– Lydia Beyoud, Reporter Bloomberg Law (Bio)
– Tiffany Angulo, Legislative Director Rep. David Schweikert (Bio)
– Dan Bachenheimer, Unique Identity Services, Global Lead, Accenture (Bio)
– James Cross, Vice President, Product Strategy, Workday (Bio)
– Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce (Bio)
– Dr. James Shook, Mathematician, Computer Security Division, NIST (Bio)

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2075
RSVP: Via Eventbrite here

Imagine a world where a refugee, fleeing their war-torn and impoverished home with only the clothes on their back, can enter a country and have their identity confirmed using a permanent record on the blockchain. This is happening thanks to Accenture and Microsoft, and the ID2020 tool is being rolled out in partnership with the United Nations.

Now, imagine a world where different types of workers – contractors, salaried, and hourly – can conduct human resource transactions, like apply for a new job, and have their background and credentials verified all digitally and all within a matter of seconds. This is happening with Workday’s new blockchain-enabled platform credentials.

Blockchain technology is maturing rapidly and is opening new possibilities for innovation across spectrums. With the promise of transformative impacts, comes higher expectations on efficiency, privacy, and security. Federal departments are exploring using blockchain to solve vexing data ownership and citizen consent models using the technology, with NIST leading the way with an important whitepaper. Beyond that congressional policy will play a key role in spurring the technology by creating an underlying legal framework that supports its use.

Lunch: Box lunch will be served.