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2023 May 2 – Digital Identity from Vienna #36: Thinking Locally and Globally for Digital Wallets and Identification

Register for the free May 2nd event on Meetup. Wider Team’s Michael Shea will moderate the thirty-sixth panel discussion. The blurb: Hello folks, I am happy to announce the first panel discussion in our series on Digital Wallets – Thinking Locally and Globally for Digital Wallets and Identification. Digital wallets and identification are a critical element…

Qualities Of Value

Michael Shea describes four ‘qualities of value’ of newer identity technologies: provenance, persistence, flexibility, and portability.

SSI standards can counter electronics counterfeiting

Wider Team’s Damian Glover and Lubna Dajani will join our friend Michael Ford of Aegis Software at the SMTA Europe Counterfeit Electronics and Materials Symposium in Coventry 14-15 March 2023. This Wednesday before lunch will tell how Self-Sovereign Identity’s Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials (SSI’s DIDs and VCs) can let electronics manufacturers overcome their standards…

Gall’s Law

“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.” — wikipedia. WiderPoV: Gall’s Law is guidance for starting something new.…

Wider Team had a verifiable 2022

Our small band of strategy consultants gave back to our professional communities in 2022. Here’s the recap of our digital identity, ethics, manufacturing, and supply chain talks, papers, standards work, and workshops.

Juicy Telemetry

For good and bad reasons, the makers of wind turbines and cars and ship engines and weather sensors choose to hide data.

Why do you care about identity?

I have always given a damn about digital identity. Hi. I’m Phil Wolff. And this is a personal note to start my 2022. I love that digital identity tries to answer deep philosophical questions. What does it mean to be human? How do we trust ourselves and each other? What is the reality we agree…


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