09: Technical building blocks

Explore and map out technological aspects of data, protocols, and architectures

Keywords: data models; semantics; protocols; architectures; interoperability; decentralization; self-sovereignty

What is it that makes MyData “work”? It’s the set of technologies that store, share, link, and move data. The landscape of data standards, protocols, and architectures however is complex, and even experts often don’t agree what specific technologies should be used for what purpose, and how different pieces fit together. Yet, in order to evolve the MyData vision into more than just a collection of isolated and incompatible island projects, the magic keyword seems to be interoperability. What are the building blocks that can help us turn MyData into something that is bigger than the sum of its parts? And how does technology relate to questions of ethics and governances?

Sessions on this Track

Day 1
30 Aug 2017

Technical Building Blocks Workshop

This workshop is focused on identifying the core technical questions for a human-centric personal data platform.
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Aapo Rista
Aapo Rista
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts
Dan Bogdanov
Dan Bogdanov
Ziad WAKIM
Ziad Wakim
Alex Polleres
Axel Polleres
Päivi Karkkola
Päivi Karkkola
Simon Crossley
Simon Crossley
Andy Brooks
Andy Brooks
Robert Guinness
Robert Guinness
Sabri Skhiri
Sabri Skhiri
Jacob Baytelman
Jacob Baytelman
Christophe Philemotte
Christophe Philemotte
Kristian Bäckström
Kristian Bäckström
Luk Vervenne
Luk Vervenne
Andy Brooks
Harri Honko
Geoff Revill
Markus Sabadello
Markus Sabadello
Joachim Lohkamp
Kai Kuikkaniemi
Day 2
31 Aug 2017

Cities Driving for Personal Data

In this session we will hear first how cities are opening up their personal data for creating better services, how cities approach digital identity and identification question. In general the session tackles the question what kind of personal data platform strategy cities should take. Should they be platform providers or what kind of platforms should they support. How should they interoperate with others? What are critical features for the personal data platforms from the city perspective. The session will have keynote presentations and panel discussion.
Hervé GROLEAS
Hervé Groleas
Francesca Bria
Francesca Bria
MyData Speaker Placeholder
Ingi Steinar Ingason
Kai Kuikkaniemi

Building Blocks of the Decentralised World

Wilfried Pimenta
Wilfried Pimenta de Miranda
Drummond Reed
Drummond Reed
Antti Kettunen
Antti Kettunen
Markus Sabadello
Markus Sabadello
Day 3
01 Sep 2017

Self Sovereign Identity

This session focuses on first defining and detailing what is actually self-sovereign identity, why it is important and how we can advance the adoption of self-sovereign identities. There are multiple different approaches on how to provide self-sovereign identities. In the session we will hear presentations from leading experts on what it is and how they think it should be taken forwards. Finally we have a discussion on how the different perspectives come together and what should the community do in the future.
Phil Windley
Phillip J Windley
Mike Schwartz
Mike Schwartz
Eugeniu Rusu
Eugeniu Rusu
Drummond Reed
Drummond Reed
Antti Kettunen
Antti Kettunen

Track hosts

Markus Sabadello

Markus Sabadello

CEO Danube Tech

Berit Skjernaa

Senior Security Architect of Security Lab

Charalampos Doukas

Technology researcher
Maker
Open source hardware advocate

Joachim Lohkamp

Founder & CEO Jolocom