Talk 1: Decentralisation of Live Streaming

Speaker: Chris Hobcroft

Abstract: We live in a world where online interaction is becoming ubiquitous. Posting, commenting, sharing, liking, replying, and the most recent evolution of this into… live-streaming! Chris will talk about current projects he is working on in this space, including http://www.berlinlivetv.com and http://livepeer.org.

Bio: Born in the UK and raised in Indonesia, Chris has travelled extensively, visiting 54 countries so far. He read Math’s and Computer Science at Cambridge University, and then spent 10 years in technology consulting and startups in London, before spending 3 years travelling (mostly in India), and then moving to Berlin to connect technology with creativity.


Talk 2:  Revolutionizing Identity

Speaker: Joachim Lohkamp

Abstract:  Joachim will talk about Self-Sovereign Digital Identity. While most of the audience will know that we need some form of identity to interact with a blockchain (digital keys) it will be also explained how your identity is the key to control your data and reputation. The current architecture of Identity and Access Management (IAM) is platform centric and is mainly driven by business models of large platforms. The concept of verifiable claims through the blockchain now allows to create an identity that you own and no one can take from you. It is user centric and user friendly – but most importantly it is the right way to do identity.

Bio: Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is dedicated to knowledge, governance and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom  a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare  an advisor of BlockchainHUB  and board member of Bundesblock. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.


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