Can Blockchain Enable Identity Management?

Blockchain continues to gain traction in the market place as a compelling solution for making identity and access management (IAM) more cost effective by harnessing the power of distributed members in order to “crowdsource” identity services. This session will review an attempt to prove this hypothesis through a proof-of-concept (POC) built for a not-for-profit healthcare consortium.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn what blockchain is and how it can help solve problems within IAM.
2: Understand the intended end-state and key players in the blockchain identity ecosystem.
3: Learn about the key elements and lessons learned from this POC.

Speakers: Kurt Lieber, Prakash Sundaresan

Kurt Lieber is responsible for program office, identity and access management, IT hygiene, eDiscovery, adaptive enablement and third-party risk governance within Aetna’s Global Security team. Lieber has over 25 years of experience in information technology and information security across multiple industries including healthcare, retail and financial services. Lieber was formerly with Kaiser Permanente where he had responsibility for IAM as well as HIPAA remediation. Prior to Kaiser Permanente, Lieber worked for Target Corporation, where he was accountable for the company’s IT security program and led the technology team responsible for their payment card industry (PCI) program. Prior to Target, he had roles with Goldman Sachs and Accenture.

Prakash is a technology industry leader, innovator and investor. With over 20 years of industry experience building world-class products, Prakash is a recognized expert in the areas of Big Data, Cloud Computing and IOT. Previously, Prakash was the CTO of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D.

Detailed Presentation:

(Source: RSA Conference USA 2018)
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