Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Zürich Working Group

Zürich, 22 September 2016
The next Working Group will take place in Room C201 at IBM Research Lab in Zurich on Thursday 22 September.

Amongst the topics covered at the meeting will be the furtherance of the work of the Blockchain Working Group, the launch of a new working group on Personal Data, TDL’ s contribution to the Cybersecurity PPP and the new edition of the Strategic Research Agenda. More information and a full agenda will be sent out to all TDL members shortly.

For your travel arrangements please note that, if you wish to attend, you must send a registration email to Alexandra Gorski ago@zurich.ibm.com with your name, affiliation, and citizenship. You must also notify the TDL Office: office@trustindigitallife.eu

The hotels in walking distance of the Lab are Hotel Belvoir and Gaestehaus Nidelbad. However, there are many other hotel options downtown. For full travel information please see here.

It is hoped that TDL members will meet the evening before (21st) for a social event – details to follow. We look forward to welcoming you to Zurich. If you have any queries beforehand, please feel free to contact the TDL Office.

RECENT EVENTS

TDL Blockchain Conference

Multiple Views on Blockchain: Technology, Use Cases, Economics, and Policies
The Hague, 17 June 2016
Besides the extensive, in depth report, the Blockchain Working Group co-ordinated a one-day conference, in partnership with The Hague Security Delta and the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC), and sponsored by Intel, miiCard and NEC, on 17 June in The Hague. The objective was to bring together researchers, practitioners and regulators engaged in crypto-currency and blockchain activities in order to initiate a multi-disciplinary community of blockchain research and practice. The high profile set of speakers included:

  • Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament
  • Professor Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zürich
  • Jason Albert, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Robert Reinder Nederhoed, CEO, Bitmymoney
  • Professor Michael Huth, Imperial College London

Review the presentations and download the conference report.

Trust in the Digital World 2016

The Hague, 15-16 June 2016
This year’s TDW was held in collaboration with two partners, EEMA and IDnext, and hosted in The Hague by the municipality, Gemeente Den Haag. The Platinum sponsor was Microsoft and the reception sponsor, Grabowsky. The programme was structured to penetrate the challenges and opportunities that are emerging as a result of the application of transformatory technologies in new situations as well as to delve into the threats and preventive strategies including legislation that will serve to protect us from the increasing threat of intrusion. Cloud, blockchain and advances in biometrics were some of the exciting, attention-catching technologies highlighted. Meanwhile as we as citizens become more and more reliant on mobile, smart devices for every type of commercial and social transaction, we are also becoming increasingly aware that the vast volumes of data we generate are being aggregated and analysed. Underlying our desire to advance the use of new technologies and devices is the same basic prerequisite to establish trust, through the improved management of identity and cybersecurity – the core of what TDL and its partners are about. The keynote speakers included:

  • Andrea Servida, European Commission, Rolling out eIDAS: boosting trust and security in the Digital Single Market
  • Ronny Bjones, Microsoft, Solutions to security and identity
  • Sarah Munro, Head of Digital Identity, Barclays UK, The journey so far
  • Jacoba Sieders, Head of IAM for ABN AMRO Bank, Biometrics, ABAC and undentification
  • Dave Birch, Consult Hyperion, IoT Identity for the New World
  • Amin Rafiee, Ambassador of BITNATION, Bitcoin, decentralisation and current developments
  • Dr. Jörg Hladjk, Of Counsel, Jones Day, The EU General Data Protection Regulation – how can companies prepare for compliance?

For all presentations, please go here