Remarks from John Jordan

  • The charter for the Human Experience Working Group was posted for review on the wiki and has now been approved by the Steering Committee.
  • This important success provides our Foundation with a way of understanding how to design the experience of establishing digital trust for people using devices and interfaces of many kinds.
  • It also gives us an opportunity to bring new voices into our community who may not currently have the means to participate in ToIP.

Human Experience Working Group (HXWG)

  • Kimberly Linson presented the principles and approach developed by a small team of ToIP members who set up the Human Experience Working Group.
  • The intent is for the HXWG team to meet with, and act as a resource for, all other Working Groups.
  • In addition to making people-centred design the “glue” between governance and technology stacks in the ToIP model, the HXWG aims to bring excluded people and communities into the process of creating applications.
  • They are asking for project ideas by December 4 (by completing the Project Request Form) so that work can begin in January 2021.

Healthcare Ecosystem - Lumedic announcement

  • Chris Ingrao introduced The Exchange which is a credential ecosystem that was conceived to supports test and vaccination records related to COVID-19.
  • It has since been expanded to support multiple use cases and a community of patients, providers, advocates and payers to share credentials in healthcare.
  • This example of a Layer 4 ecosystem (based on the ToIP model) aims to help resolve billions of dollars in inefficiency and administrative waste in health services.

CCI Governance Framework

  • Guest presenter Chris Raczkowski (Sovrin Foundation) introduced recent progress on a Governance Framework developed by the COVID Credentials Initiative (CCI) taskforce.
  • The CCI Governance Framework offers an example of the value of ToIP.
  • It has been an open source and community effort to define elements in Layer 3 of the ToIP stack focusing on testing and vaccination results as well as professional accreditation for healthcare professionals in the COVID-19 context.
  • The CCI Governance Framework takes a principles-based approach to avoid conflict with different regulations across jurisdictions. It has reached a stage of development where it can be proposed for adoption and use.

Open Earth Foundation - technical demonstration

  • Martin Wainstein (Open Earth) presented the work of their Foundation, which builds off the Yale University Open Innovation Lab to focus on climate accounting and finance for solar energy, and the role of digital infrastructure in this sector.
  • In the field of climate accounting there is an especially strong need for interoperability and trust in data and systems to allow measurements of emissions in energy systems to be aggregated to the global level.
  • Technical demonstration - Nov 20 (12pm EST) - data schemas that can be used to attest to emissions outcomes in climate accounting.
  • All members encouraged to consider joining this demonstration.

Call-Out for participation 

  • New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) - Carly Huitema discussed the recent call for white papers launched by the Canadian non-profit organization to better understand the future requirements for research infrastructure.
  • All members encouraged to participate in a meeting (Nov 20) to discuss a possible response from ToIP to this call out.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) - David Luchuk discussed his recent and upcoming meeting with Michael Shea (Sovrin Foundation) about how ToIP can integrate IoT into its model and activities. 
  • All members encouraged to participate in a meeting (Nov 19) to pursue this topic.

Communications - Update

  • David Luchuk discussed on-going effort by members of the Communications Committee to introduce principles, key messages and a common approach to public announcements in a Foundation-wide Communications Strategy.
  • He also introduced the concept of having an “editorial calendar” to produce a regular cycle of re-usable media content.

Operations - update

  • David Luchuk provide an overview of on-going work by Working Group representatives on the Operations Team to complete an update of the wiki and provide support to members (guidance, requirements and tools) for developing ToIP deliverables.
  • Drummond Reed discussed steps in a high-level process that will provide flexibility for members to use a variety of different tools but also a common format for final content submitted for approval/adoption, spanning al of the steps between authoring and publishing. 
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