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Our Goal

Sharing information about ecosystem projects and related topics during conception, development and operation is one of the core objectives of the Ecosystem Foundry Working Group. In this way we hope through community participation to make project outcomes better and to expand our thinking about what a successful ToIP ecosystem is. We have been fortunate to have hosted many thought-provoking presentations at the EFWG since its inception. We will continue the series into 2022 and hope to see everyone there!

Share Your Community

If you or someone you know would be interested in getting on the 2022 Presentation Series Calendar please reach out to:

We are primarily looking for organizations and individuals that fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Contemplating, building or operating a ToIP aligned ecosystem
  • Dealing with business challenges that involve identity, credentials, trust or privacy (may or may not already be looking into ToIP topics)
  • Have interesting insights related to encouraging the proliferation of ToIP aligned ecosystems

2022 Presentation Calendar

DateOrganizationPresenterDescriptionRecording 
July 21, 2022DigiCatapult.org.ukKeerthi Thomas
"Drone Pilot Credentialing for Air Safety" Keerthi will discuss the approach and the implementation challenges of this project using verifiable credentials

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July 7, 2022IDProHeather VescentSupporting identity practices and professionals through education, certification, community. Zoom Link
May 12, 2022ToIPStephen Curran
"A model of ecosystem governance under development" Stephen Curren will present latest developments in creating an ecosystem governance which ToIP members can discuss and use to guide development of their own Ecosystem Governance Framework. This framework will describe the governance requirements ofToIP compatible ecosystems.Zoom Link
April 28, 2022CheqdTobias Halloran, Head of Partnerships and Business DevelopmentHow cheqd’s partnership network supports application developers to gain customers in trusted ecosystems. cheqd is building a secure network that enables individuals and organizations to fully control their personal data and allows self-sovereign identity (SSI) companies to build and deliver secure solutions. Through the cheqd network, anyone can verify identities quickly and securely.”

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April 14, 2022eID EasyMargus Pala, CEO

Verifiable Credentials: Thriving in Estonia? Margus Pala, CEO of Estonian start-up eID Easy, will speak about world-leading digital society “e-Estonia’s” adoption of high quality electronic signatures for various business and government services. Margus will also highlight e-Estonia’s X-Road information system which allows the nation’s various public and private sector e-service information systems to link up and function in harmony.

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March 17, 2022TrinsicRiley Hughes - CEO

Perspectives on business problems being addressed by ToIP-aligned solutions

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Feb 3, 2022Accenture

Jessica Townsend - Corporate identity Capability Lead,

Dan Brown - Senior Manager, Blockchain & Multi-Party Systems

Colin Strasburg - Blockchain & Multi-Party Systems Innovation Strategy Manager

Exploring The Talent Marketplace. Human Resource functions are having to respond to rapid shifts in talent, both internally and externally. Internally, companies are now operating as a network of teams to better utilize existing skills, provide more agility to the business, and reduce the high cost of recruiting people. Externally, individuals with niche and specialized skills that businesses need are electing to test the contract work waters and let demand in the market provide them top dollar while also enjoying the benefits of governing their own work commitments. These shifts are raising the need for sophisticated talent marketplaces that help find, assess, and verify skills of individuals and integrate that information into core HCM systems to enable HR and people leaders to align and support workers, improve internal processes and enhance customer experience.

Jessica Townsend, Dan Brown and Colin Strasburg from Accenture will join us on February 3rd to share the relevance of dynamic work credentials and certifications and how use of verifiable credentials will improve the way internal and external talent is managed and how standing up these trusted networks enable the future of work.

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Jan 20, 2022University of WaterlooAutumn Watkinson is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Waterloo Wetland Lab at the University of Waterloo, where she currently works on restoration of Great Lake coastal marshes. She holds a PhD in Land Reclamation from the University of Alberta where she worked on habitat restoration for endangered prairie species. Autumn's research interests lie at the intersection of restoration and conservation: restoring ecological goods and services to anthropogenically disturbed systems to create functional habitat and promote ecosystem function and health.Working Spaces Are Ecosystems Too! An ecosystem is a community of living organisms interacting with each other and their physical environment. When you hear that definition, you might picture a pristine nature landscape, but that definition can also apply to how businesses, individuals, or organizations interact with one another. Let’s talk about natural ecosystems and how we can adapt nature’s lessons to our industry ecosystems.Zoom Link


Previous Presentations

DateOrganizationPresenterDescription
Oct 7, 2021YOMANicky HickmanLessons learned
Oct 7, 2021PCDSThibaut WauteletProduct Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) initiative
Sept 23, 2021ULArjan GelukMobile Drivers License ISO/IEC 18013-5
July 15, 2021

DIZME

Daniel CitterioDecentralized identity network
July 15, 2021NASavita FarooquiIEEE P2145 blockchain governance
May 20, 2021Indicio UtilityHeather CahlEnterprise grade identity solutions
May 20, 2021CardeaTrevor ButterworthEnd to end credential ecosystem
May 5, 2021YOMANicky HickmanEcosystem design
May 5, 2021NACarly HuitemaResearch Identifier ecosystsem
April 8, 2021University of Jyväskylä, FinlandTaija KolehmainenEcosystem modeling language Part 2
April 8, 2021esatus AGAndre KudraID Union introduction
March 25, 2021University of Jyväskylä, FinlandGabriella LaatikainenEcosystem modeling language Part 1
March 25, 2021LissiAdrian DoerkGrowth factors of SSI solutions in Europe
Feb, 25, 2021Liquid AvatarRJ ReiserIntroduction of LA VC ecosystem
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