Investing in Verified Information (VI)
 and Future Trust Markets
Dates: November 6 & 7, 2019
Location: University of Washington Seattle Campus
Hosted by: University of Washington APL & Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
Attendees: Invitation Only

This workshop will focus on new opportunities for growth and investment in Verified Information (VI).

VI is emerging as an independent value consideration in many systems, including IoT, Smart Cities, AI and Machine Learning, Online Identity Management, Critical Infrastructure, VR/Augmented Reality, and a host of other areas.

Businesses, governments, and individuals enjoy access to more data than ever before in history. Paradoxically, the data deluge has increased risk and decreased trust, contrary to many expectations.

The Internet has provided every business and government with access to massive amounts of data, but how can your organization’s strategies and interactions benefit from the useful and valuable information “signals” of Verified Information (VI), and not be distracted or misled by the noise of “big data.”

This workshop will explore:
  • The rapidly emerging products and services featuring enhanced levels of VI that are designed to address the information version of the “signal/noise” problem;
  • The investment and development pathways to support how VI products, services and markets can grow from existing networked data systems;
  • How the former focus on “data”-based security has left a gaping security hole in every organization, and how commercial and governmental systems that deliver measurable VI reflect the next stage in the evolution of reliable online interaction architectures;
  • Ways to connect parties that depend on VI in their operations with parties that provide products and services that deliver and apply enhanced VI experiences.
Wednesday, November 6 will focus on framing the unique value propositions of VI by:
  • Exploring the value, unmet VI needs, and expectations of current data products and services;
  • Exploring examples of new and future approaches to convert raw data into valuable VI that can be trusted and relied upon in future market and sectoral interactions based on trust.
  • After describing the need for VI, and approaches to VI development, attendees will consider the benefits of these new products and services that can attract new investment.
Thursday, November 7 will focus on the landscape of existing products and services that feature VI and continue to discuss areas for future growth and investment.
  • Equipped with the group discussion of the needs, approach, and value of VI, we will continue the discussion of opportunities and challenges of VI competition and investing in future trust markets.Potential markets for enhanced VI products and services include regulated sectors (such as banking/finance, healthcare, telcom, GDPR) and also interactions and markets that depend on trustworthy information such as IoT, Smart Cities, AI/ML, identity authentication and authorization, account creation and maintenance, agency relationships, corporate and public voting, emergency and disaster communications, etc.
Why Attend:
  • Understand the processes and pitfalls of technology products and services that depend on VI, and why efficient, secure, and repeatable verification is foundational to de-risking transactions and is challenging in online and highly intermediated digital service domains.
  • Explore the latest ideas and systems that can help reduce risks and costs from information related attacks and errors and; discuss use cases drawn from various sectors (retail, healthcare, financial, etc.), where volume and structure of VI systems are matured.

If you are on the invitation list, you will receive an invitation with a link to registration. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Verified Information Workshop. Please contact Chris Ferreira chris@diacc.ca to learn about how your organization can gain visibility at the 2019 workshop. 

We hope that you will join us,

Joni Brennan, President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and Scott David, Director of Information Risk Research Initiative, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory