Workshop “Migration towards SSI”

The Dutch Blockchain Coalition and TNO organise this workshop on “Migration towards SSI”. The keynote speakers will address and discuss, together with you, how todays (2nd generation) federated digital identity (ID Providers, Certificate Authorities etc.) can migrate towards a real Self-Sovereign Identity (3rd generation).

Questions on: “Where to start?”, “What to expect?”, “What will be the migration path?” and “What will be the impact on today’s identity providers” and possible most important, “What will be the benefits of a Self-Sovereign Identity”. These are some of the questions that need answers.

In this workshop, top experts will present and actively discuss this migration path towards Self-Sovereign Identity with you. You’ll receive insightful views on the relevant steps and conditions to successfully start this migration.


Time: 12.30 – 17.00

  • Introduction
  • Keynotes:
  1. Christopher Allan
    (Blockchain Security & Decentralized Identity Standards Architect & Advisor) and
  2. Drummond Reed
    (chief trust officer, creator of the first DID specification, Sovrin Foundation Trustee) and
  3. Oskar van Deventer (Blockchain specialist TNO)

Workshop discussion: Steps in the migration towards SSIConclusions and closing


Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen is an entrepreneur and technologist who specializes in collaboration, security, and trust. As a pioneer in internet cryptography, he’s initiated cross-industry collaborations and created industry standards that influence the entire internet. Though he’s worked within numerous privacy and security sectors, Christopher’s recent emphasis has been on engines of trust such as blockchain, smart contracts, and smart signatures, in particular decentralized self-sovereign identity.

(Text from his personal LinkedIn Profile)

Drummond Reed

Drummond has spent over two decades working on Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He joined Evernym as Chief Trust Officer after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Drummond has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004, the new semantic data interchange protocol that implements Privacy by Design. Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange, the international not-for-profit clearinghouse for Internet trust frameworks. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA,, and Identity Commons. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was honored as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

(Text prom his profile on

Oskar van Deventer

Dr. Oskar van Deventer is the director of the TNO Blockchain Laboratory and brings a wealth of experience in network technology, standards and interoperability.

(Text from


If you want to attend this event or have question about its programme, please contact Peter Verkoulen of Andrew Mooijman.

Datum evenement: Monday 27 January 2020
Locatie evenement: New Babylon, The Hague (Next to The Hague Central Station)


Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed of the latest news Blockchain