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Heather C. Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of Indico. Through her vision and leadership, Indicio has become a global leader in decentralized identity, launching a blockchain-based distributed network on five continents, creating the first implementation of a complete ecosystem for sharing privacy-preserving digital health credentials, which was donated to Linux Foundation Public Health for use by public health agencies across the world, and developing a series of innovations in software to manage identity and data sharing.
Dahl is a pioneer in data privacy and security. During her tenure at Neustar, she led the research team that developed the idea of decentralization as a solution to online security. As CEO of Sovrin, she led the foundation through its most significant period of growth, which at its height saw over 80 companies and organizations support the Sovrin Foundation.
Previously, Dahl was a newsroom leader in broadcasting and public radio, and was elected by her peers to Chair the Congressional Correspondents Association. She also Chaired the Board of the National Press Foundation, where she led that organization’s digital transformation.
Dahl began her career in the U.S. Senate in the Office of Sen. Gordon Smith. She received her BA from Willamette University in 1995, her MSC from Columbia University in 1998, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University in 2008.
Follow her on Twitter: @heathercdahl
Chief Technical Officer
Ken Ebert is the CTO for Indicio where he leads a team of over twenty expertly trained and experienced architects, developers, and senior leaders actively leading the decentralized identity community. Under his supervision, Indicio has contributed crucial technologies needed to make mobile digital identity wallets function, launched three networks, and led the creation of Cardea, a complete ecosystem for the transmission of digital health credentials, as a project to Linux Foundation Public Health.
These contributions lead Indicio to becoming the market leader in developing Trusted Data Ecosystems (TDEs), providing companies with the complete suite of software and network infrastructure needed to authenticate and exchange high-value information and develop trusted, secure relationships.
Ken is deeply knowledgeable in open standards, such as the Verifiable Credentials and decentralized identifier (DID) specifications coming out the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and promotion of the adoption of and compliance with standards.
Ken formerly held positions as Software Architect and Open Standards Engineer to the Sovrin Foundation, providing improved functionality and interoperability, such as rich schema support for the ecosystem, while also assisting community efforts to build and deploy the software. Ken also held roles as Chief Technology Officer, Perfect Search/IMAT Solutions, Senior Manager Software Development/Senior Software Architect at Symantec, Founder/Director of Engineering for Senforce, Consulting Engineer at 3COM, Senior Software Engineer for Vinca/Legato, Senior Software Engineer at Novell, Consulting Engineer for IBM/Ford Computing Center, and Member of Technical Staff for ITT Advance Technology Center.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Follow his company on Twitter: @IndicioID
VP & Principal Analyst
Steve Wilson is VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, focusing on digital identity and privacy. His coverage areas span the business research themes of Digital Safety and Privacy, Data to Decisions, and Consumerization of IT. His advisory services to CIOs, CISOs, CPOs and IT architects include Security Practice Benchmarking, Privacy Engineering and Privacy Impact Assessment.
Wilson has worked in ICT innovation, research, development and analysis for over 25 years. With double degrees in physics and electrical engineering, the early part of his career saw high achievement in medical software engineering and product development, in Australia and the US. He moved into cyber security in 1995, and specialized in identity management, working in R&D management and Principal Consultant roles with Security Domain (later Baltimore Technologies), KPMG, PwC and SecureNet. He founded Lockstep Consulting in 2004, where he has forged an illustrious track record in identity and privacy research and advice. Wilson is responsible for numerous breakthroughs in difficult areas of identity infrastructure and governance, including national and industry level authentication frameworks, PKI systems, smartcards, digital credentials, fraud control, and privacy engineering. He has provided advice on national ID frameworks to the governments of Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia and Kazakhstan.
Follow him on Twitter: @Steve_Lockstep
Larry Dignan is Celonis Media’s Editor-in-Chief. He is the former Editor in Chief of ZDNet and has covered the technology industry and transformation trends for more than two decades, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, [email protected] Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine.
Follow him on Twitter: @ldignan