Digital Credentials and the Pursuit of Self-Sovereignty Webinar
Registration for the webinar is free and available here.
The webinar will focus on deliberating over the use of digital credentials by answering the question:
Can credentials be safely digitised for greater portability and individual ownership?
During this webinar, you will learn about the increasing interest of self-sovereignty and how blockchain technology can:
- Safeguard ownership over hard-earned credentials
- Secure transferability of certificates and degrees
- Protect your intellectual footprint
Additionally, this webinar contributes to research being conducted by our Horizon 2020 DEL4ALL project which aims to transform European research and innovation initiatives. If you’d like to join the community and contribute to research on how emerging technologies may transform the future of education for the public good, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Tuesday, July 7th at 16:00 CET for our webinar: Digital Credentials and the Pursuit of Self-Sovereignty to discuss how blockchain technology can empower individuals and modernize accredited institutions. Register here.
Meet the Expert
Natalie Smolenski is an anthropologist who leads business development for Hyland Credentials, a software system for issuing self-sovereign, verifiable digital credentials. As an author and public speaker, she focuses on the intersections of identity, technology, and government. By bringing a scientific perspective to distributed digital technologies and social transformation, she helps audiences from all backgrounds understand how individuals connect to form communities and build the infrastructures of the future.
Ms. Smolenski’s interdisciplinary doctoral research concerns the origins of mental health and illness in relational economies. She has a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Theory from the European Graduate School, an MA in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Brown University. She served as a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
Further webinars in our Emerging Technologies series:
Thursday, 16th July at 17.00 CET with Prof. Stefano Gualeni and Dr Iro Voulgari, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta.
Thursday, 23rd July at 17.00 CET with Prof. John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University, UK.