Digital Finance Summit

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I shared my views on #identity #ai & #privacy at Columbia's 7th Digital Finance Summit.

Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

Columbia University Digital Finance Summit

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I had the opportunity to train civil society leaders on digital identity as part of Stanford's #DigitalTechCamp

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

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At the World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Week 2019 - Rights, Technology and Development - I discussed the role of ethics and ethical frameworks in technology development. 

Convergence: The Global Blockchain Congress

EBRD & Queen Mary's 2019 FinTech Conference

World Bank Law, Justice, and Development Week 2019

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I participated in various panels and led working groups on privacy, identity, and blockchain at Convergence, the European Commission's first global #blockchain congress. 

EBRD & Queen Mary's 2019 FinTech Conference

EBRD & Queen Mary's 2019 FinTech Conference

EBRD & Queen Mary's 2019 FinTech Conference

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I presented on digital identity, contracts and the tokenization of assets at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development's 2019 FinTech conference, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

Prior Speaking Engagements

ID2020 Summit

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

Identiverse 2019

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I led a workshop on the ethics, risks, and regulation of digital identity.

Identiverse 2019

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

Identiverse 2019

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I discussed the role of venture capital in fostering better data protection and privacy practices (video here), and the future of distributed identity technology in solving identity problems (video here).

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

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At this inaugural conference, I explored the implications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and decentralized identifiers (DIDs) for new approaches to identity management.

IAPP Global Privacy Summit

IAPP Global Privacy Summit

IJIS/Microsoft Blockchain Summit

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I shared my insights on "Digital Identification, Privacy, and Economic Development." On a second panel, I shared my perspective on blockchain and data privacy.

Yale Blockchain Initiative

IAPP Global Privacy Summit

Yale Blockchain Initiative

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I participated in a political, social & economical inquiry into the impacts of blockchain technology as part of the Tsai Center's Yale Blockchain Initiative.

Future Law at Stanford

IAPP Global Privacy Summit

Yale Blockchain Initiative

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I presented at CodeX at Stanford Law School on issues at the intersection of law and distributed ledger technologies.

2018 Speaking Engagements

Campbells Fund Focus

Future of Privacy Forum

Future of Privacy Forum

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Blockchain, distributed ledger technologies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning may be with us to stay, but what are the social impacts and implications for society?  Check out my keynote address on blockchain & social impact at the Campbells Fund Focus 2018.

Future of Privacy Forum

Future of Privacy Forum

Future of Privacy Forum

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What are the privacy implications of blockchain-enabled self-sovereign identity? I presented a product overview and a live demo to consumer privacy experts as part of the Future of Privacy Forum's Consumer Business Dialogue to find out.

New America

Future of Privacy Forum

UK Parliament

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I presented on self-sovereign identity and participated in a panel discussion at New America in conjunction with the publication of a new report from the Future of Property Rights called, The Nail Finds a Hammer: Self-Sovereign Identity, Design Principles, and Property Rights in the Developing World.

UK Parliament

MyData Conference 2018

UK Parliament

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On October 16th, I appeared at the U.K. Houses of Parliament to give evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain on the impact of blockchain on people, focusing specifically on identity, data protection, and privacy, video here.

ID2020 Summit

MyData Conference 2018

MyData Conference 2018

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I recently participated in a panel with Kim Cameron of Microsoft, Niall McCann of UNDP, and Vyjayanti Desai of the World Bank at the 2018 ID2020 Summit on the question of: "How can national ID systems complement a user-centric approach to identity?"

MyData Conference 2018

MyData Conference 2018

MyData Conference 2018

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My keynote address at the MyData Conference in Helsinki focused on the question of whether the new regulation (i.e. the GDPR) is already old in terms of technological advances such as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Find out more here.

Prior Speaking Engagements

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

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Columbia SIPA

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

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dApp Dev Kiev

Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

dApp Dev Kiev

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EU Commission

Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

dApp Dev Kiev

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Internet of Agreements

Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

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Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

Vanderbilt SOLI Conference

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